Episode Alex Nylander (270): Mike Babcock Fired! Author Kirk McKnight.


In another HUGE news week in the NHL, Mike Babcock gets fired by the Maple Leafs. Was it deserved? Will Sheldon Keefe solve the puzzle? Author Kirk McKnight joins us to tell us about his latest book, Batting Clean, and discuss the Golden Knights.

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  • Banter: Break-ins and Christmas parties
  • Title Player – Alex Nylander
  • Mike Babcock fired. Had he lost the room? Had he called out his GM one too many times?
  • Kirk McKnight interview
  • Betting Update
  • Oilers
  • Predictions review at the 1/4 distance
  • Hot / Not
  • Stats update – Draisaitl/McDavid leading the charge in boxcars – Pastrnak scoring all the goals
  • DOPS – Garnet Hathaway – 3 games for spitting / Bortuzzo gets a hearing
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Neil Young Song: Hit the Road

Episode Nicklas Backstrom (269): Don Cherry Gets Fired From Hockey Night in Canada.


After refusing to walk back comments on the latest Coach’s Corner, Don Cherry gets fired by Sportsnet. We debate the issue, why Don decided this was the hill to die on and why Sportsnet decided this was a line crossed too far. Also, will Mike Babcock get fired this week?

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  • Banter: Arkells concert
  • Title Player – Nicklas Backstrom
  • Don Cherry firing – was it the right call? Why this time?
  • Hot / Not
  • Stats update – Draisaitl/McDavid leading the charge in boxcars – who leads the rate stats? 
  • Leafs update Will Babcock get fired?
  • DOPS – Oskar Sundqvist hits Gibson

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Arkells Song: Leather Jacket

Episode Mike Hoffman (268): Author Andrew Podnieks Discusses His New Book on Great Hockey Debuts. What’s going on with Dustin Byfuglien?


Author Andrew Podnieks discusses his latest book, The Greatest Weirdest Most Amazing NHL Debuts Of All Time. What’s up with Dustin Byfuglien? Leafs and Oilers updates. 

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  • Banter: Trailer Lights, the bane of my existence. 
  • Title Player – Mike Hoffman
  • Thanks to Jason Skope for hosting at Oilers vs Blue Jackets
  • Hockeystatcards.com
  • Betting Update – Mike making bank
  • Interview with Andrew Podnieks
  • Hot / Not
  • Leafs update
  • Oilers update
  • Milestones
  • DOPS
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Vance Joy Song: First Time