Episode 12 guest Bruins President Cam Neely talks about his path to the pros and how he ended up as the iconic ‘Sea Bass’ character on the big screen. The guys also go Between the Benches with ‘the Bobfather’ Bob McKenzie unleashing the ‘snake lady’ story and more amazing tales from covering a lifetime of hockey.
Darren and Ray get into a number of hot topics: starting with the breaking news Monday afternoon of the Taylor Hall trade to Arizona, the underrated story around Anthony Duclair’s game this season in Ottawa, Jack Eichel’s MVP worthy season in Buffalo under Ralph Krueger’s guidance, what’s behind the Canes success and can it be sustained, and finally looking at San Jose after firing Pete DeBoer as coach and if the seat is getting warm now for GM Doug Wilson. Hockey Hall of Famer and President of the Boston Bruins Cam Neely joined the guys and talked about his path to the NHL, his short time with the Canucks, the trade, how perfect the fit was in Boston for his style of play, and how he landed the role of ‘Sea Bass’ in the cult classic ‘Dumb and Dumber’. In this week’s edition of #ThroatPunch Darren nominates Ryan Rishaug for ordering a $32 ounce of scotch on someone else’s tab, while Ray puts forward golfer Patrick Reed – for a second consecutive week. In ‘Between the Benches’ the ‘Bobfather’ himself Bob McKenzie joins the guys with some great stories from past World Junior tournaments including the legendary Snake Lady. ‘Ask Ray & Dregs’ sees questions on whether the Leafs’ roster construction model can already be declared an ‘epic failure’, and how hockey coaches should be properly conveying their messages to players. The excellent music on this episode is provided by Tony Ferraro and his pals.