Episode Tory Krug (247): Dennis King Joins to Discuss Ken Holland and the NHL Playoffs


Dennis King joins Mike to discuss the Ken Holland hiring and the playoffs in general. The Stanley Cup Semi-Finals have started – will the Storm Surge push through to the final? Will Joe Thornton finally win the Stanley Cup? 

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  • Banter -Dale’s still in Europe. Mike heading to Denver
  • Guest Dennis King lays it all on the line in discussing the Oilers hiring of Ken Holland
  • Stanley cup semi-final
  • CAR 0 BOS 1
  • SJS 0 STL 0
  • Rathole – Hartford Whalers – Gordie Howe-Career Points – Sidney Crosby

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Sweaters Song: Hockey Sucks

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Episode Jared Spurgeon (246): TSN 1260’s Tyler Yaremchuk! Carolina Hurricanes on to Conference Final. Ken Holland to be Oilers GM!


The Carolina Hurricanes’ Cinderella run continues after sweeping the New York Islanders in round 2. The Oilers seem to be on the cusp of hiring Ken Holland as GM and we get TSN 1260’s Tyler Yaremchuk to give us the lowdown. 

5x$5MM? You’d smile too.

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  • Banter -Dale’s in Europe. Mike heading to Denver
  • Guest Tyler Yaremchuk
  • Oilers GM Hunt update -Oilers made offer to Ken Holland and he seems willing to accept
  • Is Holland the right guy for Edmonton?
  • Round 2 Updates
  • CAR 4 NYI 0 – Isles ran out of Lehner gas
  • SJS 3 COL 2 – Martin Jones playing well
  • DAL 3 STL 2 – Bishop outplaying STL shooters
  • BOS 3 CBJ 2 – can’t keep the big line down
  • Rathole – should NHL adopt replay for penalties

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Hall and Oates Song: Make My Dreams

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. 

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 Jaroslav Halak (241): Ovechkin Hits 50 for 8th Time. Leafs Are Stumbling Into Playoffs.


Alexander Ovechkin gets his 50th goal for the 8th time, only the third player to do so. The Leafs are stumbling into the playoffs and we discuss if this is a problem. There are only a couple of teams left to fight for the playoffs and we say who will make it.

Alex Ovechkin Gets 50 for the 8th Time (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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  • Banter -Snow on March 31? wtf
  • Dale’s MicroAge conference and Mike returns from California
  • F1 Drive to Survive is the model for NHL reality TV
  • Are Leafs in trouble?
  • Points leaders
  • Playoff races
  • Milestones
  • Hot  / Not 
  • Rathole – Smiths

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Trophy Jump  Song: April Fool’s Day