Feb. 23, 2023

T’ing Up The Great One w/ Former NHL Ref & ESPN Analyst Dave Jackson

ESPN’s Rules Analyst, Dave Jackson, has the credentials to back up his title, he’s officiated over 1500 NHL games! The former referee shared stories from stepping the ice with legends of the game; hearing it from the crowd for giving Wayne Gretzky an unsportsmanlike penalty, policing an all-out brawl, and debating rules with Ray Ferraro. Plus, the monumental change that instant video review brought to the game, and dealing with the ‘soul crushing’ reality of social media.

In Headlines, the guys discuss a couple of minor-looking deals that might set the stage for something major. Ottawa Senators/Vegas Golden Knights’ cap maneuvers ahead of NEXT WEEK’S NHL trade deadline, prolonged sitting of key players for ‘trade-related’ reasons, and is Patrick Kane’s hot-streak enough to silence questions on his health? 

After Ryan O’Reilly tallied a hat-trick (scoring a quarter of the goals he’d scored all season in one night), the guys talk chemistry with new Maple Leafs teammates, and credit due to Mitch Marner for once again proving he is an elite playmaker.

Betano’s Kris Abbott was away today, likely spending his winnings from the one time he bet on the Leafs and won. The guys take a look at the (rightfully) low odds at anyone not named McDavid winning the Hart Trophy, and the race for the Calder trophy with Matty Beniers leading the rookie category thus far.

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