Oct. 18, 2022

'HAND' Full of NHL Headlines with A Bucket of Fries & Wine

Ray is fresh off of his ‘close-up’ after Bruce Arthur’s piece on Ray was featured in this week’s Toronto Star*. The insightful piece peeled back the curtain on Ray’s career, and his decision behind leaving TSN. Ray gets real on his mental health, choosing family, and embracing change. Plus, the guys discuss their World Hockey Championship's culinary post-game ritual: a bucket of fries, and wine. 

Headlines kicks off with a ‘hand pass’ controversy in the Toronto Maple Leafs/Arizona Coyotes game, and the Coyotes’ long run of success… in Toronto. Ray and Dregs talk Sheldon Keefe calling out his star players just three games in, Bruce Boudreau and the Canucks slipping on points they (likely) can’t afford to lose, and an abysmal 20 goals against over 3 losses to start the year for the Minnesota Wild. AND, NHL bright spots so far, a rejuvenated Evgeni Malkin, and a brash, young Montreal Canadiens team. 

‘Cha-ching’ was all Kris Abbott heard as he cashed in on the Arizona Coyotes being underdogs vs. the Leafs. Ray gloated as his undefeated NFL-picks record remains intact. Meanwhile, Dregs and Kris are left to wonder how Ray is pulling this off!?

Ask R+D sees a suggestion on a new podcast segment, a listener asks why Mackenzie Weegar wasn’t as highly regarded until now, another asks about the Huberdeau/Tkachuk trade assessment so far, and Ray is asked about his mindfulness practice.

*Check out Bruce Arthur’s piece on Ray Ferraro in the Toronto Star: https://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/opinion/2022/10/17/why-ray-ferraro-stepped-away-from-tsn-and-his-hockey-obsession.html

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