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Good morning, everybody.
And welcome back to full press coverage.
Radio live? Yes, We fooled you.
We said we were gonna be on yesterday.
But I am far too big of a wimp to have been able to Ah, get through the show yesterday I was suffering from a from a horrible, horrible sunburn.
I did kind of cop out yesterday.
I don't think people wanted to see me sitting up here with my shirt off.
So I figured I'd save you guys to trouble.
And we'll just skip yesterday and and come back strong here on Friday and closed the week out.
So, without further Dio, as you can see on the screen, we have our pretty much the only guest that ever shows up on the show because he's the only one who actually ever accept our offer.
He is r f BC Packers and fantasy football managing editor Kyle Steiner.
Kyle, how we doing today? I'm doing pretty good off.
I'm under I usually the one asking to come on, e.
I don't know what the worst is that works for you or worse for us.
Oh, we have a guest like the beg to come on Your show Can't be anything more than amazing.
No, I think that is good. Good.
And of course, Mike as well.
Good. Good to hear from you. Yeah.
Mike's here to, right, Mike? Mike? Yeah, there.
Are you trying to imply that Kyle with some sort of fallback option here? No, no, no.
I'm so I say it.
I think it's something a little bit.
I'm thinking something.
I'm a little bit a little bit, but don't worry.
We're gonna smoke things that we're gonna get everything all set.
You know what? I know? It's a little what? I was going to get it back because oh, not, you know, not tough enough to play the game yesterday.
He is definitely not Brett Farr.
Yeah, whole hope.
If you look at other aspects of bread fires personality, that's like, that's a good thing that you're nothing like bread.
For except for this, You know, maybe the toughness I could I could I could work out a little bit.
No, I mean folks out there helps Bret Farve doing here.
Oh, I'm gonna be my own.
My own human soundboard.
Ian and I actually went through an entire show looking for that sound drop, and man came through for me.
I got what he actually did.
I I didn't actually, and unfortunately, I didn't actually record it.
If you remember correctly, it pulled it up on YouTube, so I don't have it readily available, unfortunately, but, ah, it's back on an old episode, so I'll find it or I'll bring it up.
That's all right.
Don't worry about it. I'll be the human soundboard today.
Well, I'll be the filter.
Yeah. There you go.
Um, but yeah, I know.
It's so anyways, I I was a big giant wimp, and I just I couldn't make it through any Any of you out there that are off Irish and Scottish descent.
Ah, you know that we generally come are very fair skin, and when it meets, very strong and powerful son intends to not mesh too well, and that's basically what I was going through.
So while you guys were enjoying your days the last couple days, just just know that any time that you stopped and just paused it think throughout the day.
Just know at that moment in time I was just writhing in pain and just completely miserable.
But we're here now. It's Friday.
I'm feeling better.
I have a shirt on and it's only itching me, Absolutely.
I mean, that's the only problem right now is just The itch is uncontrollable.
Like I'm talking now just to avoid thinking about the edge, and I'm thinking about peeling my skin.
Now, folks, I know this might discuss you out there, and I'm sorry if you got a tune out, but peeling your skin after a sunburn is one of the greatest things ever.
It's the most satisfying, disgusting thing that you could dio I sit there, I revel in it.
I mean, it is worth getting the sunburn, to be honest with you.
If I can sit there and get an entire sheet of skin off my shoulder and one rip, I'm I'm gonna go play the lottery because I know I'm gonna be having a good year.
So maybe that was a little bit too much information, But really, I don't care.
I five you're just gonna have to deal with it.
It reminds me the pulp fiction notes.
It would have been worth him doing it just to see him do it.
And hope your car was keyed, though.
Well, I mean, if it was, I wouldn't notice because it's kind of dirty, really kind of cars falling apart as it is.
So no, I'm kinda at the point now with my car. I love it.
I love it to death.
I would love to put the money into it, but it's just it's just not it's not financially.
It's not a financially sound moved to to invest money and fixing my car.
So right now I'm just saving for a new one.
And you know what a zoo long is that keeps running.
I'm gonna keep driving it.
And you know what? One of these days it's not.
It's going to stop working and I'll salute it and let it, you know, go off into the sunset before you know I go get something else.
Hopefully, something better or worse, depending on you know, where I'm at at that time when it happened.
So but But now I am back, I'm feeling pretty good.
Um you know, it's it's hard to tell my camera, but I I do have a nice little glow to May.
So if if you're if you're, ah, considering me being a little bit too Ah, pasty the last couple of months.
