Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek on 32 Thoughts: The Podcast – Doing the Wright Thing – on Arizona Coyotes defensemen Jakob Chychrun, Conor Timmins and Shayne Gostisbehere. Could the Toronto Maple Leafs be one of many groups excited by Timmins?
Marek: “Let’s have fast take a look at the market of defensemen round one crew particularly, and that’s the Arizona Coyotes. Now, that is the week Chychrun makes his return. So hearth up your rumor mills girls and gentleman, Jakob Chychrun has now re-entered the chats.
Arizona performs Nashville, Carolina and Detroit this week.
You threw one other title on the desk as properly on Saturday evening and that’s Conor Timmins.
Friedman: “Jeff, you know the Juniors better than I do. When he was a Junior, he was a big prospect, right?”
Marek: “Him and Rasmus Sandin on that Sault St. Marie blue line were outstanding. Absolutely. He was huge and his dad is one of the great hockey dads in the history of the OHL. I’m not sure if his dad, who went to Cornell by the way, missed a single one of Conor Timmins’ games. Didn’t matter if he had to fly or take a helicopter or a batmobile or whatever, he did not miss any of his son’s games.”
Friedman: “I’d wish to see Conor Timmins’ dad within the batmobile.
Marek: “I would be pretty cool.”
Friedman: “They had the batmobile at one of many Stanley Cup Final video games in 2018. It was within the parking zone in Vegas. And so we had been strolling residence after one of many video games and it was there, I am going, can I take an image in that, they usually had been like, certain. I believe it was Nick and Kelly they usually take a look at me and mentioned, ‘I’ve by no means seen you so excited to take an image earlier than.’ I used to be within the seat of the batmobile. I digress.
So, by the way in which, listening to you say that it mustn’t shock you that after we did that phase, I had a pair folks attain out to me and say they suppose Toronto is likely one of the groups that’s .
Marek: “Cause of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds?”
Friedman: “And he played with Sandin.”
Marek: “You need one other ineffective truth?
Marek: “One blue eye, one brown eye.”
Friedman: “Timmins is on a conditioning stint of his personal. Has solely performed two video games within the NHL this 12 months. His conditioning stint ends on Wednesday I imagine. The largest drawback with him is he can’t keep wholesome. He had concussion points which are not any joke. You wish to be severe. He’s had some accidents right here and there.
Arizona, I believe to this point this 12 months has stunned us all a bit of bit, pleasantly. They’ve stored their heads above water much more than folks anticipated. They play very onerous. Which has been very spectacular of them, all issues thought of.
But he can’t appear to discover a spot proper there and I’ve simply heard there’s some dialog round him. We’ll see the place it goes.
We all learn about Chychrun. He’s coming again to play on Monday. He took a puck within the face at observe on Saturday. I used to be like, what else can occur to this man?
And you talked about Gostisbehere however somebody advised me so as to add Timmins’s title to this.
Marek: “I believe once more, this all modifications, as you say with one telephone name, I believe Gostisbehere is nearer to a commerce deadline deal however not a one hundred pc on that. And he’s on the expiry contract.
Friedman: “You don’t suppose there’s any likelihood he would keep? Like it’s been an excellent place for him there.
Marek: “It actually has. I simply don’t know that he stays. Like many individuals, I think about the Arizona Coyotes open for enterprise on nearly everyone.
Friedman: “Okay, Fair sufficient. I used to be questioning if he would simply say, ‘you know what, I like it here. It’s been an excellent match.
Marek: “You know what’s attention-grabbing about Conor Timmins, there have been two groups, keep in mind when the Darcy Kuemper sweepstakes had been on, the 2 remaining groups had been the Avalanche and the Oilers. And Colorado placing Conor Timmins within the deal, that’s what cinched it for the Avalanche. That they preferred that prospect over whomever Edmonton was providing. As I’ve been advised. That’s what ended up getting Colorado Avalanche, Darcy Kuemper.