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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.
And 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 uh Who wants to start off with the, um, hold on a seizure.
I'll tell you, e you wanna you wanna start off real quick? I got you.
So basically from my hockey fans out there as you roll big hockey eyes, um, it looks like that NHL season is gonna be starting.
Uh, the soft data 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 sort of the, you know, the 80 81 2 game season that they normally have definitely to be interesting to see what they're going to 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 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 yeah, 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 to 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 people like put some games on like national TV like, 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, like, 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 Jackets 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 they let me hear what you think.
Victim? Yeah, um, there's no way I think it's gonna cause the 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 being 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.
Yeah, I agree, cause 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.
You can't have a bubble for for a full 60 games.
I mean, because, Well, actually, there might be six again, but, uh, so, yeah, for 60 games, right? Okay.
What would the to that were floating 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 for like, right.
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 that's all I remember.
But three days, Hman.
Yeah, I don't Yeah, the 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.
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.
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.
Good prospects like you could get like a first glimpse of some of these prospects that you drafted 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 use A but yeah, I'd love to see the young guys play.
What do you think? Victory? Yeah, I definitely think that 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, yes, 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 nit'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 riel London, 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 physicians possible to believe 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 victor? Yeah, Um, so I think the realignment, but having a Canadian division is going to 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, we may see, like a couple of Atlantic teams, like, try to take away spots from, like, some of the metro contenders.
Like the lightning.
If they somehow get into our division or the Panthers, I could see that happening, so yeah, because we're in that cir***stance.
Very tight division, race.
Oh, yeah, I agree.
And I know like the Metro is 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 is.
Yeah, and then e mean like the flyers.
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, MLB, like, you have to move to Buffalo.
Yeah, that was That was weird.
Yeah, I think I'd love to see a battle of Alberta, actually, You know, I 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.
Uh, Ben said in the comments, Battle of Alberta is amazing.
What was it last? Was it last year when there was the goalie foot, the goalie fight.
They're like madness.
E don't even do was it wasn't a Taliban like now, but yeah, Yeah.
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.
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 now.
Yeah, well, especially with the Rangers, because, I mean, it's been going on forever since the Devils were moved to Jersey and 82 Devils Rangers.
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 about, like, one game out of the four or something and like it.
Yeah, because I remember I think they got swept.
Oh, they did? Yeah, I'm not I think the Islanders Matawan, but oh, yeah, it's 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.
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.
Do everything with high shirt Hughes.
Um hopes Thio just getting there and getting there and like, it brings you back.
Thio early 2000 tents with like I think they've been in the conference finals one year.
Yeah, 2012, where I'm pretty sure yeah, or another one.
And it left a bitter taste.
Yeah, we want we want in six.
I remember it 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.
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 and I'll understand.
Ah, 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, 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 some 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, Price considering for in the playoff contention the last two years, but to get swept by the Islanders years ago and perhaps 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, uh, 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 on that, being a big part in helping them improve slightly.
I see guys like Pie Smith helping that defense on much progress.
It will be a step in the right direction.
Um, that one of the older teams, as in the half, had *** e feel like warrant doing as 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 the brackets.
They had the captain moving on in easy.
Siri's maybe 56 games.
Um, I feel like with Backstrom, like he was obviously a big part of that team.
Being out is a big part in why they lost, but at the same point, I don't know how much I can trust a young goalie in the law.
Sam stuff you Carrie artist shoulder throughout the season.
So I have the captain sick.
The Rangers last definitely helps them get about those bottom three.
Um, they could squeeze in a wild card.
I still see it going through teen like Buffalo after adding Hall, but they're definitely gonna be in playoff contention on Erin's great advantage at school on their defense.
That's why, why I can't see him getting above into fire a few 100 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.
Have a monster EU our 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 because those games don't go as well as they could.
Obviously, a lot of contention.
Um, but I think the Islanders are still, 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 off for 60 games.
That's more of like a playoff thing.
So then at third, I have jackets.
Um, they surprised me more and more each year.
I thought once they lost Canary in Do Shane provides Street, they were done.
And then you I feel like they put up the best fight against the Lightning out of any of the teams.
Lightning face that, Um, I think it went five overtimes the first game or something like that.
It was like that game.
That game was crazy, by the way.
Yeah, the way Corpus sallow played.
