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.
Dennis King returns to the show to wax poetic about the Oilers’ ineptitude and give us some solutions. As the Tampa Bay Lightning walk away with it this year, we look at whether they are historically good.
We welcome Howard Shapiro back to the show to tell us about his latest book, Kate’s Really Good At Hockey and talk some Pittsburgh hockey. Todd McLellan gets fired as predicted and Mike is happy to see Hitchcock in. What the hell is going on with the Buffalo Sabres?
Banter – Autumn is here. No NHL games on a Friday night?
Feedback – lots of people had feedback this week!
The Store Next Door contest – honourable mentions and a new winner!
This week’s question – Name the American hockey stick manufacturer owned by two brothers who played for Team USA in the 1960 Olympics and whose son played for Team USA in the 1980 Olympics and played 1000 games in the NHL.
Who is hot and not in the first week
Auston Watson suspension reduced
Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Tragically Hip Song: 50 Mission Cap
There is really only one playoff race left as the East looks pretty much set. Accountant Scott Foster lives every beer leaguer’s dream by playing 14 minutes for the Blackhawks. TOTW is the San Jose Sharks.
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.
We welcome Anya Battaglino back onto the show to discuss the Team USA gold medal and give us an update on the NWHL. Mike had some unique seats at a Leafs-Islanders game this week and Pete’s back to give us the low-down on the Habs as they are featured in this week’s Team of the Week.