John Matisz joins the show to bounce around the Western Conference and look at the most important storylines involving its inhabitants. In this episode we discuss the Blues disastrous start (4:10), whether John Gibson can keep the Ducks in the playoff race (9:30), if this is the year for the Flames to make their move (15:50), whether anyone can challenge Elias Pettersson for the Calder (26:36), the Jets and Predators navigating the regular season (38:15), Mikko Rantanen’s insane run (43:20), and the Blackhawks and Kings dramatic fall from grace (49:25).
For part two of the crossover, go listen to John’s podcast: ‘Puck Pursuit’ on theScore. There we discuss various Eastern Conference storylines including the Sabres promising start, the Lightning being in a tier of their own, whether the Penguins have another gear, and never betting against Alex Ovechkin.
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