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This week is the Going Deep Trade Deadline Special! Grant recaps all of the trades that happened before the deadline, and also discusses what else happened in and around the NHL throughout the past week during the “Headlines”.

He then discusses the 5 main topics of the day

1) The Jeff Carter trade to LA, for Jack Johnson & a 1st. And why he believes the Jackets didn’t get enough for him. (30 minutes-39:30)

2) Steve Downie in the 3 way trade that sent him to Colorado, Quincey to DET, & a 1st rounder to TB. And why he believes the trade should have never happened. (39:30-46)

3) Andrei Kostitsyn being reunited with his brother in Nashville, and whether or not the combination will work. (46-53:30)

4) Hodgson being shipped to Buffalo for Kassian, and why it’s a big risk for the Canucks. (53:30-57:30)

5) The trades we expected that never happened and why they didn’t.

- Rick Nash: why teams were wise to stay away (57:30—61:30)

- Steve Ott & other big names: why they werent moved (61:30-62:30)

- Why Burke was smart to not make a big move for the Leafs, and how the true winners of the deadline were the teams that stayed away from the high prices, and showed self-restraint (62:30…)

If you have any suggestions for next week’s podcast feel free to tweet Grant @TheSportsGrind

Enjoy the show!

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This week on Going Deep, Grant discusses all of the headlines in the NHL, and which players or teams have been hot and which have not. Including forwards Malkin, Giroux, Kovalchuk, Spezza, Stamkos, Pacioretty, and goalies Smith, Brodeur, Halak, etc.  After he makes his observations about the past 2 weeks in general around the NHL, Grant focuses on 5 main topics.

1)      Detroit’s NHL record 23 consecutive home wins

2)      The Blackhawks 9 game losing streak

3)      The career of Mats Sundin & why he is a surefire HOF’er

4)      How underrated the STL Blues and both their goaltenders are.

5)      Why Rick Nash might be the most overrated superstar in the NHL

If you have any suggestions for future podcasts or comments feel free to leave them below or tweet Grant (@TheSportsGrind).

Be sure to check back next week for the Trade Deadline special!

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This week’s episode of Going Deep is focused solely on the NHL. In the intro Grant comments on what has been going on around the league, and which players and teams are hot and cold. The 5 main subjects of the show are:

1) The record-breaking performance of Sam Gagner (Starts 16 minutes in)

2) Evgeni Malkin being the front-runner for the Hart trophy thus far (24)

3) Ilya Kovalchuk & how he has made the Devils the league’s hottest team (29)

4) Potential trade deadline targets: Grabovski & Nabokov (36)

5) The playoff chances/odds of the Habs & Leafs (45)

Hope you enjoyed the podcast, if you have any comments, suggestions, or topics you would like covered next week, feel free to leave a comment or tweet Grant @TheSportsGrind

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