Episode Casey Cizikas (253): Al Mitchell of TSN 1260 Talks NHL Draft. PK Subban to the Devils. NHL Awards.


Lowetide, aka Al Mitchell of TSN 1260 helps us review the NHL Draft from the weekend as the Oilers do as was predicted and pick Phillip Broberg at 8th overall.  Al is big on the Leafs first pick and thinks the Hurricanes stole the show. There were lots of other surprises and we review them all. Oh yeah, and PK Subban gets traded to New Jersey.  

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  • Banter 
  • 5th Anniversary stuff
  • News – Latest signings and trades – Karlsson, Trouba, Marleau, PK Subban, Kevin Hayes
  • New replay rules
  • Nonis gets hired in Anaheim and Canucks looking to hire Chiarelli…really?
  • NHL Draft – Al Mitchell
  • NHL Awards
  • Rathole  – 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: REM Song: Cuyahoga

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Episode Craig Rivet (252): Stanley Cup Champions St. Louis Blues! 2019 Draft Preview.


The St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup in a game 7 thriller and there are lots of great stories to be told. There is no downtime though as the 2019 Draft goes next Friday in Vancouver.  The Capitals send Matt Niskanen to Philadelphia for Radko Gudas. Is this the start of a flurry of trades?

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  • Banter 
  • 5th Anniversary stuff
  • St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup with a 4-1 win in game 7. 
  • Conn Smythe goes to Ryan O’Reilly
  • There are lots of great stories around this team
  • Caps send Niskanen to Philadelphia for Radko Gudas
  • Canucks release new sweaters
  • Draft Preview
  • Rathole  – Larry Robinson

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Laura Brannigan Song: Gloria

Episode Sami Vatanen (245): Leafs Are Out – Does Babcock Survive? Round 2 Predictions.


Round 1 is complete and it’s the year of the underdog. With the Leafs bowing out early, is Mike Babcock done as Leafs’ Head Coach? Will Dubas be able to sign Marner and if so, what will he cost?   Controversy in the San Jose / Vegas series. We look at the Round 2 series.

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  • Banter -shoutouts and Mike is on the Blue Jays bandwagon
  • News – Stone, Murray and Tavares commit to Team Canada
  • Oilers GM Hunt update – Hunter, MacCrimmon, Burke seem to be favourites
  • Trophy Finalists announced
  • Leafs lose in game 7 again. Is Babcock done as Coach of the Leafs? Will they sign Marner?
  • Sharks win huge comeback victory in controversial circumstances around Eakin hit on Pavelski
  • Stars beat out Predators
  • Carolina wins in 2OT to  move on
  • Round 2 Updates
  • SJS 1 COL 0
  • NYI 0 CAR 1
  • DAL 1 STL 1
  • BOS 1 CBJ 1
  • Milestones
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Jugghead Song: Hockey Song

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.

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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

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