With just five minutes per day to record the fastest hockey podcast known to
man us...sometimes the episodes can get quite emotional.
That emotion was on display last week, and especially during this morning’s episode with the trade deadline fast approaching.
How much do you trust Jim Benning?
How much do you trust Jim Benning?— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) February 18, 2020
That's one of the primary questions following the Tyler Toffoli deal. I break down the factors behind trusting Benning on The Quickie, including his performance when dealing prospects in the past.
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I asked this question after the Tyler Toffoli trade. Specifically, I went through some of Jim’s past instances where he traded away prospects.
Ironic takeaway: perhaps he’s done better than we think?
The irony of being a Leafs fan
Lots of #LeafsForever media blasting their team this morning.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) February 19, 2020
Do you remember what T.O. fans and media were bitching about last year? I talk about the irony of those complaints one year later on The Quickie.
My five-minute take trolling the Leafs here: https://t.co/p3ryg8u32I pic.twitter.com/G8DvI0VkwG
It was a fun week to roast the Leafs (and it only got worse after they lost to a 42-year-old Zamboni Driver).
I was on the Leaf-roasting train back on Wednesday, when I talked about the ironic take from fans and media in Leafland in February of 2019.
Remember when they were crying for a different playoff format? How would that work for them now?
Who’d You Rather: Cats or Buds?
Who would you rather see make the playoffs? That's the question I asked on The Quickie.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) February 20, 2020
We're distracted by the dogfight of mediocrity in the Pacific out West, but there's another turtle race going on in the Atlantic: https://t.co/JIJcDow7D3
I gave my take, tell me yours.
I think we all want the Leafs to miss the playoffs, but they are entertaining to watch....on the flipside, do you want to cheer for one of the saddest fan bases in the league?
Biggest Game of the Year: Part 61
This might be the #Canucks biggest game against Boston since 2011.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) February 21, 2020
Vancouver could find themselves out of the playoffs by Monday if things don't go their way.
I preview the impending playoff race in the Pacific this weekend on The Quickie: https://t.co/kPFytNE4LS pic.twitter.com/PSLGsOFMQ3
The Canucks were in a precarious position heading into the weekend. As they prepared to face the best team in the league, most of their rivals had multiple games on the schedule from Friday through Sunday.
Of course, the Canucks smoked the Bruins, and only Vegas picked up four points among their rivals. The Oilers, Flames and Coyotes picked up two points each, while the Winnipeg Jets lost both their games in regulation.
Monday Morning Quickie: Long Live Troy Stecher
Tick tock....— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) February 24, 2020
With the deadline approaching, I touch on trade rumours surrounding the #Canucks defence, and Stecher's value to the team.
Listen to The Quickie here: https://t.co/gcWpMKpMmy pic.twitter.com/yCdQbgf0wZ
I’ll look to include my Monday morning Quickie when I make this post on Monday mornings. On this one, I look at the Tyson Barrie trade rumours while talking about Stecher’s value to the team.
In other news, these results were...interesting.
Do you want to see Tyson Barrie in a #Canucks uniform by tomorrow?— Nucks Misconduct (@nucksmisconduct) February 23, 2020
At the time of writing, the results were around 60% saying “nah” on Tyson Barrie. It’s surprising to read that after many seems stoked at the idea of getting Barrie at the draft last year. However, his abysmal defensive performance in Toronto, coupled with Quinn Hughes’s absolute brilliance, had undoubtedly diminished the thirst for Barrie.
Aside from that Stecher’s defensive value is greater than Barries. That, and it’s easy to cheer for the hometown boy. Stecher is a heart and soul player that never lacks in effort, and he’s a smart hockey player. Why not see what he can bring to the team during the playoffs?