Well, hopefully that that will have changed.
And maybe this corn friend, you have a pink issue.
Like I said the other day, I mean, I could I could have played the brother love without any makeup.
I mean, that's that's how that's how intense it was.
So I would have been a big grab.
Fortunately, I don't quite have that that hair yet, so I wouldn't have done the character justice, you know, if I was trying toe look like, um, but you know, anyway, so on Wednesday, we spent ah pretty good chunk of time talking about hockey, which was great and 24 But I mean, that's that's pretty much guarantee that we're going to bring it up at least once any time tiles on the show are, or pretty much any time that 24 times, it's a pretty much everything.
Yeah, I was gonna say, I mean, Kyle doesn't have to be on the show for us to bring up 24.
I mean, I mean, Hell, our show starts with a reference to 24.
So technically, it only makes it better.
One Kyle is here because that's trails to show he, you know, he sees just this ingrained as we are.
So you know, it's it's that much more you, Roquemore added.
Level of dementia. It's great.
And that's the thing to like.
You can you can tell who you know casually watch the show.
And that's there's nothing wrong with that.
I mean, trust me.
There shows that I can't You don't invest the amount of time I some other people dio.
Look, I'm sorry I stopped watching the walking dead couple seasons ago.
Do I miss it a little bit? Yeah, sure.
I missed some of the, you know, the good earlier seasons.
But, you know, um, I am I eager to watch it now? Probably not.
You know, one day, and I'll go back and watch, you know, 24.
It was It was you know, you couldn't miss.
Um I I watch every season, and I've seen it.
I can't even count How many times now? So, you know, we're well past the point of Ah, you know, just just a casual fan.
So kind of college, the same way Kyle knows the show.
So that's why we're happy to talk 24 with them.
Because, hey, you know, it's nice to bring in a different perspective, but we're also talking about hockey, which since then there has been some movement towards Ah, what we hope to be a restart of the scene out of restart.
But, you know, just the season picking up again.
But obviously heading towards the playoffs.
And the big thing is now that the NHL p a will be, um, voting on the proposed deal, which basically adds, Oh, our puts forth the 2014 pool, um, for the Stanley Cup.
And you know, this is gonna be all, obviously a lot different than years past.
There's gonna be ah, reportedly a plan round where certain teams get byes.
Ah, and it allows more teams after the tournament and again, Obviously, given the cir***stances, it just it makes e I.
I like it and I don't like it at the same time, like I understand Why 24 teams, you know again. 24.
We can't avoid it.
It's constantly in, you know, front and center with everything that we do.
But 24 teams, Um, I mean for for a playoff.
That's already a bit crowded.
In my opinion, I think 16 teams is kind of pushing it, Um, but I understand why they're doing it. And I understand why.
It's a smart move, because it does.
It gets involved, it gets more cities involved in the more cities that you can get involved for many reasons financially, for one to just the the ability to just take people's minds away from Thrace, monotony of each and every day of just going through the same same stuff.
So I in that sense, I enjoy it.
And again, at the end of the day, I'm gonna be thrilled to have hockey.
Uh, as a Bruins fan, I'm concerned because the way this is is shaping up is that they would be one of the teams that would get the by which I don't really like, because look, this is not, you know, like Kyle brought up yesterday or on Wednesday, and it was It was a great point.
And if I'm giving you credit that you don't deserve, just just sit there and accept it, because I'm pretty sure you said this.
But the fact that a team like the Bruins getting a by ah, would be nice, however, he seems, haven't been playing hockey for the last two or three months.
So I'd much rather the Bruins just start right where everyone else is, as opposed to having to play a team that may have played.
You know, if it's a three game serious, may have played three games or maybe a plate five games at that point.
So there's a lot of, ah, you know, it's not gonna be fair across the board.
I mean, you're gonna look at teams that are going barely the 25th team in this.
Ah, standing in the NHL.
They're going to sit there and wait.
How how did we know? Make it? Well, I mean, look, they opened up the playoff pool by eight teams and you were number nine.
I mean, it is what it is.
You can't let 31 teams in the tournament.
Um, so I mean, there's it's not gonna be fair across the board, but I think that they're motivated to get this done.
And I think this is gonna get passed and I believe it's gonna be announced, probably today.
And you're going to start seeing plans potentially for a mid July restart of the NHL season, which would give us a Stanley Cup final tournament, which again is at the end of day, is what I want.
I want to see hockey.
I want people to be fixed on hockey.
I want hockey to be the first sport to come back because it's gonna force everyone to realize how great of a sport it is.
