Episode Jaroslav Halak (241): Ovechkin Hits 50 for 8th Time. Leafs Are Stumbling Into Playoffs.


Alexander Ovechkin gets his 50th goal for the 8th time, only the third player to do so. The Leafs are stumbling into the playoffs and we discuss if this is a problem. There are only a couple of teams left to fight for the playoffs and we say who will make it.

Alex Ovechkin Gets 50 for the 8th Time (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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  • Banter -Snow on March 31? wtf
  • Dale’s MicroAge conference and Mike returns from California
  • F1 Drive to Survive is the model for NHL reality TV
  • Are Leafs in trouble?
  • Points leaders
  • Playoff races
  • Milestones
  • Hot  / Not 
  • Rathole – Smiths

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Trophy Jump  Song: April Fool’s Day

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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 Olaf Kolzig (237): NHL Playoff Races. Leafs Trounce Oilers. Flames Retire Iginla’s Sweater.


Mike witnesses the Leafs’ 6-1 pounding of the Oilers. The Flames retire Jarome Iginla’s sweater. Islanders fans welcome Tavares back to the Island. The Ottawa Senators fire Guy Boucher while the Belleville Sens keep their 17 game points streak alive. The Western Conference is really down to 4 teams while the East is still wide open.

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  • Banter -Leafs destroy the Oilers and Dale goes to the Sabres/Penguins game.
  • Hockey by Design poster
  • Title Player Olaf Kolzig
  • John Tavares returns to the Island and it’s fantastic
  • Guy Boucher fired by Senators
  • Belleville Senators have points in 17 straight and now tied for final playoff position
  • Playoff races
  • Compare pre-season predictions
  • Milestones
  • Hot  BOS/ARI  Not OTT / LAK
  • Rathole – Jarome Iginla

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Alex Song: Pyjama Song

Episode Matthew Barnaby (236): McDavid Suspension BS. Blue Jackets Make BIG Moves. Trade Deadline.


Mike is pissed about McDavid suspension. Columbus Blue Jackets make big moves acquiring Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel from Ottawa. Is Pierre Dorion going to have the most fun job in the NHL the next few years? Trade deadline speculation.

He’s innocent I tell you!

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  • Banter -Mike discusses Red Wings vs Blackhawks game he attended with a shoutout to Jeff and Chris Fahey in Windsor
  • Title Player Matthew Barnaby
  • Connor McDavid gets suspended for 2 games and Mike gives a nuanced opinion on the matter…
  • Lots of action as deadline approaches and we’re both loving the Columbus Blue Jackets’ approach
  • Will Winnipeg land Mark Stone?
  • Who else is going to be active leading up to the deadline?
  • How important is character?
  • Milestones
  • Hot  TBL / STL  Not OTT / ANA / VAN
  • Rathole – Most active deadlines

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Arkells Song: Oh, the Boss is Coming!

Episode Rob Ray (232): Chiarelli Fired! Mike Tells How It Really Went Down and How To Fix Edmonton. ALL STAR Weekend – Brianna Decker and Kendall Coyne Steal the Show!


Peter Chiarelli got fired this week and Mike is happy! Lots of talk about how it had to happen and Mike tells how it actually did happen. Also, Mike has a detailed proposal on how to fix the Oilers. The NHL All Star Weekend was dominated by some incredible performances by women players.

Kendall Coyne Schofield Blazes a Trail for Women’s Hockey – (Ben Margot/The Associated Press)

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  • Banter -Dale back from Panama, Mike losing weight and the Belleville Senators played some good hockey this weekend.
  • Rob Ray, Stirling native is title player
  • Chiarelli firing. Mike explains why the Oilers did it now.
  • Mike gives his detailed proposal for fixing the Oilers, including President, GM, AGM and Coach replacements
  • All Star game wrap-up. Some ideas to improve and we gush at the skill of Brianna Decker, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Rebecca Johnston, and Renata Fast. 
  • Player tracking is way cool
  • Leafs at the break
  • Milestones
  • Hot  NYI / CGY  Not  NJD / COL,ANA
  • DOPS – Johansen, Byron suspensions
  • Rathole – Keith Gretzky

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Arthur Adams Song: Don’t Let the Door Hit You

Episode Marc Andre Fleury (229): MERRY CHRISTMAS! Leafs are rolling. Oilers are not. World Junior Championships!


As we hit the Christmas break, the Leafs are rolling along and the Oilers are struggling. World Junior Champs are coming up. We look at our pre-season predictions and see how we’re doing.

Beautiful, but is it a slap in the face?

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  • Banter -Tibb’s Eve. Ready for Christmas.
  • Degrees of Stirling for Marc Andre Fleury
  • Shoutouts to Hoard family and Anthony Griffin’s 50th
  • Meet us in Nashville!
  • Hurricanes wear Whalers sweaters – is that okay?
  • Pre-season predictions at Christmas – a few surprises
  • Leafs are amazing and Marner is boosting his salary expectations each game
  • Oilers struggling
  • We give our Christmas wishes for our teams
  • Patrik Berglund – what’s the deal?
  • Milestones
  • Hot/Not – TBL / WPG are hot. CAR / AZ are not.
  • DOPeS – Khaira and Karlsson suspended.
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Pogues with Kristy MacColl Song: Fairytale of New York