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Just just scroll up and then I'll show, like, how many people are on right now? We have.
Ah, Right now we have 11, including the three of us.
So, technically, eight people are watching right now, but alright, we're just gonna get started in a second.
Um, all right. Cool.
Are you guys ready? All right, Victor already.
All right, cool.
So welcome, everyone who's on two Tri State trap story.
Episode number one, uh, if you want, let's introduce ourselves.
So my name is CJ, And then, Yeah, Jake, go been Victor.
Ben just joined, and he says, Let's go, Islanders.
I have nothing wrong with calendars.
Eso We've got a decent amount of things to talk about today.
Uh, Victor, you want to start off with the, uh who wants to start off with the, um, hold on with your I'll tell you.
You wanna you wanna start off real quick? I got you.
So basically from my hockey fans out there as you big hockey guys, um it looks like that NHL season is gonna be starting.
Uh, the soft data, the hard date kind of January 1st somewhere in January.
Definitely gonna try to get back on.
Um, they're predicting a 16 game season, 40 to 60 somewhere between that line, which is short of the, you know, the 80 81 game a season that they normally have.
Definitely gonna be interesting to see what they're gonna do with that.
A lot of people are saying that that date of January 1st is gonna get pushed back, and it looks like it will get pushed back.
What's your thoughts on that, guys? Well, I mean, I just miss hockey.
I want to see it like now, But obviously, we can't cause the season just ended.
It feels like last week, but it was, I mean, one of the season that, like, September October, is like mid September.
I'd say I mean, it feels like it just it feels like it just ended.
Honestly, I don't even know what wanted his boys, so neither do I.
I mean, all I know is it z All I know is it's black Friday.
Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving.
But January 1st.
I mean, that would be pretty cool to start on New Year's, though.
I mean, I think that would be pretty awesome.
What do you think you're going? That would be awesome.
Yeah, because it's like under those Islanders, Rangers, Rangers, Devils.
They can definitely get that going first.
Yeah, I agree with that.
I mean, because you can.
It's like it's like the Winter Classic is always on January 1st, and everyone tunes in to watch that.
I mean, if you like, put some games on like national TV, let everyone will watch it because, I mean, what else is there going on on New Year's? I mean, there's no football on New Year's.
Well, I mean, sometimes sometimes there is correct.
What did you say last year that stars and press? I'm pretty sure.
Yeah, Winter Classic.
I remember watching.
I mean, I always like the Winter Classic.
That's like tradition, if you if you say.
But there's also like the Blue jacket and go.
The Knights had cov cases.
Um, that is gonna be bad.
If the league wants to continue like there's gonna be some cases like you see in football, what do you guys think about that? Like Victor? Let me hear what you think. Victim.
Um What's going? I think it's gonna cause to our when the NHL is trying toe open because they need to make sure that Columbus in Vegas have their facility is ready to go.
And if anything, um, you know, like like, beat harsher with like, um, how it's like training facility will have toe be run, and hopefully the players recover and we can get start up soon.
Because I hope, like, every facility is gonna have, like, some safety protocol of some sort, and they're probably gonna have, like, everyone getting tested every day, stuff like that because you cannot play.
If you have the virus I got It's not possible.
Yeah, you can have a bubble for for a full 60 games.
I mean, because, Well, actually, there might be 60 games.
I mean, definitely not 82 definitely not 82 but what up in there, So yeah, for 60 games, right? Okay.
What would the two that were flowing around? I think it was like, 60 and 40.
Yeah, because I I prefer 60.
I think anyone would, um, more games the better e exactly.
Because you can't do a bubble, obviously, because how many teams were in the summer? One? I mean, it wasn't 24 occasionally.
And then they kind of like for like, Wait.
I'm pretty sure four teams got eliminated in, like, the first five days or something like that.
All I know is that Oh, I really remember was the penguins were eliminated within, like, the first Siri's.
That's all I remember.
But three days, men.
Yeah, I don't Yeah, Rangers as well.
But, boys, we don't have to talk about this now.
But the Rangers got lucky, though.
I mean, they got eliminated and they got the first pick.
E mean, they lost out in the playoffs, but they got the first pick.
I mean, boys, I know there's a little off script.
I wanna, uh that's true.
E wanna ask you guys about, um, What do you guys think with you guys know the world? Juniors air coming up? Yeah.
Put your thoughts on players Possibly playing that are in the NHL right now.
Playing in the World Juniors Oh, that's a good question.
Um, I'm on board with that.
Like I'd love to see players like Hughes go on.
Um, players like laugh play for Canada.
