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BeLeaf In The Magic: Playoffs Baby!

BeLeaf In Magic: A Maple Leafs Podcast features Christian Holmes (better known as Christian Mingle or Holmesy) and Oscar Elieff talking about hockey and all things Toronto Maple Leafs. With their knowledge of hockey and comedic talents, Christian and Oscar will enlighten your ears to hard-hitting, truth speaking, uncensored, 100 % no bullshit Leafs talk. So get your chicken fingers and your Freedom 35 because it's about to go down!

Do You BeLeaf In Miracles?: The Playoffs Are Rough

It's your new homeboys (and favourite Leafs fans) Christian Holmes and Oscar Elieff coming at you from the GTA.

What'll be cracking on the podcast today, party people:

In our second eppy ever, we'll be talking 'bout:

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs' playoffs so far: the fear that unites all.
  • How 'bout Game 3? Is it a cause for hope?
  • The Nazem Kadri suspension.
  • Holmesy's rant on the lack of toughness in hockey. The classic nature vs. nurture argument.
  • We talk about a book we think our listeners should read - Hockeywood. $1 of every sale goes to a brain cancer research fund.
  • Life without Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk.

So stay here and keep your stick on the ice, or as every Canadian's favourite wrestler Chris Jericho might say, "You'll get 'IT!'"

Here is the link to Hockeywood Novel and follow the on Twitter @HockeywoodNovel

Timestamps:

0:00 - 8:50 Games 1-3 plus Bruins Drafting

8:50 - 22:30 Nazem Kadri Suspension

22:30 - 33:00 Hockeywood Novel

33:00 - 44:15 John Carlson and Possible Lines for Next Year

44:15 - 50:45 What’s Left In Terms of Prospects

50:45 - 52:40 Next Game for the Leafs & Outro

 

About your hosts

Christian Holmes is a journalism student at Humber College. Known as Christian Mingle and Holmesy, he spends most of his time living life, sipping on Budweiser, listening to The Hip, being a smart ass, and building his writing portfolio. He writes for Grandstand Central and has been featured in Artifact-News.com, and Last Word on Hockey. In the future, Holmesy strives to be an NHL exec and report on the Leafs. Follow him on Twitter @HolmesyWrites.

Oscar Elieff is a student set to attend Brock University in Sept. 2018, for their Sports Management program. Elieff is formerly an employee with the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario. He is set on leaving a major impact on the hockey industry. Elief is constantly trying to learn new analytics to help his own understanding of the sport. The love of numbers is what he wants to work with. Check out his work on Last Word on Hockey. Follow him on Twitter @oscaelie_99.

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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 19 (More Of The Same)

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team manager Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

This week Connor and Johannes discuss the Habs vs Leafs and what that means right now. They look back at the week that was and wonder why the Habs seem to be giving more effort now in meaningless games rather than when the team still had playoff hopes.

Johannes has a hot take on the Andrew Shaw Greg Pateryn incident while Connor wonders why almost every clean hit needs to be responded to with fists. Next Johannes asks Connor to pick from a list of free agent center's not named John Tavares. Both hosts agree that Marc Bergevin needs a strong offseason and what that means. Connor and Johannes then go back and forth on if Montreal is a destination for free agents or not.

Our hosts then discuss Geoff Molson's comments about Bergevin and the state of the Montreal Canadiens. Seeing how results don't seem to be the criteria the Habs owner uses to determine the effectiveness of the general manager, Johannes wonders what Bergevin has to do to get fired.

With the Habs season lost and the Easter break coming up, Connor and Johannes will only be back after the season for a Habs wrap up and a serious look forward to the draft and free agency.

All this and an update on baby Daniel, more charity hockey and searching for silver linings in this season.

Tune in!

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 19 Rundown

Intro/Baby Talk/Charity Hockey (00:00 - 05:46)

Habs vs Leafs (05:46 - 10:22)

Holding the Team Accountable (10:22 - 17:00)

Expending effort in Meaningless Games/Shaw-Pateryn Incident (17:00 - 27:50)

Free Agent center's not named Tavares (and a little Tavares talk) (27:50 - 43:50)

Montreal is not a free agent destination (43:50 - 57:45)

What does Bergevin have to do to get fired? (57:45 - 111:46)

Look Ahead/Sign off (111:46 - 119:13) 

 

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions.

Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 17 (Tomas Plekanec Traded During This Pod!)

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team manager Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

This week Connor and Johannes take one final look at the NHL trade deadline. They discuss what the Habs could be up to. Before all the speculation, however, our hosts discuss a forgettable week for the Habs that saw them lose three of four (but picking up two loser points). Our hosts then discuss the CBC report that Max Pacioretty has asked the Canadiens to be moved out of town.

Connor and Johannes also discuss the Rick Nash trade to Boston and what that could mean for a potential Pacioretty trade. Our hosts then move off the Canadiens and discuss the trade deadline as a whole.

Connor is joined (from Saturday afternoon) by Spector's Hockey creator Lyle Richardson to talk all things trade deadline. Be sure to listen all the way through as our hosts break a trade live on the podcast involving the Montreal Canadiens (guess which one!).

All this and Johannes proves his worth as a third line center with clutch scoring, maybe Marc Bergevin should reach out?

Tune In!

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 17 Rundown

Intro/Johannes at center/plumbing issue (00:00 - 5:15)

Habs look back/concussions/booing Pacioretty (5:15 - 28:55)

Habs at the Trade Deadline/Pacioretty trade request (28:55 - 50:25)

Jerabek Trade (50:25 - 56:04)

Write for us LWOH (56:05 - 56:43)

Lyle Richardson Interview (56:44 - 1:39:06) 

Trade Deadline overall/Plekanec Traded (1:39:07 - 1:53:59)

Sign off (1:54:00 - 1:54:43)

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions.

We spoke with Lyle Richardson this week. Be sure to follow him on twitter @spectorshockey and on Facebook. Unfortunately, the articles Lyle highlighted were deleted by Fox Sports, but be sure to check out www.spectorshockey.net for the latest rumors news and Lyle's opinions on the Soap Box.

Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team manager Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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Last Word On Habs Pod – Episode 15 (P.K. Subban returns, again)

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

On this episode of the Last Word on Habs Pod, our fearless hosts discuss a myriad of topics, not all related to their beloved Montreal Canadiens. First, Connor and Johannes discuss how the snow can wreak havoc on your body. Connor recounts yet another outdoor hockey story that leads into Johannes' go-to beer.

Getting back to the disappointment that is the Habs season, our hosts reflect on the Canadiens 4-1 win over Ottawa Super Bowl Sunday and the 5-3 loss to the Flyers in Philadelphia on February 8th. The conversation shifts to the fine line the Habs need to walk to be successful in the NHL and how this season is reflection them not being able to walk that line.

The conversation then shifts to the returning (for a second time) P.K. Subban. The hosts relive the trade (only a little, promise) and discuss an article Connor wrote about not getting over it. Our intrepid hosts then discuss the New York Rangers press release that took the hockey world by storm last week. Johannes then proves himself an ultimate insider by obtaining a copy of the Montreal Canadiens working draft of a press release about the state of the franchise (and club 1909).

All this and hopeless Habs fans, Subban memories, Las Vegas bachelor parties and much much more!

Listen in!

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 15 Rundown

Intro/snow/outdoor hockey (00:00 - 4:42)

Habs week that was ( 4:43 - 11:30)

Fine Margins for success (11:31 - 17:24)

P.K. Subban (17:25 - 32:48)

Rangers Letter/Habs working draft (33:49 - 45:18)

Hopeless Habs fans (45:18 - 48:45)

Reasons to watch the Habs (48:46 - 50:15)

Rangers letter redux/Being honest with the fans (50:16 - 101:17)

Week ahead/Subban memories/Vegas (101:18 - 108:14)

Sign off (108:15 - 109:51)

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions. Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

 

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Last Word on the Habs Pod - Episode 11 (Are the Montreal Canadiens Mediocre?)

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news. This week: Are the Montreal Canadiens Mediocre? 

Last Word on the Habs Pod - Episode 11 (Are the Montreal Canadiens Mediocre?)