It definitely makes me a big fan of that guy on.
I think their ability to beat the least in five and wait tire.
How the lightning as much as they did right by taking the first game 28 periods.
It's something that when I look at it, I can't see them not making the playoffs.
Their defense is amazing.
That Goalie Panda is one of the best in the league.
E would say Top five, at minimum, with Corpus data with their backup from the remain the most part last season.
So to have it back out like, said, the UM, playoff record for most saves in the game, That's like crazy.
So I think merciless, obviously amazing player friends feed.
So they're going places that those three guys they lost in free agency last year because I started interrupt there.
But like I remember in that free agency when they lost bobrovsky, Panera and I believe they lost someone else's.
Well, I can't but they people who expected him to come in dead last in that division.
But then little did they know.
I mean, uh, their goal is went off.
I mean, our they lost to Shane.
Yeah, that's a That's the other guy.
I mean, their goal is kinda had a very, very good season last year, then their offense, like the guys they bring up, just it's played Well, yeah.
So moving on to the top two off the Flyers while I think they would be, um, a division, like the division leader in a couple of years.
I still think that cane Zahra better built team right now.
So the flyers, obviously you have interior Hayes.
Obviously, he played very well in the serious against the Islanders.
Um, he kept this team in it.
Um, they need the big six to perform a little better.
I felt like and the only reason the 30th 17 with because of heart.
So, um, they have a pretty good forward over that.
Top six is insane.
And then the goalie situation is obviously, um right.
Right now, the only concerns is with defense.
I feel like they lost in the skin, which is gonna take a hit on them.
Meaning that probably got to spear and proper.
Aww are the top two.
I like goof, but at the same time, we haven't seen him in a big role for a while.
He had that insane rookie year and then kind of regressed ever since.
So I can't see them doing better than the canes but they're still in a really good spot.
Um And then, of course, one.
The canes stretching Akhavan.
Ah ho! There unreal.
They can carry that team to places like a cop.
This upcoming here.
I think they're gonna be cup contender for the next couple of years.
In fact, um, the only part of their being that I don't like is the bully situation.
I think right now they have, like, Reimer and Mrazek, and that's not great, but their defense makes up for it.
They have, like, a top three defensive in the league.
Like, I guess you could consider Vegas ahead of them Nashville.
So those three are interchangeable, But still, they have a defense that could, like, make up for their not so great goaltending.
So with that said, I can't see anyone doing better than the Canes.
Um, the fact that they swept the Rangers in the playing around e think that there's a lot about how that now Jacobs made by that e there is in playoff contention.
And this week, a team.
When I thought the Rangers were gonna advance to the I'll play the ruins, I really did.
And then I was very surprised with how well the US we're playing, Uh, right before office, shut down and come back like that on, like Carolina completely shut them down.
So that says something, and I can't have from any lower.
Yeah, because I know like before the shutdown, the Rangers and Devils were actually both planks decent, and the Islanders were like, on a free fall, I'm pretty sure before the restart.
So the Islanders got lucky with the restart.
Well, like the season getting canceled.
And then they came out and played well in the playoffs.
And I like how you said they do play intense hockey.
I mean, but it is kind of easier.
And I also like that you mentioned Bubba possibly being a wildcard candidate.
I think they're underrated, but it's like I feel like the collapse in the second half of the year.
And then, yeah, they never, um, so it could possibly be a team like that.
Canadians or Leafs, like I think of them, like, kind of had three or four in that division, but we don't know what the realignments happening.
Um, but as of right now, I like buffaloes.
Change managed, getting both wild parts With how the metro is, it's going to be very close.
And teams like that are gonna finish in sixth place, are gonna take wins away from 2nd, 3rd place team.
So yeah, in the Canadians, they proved themselves in the bubble.
I mean, you beat the sweep of the Penguins.
I mean, that's pretty impressive.
But, Jacob, what do you got for the predictions here? Um, you know, I got a lot of things similar to what Victor was saying, but, um, I wanna make something very known the Islanders, In my opinion, I do not think they would have made the playoffs if the season remained the way it was.
It was going 30 in a row and 13 in a row before the shutdown.
They were playing absolutely terrible, and the Rangers helped them.
A couple of Ah, a couple of big losses on that.
So I didn't know it was that bad.
I didn't know was 13, 11 or 13.
