It’s Casual Friday at Talking Buffalo Podcast and Patrick Moran is joined by sports writer and friend Joe Yerdon to discuss several topics, including what team he thinks is the perfect fit for the Buffalo Sabres to trade Jack Eichel to and why.

NHL insider Elliotte Friedman said on his 31 Thoughts podcast this week that people are around the league are telling him to expect the Sabres to end up with two top 10 picks for next month’s NHL draft.  With the Sabres already holding the top pick that likely means a team drafting high would be willing to move that selection in a package for potentially Eichel and/or Sam Reinhart.  Joe goes in depth with three of those possible teams drafting high, including one picking in the top five that would likely present the Sabres with the best package back for their likely soon-to-be former captain.  They also discuss Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reporting earlier in the week that the New Jersey Devils are definitely interested in Buffalo defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen.

The guys also spend some time highlighting a few of their favorite annual Buffalo summer events in the wake of things beginning to open up more as people begin to move on for Covid.  Joe sheds light on why he prefers Taste of Buffalo as his summer event of choice while they both agree that Wing Fest is overrated.

They then move on to this week’s “Starting Five” draft and the topic is Sports Movies.  Patrick won for a fourth consecutive week in last week’s Twitter poll, beating Joe 55%-45% in Fictional Sports Movie characters.   Can Joe break the losing streak this time around?

All this and much more.  Follow Joe on Twitter @JoeYerdon.


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