The offseason is here, and so are the doctors! A report from Nikita Zadorov on what life is like to be Nathan MacKinnon has led to several questions, including “What exactly does he eat?” Evander Kane has reportedly been betting on NHL games, including San Jose Sharks. What should be the ramifications for him if this is in fact the case? Philipp Grubauer‘s contract with the Seattle Kraken was rejected. How did this even happen? Marc-Andre Fleury is officially going to be a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. Where does this put them in the Central division this year? Jack Eichel wants to be tradedRead More →

It is NHL free agency day, which means that there are over 150 signings, trades and pieces of follow up from draft weekend to talk about. Let’s do that podcast! The Minnesota Wild got the sliding Jesper Wallstedt with the Edmonton Oilers pick. Why didn’t the Oilers pick him? And yet, the Oilers didn’t make the worst choice in the draft. The Montreal Canadiens stepped in to steal that honor from them. Those moves aside, who were the winners and losers of the draft? Leading up to free agency a number of trades happened, including: – Cam Atkinson and Jakub Voracek being swapping by theRead More →

It’s NHL draft day and we’re back with a LIVE episode, breaking down the beginning of the NHL draft and looking back on the news of the week. But first, the Seattle Kraken have a team! With the excitement stolen from the actual draft event due to leaks, what picks were hits and what players did they miss out on as they built their starting roster? In between picks, we had time to talk about all the other roster moves this week. Leading up to the draft, we had a number of trades, including: Alex Nedeljkovic to the Detroit Red Wings Shayne Gostisbehere to theRead More →

Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning on back to back Stanley Cup Championships! Leading to an all-time great press conference from Nikita Kucherov. Was he right? Did it matter about the salary cap? Should Andrei Vasilevskiy be the MVP? Did Montreal fans celebrate unnecessarily? We review a hire, fire and retire. Pekka Rinne announced his retirement. How will he be remembered? Ryan Suter and Zach Parise were bought out for the Minnesota Wild. How will this help the team moving forward? Or will it? Where might these two end up? Pierre McGuire was hired by the Ottawa Senators. But….why? Duncan Keith was dealt to theRead More →

We’re half way through the 2021 Stanley Cup Final! The Tampa Bay Lightning failed close out the sweep in Game 4. What can be expected from the rest of this series? Will Jesperi Kotkaniemi be back in the lineup? Will the scores better represent the game performance? We’ll find out this week! The last NHL awards were handed out. We review what awards Kirill Kaprizov, Adam Fox, Marc-Andre Fleury and Connor McDavid won. The offseason of NHL business has begun! This includes Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Joel Eriksson Ek signing 8 year extensions with the Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Wild respectively and Duncan Keith being rumoredRead More →

The Stanley Cup Final is here! We turn on the game and work our way through the first period of the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Along the way, we touch on: – When is the appropriate time to not wear socks? – Predictions for the Final and a review of the series that just ended – Conn Smythe favorites for both teams – Which wins out: A strong powerplay or a dominant penalty kill? – What is the best powerplay structure to use? – The All Star game and both outdoor games for next season – NHL players attending the 2022 OlympicsRead More →

It’s awards season! Rod Brind’Amour (Roderic) won the Jack Adams and said that he didn’t fully deserve. Aleksander Barkov won the Selke Trophy, perhaps making sure that he is finally not underrated. Jaccob Slavin pulled off the difficult task of a defender winning the Lady Byng. A lot happened between Game 3 and 4 of the Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights series. Dominique Ducharme tested positive for COVID. Marc-Andre Fleury gave up a goal. Robin Lehner took over in net. Is this Montreal’s series to lose? Ryan Pulock saved the game for the New York Islanders, but do the Tampa Bay Lightning still haveRead More →