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

This week we talked losses to the St. Louis Blues, the Calgary Flames, and the blow out loss to the Edmonton Oilers. We considered the benefits of mediocrity, Claude Julien's approach in OT, and lamented the Alex Galchenyuk situation. This week we were joined by John Fischer, founder and managing editor of the All About the Jersey at SB Nation, to talk the New Jersey Devils. We revisited our rebuild talk and Marc Bergevin's challenges. Finally, we concluded by looking at the week ahead. This includes Thursday nights game against the high flying New Jersey Devils. The Habs start an extended road trip on Saturday against the struggling Ottawa Senators.

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 11 Rundown

Introduction, Hiatus, and Habs Losses at Home (00:00 – 12:45)

A Meditation on Mediocrity (12:46 – 16:57)

Mis-using Alex Galchenyuk: Redux (16:58 – 28:30)

Millennials, Mentality, and Old School Hockey (28:31 - 39:38)

Write for Us: Last Word on Hockey (39:39 - 40:13)

Guest: John Fischer (40:14 – 1:06:01)

The Habs Week Ahead (1:06:02 – 1:17:06)

Revisiting the Rebuild (1:17:07 - 1:28:27)

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions. Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

Special thanks to John Fischer. You can find his work at All About the Jersey and on twitter @JKFischer. Here are some of the articles he mentioned.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 10 (Have the Montreal Canadiens Turned it Around?)

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

This week we talked about wins over the Columbus Blue Jackets, Ottawa Senators. The Canadiens faced the Detriot Red Wings twice this week and won big. Paul Byron scored his first hat-trick. We talked about Carey Price. Since his return, Price has gone 5-0-0 and stopped 150 of 156 shots. His 1.20 GAA. .962 SA% is a far cry from his poor start. With no guest, Connor and Johannes delved into the benefits of the weak Atlantic division and revisited our rebuild discussion/debate. We concluded by commenting on the coverage of the Daniel Briere memoir in which he highlighted Michel Therrien's approach to "motivational" coaching.

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 10 Rundown

Introduction and Habs at Home (00:00 – 05:15)

Habs Wins Last Week (05:16 – 22:32)

Carey Price: From Rumors to Resurgence in Montreal  (22:33 – 26: 00)

Key Players and Performances (26:01 - 39: 24)

Write for Us: Last Word on Hockey (39:25 - 39:39)

Revisiting the Rebuilding the Canadiens Debate (40:00 – 1:01:46)

The Habs Week Ahead (1:01:47 – 1:07:53)

Covering the Coverage: Briere, Therrien and TSN 690 (1:07: 54 - 1:23:25)

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions. Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

Johannes and Connor shared some of their favorite recent pieces of writing.

Johannes Wheeldon

Connor Lapalme

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 9 (Montreal Canadiens Price is Back and Very Very Good)

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 9 (Montreal Canadiens Price is Back and Very Very Good)

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

This week we talked about a win versus the Buffalo Sabres and the return of Carey Price. This was a good end to not a great week with a loss to Alexander Radulov the Dallas Stars. In that game, for the ninth time this season, they allowed two goals in under a minute. The Canadiens also lost to P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators in the shootout was perhaps a better effort. We are joined by Colton Prail, Managing Editor at Last Word on Hockey, who told us how Last Word influenced his career path. We looked to the week ahead with games against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Ottawa Senators, and an away and home series against the Detroit Red Wings

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 9 Rundown

Introduction and Check In (00:00 – 02:30)

The Habs Last Week (02:31 – 24:06)

Write for Us: Last Word on Hockey (23:50 - 24:24)

Guest: Colton Prail (24:42 – 59:11)

The Habs Week Ahead (59:29 - 1:13:37)

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions. Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

Special thanks to Colton Prail You can find his work at Last Word on Hockey and on twitter @ColtonPraill. Here are some of the articles he mentioned.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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Oliver Maroney

The 4 SZNS Podcast's Ryan Magdziarz and Zak Noble sit down with rising NBA writer and analyst Oliver Maroney to discuss life as a famous NBA personality, the developement of the Big 3, and buying or selling teams.

