Episode Ron Hainsey (265): Oilers are 5-0 and 1st Overall. James the Real Steal Neal Leads NHL in Goals.


It’s early days, but the Oilers are off to a great start at 5-0. Are they still relying on McDavid too much? Likewise Buffalo, Carolina and Colorado are leading their divisions.  Are we seeing a changing of the guard in the NHL or is it too early to say? 

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  • Banter -Thanksgiving, Belleville Senators opener
  • Feedback – Aaron Fraser
  • Online betting – Mike’s on a roll
  • Upcoming interviews
  • News: NHL sets escrow at 14%. Thanks Leafs!
  • Around the League: Division leaders
  • Stats leaders
  • Oilers
  • Leafs
  • Are the Sens getting a new owner?
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: George Jones Song: Real Deal

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Episode Jason Bonsignore (264): NHL Season Starts! Leafs and Oilers with Strong Starts. Stanley Cup Predictions.


The NHL Regular Season has started! The Leafs are 2-0-1 and the Oilers are 2-0. What the hell is going on?  McDavid and Matthews are tearing it up and goals are everywhere. Early season hockey is fun!

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  • Banter – Pool closing and Cottage weekends.
  • Feedback
  • Is Jim Hughson out of touch?
  • Sidney Crosby puts up his dukes
  • Is shot blocking a good idea?
  • Signings – Debrincat, Schenn
  • Oilers first game reviews
  • Leafs first game reviews
  • how many goals will Matthews get?
  • Storm Surge is back
  • Stanley Cup predictions
  • Rathole

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Episode Justin Papineau (263): Western Conference Preview with Al Mitchell of TSN 1260 Edmonton


Al Mitchell of TSN 1260 and lowetide.ca helps us preview the Western Conference.  Some big RFAs get signed including Laine, Rantonen and Tkachuk. Auston Matthews drops trow. 

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  • Banter – Dale returns from the cottage and Mike from the back woods. 
  • Big signings – Tkachuk, Rantonen, Laine, Connor
  • Western Conference Preview with Al Mitchell
  • Pacific 
  • Central
  • Auston Matthews incident

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Episode Pat Maroon (262): Eastern Conference Preview. NHL Preseason in full swing.


The NHL preseason is well under way so fans can start fretting about which prospects will make it and what the lines will be. We break down each of the Eastern Conference Teams and their chances this season. Some key RFAs get signed as Boeser, Konecny, and Carlo commit. Thomas Chabot gets an 8 year extension with the Senators.

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  • Banter – Simmerfest
  • Big signings – Chabot, Konecny, Boeser, Carlo
  • Eastern Conference Preview
  • Metro Division 
  • Atlantic Division
  • Rathole

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Episode Mark Stone (261): Mitchell Marner Signs! Training Camps Are Open and the RFAs are Signing.


As training camps open, the RFAs have started to sign, the largest of which was Mitch Marner who signed a 6 year, $10.839MM AAV deal with the Leafs. McAvoy, Provorov, Werenski and several other big names also signed this week and we cover it all in this episode. 

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  • Banter – Dale is in Chicago, Happy Anniversary
  • Mitchell Marner deal – $10.893MM x 6. 
  • Leafs paying out $113,000,000 in salaries in an $81.5MM cap league
  • Are Leafs fans happy?
  • Other signings – McAvoy, Provorov, Werenski, Morrissey, Zacha
  • Oilers update from camp
  • CBA – Will PA choose to open? 
  • New (old) Sweaters from Jets, Oilers, Flames
  • Rathole

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Episode Vladimir Sobotka (260): BIANCA ANDREESCU US OPEN CHAMP! McDavid is skating in Edmonton but will he be ready? Canes sign Gardiner.


Canadian Bianca Adreescu won the US Open and we’re very excited. Jake Gardiner signs with Hurricanes for $4.05MM – what a deal! McDavid is skating, but will he be ready for the season’s start? Oilers fans are nervous. How the Leafs are spending way more than the cap – and it’s not with LTIR. 

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  • Banter – Bianca Andreescu
  • Sens vs Jets rookie game
  • Feedback – @thomasWNY
  • Signings – Jake Gardiner, Joe Thornton, Clayton Keller, Riley Sheahan
  • Lucic loves him some old captains
  • Dustin Nielson from TSN1260 says Lucic was worse off the ice than he was on it
  • Comparing salaries vs AAV and how the Leafs are way over the cap. Are the players around the league pissed off at them? s
  • Rathole

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Episode Tyler Bertuzzi (259): NHL Rule Changes. What will Sabres do with Ristolainen. Sportsnet cuts to TV coverage.


Sportsnet makes sweeping changes to Canadian TV Coverage. The NHL changes the Coach’s Challenge and some other rules. Meanwhile there’s been some minor signings while everyone waits for Marner.  

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  • Banter – Dale had a tough week
  • Rasmus Ristolainen – what will the Sabres do
  • Sweeping changes at Sportsnet
  • Hurricanes unveil their new away sweater
  • Bill Guerin is the new Wild GM
  • Derek Brassard, Colin White and Pat Maroon sign contracts
  • Rule Changes
  • Kuznetsov Banned from IIHF play for cocaine use
  • Cathal Kelly is bad
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Sam Roberts Song: Every Part of Me