Welcome, citizens, to a brand new episode of the Real Life Podcast to finish off your Monday. This week, the boys were happy to welcome Ryan Byks to the show to talk a little bit about the Oilers and a whole lot about wrestling.
If you’re an Oilersnation fan, chances are that you know Ryan Byks from the hilarious team-related jokes he puts on his Twitter account about the state of the franchise. What you may not know is that Ryan is also an avid wrestling fan, which gave the Real Life crew plenty to talk about with the NHL Draft wrapping up this past weekend and Summerslam coming up in August. But to kick things off, we looked back at the NHL draft from this past weekend and gave our takes about how things went and whether or not Philip Broberg at 8th overall was the right play. Sticking with the draft, the boys recapped their flop trade ideas from last week’s show and mused about whether or not any of them might still happen. Could Russell still be moved? Will Lucic go after the Oilers pay out his signing bonus on July 1st? From there, the guys get into the Jesse Puljujarvi situation and try to make sense about what went wrong with the former 4th overall pick. How much blame is on the organization for the way they developed him? How much is on the player for not living up to his own potential? Lastly, the guys closed the show out with a look at our new wrestling site, All Wrestling, and detailed how the WWE has changed over the years and whether or not some of the independent leagues are the way forward. All-in-all, it was another jam-packed show that you’ll want to sink in your earholes as soon as possible.
Listen to today’s podcast below: