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.
Gager is still soaking up the sun in Mexico, but Tom Gazzola is in to fill the crease!
They discuss the Dustin Byfuglien situation, what his surgery means for the Winipeg Jets, and if they need to more on and look at alternatives on the blueline.
But start things off talking about Leon Draisaitl’s amazing October performance and what it means for the Edmonton Oilers.
Which takes them right into the Popeyes Poll Question: Where would you have Draisaitl ranked in the NHL?
- Top 3
- Top 5
- Top 10
- Top 20
They discuss Alex Ovechkin’s comments regarding the Toronto Maple Leafs “only playing for themselves” and then scoring the OT winner against them. This leads them to talk about toughness around the modern NHL and what role it still plays.
Kris Abbott from Odds Shark calls in to give some of his best NHL bets, including Draisaitl’s odds for winning the Hart Trophy, betting on teams in the Pacific Division, and the best strategy for riding a team for profit.
They then talk about Taylor Hall’s reaction to being booed by the New Jersey Devils fans, and whether he’ll stay there after this season.
Kass tells some stories from his Junior days, and they compare the Sonny Milano and Andrei Svechnikov goals.
They play a Halloween inspired edition of Keep It or Clip It:
- The Jets should just move on from Byfuglien.
- Carey Price is a top-3 goaltender in the NHL.
- Elias Petterson will hit 100 points this season.
- Draisaitl would be a 90-point player even without playing with Connor McDavid.
- Ovechkin’s comments will be the turning point for the Maple Leafs.
- Scary movies are great.
- Putting Halloween decorations on October 1st is too early.
- Full chocolate bars as Halloween candy is overkill.
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