1:35- Dime Uproxx vs Slam Magazine

3:00- Career path

5:32- Baby faced assasin/ benefits of starting at an early age

7:30- Building relationships with players and maintaining them 

9:12- Writing style/ eye test over analytics and stats

11:35- Involvement with the Big 3 & The Big 3 Podcast Show

14:55- First year growth and thoughts

16:43- Best friends with Ice Cube & Michael Rapaport

20:36- Metta World Peace joins the Big 3

21:52- Changes and improvements of the second season of the Big 3

24:25- Basketball inKansas City

24:55- Buy Or Sell: Detroit Pistons

29:04- Orlando Magic

33:15- New York Knicks

37:21- Charlotte Hornets

39:45- Denver Nuggets

44:40- Utah Jazz

48:27- OKC Thunder

53:36- Top 5: Big 3 player wishlist

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Last Word On Steelers Podcast Week Ten

In the week ten edition of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast Host Patrick Gelesh and Co-Host Brian Harker start off with evaluating the Steelers health coming off the bye. Brian runs through the injury report and with the exception of Jame Harrison, the Steelers, are entering the second half of the season healthy. They touch on the Detroit Lions game briefly before turning their attention to the week 10 match up against the last place Indianapolis Colts.

 

First they touch on the Steelers offense and Ben Roethlisberger's recent success against the Colts. He's amassed 1,107 passing yards 13 touchdowns and zero interceptions in his last three games against the Colts. This years Colts have a diminished secondary as is, and coming off the bye, this looks like the game where the Steelers passing game finally gets going. The Colts have the 31st ranked pass defense, and it will be interesting how the Steelers deploy the JuJu Smith-Schuster and Martavis Bryant. Especially after Bryant was deactivated in week eight and Smith-Schuster having so much success against the Lions in his absence. Ironically this game includes the AFC's last two offensive players of the week; Smith-Schuster and the Colts T.Y. Hilton. After looking at the matchups, Patrick and Brian conclude that if the Steelers can control time of posesssion and make the Colts offense have to string together long drives. There's a good chance the Steelers will walk out of Indianapolis with a win.

 

On the other side of the ball Patrick and Brian breakdown the Steelers defense, who will look to rebound from surrendering over 400 passing yards to the Lions. It's unlikely that Jacoby Brissett and the Colts offense will be able to duplicate that success. But if they do, Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton, who is second in the NFL in receiving yards, would have to have a huge game. Also, the Colts have a banged up offensive line that has surrendered 36 sacks on the year and the Steelers like to bring pressure. Their defense is second in the NFL with 26 sacks. That matchup obviously bodes well for the Steelers who will get Stephon Tuitt, a great pass-rushing defensive lineman, back from injury.

Patrick and Brian then go on to discuss the importance of playing the Colts even though they're not a division rival or playoff contender. This game holds some relevance for the Steelers because the Colts are in the AFC South. Come playoff time, if there's a three way tie, which could happen between three teams like the Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots, the tie-breaker will be conference record. Right now the Steelers hold the best conference record of those three teams with a 4-1 record.

Patrick Gelesh–  A third generation Steelers fan with a Masters in sports management and leadership specializing in football. My mom was lucky enough to witness the immaculate reception live. To me, hard hitting defense is “the beautiful game.”

 

Brian Harker- Born and raised in Johnstown, Pa, Brian currently lives in Wheatfield, Indiana with his wife and two kids. He Has been writing about the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2007 for such entities as Pittsburgh Sports Tavern, Pittsburgh Sports Forum, and SteelerZone, which he created in 2015. He believes that Paige and Walter O'Brien make Team Scorpion the best it can be.

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4 SZNS by Real Ball Insiders ep. 21

The 4 SZNS Podcast by Real Ball Insiders Ryan Magdziarz and Zak Noble discuss the biggest surprises in the NBA SZN so far, the Eric Bledsoe trade, Harden and LeBron going off, and an incredible Top 5.

 

1:43- Surprise Teams so far through 11 games

3:40- Sacramento (Kansas City) Kings

6:25- Dallas Mavericks Struggles/ Carlisle on the hot seat?

8:17- Devin Booker milestone points record

9:26- Eric Bledsoe for Greg Monroe and draft picks break down

14:25- Red Hot Celtics going for 10 wins in a row

21:44- Harden and LeBron going bonkers..... Who's next for 50+ points??

31:16- Top 5: Players that need to be talked about way more

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