Russ remembers some of his old coaches: the best, the worst, the one with the best motivational speech he ever heard and the one Russ believes put more players into the NHL than any other amateur coach. Jimmy tells a hilarious story about getting burned by former Hockey Night in Canada host Brian McFarlane. The boys talk about Russ’ son Lawton who got his first professional goal on the weekend. Russ recalls his first goal and whether he keeps any NHL mementos.
They get into the recent memorabilia theft at Walter Gretzky’s home. Was Islander goalie Billy Smith as crazy as they say? What two games in his career made Russ most nervous beforehand? What was the key to Russ’ high end skating speed? The boys also discuss Christmas during this weird time.