Welcome to “2 Guys and a Goalie,” starring Dustin Nielson, Joaquin Gage, and Matt Kassian and presented by Odds Shark, Popeye’s Louisiana Chicken, and Sports Clips Haircuts. The show focuses on stories, notes, transactions, and everything else happening all around the NHL and the world of hockey.

For episode four, the boys discuss Evan Bouchard being sent down to the Bakersfield Condors and the patience that Ken Holland seems to be showing with the prospects; Gager shares some of his best Bill Ranford stories, and shares a notorious Oilers record that he owns.

But first, they opened up with discussing the Auston Matthews incident and whether the criticism is fair if it will effect his bid for the team captaincy.

Which leads them to the Popeyes Poll Question: Who should be the Toronto Maple Leafs captain, John Tavares, Morgan Rielly, or Auston Matthews?

They discuss Matthew Tkachuk’s new bridge deal, and what it means for the Calgary Flames

Kris Abbot from Odds Shark calls in and they go over some playoff and Stanley Cup odds, but not before Gagner grills Kris with some Joaquin Gage Trivia. They discuss the Oilers chances of making the playoffs, and they look at the odds for the Winnipeg Jets to win the Cup, and how the uncertainty with some of their players might be effecting those odds.

Dusty and Gager do their Top Ten Lists (“Top 10 Players You’d Pay to Watch,” and “Top 10 Cable Guy Requirements for Customers), while Kass mails it in with his Top 5, which is a topic so unique that you’ll have to see for yourself…

Then the boys to the first edition of a new segment, “Keep it or Clip it?” presented by Sports Clips. Dusty poses a question about each Canadian team and Gager and Kass either agree (Keep it) or disagree (Clip it):

  • Elias Petterson finishes as a Top 10 scorer
  • Patrik Laine will no longer be on the Winnipeg Jets this time next week
  • You’d have Mitch Marner over Auston Matthews
  • Goaltending be the reason the Edmonton Oilers miss the playoffs
  • Thomas Chabot will lead the Ottawa Senators in scoring
  • Mark Giordano will be a Norris Trophy finalist
  • Carey Price will win the Vezina Trophy

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