They were losing pretty accurate.
But it hurt them to lose pelican.
And once he got healthy, the team was on another level.
That's why I can't see them finishing in the top 30 Ben said it was seven.
It was seven games that they lost in a row.
Well, I mean, that is a decent amount of games.
I mean, I remember being seven.
I thought it was in the doubles.
Yeah, I thought it was at least, like, nine or 10.
But again, I mean, I really don't remember much from March at this point, but I think, yeah, I think it was in my opinion, yeah, going with what Victor was saying, I liked his his bottom bottom, what he's talking about with the devil's Penguins.
I think they're both gonna be kind of down there a little bit.
We're definitely getting old.
But to the Islanders credit, they really prove themselves in the playoffs.
They played really well.
They put it all together and you know, which is watching them play.
They're really tough team to play when when they have such a good defense.
I mean, they really locked it down.
So I definitely see them them really doing a good job.
Once they make the playoffs come, I think they'll be, uh, very well. Have a good run.
Yeah, I agree with that, especially.
I mean, the Islanders play very tough in the playoffs.
Well, my my predictions here I'm not just like mine are very similar to Victor as well.
From top to bottom.
I have the Canes, Flyers, Jackets, Islanders, Capitals, Rangers, Devils and Penguins.
I think that's pretty much the same.
I mean, I see the Penguins coming in less.
Um, after that collapse in the bubble, Um, I feel like it proved their weaknesses that they're getting older, and now they have young goalies coming in.
I mean, they don't have Murray.
They don't have obviously flurries been gone for quite a while, but they're not as good anymore.
Because Malcolm Crosby, they're getting older.
I believe Malcolm was injured for quite a bit before the season got shut down.
If I'm not wrong, um, the Devils I mean, they're young.
What do you expect? I mean, we have young guys coming up this year.
Uh, Suban I don't know about him.
I mean, I hope he does better this year because he was literally just a traffic cone last season.
Just standing there.
Uh, not doing anything. Barely scored.
Any goals wasn't utilized much on the power play, but that's kind of falls on the coaching Rangers.
Kokko developing in Gore.
I mean, they're gonna be solid.
I mean, as much as I hate to admit, they're gonna be decent this year.
Uh, Capitals, another team getting older, young goalie.
I don't know if I should trust them just yet.
Blue Jackets as Victor set prove themselves pretty pretty much in the five.
And the Blue Jackets going convincing Korpisalo on Elvis.
I mean, that's a That's a pretty good do, if you ask me.
I'll actually defense is solid, but they score goals.
I mean, and then now would have rookie goalie.
Well, not a rookie goal anymore, But they got cardio heart.
I mean, they're gonna be good again.
Frontrunners to win the division.
I'm pretty sure they came in first in the and, uh, in the in the in the division.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that came in first.
If I'm not wrong.
Sorry. I, uh, lost my train of thought that for a second.
Islanders, as Victor said as well, I agree that they can't play that intense for a full season.
up three spot in that division and maybe even top five.
Maybe maybe top three.
And last the Hurricanes, just an all around good team.
I mean, the only weaknesses.
Gold, but solid defense.
They scored goals.
I mean, what else is there to say about the Hurricanes? That's true.
I want to turn this one over, and I want to talk about breakout players from each team.
Um, see. Now start with you.
What do you think in Devil's, you know, they're developing team.
They gotta find a way again, put themselves ahead and put themselves in a good position.
What do you think? I'm kind of torn here between his shirt and Jack use? Uh, Jack use had a bit of a rough rookie season.
I'll admit that He sure kind of broke out last year.
He was scoring goals like crazy near the end.
I mean, he was He was looking really good towards the end of the season.
That's why I was excited to see him progress.
But obviously season got cut short and devils weren't invited to the bubble because we were terrible.
But Hughes is gonna turn into a good player this year.
In my opinion, I mean, he's young, but he he got bigger, like he got stronger over the off season.
I mean, he was just a young young teenager last year.
I mean, you've got bigger.
I feel like he can turn the corner here.
This season, put together always attributes his playmaking ability, his handles, 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 used his top line potential.
I think he's gonna have a break out season this year.
Victor, what you're thinking, All right, So for the Islanders, I feel like the playoffs.
Bubble hockey reinforced my idea.
That Pavilion is a player that has top six potential.
