The From the Point Podcast returns this week with a play-in round preview show.
In period 1 we will review the Flames training camp and exhibition game versus the Oilers. We’ll give our thoughts on positives, negatives, goaltending, and, of course, where Sam Bennett belongs in the line up.
In period 2 we talk about the other Western conference play-in round along with our predictions. We think you will enjoy the fact that neither of us picked the Canucks to advance.
In period 3 we do the same for the Eastern conference play in round. Nobody on this podcase is selecting the Montreal Canadiens to beat the much better Penguins, but take heart Habs fans, there are analytics out there favoring your squad apparently.
Lastly, in Overtime, we give our predictions for how the seeding will work out following the round robin of the top teams in each conference.
Are you feeling bored without much NHL hockey and no Flames games to talk about? Give us a listen as we recap a really mediocre last week of games heading into the CBA mandated break and All-Star weekend. We talk about a distracted showing in Montreal, a good tilt with some great goaltending in the Big Smoke, and then a bizarre fiasco in Ottawa.
Of course, we have to weigh in on the Tkachuk vs. Kassian controversy. We welcome any feedback if you agree or disagree with our takes.
In the second period, we do an NHL round-up and talk coaching changes, the Columbus Blue Jackets, the All-Star games and much more!
In the third period (and let’s face it, also a bit in the first period – we can be a tough pair to keep focused sometimes) we talk about buyers and sellers among the Canadian teams. A lot of Northern teams are still in the mix so listen to our thoughts on which direction they will go and also which direction they should go.
Finally in Overtime we give the Calgary Flames forward, defence, and goaltending units a grade at the break.
Hey listeners! The season has come to a close and an NHL Stanley Cup Champion has been determined. Congratulations to the St. Louis Blues who played one of the most unpredictable and remarkable seasons in ages. Last place in January to first place in June!
We recorded this episode hot on the heels of game 7, so we obviously had a lot to say about the Stanley Cup Final. We break down the series, the game, and talk about the Conn Smythe Trophy.
In our next segment, we revisit the NHL awards nominees and give our final picks for the winners. This was a really fun episode to record and we hope you enjoy it.
Hello Listeners! We are back with another playoff episode. We take some time to review the Bruins-Hurricanes sweep, talk a little bit about Tuukka Rask, and the Bruins top line. We also reflect on the Hurricanes season and their outlook going forward.
Next we talk about the Sharks-Blues series. There was the outrageous hand pass leading to an OT goal, but that seemed to turn things around for the Blues who took over the series after that point.
Finally, we talk about the Stanley Cup Final matchup and make our predictions for who is going to win it all.
Hello listeners! This week we review two game 7’s that determined the current Eastern and Western conference finals. A double-OT thriller in St. Louis and more controversial reffing in a playoffs that does not need any more of it.
Next we talk about the St. Louis Blues vs the San Jose Sharks and make our predictions in a series that looks like it could go either way. The Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes series is shaping up to be a one-sided affair but you know the saying that “you’re not in trouble until you lose at home”, which is great news for the Hurricanes who likely have the loudest fans in the league.
Finally we talk about the coaching rumor in Buffalo involving Ralph Kreuger who has the strangest coaching resume around and a fun sideshow in the World Championships where all eyes seem to be on Jack Hughes and Kappo Kakko.
We had fun with this one and we hope you enjoy it!