Just a reminder that the Backhand Shelf Podcast has been upgraded to a three-times-per-week show, running Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Thanks to the many of you who pushed for more – this should keep us constantly current on the major issues of the day.

Just to forewarn you: Pizzo and I both play rec hockey on Tuesday nights, so Wednesdays may occasionally derail into conversations about stuff like Magic 8 Balls.

Today we discussed:

* The great return of Sidney Crosby

* Will there be blood on the ice in tonight Buffalo/Boston game? (First game after the Lucic/Miller incident 10 days ago.)

* Doughty’s crosscheck on Oshie

* Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 22 points in 21 games (I say 19 in 19 at one point because I’m a moron)

* Are the Leafs legit?

* How long before the coaches in Calgary and NY(I) are sent packing?

* And more!

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