A familiar voice returns to the podcast this week. Ryan, Geeta and Dave gather in her palatial estate to talk about hockey, Wheat Kings and pretty things.
The Montreal Canadiens are 8-0-1 to start the year. They had a similar hot start last season going 9-0 before the wheels coming off after Carey Price’s injury. With the new Shea Weber led Habs able to prevent it happening two years in a row? And the PK Subban / Shea Weber trade comparison comes up again, with the goal differential growing between the two.
Podcast correction: Nolan Patrick is not related to Lester or Frank Patrick, but Dave still gives a good history lesson about the origins of professional hockey in Vancouver.
They look at the Canucks’ continuing struggles. From Loui Eriksson’s awkward chemistry with most lines on the team and Jake Virtanen not being able to find his stride, what will happen to this team in the coming months? How much time is left for Coach Willie D? Is Travis Green ready to jump to the NHL? And who will score first, Troy ‘The Boy’ Stecher, or Loui Eriksson?
Dave mentions an interesting stat regarding Auston Matthews and when the Maple Leafs win, Ryan smugly reads Jared McCann’s season stats in Florida and they read some reviews from the US iTunes store.