PMS 2.0 063 – Magic Johnson

On today’s show, Pat talks a little more about the massive fine that Zito is responsible for, and The Pub makes a PSA for all it’s members asking for help paying the fine (shirts available at with promo code “FreeZito”.) Pat and the guys also cover the whole MyBookie situation, and discuss Magic Johnson stepping down as President of Basketball Operations for the Lakers, and why he chose to do so on the same night that Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade retired. Pat also makes a big announcement regarding his upcoming golf outing, and answers a couple questions from Instagram for another edition of #ChatWithPat. Also joining the show is friend of the program, co-host of That’s Hockey Talk, and starting center for the Arizona Cardinals, AQ Shipley. They dive deep into the NHL playoffs and what AQ thinks about being in the podcast game. He also discusses what he expects from the Arizona Cardinals this year and how Kliff Kingsbury has been in the locker room so far, what it’s like being a dad, whether or not NFL players have the responsibility of getting their eventual replacements ready to play, and what he’s been doing to keep himself busy while waiting for the NFL season to start (1:00:06-1:39:07). Today is a fun one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

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Wednesday Night Hockey FACEOFF!!!

There’s never enough #HockeyTalk coming out of this office so Pat, Gorms, and I are going at it, debating the trending topics on and off the ice in a new weekly segment dedicated to bringing you the best, raw, unfiltered, takes from around the NHL.

Also don’t forget to check out the #ThatsHockeyTalk Podcast now available on iTunes and Spotify. New episodes every Thursday!

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NHL Trade Deadline 2019


3:49PM- A few more minor deals trickling in…

3:34PM- And to rain all over my parade and cap off deadline day the Pittsburgh Penguins have traded Tanner Pearson (acquired earlier this year for Carl Hagelin) for Erik Gudbranson a D man from Vancouver who doesn’t fit the mold of a Pens D man. He’s a bigger body, not known for offense or moving the puck. It’s obvious Jim Rutherford felt the need to add a physical D man after the injuries to Dumo and Letang over the weekend and Pearson is nothing to write home about but this reeks of desperation.

3:10PM- Depth D man going to one of the hottest teams in hockey the St. Louis Blues

3:06PM- And just like that we have 2 deals getting announced finding out Wayne Simmonds to Nashville squeeks in just before the 2:59:59PM deadline as well as Marcus Johansson to Boston

3:00PM- And there it is the deadline is officially OVER. You may see a deal or two trickle in that just snuck up under the clock but it looks like the West is going to be a bloodbath in the playoffs and the East is still Tampa’s play ground with CBJ doing everything they can to make a push and finally win a round.

2:51PM- Here’s the return for Stone and it was not cheap. Brannstrom is considered by some to be a defenseman who you can build a franchise around. Have to assume Stone signs an extension in Vegas soon.

2:45PM- This is huge for the Knights. They’ve been treading water lately and this instantly gives them another dynamic goal scorer up front. He’s young enough at 26 they can build around him as a core player for years to come too.

2:40PM- Nashville stays away from the big boys and gets a slight upgrade with Granlund. Nashville is deep but not sure they have the overall high end talent to make it out of the West.

2:31PM- Another depth move on the day this time for Calgary… Thought we might see some more shake up from the Kings today but no dice.

2:30PM- 30 minutes left and nothing to report. Simmonds, Stone, and a few others still dangling out there. Have to suspect everyone waiting for a Stone move and you’ll see everyone rush to try and fill some backup options.

2:15PM- The latest on the prize of the day Mark Stone…

Stone would be the type of player that could put Vegas back in the SCF. It’s the kind of move that the guys in the locker room would love and could really re-energize them if the front office shows that type of commitment to trying to win. 

1:55PM- CBJ are at it again! Adding McQuaid gives them a big body on the back end with tons of playoff experience. Torts is going to cream his pants every time McQuaid gets out there and blocks a shot, a match made in heaven.

1:33PM- This is some value shopping for Colorado and a great pickup. Not sacrificing your future still trying to build a young core and adding a guy who can fill the net and produce playoff points, if he gets his game back. Low risk move.

12:40PM- Minor deal with the ‘Bunch of jerks’ picking up Jurco.

12:05PM- Nooner update… Figured I’d share a couple of rumors to make things interesting. The #Insiderr himself Commie has Mark Stone the sniping winger from Ottawa heading to Vegas

Others aren’t as sure…

The asking price for Wayne Simmonds is allegedly a 1st and prospect which has become the going rate for an impact rental winger. Simmonds game just screams western conference to me as a big body guy who makes a living in front of the net. Nashville is getting left out to dry so far, do they step up? If I’m a GM I’ll pay whatever it takes for Simmonds, he can be a monster catalyst for a contender. 

Ooooh this is interesting!