I mean, I'd love to see players from the NHL like younger guys and younger prospects like you could get, like, a first glimpse of some of these prospects that you drafted in in the National like international play.
I think that would be pretty cool to see.
Especially for use a I mean, obviously, we're all from the USA.
We all probably root for USA, but I'd love to see the young guys play.
What do you think, Victor? Yeah, I definitely think that they would be allowed to play in the I h f because for the last couple of years haven't been allowed to participate in the Olympic.
So that's like the one shot they get to represent their country.
So Oh, that Z Yeah, that's another thing.
The Olympics, I mean, yeah, yeah, I hope so.
But what When is the next Winter Olympics? Summer is coming up soon in Tokyo.
You're supposed to be.
This year was supposed to be this year, and then they moved in the next year.
I think the next year the winter is normally what I think two years after that.
But they haven't done that in a while.
And when NHL doesn't go, it's kind of boring because you don't even know half these guys are e.
I mean, it's it's more fun.
You guys remember when e Yeah.
Oh, she in the shootout.
Yeah, that was I'm pretty sure that was against Russia.
E think everyone remembers like that's just like American history right there.
It's exactly I mean, that was cool to see, but moving on division realignment, that might be something interesting.
Um, that would that could I mean, knowing the Islanders like a favorite to win the Metro.
The Devils and Rangers are not really that could put the Devils and Rangers in playoff positions, Possibly if you rearrange everything.
What do you guys think about that? I mean, I'm I'm a little like thorn on it, but what do you think, Victor, Give us a rundown victim.
Yeah, um, so I think the realignments would be very exciting.
Um, this isn't necessarily gonna affect the Metro, but having a Canadian division is gonna be very exciting to watch, especially since that means, like at least three teams from the Canadian division will get a shot at the cop in breaking that drought.
But as far as the Metro, we may see, like a couple of Atlantic teams, like, try to take away spots from, like, some of the metro contenders, like lightning.
If they somehow get into our division or the Panthers, I could see that that happening.
So yeah, because we're in that cir***stance.
Are you Tight division, Race? Oh, yeah, I agree, e. I agree.
And I know like the Metro was always tight because you have, like, I mean, you have solid teams like the Rangers.
The Rangers were solid last year.
I got to admit that they were one spot above less.
That's how good that division ist.
Yeah, and then e mean like the flyers of good.
The Capitals are older, but who knows? I mean, the Canadian Division would actually pretty sick.
Like I know they can't.
I'm pretty sure, but Canada, they don't allow Canadian players to cross the border and to go into the U. S. A.
And they don't allow them to go in USA people who go into Canada or something like that, because that's why yeah, yeah, Yeah, that was That was weird.
I think I'd love to see the Battle of Alberta, actually.
You know, e think that's a great Siri's.
And I think, uh, that's something that really could be enhanced if they do do like a kind of Canadian Canadian League.
Yeah, because they'd all be fighting for the playoff spot.
I mean, and that's always That's probably one of the most fun rivalries in the sport.
Easily, Yeah, Ben said in the comments.
Battle of Alberta is amazing.
What was it last? Was it last year when there was the goalie fight the goalie fight like madness? Madness? Yeah.
I don't even know who were the goalies.
I don't even remember was it wasn't a Taliban like now, Dennis.
Thank you, Alvin Smith.
That was That was crazy.
I mean, I'd love to see more of that in the Devils, Rangers, Rangers, Islanders rivalries.
But it's kind of died down in recent years.
But the Rangers, I don't There's one picked up a lot last year.
Yeah, Speaking of rivalries, I think the Rangers Islanders is definitely gonna, you know, really Ramp up.
I think we've seen a ramp up a little bit with, you know, the addition of these young players, these great players.
And I think also the devil is gonna make their way up Thio Another big rivalry.
Yeah, especially with the Rangers.
Because, I mean, it's been going on forever since the Devils were moved to Jersey and 82 Devils Rangers. It's classic.
Same with the Rangers. Islanders.
I mean, that's been going on since longer than Devils.
Devils, Rangers, Obviously.
But Devils and Rangers have had some pretty exciting moments, like 2012 94.
All those playoff series in the past.
Um, the Islanders Rangers Islanders Rangers rivalry.
I think it was last year.
I don't even think that I think the island's want, like, one game out of the four or something and like it.
Yeah, because I remember I think they got swept.
I think the Islanders might have 110 yeah.
Just like two and a week.
Ben said it was 31 Ranger, 31 Rangers.
And that's because, Yeah, I think I think that tries a rivalry.
We've got a lot better these next few days.
Andi, They're gonna be competing for cops.
