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.
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.
The Pittsburgh Penguins won their second straight NHL Stanley Cup championship this week. Sidney Crosby cements his status as one of the best players of all time. The expansion draft protected lists are released – 30 minutes late but… We have all the surprises, and potential deals.
Nashville Predators vs Pittsburgh Penguins– The Penguins take a second straight title. Pete hates the discussion of where Sidney Crosby sits on the list of all time greats. All the other best stories from the final.
Some pre-expansion trades by Montreal / Calgary.
The expansion lists come out – finally.
Get ready for NHL draft with Whyhockey’s Draft Guide here
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.