Um, I've liked him ever since I saw, 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 Andi even finally get that chemistry in the playoffs against some of the best teams 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 island.
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 as that first forward line bars, L you can't, uh, make him a breakout player.
I think Oberly will take a hit.
So we'll leave so out of that top six group, I think affiliate had the best chance to, like have 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.
Yeah, that's serious.
I know there's gotta steal in that past yo, trade Not gonna lie.
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 were 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.
Hold up. 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.
Alright, E back.
So, yes, they did.
They got rid of stalling. Yes.
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 declare.
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 we went over to Arizona and I like to Claire.
I think the great player could you? Yeah, he's a He's a fun player to watch, too. I mean, he's fast.
He makes plays scorer.
He 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 I say, Ah, $2 million deal.
Maybe one for, like, at least one or two seasons and boom.
He'd be a 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.
And also, if I'm not, um, Alex hopes I'm pretty sure like he was drafted as, like, a gold score.
Like he's a 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 guess I'm making a 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, Yeah, what about you? Oh, I'm talking about Holtz from the Devils.
That was drafted. Yeah.
Others didn't have a first founder, right? No.
No, they lost, uh, their first round pick to the sense all 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.
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 got? Our division.
Who do you think's gonna be the better one off these, goaltender? Who do you think is gonna be the worst thing is gonna have a good year, Bad year? What you guys think? I mean, I'll take this one s o on three with Mackenzie, Blackwood and the devils.
If they can get a better fence in front of him right now, you have butcher. You have suban.
Depending on how well Pie 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 Tom.
And right now, because he hasn't played in an 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, sure, Yeah, like my my I mean, if you want to call me biased.
Um, call me biased, but I think black.
What's gonna have another good year? He I feel like he proved himself last year.
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, Like the Bruins, uh, made all these saves in the shootout.
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 tree had injuries.
PK suban was horrendous.
Um, none of the young guys were actually on the team like Ty Smith was not there.
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're bringing 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.
Jacob Dangerous go.
I'm really liking what just Arkin's, uh, she's starting to bring to 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.
Our It'll Lundquist so their you know their goal.
The situation is pretty much leave.
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, steps 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 hope.
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. He is older.
I know it might suck to see love Chris 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 Colombia's.
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 find 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.
Yeah, I agree, because I know I could probably speak for Victor, and I say says, Well, we never liked watching love Crisco 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 would 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.
Uh, 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. Of course.
Eyes on protecting Pageau since they gave him that lucrative contract.
Yeah, and then, obviously, on defense, public and pellet.
Um, there's a couple of other guys like you wanna keep your captain around, so we I definitely Steve being protected from the draft.
With that said, I feel like they could, like, give up a guy like Oberly 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 Casey says.
We 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 see, boy, 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 and in the league in mind, that's what That's what.
Yeah, because you saw what happened to 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 the more 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 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, he 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 himself more seasons.
They protect Hughes.
Holds all these guys that come up Palmeri.
But see, Jack E.
Hey was pretty terrible.
E being honest, e.
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 bad, 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 what do you think? The Rangers, they're gonna give up.
I Nico High Street.
He's the only one you can defend Everyone.
Yeah. You could have only really defend Nico.
I mean, except for that one instance where I'm in 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 you think is, you know, it would 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.
They're really showing eso.
So you know, a Sfar as rookies going all these young players and everything, if you can have it if you can't read, 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.
Um, it was most likely gonna read 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.
Well, coming out of college, college hockey, 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.
Yeah, I agree, because I know like players like the bandage ed Spanish 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'm like, ****, this dude is like to see it, but E.
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 a while.
And he's your number very high draft picks with tons of potential.
I'm super excited to see how that plays out.
It's gonna be awesome to see.
It's gonna be a lot of fun this series this season, actually.
Okay? Yeah, I just have, like, no prospect e going to Seattle.
They protect him, Dalco.
They don't protect.
Um, I would like to see them protect those.
He had a good stretch, um, Islanders.
But besides that, we really have well, like young guys on the team.
I think the average, like one of the oldest teams out of like, the playoff teams.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure trust 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 the miraculous.
If you think about it.
What? The Islanders? I'm pretty sure we're unless that season I'm not wrong.
E might have finished, like, seven or something like that.
Yeah. 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.