That's like, Not like a surprise with, like, how many? How much young talent both teams have the Rangers adding Laugh was, Well, they can definitely make some Stanley Cup finals appearances in the next couple of years.
But the Devils are gonna do everything with high shirt, Huge, um, hold Thio injured from getting there and getting there like it brings you back Thio there early 2000 tents with, like, I think they've been in the conference finals one year.
Where? I'm pretty sure.
Yeah, yeah, we're or another one of it left a bitter taste.
Yeah, we want we want in six.
I remember very well, Victor.
I mean, Jacob, I'm not going to rub that in because e I've been getting beat down so far, boys. So I hope you're right.
Well, what's the come back? You'll see I'm gonna marry.
Alright, Because as a devil, spend I've grown up in New York City my whole life.
I get abused by Rangers fans quite a bit.
My dad's an Islanders fan.
Uh, We're pretty chill.
I mean, I root for the Islanders when they're in the playoffs, because my team sucks and never makes the playoffs.
E I don't mind the Islanders.
My dad doesn't mind the devils, but it is what it is.
I mean, we're moving on.
Um, we got projected standings in the most competitive division in the NHL.
In my opinion, the Metro What do you guys think? Who do you think's gonna finish first to do things that finished last, All that cool stuff? What do you guys think? Yeah, what do you got? All right.
So I'm gonna go from last to first.
So I'm going to give the devil's credit for, like, they had a good draft here, so I don't see them finishing last again.
I feel like if the penguins continue toe have injury problems, I don't see them staying healthy.
I think that, uh, them getting swept to the half takes a hit on them.
So I have the Penguins at eight for the division.
It's like a surprise considering for in the playoff contention in the last two years, but to get swept by the Islanders years ago and the haves this year.
It's not looking good for them.
There are only on the decline from here on out, I think if they had a shot at laughing a different story, I mean, if they want the draft lottery for laugh, it would be a different story, but they didn't have a great track.
So, um, I have the devil is right above them at seven.
Um, I see PK suban having a bounce back season and that being a big part in helping them improve slightly.
I see guys like Pie Smith helping that defense.
And I honestly think, well, they're not gonna make too much progress.
It will be a step in the right direction.
Um then also one of the older teams, as in the Caps at six.
Ooh, I feel like warrant doing that's good.
If you needed to do against the Islanders, no one expected the Islanders beat them.
It was like I'm pretty sure when everyone was filling out their brackets, they had the captain moving on in easy.
Siri's maybe 56 games.
Um, but I feel like with Backstrom, like he was obviously a big part of that team.
Being out is a big part and why they lost.
But at the same point, I don't know how much I can trust a young goalie in the law.
Sam's enough to Carrie artist shoulder throughout the season, so I have the captured sick, um, thin.
The Rangers last definitely helps them get above those bottom three.
Um, they could squeeze in a wild card.
I still see it going to a team like Buffalo after adding Hall, but they're definitely gonna be in playoff contention.
And Aaron's great advantage adds Great.
Um, they have a solid offense.
They still need work on their defense.
That's why, why I can't see them getting above into fire off 200 on top, where I all have as playoff had eso the first wild card spot. I have the Islanders.
They had a great playoffs, but they're not a team design toe.
Have a monster regular season.
So even though I see them getting car in the playoffs, they're not gonna win a lot of games in a 16 game season.
I feel like they're gonna get throat in a lot of games to play.
Those games don't go his way.
They could obviously a lot of contention.
Um, but I think the Islanders are still off, for the most part on the same team as they were in the playoff bubble.
They're just the style of hockey they play.
You can't expect them to keep that intensity offer for 60 games.
That's more like his sharp shooting.
If you could put everything together, get a little stronger, get a little faster, he would be a very, very good player on the team, possibly even a top liner.
But again, the Devils have, Ah, pretty solid top line, as is with, uh, brat, Palmeri and, uh, Fisher.
But again, anything could change.
I think he used his top line potential.
I think he's gonna have a break out season this year.
Victor, what are you thinking? Yeah, all right.
So for the Islanders, I feel like the playoff bubble hockey reinforced my idea that BA Villiers is a player that has top six potential.
Um, I've liked him ever since I saw it.
Like you can play a couple of games with bars.
L Obviously you don't wanna take him off that the line because they show their chemistry.
But before the bubble, um, you didn't really see anything with really a spectacular unless he was playing with bars.
L on board even finally get that chemistry in the playoffs against some of the best teams in the NHL.
I feel like that says something.
He had a great Siri's against the Panthers and against the Capitals, and then he was kind of slowing down as he hit the fires.
