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Silky N’ Filthy Podcast: Pumping the Powerhouse Pacific

Remember when the Central was supposed to dominate the West?

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The elite of the Western Conference captured here: Elias Pettersson and...Mike Smith?
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Don’t you love that feeling when a bold prediction starting looking like a reality?

Okay, so I’m definitely jumping the gun here from my preseason prediction that five Pacific teams will make the playoffs in the West. I know I can’t claim victory just one-tenth of the way through regular season play.

That prediction did give us some talking points for Overreaction SZN on the latest episode of Silky N’ Filthy. So far in the Central Division, only the Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators have looked strong so far. While more ebbs and flows are sure to come, it’s fair to say that the other five teams in that division have underwhelmed.

That includes the lowly Minnesota Wild, who get a shout out on our show thanks to the big brass balls of Jason Zucker.

We also talk about the Pacific Division’s early success and if it’s sustainable. That includes the Vancouver Canucks, since they currently have the best goal differential in the Division at +11.

Thank you, schedule makers.

We also touch on the Washington Capitals best player a.k.a., John Carlson, and talk about how the Canadian federal election turned my co-host Kyle Bhawan into “Bloc QuebecKyle.”

Here’s a rundown of the episode:

  • Pacific Powerhouse & Sad Central (6:45)
  • Where does the Canucks goaltending duo rank league-wide? (16:30)
  • Empire state of problems (21:30)
  • The Capitals best player is John Carlson (26:15)
  • Meanwhile in Canadia: #WEXIT and Bloc QuebecKyle (31:30)
  • Beggsy’s top five NHL line nicknames (40:00)
  • Beauty of the Week: Jason Zucker (49:15)
  • Asshat of the week: Logan Couture (58:00)