Podcast: Ryan Brandell

New York Rangers vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Hockey is so close. So, so close. After the Rangers made it to the Stanley Cup Final and played until June 13, this offseason flew by with only a three-plus month break between Game 5 in Los Angeles and opening night in St. Louis. With the Yankees home for October and the Giants playing a must-win game every Sunday to stay in the playoff race, it’s good to have the Rangers back.

Ryan Brandell of Barstool Sports Chicago (known as “Chief” on that site), joined me to talk about the upcoming season by looking back at the end of last season, the Rangers’ and Blackhawks’ window of opportunity and living with the Stanley Cup-or-bust mentality.