Episode Ryan Reaves (175): Ian Leslie from Coventry England and the Offensive Zone Podcast talks Blackhawks.


Ian Leslie of the Offensive Zone podcast joins me to elucidate on hockey back in Great Britain.  We also talk the state of the Chicago Blackhawks, and I go on a diatribe about what’s ailing the Edmonton Oilers.  Plus, we talk Olympics, Gary Bettman and much more.

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  • Ian Leslie of Coventry, England
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  • Hockey in Coventry and Great Britain
  • Chicago Blackhawks – are they really a middle of the pack team? Why the struggles?
  • What is wrong with the Edmonton Oilers?
  • Ian asks what change would I make to the Oilers if I were the GM?
  • What effect does no NHLers have on Olympic hockey interest in Europe?
  • Will Russia go to Olympics after WADA decision?

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Believers  Song: While the Sky is Blue

 

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Episode Owen Tippett (174): Small Samples. Thomas Krulikowski. Hideous Olympic Sweaters. Florida Panthers.


Thomas Krulikowski joins to talk some puck.  We discuss the release of some gut-wrenching Olympic sweaters, early season surprises and go deep into the Florida Panthers.

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  • Thanks to Mark Cannons for the awesome new logo.
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  • Terrible Olympic sweaters
  • Team Canada preliminary roster – will KHL prevent players from playing?
  • Belleville Senators with a home opener win
  • Florida Panthers – lots of goal, both for and against.
  • The NHL is a 50/50 league
  • Does success lead to confidence or does confidence lead to success?
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  • Is Carey Price going to be okay?

 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Cats Song:Philadelphia Belongs to Me

 

 

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Episode Tyler Toffoli (173): Special Guest Dale Hoard. After 10 Games, Do the Leafs Need to Make a Deal?


Dale Hoard of the Stirling Mean Machine joins to talk Leafs, Oilers and all the latest on the NHL after 10 games.

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  • Dale Hoard joins to talk Leafs

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  • Should the Leafs make a trade?
  • Should the Oilers be panicking?
  • Should Komarov be suspended?
  • Friedman says Chiarelli recognizes the Oilers need fast, scoring wingers and Mike says “gee, where could we get one or two of those?”
  • Thanks to MyBookie.Ag for sponsorship of this week’s episode
  • Dale talks about legend Doug Harvey

 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Mercury and the Architects Song: Machine

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Episode Patric Hornqvist (172): Gord Downie Tribute. The NWHL’s Anya Battaligno. Jeff DeAngelis of the Broad Street Bully Podcast.


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  • I play a few of my favourite Tragically Hip songs and talk about Gord Downie’s impact on me.  Anya Battaligno of the NWHL’s Connecticut Whale talks the upcoming season and some big initiatives in women’s hockey this year.  Jeff DeAngelis of the Broad Street Bully podcast gets to boast about the Flyers’ win over the Oilers this week.
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  • World Girls Hockey Weekend
  • Russia tours and plays the NWHL teams
  • Canada vs USA rivalry
  • Effect of the Olympics on the NWHL
  • Lots of NWHL stories

 

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  • Jeff DeAngelis
  • Flyers-Oilers was a bit of a dud game
  • Mike and Jeff commiserate over Andy MacDonald and Kris Russell
  • Latest NHL news

 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Tragically Hip Songs: Three Pistols, Looking for a Place to Happen, Fiddler’s Green

 

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Episode Evgeni Malkin (171): SPECIAL GUEST Brenton Retallack from Perth Australia.New Jersey Devils and the Colorado Avalanche running away with it!


Brenton Retallack of the It’s A Hockey Night podcast joins Mike for a rousing discussion on Nathan Walker, hockey in Australia and the wacky first week in the NHL.

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Cants  Song: Saturday Night Date

 

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Episode Braden Holtby (170): THE NHL SEASON BEGINS! Goals Goals Goals! Pete’s Big Announcement.


The NHL season begins and we discuss the action from the first week. We also make our playoff and Stanley Cup predictions. PLUS, Pete has some bad news for our listeners. Check it out.

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  • Pete announces why he is stepping away from the podcast for a bitconnor-mcdavid
  • McDavid gets a hat trick in Oilers first game, but Gretzky comparisons are premature. Pete asks, what is McDavid’s max?
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are scoring in droves.
  • Ovechkin has 7 goals in two games!
  • Travelling Jagrs get a big surprise
  • Playoff and Stanley Cup predictions.  Who do Pete and Mike see as the front runners for the cup this year?

 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Black Bones  Song: Good Times

 

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Episode Andrew Desjardins (169):Epic Season Preview!! Complete NHL Predictions for 2018!


On the eve of the 2017-18 season, Pete and Mike go through the entire league and predict the winners and losers for the regular season. Some bold, unexpected predictions are made!

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  • Should Penguins go to the White House?

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  • NHL Predictions!
  • Western conference – why Dallas still sucks and Anaheim will fall!
  • Some big surprises in our predictions for the West
  • Eastern ConferenceOttawa was a mirage last year and why the Rangers will miss in the Metro, according to Mike.  Will the Habs make it in?
  • A couple of big disagreements and a couple of surprisingly similar predictions.

 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Mercury and the Architects   Song: Machine

 

PREDICTIONS

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