This week in period one, we review an excellent week full of points and wins for the boys in Red. With wins against the Sabres, Kings, Avalanche, and Coyotes, they have forced themselves back into the race for the Pacific Division crown. We talk about the forward line blender and ponder about what difference Coach Ward has made.
In period two, we discuss the NHL’s attempt to assist with a culture shift within hockey. We complain about people who complain about things. Then we touch on the Detroit Red Wings who amazingly have not won a game in 12.
In the third period we talk about the future of the NHL participation in best on best international tournaments. A World Cup of Hockey in 2021 is out, but could we see the best play in the Olympics in 2022? We also disagree about gimmick teams like Team World and Team North America (Under 23 stars).
Finally in overtime, Andy is challenged to name the other five active players who join Milan Lucic as players with 200+ goals and 1000+ PIMs.
Welcome back listeners! Another week of playoff hockey has taken place and there is a lot to talk about. In this episode, we discuss all of the series in round two, some free agents who have now completed their contracts, and we give our thoughts on the Eastern Conference Final which we now know will feature the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes.
We also tackle the coaching hires in Philadelphia -three head coaches on one bench?- along with some executive movement involving the Detroit Red Wings and the Edmonton Oilers.
Hey listeners! This week our co-hosts discuss a solid week of hockey for the Flames. With a loss in overtime to the Sabres followed by wins over the Red Wings and Oilers, the Flames are in good shape on top of the Western Conference. We talk about Sam Bennett and Derek Ryan as well as the second powerplay unit.
In the second period we discuss some of the trades that have happened around the league. The Ducks have been making moves trying save the season, the Wild bizarrely traded a pretty good forward in Niederreiter for a struggling forward they hope will become pretty good again in Rask, and the Oilers have players hit the waiver wire and sign their new starter in a bit of a head-shaker.
The third period this week will be another team profile, this time: the New York Islanders. The Isles are the surprise team of the league this season after their franchise player left to star in Toronto. They found a good coaching staff and find themselves the current Metro Division leaders. We take a look at the now and the near future for the Islanders.
Overtime: In the wake of the Koskinen signing in Edmonton, we discuss David Rittich and what sort of contract he might be looking at as a Restricted Free Agent with arbitration rights.
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Welcome back! Typically, this time of year is for looking to the future, but we are looking back to our very first episode and the predictions we made.
In this week’s first period, we discuss a successful 3-1-0 road trip for the Flames and the recent play of the team. Beyond that, we grade the performance of all the regular skaters and goalies.
In the second period, we review our picks for division winners and the President’s trophy including a couple of good ones like Tampa Bay and Nashville as well as some duds like Dallas and Philadelphia.
In the third period, we review our picks for individual trophies and the likelihood that they will walk away with them in Vegas after the season.
Finally, our co-hosts get an opportunity to replace three of our predictions.