February 07 2014 02:26PM
Topics covered on today's edition of the show:
- The trade between the Islanders and Blackhawks. Why, Garth? You need to log off already.
- A look at the impending FA market, and how the league's parity could impact the deadline.
- Most importantly, we made our picks for this weekend. Loser has to track Latvia/Switzerland.
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Here's the deal. Every Friday we're going to hold a draft in which we take turns picking the winners of that Saturday's slate of games. On Monday we'll recap the results, and the winner will get to pick one game (anytime between Monday-Thursday) which the loser has to watch, and track scoring chances for (which'll be posted on NHL Numbers).
This is our 3rd week running the contest. Cam lost our first go at it, recapping a Phoenix/Buffalo game as the result. This past week I took the loss, and then devoted 3+ hours of my life to a Florida/Toronto game. We clearly mean business. Below are this week's newest set of picks (bold):
Columbus @ San Jose
Edmonton @ New Jersey
Calgary @ Philadelphia
Phoenix @ Dallas
NYR @ Pittsburgh
Florida @ Carolina
Colorado @ NYI
Montreal @ Carolina
Chicago @ Phoenix
Winnipeg @ St.Louis
Ottawa @ Boston
Vancouver @ Toronto
Anaheim @ Nashville
Detroit @ Tampa Bay
New Jersey @ Washington
You'll note that we've included Friday's slate of games into our picks this week. With this being the final week prior to the Sochi Olympic break, and Saturday having an even number of games, we figured this would be the best tiebreaker. The beautiful thing about playing your own game is that you can make up the rules as you go along!