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New Jersey Devils Legend Patrik Elias Almost Became A New York Ranger

It was a thrill for the Spittin' Chiclets boys to conduct the interview on today's episode. Patrik Elias is one of the most underrated players of his generation and should be elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the next voting. He's also the first player we interviewed that actually grew up behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. 

But did you know that the guy who spent all 20 of his NHL seasons in New Jersey almost signed with the blood rivals across the Hudson River? 

However, instead of going the Bobby Holik/Scott Gomez route, Elias called the genius GM Lou Lamoriello himself to hammer out a deal when the Rags wouldn't give him a no-trade clause. 10 minutes later, they had an agreement. 

We were lucky to get nearly two hours with this Devils legend and he was terrific (pretty funny, too). It's crazy to think that he grew up in a country that produced the Stastny Brothers and Vaclac Nedomansky (the first player to ever defect a Communist country to join the NHL) yet he had no idea about any of them. Whether you're a Devils fan or not, you'll enjoy the hell out of this interview.

The boys also breakdown the Vancouver/Philly firings, suspensions, the red-hot Wild, and the Dallas Star who allegedly invited four blondes to the same game. Give it a whirl.