Podcast: Ryan Brandell

Henrik Lundqvist and Jonathan Toews

The last time the Rangers and Blackhawks met was way back on Oct. 7 on Opening Night in the NHL. The Rangers won that game 3-2 in Chicago in what was a look at what could have been last June in the Stanley Cup Final if the Rangers had won Game 7 at home against the Lightning. After back-to-back seasons of nearly missing out on a Rangers-Blackhawks Final, maybe this is the year we finally get it.

Ryan Brandell of Barstool Sports Chicago (known as “Chief” on that site), joined me to talk about if the regular season is boring for Blackhawks fans, ex-Rangers winning the Cup in Chicago, which teams Blackhawks fans should be scared of in the playoffs and the teams that have no chance of reaching the conference finals. We also talked about the state of the Cubs and The Bachelor.