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Can you guys see everyone? Yeah.
I'm just gonna put this in, like the instagram and all that cool stuff.
Um, you're sorry about that delay.
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So there's three people on real quick.
Where is gonna, um I just gotta promote this real quick, and then we'll get started.
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And then let me just send us in the main chat room cook and we'll get started.
And then this toe my snap real quick.
When have you guys send the link? Uh, all right.
We got decent amount of people on now.
We've got about 10.
Were just promoting the stream real fast.
Just give us a few doj destroying what's going on.
So, boys, how do you know how many people we have on there? Uh, it's what do you see? And do you see, like a thing on the side of the screen that has, like, people's names.
Just just scroll up in it.
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, Vicky already? All right, cool.
So welcome, everyone who's on two Tri State Trappist 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 the Islanders.
Eso We've got a decent amount of things too.
Victor, you want to start off with the, uh uh Who wants to start off with the, um, hold on with Cesar, I'll tell you.
Yeah, All right.
You wanna You wanna start off real quick? I got you.
All right, So what we got basically throw my hockey fans out there as you the whole thing? Hockey guys, um, it looks like that NHL season is gonna be starting the soft data, hard date kind of January 1st somewhere in January.
Definitely gonna try to get that going.
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 game a season that they normally have.
So I'm definitely gonna be 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 it just ended.
Honestly, I don't even know.
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 is going to be awesome? Yeah, because it's like E Islanders, Rangers, Rangers, Devils thinking, definitely get going first.
Yeah, I agree with that.
I mean, because you can It's like it's like the wind Classic is always on January 1st, and everyone tunes in to watch that.
I mean, if you like, put some games are like national TV.
Like everyone who watches.
I mean What else is there going on New Year's? I mean, there's no football on New Year's.
Well, I mean, sometimes sometimes there is correct.
What would you say last year that stars and Prince? I'm pretty sure. Yeah.
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 that? They let me hear what you think.
Um what's going? I think it's gonna cause Thio when the NHL is trying toe open.
But 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.
Yeah, I agree, 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, 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? E? Yeah.
What would the two that were flowing around? I think it was, like, 60 and 40 from Not wrong.
Yeah, because I I prefer 60.
I think anyone would, um, more games the better.
Exactly, because you can't do a bubble obvious summer one.
I mean, it wasn't then they recording for and like, right, he's got eliminated, like, the first five days or something like that.
All I know is that 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.
I wanna, uh that's true.
E wanna ask you guys about 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.
There's, like, laugh, play for Canada.
I'd love to see players from the NHL with 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 the only things that they be allowed to play in that because the last couple of years haven't been electric, participated in the Olympics.
So that's like the one shot they get to represent their country so that nothing should be changed to that.
Yeah, that's another thing.
The Olympics, I mean, 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, the island is like a favorite to win the Metro, the Devils and Rangers.
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.
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 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 bless.
That's how good that division is.
Oh, 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 that Canada, they don't allow Canadian players to cross the border.
They don't allow them to go in USA people to go into Canada or something like that, because that's what they'll be like you have to move to Buffalo.
Yeah, that was That was weird.
Yeah, I think I'd love you know.
Oh, I think that's a great Siri's.
And I think that's something that really Yeah, because they'd all be fighting for the playoffs.
I mean, and that's all.
That's probably one of the most fun rivalries in the sport.
Easily, Yeah, Ben said in the calm Battle of Alberta is amazing.
What was it last? Was it last year when there was the goalie fight the goalie fight? There's like madness, madness, my goodness, Yeah, 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 Islanders one picked up a lot last year.
Yes, 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 Thio, another big rival right now.
Yeah, especially 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.
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.
Oh, they did? Yeah, I'm not.
I think the Islanders Matawan way We lost, like, two and a week.
Yeah, that is 31 Ranger, 31 Rangers and that Z, I think I think that tries a rivalry.
We get 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 couple of years, but the Devils are gonna do everything with high shirt, huge um, Hope Thio, injuries 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.
Or another one of 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 com back? You'll see I'm gonna marry as a devil. Spend.
I've grown up in New York City.
My old e I don't mind the Islanders.
My dad doesn't want 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, Metro, what do you guys think? Who do you think's gonna finish first? Do you think that finished last? All that cool stuff we gotta think? Yeah, yeah, yeah, what we 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 that us them getting swept to the head 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 you get swept by the Islanders years ago on the haves.
