Ahead of the NHL on ESPN’s heavyweight battle between the Rangers and Avs at MSG, Ray joins the pod from the Big Apple. Meanwhile, a ‘headshot’ on the 18th hole has Dregs and his buddies closing out golf season with plenty of group chat fodder. The guys definitely don’t ‘shank’ this one as Episode 9 takes on all the latest hockey stories you need to hear about!
Headlines kicks off with Phil ‘The Thrill’ Kessel as he ties the NHL ironman streak, playing a ridiculous 989 consecutive games! The guys debate whether Kessel should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame when he retires, and Ray discusses why he doesn’t think Stanley Cup rings are always a good measure. Kessel’s disallowed goal vs. the Leafs has Ray ‘challenging’ the NHL rule book, but it’s bittersweet as it keeps Phil 9 goals back of Ray’s NHL total!
Re-build or re-tool? An abysmal start for the Vancouver Canucks has the fans throwing jerseys, and the guys throw around the possible scenarios for the club. Plus, an imminent departure from Chicago for Patrick Kane, and the Blackhawks' ‘tanking’ strategy.
Kris Abbott is still sees ‘action’ on the Canucks, but he’s now banking on them putting up W's! Ray has a suggestion for betting on player streaks and Kris details how he can make it a reality using single-game player bets. As his NFL picks hot-streak continues, Mr. 4-0 Ferraro is feeling confident he’ll be undefeated for at least another week.
Ask R+D sees questions on losing streaks and what it feels like being on a struggling team, which current NHL player Ray would compare himself to, and how salary cap changes might effect GM decisions going forward. Plus, a question on the Buffalo Sabres young talent has the guys discussing Rasmus Dahlin’s confidence this season.
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