And then, of course, Lightning.
No one did good on the Islanders against lightning.
Um so Belly has already established himself.
Nelson's can be a 30 goal score in an 82 game season.
I feel like, um, as far that first forward line bars L you can't, uh, make him a breakout player.
I think Oberly will take a hit.
So well, Lee so out of that top six group, I think affiliate had the best chance to like Verizon stock.
I mean, I was watching the bubble as well.
And also, Pavilion was bowling out again in that Florida Siri's.
Yeah, I think he had five points in the two games.
If I'm not wrong, Hey was looking good for the team lead.
I know there's gotta steal in that past yo, Trade.
I mean, yeah, they really did.
And and And then they extended him a very good player all around.
I mean, physical fast scores, goals.
I mean, I thought the Rangers are honestly going to acquire him at the deadline, but the Rangers had a bit of a calf issue at the time.
I'm not sure if they still do.
I mean, did they get rid of anyone in free agency? Like, did they release anyone? Trade? I can't, uh, they got rid of, uh, boys.
You guys take it.
Take it from here.
All right? I'm pretty sure there's, like, some alarm going on in the background.
Yeah, Jacob has, like, alarm going on in the background.
So, yes, they did.
They got rid of stalling.
Yes, for father, Captain.
So all foster e.
I mean, the devil still have a ton of cap room.
We could make more signings.
Uh, I wrote about this earlier in the, uh, a few weeks ago.
The devils, I think, should sign Mike Hoffman.
If the price is right and possibly a winger like Anthony Duclair Jacob.
I know you're familiar with him.
He was a Ranger at one point, not for very long, but it was a Ranger.
At one point I was I was actually a big fan.
They really just didn't they didn't have the means to sign him.
And there was wasn't really a reason Thio.
But I know he went over to Arizona and I like to play, I think is a great player. Good.
Yeah, he's a He's a fun player to watch, too.
I mean, he's fast.
He makes plays scorer.
Had a very good season last year with the Senators.
I guess you wanna call that breakout year for him? Yeah, I'm pretty sure it was in all Stars.
I mean, like, he had a very, very good season and he's still on the board as a free agent.
I feel like he could You could sign him toe like, let's say, Ah, $2 million deal.
Maybe one for, like, at least one or two seasons and boom.
He'd be, uh, solid addition to a team that needs to score goals.
The Devils needed goals.
That's why I said you should sign Hoffman because we have a ton of cap room.
But, I mean, you have all the young guys coming up who can score as well.
But veteran reinforcement is a should be a priority.
Yeah, And also, if I'm not getting, um, Alex Colts, I'm pretty sure like he was drafted as, like, a gold score.
Like even winger like here to score goals.
So obviously not this season.
Like he might get a shot out of camp.
But I could see him making the team next year and he'll definitely be a help.
Yeah, I could see I could say making the team next year.
I don't particularly see it this year, but he where he's playing, he's playing overseas right now.
He's putting up points like a crazy.
I mean, I'm pretty sure he had, like, nine points through 12 games or something like that.
That's pretty **** good if you ask me you Oh, I'm talking about Holtz from the Devils.
That was drafted. Yeah.
Who did the all the Rangers? Obviously, you have the left.
Rainier, Um, Islanders didn't have a first rounder, right? No, no, they lost, uh, their first round pick to the sense Oh, when they traded for Pedro, OK? I mean again, that Pageau trade was good, because how long did they extend them for, I think five years.
Six and something along those lines.
Yeah, it was It was something like that, but moving on here.
Goaltenders in the metro.
I mean, pretty much.
Every team in the division aside from Carolina has young goalies.
Every single team.
What do you guys think about the young goalies in our division? Who do you think's gonna be the better one off these goaltenders? Who do you think is gonna be the worst thing is gonna have a good year, Bad year? What do you guys think? I mean, I'll take this one s o, obviously with Mackenzie Blackwood and the devil's, if they can get a better fence in front of him right now, you have butcher.
Depending on how well Ty Smith plays in the preseason, he could be top six top four eventually.
So once that defense is good enough, I think Blackwood will have better numbers.
Honestly, I can't stay time right now because he hasn't NHL game yet.
Just Erkan hasn't had the sample size where I could say anything about his play.
So right now, I would say that out of the three Tri State Bullies, I would say Blackwood has the best odd numbers for next season.
I mean, yeah, like my my I mean, if you want to call me biased, um, homemade biased.
But I think black.
What's gonna have another good year? E.
I feel like he proved himself last year.
Um, he was pretty much standing on his head in big games.
I remember a game against the Islanders.
He made tons and tons of huge saves kept us in the game.
