The guys back as they share their thoughts on the players being inducted into the Hall of Fame and share their thoughts on who should be in The Hall but is missing. They also get to have a mini Rant Shack on Gary Bettman’s CBA comments, the NHL playing in the Olympics and the Arizona Coyotes getting a new arena. They also get into a debate based on the Avs “Trust or Bust” articles and try to decide if the Avs are good or bad. Lastly, they try to decide whether to veto a fantasy hockey trade, rule the punishment for a bet and pickRead More →

Do you ever hope that your team is the one that signs that big free agent in July?  Are you hoping that Brent Burns or Ben Bishop comes sliding through the doors and becomes that last piece your team desperately needs for that long cup run?  There might be one slight problem.  If your team is only one or two pieces away from becoming that Stanley Cup favorite it also means that your team could be close to the cap.  If you head on over to Cap Geek General Fanager NHL.Com (I forgot that nobody cares about this, right Bettman?) Cap Friendly there are severalRead More →

Mike Laybourne recently wrote a piece about the struggles of the Colorado Avalanche. The facts of his article are impossible to deny. The Avalanche do currently sit at 5-7-0. Semyon Varlamov does currently have a 0.881 save percentage in 8 starts. Matt Duchene is the only player on the team with more than 3 goals. Andrew Ladd did score. Twice. So, is Mike right? Are the Avs a bust? No. They’re not. And I’ll continue to tell myself that until they’re eliminated from the playoffs in late March. The team is 29th overall in goals for per game and 24th overall in goals against per game.Read More →

On last week’s episode it was a great pleasure to be joined by Dan Rice as we had our first guest Pavel Bure selections of the season. It was more of a pleasure for Carl who got to have his Avalanche picked, without being a homer. We’re early into this session’s games, so there is lots of time to mount a comeback. Even if you just start playing now, you aren’t out of it! How it works For those new to the game, for every Pavel Bure Must Watch Game you get to pick 1 player for each team who you think will score theRead More →

By now it’s probably journalistic cliche to say ‘if the season ended today’, but it’s still a fun exercise and I’m not a journalist. Besides, who hasn’t gone on to the Wildcard standings on recently and thought ‘What if”? I’m looking at you, Edmonton fans. Of course the season has barely just begun, some teams have only played 11 games, but early season form can still give a good insight into what the rest of the season may bring. For example, it’s not exactly a devastating hot-take to say that the Arizona Coyotes aren’t going to make the playoffs. 82 games is as manyRead More →

The guys are joined by Dan Rice as he fills in for Joel and Dan helps get Carl up to speed on the New Jersey Devils’ season thus far, including if Cory Schneider can win the Vezina and the impact Taylor Hall has had on the team. Then, surprisingly and unexpectedly, Andrew Ladd scores and the guys breakdown his situation with the Islanders and what can be done to turn the situation around. Joel’s Leafs’ had an eventful week, as Nazem Kadri avoids suspension and Joel is concerned about the rematch in 6 weeks. They wrap up by covering the Jacob Trouba extension with the Jets,Read More →

The guys are back on a Halloween empty of NHL games, touching on NHL rookies being returned to Junior, the Hampus Lindholm extension, if Andrew Ladd is good or bad, Halak trade rumors, Joel plays our 13th Halloween Trivia, crown a new Hi Sticking champion and start a new round of Pavel Bures. Twitter: Facebook: Email: Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the Shred podcast   Embed from Getty ImagesRead More →