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Whoever's watching Hot takes, Um, this is a serious where we look around the NHL and I give a few takes where we literally we will just **** until my timer hits 20 minutes, actually will set it on my phone.
Once we hit the 20 minute mark, we will stop talking, but for those 20 minutes, we will discuss some hot takes that I have about the NHL, Everything going around the NHL and my opinion on everything that's going on with them.
Um, I have my breaking the ice podcast, which I do, um, for the NHL playoffs.
But we can't do that in the regular season.
So what we're gonna do is we're gonna do that here and talking about all the hot takes of the N h l.
So we're going to set our timer for 20 minutes starting now and let's get into the hot take.
So let's start off with the number one story that I think is everyone's story.
It's right behind my head.
It's Taylor all getting traded from the New Jersey Devils to the Arizona Coyotes.
Now I think both sides on the straight.
The New Jersey Devils needed assets, obviously, to get Taylor Hall the hell out of there.
City and State of New Jersey.
Um, it just wasn't working out.
Taylor Hall was not going to re sign unless he was offered $20 million by the devil's.
But that was obviously not gonna happen.
The devil's needed assets.
The team wasn't playing well because of the distraction of Taylor whole around, uh, what seven viewers already on hot takes.
So with Taylor all I couldn't believe that he got dealt this early.
I really thought he was getting dealt even since the off season.
I just don't think he was getting dealt this early, but, yeah, Hall was dealt away.
The devil's needed their ass, That's they got him.
And the Coyotes didn't even have to give up one of their top three top two prospects.
They gave up the number three, um, and they really got Taylor Hall because they're having a great season.
They need to fill up that building ASAP.
And what's a better way to do it in getting a former Hart Trophy? M V P in Taylor Hall? He's a rocket.
He's a scoring machine.
He provides emotion to your team, a mean and I'm scared as a Florida Panther fan to see him on Tuesday as he comes to face us.
Happy B and T Center.
I mean, it's scary, but they were hauling this Arizona Coyotes team that already has a scoring threat.
If he still is one in Phil Castle, that's very scary.
So hot chick number two, Let's get to the next one.
I think the Toronto Maple Leafs are not for real.
Yeah, everybody's been talking about the Leaves and their recent success lately.
Now what believes? I've always been a fan of this team.
I have, even though I shouldn't be because of the Panthers, because I never thought a divisional spot was a possibility.
Now that I do in this season, I'm just playing on my flash drive.
Now that I do, I think that the Leafs aren't for real.
I mean, under bat Mike Bab****.
They weren't playing well.
The offense was getting shot down, and at the same time, the defense couldn't do a thing.
Right now, the defense is getting lucky.
They're averaging, letting up three goals a game, get their scoring over almost five goals a game.
But I don't think this team is for real, because I think down the stretch after this very long honeymoon period, Let's face it, it's not a honeymoon period.
The police were playing for real right now, but I think down the stretch they were gonna lose this moment.
Um, and the leads are gonna are gonna play.
Well, they may be faced with an injury that takes him out.
I mean, they already faced a few with Mitch Marner and John Tavares being after extended time there, Captain, but as of right now, believe supplying well, I don't think they're playing well down the stretch.
And I think of anybody that if the Panthers are gonna jump anybody in the standings, it's gonna be the Toronto Maple Leafs.
And I can't wait to see the day that it happens.
All right, Next hot take.
Let's find something to talk about in the NHL.
Let's go across all of the teams in the NHL.
Um, I already talked about the coaching and everybody getting fired in our last hot takes as we hit.
Now, how much time do we have left on the clock? 6 17 minutes.
Well, I got a hot take.
Okay, here we go.
Um, this actually has to do with me and people that I know Shane Dawson spare.
Is he a all star defensive or is or was it just a fluke? It was a fluke.
Okay, Shane got a spare.
Who isn't Who is good in college.
