Another slow NHL news week so we have a good discussion on a CBA Concept in which the players are paid a % of the cap and not a set dollar amount. Thanks to CJ for the suggestion! Also, Patrick Laine had some interesting things to say in an interview with Chris Johnston.
Things are slow as we’ve hit the mid-summer doldrums. That said, Kevin Shattenkirk did sign in Tampa Bay, Paul Fenton was fired by the Wild and we continue to hear rumours about Mitch Marner. Also, we discuss, what’s the maximum sized rink an NHL team could support?
Is the Calgary arena deal good for the city? Dale and I disagree. Can anyone explain how the Leafs are using LTIR and the David Clarkson contract? We try. Dale was curious about the Luongo cap recapture calculation so went through it and debated whether he is a Hall of Famer.
Mike is back from rafting in Idaho and Ken Holland pulls a rabbit out of his hat in trading Milan Lucic for James Neal. As part of our summer series, beyond the news, we explore some interesting ideas. What cities would you waive an NMC to play in? What sport has the biggest gap in skill between pros and average people?
The opening of free agency is truly a frenzy this year with offer sheets, trades and significant signings. Pete joins us to help us dissect the moves and reminisce as we celebrate 5 years of ScuttlePuck. You can get ScuttlePuck swag at our new store here.
Lowetide, aka Al Mitchell of TSN 1260 helps us review the NHL Draft from the weekend as the Oilers do as was predicted and pick Phillip Broberg at 8th overall. Al is big on the Leafs first pick and thinks the Hurricanes stole the show. There were lots of other surprises and we review them all. Oh yeah, and PK Subban gets traded to New Jersey.
The St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup in a game 7 thriller and there are lots of great stories to be told. There is no downtime though as the 2019 Draft goes next Friday in Vancouver. The Capitals send Matt Niskanen to Philadelphia for Radko Gudas. Is this the start of a flurry of trades?