In this episode, Dan and Louie begin by discussing the world of sports, as usual. The breeze by the MLB and Golf Season being in full swing, pun intended and go right for the NHL and NBA Playoffs. They discuss just how hard it has been for teams to close out series. After taking a 2-0 series lead, the Minnesota Timberwolves lost 3 games in a row to the defending champion, Denver Nuggets and the 3 time MVP, Nikola Jokic. The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are pure craziness. The New York Rangers, once up 3-0 on the Carolina Hurricanes, go into a game 6 as they try to close the series out in a third straight attempt. The other three series are either 3-2 or 2-2 so we are seeing every series go at least 6 games. The guys segue this to recruiting by talking about closing clients, candidates and jobs. Closing a new client is best done by showing a track record of success in similar type searches. Closing a candidate and getting a client to make an offer is best done by being timely and not letting it drag on.  From the candidate perspective, “closing” a hiring manager comes down to your excitement, preparation and qualifications. Stay tuned as the guys give their predictions for who closes out the series first in the NHL Playoff Quarterfinals in the two minute drill.