Episode Michael Grabner (240): Bob Nicholson Blames Tobias Rieder for Oilers Situation. Mike Babcock Stirs It Up in Toronto.


Bob just before his foot was firmly planted in his mouth.

Bob Nicholson blames Tobias Rieder for the Oilers lack of success this year. What does this tell us about the Oilers’ management’s line of thinking? Elliotte Friedman chooses Toronto to troll this week by speculating on issues between Mike Babcock and Kyle Dubas. 

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  • Banter -Mike’s in California and sees Kareem Abdul Jabaar! Dale is back home in Stirling enjoying the cold
  • Bob Nicholson tells season ticket holders that it’s all Tobias Rieder’s fault
  • Is there a problem in Toronto?
  • Bruins continue to rip it up
  • Playoff races
  • Milestones
  • Hot  / Not 
  • DOPS are busy
  • Rathole – Ice markings

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers  Song: Out In L.A.

Episode Doug Weight (239): Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Leafs allowing lots of goals. League-wide attendance.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The Maple Leafs continue to fall down early in games and paid for it this week. The Pulp Hockey Podcast called it quits this week. We look at league wide attendance and there are some surprises at the top and bottom.

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  • Banter -Mike returns from Orlando and to his proper microphone
  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day
  • Belleville Senators update
  • Leafs continue to fall behind early in games – we look at the stats 
  • Is Frederick Andersen okay?
  • Friedman discusses Ken Holland and POHO for Oilers
  • McDavid on a tear
  • League wide attendance
  • Milestones
  • Hot  WSH/TBL  VGK/ARI Not BUF / LAK
  • Rathole – Harry Howell

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Clancy Brothers  Song: Whiskey You’re the Devil

FedEx ad as discussed last week.

Episode Richard Brodeur (235): Belleville Sens and Bakersfield Condors are Streakin’! Oilers Trades. Is Puljujarvi About To Be Traded?


Mike and Dale are ecstatic about the play of the Belleville Senators. Jesse Puljujarvi a healthy scratch.  Is this the beginning of the end of his career as an Oiler? Bakersfield Condors win 15 straight. Is this a sign of good things ahead for Oilers?

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  • Banter -Mike buys a car.
  • Title Player Richard Brodeur
  • Mike says Elliotte Friedman is becoming a click-baiting troll.
  • Oilers and Jesse Puljujarvi’s agent use the media to engage in a bit of a spat.  Is he done as an Oiler?
  • Mike explains how the Oilers’ mishandling of JP went down and why.
  • Don Cherry should retire.
  • Milestones
  • Hot  PHI  STL Not  ANA , EDM, OTT
  • DOPS – Malkin lucky to get 1 game.
  • Rathole – Cleveland Barons

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens Song: Streets of Bakersfield

Episode Curtis Joseph (231): SPECIAL GUEST DENNIS KING! Dennis tells us how to fix the Oilers. Is Tampa Bay record-breakingly good?


Dennis King returns to the show to wax poetic about the Oilers’ ineptitude and give us some solutions. As the Tampa Bay Lightning walk away with it this year, we look at whether they are historically good. 

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  • Banter -Dale headed to Panama. The Casuals rock Wendy and Terry’s wedding reception.
  • 6 Degrees of Stirling for Curtis Joseph
  • We know Tampa Bay is really good, but how good and will they break any single season records?
  • Calgary is going nuts, much to Mike’s chagrin
  • Jay Beagle interview on 31 Thoughts is great
  • Leafs report
  • Oilers – Dennis King interview
  • Milestones
  • Hot  TBL / SJS/VGK   Not  PHI/ANA
  • Rathole – Bill Peters

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Van Halen Song: Panama

Episode Henrik Lundqvist (230): Happy New Year! Happy 1st Anniversary to Dale! Leafs are Great and the Oilers Suck…


As we start 2019 and reach the halfway point of the season, the Leafs look like world beaters and the Oilers look terrible. The All Star teams are announced. We talk the biggest stories and suprises so far this season.

Finland successfully captured gold at the world juniors with a 3-2 win over the U.S. on Saturday in Vancouver. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Right Said Fred Song: I’m Too Sexy

  • Banter -Happy New Year – Resolutions
  • Degrees of Stirling
  • Nashville trip summary
  • All Star game snubs
  • Ovi decides to skip the ASG
  • Finland winds gold at World Juniors
  • Biggest story so far
  • Biggest surprise
  • Biggest surprise for the second half
  • Leafs and Oilers reports
  • Milestones
  • Hot  PIT / VGK   Not  OTT / EDM
  • DOPeS – Backes gets 3 games
  • Rathole
Head contact.

Episode Claude Giroux (228): Tim Peel Scores! Oilers are Hot and Edmonton is in Love with Hitchcock but Not Andrew Ference.


Ference shows his respect for his Oilers teammates.

Referee Tim Peel scores a goal. The Oilers continue to be hot under Ken Hitchcock and Mike’s a bit hot after Andrew Ference threw some his Oilers teammates under the bus. Lots of players on pace for over 100 points. Offer sheets – will this be the year?

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  • Banter -no hangovers this week
  • Feedback – shoutout to Travis Flynn
  • HoBo trip location announced.
  • In the obscure rules department, the Blues get a goal called back after it goes in off of Tim Peel, and Tarasenko gets a penalty for using Parayko’s stick
  • Oilers are rolling along and apparently that makes Chiarelli a genius
  • Leafs continue to do well when Mike watches.
  • Andrew Ference blames the Oilers’ partying for his and Eakins’ lack of success
  • Look at all the players on pace for 100 points!
  • Milestones
  • Hot/Not
  • DOPeS
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Tragically Hip Song: It Can’t Be Nashville Every Night

Ouch

Episode Scott Niedermayer (227): NHL Expands to Seattle. DOPeS are Back! Wilson No Suspension. Reaves No Suspension. Giordano MUST BE PUNISHED!!!


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.

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  • Banter – Dale’s week for the Christmas party hangover.
  • Scott Niedermayer a winner plus his degrees of separation
  • Chuck Fletcher in as GM to Flyers – a good move?
  • Dubas says he’ll never trade Nylander
  • Seattle expansion
  • Leafs look good and they owe their success to Mike
  • Oilers – is the Hitch Effect real
  • Goal scorers – what is Brayden Point doing at the top of the list?
  • The future of the game
  • Milestones
  • Hot/Not
  • DOPeS

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Nirvana Song: Something In The Way

Way worse than the Wilson and/or Reaves hit?  You be the judge.
Wilson/Reaves no hearing. This gets a hearing. Why?