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 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.
I honestly think while they're not gonna make too much progress, it will be a step in the right direction.
Um in the caps had set e feel like weren't as good as he 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 an 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 in why they lost.
But at the same point, I don't know how much I can trust a young goalie in the law.
Thio carry the artist shoulder throughout the season.
So I have the captured sick, um, thin.
The Rangers well, 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 on Erin's great advantage as 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 prevention on 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 regular season.
So then, 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 wedding.
They could obviously a lot of contention.
Um, but I think the Islanders are still give that intensity opera for 60 games.
That's more of like, 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 per Bob Street, they were done.
I feel like they put up the best fight against the Lightning out of any of the teams.
Lightning face? Not yeah, the way Korpisalo plane.
It definitely makes me a big fan of that guy on.
I think their ability to beat the least in five wait tire.
How the lightning as much as they did like by taking the first game Thio eight periods.
It's something that in my office their defense is amazing.
That goalie panda is one of the best in the league.
E would say Top five at minimum, with this 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 days in the games, that's like crazy.
So I think Merced, Glenn's Korpisalo they can carry there flee.
Um, we're in speed.
So they're going places without 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 will 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, they lost to Shane.
Yeah, that's that's the other guy.
I mean, their goal is kind of 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 for 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 his team in it.
Um, they needed the big six to perform a little better.
I felt like because of heart.
So, um, they have a pretty good forward group.
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 off are the top two.
But at the same time, we haven't seen him in a big role for a while.
He had that insane work a 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, that one Keynes stretching Akhavan.
Ah ho. There. Unreal.
I think you're gonna be cup contenders for a couple of years.
In fact, um, the only part of their team that I don't like is the goalie situation.
They have 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.
I 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 play the Bruins, I really did.
And then I was very surprised with how well they were playing Uh, right before office, shut down, back like that, playing and, like Carolina completely shut them down.
So that says something, and I can't have them any lower.
The Rangers and Devils were actually both planks decent, and the Islanders were like on a free fall, so the Islanders got lucky with the restart.
We're like the scene 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 tough to do that for a full season.
I mean, in a playoff.
Siri's, it's a little easier.
And I also like that you mentioned Buffalo possibly being a wildcard candidate.
I think they're underrated, but it's like I feel like I don't know if it's just me.
But every year, Buffalo just yeah, they could never, Um, So it could possibly be a team like that, Canadians or Leafs? Like I think of them, like, kind of at three or four in that division, But we don't know if the realignments happening.
Um, but as of right now, I like buffaloes.
Chances they could even managed getting both wild cards with how, like that are gonna finish in six places are gonna wins away from 2nd, 3rd place team.
So yeah, and 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.
There is, in my opinion, I do not think put in 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 it was 13, 11 or 13.
They were losing pretty targeting.
But it hurts 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 three.
Oh, 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 e didn't 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 like his his bottom bottom.
What He's talking about the Devils language.
I think they're both gonna be kind of down there a little bit.
We're definitely getting old, but so 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 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, Especially, uh, once.
Once they make the playoffs column, I think they'll be, uh, very well.
Have a good run 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 last, Um, after that collapse in the bubble, Um, I feel like that they're getting older, and now they have young goalies coming.
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 was wasn't utilized much on the power play, but that's kind of following the coaching Rangers again.
The additional effort near makes them somewhat better.
And then you got Kokko developing in Gore.
I mean, they're gonna be solid.
I mean, as much as I hate to admit it, 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 overtime game against the Lightning.
I mean, you play a team like the lightning that tough.
That takes a lot, especially how good the lightning are and the Blue Jackets goalie tandem is insane.
Uh, Korpisalo on Elvis.
I mean, that's a That's a pretty good do if you ask me.
Ah, Flyers, Good defense.
I'll actually defense is solid, but they score goals.
I mean, and then now they 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 Came in first, if I'm not wrong.
I, uh, with you, they did Islanders, as Victor said as well.
I agree that they can't play that intense for a full season.
But Barry Trotz is one of the best coaches in the league and I think that he will guide them to at least a top three spot in that division and maybe even top five.
Maybe maybe top three, we don't know.
And less the Hurricanes just then all around the good team.
I mean, the only weaknesses, Goldie, 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 wanna talk about breakout players from each team.
Um, CJ, I'll start with you.
What do you think in Devil's, you know, they're developing team.
They gotta find a way again with Selves ahead.
Put themselves in a good position.
Where you thinking? 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 should 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 together for all those 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.
The Devils have a pretty solid top line, as is with, uh, Brat primary, and, uh, but again, anything could change.
I've used this top line potential.
I think he's gonna have a break out season this year.
Victor, what are you thinking? All right, So for the Islanders, I feel like the playoffs.
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 Bond even finally get that chemistry in the playoffs again.
Some of the best teams in the NHL.
I feel like that says something.
He had a great Siri's against the Panthers and was kind of slowing down as he hit the fires.
And then, of course, laying.
No one did good on the Islanders against lightning.
Um, so belly authority established himself.
Nelson's can be a 30 goal scorer 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.
Really have Verizon's stop.
I mean, I was watching the bubble as well.
And also, Pavilion was balling 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.
I know there's gotta steal in that past.
Your 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 don't The Rangers were honestly gonna 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.
I'm pretty sure there's, like, some alarm going on in the background.
Yeah, Jacob has, like, alarm going on in the background.
All right? Yeah, a back.
So, yes, they did.
They got rid of stalling. Yes.
So all foster I mean, the devil still have a ton of cap room.
We could make more signings.
Uh, I wrote about this earlier in the 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 Claire.
I think the great player.
Good yet? Yeah, he's a He's a fun player to watch, too. I mean, he's fast.
He makes plays scorers.
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.
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.
And also Alex hopes.
I'm pretty sure, like he was drafted as like a gold store, like keeping 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 on.
He'll definitely be a help.
Yeah, 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 asked me about you.
Oh, I'm talking about Holtz from the Devils that was drafted.
Yeah, who did the all the Rangers obviously during the left.
Um, Islanders didn't have a first rounder, right? No, no.
They, uh, their first round pick to the sense all when they traded for PETA.
I mean again, that Pageau trade was good, because how long did they extend him for, I think five years. Six.
Something along those lines? Yeah, it was It was something like that, but moving on here.
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 girl is 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 three things? Gonna have a good year, Bad year? What do 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.
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 stop.
And right now, because he hasn't played in an NHL game yet.
Just American hasn't had the sample size I 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, call me biased, but I think black what's gonna have another good year? He 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, 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.
You had injuries.
PK suban was 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's get some experience 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.
Jacob, 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 along with so their, you know, their goalie situation is pretty 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 getting them over there.
You got to keep doing it because they're playing really well broken development.
What did you say? Designing to replace Hopi.
So I think Sam's their number one I'm coming here.
So do you think do you think, um, quit? I don't.
Yeah, because he is after his older.
I know it might suck to see love Chris playing on capitals, but, I mean, it hurt pretty badly.
Um, I don't think is gonna start, but I think you know, every 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, maybe a good chance.
But there's definitely a chance that he finds his way.
He works 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 go against our team 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 dude to 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 got 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? What do you got? What you got? So obviously I think that they're gonna protect She's in protecting Pageau since they gave them a contract.
Yeah, and then, obviously on defense, Pollak and Pellet.
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.
With that said I taken or you could see someone like Health Clutterbuck or cases is 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 and how did this with Vegas? They said We'll give you safe, Theodore, if you like, uh, whoever like it was one of their other defenders.
They give them, like a second pick for compensation.
So well, that played out that that played out very well for the ducks.
E mean, say Theodore has become one of the best demon in the league.
In my opinion, 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 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 possibly will butcher.
But again, I mean, he's still younger.
Hey, has potential.
He just was pretty pretty terrible, Mary, But C J I like how you put the word pretty in front of terrible E.
Hey, was pretty terrible being honest.
I'm being honest.
I mean, I'm I don't defend players much on the devil's unless you're good.
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 or 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.
He's the only one you can defend Everyone, 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 this great place.
I really can't get mad at Blackwood, either.
He's very defendable.
E mean, he's just that good, but Jake.
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 gonna protect, especially with this possibly 60 40 game season.
So, you know, a Sfar, those rookies going, all these young players and everything, if you can have it.
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 got a great great goalie goalie pool going on right now.
How Wal coming out of college.
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 add Spanish.
That was very, very good last year.
Um, one of my friends was after the game.
We're just I was watching that game. I was bored.
I'm like, ****, this dude is on fire.
