The Leafs Make Their Big Splash
What a weekend in the NHL! We got a big trade, some other substantial news off the ice, and it was a topsy-turvy week in the standings as well. To begin today’s podcast, Jason and Frank took a look at the Ryan O’Reilly trade that we saw on Saturday night. Kyle Dubas and company pushed their chips into the middle byu moving four draft picks, but are O’Reilly and Noel Acciari enough to push them past the first round? Frank also talked about why he has a problem with where the bar is being set in Toronto.From there, they talked about the news that Jonathan Toews is going to be staying in Chicago this season as he continues to battle an illness. The Hawks won’t be able to get anything for their Captain, but Patrick Kane may have upped his trade value with a Sunday night hat-trick against the Maple Leafs. Jason also wondered about the potential availability of Max Domi.They also looked into some teams that are going to be facing tough decisions. The New York Islanders haven’t been the dominant force some thought they’d be after acquiring Bo Horvat. The Washington Capitals are slipping and how a lot of pieces they could sell off. The Pittsburgh Penguins have games in hand on a lot of teams, but they are far from a lock to make the playoffs. It’s going to be a wild finish in the East.Tyler Yaremchuk also stopped by for a new edition of Fill in the Blank where he asked the guys about the Tampa Bay Lightning, Edmonton Oilers, and St. Louis Blues.Episode 195 of The DFO Rundown is brought to you by Athletic Brewing Co. Join Frank’s Dry Jan challenge powered by Athletic Brewing – available onlineacross Canada and the US. Use FRANK20 for 20% off your first purchase at athleticbrewing.ca. Tune into today’s show to find out how you can win a sign jersey from Athletic Brewing!1:58 - O’Reilly is a Leaf15:10 - Toews, Kane & the Hawks24:10 - Chychrun’s status27:40 - Isles, Caps, Pens36:00 - Fill in the Blank Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.