Well, I dreamed I saw the knights
In armor coming,
Saying something about a queen.
There were peasants singing and
And the archer split the tree.
–Neil Young – After The Gold Rush
Geeta, Ryan and P Mac gather this week to discuss the impossible. The Vegas Golden Knights going to the Stanley Cup Final in their first NHL season. They spend a ton of time this week breaking down the team, where the players came from and how they wound up four wins away from the Stanley Cup.
They discuss the expansion draft, the other NHL general mangers’ drawer deals to keep exposed players on their clubs and how Vegas GM George McPhee took advantage of this overthinking of the draft.
They also talk about Canada’s underwhelming effort at the 2018 IIHF World Championships. Despite years of slagging the event (the World Chumpionships, the Loser Olympics), they still feel there is a desire for the team to succeed at the international level regardless of the stage. They discuss Bill Peters’ coaching warm up before he head to Calgary and Patrick Kane’s incredible tournament as he was named tournament MVP.
They also discuss the Jeff Marek reports of a top prospect addicted to video games, if said prospect is Canucks’ D-man prospect Olli Juolevi was the one addicted to video games. They also answer some great twitter questions and talk a little Canucks to round out the show.
Finally, they discuss a Nevada Brothel offering the Golden Knights a victory party, where everything on the “Sex Menu” is on the house!
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