31 Thoughts Podcast: Vancouver and the ‘us vs. everybody’ mentality

In Episode 8, Jeff and Elliotte recap the NHL trade deadline, discuss a fan base out west with an “Us vs. Everybody” mentality and Roberto Luongo’s pre-game speech about the mass-shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School. They are also joined by former NHLer and current player-agent Jeff Jackson, who tells the story of discovering Connor McDavid and describes what he would change about the CBA.

Here’s how the conversation unfolded:

• Canucks fans have an edge and an ‘us vs. everybody’ mentality (start)

• Jeff buried Harold Ballard (10:00)

• Wrapping up the NHL trade deadline (12:00)

• Paul Stastny move to Winnipeg came as a surprise (12:20)

• What the Habs wanted for Max Pacioretty (14:45)

• Erik Karlsson is still in Ottawa. But were there offers/asks? (17:57)

• Chicago’s deadline — and could you see them moving Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane sooner rather than later? (22:59)

• Patrice Bergeron is hurt. If he’s out for the season, who takes the Hart? (25:43)

• Jeff Jackson, former NHLer and current player-agent, joins the show (30:11)

• How creative an agent can really get to maximize the value of his or her clients (1:04:30)

• Roberto Luongo pre-game speech in Florida and hockey player activists (1:09:45)

• Colorado broadcast interviewing Joe Sakic during the game and the idea of introducing a secondary stream. Could we see more of this in hockey? (1:20:00)

• #Ask31: Are Edmonton fans expecting too much of Lucic, home teams wearing white, what’s the colour scheme for Seattle if they were to get a team? (1:23:50)

• Trade deadline vs. tweak deadline. Draft day is another trade deadline day. (1:26:30)

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