We eventually wanted, um, other games against the Bruins.
Uh, made all these saves in the shootout.
Um, he just needs to continue to prove himself against good teams like the Islanders.
The Bruins put up good stats, but again, our defense was a very, very, very big weakness last year. You had injuries.
P k Subban was horrendous.
Um, none of the young guys were actually on the team like Ty Smith was not their All these young dudes we have. We're not there.
If you bring up some of these guys, let him get some experienced around.
I mean, We'll butcher was bad last year.
Not to mention if you bring up these guys to get them some experience, I feel like they'll turn into good defenders and be good to benefit Blackwood and his stats.
What do you think? You know, As far as the Rangers go, I'm really liking what just Arkin's, uh, should start in spring on the table.
Um, you know, he played.
He didn't have a lot of games like like Victor said.
But you could see right off the bat, you know, he played really well.
He had pretty good winning streak.
He had going for him the hour. It'll Lundquist.
So their you know their goalie situation is pretty much relieved.
Um, he looks really good.
It looks smooth with Swift, and I think there's a lot to say about these Russian goaltenders coming out of here.
And you know Sorokin, like the Islanders have.
There's a lot of really good Russian goaltenders coming out, and I don't know what they're feeding them over there running.
Gotta keep doing it because they're playing really well.
I mean, I'm excited to see how it's the broken develops.
What did you say? Victim, um, stamps enough on the capital's.
He's also one of the better Russian goal.
He's rushing as well, like happily signing Hopi, Um, so that they have the confidence in him since they got ugly, like Lundquist to replace Hopi.
So I think Samsung their number one. I'm coming here.
So do you think you think quick? I don't think Lundquist starts.
Yeah, I don't think Lundquist starts.
I mean, I know you said you might have.
Yeah, because he is ah, veteran.
I know it might suck to see Lundquist playing on the capital's, but, I mean, it hurts pretty badly.
Um, I don't think he's going to start, but I think you know Henry Club is he's a competitors.
He's a great role model.
Like you guys said they got rid of hold the he's gonna be, ah, great, great veteran for the for the Capitals.
And I think there's a there's a chance that maybe a good chance, but there's definitely a chance that he finds his way.
He worked his way into that that line up.
If if he proves himself and that's that's really what it's gonna come down to.
Because I know I could probably speak for Victor when I say says, Well, we never liked watching love Chris go against our teams because he was He was a great competitors.
Ah, great goalie.
Um, as a notorious Rangers hater, I respect the guy.
Great role model for the younger dudes like, um, Samsonov.
I feel like he mentor him very well.
And I honestly would like to see him play with Washington.
I'd like to see him get some opportunities, but who knows? You never know what's gonna happen.
When the season starts, anything can happen.
But I'm just hoping we get a season this year where we could actually watch this stuff unfold.
But all right, moving on here.
Seattle cracking new team coming next season.
Each team is gonna have to give up someone.
Who do you guys think? You, Your team.
They're going to give up.
What would you see happening here? Victor, I'll give this one of you.
What do you What do you got? So obviously I think that they're gonna protect affiliate Bailey Parcel.
Eisen protecting Pageau since they gave him that lucrative contract.
Um, and then obviously, on defense, public and public.
Um, there's a couple of other guys like, you wanna keep your captain around, so we I definitely see being protected from the draft.
Yeah, um, with that said, I feel like they could, like, give up a guy like Eberly or Bellows, and I think that would whoever they wouldn't protect would be the one that was taken.
Or you could see someone like out Clutterbuck or cases as you guys taken, um, or even, like, pull a move.
Like, I know that a couple of teams did this and it didn't work out like Anaheim did this with Vegas.
They said, We'll give you Shea Theodore if you like, uh, whoever like it was one of their other defenders.
They, like, give them, like a second pick for compensation.
So well, that played out that that played out very well for the ducks. E.
Theodore has become one of the best demon in the league, in my opinion.
But that's what that's what teams.
Yeah, but that's what teams have to do.
They have to be very, very, very careful in the expansion draft because you saw what happened with Vegas.
Um, they picked up a bunch of people that the teams just threw out there and they went to the Stanley Cup Final the next season just to lose toe lose to the Capitals.
I mean, these teams need to be smart, but I could see I would rejoice if the devil's honestly, if Suban sucks this year, I would love to see the Devils get rid of him in the expansion draft.
I know he's a target.
Another guy that could be gone.
Miles would, uh, he hasn't done anything last year, Um, when he extended him because he was a u F A.
But a few years back.
But I really don't think he fits here anymore.
When Now you got all the young guys coming in.
