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.

There is no goalie this week, as Gager’s away but Shawn Belle’s back to fill the net.

They chat about the injury to Evgeny Malkin and how it’ll effect the Pittsburgh Penguins and the rest of their season. They also touch on Sidney Crosby dropping the gloves with Pierre-Luc Dubois, and whether fighting is something that a superstar should be doing in today’s game.

Belle and Kass share their thoughts as players on the Columbus Blue Jackets’ home-opening video that seemed to take shots at some of their players who left during the offseason.

They get into some of the hot starts around the NHL by Connor McDavid, Mika Zibanejad, Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, and Auston Matthews, who’s been the most impressive, and what if can mean for the their teams this season.

Kass and Belle share some stories from one of their former coaches, and some of the ridiculous things that they experienced.

They discuss the Popeyes Poll Question: Who is the Second Best Player in the NHL?

  • Sidney Crosby
  • Nathan MacKinnon
  • Nikita Kucherov
  • Auston Matthews
  • other

Dusty asks whether they will Keep it or Clip It on:

  • Johnny Gaudreau is the most important player on the Calgary Flames.
  • James Neal will score 25 goals for the Edmonton Oilers this season.
  • Auston Matthews will score 50 goals this season
  • Winnipeg Jets will trade for a defensemen before November 1st.
  • Jacob Markstrom is a top-15 goaltender in the NHL.
  • Grilled Cheese sandwiches are better with ketchup.
  • Clapping at the end of a movie is weird.

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