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 Alex Ovechkin’s comments about the Toronto Maple Leafs “only playing for themselves,” before scoring twice against them (including the OT winner), and whether it will have a galvanizing effect on the team.
But first, they get things started talking about Leon Draisaitl’s amazing October performance and what it means for the rest of the Edmonton Oilers.
This 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
This brings them to a discussion about toughness around the modern NHL and what role it still plays.
They look at the Dustin Byfuglien situation and what his ankle surgery means for the Winnipeg Jets.
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 discuss Taylor Hall’s comments on being booed by the New Jersey Devils fans, and what that means for this future with the team.
Kass tells some stories from his Junior days, and they compare the Sonny Milano and Andrei Svechnikov goals.
They finish off with another edition of Keep It or Clip It:
- Ovechkin’s comments will be the turning point for the Maple Leafs.
- Carey Price is a top-3 goaltender in the NHL.
- Draisaitl would be a 90-point player even without playing with Connor McDavid.
- Scary movies are great.
- Elias Petterson will hit 100 points this season.
- Full chocolate bars as Halloween candy is overkill.
- Putting Halloween decorations on October 1st is too early.
- The Jets should just move on from Byfuglien.
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