Episode 65: An Inside Look At the Trade Deadline

Chris Johnston joins the show on the eve of the NHL trade deadline to discuss how he vets his sources, the process that going into publicly relaying news, and finding a balance between providing opinionated analysis and strictly reporting facts.

We also discuss how it made sense for the Rangers to go all-in with the Eric Staal trade, and whether the Ducks will feel the need to keep pace with the moves the Blackhawks have recently made.

0:00 – 1:45 – Intro
01:45 – 8:30 – Working for Sportsnet 
8:30 – 14:40 -Reporting Facts vs. Opinion-Based Analysis
14:40 – 19:40 – Rangers Acquire Staal 
19:40 – 21:45 – Winning Attracts Good Players
22:45 – 29:00 – Anaheim Ducks
29:00 – 31:20 – Dallas Stars
31:20 – 36;50 – Reimer / Complicated Trades
36:50 – 41:40 – Potential Surprising Trades
41:40 – 42:35 – Outro

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One thought on “Episode 65: An Inside Look At the Trade Deadline

  1. David E. says:

    Hey, don’t leave the last episode on an Ilya Kovalchuk-related cliffhanger and then not talk about him on your next episode! Now you gotta do him on the next one.


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