Puck Culture Episode 14: Blake Bolden joins Jackie Redmond and Ryan Callahan

February 6, 2020

Jackie Redmond and Ryan Callahan start the podcast looking at Ovi’s chances of breaking Gretzky’s goal record and the panic being felt in Toronto with Freddy Andersen going down to injury (4:30). Jackie wonders if Elvis Merzlikins has catapulted himself into the Calder Trophy conversation, and Ryan chimes in on the Battle of Alberta as he reminisces about some of the more heated rivalries that he was involved in as a player (12:00). The two play a little game of trade matchmaker and take a look at a few of the top trade targets and what teams would be the best fit for them (22:45). Blake Bolden, LA Kings scout and the first African American player to compete in the NWHL hopped on the line to chat about her role with the LA Kings, growing the sport and hanging out with Wyclef Jean, she also tells a few good stories that you have to hear (30:00). Jackie and Ryan finish the show by giving out a few “Hockey Oscars” and Callahan looks back at the most ridiculous promotional request he’s ever gotten (55:00).

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