Episode Jon Tavares (191):DOPeS Fine Ekmann-Larsson for divi…er Slashing. How Arbitrary Are the Refs? TOTW Tampa Bay Lightning

A strange fine to Ekman-Larsson explained. Tom Dundon puts his GM hiring on hold.  We discuss a study into the rate of penalties and the arbitrary nature of NHL refereeing. Team of the Week: Tampa Bay Lightning. Check out www.prostockhockey.com for great pro-return hockey gear.

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  • Opening Banter: St. Patrick’s Day. 
    NHL: FEB 21 Oilers at Lightning
    (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  • Milestones – Alex Ovechkin hits 600
  • Who’s Hot / Who’s Not – New teams on the list.
  • News: Evander Kane nets 4 goals. Referees are arbitrary.
  • DOPeS: Oliver Ekman-Larsson mystery fine
  • TOTW –Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Rathole – Last picks who made it.


Intro/Outro Music Artist: Bing Crosby Song: Galway Bay

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Episode Sam Gagner (189): Eric Crawford – Montreal Canadiens’ Director of Pro Scouting

Eric Crawford, Director of Pro Scouting for the Montreal Canadiens joins us to talk about being in the room on trade deadline day. Also some great stories from working in the NHL.

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Guitar Lightning Lee and His Thunder Band      Song: Crawfish and Beer

Episode Michael Ryder (73): Connor McDavid Breaks out. Is Anaheim in trouble?

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Episode Summary:

  • Opening banter including a rant on Grit hockey lockers
  • Washington‘s Alex Ovechkin benched – right or wrong?
  • 2 Suspensions this week – Nesterov and Barrie – is the NHL Department of Player Safety getting things right?
  • Division by Division run down.  Atlantic: Habs rolling. Is Boston as bad as everyone thinks? What’s wrong with Penguins?
  • Metro – what’s wrong with Columbus?
  • Central – juggernauts – with JetsStars, BluesPredsHawks all rolling, it’s going to be incredibly tough division
  • West – Are the Ducks in trouble? Are the Kings as bad as they appear? Are the Oilers going to be okay? Connor McDavid breaks out.
  • Shoutout to Evan Morrison and Bailey Matthews – Quinte Red Devils AAA players sponsored by ScuttlePuck
  • QP – question from Manchester England, Richard Middleshaw looking for classic hockey games to watch
  • @owtlawjb – Will Jagr stay in top 10 in scoring?

Intro/Outro Music: Artist: Cheryl Casselman  Song: Dandelion Wine


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