It’s time to look at the next bunch of lovable losers in the NHL playoffs.  These four lost in the conference finals, with a wide range of emotions. The Oilers were happy to get that far while the Capitals were furious to get bounced by the Penguins for the second year in a row. Today, Mike, Kyle, Joe and Carl let you know who will be chosen to be protected and left unprotected for the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals. Previous teams can be found here: Bruins, Blue Jackets, Leafs, Canadiens Flames, Blackhawks, Wild, Sharks Sabres, Hurricanes, Panthers, Kings, Islanders,Read More →

The guys are back to break down the news of the week as the 3rd round of the Stanley Cup playoffs get started, including: – Sidney Crosby has had at least one concussion so far this playoff. What should be done to prevent them from having more? – With the Washington Capitals eliminated, where does the team go from here? Who will be around next year? When will Alexander Ovechkin be traded away? – The Nashville Predators have been dominant so far in the playoffs. How long does it last? – Ben Bishop signed a contract with the Dallas Stars. Who is the odd manRead More →

Only four teams are left in the chase for the Stanley Cup, and as we lose another group of teams that means that we get to crown another Hi Sticking winner! Congrats to Gwen for winning the 2nd round Hi Sticking.  Only 14 chances to make points so getting points however you can will be come more important. Play along on Twitter! How it works For those new to the game, for every Pavel Bure Must Watch Game you get to pick the game winning goal scorer, 1 player for each team.  Starting in March we have a new scoring system. If you pick theRead More →

The guys are running a man short, so they are joined by Graeme, co-host of the Purple Army Podcast (twitter.com/purplearmypod). They talk about the news of the 2nd round of the playoffs, including: – The Edmonton Oilers are disappointed with calls by the officials. Do they have a right to be? Being down 3-2 to the Anaheim Ducks, are the Oilers out of it? – The Nashville Predators are yet to lose at home. Will that trend continue as they aim to close out the St. Louis Blues? – Sidney Crosby is dealing with a concussion. Was it on purpose by Matt Niskanen? Is movingRead More →

The guys are back as they recap the end to the 1st round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, including: – Joel’s feelings about the end of the season for his Toronto Maple Leafs – Has the Montreal Canadiens window closed? What do they do this offseason to best prepare for the future? – After a trip to the Finals last year the Sharks are now out in the first round. What does this mean for their franchise? They also preview the second round of the playoffs, looking at The Senators vs Rangers, Capitals vs Penguins, Ducks vs Oilers and Predators vs Blues. Lastly, they lookRead More →

This June, Gerard Gallant and the Vegas Golden Knights will be selecting some team-mates for Reid Duke, and on June 18 we will be able to see which players each team protected and which will find out that they’re not the favorite child. In the sections that follow, Carl Landra, Joe Martini and Mike Laybourne bring you their selections for who the second lot of 7 teams eliminated from the NHL playoffs will protect, and who they’ll leave exposed in the upcoming expansion draft. You can read about the first 7 here. But first, the rules. The Rules The most basic rules of who can and cannot be protected for the Golden Knights expansion draft areRead More →

The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs are done and with a record 18 overtime games, there has never been a bigger focus on who scores the game winning goal before. Everyone was tuned to their TVs to see who would be the hero. For those who like to take things to the next level, they played Hi Sticking, where they picked the game winning goal scorers of each game. Congratulations to Kristin who scored the most points in the 1st round! How it works For those new to the game, for every Pavel Bure Must Watch Game you get to pick the gameRead More →

The guys are back as they record with the Leafs and Capitals game freshly ended. Talk talk through the news of the week and the happenings in the NHL playoffs. – The Toronto Maple Leafs are down to the Washington Capitals, but does this mean they’re done? What should the penalty for Nazem Kadri been for his hit on Alex Ovechkin? – With the Pittsburgh Penguins making quick work of the Columbus Blue Jackets, are they bettered suited for a 2nd round matchup against a potentially playoff tested Capitals team? Should Marc-Andre Fleury or Matt Murray start in net in round 2? – With the ChicagoRead More →