Episode Craig Rivet (252): Stanley Cup Champions St. Louis Blues! 2019 Draft Preview.


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?

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  • Banter 
  • 5th Anniversary stuff
  • St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup with a 4-1 win in game 7. 
  • Conn Smythe goes to Ryan O’Reilly
  • There are lots of great stories around this team
  • Caps send Niskanen to Philadelphia for Radko Gudas
  • Canucks release new sweaters
  • Draft Preview
  • Rathole  – Larry Robinson

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Laura Brannigan Song: Gloria

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Episode Jake Gardiner (251): St. Louis Blues on the Verge of 1st Stanley Cup. More Referee Controversy.


The St.Louis Blues bounced back with two straight wins and are on the verge of winning their first Stanley Cup. Will they close the deal? If so, who will be Conn Smythe winner?  Only two weeks to the draft and there is lots of trade speculation going on. The refs botched another one – is there a solution?

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  • Banter -Finally some beautiful weather in Ontario
  • 5th Anniversary stuff
  • Puljujarvi back in the news as Bob McKenzie says he wants out
  • Taylor Hall in no rush to sign in New Jersey
  • Erik Karlsson back to Ottawa?
  • Blues up 3-1 and there are lots of stories
  • Conn Smythe?
  • Bouwmeester, Maroon, Binnington
  • Is talk of offer-sheets just talk or is there something to it this year?
  • Rathole  – 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Tragically Hip Song: On the Verge

Episode Jordan Binnington (250): Bruins lead Stanley Cup Final 2-1. Oilers Hire Tippett, Fire 2 Assistants. Leafs Trade Rumours.


Bruins are up 2-1 in Stanley Cup Final. Oilers confirm Tippett as head coach and fire a couple of assistants.  Lots of trade discussion as people start looking past the final.  

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  • Banter -Another rainy day in Ontario
  • Lots of feedback this week 
  • ScuttlePuck 5th anniversary approaches
  • Bruins up 2-1 in Final
  • Oilers hire Tippett and fire Viveiros and Yawney
  • Marleau and Zaitsev both conveniently want out of Toronto
  • Marner rumoured to want to see if anyone will give an offer sheet July 1
  • Rathole  – The Kellys

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Peter Jackson Song: 2019 NBA Final Anthem

Episode Brent Gretzky (249): Stanley Cup Final! Blues vs Bruins


Mike gets back from a week offline and Dale is recovered from his 50th Birthday party. Happy Birthday Dale!  The Blues and Bruins meet in the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970. Ken Holland begins cleaning house in Edmonton. 

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  • Banter -Mike back from fishing and Dale’s 50th party
  • Oilers’ Ken Holland fires Duane Sutter, VP Player Personnel and JJ Hebert PR Director. MacTavish takes a coaching job in Russia. 
  • Bettman discusses the state of the league
  • Blues defeat the Sharks in 6
  • Stanley Cup Final
  • Bruins vs Blues line by line comparison
  • Predictions
  • Mini Rathole 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: BB King Song: Blues We Like

Episode Matt Grzelcyk (248): Boston Bruins through to the Stanley Cup Final. Patrick Roy to Ottawa?


Dale is back from Europe and I bring him up to speed on all the goings on in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Bruins dispatch the upstart Carolina Hurricanes in 4 games and now wait for the winner of the Blues and Sharks who are locked at 2 games each. The World Championships are under way. 

(MATTHEW J. LEE/BOSTON GLOBE)

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  • Banter -Dales Back and Mike is going away fishing
  • Game of Thrones commentary
  • Will Patrick Roy be the next coach of the Ottawa Senators?
  • Stanley Cup Final Schedule announced
  • Stanley cup semi-final
  • CAR 0 BOS 4
  • SJS 2 STL 2
  • Video Replay – it’s coming
  • Fancy Stats – predictor of future performance?
  • Rathole – 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Dropkick Murphys Song: Shipping Up to Boston

Episode Tory Krug (247): Dennis King Joins to Discuss Ken Holland and the NHL Playoffs


Dennis King joins Mike to discuss the Ken Holland hiring and the playoffs in general. The Stanley Cup Semi-Finals have started – will the Storm Surge push through to the final? Will Joe Thornton finally win the Stanley Cup? 

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  • Banter -Dale’s still in Europe. Mike heading to Denver
  • Guest Dennis King lays it all on the line in discussing the Oilers hiring of Ken Holland
  • Stanley cup semi-final
  • CAR 0 BOS 1
  • SJS 0 STL 0
  • Rathole – Hartford Whalers – Gordie Howe-Career Points – Sidney Crosby

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Sweaters Song: Hockey Sucks

Episode Jared Spurgeon (246): TSN 1260’s Tyler Yaremchuk! Carolina Hurricanes on to Conference Final. Ken Holland to be Oilers GM!


The Carolina Hurricanes’ Cinderella run continues after sweeping the New York Islanders in round 2. The Oilers seem to be on the cusp of hiring Ken Holland as GM and we get TSN 1260’s Tyler Yaremchuk to give us the lowdown. 

5x$5MM? You’d smile too.

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  • Banter -Dale’s in Europe. Mike heading to Denver
  • Guest Tyler Yaremchuk
  • Oilers GM Hunt update -Oilers made offer to Ken Holland and he seems willing to accept
  • Is Holland the right guy for Edmonton?
  • Round 2 Updates
  • CAR 4 NYI 0 – Isles ran out of Lehner gas
  • SJS 3 COL 2 – Martin Jones playing well
  • DAL 3 STL 2 – Bishop outplaying STL shooters
  • BOS 3 CBJ 2 – can’t keep the big line down
  • Rathole – should NHL adopt replay for penalties

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Hall and Oates Song: Make My Dreams