The St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup in a game 7 thriller and there are lots of great stories to be told. There is no downtime though as the 2019 Draft goes next Friday in Vancouver. The Capitals send Matt Niskanen to Philadelphia for Radko Gudas. Is this the start of a flurry of trades?
Mike gets back from a week offline and Dale is recovered from his 50th Birthday party. Happy Birthday Dale! The Blues and Bruins meet in the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970. Ken Holland begins cleaning house in Edmonton.
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.
Round 1 update as 6 of 8 series are decided. Edmonton Oilers advance! Montreal Canadiens do not. Leafs and Bruins are hanging in there. PLUS the Sabres clean house and Don Henderson sues Dennis Wideman and the Calgary Flames.