The NHL was delayed in announcing their plans for the upcoming season, but we weren’t delayed in being back for another offseason episode! The NHL wants players to defer even more of their money. How will this impact the chances of hockey in 2021? And will this mean less flexibility by the players? Kendall Coyne Schofield joined the Chicago Blackhawks coaching staff in two very well deserved roles. In this week’s flashback, we have TWO bests in our best and worst of the week. Braden Holtby tried to move to Vancouver, but was held back by his tortoises. Why exactly? Nick will find out! ThisRead More →

With no NHL news we look back at what was in the news in the past! What happened this time in 2019? Which coach was almost fired and which player had just come off an amazing week? The NHL released the Retro Reverse jerseys this week. What were the hits and misses for the latest batch of alternate jerseys? Will this new type of jersey approach be a way of the future for the NHL? The Summer Top 10 list has us looking at the top foods around the NHL, bringing up debates like pineapple on pizza, where queso belongs on the list and theRead More →

On the heals of last week’s Summer Top 10 List, Auston Matthews was inspired by our mustache theme to do some work of his own. Gary Bettman finally addressed what next season may look like and it’s similar to what has been rumored. New divisions. Bubbles. No bubbles. And even more uncertainty! A collection of players signed extensions, and we share our thoughts on Roope Hintz, Anthony Mantha, Ryan Strome and Ryan Pulock. The Jordan Theory is created, trying to explain the careers of Jordan Staal and Jordan Subban. The Summer Top 10 List takes us to the Top 10 2nd overall NHL draft picks,Read More →

We’re back and so is the Summer Top 10 List! The OHL is looking into the possibility of being forced to play without hitting this season. What would that even look like? And how realistic is it tat this will happen? The NHL is still looking at what this upcoming season will look like. 48 games? Waiting until after the Olympics? Mitchell Miller was drafted by the Arizona Coyotes. And then when news came out of his past, they stood by their pick and eventually renounced the pick. Is this what the NHL meant by “Listening and learning”? It’s time for the Summer Top 10Read More →

The dog days of Summer are officially here, even in the winter! With arbitration cases starting to be heard, is there a better way to do them and why is it The Arbitrashow? There are a collection of contracts handed out this week, including Tyler Bertuzzi, Devon Toews, Jake Virtanen, Sam Reinhart, and Connor Brown. Who were the winners of this bunch? The NHL “postponed” the Winter Classic and All Star Game, but promised new and creative events this upcoming season. What new and creative event would we want to have happen? It’s time to debut our offseason segment: The Summer Top 10! This weekRead More →

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 →

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 →