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 →

Predators vs Blues The wait is over, hockey is finally back. Tonight, we kick off the NHL’s second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a shockingly, but deserving game, between the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues. Nashville stunned the hockey world with a sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks, who many thought would make a run for its 4th cup in seven years. Embed from Getty Images The Blues took care of business fairly easily with a 4-1 series victory over the Minnesota Wild, who stumbled at the worst time. Nashville has never advanced to the conference finals in franchise history, the Blues willRead 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 →

When Marcus Johansson‘s overtime winner ended the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Stanley Cup run on Sunday; instead of lamenting what could have been, the team and their fans held their heads high. The Washington Capitals had already won the Presidents’ Trophy while the Leafs didn’t clinch their playoff berth until early in April. Entering the playoffs with a rookie core and a goalie playing his first season with the team; the Leafs were definitely underdogs. Very few thought the team would get anything from the series and a four-and-out clean sweep looked like a real possibility.  That’s taking nothing away from the Leafs who took CapsRead 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 →

The NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs are just around the corner, so here’s our preview of the Eastern Conference’s quarter final games along with some storylines to look out for, as well as our predictions! Think you can you can do better? Join our Bracket Challenge, assuming the website works. Face-off times for the opening games are below and games can be seen wherever hockey is usually seen. TVs, bars, actual arenas. You choose. Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers First in the competition for which team will eventually get knocked out by Pittsburgh is an original six rivalry. As discussed in episode 126; the Habs haveRead More →