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.
Al Mitchell of TSN 1260 joins us to preview the Pacific Division, particularly the Edmonton Oilers. Erik Karlsson goes to the San Jose Sharks. Max Pacioretty is now a Golden Knight. Steve Yzerman resigns as GM of the Lightning.
Pittsburgh Penguins go up 3-2 on the Nashville Predators after a dominant Game 5 performance by Sidney Crosby. Crosby and Subban don’t like each other. We give our Game 6 predictions. Also, Brian Burke is in the news as he doesn’t seem to think Calgary city council appreciates the Flames.
Nashville Predators vs Pittsburgh Penguins– The Predators take game 4 to tie the series, but the Penguins bounce back and take game 5 with a dominant 6-0 rout. Crosby was on a mission in Game 6. Lots of nastiness with fights, and a match penalty on a cross check by Sissons.
Brian Burke calls out the city of Calgary at a local luncheon and we question whether this was the best strategy. Will it kill any deal they had been working on?
We get some help from our friends for this Epic NHL Playoff Preview edition. Drew Pabhsky of the Broadstreet Bully Podcast, Al Mitchell of TSN 1260, Darren Desaulniers of the Canadian Press and Thomas Krulikowski of the Whyhockey podcast join us to preview all the upcoming NHL Playoff series.
Pete and Mike discuss the epic Penguins / Oilers game this week. The GMs got together and it was pretty anti-climactic. Bettman claims hockey won’t work in Glendale and the former mayor slams him. Will the NHL be at the Olympics? TOTW – Calgary Flames.
Pete and Mike make predictions on the 2017 season including standings, playoffs and key awards. Some big surprises in there. Also, Mike wishes Yakupov well and gives a luke warm welcome to Kris Russell.
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