Episode 7 guest Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson talks playing his physical style in today’s NHL. Between the Benches guest current Wild Assistant Coach Dean Evason tells awesome stories from being Ray’s roommate back in their Binghamton AHL days.
Ray and Darren hit on the latest hockey news including; the firing of Don Cherry, the uniqueness and on-ice success of the roster Doug Armstrong has built in St. Louis, Cale Makar’s development in Colorado, and Eddie Olczyk and Dale Hawerchuk’s inspirational fights against cancer. Washington Capital forward Tom Wilson joins the guys and talks about how he thinks the Caps still have another gear, changes to the game and where physicality like his fits in, and tells of a ‘fountain mishap’ during Cup celebrations. In this week’s #ThroatPunch Darren nominates his dogs, Tiny the Great Dane and Fritz the Shih Tzu for their recent antics. Ray’s nomination is the passenger that delayed his flight so he got in at 3am. Ray and Darren catch up with Ray’s old teammate Dean Evason, and the guys share some awesome stories from them living together in their first year as pros, including their $500 car nicknamed ‘ Bull’, rookie initiation dinners and more. In Ask Ray and Dregs the guys answer a few questions including thoughts on which team has the best shot to bring the Cup back to Canada, and where Ray and Darren would rank Gary Bettman amongst the big 4 North American pro sports commissioners. The excellent music on this episode is provided by Tony Ferraro and his pals.