It is our 300th episode and we are ready to celebrate! But first, the Vegas Golden Knights have signed Alex Pietrangelo to a fitting deal for the top free agent defenseman. This has to make Vegas the favorite now, right? It meant that they had to move Nate Schmidt to the Vancouver Canucks. Will trading him in division come back to bite them? Or, will it even be in division? Bill Foley let it slip that there might be a Canadian division next year? What will hockey look like matchup wise next year? And is it all a ruse to get Canadian teams into theRead More →

After a busy week in the NHL, we’re back to review the NHL Draft and the start of free agency. With some many top players at the top of the draft Nick is thrilled with the Lucas Raymond pick, while also surprised that Jack Quinn isn’t a Hughes brother. The Nashville Predators selected Yaroslav Askarov as their goalie of the future and the Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets were big winners. The goalie carousel spun and landed Matt Murray with the Ottawa Senators, Henrik Lundqvist with the Washington Capitals, Braden Holtby with the Vancouver Canucks, Jacob Markström with the Calgary Flames and Cam Talbot withRead More →

It’s officially the offseason! The NHL draft is this week. It’s time to look at Alexis Lafreniere, Tim Stutzle, Quinton Byfield and the rest of the draft prospects, where they could end up and what their futures will look like. Are there any teams that could be looking to make trades? New Jersey with multiple firsts? Toronto with Dubas promising to be busy? The Tampa Bay Lightning are Stanley Cup Champions! Nick predicted them to win, Carl predicted Victor Hedman winning the Conn Smythe and the Lightning made questionable choices celebrating. Robin Lehner is staying with the Vegas Golden Knights. So where does Marc-Andre FleuryRead More →

For the final time of the season, there are games to preview! The Dallas Stars are down 3-2 to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. What do they need to do to complete the comeback? For each team, who would win the Conn Smythe Trophy? Marc Staal was traded to the Detroit Red Wings by the New York Rangers. It’s a win for Detroit, but why are the Rangers clearing out cap space? The Pittsburgh Penguins sent Patric Hornqvist to the Florida Panthers. Why? The Ottawa Senators move out another veteran, buying out Bobby Ryan. What are the Senators planning and whereRead More →

With the NHL season nearing its end, the draft and free agency are fast approaching. What’s generally a whirlwind to begin with will be imbued with the frenetic energy of a Doc Emrick goal call. It’ll be made all the more intriguing given the difficulty many teams will have adhering to the salary cap. More than any season since 2005-06 they’ll have to get creative moving forward. Some big names may be in new places before the puck drops on 2020-21. Embed from Getty Images   With that in mind, one team to watch is the Colorado Avalanche. A formidable group with a solid mixRead More →

The Stanley Cup Final is here and so are the ever evolving rules for Nick’s hockey pool. The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning meet up in the 2020 Stanley Cup Final. Who is the favorite and how do they match up? And will Steven Stamkos play? (Please play.) Gary Bettman spoke about next season. Will we get to play hockey next year? Alex Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues are at odds at contract negotiations. Where does he end up? Eric Staal and Marcus Johansson were swapped between Buffalo and Minnesota. Is the VP of Business Development doing good work in Buffalo? The mainRead More →