Welcome, welcome, welcome to a brand new episode of the Real Life Podcast, the show where the boys set out an agenda for the hour but follow absolutely none of it. This week, the guys have a hard time containing their excitement about the Edmonton Oilers after they made their way through a very difficult October schedule with a record that puts them in contention for the division lead.
With this being the 97th episode of the Real Life Podcast, the boys decided they would use this momentous occasion to look back at the only 97 that matters, meaning, of course, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid. From the moment the golden ticket flipped over in our favour, to the draft part that followed, to being named one of the youngest captains in NHL history, a lot has happened over the first 3+ years of his career and the boys wanted to pay him tribute. With the Connor love-fest out of the way, albeit for a short time only, the guys looked at the rest of the Oilers and what they’re doing to put themselves in contention for the Pacific Division lead.
The defence has improved, the goaltending has (mostly) been sound, and the guys try to get to the bottom of everything that is going right to make sure that it continues. Jesse Puljujarvi has been a hot topic around these parts for the last month or so, and the guys try to figure out what’s the best path for the young Finn. With Puljujarvi’s development plan set and agreed on, the guys turn their attention to the upgrades that have been made defensively. How much credit does Trent Yawney deserve for the drastic improvements? The guys can’t be sure but they decide to sing his praises anyway. Needless to say, there was a lot of hockey talk on this week’s podcast and you’ll definitely want to plug it into your earholes.
Check out this week’s episode below: