With the NHL Trade Deadline fast approaching, and TV executives praying for anything of substance to fill air time, we take a look at the 32 teams and what they’re likely to do come deadline day.  Anaheim Ducks Embed from Getty Images Sell – They’ve accrued plenty of up and coming young talent, but are in need of several more pieces to return to their former perennial contender status. They got the ball rolling dealing Josh Manson to Colorado, and have more trade targets on the roster (Lindholm, Rakel), so expect new GM Pat Verbeek to put his stamp on his new squad quickly. DoesRead More →

Aliens. They’re out there. Probably. And they might watch hockey! Auston Matthews got suspended for 2 games for his cross check on Rasmus Dahlin. So, does this end his Lady Byng bid? As the Trade Deadline nears, Joe Pavelski and Rasmus Ristolainen signed extensions with the Dallas Stars and Philadelphia Flyers respectively. Josh Manson leaves the Anaheim Ducks to join the Colorado Avalanche. Is it a worthy risk for the Avs? We announce a trade deadline contest. You can enter it here: https://forms.gle/k8EWL8Vozdh3n2616 The Detroit Red Wings have avoided the Elimination Station for some time, but they can no longer. But Nick has hope forRead More →

With Major League Baseball in a work stoppage, we look back at previous NHL work stoppages and try to decide if it was worth it in the end. The NHL trade deadline is less than two weeks away. While it might not be a busy deadline, we look at which bubble playoff teams should be buyers or sellers and which players could be on the move. The San Jose Sharks enter the Elimination Station. With San Jose on the other side of a closed window, but with many of the same players still under contract, where can they go from here? Lastly, we pick theRead More →

Did you know that the NHL hosted an outdoor game this weekend? Us either! Following the Russian invasion, the IIHF has banned Russia and Belarus from all events moving forward. Was it the right move by the organization? Last week Nick started a debate about Jonathan Bernier. This week, the debate is finished: Was he ever the worst goalie on the team? (See below for all of the details!) The Ottawa Senators are the latest team welcomed into the Elimination Station. But the guys have hope for the future. Lastly, we pick the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week. Pick the score ofRead More →

Canada won hockey gold! Which more than makes up for an underwhelming men’s tournament. Which will have to tide us over until a summer version of the World Junior Hockey Championship. Thank you for using our idea IIHF! Jack Eichel returned, but not with the splash that Nick predicted. The Toronto Maple Leafs made two deals with the Arizona Coyotes this week, picking up Ryan Dzingel and Carter Hutton. But why? The Calgary Flames and Sidney Crosby are the best of the week. While officiating takes the seat for the worst of the week. The New Jersey Devils enter the Elimination Station. With Dougie HamiltonRead More →

Between Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl and a busy week of hockey news, we’ve got a jammed packed episode for you! Canada and the USA are ready for another gold medal matchup in the Olympics. With Canada winning round 1 in the tournament, what does the US have to do to bring home the gold? The Montreal Canadiens were hard at work first firing Dominique Ducharme and signing Martin St. Louis as their interm head coach and then trading Tyler Toffoli to the Calgary Flames. Were both moves a win for the team? How will Toffoli fit in with the Flames? Jack Eichel is makingRead More →

The women’s Olympic hockey tournament is well under way, leading to many sleepless nights. We recap a spectacular game between Canada and the USA, COVID difficulties and an increasing in the physical side of the game. The NHL All Star weekend is behind us and we review the highs (Trevor Zegras) and the lows (deadtime on the broadcast). The Chicago Blackhawks’ chairman of the board refuses to discuss their controversial actions uncovered earlier this year. Which leads us to welcome them to the Elimination Station later. Pat Verbeek was named the GM of the Anaheim Ducks, with Scott Niedermayer joining the fray as well. WhatRead More →

The NHL is pulling out all of the stops for the NHL All Star Game in Las Vegas, including the Fountain Face Off and Blackjack. What else could make the Vegas skills competition even better? Evander Kane has finally made it to the Edmonton Oilers. So, where will it take them? The Arizona Coyotes are exploring the option of sharing a 5000 seat arena with Arizona State. Is this actually a viable option? Aaron Dell broke Drake Batherson and received a 3 game suspension for it. Was it a fair punishment? The Connors and the Coyotes features the Olympics and the Avalanche, for both categories.Read More →

Jim Matheson had a classic “You smelt it, you dealt it” this week as he accused Leon Draisaitl of being pissy. This week’s solution for the NHL has us developing a plan to fix the trade deadline. We also explore who could be available at this year’s trade date, including Claude Giroux, Marc-Andre Fleury, Alex DeBrincat and John Klingberg. NHL front offices got creative this week signing two former agents to general manager roles, but one was extra special! Our “Connors and the Coyotes” takes us to an awful incident in the ECHL and a fight between Brad Marchand and the Carolina Hurricanes. The PhiladelphiaRead More →