The guys are back as they try to rally through Joel’s Leafs playing the biggest game of the season thus far during the show to talk about the news of the week, including: – Matthew Tkachuk’s suspension for his elbow on Drew Doughty. Has Tkachuk reached the level of players like Andrew Shaw? – Brad Marchand (also in the Andrew Shaw range) is tied for the league lead in points. Where does he rank and how do we all come to terms with this? – What even is an offside anymore? – What do the playoff races look like? Are the teams already set inRead More →

We’re half way through March and so far we have a dead heat at the top of the Hi Sticking standings! With teams fighting for playoff spot, it’s time for the players to perform, and all of you playing Hi Sticking are stepping up as well. Every new episode of the show we pick our Pavel Bure Must Watch Games, so listen to the show for the new games and play along on Twitter. How it works For those new to the game, for every Pavel Bure Must Watch Game you get to pick the game winning goal scorer, 1 player for each team.  Starting inRead More →

In the early 90s, the NHL continued its program of expansion, both in size and geography. Previous markets in the Bay Area and Ontario became targets, and the long sought after potential fanbases were also finally tapped. Unlike many expansions, the three teams below are still going strong, and still in their original cities. While this expansion hasn’t seen the same cup success as the 1972 expansion (two teams & four Stanley Cups), the Tampa Bay Lightning are well on their way to building to building a dynasty. San Jose Sharks Since the Cleveland Barons folded in 1978, there had been an odd number of teamsRead More →

The guys are back as they get ready for the playoff race and touch on the news of the week including: – The Arizona Coyotes struggles getting an arena – The red hot Calgary Flames’ 9 game winning streak – The Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft information will not be publicized – The Eastern conference playoff race is broken down in detail, focusing on who will finish 3rd in the Atlantic division and get the last wild car spot They also talk about their favorite Jelly Belly flavor, what they like about a barber shop, pick the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games for Hi StickingRead More →

The introduction of bye-weeks to the NHL schedule has drawn a lot of criticism from just about everyone, everywhere. The theory is straightforward enough; NHL teams play a lot of games in a short period of time, so adding a week off part way through give players a break, and a chance to recuperate.  In practice though, the season isn’t then a week longer, so teams play more games over a shorter window as the schedule has to be condensed to fit into the existing time constraints. View this post on Instagram Chop A post shared by Auston Matthews (@auston_matthews) on Jan 9, 2017 at 1:36pmRead More →

The guys are back and Joel has some very kind words to say about our friends at The Listening Party Podcast. They also break down the dealings at the trade deadline, focusing on the Shattenkirk, Filppula, and Lazar deals. They also touch on the news of the week, including: – The Vegas Golden Knights being officially open for business – Eddie Lack being called out by coach Bill Peters – Is Patrick Kane currently the best player in the NHL? – Josh Ho Sang wearing #66 and should numbers be retired in the NHL They end by picking the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games ofRead More →

February was a bounce back month for Pavel Bure Game Winning Goal Hi Sticking and the last under the present scoring system (more on that to come!). While Fred, co-host of the Slewfoot Hockey Show, got the lead and didn’t look back, the battle behind him was tight, with 2nd and 3rd place changing constantly. March brings more opportunities for points so stay tuned for the Pavel Bure Must Watch Game every day and play along on Twitter.   How it works For those new to the game, for every Pavel Bure Must Watch Game you get to pick the game winning goal scorer, 1Read More →