Episode Ryan Reaves (175): Ian Leslie from Coventry England and the Offensive Zone Podcast talks Blackhawks.


Ian Leslie of the Offensive Zone podcast joins me to elucidate on hockey back in Great Britain.  We also talk the state of the Chicago Blackhawks, and I go on a diatribe about what’s ailing the Edmonton Oilers.  Plus, we talk Olympics, Gary Bettman and much more.

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  • Ian Leslie of Coventry, England
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  • Hockey in Coventry and Great Britain
  • Chicago Blackhawks – are they really a middle of the pack team? Why the struggles?
  • What is wrong with the Edmonton Oilers?
  • Ian asks what change would I make to the Oilers if I were the GM?
  • What effect does no NHLers have on Olympic hockey interest in Europe?
  • Will Russia go to Olympics after WADA decision?

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Believers  Song: While the Sky is Blue

 

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Episode Tyler Toffoli (173): Special Guest Dale Hoard. After 10 Games, Do the Leafs Need to Make a Deal?


Dale Hoard of the Stirling Mean Machine joins to talk Leafs, Oilers and all the latest on the NHL after 10 games.

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  • Dale Hoard joins to talk Leafs

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  • Should the Leafs make a trade?
  • Should the Oilers be panicking?
  • Should Komarov be suspended?
  • Friedman says Chiarelli recognizes the Oilers need fast, scoring wingers and Mike says “gee, where could we get one or two of those?”
  • Thanks to MyBookie.Ag for sponsorship of this week’s episode
  • Dale talks about legend Doug Harvey

 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Mercury and the Architects Song: Machine

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Episode Braden Holtby (170): THE NHL SEASON BEGINS! Goals Goals Goals! Pete’s Big Announcement.


The NHL season begins and we discuss the action from the first week. We also make our playoff and Stanley Cup predictions. PLUS, Pete has some bad news for our listeners. Check it out.

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  • Pete announces why he is stepping away from the podcast for a bitconnor-mcdavid
  • McDavid gets a hat trick in Oilers first game, but Gretzky comparisons are premature. Pete asks, what is McDavid’s max?
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are scoring in droves.
  • Ovechkin has 7 goals in two games!
  • Travelling Jagrs get a big surprise
  • Playoff and Stanley Cup predictions.  Who do Pete and Mike see as the front runners for the cup this year?

 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Black Bones  Song: Good Times

 

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Episode Andrew Desjardins (169):Epic Season Preview!! Complete NHL Predictions for 2018!


On the eve of the 2017-18 season, Pete and Mike go through the entire league and predict the winners and losers for the regular season. Some bold, unexpected predictions are made!

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  • Should Penguins go to the White House?

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  • NHL Predictions!
  • Western conference – why Dallas still sucks and Anaheim will fall!
  • Some big surprises in our predictions for the West
  • Eastern ConferenceOttawa was a mirage last year and why the Rangers will miss in the Metro, according to Mike.  Will the Habs make it in?
  • A couple of big disagreements and a couple of surprisingly similar predictions.

 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Mercury and the Architects   Song: Machine

 

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Episode Maxim Afinogenov (161):SPECIAL GUEST Drew Pabhsky from Broadstreet Bully Podcast. McDavid an Oiler for 9 years!


Mike welcomes Drew Pabhsky back to discuss the Flyers off-season work as well as other free agent signings around the league.  Connor McDavid is an Oiler for 9 more years! Also, does the structure of the latest contracts tell us something about the NHLPA’s strategy going into the end of this CBA?

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  • Mike back from Idaho and Drew talks Lewis and Clarkmcdavid-oilers-white-jersey
  • Connor McDavid signs for $12.5MM AAV
  • Will Draisaitl sign an offer sheet
  • Flyers – Nolan Patrick, Jordan Weal, Brian Elliott, Braden Schenn trade
  • Structure of deals indicates players getting ready for another lockout
  • Lots of summer banter

 

  • Intro/Outro Music Artist: Snerly  Song: Canadian Summer Groove

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Episode Adam Foote (152): What IS Goaltender Interference? Oilers Collapse Twice. Niskanen Concusses Crosby. Caps Battle Back.


Round 2 continues as the Ducks win 3 straight with 2 comeback wins in OT and have the Oilers on the ropes. Nashville, Ottawa and Pittsburgh are on the cusp of winning their series with 3-2 leads as well. Crosby gets concussed by Niskanen and most of the hockey world thinks the hit was okay. Mike does not.

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  • Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks – Mike watches game 4 from bar in Edmonton area. Oilers are a frustrated group but McDavid stays poised. Will they be able to bounce back after two soul-crushing losses?
  • New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators – Karlsson continues to amaze. Sens take 3-2 lead after getting thumped by Rangers two games in a row.

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  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals – Niskanen concusses Crosby and Pete and Mike disagree on whether it was an okay play. Washington gets series to 3-2 but can they battle back to even the series?
  • St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators  -Preds look poised to win the series and we all kind of hope they win the cup so PK can bring it to Montreal.
  • Ziga Jeglic of Slovenia kicks Swiss player in neck and gets suspended 2 games.  Mike is confused.

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Green Day Song: Boulevard of Broken Dreams

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Episode Brian Campbell (151):Oilers, Sens, Penguins Up 2-0. NHL Draft Lottery Results. Mike Milbury Says PK Subban is a Clown. Takes One to Know One.


New Jersey wins the draft lottery and Taylor Hall’s tweet is perfect. What will the Habs do now? Round 2 is well under way and the Oilers are up 2-0 on the Ducks. The Penguins and Capitals are in a battle Royale while the Predators and Blues are locked at 1 game a piece but Mike Milbury thinks “3-4 defenceman” PK Subban is a clown. The Senators and Erik Karlsson continue to surprise Mike as they lead the Rangers.
  • New Jersey and Taylor Hall win the draft lottery.  NHL GMs should never go on TV.
  • National Hockey League Playoffs Round 2.

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Lee Harvey Osmond   Song: Shake the Hand

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