He was in the American Hockey League, and he was called up about the Philadelphia Flyers after some injuries, and he proved to be a great defenseman for them.
Now, here's the thing.
I know Shane Gaza spirit through a camp friend who I will leave unnamed, because for many, many reasons I know.
And I have met Shane got a spare.
I have a picture with him, and this kid is small.
This kid doesn't seem to have a lot of confidence.
And when he does, he uses it for a very short period of time.
Now, I think she got a spear is gonna get traded at some point.
I know that he just on this big contract.
You know, he seems pretty happy with Philly right now as they're winning and everything and he gets power play.
Time's still, but I think that this guy is ice cold and he's not a for real defenseman.
I thought it a few years ago.
I didn't know how he was able to do it.
I thought he was just having a great, great freshman year.
And it seems like the sop****re slump ists kicking.
And now, even though that he's on a sop****re anymore.
But I have given up on Shane gossip spare this season, and with the Flyers playing really well and him not playing well, I can't see him picking it up.
So she and Goss is very.
You either got a kick, start your career once again or find a new home.
Um, all right, so let's think of another hot take what we got here.
The Pittsburgh Penguins.
Now I don't know how this Penguin steam is getting it done.
Matt Murray is not playing well.
They haven't had Sidney Crosby since November.
Jake gets it was now out for the season, yet they're still in a divisional spot, right behind the New York Islanders.
Now, I don't know how it's possible that they're playing so well.
But the pits replacement playing with the Pittsburgh Penguins are playing on Riel.
I don't know how it's possible.
But the Penguins are playing great, Okay, so their defense is stellar.
Kris Letang is still a work horse back there at Denny Malkin's carrying this team.
Brian Ross is having a career year.
Everything is just going great for Pittsburgh.
They're deaf guys.
They're putting up the numbers.
They're getting goals they're providing for the offense.
Gerald McCann is finally stepping up into the player he's supposed to be.
What she was like that for Florida, but nope, the Penguins are picking it up, and they are a four real Cup contender in my opinion, and Tristan Jury and Matt Murray, they're currently battling for the starting spot.
I honestly think it's gonna be Murray in the end of it when we come playoff time, but for right now, it's Jerry's net.
In my opinion, uh, let's against the next take.
I'm not gonna talk about my own team, Um, as I don't think before they know what we're gonna hit it, we are gonna hit it.
I don't think the Florida Panthers are for real.
And there is a main reason why.
Take up my own team.
I feel like a pretty mean guy right now.
Yeah, here it is.
The Florida Panthers.
Their offense is in ST Top five in the league, best team in the league in second period goals, and they showed it again on Wow.
They actually didn't have any in the last two games, but they've been playing great a lot of second period goals from these Florida Panthers.
But their weakness, their goaltending, can be fragile at at times.
At times, you got sick of Brasi Christian girls playing well, but their goaltender can be fragile at times.
Their defense is fragile all the time.
They're off there.
Offensive guys aren't coming.
They're coming back.
But I don't think I'm doing a great job.
Their special teams is weak in terms of their penalty kill.
Their power plays number eight league.
Their penalty kill lets a whole game.
I'm telling you, the power, the penalty killers week.
The defense is weak and it seems like every rush by the other team.
Someone's going to score, and it gets really, really bad.
All right, Next top.
Take, Let's jump around the league.
What else could we hit? There it is.
I know what? We're hitting.
The Edmonton Oilers.
How much time do we have left in this hot takes video? We have 13 minutes to go. Wow.
We got a lot of time and a lot of hot takes the cover.
We may have to make this 10 minutes next time.
All right, so this down the Edmonton Oilers, are they for real? There is one way I can answer this question.
Are they for real in the regular season? Yes, they are.
They very much are wall.
Their top two guys condiment David Lee on dry sidle are carrying them all the way through alongside a little help from James Neal.
In fact, Cassie um, the Edmonton Oilers are for real in the regular season.
