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Season 2 Episode 18
0:00 Welcome to the “18’s are Wild, Early Bird” edition of the Bobcast.
1:43 Bobby Tonawanda asks Bob about what’s up with the Sabres and their need for a culture change. Bob explains that Ryan O’Reilly might be the first to leave Buffalo and Carolina and Montreal might be a good fit. Bob also explains how the structure of O’Reilly’s contract and John Tavares’ availability could affect the market.
11:15 Bobby BBQ asks what does the next 2 months hold for the Carolina Hurricanes. Everyone is available but Sebastian Aho, and Bob thinks that Jeff Skinner’s days in Carolina are numbered.
16:19 Bobby Bloomington asks when the Wild will finalize their plans for the GM position. Paul Fenton and Tom Fitzgerald are the two remaining candidates and expect an announcement next week.
17:38 Bobby Montauk asks if Lou Lamoriello could end up with the New York Islanders and whether John Tavares’ decision to return to the Ilse’s could play a role in Lou’s future and vice versa.
23:10 A listener asks Bob what John Carlson’s next contract will look like and can the Caps afford to keep him. Bob states that next year’s impending free agent defencemen class (OEL-Doughty-Karlsson-Ellis) could also play a role in Carlson’s contract structure this year.
31:05 A listener asks Bob for any intel on Rangers GM Jeff Gorton’s coaching search. Another listener asks why there are so many high-calibre, out-of-work coaches.
38:48 A listener asks about Adam Mascherin status with the Florida Panthers and whether he can/will re-enter the draft.
46:40 A listener thanks Bob for getting him back into the wine game and asks for any new recommendations.
48:11 A repeat emailer is furious about the “day our game died” and blames Gary Bettman for the success of the Vegas Golden Knights.
52:40 Bob is thanked by listeners for raising awareness about Organ Donation.
1:01:55 Bob reads a tweet from Logan Boulet’s father. #humboldtstrong