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

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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. 

Stanley Cup Getty Images

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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.

Episode Doug Weight (239): Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Leafs allowing lots of goals. League-wide attendance.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The Maple Leafs continue to fall down early in games and paid for it this week. The Pulp Hockey Podcast called it quits this week. We look at league wide attendance and there are some surprises at the top and bottom.

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  • Banter -Mike returns from Orlando and to his proper microphone
  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day
  • Belleville Senators update
  • Leafs continue to fall behind early in games – we look at the stats 
  • Is Frederick Andersen okay?
  • Friedman discusses Ken Holland and POHO for Oilers
  • McDavid on a tear
  • League wide attendance
  • Milestones
  • Hot  WSH/TBL  VGK/ARI Not BUF / LAK
  • Rathole – Harry Howell

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Clancy Brothers  Song: Whiskey You’re the Devil

FedEx ad as discussed last week.

Episode Olaf Kolzig (237): NHL Playoff Races. Leafs Trounce Oilers. Flames Retire Iginla’s Sweater.


Mike witnesses the Leafs’ 6-1 pounding of the Oilers. The Flames retire Jarome Iginla’s sweater. Islanders fans welcome Tavares back to the Island. The Ottawa Senators fire Guy Boucher while the Belleville Sens keep their 17 game points streak alive. The Western Conference is really down to 4 teams while the East is still wide open.

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  • Banter -Leafs destroy the Oilers and Dale goes to the Sabres/Penguins game.
  • Hockey by Design poster
  • Title Player Olaf Kolzig
  • John Tavares returns to the Island and it’s fantastic
  • Guy Boucher fired by Senators
  • Belleville Senators have points in 17 straight and now tied for final playoff position
  • Playoff races
  • Compare pre-season predictions
  • Milestones
  • Hot  BOS/ARI  Not OTT / LAK
  • Rathole – Jarome Iginla

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Alex Song: Pyjama Song

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