They're getting stellar goaltender from Mike Smith and me.
Go Koskinen, David and Dry sidle are playing otherworldly at the top of the league in terms of points.
MK David, Of course, at number one now they don't have any depth scoring and that's where we're gonna get to Why? I don't think they're for real later, but their offense is kind of doing a little bit, but they're basically being carried by the big do up front.
Their defense is playing good.
Dave Tippett has been coaching them pretty well, and I think the Oilers are a team to be in the regular season.
I gotta control this Mike here.
So next on the Oilers, I in the playoffs, they are not for real for me now.
In the regular season, they're going to get that playoff spot.
In my opinion, they're gonna go into the playoffs.
And now if we go and look at the standings, we'll take a look at who they're gonna play.
If you look now, the Edmonton Oilers are in a wild card spot, so I think they're either gonna finish in that number three spot in the Pacific or they're gonna finish in that number one or two spot in the wild card.
Now, if you look at it, I think the Edmondson Whalers could play the Arizona Coyotes or the Vegas Golden Knights.
That's what I ultimately think is going to happen if they phase Vegas.
I think Fleury is going to be on really net.
Their defense is stellar.
They move the puck quickly, even though that McDavid's dominated them a bunch of times.
I think that they're gonna tighten up.
And then if they face Arizona, defense always wins.
We don't have to tell the story again.
I don't think the Oilers are great or would be great in the play offs.
I don't They're not built to be a playoff team.
Even though James knew has gone all the way and lost twice.
I don't think that they can do it.
So are the Oilers for real in the regular season? Yes.
Are they for real in the play offs? No.
Okay, next topic.
Let's move around to the teams.
This is a topic that, actually, I've been loving to cover lately.
Now I have to I can think of right now.
The Colorado Avalanche.
Are they for real? Still in a cup contender? My answer is yes, I think they do.
It's a matter of one thing happening, you know, their offense is gonna be wicked in the playoffs.
their top line is insane.
Ranting and McKinnon Atlanta Scott, They've been great.
Their second line.
Now that it's been all rebranded, they've got Valerie.
Jew skin. They've got Audrey.
Where? Coffee. They got Nazem Qadri.
Hopefully, he does get suspended.
They have great defense.
They got the insane.
Kill him a car back there.
Nor have Tyson Dairy.
But they got Samuel Gerard.
They got Who's the guy with the seat? They got Nikki disaster off.
And then here is the part where I would be a little bit concerned.
Yeah, it's said that other guy's name.
It's Philipp Grubauer.
Okay, Now with the Colorado Avalanche, I'm not sure what their goaltending.
Okay, I think they neither going to get hot whoever they're going with in the playoffs.
And if they do, they're definitely contenders.
We're moving quickly, and I don't even want to think we're halfway through.
We are just passed halfway through. Wow.
Um, okay, let's see.
Let's look through old teams and find some topics we can get.
This is just what I'm just gonna catch on very quickly.
Um, the sad Jose Sharks.
Um, are they a team that this is having a bad year or they are for real bad.
Yeah, I think they're for real bad.
I mean, they're they're just an aging veteran team.
They just signed every Carl's into a ghastly contract.
That's gonna bet definitely hurt him real bad in the future.
Oh ho, boy, there's a lot of things to not like about the sand as a team, and I really don't like bah, boom, They're back there.
I even know that he's not a coach of the Florida Panthers anymore.
Even is watching his postgame interview last night as they had a historic losses.
They lost to the Washington Capitals in dramatic fashion, letting up two goals in the final minute and then losing in overtime.
What you're doing.
You're not doing your job, guys as an NHL coach or we have thumbs up.
Thank you very much to clip top clip, clip, clip. Tom Cook. Tom.
I'm not sure what that is, but let's keep it going.
Thank you for the thumbs up.
So, what's your email? My goodbye.
And I gotta return.
So, uh, yeah, this end of the sharks I think that they're gonna be bad for a while.
They had some good runs, but they're very out of a playoff spot right now.
Seven points out, no games in hand.
And, yeah, I think they're there that, um Okay, now we're gonna get a hot take the Minnesota Wild.
What's how is this team functioning right now? Here's out.
They're not for real.
I don't think the Minnesota Wilder for Riel.
Even though Bruce Boudreau is doing a great job with these guys and helping them win hockey games, I don't think they're for real.
Even though their state of hockey, I have a lot of respect.
I love Zach Parise.
I I don't think they're for real.
I mean, they just don't have the tools.
I mean, I get it.
You could be like the Islanders and totally win all the time without having a superstar.
Even they have bars.
L but still, I don't think they're for real.
They're gonna wanna be rebuilding, and they're not gonna want to finish.
I'll make a point out of the playoff spot so they don't get any high draft pick.
Okay? They want to start rebuilding.
They'd already pointed in that direction.
The Minnesota Wild are not for real.
Okay, Next topic.
What can we find? Okay, I've actually want to tackle this for a while.
The Dallas stores Jamie.
Then specifically, is he still a great hockey player? No, I don't think he is.
In the past, Jamie men has been great in the NHL days off aggression, speed, not being a sporting as it is now important.
And just the physical part of the game was still there.
Words Jamie Benn thrived on as he's big.
He's heavy and he can score.
Now Ben is still playing decently.
Let's go check your stats right now.
If we look at the Dallas Stars and looking goals, he's not even in their top three.
Jamie then has nine goals, and we're halfway through the season.
We're not used to this from Jamie Benn.
We're used to Jamie, then being in the thirties and in the forties.
Jamie Ben has God and got to be playing better.
I mean, let's take a look.
Last year, 27 goals.
The year before 36 goals, he had a 41 goal season.
Yeah, that's right, 41 goals the year where he won the R. Ross.
Now Ben, this year has nine goals, and we're halfway through the season.
He's minus one on a team that start in the division.
Jamie Ben's career is slowly dipping his play.
His quality of play is slowly dipping.
And that is why I think Ben is going to be done left too far into the future, Unfortunately, because I happen to love Jamie Benn.
Let's see the New York Rangers.
Are they going to make a playoff run? I do not believe they're gonna make the playoffs.
That's an easy one for most people, but for me, I think it's a little more complicated.
I've seen a lot of great things out of the New York Rangers are Timmy Panera saying that he's thriving? There is an understatement.
He is taking that team on his back, inviting them up a big staircase all by himself.
He's been under real.
They're getting great gold hanging from the goalie of the future in Georgie Ev.
You even know that they just called up another guy.
I think George, you have is the goal of the future for the Rangers their defense looks great.
Adam Fox went to my camp.
He's been great for them.
Their offenses seems to be getting better Every time I watch them.
They play with a quick pace in Erin's on real, Zibanejad has turned into a superstar for them.
Filipino is finally emerging the way I thought he would travel.
He's got in there.
I mean, the Rangers have a lot of great pieces.
Even Ryan Strome is having a great year.
The Rangers have a lot of great pieces, and over the extra years, I think they play well.
Okay, two teams.
We gotta ask if they're for real now. Number one.
The Buffalo Sabres.
Are they for real? No, I don't think they are.
In the beginning of the year, everybody was saying the Buffalo Sabres are for real after they were tearing it up.
But guys, we gotta think we saw this last year.
They had a major winning streak, Major believe it was like 10 games.
Yet still, they weren't playing well.
Now we have four minutes left, so we're gonna tackle this very quickly.
The Buffalo Sabres are not for real Jeff Sooner is underperforming his contract.
Understand it, Understand it.
Skinner's got to pick it up.
Jack Eichel's carrying the scene right now at the moment, and it seems like they don't have enough depth scoring.
Even if it just beat my pants.
There's their defense is better and their goaltending is playing well.
But still, I don't think if the Sabres are Friel and they're not gonna be close in the playoff run, in my opinion, next up is this team for real.
The Marjo Canadians.
I know a lot of people think the Montreal Canadians are for real.
They thought they were for your old last year.
I don't think they are.
Yes, they play with a lot of speed.
They play with a lot of heart.
They play with a lot of things.
Great goaltending in the unbelievable defense.
But their offense, they're scoring death.
Isn't that where I think it should be? I mean, it's just not good.
I mean, they put the same amount of games the Panthers and their seven points out of a playoff spot right now, and they gotta jump Buffalo, Columbus and Philly, not it's not happening.
That means that they're 10 points beyond the Tampa Bay Lightning and they played one more game than them. That just doesn't fly.
It really doesn't so.
I don't think the macho canines are for real.
I really don't so sorry much.
I don't think you're making it next up.
Is Jack Eichel for real, and how many minutes do we have left? We have to three minutes. Jack Eichel.
This kid's for real.
I've been thinking he's for real for a long time.
He's a great player.
He's got a lot of skill and he brings a passion that I I can't believe it's only from Buffalo, can break.
Jack goes the captain.
He's major is everything.
Then Buffalo right now and yet he's the horse.
He's the working horse of this team, and I think that he's gonna put up numbers like this every year from here on fourth.
All right, we got two and 1/2 minutes left.
We spent only 30 seconds on that.
What's another topic? We can hit the Washington Capitals? Are they legit top contenders? Yes, I believe they do.
I believe they are Cup contenders without even saying quick hot takes your guys.
The Capitals are playing unbelievable.
Wow, that's a record that I don't That is really just unbelievable.
Wow, I got a lot of skittle bites, but the Washington Capitals are unreal.
It doesn't seem like they ever lose.
Their team is just complete.
They got hope, being that who stellar a great defense, the best scoring defenseman in the NHL, the best scorer of all time, great setup guys, great utility guys, an enforcer.
They've got everything there Cup contenders, and I don't see anything.
Okay, this may be the last time because it may take up a little bit more time or the Tampa Bay Lightning still cup contenders and can still get into the playoffs and get individual spot.
Maybe you'll win the division.
Yes, I've been saying it all year.
Everyone has probably been saying it all year.
Whether the Tampa Bay Lightning going to wake up, they have won seven in a row.
They're playing unreal.
Their goaltending is finally better.
Their defense is finally on one point.
Hedman's playing well.
Stamkos is lighting it up for this team and I think they're really getting everything out of the guys.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are playing great right now.
I don't see anything slowing them down and their offense.
I mean everything.
And 10 today is just unreal.
And I do think that they're gonna win.
Okay, I still think Boston's gonna win the division.
I think Tampa's gonna take that number two spot and whether it's Florida or Toronto, maybe even Montreal taking that three spot, Tampa's gonna have home ice advantage and they're gonna be right there.
Just a matter of time.
The Lightning are the Lightning are gonna take over, and it seems like they've already taken over.
So that's all I got to say. Lightning.
There come contenders and they could possibly win this division.
They got a lot of stars, guys, we got 30 seconds.
We got one hot take.
Let's see what we can get.
Is there a team in the NHL I actually want to talk about, um, the Boston Bruins? Are they in Istanbul? Okay, we got 20 seconds.
The Boston Bruins.
Are they in a slump, or are they actually play are actually gonna be bad down the stretch? I think it's a little slept with 13 seconds.
I got to say the Bruins air just in a little something been great all year. Possum.
That's been carrying them.
And I think Boston still a couple intended they're gonna win the division.
They're gonna get out of the first round.
They're gonna be great.
Boss is carrying all the way and that is it.
20 minutes is a long time.
Hopefully you guys like these.
Second, an actual first riel installment of hot takes where we talk about the NHL.
Hope you guys enjoyed this.
And I will see you guys the next time I do something like this.
I think it'll be probably around next week.