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.
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.
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.
More controversy surrounding the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast as Jeremy Roenick is suspended for, well, being Jeremy Roenick. The Leafs look good under new coach Sheldon Keefe, while the Oilers look terrible and Ken Holland seems fine with that.
The Taylor Hall saga ended this week with him going to Arizona in a multi-player deal. Will this put the Coyotes on top? Marc Crawford released a statement addressing past incidents. The Leafs continue their resurgence while the Oilers muddle along.
After the Jim Montgomery firing, we are left to wonder, “What happened?” What is a “material act of unprofessionalism”? The Leafs handed the Oilers their 4th straight loss and Mike explains that this is a “problem” for them.
With more stories coming out about Mike Babcock and with Marc Crawford suspended, we discuss where is the line for coaches? A code of conduct for coaches is in the works. The Oilers are battling through injury to stay atop the Pacific and the Leafs are treading water under Sheldon Keefe.