Episode Richard Brodeur (235): Belleville Sens and Bakersfield Condors are Streakin’! Oilers Trades. Is Puljujarvi About To Be Traded?


Mike and Dale are ecstatic about the play of the Belleville Senators. Jesse Puljujarvi a healthy scratch.  Is this the beginning of the end of his career as an Oiler? Bakersfield Condors win 15 straight. Is this a sign of good things ahead for Oilers?

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  • Banter -Mike buys a car.
  • Title Player Richard Brodeur
  • Mike says Elliotte Friedman is becoming a click-baiting troll.
  • Oilers and Jesse Puljujarvi’s agent use the media to engage in a bit of a spat.  Is he done as an Oiler?
  • Mike explains how the Oilers’ mishandling of JP went down and why.
  • Don Cherry should retire.
  • Milestones
  • Hot  PHI  STL Not  ANA , EDM, OTT
  • DOPS – Malkin lucky to get 1 game.
  • Rathole – Cleveland Barons

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens Song: Streets of Bakersfield

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Episode Zdeno Chara (233): Leafs Trade for Muzzin and Dale is Happy.


Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas made a bold move trading for Jake Muzzin without giving up roster players. Dale gives his take and gushes about the state of the Leafs as they start the home stretch to the playoffs.

Leafs Jake Muzzin and Mitch Marner talk it over during the second period of Saturday night’s home win over the Penguins.  (Mark Blinch / Getty Images)

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  • Banter -Mike’s off the wagon as February nears.
  • Zdeno Chara Degrees of Separation to Stirling
  • Jake Muzzin trade to Toronto
  • Penguins trade for Nick Bjugstad from Florida
  • Oilers are bad
  • Milestones
  • Hot  NYI / CGY  Not  BUF /ANA
  • DOPS – Fines to Smith / Kucherov
  • Rathole – J.P. Bickell Award

Intro/Outro Music Artist: L7 Song: Off the Wagon

Episode Rob Ray (232): Chiarelli Fired! Mike Tells How It Really Went Down and How To Fix Edmonton. ALL STAR Weekend – Brianna Decker and Kendall Coyne Steal the Show!


Peter Chiarelli got fired this week and Mike is happy! Lots of talk about how it had to happen and Mike tells how it actually did happen. Also, Mike has a detailed proposal on how to fix the Oilers. The NHL All Star Weekend was dominated by some incredible performances by women players.

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  • Banter -Dale back from Panama, Mike losing weight and the Belleville Senators played some good hockey this weekend.
  • Rob Ray, Stirling native is title player
  • Chiarelli firing. Mike explains why the Oilers did it now.
  • Mike gives his detailed proposal for fixing the Oilers, including President, GM, AGM and Coach replacements
  • All Star game wrap-up. Some ideas to improve and we gush at the skill of Brianna Decker, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Rebecca Johnston, and Renata Fast. 
  • Player tracking is way cool
  • Leafs at the break
  • Milestones
  • Hot  NYI / CGY  Not  NJD / COL,ANA
  • DOPS – Johansen, Byron suspensions
  • Rathole – Keith Gretzky

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Arthur Adams Song: Don’t Let the Door Hit You

Episode Curtis Joseph (231): SPECIAL GUEST DENNIS KING! Dennis tells us how to fix the Oilers. Is Tampa Bay record-breakingly good?


Dennis King returns to the show to wax poetic about the Oilers’ ineptitude and give us some solutions. As the Tampa Bay Lightning walk away with it this year, we look at whether they are historically good. 

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  • Banter -Dale headed to Panama. The Casuals rock Wendy and Terry’s wedding reception.
  • 6 Degrees of Stirling for Curtis Joseph
  • We know Tampa Bay is really good, but how good and will they break any single season records?
  • Calgary is going nuts, much to Mike’s chagrin
  • Jay Beagle interview on 31 Thoughts is great
  • Leafs report
  • Oilers – Dennis King interview
  • Milestones
  • Hot  TBL / SJS/VGK   Not  PHI/ANA
  • Rathole – Bill Peters

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Van Halen Song: Panama

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

 

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