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Last Week on The Quickie: Handsome D-Men Flashbacks & Confusing Calgary

Remember when Guddy and MDZ were a thing? Yeah, I’ve been trying to forget as well.

Winnipeg Jets v Anaheim Ducks
OCTOBER 29: Michael Del Zotto #44 talks with Erik Gudbranson #6 of the Anaheim Ducks during the second period of a game against the Winnipeg Jets at Honda Center on October 29, 2019 in Anaheim, California.
Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Another week is in the books on The Quickie covering the good, the bad, and the downright dreadful in the NHL.

You can listen to all five episodes in under a half hour...perfect for those extended poop breaks at works.

Guddy & MDZ Flashbacks

Speaking of poop...Erik Gudbranson and Michael Del Zotto are a pairing once again in Anaheim. Somehow, the Ducks beat the Canucks on Friday despite being vehemently outplayed. Perhaps I cursed the Canucks for poo-pooing this forgettable duo?

Nucks or Yotes?

We did end up discussing that on last week’s episode of Silky N’ Filthy. Although we might sound like homers, Kyle and I are both taking stock in the Canucks over the Coyotes.

The main reason? Elite offensive talent. It seems like the people agree as well.

Death to sophomore slumps

Every year the word “sophomore slump” gets mentioned, but is this the year where the term sophomore slump gets put to rest?

I talked about how the young superstars in the league are proving that the term is flawed, although middling players are certainly more susceptible to the dreaded term.

Once again, are the Isles for real?

The New York Islanders had one seven games in a row at the time of recording this episode. They bumped that streak up to nine wins with victories over the Tampa Bay Lightning and Buffalo Sabres.

Are they really going to pull this off again? I cast some doubts on it in the episode, based on some troubling, underlying numbers.

Most confusing team in the league so far

While the Islanders might deserve the nod for most confusing team, I make the argument that it’s actually the Calgary Flames. They blew a lead against the Carolina Hurricanes last week before beating the Nashville Predators in a game where they got dominated.

Still, something seems off about this team. As someone who wants to see the Vancouver Canucks succeed, I sure hope to keep smelling a stench from Calgary as the season progresses.