And the people out there that just sit there, knock it.
They're gonna have to kind of eat crow and just realize, OK, it Z actually pretty fantastic sport.
So I'm excited, optimistic, but very excited.
Yeah, and you look at that cut off of where that will be.
The 2015 I think, ends up being.
Buffalo, who have 68 points in only 69 games, played Montreal with 71 71 right, so three games back, but with two games in hand.
So if there's any team that you feel sorry for.
I think it be Buffalo just because you know they got those last two games might may have made a difference, although my wife's Ah Montreal Canadians fans, so she'll actually be happy that half during the playoffs.
It was like that was the case for most the season, Uh, and suddenly she's the least popular person on the show.
But I think the, uh, in most years a first round bye in the NHL would be.
We talk about how big of an advantage is in the NFL.
I think would be a massive advantage in the NHL.
You talked about how much of a grind the Stanley Cup playoffs are for two months.
To get a Siri's off would be phenomenal.
You'd be so much better arrested, especially after an 82 game season.
But that's not the case here.
Now that this, like you mentioned they gone so long without playing Yeah, I'd be I'd be a little weary of those teams if I had a first round byes.
Those coaches, I think they're gonna be challenged in those those practices leading up to that Those games toe.
How can they get that competitive atmosphere.
How do you scrimmage should and still keep that intensity And, uh, you know, the teams that are well coached will probably be fine.
I think that's usually the case.
In a strange year like this, I think every the well coached teams will be well prepared, which just go over to basketball for real quick.
Makes me really happy about the Raptors.
No, I think have maybe the best.
We're certainly one of the best coaches in the league.
So, uh uh, yeah, let's talk about my team there.
It's good because of the, you know, we didn't want the last Canadian thing you mentioned to be the Montreal Canadians.
So least we balance it out a little bit there, Mike.
Sound like you're raring to say something.
Yes, I am wearing to say something. Absolutely.
No, I I agree 100% with you.
I think that in a lot of ways, hockey being the first sport to come back and we don't know if that's gonna be the case, folks, but it looks like that that will be the case.
They seem to be ****her along than any other major sport and the one thing that I believe good that will come of this from hockey is it will force people like you said, to be able to see just how great of a sport this really is.
And I think it will get fan interests, you know, much more back in.
Let's face it, we're starved for live professional sports.
We want to see live professional sports right now, so I think that's a very big key here.
I also think you and Kyle brought up excellent points in those vice, and they can work to a disadvantage for a team.
Hockey is one of those few sports where time off almost works to more of a disadvantage than it works to an advantage for you.
Um, you could make the argument that the buy in football is extremely important because you give players a chance to heal and look, that's true in any sport.
But when you have a long layoffs and there's a lot of rink rust that comes out from, you know teams playing and clicking on all cylinders, sometimes you're better off in that routine over and over again.
Toe wait even longer to get into that shape and then to wait even longer until your first you know, playoff series could work to a disadvantage.
So, yeah, I'm gonna have my shot by out on the Bruins and some of those teams that will take advantage of that simply because I think it's gonna be tough for them to be able to, ah, get the momentum that they're going to need.
So, you know, we'll see.
I believe the bis, like you said, the Bruins, the Lightning, the Capitals and the Flyers, I believe, would be the teams that are getting the other buys in the East.
For the Yeah, I know.
The capital capitals of the Burns, for sure.
And then I think it's the It's the blues, the Avalanche, the nineths and the stars would be, ah, one in Ah, in the West.
You know those air? Obviously, the teams right now that I think would be and probably asl Ian Prime contention, Um, a lot of big, big time fan bases.
A lot of attention would be on those teams, but again, it opens up the field to a much wider, you know, level of competition.
And who knows? We've seen in hockey so many times that all you need is a hot goaltender on the team that's clicking on all cylinders again.
Like Kyle said, a team that's so well coached to push through, they can get the job done.
And you never know.
Sometimes you see a lot of upsets.
That's why, in terms of the playoffs, I I really think that the NHL is dare, I say and I cover the NFL.
But the terror I say they're light years above everybody else there. Their playoff.
It may not garner the national attention that it should, and I think that's really a travesty.
But when you take a look at start to finish action from the time the playoffs kick off to the time the Stanley Cup Ah, Final is over.
I really do believe that the NHL has it, has it better than anybody, and I really hope they get to showcase that a little more this year than they have in years past.
Well, and they're even times No, I was going to say you could you could truly if any team that ah you know makes the tournament has a chance.