He really doesn't have a role here.
On another day, another guy I could see going, uh, possibly will butcher.
But again, I mean, he's still younger.
Hey, has potential.
He just was pretty pretty terrible last season.
If he gets everything together, they gets everything together he's gonna be solid, but I could see the Devils, but obviously the Devils would protect T shirt.
He's I mean, we saw extended him seven more seasons.
They protect Hughes.
Holds all these guys that come up Palmeri.
But C j I like how you put the word pretty in front of terrible e.
Hey, was pretty terrible.
E am being honest.
I mean, I'm I don't defend players much on the devil's unless you're good.
You'll know you'll know this about me through more episodes.
If someone's bed, I'll make sure they know that they're bad.
Like Miles wouldn't will Butcher were bad.
I'll make sure that they know that they sucked last last game e mean, but who do you think the Rangers they're gonna give up? Nico Heister.
You're the only one.
You? Yeah, Yeah, you could have only really defend Nico.
I mean, except for that one instance where he wasn't shooting the puck in overtime and like November, December last year for some weird reason, that was the one time I really got mad at him.
But otherwise Nico is just great player.
I really can't get mad at Blackwood, either.
He's very defendable.
E mean, he's just that good.
What do you think about the Rangers? Who do you think is, you know, gonna be unprotected like you guys were saying before the teams.
We're gonna have to be really smart with who they're not going to protect, especially with this possibly 60 40 game season.
You know, you got to stick with what your gut tells you what your numbers and where what trajectory? Your team's going down, Um, especially because you're not going to see a lot of, you know, games for players to really shine eso.
So you know, a Sfar as rookies going, all these young players and everything if you can't have, if you can't resign them, they're probably gonna walk, especially since there's not a lot of games going on right now and possibly in the future.
But as far as the Rangers go, I think there's a chance to get rid of Alexander G.
Or you have, um, who is most likely gonna be the backup.
He's been back up for the Rangers for, you know, a decent amount of time.
They've got a great great goalie goalie pool going on right now.
We got going out of college.
He's probably gonna be the Rangers soon after he served some time in Hartford.
I see there's a chance.
Pavel Butch Nevins, who was a first liner.
Um, first line last season.
Right next to because the bandage ad, uh, you know, but I don't know.
He's had a good season, but he hasn't really shined, so it's gonna be interest is interesting to see what these teams do. It really is.
Yeah, I agree, because I know like players like the bandage ed Spanish.
That was very, very good last year.
Um, one of my friends was at the game where you scored five goals.
I'm pretty sure it was and capped it off in o. T.
Even I was watching that game.
I was bored. I turned it on.
I'm like, ****, this dude is on fire.
I really didn't like to see it, but yeah, but the one thing I'm very excited to see this year throughout the NHL is Jack use versus LaFraniere.
And he shared versus Kokko.
I mean, those two young guys from both teams to pretty much for Well, Hughes and he sure number ones laugh was number one.
Kokko was to very high draft picks with tons of potential.
I'm super excited to see how that plays out.
It's gonna be always come to see It's gonna be a lot of fun this, Siri this season, actually, yeah, I just have, like, no prospect e Seattle.
They protect him.
They don't protect e would like to see them protect fellows.
He had a good stretch, um, with the Islanders.
But besides that, we really have, well, like young guys on the team.
I think the average like one of the oldest teams how to make the playoff teams.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure Trotz knows what he's doing.
So I think no matter who they give up, we'll make it work.
Yeah, because I mean shots is probably, in my opinion, he's the best coach in hockey from That's just that's just trots.
He's got a lot of respect.
He's done a great job with the honors.
He came in right away, and he really took over.
And he's got a lot of respect in the NHL.
Yeah, and he turned that team around in my opinion as well, because I don't think the Islanders made the playoffs the year before.
I'm pretty sure the Islanders finishing dead last year before Trotz took over.
Because I remember the devil's somehow made the playoffs that season.
I mean, that was pretty miraculous, if you think about it.
But the Islanders, I'm pretty sure we're unless that season, if I'm not wrong.
And they had e think they might have finished, like, seventh or something like that.
Yeah, over the Rangers might have been last.
I'm not sure, but all I do know is that the Devils took Pavel's, aka over Matthew bars.
L And it still makes me quite mad to this day.
Uh, picks right before the Islanders.
Yeah, like the Brocks.
Um well, e think e can't remember off the top of my head, but three chances to draft e mean Nebraska's turned out pretty good.
Yeah, I like him.
He's a good part. He's good.
Yeah, the one guy speaking on bars.
