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This week's rundown on The Bobcast:
0:00 The "Bob is a Grandfather" edition of the Bobcast. Bob and Cindy are thrilled to welcome their granddaughter Blake Bella McKenzie.
2:45 Bob explains why American Thanksgiving has a special significance for Pierre Lebrun and for some NHL coaches.
3:10 "Bobby Corsi" uses his own analytic to describe the unhappiness of current NHL teams and their fans. See where your team ranks on "Bob"s Happiness Index".
11:12 Bob describes the impact elite Russian talent is having for the Tampa Bay Lightning, including Steven Stamkov.
16:20 Bob outlines how "The Russian Factor" can influence a team's opinion of a prospect and how that can lead to an elite player like Nikita Kucherov falling to the late 2nd round.
26:02 Bob answers a listener's question regarding the Leafs trading Mitch Marner for a top 4 D-man.
29:50 A listener asks Bob about Belleville's ability to support an AHL franchise.
32:00 Pat Burns and the Legend of Joe Mansbreek. Bob gives a lesson in Tikkanese, including Gullen Gumbel, and explains how Pat Burns taught him the difference between the "bread aisle" and the "dead aisle".
44:20 A listener wants Bob to explain the regional restriction rules for NHL Broadcasts.
53:20 Bob explains the dreaded "Geo-Lock".
58:08 Bob answers listeners questions regarding: Prospects for the 2018 draft, Rasmus Dahlin, Blues prospect Robert Thomas, Canada / US Olympic rosters, whether 2019 draft eligible Jack Hughes could be the next "generational talent", Jesper Bratt, Markus Naslund's draft year, NHL/AHL/CHL players in the upcoming Olympics, post facto scoring changes, Carey Price and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, video review for penalties, and stoppages in play for goalies losing equipment.
1:26:20 "Bobby the Barber Beefcake" explains how in 1979 he got a 6 game suspension playing in a Sault Ste Marie Men's League.