When it was announced that Las Vegas was getting a new franchise, the first thing many thought of was: Expansion Draft! And that time is finally here. On Wednesday, June 21st during the NHL Awards ceremony the Vegas Golden Knights will have their roster officially announced. The entire list of players available to Vegas can be found on the NHL website. The Knights have to pick at least 14 forwards, 9 defensemen and 3 goaltenders from the other 30 NHL teams. Embed from Getty Images Joe Martini, Kyle Willaert, Mike Laybourne, and special guest, Managing Editor of Wings Nation, Mr. Nick Seguin, are here toRead More →

The guys are back as the Stanley Cup playoffs near the end, with at most 2 games left. They touch on the news of the week including Joel having multiple bones to pick and: – The home team has won every game in the final so far. Will it continue? – Sidney Crosby and P.K. Subban got into a wrestling match in Game 5. Was the punishment sufficient? – Who will win the Stanley Cup? The also start to preview the NHL offseason, talking about: – Shayne Gostisbehere has a new 6 year contract. What does the future look like for the Philadelphia Flyers? –Read More →

The final 4. With the Stanley Cup Final here, we look at the last 4 surviving teams to see who will be protected and who will be left for the Vegas Golden Knights to select from. With 4 clearly quality rosters, there ought to be something worth selecting for the Knights.   Mike, Joe and Carl make the picks this time. For the previous teams selected: Oilers, Rangers, Blues, Capitals Bruins, Blue Jackets, Leafs, Canadiens Flames, Blackhawks, Wild, Sharks Sabres, Hurricanes, Panthers, Kings, Islanders, Flyers, Lightning Coyotes, Avalanche, Stars, Red Wings, Devils, Canucks, Jets Rules and regulations for the expansion draft can be found on NHL.comRead More →

The Stanley Cup Finals aren’t even over yet and already we’re hearing about which players are likely to be traded this offseason. There’s no shortage of rumors and plenty of speculation, with reports of numerous offers being fielded by many different teams for their players potentially available in a trade. Besides the potential availability of draft picks (like the Dallas Stars’ coveted 3rd overall pick), plenty of big names seem likely to be moved this offseason. Matt Duchene After one of the first seasons in franchise history, the Avalanche are looking for a fresh start next season and are hoping to rebound from a dreadfulRead More →

The guys are back and Carl is dealing with statements that he made on the debut episode of The 5th Line Podcast about what he would do for $1000. They also dive into the Stanley Cup Final thus far. – Is Pekka Rinne any good? Which Pekka Rinne is for real? Is he regressing to the mean? What even is regressing to the mean? Is mean regression a thing? – The Penguins won the first 2 games in the series. Does this mean that they have all of the momentum? Is momentum a thing? – Jake Guentzel has 5 game winning goals so far inRead More →