L yeah, because speaking on the speaking on the Bruins, the one guy I don't like from the Bruins, I'm pretty sure I speak for everyone.
Is bread marsh and I cannot stand that. Agreed.
Agreed. Here way.
Take some questions from everybody in the chattering.
Yeah, let's see if any you guys got any questions, we'll answer them.
Um, one last thing here before we do questions.
The reverse retro jerseys.
What do we think in here? I'm thrilled with the Devils is on.
Um, I feel like the Islanders and Rangers could have done a little more, but again, that might be a biased opinion.
If you want to say that, what do you What do you guys think of the reverse? Russia's pretty happy with the Rangers with the Rangers jerseys.
I think they're looking really good.
A t least I could say we changed our jerseys like the Islanders e get my retro jersey.
I'm starting some fish sticks in them and I'll send a picture of Thio.
All right, well, that I'm guessing that was the comeback we heard earlier in this Hey, discussed earlier in this episode, But, um well, let it go for the Syrian.
But I I love the devils.
I'm pre ordering one of these, for sure.
I think they're beautiful.
I'm willing to spend 200 something bucks on one of those beautiful jerseys because I'm a avid Jersey collector.
I think they're awesome.
I think the Islanders ones are okay, but they feel like they just reversed.
They just reversed the colors and said, All right, I mean, maybe they I feel like the reverse retro jersey designs were do one day.
And like the Islanders, you remember to do it like, 10 minutes before, Like, when you have that, like, homework assignment, do 10 minutes before it's due? Yeah, and they just like they just like all right, like, they just go on Photoshop.
All right, let me just reverse the color here and make this darker and boom.
That's a jersey.
But I don't think they look bad, but they missed a non opportunity with the fish stick jerseys.
Dude, you know something? A.
Honestly, I would have liked to see the current Islanders logo and put it with, like, slapped out onto the fishermen jersey that you staff just get rid of that like fishermen logo.
Like I'm on a big fan of it.
But that wave designed with, like, the t o the r.
Uh, I love that that's done.
Whatever else is on that they didn't have.
They didn't put a lot of effort into, um there retro jerseys.
Yeah, I agree a lot more with it. I agree.
You seem to have done a lot, but out of the three teams, this hurts as an Islanders fan.
But I have to say the Rangers had the best jerseys Bring back Lady is what they exactly what they had to dio.
That's like what the Islanders had to dio was do something with the fishermen jersey, and they didn't.
So for that I give the Rangers the best reps your jersey out of, um, the three like New York teams, but you can't count, but well, you like I love the devil's ones because I'm a devil's fan.
I'm a biased Devils fan, I guess if you want to say that, I mean, but the Rangers, the Liberty logo is very, very nice.
I'm not gonna bash that because it's beautiful logo.
Thankfully, they brought it back, but they should have brought back like the right on the sleeves on the O G ones, like they could added some more detail.
All right, CJ, if you wanna talk about detail.
I'm not sure if I want my jersey toe look like a Christmas tree.
A double jersey looks like a Christmas tree talking, wrapping paper on that.
It's very put the presents under there.
It's very detailed.
I mean, like, look at this jersey right here.
This is like the O G one that we have not won a game in with these, by the way, since we brought them back.
But I think they look very and I love the green.
I originally was very skeptical at first, but in my opinion, what they should have done was bring back the jerseys from when we want all the championships.
The wonder, like the black and red stripe on the black and white stripe on the bottom, then make the jersey itself black.
Make the interior of the stripe white and the outside red, and you have the black alternate everyone's been begging for for years.
I think that will look nice.
I love the fish stick logo.
I mean, I know a lot of understands despised it, but my dad's an Islander fan.
I think I thought it was a very nice logo um, they should have brought that back.
But one last thing with the Islanders.
I was just having his rand Paul about their jerseys one day.
Do I know you guys remember those jerseys they weren't like, I think it might be like the late two thousands where they were, like navy blue with, like, orange stripes.
Where are the black ones? I hated those. Those were disgusting.
Which one's the Which ones? The ones with great.
Oh, the all the ones with, like, the gray.
Oh, those were what let you, Jacob.
Do you know what those are? I I know what you guys were talking about.
Those air disgusting.
I mean, those were I don't know who designed those, but the black ones from Barclay Center were okay.
I bought my dad.
One of those who? My dad's from Brooklyn, Big Island.
I bought him one of those in John Tavares.
But next thing you know, John Tavares left.
Uh, that stuff that is tough.
Uh, team was better.
What? The team is better without e.
Various is enjoying his first round.
Did the Maple Leafs even make the playoffs last year? By the way, I think they lost in the qualifying round.
