Welcome to Episode 11! Tonight our co-hosts are recording from different locations with Andy in Dallas with the Flames and Jim left behind in Calgary.
In the first period, we discuss a very solid 3-0-0 week for the Flames that included a wild comeback vs Philadelphia, a tight-checking and somewhat nasty affair in Minnesota, and finally a very public humiliation in St. Louis.
For the second period we change gears and take a look at the importance of specialty teams. Using a complex mathematical formula (Powerplay%+Penalty Kill%=Overall Special Teams%) we look at the league’s best when it comes to special teams. You might be surprised by some teams that are in the top 5 and also by some teams *cough* Toronto Maple Leafs *cough* that didn’t make the cut.
In the third period we discuss the validity of Ken Hitchcock’s complaint that Connor McDavid is not drawing enough penalties. He has drawn 11 so far this season, which is tied for 17th in the league. We examine the players who have drawn more than him and try to determine if Hitchcock is just whining or if he might be on to something. Then we argue about whether top players should get special treatment from the refs.
Finally in Overtime we stick with the basics and do a little rapid fire trivia.
Thank you so much for listening and we hope you enjoy the show!