31 Thoughts Podcast: How Auston Matthews ended up in Switzerland


In Episode 13, Jeff and Elliotte tip their hats to Daniel and Henrik Sedin, and discuss what the Canucks will do with their newfound cap room. They also examine the evolution of refereeing and are joined by Judd Moldaver of CAA Sports, who breaks down the plan that landed Auston Matthews in Switzerland for his draft year.

Here’s how the conversation unfolded:

• Jeff & Elliotte look back at the careers of Daniel and Henrik Sedin (2:00)

• Were the Sedins appreciated outside of Vancouver? (5:40)

• Canucks now have money to spend. What will they do with this cap space? (19:15)

• How will Canucks fans react to a Vegas type of (re)build? (24:57)

• Dave Jackson chatted with Elliotte about the evolution of refereeing and the challenges surrounding the profession (25:55)

• Awesome Art Skov story (30:00)

• Judd Moldaver joins the show and chats about how he helped coordinate the Auston Matthews deal to Switzerland before he made his way to the NHL (32:15)

• Quinton Byfield will be dominant in junior hockey (1:18:15)

• Marek has a story about David Levin of the Sudbury Wolves (1:19:15)

• When a junior team picks up a star, road games tend to be sold out. Great for the overall revenue (i.e. Connor McDavid at Erie) (1:21:45)

• #ASK31: Tavares to Montreal; what do the Rangers do with their first-round picks; de-funked NHL awards; introducing relegation to the NHL; favourite opening-round playoff series (1:24:10)

April 4, 2018: Goodbye, franchise faces. Hello, cap space.
April 05 2018


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