PMS 2.0 065 – “Deflategate Was The Worst, D’Qwell Jackson, Live From A Batcave”

On today’s show, Pat and the guys record the show live from his backyard in what feels like an Indiana summer night. They discuss the NFL schedule release and highlight a couple of different games that they are looking forward to, including Packers vs. Bears to open the season on Thursday night, Steelers vs. Patriots on the first Sunday night, and a couple of the Thursday night and Monday night games that look to be good matchups. They squeeze in a little hockey talk as Pat has to respond to the city of Pittsburgh after the Pens got swept by the Islanders. They also discuss Russell Wilson’s new contract, and whether or not any of his teammates in the locker room actually like him. They also discuss movie biopics, and how Pat see’s the movie about his life unfolding. Also joining the show is 11 year NFL veteran, Pro Bowler, and the man who started the entire Deflategate situation by intercepting a Tom Brady pass, D’Qwell Jackson. He and Pat talk about their relationship as teammates, his video for The Uninterrupted about how all he wants is his playoff interception from the Deflategate game to be returned to him, and what he’s been doing to enjoy his retirement thus far. (4:15-18:44) To close out the show, Zito makes a triumphant return trying to read and ad, and the guys each give their favorite summer banger to give you something to chew on heading into the weekend. It’s a fun show, come and laugh with us. Cheers.

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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.

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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:

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Is Bob on His Way Out of Columbus?

News broke this morning that Blue Jacket’s Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky or Bob as us big time hockey guys call him is going to miss his team’s game against Nashville tonight.

No word yet on what happened or any context. It could honestly be anything here and there are two things to keep in mind about this situation… 1. He’s a goalie… 2. He’s Russian. Two of the most enigmatic type of people to ever grace this earth combined into one ball of mystery.

He could have been out all night drinking vodka after Torts ripping him a bit? He could have been hacking the DNC? He could have been pulled over in an altercation with the police driving his motorcycle around with his bear riding side car? The speculation is endless…

Making things complicated here is Bob is set to be a UFA (Unrestricted Free Agent for you non hockey guys) meaning he can sign anywhere he wants when the seasons over. He’s been stellar for the Jackets over the years in the regular season, but struggled in the playoffs. Regardless he’s the best goalie to ever put on a CBJ sweater. He holds all the club records:

  • Most wins in a season: 41 (2016–17)
  • Best goals against average in a season: 2.00 (2012–13)
  • Best save percentage: .932 (2012–13)

Columbus already had a bit of a debate on what to do with Bob that I doubt they were seriously considering until now. Trade him at the deadline or lose him in the offseason to free agency. The problem is he’s still currently their best option on the roster to guide them to a cup. This all goes without mentioning their best forward Artemi Panarin is also set to become a UFA and has refused to talk contract extension up to this point (He gone). 

If Bob is unhappy without an extension and causing issues for the team he’s gotta go. Even with a 7.4 million dollar cap hit this year, there are certainly teams that would be interested as either a short term fit for a cup run or a multi year starter. Let’s get a head of ourselves and list a few options that make sense at a glance:

 – Philly has been looking for a goalie for close to 3 decades now and actually traded Bob to Columbus in the first place, he would be a solid option to hold the net for a year or two til Carter Hart is ready.

 – Toronto has Freddie Andersen already but he’s coming off a groin injury, which for a goalie can be a nightmare to recover from. Bob would be a great guy to take some starts off his hands and make sure he fully recovers or platoon with until the playoffs.

 – Edmonton has Cam Talbot on an expiring contract and Bob would be an upgrade for an Oiler team fighting to make the playoffs. Connor McDavid would definitely appreciate the help.

 – Ottawa… but there’s a chance Bob just goes AWOL and ends up back in Siberia, seems more appealing. 

 – Carolina has tons of cap space (even with an internal budget) and a need for a bonafide #1 goaltender moving forward. They have young players and picks CBJ would covet, but it would be helping a division rival.

Torts is a no nonsense coach and would rather play with no goalie and 6 hard nose grinders blocking shots all night than a guy who disrespects him or his team. Bob’s days are numbered.

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