Connor McDavid's quad injury and the trade between the Minnesota Wild and Pittsburgh Penguins were among the biggest topics of discussion on a new episode of the NHL @TheRink podcast.
Kevin Weekes, an analyst on NHL Network and a former NHL goalie, joined host Dan Rosen to give his take on how the Edmonton Oilers will respond without McDavid for 2-3 weeks and what forward Jason Zucker brings to the Penguins after they acquired him from the Wild.
Weekes also gave his perspective on how goalie Henrik Lundqvist is handling a reduced role with the New York Rangers, why he thinks the Columbus Blue Jackets will make the Stanley Cup Playoffs even if defenseman Seth Jones is out 8-10 weeks with an ankle injury, and his choice between the Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs to make the playoffs.
NHL.com Boston-based staff writer Amalie Benjamin also joined Rosen from Vancouver, where she is reporting for an upcoming story. She talked about the story she's working on and gave some thoughts on Sedin week in Vancouver, the Nashville Predators and what's next for the Boston Bruins.
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