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.

The boys chat about the fast starts by @Dylan Larkin and @Anthony Mantha and what can be expected for their seasons with @Detroit Red Wings this year.

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 talk about the individual hot starts around the league by @Mika Zibanejad, @Auston Matthews, and @Connor McDavid and who’s been the most impressive, and what hot starts can mean for the individual player and their teams.

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
  • @Nikita Kucherov
  • @Auston Matthews
  • @Nathan MacKinnon
  • other

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

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

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