Daren starts the episode with John Shannon to talk about the legacy of Eugene Melnyk and how the NHL, Ottawa community and the Senators are reacting to his death (1:20). Shannon goes on to talk about teams that he considers contenders and teams that he believes are pretenders (18:30). He dissects some of the goalie issues that are lingering in Edmonton and Toronto, and tries to explain why Martin St. Louis has worked in Montreal and the impact that St. Louis has had on players like Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield (13:50). Andrew Brunette checks in (24:10) and talks about his transition from Florida Panthers assistant coach to head coach, the Club’s acquisition of Claude Giroux (35:00), his keys for success as an NHL head coach and what he learned from Bruce Boudreau. He also talks about the personality of this Panthers team, what they learned from last year’s playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning and Aleksander Barkov’s impact on his teammates (40:00).
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