Episode Tim Horton (207): John Tavares is a Leaf! Seriously.


After an incredibly tense June 30 and morning of July 1, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they had won the John Tavares Sweepstakes. Tavares took less money to play for his hometown team.

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We discuss what this means for the Leafs, for the Islanders and lots of other signings in this week’s episode.

 

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  • Cottage country
  • How Tavares became a Maple Leaf
  • Islanders reactions
  • Lamoriello – what now?
  • Doughty negotiates his own deal and saves millions
  • Kovalchuk signs with LA
  • Oilers stay reasonably quiet.
  • Plenty of other signings to discuss
  • Rathole

 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Alice Cooper  Song: School’s Out

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Episode Shea Weber (206): NHL Awards from Vegas. NHL Entry Draft from Dallas.


Taylor Hall wins the Hart trophy and the Vegas Golden Knights take four awards as the NHL Awards show took place in Las Vegas.  Connor McDavid is still the best, according to his peers.  The NHL Draft took place in Dallas and to no one’s surprise Rasmus Dahlin went first to Buffalo and not much else happened.

 

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  • Banter -Pete’s boy Liam gets scouted by Queen’s.  Dale has a hangover (surprise)  and Mike is back from Berlin.
  • Taylor Hall wins the Hart.  Connor McDavid gets the Lindsay. And the Awards show in Vegas was cringeworthy to watch.
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  • The Buffalo Sabres draft Rasmus Dahlin to no one’s surprise, but after that, there were a few surprises.
  • Habs take Kotkaniemi, Oilers take Evan Bouchard and the Leafs trade down and still get their man.
  • Brooks Orpik had negative value.
  • Dougie Hamilton is traded for going to the museum, or so that’s what John Shannon says.
  • Pete signs off until September.

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Fishbone  Song: A Selection

Episode Jean Beliveau (204): Ovi & Washington Capitals 2018 Stanley Cup Champions


 

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The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup with a 4-1 series win over the Vegas Golden Knights.  Alexander Ovechkin won the Conn Smythe as playoff MVP. We discuss the win and also what’s next for both the Caps and Golden Knights.

 

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  • Banter -Dale has laundry woes and Mike visits the Tri-Cities in Washington
  • Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals
  • Ovechkin MVP
  • How can Barry Trotz’s job be on the line?
  • What next for the Caps?
  • What next for the Golden Knights?
  • Draft discussion
  • Will Lucic get traded?
  • Rathole – Conn Smythe winners

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Darkest Hour  Song: Rock the Red

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Episode Marcel Pronovost (203): Washington Capitals Lead Stanley Cup Final. Will Tom Wilson Ever Learn?


The Washington Capitals are up 2-1 in the NHL Stanley Cup Final. Tom Wilsonchallenges the DOPS to suspend him again and they decline. Pete give his take on the Habsand what their plans for Max Paciorettyshould be.

 

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  • Banter -Pete’s son Liam and the Quinte SkyHawks football team are going and Pete loves it. Mike and his odd relationship with golf.
  • Tom Wilson‘s hit on Marchessault– should it have been a suspension? How about Brayden McNabb‘s hit on Kuznetsov?
  • Evander Kane signs for 7 years, 7 million.
  • Will Phil Kessel get traded?
  • Max Pacioretty‘s future with the Habs
  • Goaltender equipment is getting smaller…again.
  • Capsvs Golden Knights
  • Game 1 – Chaos!
  • Game 2 – The Save
  • Game 3 – Kuznetsov is back as Caps take control
  • Rathole – The history of Stanley Cup Playoff suspensions and getting banned for life

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Nighttime Adventure SocietySong:Washington DC

 

Episode Duncan Keith (202): Stanley Cup Final Begins with Vegas Golden Knights vs Washington Capitals! We Podcast from Rhino Sport and Play as Game 1 Begins.


Stanley Cup Final begins and we podcast from the BarDown Lounge at Rhino Sport and Play as the Washington Capitals take on the Vegas Golden Knights in game 1.

 

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  • Banter -Mike discusses his California tripstanleycupfinal2018-1014x570
  • Some news as the Oilers select new coaches, Glen Gulutzan, Trent Yawney and Manny Viveiros.
  • Mike explains why Tavares will now sign with the Islanders.
  • Where does Mark Hunter end up?
  • Caps defeat Lightning is game 7 of Conference Final.
  • Storyline after storyline in this Caps/Knights final
  • McPhee returns against his old team
  • Trotz / Ovi finally in a final
  • Marc Andre Fleury
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Wayne Newton Song:Mack the Knife

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ScuttlePuck Episode 200 T-Shirt!


To celebrate our 200th Episode, we have designed these sweet lookin’ shirts. We kept the price low and any profits will be donated to local youth hockey.

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Episode Martin Biron (200): Bicentennial Episode! Special Guest Mike Bell from Winnipeg. NHL Conference Finals are under way. Kyle Dubas In As Leafs GM.


Mike Bell from Winnipeg gives us the inside track on the Jets fan experience. The Jets and Capitals strike first as the NHL Conference Finals get under way. Kyle Dubas is named GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs. What does this mean for Mark Hunter.

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  • Banter – Reminiscing on 200 Episodes.
  • Mike Bell from Winnipeg
  • News – Kyle Dubas in as Leafs GM
  • Does Mark Hunter stick around?
  • Caps slay the Dragon that is the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Winnipeg Jets vs Vegas Golden Knights
  • Rathole – Stanley Cup names

Thanks to all the guests we’ve had over the past 4 years and 200 episodes:

Thomas Krulikowski, Matthew O’Brien, Allyson Tufts, Carl Landra, Justin Bourne, Joel Schnell, Andrew Berkshire, Brock Tufts, Rob Vollmann, Mike Bell, Dale Hoard, Brian King, Mark Allred, Filip Kostovic, Al Mitchell, Darren Desaulniers, Dale Morrissey, Howard Shapiro, Dennis King, Anya Battaglino, Jeff DeAngelis, Drew Pabhsky, Jon Van der Woude, Rob Mullowney, Brenton Retallack, Dane Hoard, Ian Leslie, Mark Grecmiel, Eddie Clarkson, Eric Crawford, Kirk McKnight, Bryan Bickell

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 Intro/Outro Music Artist: Bachman & Turner Song:Prairie Town