I really don'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, number ones laugh.
Plus number one **** owes to very horrific with tons of potential.
I'm super excited to see how that plays out.
It's gonna be I always have, like, no prospect e going to Seattle.
Yeah, I don't know if had a good stretch with Islanders, but besides that, we really have well, like young guys on the teeth.
I think they're, like, average, like one of the oldest teams.
How to make 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 Hunters.
He came in right away and he really took him 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 di Allders, they had at that point, I think they might finish 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, three picks right before the Islanders.
Yeah, like the Bronx.
Um e Think again, remember off the top of my head.
But they had three chances to draft e.
I mean, the bruscas turned out pretty good.
Yeah, I like him.
He's a good part. He's good.
Yeah, the one guy speaking mhm.
I don't like from the Bruins.
I'm pretty sure I speak for everyone.
Is bread Marsh? Sanda? Yeah.
You think you should take some questions from everybody? The chattering? Uh, yeah.
Let's see if any you guys got any questions, we'll answer him.
Um, one last thing here before we 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 thinking? Jerseys.
I think they're looking really good.
A deci could say we e get my retro jersey.
I'm just starting some fish sticks in them and I'll send a picture thio to you, Victor.
Well, then I'm guessing that was the comeback we heard earlier in this where you discussed earlier in this episode.
But 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, slap that on to 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 design was like the t o the honest.
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 more with it.
Came to a lot, but out of the three teams, this hurts as an Islanders fan.
But I have to say the Rangers have the best jerseys bringing back lady bringing it 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 retro jersey out of, um, this three like New York teams.
But you can't count.
Well, yeah, yeah, like I love the devil's ones because I'm a devil's fan.
I'm a biased devils, man.
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 red on the sleeves on the O G ones like they could have added some more detail to not sure if I want my jersey toe look like a Christmas tree that looks like a Christmas tree wrapping paper on that.
It's very puts a 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 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.
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, Oh, 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.
My dad, One of those.
My dad's from Brooklyn.
Big Islander friend.
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, earlier early exits.
I mean, I honestly can't roast the Rangers for having an early exit because I got left and yeah, I mean, I thought it was awesome At the time.
I was like, Oh, let's go Rangers lost, I could.
And then And then I get left in there, like, three weeks later.
And I'm like, Oh, well, it's all It's all about how you dropped the Ping Pong ball in there before.
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.
It's 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 huge. It happens.
Yeah, whatever happened to that guy and right now it's kind of looking like huge isn't going to be the guy.
They drafted him today.
Right now, The best guy out of that draft class with the guy the Blackhawks took Kirby.
Oh, 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.
It's just like a regular normal teenager.
But if they both get bigger and stronger advanced skill sets, very good players.
Um, and in goal is it's gonna be interesting this year in the metro.
Yeah, very funny.
A lot of fun also is for us.
Make computer does not die anytime soon, because that would be quite been.
But if anyone has any questions, make sure you drop those in the comments.
But if 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 now swing over a view.
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 e.
I mean, the rangers blue that opportunity with those leverages the O G ones with the reds 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 modern art.
Yeah, Everybody did that somewhat.
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 do very stripe on the sleep.
I mean, it's not being too exciting.
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 color.
Can color. Yeah, right. Yeah.
No, with the coyotes.
Yeah, that was me.
I probably have, like, 8.
I can't stand those jerseys.
The ducks, I can't stand That has mixed views.
I mean, right now, e got I think 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.
Oh, so nice with that. That logo.
I think they put that together very well.
Jacob, What is your favorite one out of the earth? E think.
Okay, Mark? Yeah.
The centers have the red one.
E think the kings are underrated as well? Like the purple and yellow, I think.
E think that was a pretty dope.
I mean, I love the color purple.
I think it looks cool in jerseys.
What would you say? Also the wild.
Those are very underrated within North starts, colors. Yeah.
Yeah, those aren't bed.
I just wish they had the North Stars logo on them, though.
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.
You came and see, like the star strike.
I mean, it's not the best.
Um, what's the last one? I really like? I don't know.
I think the Avalanche.
Which ones? Oh, yeah, I remember those across the board.
Yeah, they kind of deal with the island.
G stars wants star pattern.
Those calls were pretty dope, but I'm pretty sure that might wrap everything up unless they discuss closing it on our I think it was really good way.
Did a pretty good job and a lot of fun.
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