If the NHL returns to action in the next couple months, there’s a strong chance Edmonton will be a hub city. Mark Spector joins Ryan and Rory to stump for his home, dive into some of the historical pieces he’s written focusing on the 1980s Oilers and a recent story about the under-23 Team North America that sent fans into a frenzy at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
With Sportsnet re-airing a bunch of games from that tournament, Rory took his best shot at what an under-23 team of Canadians and Americans would look like right now. Spoiler alert: even better than four years ago.
Finally, the boys use The Last Dance as a jumping off point to discuss hockey documentaries they’re dying to see. Mario Lemieux in his wine cellar uncorking a fine Italian red and re-living all his ups and downs? Yes, please. Or how about a close look at the bloody rivalry between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche that defined the back half of the ’90s?
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Audio Credits: McKeown/McGee Films, The Boys on the Bus, 1987.
This episode is produced and sound engineered by Michael Mayers, and hosted by Ryan Dixon and Rory Boylen.
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