It would be very on-brand, wouldn’t it.
In a year where the Stanley Cup might be awarded during a wacky makeshift format in front of no fans, two teams stand out as favourites to win, because of course they would.
No, I’m not talking about the actual front-runners, but much maligned fanbases who have suffered through decades of losing.
Hello, Vancouver & Toronto.
And while you won’t hear much talk about Toronto snagging the fugazi Stanley Cup on the podcast with the West Coast bias, these two Canadian franchises stand out as teams to finally bust their Cup drought in a year where some players believe a win doesn’t really count.
I don't think Drew Doughty has to worry about winning a real Stanley Cup anytime soon https://t.co/8y8nEPFnJb— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) April 13, 2020
On this episode, co-host Kyle Bhawan and I talk about 24-team format, with news surfacing that this is the most likely scenario to play out if the NHL resumes.
And in honour of underdog week here at SB Nation, we give our picks for our top underdog teams to watch out for in the dance.
Based on this system: it would be Vancouver vs Minnesota in the 1st round. https://t.co/LNrncGzQDJ— Randip Janda (@RandipJanda) May 21, 2020
We end off the episode by ranking the five best undrafted players in the NHL today.
The #Canucks are gonna win the fugazi Cup aren't they?— silkynfilthy (@silkynfilthy) May 21, 2020
On this week's episode, we unpack they insanely-enticing 24 team playoff format, give our picks for underdog teams to watch out for, and list the 5 best undrafted NHLers today.
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Here’s a rundown of the episode.
- Pros and cons of the 24-team tournament (3:30)
- Why the Canucks are winning the fugazi Cup (10:30)
- Top underdogs to watch for in the West (14:45)
- Top underdogs to watch for in the East (21:00)
- Five best undrafted players in the NHL today (31:00)