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

 

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Episode Dave Andreychuk (225):SPECIAL GUEST Author Howard Shapiro. McLellan out in Edmonton. Hitchcock in. Sabres are HOT!


We welcome Howard Shapiro back to the show to tell us about his latest book, Kate’s Really Good At Hockey and talk some Pittsburgh hockey. Todd McLellan gets fired as predicted and Mike is happy to see Hitchcock in. What the hell is going on with the Buffalo Sabres?

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  • Banter –
  • News – Todd McLellan Gets Fired and Hitchcock gets hired. What do we think this means for Edmonton?
  • HNIC goes retro and it’s fantastic
  • Howard Shapiro interview
  • Milestones
  • Hot and Not – Buffalo is smokin’ hot. Nashville and Winnipeg are pretty warm in the west. Pittsburgh and Vancouver are still cold.
  • DOPS – Roussel fined $5k for biting.
  • Rathole – Hall of Fame

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Chad Warrix Song: Hitch

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Episode Terry O’Reilly (224): 1/4 Season Predictions Review. Tom Wilson’s Suspension Reduction


We’re back after a week away and most teams are 20 games in. We review our pre-season predictions for accuracy. Tom Wilson’s suspension gets reduced to 14 games. Is it the correct decision? Will Quenneville coach the Oilers?

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  • Banter -Back from DC and meeting Tony Noce
  • Banana bread in Canada has whole new implication
  • Milestones – some big points totals and a goalie climbs the all time wins list
  • Hot and Not
  • DOPS – Lots to discuss. Tom Wilson’s suspension reduced
  • Pre-season predictions reviewed at the quarter point
  • Rathole – Matt Cullen

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Del Barber and the No Regretzkys Song: Clear the Track, Here Comes Shack

Episode Sebastian Aho (220): SPECIAL GUEST Ken Reid – Sportsnet host, and Author of Hockey Card Stories 2.


Ken Reid, Co-Host of Sportsnet Central and author of Hockey Card Stories 2, joins us and gets nostalgic about hockey cards. We even get a cameo appearance from Evanka Ozmak The Leafs are rolling. Another contest winner to announce and still another prize from The Store Next Door to be won.

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  • Banter – Autumn is here. No NHL games on a Friday night?
  • Feedback – lots of people had feedback this week!
  • The Store Next Door contest – honourable mentions and a new winner!
  • This week’s question – Name the American hockey stick manufacturer owned by two brothers who played for Team USA in the 1960 Olympics and whose son played for Team USA in the 1980 Olympics and played 1000 games in the NHL.
  • Who is hot and not in the first week
  • Auston Watson suspension reduced
  • Jersey retirements
  • Ken Reid
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Tragically Hip Song: 50 Mission Cap

This Week’s Store Next Door Prize – this amazing coat rack!

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Here’s the amazing interview with Peter Mahovlich…”on behalf of the Montreal Canadiens, I have to apologize”

From the Rathole – here are Dave Simpson’s stats:

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Episode Joe Sakic (219): The Store Next Door Winner Announced. William Nylander Offer Sheet Possibilities. The Rathole Returns.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  We announce the winner for the first Store Next Door contest. We have another contest this week and another great prize to give away.  Dale brings back the Rathole and we discuss a potential offer sheet for William Nylander.

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  • Banter – It’s Thanksgiving in Canada and we’re loving the turkey. Mike gives his take on some Texas cities.
  • Caps opening video does not include Barry Trotz
  • Store Next Door contest winner!
  • The second edition of the The Store Next Door Contest
  • DOPS – Should Marchand have received a suspension – we have differing opinions
  • Who came out of the gates strong?
  • What would it take to offer sheet William Nylander, and who could do it?
  • Dale goes back down the Rathole with Scott Stevens
  • We announce an exciting guest for next week’s show.

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Volbeat Song: Thanks

The Store Next Door Contest is back for week 2!

The skill testing question is:

In 2000, Joe Sakic and Paul Kariya were early adopters of the first popular one piece composite stick. What was the brand and model of that stick?

Win this great prize made by The Store Next Door!

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Episode Brett Hull (216):METRO DIVISION PREVIEW. SPECIAL GUESTS Brenton and Mike from It’s A Hockey Night Podcast Join Us!


Brenton and Mike from the It’s A Hockey Night Podcast join Dale and Mike to preview the Metro Division and hilarity ensues.  We also give very reasoned opinions on the Max Domi suspension and Dale clarifies some incorrect assumptions about water buffaloes in Stirling.

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  • Banter – Dale’s sore after framing a house.
  • The Sharks reveal their new 3rd jersey and it’s well, terrible
  • Max Domi sucker punches Aaron Ekblad and gets some time off for his troubles
  • The Leafs and Oilers are undefeated in preseason – what does this mean for the regular season?
  • Team by team previews and predictions for the Metro Division
  • Some surprising, some, not so much

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Alex Battles and the Engelberts  Song: Pennsylvania

Brenton Retallack on the It’s A Hockey Night YouTube channel.

 

Episode Brad Richardson (215): PACIFIC DIVISION PREVIEW with Special Guest Al Mitchell of TSN 1260 in Edmonton. Karlsson Trade. Yzerman Resigns Unexpectedly.


Al Mitchell of TSN 1260 joins us to preview the Pacific Division, particularly the Edmonton Oilers. Erik Karlsson goes to the San Jose Sharks. Max Pacioretty is now a Golden Knight. Steve Yzerman resigns as GM of the Lightning.

UPDATE: Al gave ScuttlePuck a nice little plug on his TSN 1260 show, the Lowdown with Lowetide, this week.  Check it out here – the plug starts at 10:27.  Thanks Al!  https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/september-17-hour-1-feat-james-mirtle-derek-taylor/id977204919?i=1000419912970&mt=2

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  • Banter – Dale’s in Ottawa visting Dan. Mike returns from a weekend in the wild woods of Ontario.
  • Erik Karlsson goes to the Sharks – good deal?
  • Steve Yzerman resigns as GM of Lightning and we have theories about the REAL reason
  • Max Pacioretty goes to Vegas
  • Who will win the PACIFIC?  Listen and find out.
  • Al Mitchell of TSN 1260 and Lowedown.ca joins us to give us the deep dive on Edmonton this year.
  • Thanks and good-bye to Pete

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Town Pants  Song: Low Tide

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