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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.