Episode description

  • The boys discuss the Vancouver Canucks COVID outbreak this week and a few of their own thoughts on vaccines.
  • The Texas Rangers home opener is allowed a full house for their home opener.
  • Connor McDavid gets the maximum NHL fine for an elbowing penalty against Montreal. Wait, the maximum is only $5000??!!
  • What’s it like for players to live through the NHL trade deadline, whether they’re on the block or not?
  • Jim asks Russ to share some memories about his NHL draft day, going 7th overall to the Leafs in 1983.
  • The early, crusty days of Darryl Sutter’s return to Calgary
  • The fun of playing NHL hockey in Los Angeles
  • The boys both have great personal anecdotes about hanging with actor Tony Danza from “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss?” fame.
  • The legend of Ray Ferraro and “Booze Can,” the hilarious fictional character he played when he and Russ were teammates and roommates.
  • Jim grills Russ on who the top 25 NHL players of all time are:
    Possible list…
    1. Gordie Howe
    2. Wayne Gretzky
    3. Bobby Orr
    4. Mario Lemieux
    5. Maurice “Rocket” Richard
    6. Bobby Hull
    7. Jean Beliveau
    8. Mark Messier
    9. Guy Lafleur
    10. Doug Harvey
    11. Martin Brodeur
    12. Patrick Roy
    13. Nicklas Lidstrom
    14. Sidney Crosby
    15. Terry Sawchuk
    16. Ray Bourque
    17. Steve Yzerman
    18. Mike Bossy
    19. Eddie Shore
    20. Stan Mikita
    21. Alex Ovechkin
    22. Jaromir Jagr
    23. Howie Morenz
    24. Denis Potvin
    25. Phil Esposito

Episode release

April 7, 2021

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