Episode Caleb Jones (282): Al Mitchell from TSN 1260 Discusses Edmonton Media Relationship with Oilers. Evander Kane Criticizes DOPeS.


Al Mitchell from TSN 1260 is back to the show and goes into detail about how the Connor McDavid injury from last summer has changed the relationship between the Oilers and the media that covers them.  The Department of Player Safety is taking some heat after Evander Kane speaks out.

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  • Banter: HoBo trip 2020.
  • Title Player Caleb Jones
  • News – Bruce Boudreau fired – good article in The Athletic
  • Jay Baumeester collapses during game and is saved by Medical staff
  • Paul Maurice extended by Jets
  • Trades – Jason Zucker, Blake Coleman, Andy Greene
  • Trade deadline – we look at TSN’s trade bait board
  • LEAFS
  • OILERS
  • MILESTONES
  • Hot / Not – 
  • DOPS – Fines to Roussel, Dumba and Chara. Suspensions to Kassian, Kane.
  • Kane had some choice words for DOPeS
  • RATHOLE

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Paul Simon Song: You Can Call Me Al

Episode Marian Hossa (281): TOTW Vancouver Canucks. Dale is Back. Trade Deadline Approaches.


Dale is back from the sunny South and Mike is back from a whirlwind work tour that took him to Jets and Oilers games. The trade deadline is approaching and we look at who is likely to be moved. And in the Team of the Week feature, we ask, “Are the Canucks for real?”

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  • Check out @PuckDuty – thanks Jason Skope
  • Banter: Domincan Republic, Jets and Oilers games. Mike gets a new sweater.
  • Title Player Marian Hossa
  • Feedback from Atish Singh
  • Thanks to Doug Buhler for great game experience
  • News – Dustin Byfuglien done as  Jet?
  • Ovechkin – 16 goals in 11 games
  • Trade deadline – we look at TSN’s trade bait board
  • Trade rumour
  • Whatever it Takes documentary – Edmonton media’s noses out of joint
  • TOTW – Vancouver Canucks
  • LEAFS
  • OILERS
  • MILESTONES
  • Hot / Not – 
  • DOPS – Jeremy Lauzon 2 games
  • RATHOLE

Episode Ilya Bryzgalov (280): BATTLE OF ALBERTA!!! WOW. JUST WOW. Tyler Yaremchuk of TSN 1260 and Oilers Nation.


TSN 1260’s own Tyler Yaremchuk joined Mike to discuss the Battle of Alberta which has heated up and is by far the most compelling rivalry in the NHL right now. 

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Jeanette McKurdy Song: Jim Brown

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Episode Jeremy Lauzon (279): NHL All Star Game. Team Of The Week Florida Panthers


The NHL All Star game went this weekend and the game itself continues to disappoint. There were some good moments though, including the Canadian and US women’s 3 on 3 game and some old Blues showing up for the skills competition. 

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  • Banter: Winter camping
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  • Title Player Jeremy Lauzon
  • Belleville Senators are making a run for the playoffs
  • NHL All Star game
  • The women stole the show
  • The men’s 3 on 3 tourney was entirely less than compelling
  • PHWA awards at all star break
  • Team of the week – Florida Panthers
  • Hot / Not – Florida jumps up
  • MILESTONES
  • Rathole – Guy Lafleur

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Smashmouth Song: All Star

Episode Pavol Demitra (278): Pacific and Atlantic are Crazy Tight! Gerrard Gallant Fired by Vegas. Battle of Alberta is Back!


The Battle of Alberta is back in full swing as Zack Kassian gets suspended and is glad “big boy” hockey is back! The Vegas Golden Knights fire Gerrard Gallant in a strange move. And the Atlantic and Pacific divisional battles are impossibly tight. 

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  • Banter: Dale has a sore back
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  • Title Player Pavol Demitra
  • Feedback – 
  • Gerrard Gallant fired by Vegas in favour of Peter DeBoer and we aren’t sure why
  • Ray Shero fired in NJ. Another odd firing.
  • Department of Player Safety is taking some heat from the players
  • Team of the Week – Winnipeg Jets. Not good numbers, but holding on based on some great goaltending.
  • Is drawing penalties an important skill?
  • Should the Leafs and Oilers make a trade?
  • Leafs update -Do the Leafs have a goaltending problem?
  • Oilers update -Oilers are heating up but Pacific is so tight, they are just holding position. What will the Zack Kassian contract look like? Oilers fans are worried. 
  • Hot / Not – Tampa Bay and Columbus are both hot but doing it entirely differently
  • MILESTONES
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers Song: Yertle the Turtle

Episode Oscar Klefbom (277): Connor McDavid lights up Toronto with Incredible Goal. NHL Mid-Season Review.


Connor McDavid put on a show in Toronto this week as the Oilers put 3 wins together. Peter Laviolette got fired and John Hynes hired. The Lightning have woken up. Also, we passed the mid-point of the season last week so we decided to review our predictions and make our mid-season picks for awards. 

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Tragically Hip Song: Looking For A Place to Happen

Episode Wayne Primeau (276): HAPPY NEW YEAR! Leafs are hottest team in NHL. Canada playing for gold at World Juniors!


As we roll into 2020, the Toronto Maple Leafs are the hottest team in the NHL. Brent Seabrook is out for at least a year and a half. After their worst loss in tournament history vs Russia in the preliminaries, Canada has a chance for revenge in the gold medal game. And the Oilers are warming up…maybe…kinda. 

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  • Banter: Happy New Year! Back from Dominican Republic.
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  • Title Player Wayne Primeau
  • Tortorella has a fantastic rant and had a point
  • World junior update- Canada plays Russia for gold. 
  • Jim Montgomery statement 
  • Brent Seabrook out for 3 surgeries
  • Podcast stats
  • Leafs update – Hottest team in the East
  • Oilers update – Not a playoff team says Mike
  • Hot / Not – 
  • MILESTONES
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Neil Young Song: Heart of Gold