The world has certainly felt a little weird and strange since the onset of COVID-19.
Do you know what else is weird and strange? That weird blip in time when John Tortorella was head coach of the Vancouver Canucks.
However, what if Torts never coached the Canucks? The Quickie went down that rabbit hole last week. Catch up on that and more on the world’s fastest hockey podcast.
What the Hell Happened to Matt Murray?
What the hell happened to Matt Murray?— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) May 12, 2020
I break down his tumultuous performance this season on the latest episode of The Quickie. I also dish on the #Pens most surprising player as well.
LISTEN: https://t.co/T0WadCrwno pic.twitter.com/mQXKjFuB5W
Matt Murray’s NHL career has truly been a roller coaster.
The two-time Stanley Cup champion has arguably had more downs than ups since the Pens last Cup win in 2017. He’s forever a legend in Penguins lore, but could the impending restricted free agent be on his way out of Pittsburgh?
The Return of “No Fucks Given” Gary
Gary Bettman truly gives no fucks.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) May 13, 2020
Here are my thoughts on Bettman recently said that he's "not even considering canceling the NHL season."
More on that short-sightedness here: https://t.co/drMPYmylxw pic.twitter.com/jJ0HBVcaOC
I dedicated this episode to Gary’s comments, when he said that canceling the NHL season is not something he’s considering.
The dude had no problem shutting down the season over a labour dispute but a deadly virus? That ain’t slowing down ol’ Gary.
What If the Canucks Never Hired John Tortorella?
Shout out to @SBNationNHL's "what if" week.— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) May 14, 2020
Kyle and I went over some insane "what if's" on the latest @silkynfilthy episode, out TODAY!
Here's one more....what if John Tortorella was never hired by the Canucks?
Take a trip down the rabbit hole with me: https://t.co/TFuzFNYGcf pic.twitter.com/9LryelZCOo
Where would the Canucks be if they never hired John Tortorella.
It’s an interesting rabbit hole to venture down. Would keeping Alain Vigneault longer have changed anything? If Mike Gillis was able to convince management that a rebuild was needed, would the Canucks have avoided a futile four-year stretch?
Would the Canucks have stars like Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes in the fold?
Raleigh: The NHL’s Most Irrelevant City
Is Raleigh the NHL"s most irrelevant city?— Trevor Beggs (@TrevBeggs) May 19, 2020
I'd love to hear why Raleigh kicks ass, but I can't say much intrigues me about the city.
At least the Canes is good. I give my take on their most surprising player & biggest disappointment on The Quickie: https://t.co/zCjwmrFYR0 pic.twitter.com/2pyglgR787
I’m sure Edmonton and Winnipeg would get some votes here, but you won’t get that blasphemy from a website featuring a Canadian editor. I’m ruling Buffalo out as well, since they’re apparently “America’s Most Canadian City.”
That leaves us with good old Raleigh.