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Last Week on The Quickie: Just say no to Wayne Simmonds

Trade rumours, goalie stories and contract comparisons made the airwaves last week.

New Jersey Devils v Vancouver Canucks
Wayne Simmonds scored against the Canucks earlier this season. It was one of his five goals in 54 games this season.
Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

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

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

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?

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

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.

Just say no Vancouver.