Paul Maurice joins; Jets free fall, Nugent-Hopkins appreciation, Rangers/Devils showdown, Mailbag: Central winner

NHL @TheRink

Mar 29 2023 • 1 hr 2 mins

Dan and Shawn are joined by Paul Maurice (20:22) to talk about the Florida Panthers, specifically why they've lost four in a row at a time when they need to win to get into the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the ups and downs of their season. He discussed the excitement the Panthers have because of the fact that their top three players -- Barkov, forward Matthew Tkachuk and defenseman Aaron Ekblad, are all in their mid-20s and either in or entering the prime of their careers, But also went back to the team understanding what it takes to be a serious playoff contender, which he feels it wasn't last season despite the 122 points. In addition, the guys broke down the race for first place in the Central Division (3:00) and discussed reasons why the Winnipeg Jets are fading and could miss the playoffs. They also hit on the potential "Battle of the Hudson" first-round series between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers (45:00), talked about Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' quiet 96 points this season and touched on the Boston Bruins going for team and NHL history.