One under-appreciated story for the Pacific Division this year has been the long-dominant trio of Californian NHL clubs crumbling this season.
It wasn’t always easy to throw the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks some love on The Quickie, but this is a positive show, after all. Except for the parts where I call out each team’s most disappointing player and chirp the city. That part isn’t so positive.
Check out the healthy mix of positive and negative storylines among these clubs that were profiled on The Quickie last week.
Ain’t No Thrill With Phil
The #Yotes are up today on The Quickie's look around the NHL.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) March 24, 2020
In terms of disappointments, there ain't no thrill with Phil Kessel this season.
In terms of compliments for the city, I mean, I think I'm moving to Glendale...
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Maybe I was starting to lose my mind in quarantine with this episode. That, or the City of Glendale was really calling out to me. Warm weather, cheap real estate...
This episode was unofficially brought to you by the City of Glendale.
Quick Downfall in LA
How the happiest ex-Canuck of all-time doing?— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) March 25, 2020
I show Ben Hutton some love and give Canadians friendly advice for having a brewski on Venice Beach on today's edition of The Quickie: https://t.co/wtpdYBrGky pic.twitter.com/FAZXERCEri
I gave Ben Hutton some love, but he wasn’t my vote for the most surprising player on the Kings this season...
Best and (mostly) Worst of Anaheim
It’s a sad state of affairs in Anaheim when Adam Henrique has been your best and most surprising player.
I picked John Gibson as the biggest disappointment. Not sure what it is other than that he’s lost all hope playing behind the Ducks.
What about that Canucks draft pick in limbo?
Wait, what about that first-round pick?— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) March 27, 2020
With the #Canucks 2020 first-rounder still in limbo, I look at three interesting prospects in the latter half of the first-round.
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With the Canucks first round draft pick potentially still in limbo, I look at three intriguing prospects that should be available in the middle of the first round, which is where the Canucks would pick if they kept their first rounder.
Monday Morning Quickie: Best and worst of the Cup champs
Other than the #Canucks, the St. Louis Blues killed it at the 2017 draft.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) March 30, 2020
They drafted Robert Thomas 20th overall. He's 3rd overall in points scored among 2017 picks, behind Petey & Hischier.
I talked about the best and worst of STL on The Quickie today: https://t.co/iYd1UVeCwn pic.twitter.com/EpFAqhgSRM
Lots of great performances in St. Louis this season, but there was one easy answer for the most disappointing player. Our SB Nation friends over at St. Louis Game Time had a good piece on him.