It’s been a while since we’ve had an ODPH EXTRA blog but there’s finally some stoiries to talk about in-between shows! Let’s waste no more time, shall we?
*NHL: The 2019 NHL draft kicked off Friday night. C Jack Hughes went #1 to the New Jersey Devils, RW Kaapa Kakko went #2 to the New York Rangers. Other notable picks were: D Moritz Seider going #6 to the Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo taking C Dylan Cozens & D Ryan Johnson along with Philly trading down to select D Cam York.
Parlay Point: The NHL draft never lets down for some storylines. The big Hughes or Kakko debate was settled for now. Just wait until they suit up for their teams. Nothing better than sparking some competition into the Rangers and Devils rivalry. After those picks, the draft was more low-key but Detroit raised some eyebrows by taking Seider at 6.Nothing against Seider, but In some eyes, it felt like a reach at that pick. Buffalo added some needed pieces & Philly made one of the few trades which led to York. Day 2 has a lot of depth so teams can really add to their rosters with the right moves. Side note: LETS GO RANGERS! #KAKKOTIME
*UFC: The UFC has a big fight night Saturday, June 22nd with Featherweights Renato Moicano (13-2-1) and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (14-5) in the main event. Card starts at 7pm EST on ESPN+.
Parlay Point: Expecting the main event to put on a show. Moicano is coming off a bad TKO loss to Jose Aldo while TKZ is returning being on the receiving end of the wildest KO in UFC history. Yair Rodrigeuz threw a Hail Mary elbow that caught Jung with under 10sec. left in a 5 round battle. Both guys need a win to stay in title shot talk. I’m expecting the Zombie to really put some pressure on Miocano & have him winning via decision.
*NBA: With the finals in the books, The Big 3 returns this weekend! The league of retired (BUT they can still ball) NBA players kicks their season off Saturday with games being televised on CBS & the CBS sports network.
Parlay Point: Ice Cube’s concept league is back, and the Big 3 is fun to watch. Gilbert Arenas, Jermaine O’Neil, A’mare Stoudemire & Baron Davis are some of the notable names in the league. It’s a good product to watch to get your basketball fix in until the fall. More info: Big3.com
That’s all for now. Keep checking out the latest Podcast episodes & thanks for reading!