NHL opening week headlines, Dallas Stars check-in with Saad Yousuf, Multiple Choice Madness, Hailbag, and more
Ian and Hailey open the show discussing some of the biggest storylines coming out of the start of the NHL season, including Jacob Markstrom’s not-so-surprising opening night shutout against his former team, the Canucks, the possibility of Keith Yandle’s consecutive games streak coming to an end due to being a healthy scratch, Jakub Voracek’s postgame presser critique of Flyers beat writer Mike Seilski, Barry Trotz channeling his inner John Tortorella, admonishing his team for injuring starting goalie Semyon Varlamov in pregame warmups, and more.
Then, The Athletic’s Dallas Stars writer Saad Yousuf joins the show to discuss where things stand with the team after a COVID-19 breakout sidelined upwards of fourteen players, delaying the start of their season til this coming Friday, whether the group will be negatively impacted heading into the opener against Nashville or not, expectations for this year coming off of a Stanley Cup Finals berth, Miro Heiskanen’s potential to be in the Norris Trophy conversation, and more.
Plus, to close things out, Ian and Hailey run through a series of Multiple Choice Madness questions and introduce for the first time on the podcast the Hailbag segment, as Hailey fields questions from listeners.
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