Chychrun Trade Watch, Flames/Avalanche on Playoff Bubble, Vegas Injury Bug
Episode 40 kicks off on the heels of Super Bowl weekend. Ray is back ‘in the swing’ of things after golfing with Darren Pang ahead of an NHL on ESPN game in St.Louis. Dregs wrapped up a cottage weekend in Muskoka just in time for recording.
In Headlines, the guys talk the NHL trade market and the anticipation of Jakob Chychrun news now that the Arizona Coyotes have opted not to play the defenceman until a trade is made. Dregs talks LA, and Boston, and the possibility of Lou lurking for another big Islanders splash. Ray asks whether the Coyotes and GM Bill Armstrong would be willing to change their price for Chychrun.
After a wild summer for the Calgary Flames, the team has underperformed and are in danger of missing the playoffs. Ray speaks on the drop-off from last season, the holes that Tkachuk and Gaudreau left, and Huberdeau’s lacklustre season thus far. Speaking of playoffs in the West, The defending Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche are on the outside looking in, but Ray thinks there isn’t cause for concern in the Mile High City. Plus, another injury-riddled season or the Vegas Golden Knights, and whether Thomas Greiss could be a fit to help their goaltending woes.
Betano’s Kris Abbott joins the show after a redeeming Super Bowl weekend, going 5-3 on the pod’s prop bets! Kris spoke on the favourable money line odds for Mahomes and the Chiefs at halftime, and why sports books might not have liked the outcome of Sunday’s contest. With the NFL season concluded, the sports worth your ‘wager’ are examined.
Every week the guys reach into the mailbag and answer your questions! This week, Ray & Dregs answer questions on the best fit for Norris Trophy candidate Erik Karlsson, Sean Monahan’s possible trade value, and the re-build/re-tool dilemma. Plus, the guys talk LOUD buildings, and which crowds stand-out as the noisiest in the NHL.
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