Hockey Night In Canada: 10.19

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Happy Saturday legends! Speaking of legends…. let’s hear it Elton!

Thanks Elts!

Hockey Night In Canada…

Saturday and Hockey go together like lamb and tuna fish and for over 60 Years, Canadians and the hockey fans across the world, celebrate this beautiful sport every Saturday with Hockey Night In Canada (Broadcasted on Sportsnet).

I tend to watch every Saturday because of the product that is delivered and the memories that I have had growing up listening to the iconic Bob Cole, Don Cherry, Ron MacLean, and the whole crew.

These guys truly “Capture the Spirit of the Thing” – Dickie Dunn, Slap Shot 1977 and each week, they dive into extreme detail about the matchups, hockey news/history, the rivalries, and give you a theatrical experience that no sports broadcast could ever dream of matching.

The introduction to this season’s HNIC on October 5th actually fired me up so much, I had to post it for you.

Today’s Matchups:

7 P.M. ET / 4 P.M. PT Boston Bruins (5-1-1) at Toronto Maple Leafs (4-3-1)

10 P.M. ET / 7 P.M. PT Calgary Flames (4-3-1) at Los Angeles Kings (2-5-0)

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Predictions:

GM1: Boston at Toronto (All Time Series Record: 341–317–99 (BOS) –
(Toronto Wins 4-2)

Toronto has struggled with the B’s to say the least in recent playoff and regular season battles. With tonight being the first meeting of season, broadcasted on HNIC, in Toronto and coming off a tough playoff loss to the Bruins, I expect to see a fired up Maple Leaf team. I am expecting to see a fast paced, highly skilled offensive surge between these two groups and I am looking forward to seeing how Toronto’s newly rebuilt defense handles Boston’s high powered offense.

I am going to go out on limb say the Leafs win tonight in a hard fought game in “the six”. (I hate that I just said that but whatever, it plays)

GM2: Calgary at LA – (All Time Series Record 137-112-21 (Calgary)
(Calgary Wins 3-2)
This is a red hot, heated rivalry. These two teams met on October 8th, where we saw an electric overtime finish from Drew Doughty of the LA Kings, where he buried the game winner to plunge the Kings to victory on the road. Doughty did not stop there as he celebrated and taunted the sold out Calgary Saddledome in classic Drew Doughty fashion.

Surely, expect to see the sparks continue to fly between Matthew Tkachuk and Drew Doughty, bringing this rivalry to a whole nother level of intensity. This type of energy from Tkachuk, paired with the skill and toughness of this Flames offense, and leadership on the back-end with Giordano, will help the flames even out the season series with a big road win in LA tonight.

Expect the Flames to have a big night out at Nobu followed by some extracurricular activity at 1OAK.

In case you missed it…

So, do what I just did. Go get yourself a bottle of Canadian Club, a bag of All Dressed Ruffles, blast some Tragically Hip and let’s have ourselves a day!

-Rexy

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