I mean, we saw it in 2012.
We saw a 60 adverse, an eighth seed in the Stanley Cup finals and the Devil's first the the Kings.
And it was it was a fairly entertaining fun.
I mean, there's a lot of story lines to it or is entertaining, and that's not something you can get in the MBA.
Um, you just can't.
I mean, the good teams, you know, the top teams in each conference, they're going to be the top teams and that kind of takes away a lot of the intrigue.
Whereas, you know, in the NHL you can have the Tampa Bay Lightning get swept out in the first round and you know, after 62 wins, but real quick and I'll let you go in a second.
Kyle, I do want to comment on Mike's thing because like, ah, he did say And this is something where I am concerned again.
Ah, for a team like the Bruins, Really, In my opinion, I think these a team, especially the Bruins, because of their advantage over every other team in the league at the time that the season stopped I think it's It's the format hurts them the most because they were obviously more well positioned throughout the season to go in and have the number one seed and not have to worry about that now.
Obviously, anything can happen again.
I'm not complaining about that.
I mean, it is what it is.
It doesn't mean that they can't win.
I mean, if there really if they are a really good team, like I suspect, um, 16 teams, 24 teams, that doesn't matter there.
They're gonna, you know, make a good run to the playoffs.
However, the by does concern because we saw it last season.
Remember when Carolina make made quick work in the second round of Thea the playoffs, and then they were just sitting and waiting and waiting and waiting for the Bruins Now again? Carolina.
Yeah, I think, over achieved last year.
So there is that aspect to it.
I don't think that they were as good as a conference Finals appearance.
Let's that's kind of how I feel.
Not I'm not taking credit away from them.
I'm just kind of putting it into perspective.
I think they just they over achieved a little bit, which is fine.
I mean, that's usually the first step in, You know, taking the next step is, you know, do you find out what you're capable of, and then you try to put it together.
But But in time the conference finals started, they looked like a team that was completely just out of it.
They hadn't played, I think in, like, 10 days or something like that.
It was a big layoff for them.
Um, and the Bruins were coming off 1st 7 game series and and round one.
And then, of course, Ah, I think it was six games in around.
Yeah, yeah, a seven game series in round one.
So, you know, they were.
They had one day off between the start of or the end of the first round and the start of second round, and they they looked far more capable of, you know, just e.
I mean, again, the layoff can hurt some teams, so I do.
I am concerned about that because again, in a blink about I, you can lose two games and if it's a best of three series, that's it.
You know, Daddio, CIA soon will start the season whenever you know.
So sorry, coyote.
Mean, interrupt you. So that's okay.
Actually, you don't have a couple of points that I wanted to touch on.
So with Carolina last year, I actually predicted they beat Washington.
You know, that was not very popular decision at all.
And I do a pool with a, you know, a bunch of people.
And I think I was the only one to pick Carolina.
So definitely was.
Ah was out there.
But then I think you have gotten lucky that they didn't have to face Pittsburgh.
Yeah, I know that.
That the Islanders got the best of Pittsburgh, which was that was unexpected.
It was It was that a sweet as well.
Yeah, that was That was a back to back sweep as well.
And maybe that's the Islanders, where the team I was really thinking of, I think Carolina, I mean, because they got swept out in the conference, find the Bruins just make work of them.
So they, too, were kind of hurt by a little bit of a layoff.
But I think it was the Islanders.
Actually, that were was the biggest team affected by because they came in, uh, and then I think they had the really long lay off in between rounds one and two.
So maybe that's what hurt them.
But either way, yeah, I mean, they came in and swept.
You know, the other thing that hurt Carolina was Peter more as it getting hurt.
I mean, they're your goaltending situation.
Been so great with him.
Ah, and then suddenly that, you know, he came in, played, played some games, and they were kind of switching goalies back and forth and yeah, yeah, against Boston.
You don't want to be doing what? Yeah, when all the firepower they have, once you start going back and forth the goalies, the series is over.
It's just it's one of those things is like, if if you can't pick, if you don't know your starting goalie is and it not because both are playing well, but both of playing mediocre.
That's a problem.
That pretty much means you're you're you're toast.
And I mean, how many times have you seen it? I mean, Montreal 2014 price gets hurt. They're done.
They had, you know, the Rangers totally destroyed them. The rest of Siri's.
That might have been a sweet as well.
Uh, can if they got a game or not.
But I'm and that's why I think of she'll know bring back bad memories.
Yeah, I don't wanna wake her up right now with that, it was back. Make a call.
