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
- Every episode of this podcast is available on iTunes, Soundcloud, and can also be streamed from our website. Make sure to not only subscribe so that you don’t miss out on any new shows as they’re released, but also take a minute to leave us a glowing review.
- This episode is brought to you by Freshbooks, an online accounting service designed to save time and help avoid all of the stresses that come with running a small business. They’re currently offering a free 30-day trial to listeners of our show at Freshbooks.com/PDOcast (just remember to enter “Hockey PDOcast” in the ‘How You Heard About Us’ section).
- Also sponsoring today’s show is SeatGeek, which is making it easier than ever before to buy and sell sports and concert tickets. They’re giving our listeners a $20 rebate off of their first purchase. All you have to do is download the free SeatGeek app and enter the promo code PDO to get started.
Thanks for listening!