Episode Phil Watson (410): It’s the Connor Bedard Show as Canada Wins Gold! Vegas Stories. 

Canada takes gold at the World Junior as Connor Bedard justifies the hype. We’re back from Vegas and not everything has to stay in Vegas.

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  • Banter – Vegas
  • Title Player Phil Watson Phil Watson -> 40-41 Rangers Bryan Hextall -> Grandfather Ron Hextall -> 98-99 Flyers Trent Klatt -> 00-01 Canucks Matt Cooke Phil Watson -> 47-48 Rangers Fred Shero -> Coached 79-80 Rangers Ed Hospodar -> 87-88 Sabres Benoit Hogue -> 89-90 Sabres Rob Ray AND 01-02 Bruins Eric Manlow Phil Watson -> Coached 62-63 Bruins Ed Westfall -> 78-79 Islanders Bryan Trottier -> 93-94 Penguins Shawn McEachern -> 03-04 Thrashers Mark Dobson DPP  
  • Feedback / Shoutouts – Islanders Fan / Philadelphia Coaches
  • News World Junior – Canada wins back to back Connor Bedard
  • Jochen Van Cauwenberg – first game experience – Oilers vs Kraken 
  • Leafs – Marner gets 500th point
  • Oilers – out of playoffs – trade deadline coming up – will they trade 1st round pick? Ken Holland under lots of pressure right now Oilers still giving up far too many good chances SH Against – 4th most in the league. Teams around them are ARI, MTL, CBJ, ANA – wtf? SH For – 10th but less than against
  • All Star Game – Preliminary Announcements 2 players and a goalie to be added to each division via fan vote  
  • Metropolitan Division (All-Star appearances)
  • Sidney Crosby, PIT (5th)
    F Johnny Gaudreau, CBJ (7th)
    F Kevin Hayes, PHI (1st)
    Jack Hughes, NJD (2nd)
    F Brock Nelson, NYI (1st)
    F Alex Ovechkin, WSH (8th)
    F Andrei Svechnikov, CAR (1st)
    Igor Shesterkin, NYR (1st)
  • Atlantic Division (All-Star appearances)
  • Nikita Kucherov, TBL (4th)
    Dylan Larkin, DET (3rd)
    Mitchell Marner, TOR (2nd)
    Nick Suzuki, MTL (2nd)
    F Tage Thompson, BUF (1st)
    F Brady Tkachuk, OTT (3rd)
    F Matthew Tkachuk, FLA (2nd)
    G Linus Ullmark, BOS (1st)
  • Central Division (All-Star appearances)
  • Kirill Kaprizov, MIN (2nd)
    Clayton Keller, ARI (3rd)
    Jason Robertson, DAL (1st)
    Vladimir Tarasenko, STL (4th)
    Seth Jones, CHI (4th)
    Cale Makar, COL (2nd)
    D Josh Morrissey, WPG (1st)
    Juuse Saros, NSH (2nd)
  • Pacific Division (All-Star appearances)
  • Matty Beniers, SEA (1st)
    F Kevin Fiala, LAK (1st)
    Nazem Kadri, CGY (2nd)
    F Connor McDavid, EDM (6th)
    Elias Pettersson, VAN (3rd)
    Troy Terry, ANA (2nd)
    D Erik Karlsson, SJS (7th)
    G Logan Thompson, VGK (1st)
  • Guess the 5th
  • Predictions Review – 1/2 way    
  • Hot/Not Metro WSH 7-1-2 / CBJ 2-8-0 Atlantic BOS 8-0-2 / MTL 2-7-1 Central MIN 7-2-1 / CHI 2-8-0 Pacific LAK 7-2-1 / SJS 2-5-3  
  • Crazy Stat of the Week
  • DOPeS Mason Shaw 2 games kneeing https://www.nhl.com/news/minnesota-wild-mason-shaw-suspended-two-games-for-kneeing/c-339141568?tid=27754907


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