Marek Vs. Wyshynski: Jesse Spector of Sporting News; Shanahan midseason evaluation

It's a Tuesday edition of Marek vs. Wyshynski beginning at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, and we're talking about the following and more:

Special Guest Star: Jesse Spector of The Sporting News hops on to talk about the NHL and hipsters who'll love the Brooklyn Islanders; Scotty Wazz of The Faceoff Hockey Show talks Flames, Capitals and pop culture; and Marek calls in from his gig at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in B.C.

• In which Wysh discusses Brendan Shanahan at the midseason.

• The impending CBA Armageddon.

• Zach Parise *sniff* stays through the trade deadline.

• Puck Headlines and Talking Points

Question of the Day: Scale of 1-10, (1 being crap/10 excellent), rate Brendan Shanahan's performance and why?

Email your answers to or tweet them with the hashtag #MvsW to either @jeffmarek or @wyshynski.

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