I don’t think there’s a chance in hell Hank moves today, that type of deal is usually done in the offseason but that would be a BOMBSHELL.

Have to assume if there was anything cooking on these guys for Ottawa they’d be having a seat. 

11:22AM- We’ve got a depth swap and signs of life from Montreal

The Canadians were expected to be quiet, essentially as they have all year and here they add another little, speedy guy in Weal. 

11:14AM- This is Gump from north of the border, i have a good source in Vancouver telling me that Jim Benning and the Canucks are going to do absolutely nothing and also lose Alex Edler in the offseason.

10:20AM- Here we go now we’re talking…

Love this route for WPG and this really puts some pressure on Nashville to step up. Early return sounds like Brendon Lemieux (Son of Claude) and WPG’s 1st which feels right. Hayes is a big body who can dish the puck and help matchup down the middle in the West. 

10:10AM – Ok here we go good old #HockeyTalk on a Monday morning. I’ll do my best to keep things updated here until the deadline ends at 3pm. Nothing cooking yet. Still a few big names left to move… I’m looking for Nashville to make another move today. Are the Islanders going to try and beef up their lineup? What is Columbus going to do with Panarin? Is Ottawa going to move Mark Stone? Wayne Simmonds is definitely on the move today? Does he head out west?


Couple thoughts on the moves so far…

Columbus is going all in and you have to love it if you’re a Blue Jacket fan. For years they’ve been a 1 and done or also ran playoff team but they’ve sacrificed some futures here to load up their forward group with UFA’s Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel from Ottawa. If they keep Panarin it makes them as dangerous as any team in the East outside of Tampa.

Have to tip the hat to the Caps as well as they have made a few small tweaks that could pay off big time. Hagelin isn’t the game changer he was a few years back but still brings an element of speed and kills penalties. Nick Jensen gives a boost on the back end and is the type of under the radar move they wanted to make similar to picking up Michael Kempny 2 years ago. 

I’m not in love with the Coyle to Boston, Donato to Minny move for the Bruins. Coyle is solid no doubt, but I think they were better off holding onto Donato who has real upside though he struggled so far this year with the B’s. He now has 4 points in 3 games with Minny who needed some juice up front. 

Tough break for Dallas in grabbing Zuccarello from New York, leaving his best buddy Hank Lundqvist in tears, blocks a shot in his first game with the Stars and gets injured and won’t be back for 4 weeks…

My favorite move so far though goes to San Jose picking up a rental in Gustav Nyquist from Detroit. He can play up and down the lineup, has a knack for timely goals, has seen playoff action, and is always a positive possession player. It just feels like a situation where can score a huge goal or two in a deep run. 

Here’s a quick look at everything that has happened already courtesy of TSN‘s Trade Tacker:

Wednesday Night Hockey FACEOFF!!!

There’s never enough #HockeyTalk coming out of this office so Pat, Gorms, and I are going at it, debating the trending topics on and off the ice in a new weekly segment dedicated to bringing you the best, raw, unfiltered, takes from around the NHL.

This week includes Peter Chiarelli and Edmonton Oilers, the slumping Washington Capitals, and the best hockey movie of all time…

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Flyers Reporter Fooled by World’s Worst Photoshopped Tweet

Flyers reporter Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) saw this post on his twitter feed, read it with his eyeballs, processed it through the frontal lobe of his brain, and down through central nervous system to his fingers to report that this was actually a real thing. 

This “Tweet” claims the Philadelphia flyers (no capital F, no time to worry about semantics in a society where scrutiny against journalistic integrity has never been higher and there’s a trade to report) traded with the Oil for their starting goalie and the #4 overall pick from the 2016 draft for a 30 year old rental winger.

Well Sam did what any good journalist would do and checked with his sources to follow up and confirm. He was rebuffed by the Flyers, I’m sure much to their surprise and came back with his big break in the story.

No deal! Fake news! Suck it TSN!

Story has since been removed! TSN deleted the “tweet” wow… Big win for Sammy the Bull here. Well this caught the eye of the big dog of hockey news and rumours the OG Bob McKenzie from TSN.

Fabricated screen cap? Nah…

Body bagged! Live look at Sam Carchidi after this tweet!×1-3oriff9hTp2iu3B90k

Game over right?

NO FUCKING WAY! NOT IN PHILLY BRO! Sammy channels the spirit of Rocky Balboa and comes back swinging! He’s got the proof in a screenshot!


Well… Who wants to tell him? Bob? Go ahead please

Oh no… Sam what happened here?

Damn… Hit em with the Who Knows… Never can be too sure online these days kids. 

In the end Sam humbly and graciously accepted his defeat.

The nerve of that LOSER to try and trick people on the internet! Thank the heavens we had the old Broad St Bull on the case to dig through the muck and get to the truth!

Then again this is the guy who tweeted this masterpiece after one playoff series…

#NotAHomer indeed.

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