Episode Jean Beliveau (204): Ovi & Washington Capitals 2018 Stanley Cup Champions


 

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The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup with a 4-1 series win over the Vegas Golden Knights.  Alexander Ovechkin won the Conn Smythe as playoff MVP. We discuss the win and also what’s next for both the Caps and Golden Knights.

 

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  • Banter -Dale has laundry woes and Mike visits the Tri-Cities in Washington
  • Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals
  • Ovechkin MVP
  • How can Barry Trotz’s job be on the line?
  • What next for the Caps?
  • What next for the Golden Knights?
  • Draft discussion
  • Will Lucic get traded?
  • Rathole – Conn Smythe winners

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Darkest Hour  Song: Rock the Red

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Episode Marcel Pronovost (203): Washington Capitals Lead Stanley Cup Final. Will Tom Wilson Ever Learn?


The Washington Capitals are up 2-1 in the NHL Stanley Cup Final. Tom Wilsonchallenges the DOPS to suspend him again and they decline. Pete give his take on the Habsand what their plans for Max Paciorettyshould be.

 

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  • Banter -Pete’s son Liam and the Quinte SkyHawks football team are going and Pete loves it. Mike and his odd relationship with golf.
  • Tom Wilson‘s hit on Marchessault– should it have been a suspension? How about Brayden McNabb‘s hit on Kuznetsov?
  • Evander Kane signs for 7 years, 7 million.
  • Will Phil Kessel get traded?
  • Max Pacioretty‘s future with the Habs
  • Goaltender equipment is getting smaller…again.
  • Capsvs Golden Knights
  • Game 1 – Chaos!
  • Game 2 – The Save
  • Game 3 – Kuznetsov is back as Caps take control
  • Rathole – The history of Stanley Cup Playoff suspensions and getting banned for life

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Nighttime Adventure SocietySong:Washington DC

 

Episode Mikhail Sergachev (198): Buffalo Sabres win Draft Lottery and Rasmus Dahlin. NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 Starts!


The NHL Draft Lottery was won by Buffalo Sabres and the GMs look thrilled on TV. Actually they don’t…they might as well be mannequins. Carolina jumps from 11 to 2. Knights and Sharks are tied 1-1. Bruins, Jets, Penguins up 1-0 as Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs starts. David Pastrnak continues to pile up points for the Bruins.

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  • Banter – Mike a little hung over.
  • Feedback – Matt Lombardy with an  interesting Bruins question.
  • Milestones – Ovi
  • DOPeS – Kane gets 1 game for crosscheck
  • Rask?  Pastrnak?
  • News – Buffalo wins draft lottery. Canes jump from 11 to 2. Habs jump up to 3rd.
  • Burke out as Flames President
  • Hart finalists – McDavid not included, but Kopitar is.
  • Penguins, Bruins, Jets up 1-0
  • Vegas, Sharks tied 1-1
  • Rathole – France

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Bob Marley Song: Buffalo Soldier

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Episode Pavel Bure (196): NHL Player Bryan Bickell Talks About Life with MS. Stanley Cup Playoffs Begin!


NHL Player and Stanley Cup Champion Bryan Bickell talks to us about life with MS and some important people he’s supporting at the Boston marathon. Check out his story at www.myfightingstory.com. Also, the Stanley Cup playoffs have started and we review all the series. Episode sponsored by MyBookie.ag

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  • Banter – welcome back to MyBookie.ag
  • Crappy weather
  • Playoffs have begun!!!
  • DOPeS – Doughty, Kadri
  • News – Hitchcock retires, stays on as consultant
  • Bryan Bickell Interview from Boston as he is there to support marathoners with MS. www.myfightingstory.com
  • Check out the video below for all the info on Bryan.
  • MyBookie.AG spot
  • Series by Series breakdown

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Chumbawumba Song: Tubthumping

Episode Jeff “O Dog” O’Neill (192): GM Meetings and Goalie Interference. NHL Awards Predictions. TOTW Toronto Maple Leafs. McDavid takes scoring lead!


The GM Meetings result in change to how goalie interference is called but not offside. We have a better solution. We pick the NHL award winners and the Team Of The Week is the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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  • Opening Banter: Dale goes to O Sens game, Pete does an interview and Mike goes to Texas for BBQ.
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  • Milestones – Method gets 100A
  • Who’s Hot / Who’s Not – New teams on the list.
  • News: GM Meetings make some tweaks. Georges Laraques is human garbage.
  • DOPeS: Bortuzzo fined. All is fine at DOPS, according to Parros.
  • NHL Awards – some “off-the-board” picks
  • TOTW –Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Rathole – Cam Ward Bizarre Own Goal

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Youth Youth Youth Song: Headline Hunters

Episode Jon Tavares (191):DOPeS Fine Ekmann-Larsson for divi…er Slashing. How Arbitrary Are the Refs? TOTW Tampa Bay Lightning


A strange fine to Ekman-Larsson explained. Tom Dundon puts his GM hiring on hold.  We discuss a study into the rate of penalties and the arbitrary nature of NHL refereeing. Team of the Week: Tampa Bay Lightning. Check out www.prostockhockey.com for great pro-return hockey gear.

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  • Opening Banter: St. Patrick’s Day. 
    NHL: FEB 21 Oilers at Lightning
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  • Milestones – Alex Ovechkin hits 600
  • Who’s Hot / Who’s Not – New teams on the list.
  • News: Evander Kane nets 4 goals. Referees are arbitrary.
  • DOPeS: Oliver Ekman-Larsson mystery fine
  • TOTW –Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Rathole – Last picks who made it.

 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Bing Crosby Song: Galway Bay

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Episode Jason Spezza (190): Ron Francis Demoted to President! Taylor Hall’s Streak Ends at 26. TOTW Edmonton Oilers


2018_01_12_082_xl-0Ron Francis is moved from the GM role for Carolina and is sent to the Presidency. No GM in place as yet.  Tom Dundon ain’t messing around! Taylor Hall’s streak ends. The Oilers still managing to stay in the headlines.

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  • Opening Banter: Mike’s headed to Mexico
  • Milestones
  • Who’s Hot / Who’s Not
  • News: Hall’s streak ends at 26
  • DOPeS: Backes gets 3 games
  • Ron Francis Out as GM of Hurricanes
  • TOTW -Edmonton Oilers
  • Rathole – Chee Choo Train!

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Jimmy Buffet Song: Margaritaville