And then I think about 2006 the final Dwayne Arolsen with with admitted, Yeah, playing phenomenally.
And then he goes down and ah, type type Conklin, right? Yeah, it's Ty Conklin, Cayman, who is one of the greatest backup goalie's we've ever seen.
To be fair, uh, but but, you know, backup polio against Cam Ward, who probably played the US of his career this year.
He was That was by far his peak.
And it gave That was his career, that I mean, he was so good.
But I mean it severely overrated him.
And again, I'm someone who why don't goalies a lot, but again.
But that's not to say that what he did wasn't for not, I mean, to go through that 2.
5 months of just I mean literally.
Ah, highest intensity, um, nights.
Every other night.
I mean that you can't fluke or not.
I mean, if it's a one year wonder, Great, it's still in an incredible accomplishment.
So, Cam Ward, if you're listening, you know, it's actually amazing.
Were just he wasn't the starter that year was who was.
But I never thought about Kevin.
Week wasn't Kevin Weeks started thinking, right? It was Kevin Kevin weeks. I think it started.
And then, yeah, I think maybe game your game for the first round.
They went to war, and then they never looked back.
Eso he, you know, to go through a grind of a whole season and then being that rhythm e think is a little bit better then then, you know, barely playing and suddenly having to play every game for two months.
So, yeah, reward to adjust.
I also think was really great and, you know, average maybe slightly above average for most of his career.
But he definitely that that cup victory definitely extended.
Oh, yeah, Carol.
Then his play would have it, I think.
Look, I mean, yeah, he had a He had a fine career.
He had a nice career, all that stuff, you know, We're certainly not trying to knock that, but again, I mean it.
It really does come down to the goaltending, too.
And it's like at the end of the day, we retire a little, little, little cheap plug for myself.
What? We're talking to the chief Yesterday on the big bad burns podcast we talked a little Tuka Raskin a little, you know, just goalies in general.
And, you know, look, hockey's hockey is a great team sport.
Um, uh, you know, you see how all these guys working cohesion.
But really, there's one factor that trumps all. And that's the goaltending.
I mean, really one person in this team game can change the entire outlook of the game or Siri's.
I mean, that's the thing, too.
It's not just the game.
I mean, we talked about over time, and I know I know.
You asked the question in, um, in the chat room.
Um, you know, you talk about overtimes and it's like you think about some of these great multiple overtime games and just how you know two goalies just happened to be, in some instances, playing the most phenomenal hockey you've ever seen in your life and one of them has to lose.
And that right there is.
That's the thing.
You could have one team vastly outplay the other.
You can outshoot a team about 3 to 1.
At the end of day, that goalie stops every 65 of those shots.
And your goalie let's up one of the 25 at one nothing game.
And you know what? It doesn't mean you didn't play.
Well, it just means you Sometimes you just you just can't score.
And that has nothing to do with with with you.
So, um so, yeah.
Yeah, well, that I mean, that's I see my and I always go back, you know? And I Cox.
Yeah, well, I mean, that's the thing.
It's like you have a guy like Tim Thomas who played as well as he did, especially in the in the latter half of the playoffs, because, you know, the first round, you know, the start to the against Montreal was was rough, You know that They looked like another early ah, disappointing exit for the Bruins.
But, you know, as the legend goes, they turned things around and obviously had a little little pal well up in Montreal between games two and three and were able to turn it around.
Um, but I always bring up again.
I would bring up that 2000 Stanley Cup finals and, um, the back and forth between Eddie Belfour on March Hamburg Door and one of my and I still remember this, uh, it was in double overtime a game five because it was the one the devil's actually lost.
Um, and I thought, you know, I thought bro Door was used.
Obviously, he was phenomenal, especially in those later games.
But there was a shot that was there was a There was a bunch of traffic.
It got shot from the right point.
Um, but, you know, if you were looking down at the goalie for So for those of you who are trying to get the perspective, um, the goalies left side your right side if you're looking down at the goalie.
So it's coming from the right point and, ah, the puck.
It's I can't remember against blocked or deflected, but it goes in Brodeur's over at the top of the crease and the puck goes to the right, and all of a sudden there's, uh I can't remember who it was.
But just sitting there with a wide open net in double overtime, you know, looking to end the game.
And he fires the puck wide open net broad or comes flying across one of the greatest saves I've ever seen in my life.
Just in terms of the athleticism and the ability to just find the puck comes across blocker save.
I mean, it's it's You could see the crowd you could see.
You could hear the reaction from From the, uh, I believe is the ESPN or ABC crowd, whatever. Same announcers.
And, yeah, it is just one of those things where, like, a goalie's just do what they gotta do. And that's why I love him.
That's why I am a goalie.
So or was it? Go ahead.
Don't want pretend like I could do that now.
My go pulse check.
I am here to just make it.
I'm taking it all in.
And you know what? I've been quiet by design today.
There are still some concerns that I do have okay with this coming back and things that you know things that I've I've been reading about in terms of, you know, the season.
And especially because the NHL more than any other of the four major professional sports albeit I know there are, you know, pro sports teams in Canada when it comes to a major league baseball.
And when it comes to, um, you know, the National Basketball Association and Kyle, you can speak to this about anybody.
Canada, the United States still have border restrictions that are gonna stay in effect through June 21st.
I don't believe that should affect the plans that they have in place because they're looking at July right now.
But it's something to consider because they have had to extend these out.
You don't know if maybe a spike in Kobane 19 cases could derail that a little bit.
So those are some of the things just to keep an eye on folks.
I know we're talking very, you know, enthusiastically, and hopefully that hockey is going to return sooner rather than later.
But there are a couple of concerns on that area as well, so just keep a sharp eye on that as I like to say they're also to me is a question about the non playoff teams.
If they do end up going through, we're talking about a potential nine month layoff on players on non playoff teams.
That is something that the NHL, I think, is gonna have to address in some way, shape or form, whether it be offseason conditioning programs, whether it be a little bit extra in terms of what they're giving these guys Teoh a time and ah, and the ability to go to rehab, maybe opening up team facilities for these team names, being able to scrimmage, maybe against each other things of that nature.
That is a long layoff for a professional athlete to be on the shelf without live professional competition.
So those are just a couple of things to keep an eye on folks when it comes to the return of the NHL.
I know we're speaking enthusiastically, but those are just a couple of concerns that I have especially going, you know, into ah potential return for the season.
It's great for the sport.
It's phenomenal for the fans and for the teams that qualify, they're gonna be in the thick of playoff action and it's gonna be a lot of great action.
But there are teams that are on the outside right now looking in, um, and I thinking zehr one of them that just come to mind the ducks or another one that would not qualify.
So you have to wonder how the NHL's going to address the teams that wouldn't make the playoffs and what they're going to do to keep them in condition.
Yeah, to say enthusiastic eyes, an understatement.
I'm about, like, a few points away from going full Howard Dean.
Oh, no, Sorry now and just, you know, screaming, you know? Yeah, you know, So But you do you bring up a great point, because again, you also have to take into account the international, not just North American, you know, between Canada and the United States.
But that Pointer National, um, you know, obviously, community.
And when it comes to the NHL, which is, you know, far greater than I think in any other sport.
I don't have anything to back that up.
But I'm assuming and I think it's a fair assessment, you know, again taking, say, soccer out of the picture.
We're talking about North American sports that are.
You know, obviously the soccer is is big in the world, but not, you know, we're talking about the United States here in Canada.
So Well, let's focus on hockey here, not soccer, but hockey.
When it comes to those four major sports probably has the most diversity among, you know, countries around the world.
So, um, I I think or at least the I know the, you know, MBA does, but not to the volume that the NHL does.
I mean, we're talking about, ah, large segments of players coming from various different countries as opposed to just one or two or just a handful here and there.
So that's certainly going to be an obstacle to get over for the NHL.
And that would hope that and and I I should probably know this, and I don't think this was part of it.
But I would hope that they figure out a way to, you know, maybe a way to determine that the I don't know how that would work, because it's kind of like the South Park episode where every team we're just going to try to lose so they don't come in first place but somehow make a consolation type, ah, bracket to determine some sort of draft seeding or some sort of something just to keep these teams that are going to get knocked out, Um, out of the playoffs and And look, I mean, this isn't, you know, at the end of day, if they don't get to play a game, they don't get to play game.
You should have probably one more in the 1st 70 games that you played.
I mean, this isn't, you know, or you don't the's t.
Not all these teams deserve in a traditional sense to make the playoffs.
That's that's a fact. That's on an opinion.
It's just it is what it is.
Thes air minus 122 goal differential definitely doesn't deserve Yeah, exactly.
Again this that I completely agree with that.
I absolutely do.
It's more of the teams that don't make it.
What are they going to do to keep these teams in condition and give them some, you know, like like you said, maybe some like either consolation or scrimmage games that they can play while these air going on just to keep the competition level up because a nine month layoff can be a long period of time to lay off.
And even if they're, they're doing conditioning on their own, which I know all athletes are there.
They're getting ready to come back and make an effort to get back on the ice, on the court, on the field.
But at the same time, that level of professional competition is something that's needed for a professional athlete to keep their timing, to keep their the mental aspects of the game fresh in their heads.
So I think it's more about not necessarily rewarding teams that don't deserve to be there.
I agree you can't have a full tournament.
You can't have the full gamut of teams in the playoffs.
But the teams that aren't there probably needs to be, if only for this year.
There needs to be maybe some concession made to get these guys.
Some competition may be in, you know, interwoven with each other or just in some way to keep those skills sharp, because if they do want to go ahead and play games even into October, for example, and then they decide to come back on short rest to start a new season, maybe shortly after Christmas or however they want to work this, it's going to be, Ah, you know, something Those guys are gonna need some sort of competition to build off of, because it really puts the teams that didn't make it at a big time disadvantage.
Well, isn't this a perfect time to bring back the King of the Ring tournament? I mean, come on, let's put all the eight.
All those What? Six teams remaining? Uh, yet No seven teams remaining out of the 24 or 31 yeah, let's just have a King of the Ring tournament winner.
We could call it a Festivus for the rest of us.
That's for the winner.
Gets the winner earns the first overall pick in the draft.
So, uh, yeah, because again, you can't You can't do the because again, everyone who just try to lose.
Actually, that might be kind of entertaining in an in and of itself.
But at the end of the day, I you know, I just want to see these teams get at least something, because at this point, you know, we're getting close to pretty much a full NHL offseason.
If you if you made it to the second or third round of the playoffs, Um, were you know, by the time the NHL actually starts playing again or assuming when they start playing again, you're talking about 3.5 months.
That's that's a That's a very full NHL offseason already.
And then you're about to go into a tournament and then enter, albeit a brief one, another extended break, because again, you can't just pick up and, you know, leave off that.
You know what I mean? You can't just be a turn right around.
You got deceives.
Have to have time with the cup, you know, you know, they've got to spend the day with it.
You know, that's a tradition.
You can't just you know, it kind of cut it off, you know? But, you know, I think that's the only way the Cup ends up in Canada because I'll be kicking players.
That's true, because Montreal is not gonna be doing anything anytime soon.
And before we get to a little over time on this subject again at a couple of questions that I want to dress Wednesday did get quite time.
But, um, for both of you, what is your favorite? Specifically, talk about the Bruins.
What's the favorite sweep that the Bruins have had that you can remember? And then you also your favorite overtime game? That doesn't necessarily have to be Bruins.
I can. I can answer.
I can answer both very quickly.
The first I figured, well, the fair and my favorite one was the sweep against Flyers.
Just because in 2011 okay, because of the year before, Yeah, yeah, just because of the year before, I could easily say the Penguins just because of how much they dominated in 2013 how much they dominated the Penguins.
But to come back and absolutely just roll over the Flyers after, you know, obviously, the embarrassing three.
Nothing Siri's lead that they lost, um, again, it's, you know, it's an easy choice for me, even against any other team.
And then, of course, they went on to win a Stanley Cup, so that that certainly helps in overtime game.
I've already spoken about 2000 again.
Like I said Eddie Belfour.
Bardia Martin, Bro Door.
I mean, mashup Game five in game six, together to me that they're both there.
Just one long, um, gave.
But Comey five overtime periods combined.
Yeah, five over total curious and basically, like, three games instead of 25 overtime periods.
And what? Ah, 54 goal advantage.
I mean, we're not talking about I mean, one game ended 2 to 1, and I think the other was, what, 3 to 2? I mean, I'm not looking, so if you if you have it, I'm I don't I just wrote down the okay.
What? Who? Which with overtime games.
But yeah, you are right.
I remember looking it up.
Yeah, so I mean and that xlix, since I mean, it's to me.
That's the only thing I remember about long ago.
So it's pretty impressive, I think, with the obvious answer of shooting for the sweep was the East Conference final in 2013.
Actually, I was It's certainly close, but again, when you add in the fact that they, you know, in 2010 Blue that and then obviously they had a chance.
I'm gonna come that year too.
So it makes them makes a lot of sense.
How about you, Mike? Uh, the Siri's obviously Ian hit the nail on the head.
The sweep against the Flyers is so satisfactory for a Bruins fan considering the year before, considering everything that they went through, UM, 2011 heading toward the cup.
I mean, really, you can't get really much better than that.
