Just a very brief update to let you know that Will is studying for his college finals this week so we didn't (and won't) have an episode this week, but will be recording one on Sunday night. Thanks for your understanding!
Dan and Will have Eric on to talk about the Sabres and how good they've been this year. We touch on a variety of topics surrounding the Sabres, Housley's coaching, Rasmus Dahlin's growth, Jack Eichel and the quality goaltending duo of Hutton and Ullmark.
In a move surprising most of us, the Blackhawks parted ways with long-time (and 3 time Cup winning) coach Joel Quenneville. We also revisit the Ottawa Senators Uber-Gate scandal and William Nylander trade rumors.
And Ottawa has another mess to clean up after some players were caught on camera badmouthing their team and coaches. In other news, the Islanders and Canucks are streaking and Sean Monahan had a monster week.
Will and Dan preview all the teams in each division, where they will finish, standout players, who we think will make the playoffs from each division, and at the end of the episode pick our Stanley Cup favorites.
So the Washington Capitals are this year's Stanley Cup winners, defeating the 1st year Vegas Golden Knights 4 games to 1. As entertaining as the series was, it's been just as fun to watch Ovi and the Caps celebrate. We also briefly touch on the shake up the Islanders are going through right now.
Did anyone (who isn't completely insane) pick the Capitals vs. the Golden Knights for the finals at the beginning of the season? Or even at the beginning of the playoffs? An unlikely matchup of first year expansion franchise vs perennial playoff chokers who never make it out of the second round. Either way, one of these teams will be taking home their first cup.