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.
Pittsburgh Penguins go up 3-2 on the Nashville Predators after a dominant Game 5 performance by Sidney Crosby. Crosby and Subban don’t like each other. We give our Game 6 predictions. Also, Brian Burke is in the news as he doesn’t seem to think Calgary city council appreciates the Flames.
Nashville Predators vs Pittsburgh Penguins– The Predators take game 4 to tie the series, but the Penguins bounce back and take game 5 with a dominant 6-0 rout. Crosby was on a mission in Game 6. Lots of nastiness with fights, and a match penalty on a cross check by Sissons.
Brian Burke calls out the city of Calgary at a local luncheon and we question whether this was the best strategy. Will it kill any deal they had been working on?
Pittsburgh Penguins go up 2-1 on the Nashville Predators despite being outplayed in all 3 games. Gary Bettman has an interesting press conference before the final series. Game 3 in Nashville is an amazing display of the Nashville fanbase.
Gary Bettman’s pre-final State of the Nation press conference is…interesting.
Nashville Predators vs Pittsburgh Penguins– Penguins take an early 2-0 lead despite being outplayed by the Predators. Nashville responds with a game 3 victory in an emotional back at home where the Nashville faithful show just how great a fanbase they are.
Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators win their semi-final series to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Pete and Mike review both Conference Championships and give our takes on the Final. Also, we discuss the Vegas Expansion Draft and recent rumours that there will be many many trades in the days ahead.
Round 2 continues as the Ducks win 3 straight with 2 comeback wins in OT and have the Oilers on the ropes. Nashville, Ottawa and Pittsburgh are on the cusp of winning their series with 3-2 leads as well. Crosby gets concussed by Niskanen and most of the hockey world thinks the hit was okay. Mike does not.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals – Niskanen concusses Crosby and Pete and Mike disagree on whether it was an okay play. Washington gets series to 3-2 but can they battle back to even the series?
New Jersey wins the draft lottery and Taylor Hall’s tweet is perfect. What will the Habs do now? Round 2 is well under way and the Oilers are up 2-0 on the Ducks. The Penguins and Capitals are in a battle Royale while the Predators and Blues are locked at 1 game a piece but Mike Milbury thinks “3-4 defenceman” PK Subban is a clown. The Senators and Erik Karlsson continue to surprise Mike as they lead the Rangers.