There’s a proverb that says “don’t bite the hand that feeds”. Toronto Marlies’ veteran forward Brooks Laich seems to be unfamiliar with it. In an interview with The Athletic, he said: “You don’t win a Stanley Cup playing in the American League. If the Leafs don’t have a plan for me with them then I would like to pursue a Stanley Cup somewhere else You can read the full text from the interview here. Brooks Laich said he wants in on Leafs' plans or would rather chase a Cup 'somewhere else.’ He’s on waivers today: — The Athletic (@TheAthleticTO) February 21, 2017 ItRead More →

The guys are back as they break down the news of the week including: – Michel Therrien being fired and replaced by Claude Julien – Gustav Nyquist and Antoine Vermette’s suspensions – Ryan Johansen being sad that no one acknowledged his return to Columbus – How to fix the NHL salary cap to make trades more likely – How NHL linesmen screwed us this week The guys also announce a new scoring system for GWG Hi Sticking and pick the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week! Twitter: Facebook: Email: Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the Shred podcast shredpod.simplecast.fmRead More →

Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist has been suspended six games, for high sticking Minnesota Wild blueliner Jared Spurgeon in the Wild’s 6-3 win on February 12th. If you haven’t seen the offence, here it is: Alternate angle of Nyquist/Spurgeon. How do you spear a guy in the face and not get tossed from the game? — Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) February 12, 2017 Scary stuff. Spurgeon missed a few minutes while betting stitches to his upper lip and came out relatively unscathed (by hockey standards). Still though, he was lucky. Shortly before the spear, Nyquist was knocked down by Spurgeon Nyquist declined an invitation to an in-personRead More →

The guys are back and ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Which of the two are most romantic? The also talk about the news of the week including: – Gustav Nyquist impending suspension for his facial spear of Jared Spurgeon – Claude Julien‘s firing by the Boston Bruins – Joe Sakic‘s trip to Boston for trade talks – The Atlantic Division is tightening up. Who will come out on top? Who should make trade deadline moves? – Columbus Bluejackets having issues with John Tortorella – Gary Bettman being in favor of keeping the Islanders in Brooklyn They also discuss possible changes to GWG Hi Sticking andRead More →

Claude Julien was the fourth head coach to be fired during the 2016-17 season, this led podcast co-host Carl to ask the following question: In general, does firing a coach mid-season make things better? Mid-season firings are part of sport but the NHL’s GMs seem to drop head coaches with alarming regularity. Since the start of the 2013-14 season, 15 coaches have lost their job mid-season. Specifically Claude Noel, Kevin Dineen, Ron Rolston, Peter Laviolette, Randy Carlyle, Peter DeBoer, Dallas Eakins, Paul MacLean, Mike Yeo, Mike Johnston, Todd Richards, Gerard Gallant, Jack Capuano, Ken Hitchcock and Claude Julien. There’s a perception that bringing in aRead More →

Amidst the backdrop of the Patriots’ parade of honor, the Boston Bruins’ head coach Claude Julien was being notified that he no longer had a role with the 2011 Stanley Cup Champions. Julien had been with the organisation since 2007 and had taken the team to two finals, bringing home one Stanley Cup. Embed from Getty Images Happier times. The internet’s reaction to Julien’s dismissal has been supportive of the former Montreal Canadiens coach, and critical of the Bruin’s timing: Toronto  Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock had this to say: Coach Babcock says @NHLBruins better have someone good lined up, becauseRead More →

The guys are back as they celebrate being an award winning podcast and talk about the goings on of the week, including: – Ken Hitchcock being fired – Dreams are had about Erik Karlsson and Rob Blake – The Colorado Avalanche won a game. What does that mean for how sad they make Carl? – The New York Islanders have started to turn things around. Is it for real? We also share our thoughts on John Tavares‘ comments – How did Gary Bettman deflate our hopes and dreams this week? – Who is already out of playoff race? Who are sellers at the trade deadline?Read More →