In just four days, Ryan Getzlaf will turn 32 years old. While that’s not really too old in the grand scheme of things, for a hockey player, that’s supposed to be the start of your decline. And for Getzlaf, at the beginning of the year it looked like it was. Four years ago, Getzlaf ended the season with an astonishing 87 points in 77 games. Breaking the 30-goal mark for the first time in his career, Getzlaf had arguably his most productive season of his career. And as he finished second in the voting for the Hart Trophy, Getzlaf was considered to be one ofRead More →

The guys are running a man short, so they are joined by Graeme, co-host of the Purple Army Podcast (twitter.com/purplearmypod). They talk about the news of the 2nd round of the playoffs, including: – The Edmonton Oilers are disappointed with calls by the officials. Do they have a right to be? Being down 3-2 to the Anaheim Ducks, are the Oilers out of it? – The Nashville Predators are yet to lose at home. Will that trend continue as they aim to close out the St. Louis Blues? – Sidney Crosby is dealing with a concussion. Was it on purpose by Matt Niskanen? Is movingRead More →

The guys are back as they recap the end to the 1st round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, including: – Joel’s feelings about the end of the season for his Toronto Maple Leafs – Has the Montreal Canadiens window closed? What do they do this offseason to best prepare for the future? – After a trip to the Finals last year the Sharks are now out in the first round. What does this mean for their franchise? They also preview the second round of the playoffs, looking at The Senators vs Rangers, Capitals vs Penguins, Ducks vs Oilers and Predators vs Blues. Lastly, they lookRead More →

Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins This is what the hockey world dreams about. Two of the worlds best players, Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin square off in a battle for the ages. The Capitals enter the second round after fighting off a young but exciting Toronto Maple Leafs in 6 games. Washington is coming off its second Presidents trophy in a row and the favorites to finally take home Lord Stanley. Sidney Crosby will have something to say about that, as he has many times before. The Penguins are 8-1 all time in the playoffs  versus the Capitals. This series will be as physical asRead More →

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 →