Podcast: Brian McGonagle

New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins

The Rangers and Bruins haven’t played against each other since Ryan Callahan was the captain of the Rangers. So on Thursday night when the two teams meet in Boston, it will not only be the first game of the year between them, it will be the first game in the Martin St. Louis era and the first game since the Rangers became defending Eastern Conference champions, which is a title most thought the Bruins would have held for this season.

Brian McGonagle, who is also known as Rear Admiral, of Barstool Sports Boston joined me to talk about the good and bad that comes with rivalries, the NHL’s  problem with the shootout and three-points games and how betting on hockey has changed since the 2004-05 lockout.