Episode Marc Andre Fleury (229): MERRY CHRISTMAS! Leafs are rolling. Oilers are not. World Junior Championships!


As we hit the Christmas break, the Leafs are rolling along and the Oilers are struggling. World Junior Champs are coming up. We look at our pre-season predictions and see how we’re doing.

Beautiful, but is it a slap in the face?

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  • Banter -Tibb’s Eve. Ready for Christmas.
  • Degrees of Stirling for Marc Andre Fleury
  • Shoutouts to Hoard family and Anthony Griffin’s 50th
  • Meet us in Nashville!
  • Hurricanes wear Whalers sweaters – is that okay?
  • Pre-season predictions at Christmas – a few surprises
  • Leafs are amazing and Marner is boosting his salary expectations each game
  • Oilers struggling
  • We give our Christmas wishes for our teams
  • Patrik Berglund – what’s the deal?
  • Milestones
  • Hot/Not – TBL / WPG are hot. CAR / AZ are not.
  • DOPeS – Khaira and Karlsson suspended.
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Pogues with Kristy MacColl Song: Fairytale of New York

Episode Claude Giroux (228): Tim Peel Scores! Oilers are Hot and Edmonton is in Love with Hitchcock but Not Andrew Ference.


Ference shows his respect for his Oilers teammates.

Referee Tim Peel scores a goal. The Oilers continue to be hot under Ken Hitchcock and Mike’s a bit hot after Andrew Ference threw some his Oilers teammates under the bus. Lots of players on pace for over 100 points. Offer sheets – will this be the year?

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  • Banter -no hangovers this week
  • Feedback – shoutout to Travis Flynn
  • HoBo trip location announced.
  • In the obscure rules department, the Blues get a goal called back after it goes in off of Tim Peel, and Tarasenko gets a penalty for using Parayko’s stick
  • Oilers are rolling along and apparently that makes Chiarelli a genius
  • Leafs continue to do well when Mike watches.
  • Andrew Ference blames the Oilers’ partying for his and Eakins’ lack of success
  • Look at all the players on pace for 100 points!
  • Milestones
  • Hot/Not
  • DOPeS
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Tragically Hip Song: It Can’t Be Nashville Every Night

Ouch

Episode Scott Niedermayer (227): NHL Expands to Seattle. DOPeS are Back! Wilson No Suspension. Reaves No Suspension. Giordano MUST BE PUNISHED!!!


In the least surprising announcement in a while, the NHL announces Seattle as the next expansion location. The Department of Player Safety are back to their old nonsensical ways as Wilson and Reaves face no supplemental discipline, but they drop the hammer on Mark Giordano. With the Athletic looking at the future of the game, we chime in with our own ideas.

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  • Banter – Dale’s week for the Christmas party hangover.
  • Scott Niedermayer a winner plus his degrees of separation
  • Chuck Fletcher in as GM to Flyers – a good move?
  • Dubas says he’ll never trade Nylander
  • Seattle expansion
  • Leafs look good and they owe their success to Mike
  • Oilers – is the Hitch Effect real
  • Goal scorers – what is Brayden Point doing at the top of the list?
  • The future of the game
  • Milestones
  • Hot/Not
  • DOPeS

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Nirvana Song: Something In The Way

Way worse than the Wilson and/or Reaves hit?  You be the judge.
Wilson/Reaves no hearing. This gets a hearing. Why? 

Episode Martin St. Louis (226): SPECIAL GUEST Former NHLer ROB RAY!!! Nylander Signs. Tom Wilson Does Tom Wilson Things.


Former NHL player, and Stirling native, Rob Ray joins us and discusses the Sabres success this season, his NHL career and .  William Nylander negotiations go down to the wire, but Kyle Dubas was able to get it done. Tom Wilson avoids a suspension and Dale is livid.

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  • Banter – Martin St. Louis in 2 degrees of separation from Stirling
  • News – William Nylander signs for 6 years $6.9MM
  • Rob Ray – talks the Sabres success, life on the road, Rick Jeanneret and more.
  • Howard Shapiro interview
  • Milestones
  • Hot and Not – Buffalo and Colorado are hot. Montreal, New Jersey and Vancouver are not.
  • DOPS – Tom Wilson avoids suspension and Dale is pissed.
  • Rathole – Alexei Yashin’s hold out

Intro/Outro Music Artist: AC/DC Song: The Razor’s Edge