Calling A Cup Winner And Critiquing Canadian Qualifying Losers

08.12.2020 - By Tape to Tape

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The Rangers rebuild got a huge boost when the Blueshirts won the right to select Alexis Lafreniere first overall. Ryan and Rory discuss how that will impact an already-impressive core in The Big Apple.

They also examine the future for three Canadian clubs — Toronto, Winnipeg and Edmonton — that were bounced in the qualifying round. Will Rory ever move off his “never trade Nylander” stance? Was this just one of those years for Winnipeg and can Edmonton ever expect to improve without a serious upgrade in the crease?

And then, it’s predictions time. Can Rory snap his unbelievable three-year run of picking teams to win the Cup that then get swept in the first round?

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This episode is produced and sound designed by Michael Mayers, and hosted by Rory Boylen and Ryan Dixon.

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