As a Bruins fan.
That's a Siri's that I know.
Bruins fans waited for for a long time time, and it was It was just a great sweep for, Ah, for all intents and purposes.
I mean, take it back to 2013.
Game seven Stanley Cup playoffs against the Toronto Maple leaves down three goals in the third period.
They rally to defeat the Maple leaves, five foreign overtime.
It wins the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, and the Garden was about as loud as I've ever heard it.
Television by know people personally that were in the building that night that say that they believe that it was louder that night.
Then the Old Garden ever got, and I have my difficulties believing that because I've been in the old garden before, that was one of the loudest buildings ever very poorly constructed, not really a nice venue, folks, but it was a very loud venue and just, you know, just beating the beating.
Qadri, which you know, is something that I always enjoy seeing him, you know, face down.
So I mean, it's it's good, you know, to see these these types of things.
But just and the whole beating Toronto is a great thing as well for a brew incident.
And now it is your condition.
Yeah, you exactly.
And then Teoh have Patrice Bergeron be the one to do.
It was just amazing.
So I will always that maybe one of my favorite Bruins games of all time, not just overtime win just all time.
I just I I remember watching that game, just absolutely loving it from start to finish.
My, um, my favorite picture of James Reimer ever face down just completely, completely just devastated.
And that makes me happy as even in Italy.
So my favorite sweet and it's funny Wednesday talked about Red Wings Avalanche, late nineties early two thousands.
How intense those playoff series was where, but then how you know the Red Wings in 2008 how they're still maintaining their dominance.
They want a cup that year on how the Avalanche had fallen off and they met in the second round and the rhetoric swept them.
It wasn't no need, No game, I don't think was particularly close.
I think Game one was that wasn't that big.
A difference within game to the Veterans just broken Open and Johann Franz and broke a 60 I think, was almost a 60 year record against that was originally held by Gordie Howe for goals in the series.
He scored nine in that four game sweep to two different hat tricks in Game two and Game four.
So that was definitely find certainly, uh, showed a.
Franzen is an elite goal score, and then my favorite overtime game, because we are going a little over time here, makes appropriate.
Hey, there we go.
Carson was the loss.
It's funny how even though the Red Wings lost this, they didn't win the series.
So I guess the good memories to it.
But Game two in the next year, round to again Ah, Game 2 2009 against the Ducks that way and went to triple overtime.
Yeah, Kristie here in the was your Garin that for Anaheim was he still 2009.
39 Because they think you want to join a civil.
Jonas Hiller was not quite there.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I think they were trading off time, but yeah, I think in that. Okay, sorry.
I was just I was thinking out loud and clarify that of the biggest did were up 7008.
So I don't think it would have got rid of him the year after he won the cuff.
But he was he was greatly impacted by the goalie pad.
Change that because he he really took it beyond a reasonable level when it comes to Pata size and everything like that.
But yeah, you'd fall off.
Not too long after, but I'm leaving.
He was still there.
But even though that game was disappointment, I remember how intense that was.
Yeah, Chris Pronger scoring.
I wasn't happiest, but I think back to that game.
And maybe it's because the Red Wings eventually won the series That I can look back at that game positively.
Um, but I know the next couple games.
The batteries just started.
Really? Only it.
Like the ducks, it took everything they had to to win that game.
And I think that Syria would go to seven.
And But I think I remember the Red Wings did get a bit of an early lead in that series.
Both sides something.
Sometimes those long like you complain along overtime game, and you can either.
You know, if you lose it, you can either wither away.
Or you can use that as an opportunity to, like, you know, you build.
I mean, that that's the great thing about hockey.
And that's why we can sit here and watch a 45 I mean, I was I was tempted to put you know what, The ST Louis five overtime game, Or was it pay? I mean, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia in 2000 and I want to say 2000 to 2003.
They went four overtimes.
Something like that.
Um, obviously we know the the Al McGuinness.
Ah, or the eyes German.
Fear against ST Louis.
That was That was Ah, what? Double overtime.
I want to say triple of it was double.
I don't remember, but yeah, Game seven.
I remember that.
Yeah, It was one of the most like famous, you know, images, hockey images in terms.
I mean, just the show.
I mean, if your your great fear there's nothing you could do about that, that's just, you know, when you pinpoint top corner, you know, like a little little half slapshot that he had.
I mean, it wasn't even like a full lined up.
It was just like, you know, Ah, beautiful.
Just pick that top corner little snapshot.
And yeah, that was it.
And that's all she wrote that was at ST Louis went by.
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