31 Thoughts Podcast: Talking Dion Phaneuf trade, Rick Nash rumours

In Episode 6, Jeff and Elliotte discuss Ottawa’s Phaneuf deal (and the possibility of more Senators moves), a destination for Rick Nash, chat with the Director of Hockey Administration for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Josh Flynn, and take your #Ask31 questions.

Here’s how the conversation unfolded:

• Ottawa sends Dion to L.A.

• Gaborik to Ottawa. How do you assess this? (6:40)

• What kind of message is Ottawa sending to its fans and the league? Will the Sens re-sign Karlsson? Mark Stone? Matt Duchene? Derick Brassard? (7:35)

• Jim Benning extension in Vancouver (14:50)

• Rick Nash trade rumours. Where is he going: maybe Nashville; Tampa; St. Louis? (19:20)

• Yanni Gourde (undrafted player) finds himself on the Tampa roster scoring goals. The Calder race is heating up! (24:20)

• P.K. Subban and Brendan Gallagher exchange words following Preds-Habs game (25:20)

• Interview with the Director of Hockey Administration for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Josh Flynn, about how he got into the industry, implementing his ideas early in his career, developing the draft value chart, his role in the Rick Nash-to-New York deal, and the acceptance of analytics in hockey. (31:35)

• #Ask31: No-trade clause, Oilers off-season moves, Taylor Hall for the Hart, referee explanation for stoppage of play, best junior player you ever saw play, and Bruins deadline moves. (1:11:05)

• Tease for next week’s show: current players Jeff and Elliotte see coaching in the future and trades that never happened, but were in the works (1:23:50)

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