Real Life Podcast: The Playoff Hype Episode with Ladi Smid
7 months ago
We’re calling this our playoff hype episode and to help us get fired up for the upcoming playoff run we brought former Oilers defenseman Ladi Smid back onto the pod to tell us why this Oilers team is built to go on a deep run. To start things off, they picked his brain and got some thoughts on the Oilers’ blueline. Ladi is loving what he’s seeing from Mattias Ekholm early in his Oilers career. He also hit on the season that Darnell Nurse has been having and how Evan Bouchard’s game has turned around.
There is one player on this Oilers team that Ladi was teammates with and that is our boy Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. He talked about getting to play with ‘The Nuge’ earlier in his career and how he’s adjusted his game en route to becoming a 100-point scorer in the NHL. The conversation then flowed into Ladi’s new gig with the Edmonton Oil Kings, the future of fighting in the game, and also bringing his own son up through minor hockey in Edmonton.
To wrap up the pod, they talked about how excited he is for playoff hockey in Edmonton. Things get going next week and the city will be buzzing. There was also just a little bit of talk about what Ladi and the guys will be fueling themselves with at our Oilersnation Playoff parties at Greta!
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