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”
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.