In the least surprising announcement in a while, the NHL announces Seattle as the next expansion location. The Department of Player Safety are back to their old nonsensical ways as Wilson and Reaves face no supplemental discipline, but they drop the hammer on Mark Giordano. With the Athletic looking at the future of the game, we chime in with our own ideas.
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?
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.
Ron Francis is moved from the GM role for Carolina and is sent to the Presidency. No GM in place as yet. Tom Dundon ain’t messing around! Taylor Hall’s streak ends. The Oilers still managing to stay in the headlines.
Pete is back as we discuss how George Parros’ DOPS continues to send the wrong message to the players. TOTW is the New Jersey Devils. Pete loses it on the Habs and it seems Darren Dreger is out to get Peter Chiarelli. Dale takes us Down the Rathole to discuss NHL Ironman streaks. ScuttlePuck is proud to be sponsored by HealthIQ.
Canada announces their Olympic team. We bring back Team of the Week and discuss the resurgent Colorado Avalanche. We also introduce a new segment, “Down the Rathole with Dale” and discuss the incredible Sutter brothers. Plus lots of other random banter on this week’s episode. ScuttlePuck is proud to be sponsored by HealthIQ.