Uh, early, early early exits. Goodbye.
I mean, I honestly can't roast the Rangers for having an early exit because I got left one year.
I mean, I thought it was awesome at the time.
I was like, Oh, let's go Rangers lost.
I could and then on.
And then they get left for a year, like three weeks later.
And I'm like, Oh, well, it's all about how you dropped the Ping Pong ball in there before. Exactly.
That is a good That is a good point.
I mean, I was open the Devils with somehow get the one.
But again, you cannot get a I don't know if the devil somehow got the one, I would have been convinced that there would have been, like, some luck or some rig rigging on their side to get them three first round three.
Number one picks in four years like it's like the Oilers.
I feel like e mean the devils of the top 10 picks in the past three out of the three of the past four years.
I mean, I think that's pretty good, but it is what is also it doesn't even really matter.
Like with Nugent.
Hopkins? Yeah, Whatever happened, a guy like you only got one good pic and MK David.
And right now, it's kind of looking like huge isn't going to be the guy that drafted him today.
Like, I think right now, the best guy out of that draft class with the guy the Blackhawks took Kirby Kirby.
Yeah, it was good that I think Hughes could develop.
I mean, because he is still young.
I mean, I I also think Kokko could develop as well.
He's also another young guy.
But Houston Kokko are two totally different players.
In my opinion, Kokko with some big dude coming in huge is just like a regular normal teenager.
But if they both get bigger and stronger and faster, they'll be very, very good.
I mean, they both have, um, advanced skill sets.
Very good players.
Um, and in goal is it's gonna be interesting this year in the metro.
Yeah, very funny.
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Yeah, but if anyone has any questions, make sure you drop those in the comments.
But somebody that I don't just never brought back those jerseys.
Uh, those were very nice.
C j If you want some presents to go under your Christmas jersey, let me know.
I'll swing over a few.
That'd be very nice.
Then we'll have two of the two of the reverse retro jerseys I'll have instead of water, you water e the rangers blue that opportunity with those leverages the O G ones with the red red sleeves and wonder what you're talking about with that.
Like I get that.
But I feel like the whole theme was, like, kind of modernized.
Yeah, Everybody did that somewhat. Except for the Islanders.
E just reverse the colors.
Red Wings ones were horrible.
Did you see that? I actually like the Red Wings one.
I don't know why everybody's bashing those.
I think they're sick, bro.
They literally a practice jersey.
But like, I'm kind of like the whole white kind of vibe and everything.
I think it's cool. I mean, there.
Okay, but it's just they just put a great great stripe on the sleep.
I mean, it's nothing too exciting.
But out of all the teams in the league with excluding are biased opinions that our favorite teams are the best ones.
What do you think is the best one that they came out with? Mhm Canucks by far.
I wasn't the biggest fan of Vancouver.
Right. Can Yeah.
With the coyotes.
Yeah, that was me.
I probably have them like a 29th.
I can't stand those jerseys.
The ducks, I can't stand That has mixed views.
E Right now E one. That's like that.
I mean, that's good, is it not? I like I like the Anaheim one.
I think the wild wing on there is actually pretty dope, but the coyotes one that lavender purple.
Oh, so nice with that.
I think they put that together very well.
Jacob, what is your favorite one out of Arizona's got a lot of hype and I see the hype.
I like them too. I think it's clean.
I think the senators one is definitely underrated, I think.
The centers have the red one. I'm pretty sure.
E think the kings are underrated as well, Like the purple and yellow, I think.
E I think that is a pretty dope.
I mean, I love the color purple, I think Looks cool in jerseys.
What would you say? Also the while? Those are very underrated within North starts colors.
Yeah, those aren't bad.
I just wish they had the North Stars logo on them, though.
But, I mean, the whole the whole point was to modernize, I guess.
I mean, I feel like Dallas stars, though.
They missed, they missed it completely.
I mean, yeah, e.
I mean, they just had of a white jersey with the O g logo.
You came and see, like the star striker.
I mean, it's not the best.
Um, what's the last one I really like? I don't know. I'm kind.
I think The avalanche.
Which one? The word Marco.
Oh, yeah, I remember those.
Oh, it's just a Dallas across before.
Yeah, they kind of did what the Islanders did with the black ones I was talking about before, but better.
Yeah, that's always going to say I mean, but the O G stars ones from them.
We beat them in the Stanley Cup with the star pattern.
Those were those were pretty dope.
But I'm pretty sure that might wrap everything up.
Unless there's a discuss closing in on our I think it was really good.
We we did a pretty good job and it's been a lot of fun.
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