And it still makes me quite mad to this day.
Uh, three picks right before the Islanders.
Yeah, like the Bronx.
Um Well, e, think again, Remember off the top of my head, but they had three chances to draft e.
I mean, Nebraska's turned out pretty good.
Yeah, I like him. He's a good part.
E bars out Yeah, the one guy speaking.
And Barzel? Yeah, because speaking on the speaking onto the Bruins, the one guy I don't like from the Bruins, I'm pretty sure I speak for everyone.
Is Brad Marchand I cannot stand that.
Hear what you think should take some questions from everybody.
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 advice.
Opinion? If you want to say that, what do you What do you guys think of the reverse rushers? 30.
Yeah, we changed our jerseys with the Islanders.
E get my retro jersey.
I'm starting some fish sticks and send a picture to you.
Well, that I'm guessing that was the comeback we heard earlier in this where he discussed earlier in this episode.
But, um, boys, we'll let go.
But I I love the devils. The green.
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 that the current Islanders logo and put it with, like slap that onto the fishermen jersey.
They used to have 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 this gun, whatever else was on that they didn't have, they didn't put a lot of effort into, um there retro jerseys.
Yeah, I agree more with it.
I agree a lot, but out of the three teams, this hurts as an Islanders fan.
But, uh, that's like what the Islanders had to dio was something with the fishermen jersey.
And they didn't.
So for that, I give the Rangers the best retro jersey out of, um, this three, like New York teams.
But you can't count out Well, yeah.
I mean, you like I love the devil.
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 want to talk about detail, I'm not sure if I want my jersey toe look like a Christmas tree.
A jersey looks like a Christmas tree talking, wrapping paper on that.
It's very put the presence 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.
The Islanders I love This man's 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.
All those were what let you, Jacob.
Do you know what those are? I I know what you guys were talking about.
That 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. Different.
I bought him one of those in John Tavares.
But next thing you know, John Tavares left.
Uh, that is tough.
Uh, team was better.
What? The team is better without e Johnson viruses 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 exit, early exit, early exits.
I mean, I honestly can't roast the Rangers for having an early exit because I got left in year.
I mean, I thought it was awesome At the time.
I was like, Oh, let's go Rangers lost.
It's all about how you dropped the Ping Pong ball in there before. Exactly.
I was opening the devil's with somehow get the one.
But again, you cannot get a I don't know if the devil somehow about the one.
I would have been convinced that they 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 Oilers.
I feel like I e the devil's in the top 10 pick 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 what you did happens.
Yeah, whatever happened, Like like we 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.
They drafted him today, like I think right now, the best guy out of that draft class with the guy the Blackhawks took Kirby.
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.
It's 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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Have any questions for us to make sure you drop those in the chat? Let's hold.
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Yeah, but somebody, the island has never brought back those jerseys.
Uh, those were very nice.
C j If you want some presents to go under your Christmas, you let me know.
I'll swing over a few.
That'd be very nice.
They don't have two of the two of the reverse retro jerseys I'll have instead of water you water with E.
I mean, the rangers blue that opportunity with those leverages the O G ones with the reds red sleeves.
And but you know what you're talking about with that? Like I get that it was, like, kind of modernized.
Yeah, everybody did that.
Someone except for the Islanders.
Just remember 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, kind of like the whole white kind of vibe and everything.
I think it's cool.
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.
Uh, great can color. Yeah.
You know, with the coyotes.
Yeah, actually, I probably have them like eight. 29th.
I can't stand those jerseys.
The ducks can't stand that has mixed views.
I mean, right now, e like 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 de 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 mean, I love the color purple, I think looks cool. Jerseys.
What would you say? Also the wild? Those are very underrated.
Within North starts colors. Yeah.
Yeah, those aren't bad.
I just wish they had the North Stars logo on them.
But I mean, the whole the whole point was modernized, 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 to see like this 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 calls were pretty dope, but I'm pretty sure that might wrap everything up.
Unless there's a discuss closing it on our I think it was really good.
We we did a pretty good job, and it's been a lot of fun.
This was a lot of fun.
Um, everyone Friday we have to determine that ourselves.
But thank you for watching everyone.
We really appreciate it.
Uh, guys, this was very fun.
Cannot wait for the next one.
Yeah, and I will see you guys soon.
Have a great day, alright.