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.

Alex Ovechkin Gets 50 for the 8th Time (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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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

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Episode Curtis Joseph (231): SPECIAL GUEST DENNIS KING! Dennis tells us how to fix the Oilers. Is Tampa Bay record-breakingly good?


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. 

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  • Banter -Dale headed to Panama. The Casuals rock Wendy and Terry’s wedding reception.
  • 6 Degrees of Stirling for Curtis Joseph
  • We know Tampa Bay is really good, but how good and will they break any single season records?
  • Calgary is going nuts, much to Mike’s chagrin
  • Jay Beagle interview on 31 Thoughts is great
  • Leafs report
  • Oilers – Dennis King interview
  • Milestones
  • Hot  TBL / SJS/VGK   Not  PHI/ANA
  • Rathole – Bill Peters

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Van Halen Song: Panama

Episode Dave Andreychuk (225):SPECIAL GUEST Author Howard Shapiro. McLellan out in Edmonton. Hitchcock in. Sabres are HOT!


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?

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  • News – Todd McLellan Gets Fired and Hitchcock gets hired. What do we think this means for Edmonton?
  • HNIC goes retro and it’s fantastic
  • Howard Shapiro interview
  • Milestones
  • Hot and Not – Buffalo is smokin’ hot. Nashville and Winnipeg are pretty warm in the west. Pittsburgh and Vancouver are still cold.
  • DOPS – Roussel fined $5k for biting.
  • Rathole – Hall of Fame

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Chad Warrix Song: Hitch

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Episode Sebastian Aho (220): SPECIAL GUEST Ken Reid – Sportsnet host, and Author of Hockey Card Stories 2.


Ken Reid, Co-Host of Sportsnet Central and author of Hockey Card Stories 2, joins us and gets nostalgic about hockey cards. We even get a cameo appearance from Evanka Ozmak The Leafs are rolling. Another contest winner to announce and still another prize from The Store Next Door to be won.

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  • 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
  • Jersey retirements
  • Ken Reid
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Tragically Hip Song: 50 Mission Cap

This Week’s Store Next Door Prize – this amazing coat rack!

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Here’s the amazing interview with Peter Mahovlich…”on behalf of the Montreal Canadiens, I have to apologize”

From the Rathole – here are Dave Simpson’s stats:

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Episode Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (193): NHL Playoff Races Almost Set. Scott Foster lives every beer-leaguer’s dream. TOTW San Jose


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.

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  • Opening Banter: Happy Easter.

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Throwing Muses Song: Shark

 

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
    (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  • 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 Brent Burns (188): SPECIAL GUEST: Anya Battaglino Talks TEAM USA GOLD! Pete is Back! Trades! Brassard to Pittsburgh. TOTW Montreal Canadiens.


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.

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  • Opening Banter – welcome back Pete. Mike gets to sit between benches at Leafs game and gets lots of air time on TSN!8def1d5c-1802-47e2-8980-23a2b2f0f915-getty-922820334
  • Milestones
  • Who’s Hot/ Who’s Not
  • ANYA BATTAGLINO RETURNS!
    • Team USA GOLD
    • NWHL news
  • DOPeS – SHOCKER! NHL misses the boat on Miles Wood suspension.
  • News – Trades / Trades / Trades
    • Brassard to Pittsburgh in convoluted deal
    • Grabner to NJ in trade with Rangers!
  • TOTW – Montreal Canadiens
  • Dale goes down the Rathole – Sherry Bassin

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Intro/Outro Music Artist:  Dropkick Murphys              Song: Shipping Up To Boston