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Silky N’ Filthy podcast: RIP rivalries and overreaction SZN begins

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We get into the juiciest overreactions so far. Is the Jets defence actually elite? Is James Neal really the real deal?

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at New York Islanders
Oct 8, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; Edmonton Oilers left wing James Neal (18) celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
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The drama just ain’t what it used to be in the NHL.

Don’t get me wrong. Speed and skill is at an all-time high. The game is arguably more exciting that it’s ever been.

What it is lacking is the bite and intensity of player-to-player rivalries. Drew Doughty and Matthew Tkachuk had a pretty good one going, but battles such as that one are almost non-existent in today’s NHL.

We shower some love for Doughty and his antics (hope you love that one, Canucks nation) because hey, hockey is here for entertainment after all.

Also on this week’s episode of Silky N’ Filthy, we kick off our Overreaction SZN segment. We’ll touch on this throughout the month, because there’s no better month for overreactions in the NHL.

Here’s the episode rundown:

  • Overreaction SZN: The Sharks stink (3:45)
  • The Jets “elite” defence (10:00)
  • Hurricanes are also elite (13:30)
  • Placing a bet on “Real Deal” James Neal (19:00)
  • Why CGY vanquished the “Real Deal” (27:30)
  • Our take on 3 surprise teams (34:45)
  • Beauty of the Week (41:00)
  • Why Canadian media has failed with promoting hockey (46:30)