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.
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Episode Martin St. Louis (226): SPECIAL GUEST Former NHLer ROB RAY!!! Nylander Signs. Tom Wilson Does Tom Wilson Things.


Former NHL player, and Stirling native, Rob Ray joins us and discusses the Sabres success this season, his NHL career and .  William Nylander negotiations go down to the wire, but Kyle Dubas was able to get it done. Tom Wilson avoids a suspension and Dale is livid.

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  • Banter – Martin St. Louis in 2 degrees of separation from Stirling
  • News – William Nylander signs for 6 years $6.9MM
  • Rob Ray – talks the Sabres success, life on the road, Rick Jeanneret and more.
  • Howard Shapiro interview
  • Milestones
  • Hot and Not – Buffalo and Colorado are hot. Montreal, New Jersey and Vancouver are not.
  • DOPS – Tom Wilson avoids suspension and Dale is pissed.
  • Rathole – Alexei Yashin’s hold out

Intro/Outro Music Artist: AC/DC Song: The Razor’s Edge

 

Episode Dave Andreychuk (225):SPECIAL GUEST Author Howard Shapiro. McLellan out in Edmonton. Hitchcock in. Sabres are HOT!


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?

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  • Banter –
  • News – Todd McLellan Gets Fired and Hitchcock gets hired. What do we think this means for Edmonton?
  • HNIC goes retro and it’s fantastic
  • Howard Shapiro interview
  • Milestones
  • Hot and Not – Buffalo is smokin’ hot. Nashville and Winnipeg are pretty warm in the west. Pittsburgh and Vancouver are still cold.
  • DOPS – Roussel fined $5k for biting.
  • Rathole – Hall of Fame

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Chad Warrix Song: Hitch

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Episode Terry O’Reilly (224): 1/4 Season Predictions Review. Tom Wilson’s Suspension Reduction


We’re back after a week away and most teams are 20 games in. We review our pre-season predictions for accuracy. Tom Wilson’s suspension gets reduced to 14 games. Is it the correct decision? Will Quenneville coach the Oilers?

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  • Banter -Back from DC and meeting Tony Noce
  • Banana bread in Canada has whole new implication
  • Milestones – some big points totals and a goalie climbs the all time wins list
  • Hot and Not
  • DOPS – Lots to discuss. Tom Wilson’s suspension reduced
  • Pre-season predictions reviewed at the quarter point
  • Rathole – Matt Cullen

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Del Barber and the No Regretzkys Song: Clear the Track, Here Comes Shack

Episode Eddie Shack (223): SPECIAL GUEST Cassie Turner, Head Coach of Quinnipiac Women’s Hockey Team


Cassie Turner, Head Coach of the NCAA’s Quinnipiac Bobcats joins us to dicsuss the Bobcats, and her journey from Campbellford to the NCAA.  The DOPS get more work as Mark Borowiecki keeps up his antics.

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  • Banter -Mike’s in Washington DC, which is very cool
  • Interview with Cassie Turner
  • Milestones – lots of players hitting 1000 games
  • Who’s Hot /Not – Tampa Bay makes the hot list and LA stays on the not list.
  • DOPS – Borowiecki back in the bad books
  • Morgan Rielly is tearing it up
  • Connor McDavid is fast…ask Ryan Suter
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Nightime Adventure Society Song: Washington DC

Episode Daniel Sedin (222): SPECIAL GUEST John van der Woude of Hockey by Design Discusses NHL Third Jerseys


From the website Hockey By Design, John van der Woude joins us to discuss the different third jerseys released for this season. Borowiecki gets a 1 game suspension and the video from the DOPS has Dale in stitches. Plus a new Rathole, and all the latest news.

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  • Banter -Snow on the ground in Stirling. Dale’s not happy with the energy in the arena at the Belleville Senators’ games.
  • Feedback from Cody Trafford
  • Milestones
  • Who’s Hot /Not – Preds continue to be hot and the Kings are not. Who’s on a streak?
  • DOPS – Borowiecki gets one game for an elbow
  • John van der Woude from Hockey by Design – we discuss the third jerseys plus a few special editions
  • News -Nate Schmidt contract
  • Carolina rolling, Matthews hurt, Avalanche rolling with Rantanen, MacKinnon and Landeskog banking points.
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Mystery Pills Song: By Design

 

Episode Borje Salming (221): Predators are hottest team in the league. Matheson gets 2 games.


Predators and Leafs remain atop the conferences early but are the Leafs starting to cool off? The final winner of the The Store Next Door contests is announced.  Did the Department of Player Safety get it right on Mike Matheson?

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  • Banter -Mike returns from 25th reunion at Queen’s. Hey to King Lew, Greg, Kenny D, Hugh, Rupak, RobLee and J Gheils Band.
  • Mike was in Jacksonville, now headed to Calgary
  • The Store Next Door Winner!
  • Milestones
  • Who’s Hot /Not – Preds and Leafs leading the way while Detroit and Arizona have struggled out of the gate
  • DOPS – Matheson’s 2 games – we weigh in
  • News -Charles Wang dies at 74
  • Kariya jersery retirement,
  • Laviolette wears a bull head mask for interview
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist:    The Lost Patrol             Song:   Homecoming

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