Hot takes are what keeps entertaining in the sports industry alive and well.
Well, there were perhaps some more hot takes last week on The Quickie. From the Pettersson/Mahomes discussion to comparing NHL goaltenders to NFL running backs, you should at least find some interesting takes among the published episodes from last week.
Greatness on display
If you haven’t hopped on the hype train with Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes, remember that it’s never too late.
Goalies are running backs of the NHL
Markstrom's been an absolute stud for the #Canucks, but will the #NHL's fickle goalie market hurt him in contract negotiations?— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) February 4, 2020
I touch on that, and the comparison between NFL running backs and starting NHL goaltenders on The Quickie: https://t.co/nqmgjE0SOh pic.twitter.com/7kmlrLRYRL
There are actually a lot of parallels between the markets for both positions. So much on field/on ice value is placed on goalies and running backs, but their paydays on the open market fail to reflect that.
The Flames are, um, in trouble
This take isn't just because they're missing Mark Giordano, but bet your money on the #Flames missing the playoffs.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) February 5, 2020
Something's rotten in Calgary this season, and the stats reflect that.
Listen to reasons why the Flames are fucked on The Quickie: https://t.co/XJ8VV0wqsg pic.twitter.com/b5Tyggby0z
Now Mark Giordano isn’t out as long as originally we originally thought. Nonetheless, there’s something rotten with the Calgary Flames roster this season. I talk about their struggles on The Quickie.
Memba when Jack Campbell was Jacob Markstrom?
Memba when Jack Campbell was Jacob Markstrom?— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) February 6, 2020
Both were once considered top goalie prospects, but Campbell's hype train took off too soon.
On The Quicke, I look at why Markstrom's career took off while Campbell failed to shake the back-up label: https://t.co/vFp2U1GEfk pic.twitter.com/ixl4Smecsr
I took a quick look at two goalies who were both once touted as the best prospects at the position.
They both took long journeys to get to the NHL, but I look at why Markstrom succeeded while Jack Campbell failed to rise above being a back-up.
Just say no to Wayne Simmonds
Wayne Simmonds? Nah man.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) February 7, 2020
Give Justin Bailey his shot before that. Give it to the underdog.
Speaking of underdogs, I make my case to climb from #64 to at least #62 on the #Canucks Twitter bracket.
LET'S GO, QUICKIE TIME: https://t.co/s8OYTnPJAR pic.twitter.com/v7Jh2aQHFX
Well, at least Justin Bailey is going to get his shot this week!
Seriously, there is no good reason to trade for Wayne Simmonds. For those that think the Devils would trade Simmonds in a salary cap dump for a guy like Sven Baertschi, again, that’s a deal that could be done without acquiring Simmonds.
Here’s the stat I referenced during the episode.
Rumour has it that VAN is looking for a rental power forward. Is Wayne Simmonds the answer? No, he is not. pic.twitter.com/tM5z9TAhYl— JFresh (@JFresh1999) February 7, 2020
Just say no Vancouver.