The Stanley Cup Final is here! Let’s find out if Carl is emotionally prepared for it. After making quick work of the Edmonton Oilers, the Colorado Avalanche had to wait to find out their opponent. The Tampa Bay Lightning bounced back after two loses to eliminate the New York Rangers, after a late goal seemed to break their confidence. Was their any way that New York could over come the Tampa forecheck? Nick provides Carl with the help that he needs heading into a stressful Stanley Cup Final. How does one properly prepare for this? We also look at the goalie matchup of Darcy KuemperRead More →

The NHL Conference Finals are well underway! With the New York Rangers moving past the Carolina Hurricanes, they’re primed for a goalie matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning. But is Andrei Vasilevsky vs. Igor Shesterkin living up to the billing? The Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers have had a slew of controversial plays, including Evander Kane‘s hit on Nazem Kadri and Cale Makar‘s offside call. Were the right calls made? Darcy Kuemper had to leave, replaced by Pavel Francouz. Will he be good enough? Martin St. Louis stays as the coach of the Montreal Canadiens, while Bruce Cassidy is fired by the Boston Bruins. WhyRead More →

The Tampa Bay Lightning are currently the bookies’ favourite to take 2022’s Stanley Cup (sorry Carl). Having already done the double by lifting the 2020 and 2021 Cup, a third consecutive cup would be a massive achievement for Jon Cooper and his team. I can’t remember the last time a team won three consecutive cups whereas there’s been a few doubles in the last few decades. So how rare is the threepeat? Let’s take a look: The Pre 1915 Era The first team to maybe do the triple was the Montreal Hockey Club of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada. Kind of. Montreal’s first winRead More →

With the Conference Finals starting, we look back at the 2nd round and preview the 3rd. Colorado Avalance vs. Edmonton Oilers Nathan MacKinnon scores the goal of the playoffs, and it still isn’t enough to stop a St. Louis Blues comeback Blake Coleman is stopped from being Blake Goalman Jacob Markstrom lets down the Calgary Flames when they needed him the most Mac vs Mc as MacKinnon shows that he isn’t worried about facing Connor McDavid Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers (Probably….don’t blow this or I look real dumb) Will Andrew Brunette be back coaching the Florida Panthers? Why can’t the Carolina HurricanesRead More →

The 2nd round of the NHL playoffs is well under way and things are getting spicy! We take a look at each of the series including: – The Florida Panthers finally scoring a powerplay goal – The Tampa Bay Lightning getting their swagger back _ The Carolina Hurricanes and their struggles to win on the road – Major injuries to Samuel Girard and Jordan Binnington in Game 3. Were they worthy of supplemental discipline? Can Ville Husso regain his regular season performance? – Too many goals being scored in Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers. Can the Flames find a way to stop Connor McDavid? AsRead More →

After FIVE!!! game 7’s in the first round of the playoffs, the 2nd round is here. We look forward, while also looking back. Some storylines we explore are: – Will Carter Verhaeghe continue to carry the Florida Panthers? – Should the Toronto Maple Leafs (and Mitch Marner) be blown up? – Will the Tampa Bay Lightning find the missing spark (and Brayden Point)? – Is Jordan Binnington officially back to his old form? – Did the Pittsburgh Penguins make the right choices with Sidney Crosby and Tristan Jarry? – Can the New York Rangers win without Hart trophy nominee level Igor Shesterkin? – Welcome toRead More →

The NHL playoffs are well underway and the series are definitely not going as expected. We break down every series, trying to find out how all these 2-2 series will finish. Our look includes: – A surprising increase in goals – An equally surprising (and related?) increase in playoff penalty calls – Controversial goalie interference calls – Whether the Toronto Maple Leafs or Edmonton Oilers have more pressure on them – Can the Florida Panthers advance with 0 powerplay goals? – Will the Colorado Avalanche and the magical Cale Makar sweep? – Brad Marchand and the wack-back – Mike Smith turning over the puck andRead More →

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here! Which also means that it’s grilling season. What has Nick been smoking so far? Jeff Blashill is out as the head coach of the Detroit Red Wings. Where will the team head from here? Could another former Red Wing be back in the mix? Mark Scheifele had some pointed words that have given the Winnipeg Jets reasons to be concerned. How can the Jets fix the latest problem for the team? The first round matchups are set, so let’s see who Carl, Nick and Trash Dog pick for each matchup. Some storylines to watch: – How will Sheldon KeefeRead More →

This week marks the end of the NHL regular season. And there are still plenty of races to be settled! Only Minnesota Wild vs. St Louis Blues and Edmonton Oilers vs LA Kings are set. Where else will teams lineup? Robin Lehner‘s abrupt end to the season brings to light a continued issue for the Vegas Golden Knights. Are they being reckless with injuries? We look back at Guy Lafleur‘s career after his passing. Ryan Getzlaf played his final NHL game. How will he be remembered? The difficult decision is finally made, as the Dallas Stars are removed from the Elimination Station, as two teamsRead More →