Podcast: Ryan Brandell

The Rangers have 23 games in their season and there’s a good chance for most of those they won’t have Ryan Callahan or Dan Girardi. With the trade deadline looming, it looks like the Rangers are going to have to at least move their captain and on top of that, the team is fighting to stay in the playoff picture. The Rangers return from the break with three games in four days and the first game is against the Stanley Cup defending champion Blackhawks.

Ryan Brandell of Barstool Sports Chicago (known as “Chief” on that site), joined me to talk about Patrick Kane’s performance in the Olympics, how winning has changed the perception of the Blackhawks in Chicago and why the Blackhawks can’t miss out on their current opportunity to create a Yankees-like dynasty.