Dave Nonis spent 24 years in NHL front offices, including serving as GM of the Vancouver Canucks, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Nonis kicks off regular appearances on the Ray and Dregs Hockey podcast as our feature guest this week!
Nonis and the guys discussed the BLAZING hot New Jersey Devils, and their streak putting them squarely in playoff position. Reflecting on his time in Vancouver, Dave talked knowing when a coach had “lost the room”, and when to make a change vs. staying patient with your team. He discussed working with Brian Burke, and the late Pat Quinn, and the development of a trade over time. Plus, current cap-strapped NHL teams and how hard it is to make moves being up against the cap.
Headlines covers the keys to the Devils’ ridiculous 13-game ‘heater’, and Dregs talks GM Tom Fitzgerald’s willingness to add a piece. A 7-game St. Louis Blues winning streak helping them hit the reset button, the Ottawa Senators on the opposite side of things, and Malkin/Bergeron’s outstanding achievements are also discussed. Plus, Jason Robertson and Mitch Marner’s point-streaks, with Robertson getting some due recognition as a superstar in a non-traditional hockey market.
Kris Abbott joins the show and takes some heat as his NFL picks record dips below .500. A MASSIVE World Cup upset, and the sports books relishing the historic upset after having to dish out payouts in Group Stage action. Kris talks hedging bets and the effectiveness is compared to “placing bets on every colour of the roulette wheel.”
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