Episode Craig Rivet (252): Stanley Cup Champions St. Louis Blues! 2019 Draft Preview.


The St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup in a game 7 thriller and there are lots of great stories to be told. There is no downtime though as the 2019 Draft goes next Friday in Vancouver.  The Capitals send Matt Niskanen to Philadelphia for Radko Gudas. Is this the start of a flurry of trades?

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  • Banter 
  • 5th Anniversary stuff
  • St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup with a 4-1 win in game 7. 
  • Conn Smythe goes to Ryan O’Reilly
  • There are lots of great stories around this team
  • Caps send Niskanen to Philadelphia for Radko Gudas
  • Canucks release new sweaters
  • Draft Preview
  • Rathole  – Larry Robinson

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Laura Brannigan Song: Gloria

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Episode Brent Gretzky (249): Stanley Cup Final! Blues vs Bruins


Mike gets back from a week offline and Dale is recovered from his 50th Birthday party. Happy Birthday Dale!  The Blues and Bruins meet in the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970. Ken Holland begins cleaning house in Edmonton. 

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  • Banter -Mike back from fishing and Dale’s 50th party
  • Oilers’ Ken Holland fires Duane Sutter, VP Player Personnel and JJ Hebert PR Director. MacTavish takes a coaching job in Russia. 
  • Bettman discusses the state of the league
  • Blues defeat the Sharks in 6
  • Stanley Cup Final
  • Bruins vs Blues line by line comparison
  • Predictions
  • Mini Rathole 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: BB King Song: Blues We Like

Episode Sami Vatanen (245): Leafs Are Out – Does Babcock Survive? Round 2 Predictions.


Round 1 is complete and it’s the year of the underdog. With the Leafs bowing out early, is Mike Babcock done as Leafs’ Head Coach? Will Dubas be able to sign Marner and if so, what will he cost?   Controversy in the San Jose / Vegas series. We look at the Round 2 series.

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  • Banter -shoutouts and Mike is on the Blue Jays bandwagon
  • News – Stone, Murray and Tavares commit to Team Canada
  • Oilers GM Hunt update – Hunter, MacCrimmon, Burke seem to be favourites
  • Trophy Finalists announced
  • Leafs lose in game 7 again. Is Babcock done as Coach of the Leafs? Will they sign Marner?
  • Sharks win huge comeback victory in controversial circumstances around Eakin hit on Pavelski
  • Stars beat out Predators
  • Carolina wins in 2OT to  move on
  • Round 2 Updates
  • SJS 1 COL 0
  • NYI 0 CAR 1
  • DAL 1 STL 1
  • BOS 1 CBJ 1
  • Milestones
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Jugghead Song: Hockey Song

Episode Morgan Rielly (244): Underdogs Rule! Lightning and Flames Out. Leafs 1 Win Away from Advancing. Yzerman Returns to Detroit.


Tampa Bay Lightning with one of the best records in history in the regular season lose in 4 straight. Calgary Flames out in 5. In the 4 remaining series, the lower seed is in the lead. PLUS The Prodigal Son returns as Steve Yzerman comes back to Detroit. 

Blue Jackets Upset the Lightning – (Jay Laprete/Associated Press)

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  • Banter – Easter plans. Shoutout to cousin Kris for 24 hour run. Donate here. www.biaqd.ca
  • News – Yzerman comes home. Does Holland move on, or stick around to collect a big paycheque.
  • Met up with Mike Schroeder in Pittsburgh
  • Are shorter seasons in the works?
  • Which goal is the most important?
  • Alain Vigneault in Philadelphia
  • Leafs up 3-2 on Bruins
  • Tampa Bay loses 4-0
  • Islanders 4-0 over Penguins
  • Colorado 4-1 over Flames
  • Blues 4-2 over Jets
  • Washington up 3-2 on Carolina
  • Dallas up on Nashville 3-2
  • Vegas up 3-2 on San Jose
  • Milestones
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Underdogs Song: Hangabout

Episode Tom Wilson (243): Kadri Gets A Hearing. Blue Jackets Destroying Tampa. Islanders Killing Penguins. It’s All Happening!


Wow. We’re 3 games into the first round and everything is happening already! Kadri is gonna get suspended! Who’s at fault? Blue Jackets destroying the Lightning. Who saw that coming?  Islanders have Penguins on the brink! 

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  • Banter -Dale returns from Montreal Hockey Trip while Mike rakes leaves
  • News – Joel Quenneville hired by Panthers
  • Oilers media keep pushing for Keith Gretzky
  • Oilers twitter gives non-update update on McDavid injury
  • Devils win the draft lottery
  • Mike attends a Spokane Chiefs / Everett Silvertips game
  • Tampa Bay down 2-0 to Columbus
  • St Louis up 2-0 on Winnipeg – Hellebuyck bad
  • Islanders up 3-0 on Penguins
  • San Jose and Vegas tied 1-1
  • Washington up 2-0 on Carolina
  • Dallas and Nashville 1-1
  • Toronto and Boston tied 1-1 – Kadri gonna get suspended – how many games?
  • Calgary and Colorado tied 1-1

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Hanson Brothers Song: I’m Gonna Play Hockey

Episode David Backes (242): NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Full Stanley Cup Predictions Plus Brackets.


The season is over and we prep for the Stanley Cup Playoffs by going through each series and predicting the winners.  Get ready for an upset or two. 

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  • Banter -Hangovers all around after Jen’s 50th Birthday party
  • The season wraps up with Ryan Poehling getting a hat trick in his first game
  • McDavid gets injured in final game
  • Babcock send the Marner camp a message after a loss to Tampa Bay
  • Playoff matchups – we go through all the series and predict the winners
  • Milestones
  • Hot  / Not 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Irish Rovers Song: Wasn’t That a Party

Episode Michael Grabner (240): Bob Nicholson Blames Tobias Rieder for Oilers Situation. Mike Babcock Stirs It Up in Toronto.


Bob just before his foot was firmly planted in his mouth.

Bob Nicholson blames Tobias Rieder for the Oilers lack of success this year. What does this tell us about the Oilers’ management’s line of thinking? Elliotte Friedman chooses Toronto to troll this week by speculating on issues between Mike Babcock and Kyle Dubas. 

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  • Banter -Mike’s in California and sees Kareem Abdul Jabaar! Dale is back home in Stirling enjoying the cold
  • Bob Nicholson tells season ticket holders that it’s all Tobias Rieder’s fault
  • Is there a problem in Toronto?
  • Bruins continue to rip it up
  • Playoff races
  • Milestones
  • Hot  / Not 
  • DOPS are busy
  • Rathole – Ice markings

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers  Song: Out In L.A.