Episode Sami Vatanen (245): Leafs Are Out – Does Babcock Survive? Round 2 Predictions.


Round 1 is complete and it’s the year of the underdog. With the Leafs bowing out early, is Mike Babcock done as Leafs’ Head Coach? Will Dubas be able to sign Marner and if so, what will he cost?   Controversy in the San Jose / Vegas series. We look at the Round 2 series.

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  • Banter -shoutouts and Mike is on the Blue Jays bandwagon
  • News – Stone, Murray and Tavares commit to Team Canada
  • Oilers GM Hunt update – Hunter, MacCrimmon, Burke seem to be favourites
  • Trophy Finalists announced
  • Leafs lose in game 7 again. Is Babcock done as Coach of the Leafs? Will they sign Marner?
  • Sharks win huge comeback victory in controversial circumstances around Eakin hit on Pavelski
  • Stars beat out Predators
  • Carolina wins in 2OT to  move on
  • Round 2 Updates
  • SJS 1 COL 0
  • NYI 0 CAR 1
  • DAL 1 STL 1
  • BOS 1 CBJ 1
  • Milestones
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Jugghead Song: Hockey Song

Episode Morgan Rielly (244): Underdogs Rule! Lightning and Flames Out. Leafs 1 Win Away from Advancing. Yzerman Returns to Detroit.


Tampa Bay Lightning with one of the best records in history in the regular season lose in 4 straight. Calgary Flames out in 5. In the 4 remaining series, the lower seed is in the lead. PLUS The Prodigal Son returns as Steve Yzerman comes back to Detroit. 

Blue Jackets Upset the Lightning – (Jay Laprete/Associated Press)

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  • Banter – Easter plans. Shoutout to cousin Kris for 24 hour run. Donate here. www.biaqd.ca
  • News – Yzerman comes home. Does Holland move on, or stick around to collect a big paycheque.
  • Met up with Mike Schroeder in Pittsburgh
  • Are shorter seasons in the works?
  • Which goal is the most important?
  • Alain Vigneault in Philadelphia
  • Leafs up 3-2 on Bruins
  • Tampa Bay loses 4-0
  • Islanders 4-0 over Penguins
  • Colorado 4-1 over Flames
  • Blues 4-2 over Jets
  • Washington up 3-2 on Carolina
  • Dallas up on Nashville 3-2
  • Vegas up 3-2 on San Jose
  • Milestones
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Underdogs Song: Hangabout

Episode Tom Wilson (243): Kadri Gets A Hearing. Blue Jackets Destroying Tampa. Islanders Killing Penguins. It’s All Happening!


Wow. We’re 3 games into the first round and everything is happening already! Kadri is gonna get suspended! Who’s at fault? Blue Jackets destroying the Lightning. Who saw that coming?  Islanders have Penguins on the brink! 

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  • Banter -Dale returns from Montreal Hockey Trip while Mike rakes leaves
  • News – Joel Quenneville hired by Panthers
  • Oilers media keep pushing for Keith Gretzky
  • Oilers twitter gives non-update update on McDavid injury
  • Devils win the draft lottery
  • Mike attends a Spokane Chiefs / Everett Silvertips game
  • Tampa Bay down 2-0 to Columbus
  • St Louis up 2-0 on Winnipeg – Hellebuyck bad
  • Islanders up 3-0 on Penguins
  • San Jose and Vegas tied 1-1
  • Washington up 2-0 on Carolina
  • Dallas and Nashville 1-1
  • Toronto and Boston tied 1-1 – Kadri gonna get suspended – how many games?
  • Calgary and Colorado tied 1-1

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Hanson Brothers Song: I’m Gonna Play Hockey

Episode David Backes (242): NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Full Stanley Cup Predictions Plus Brackets.


The season is over and we prep for the Stanley Cup Playoffs by going through each series and predicting the winners.  Get ready for an upset or two. 

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  • Banter -Hangovers all around after Jen’s 50th Birthday party
  • The season wraps up with Ryan Poehling getting a hat trick in his first game
  • McDavid gets injured in final game
  • Babcock send the Marner camp a message after a loss to Tampa Bay
  • Playoff matchups – we go through all the series and predict the winners
  • Milestones
  • Hot  / Not 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Irish Rovers Song: Wasn’t That a Party

Episode Wilf Paiement (199):Lightning Advance. Mark Allred Guests. Lamoriello Out as Leafs GM. Round 2 Update.


Tampa Bay is first team to advance to Conference Final after defeating the Bruins. Mark Allred joins us to tell us all about it.  Lou Lamoriello’s GM term ends and he’s not renewed. Tom Wilson gets his comeuppance and Brad Marchand is just gross. All the updates from Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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  • Banter – Wellington Dukes win Dudley Hewitt Cup

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Yanni Gourde

  • Feedback – Go Pro in nets?
  • Milestones
  • DOPeS – Tom Wilson gets 3 games.
  • Mark Allred from Black N Gold Podcast talks Bruins
  • News – Lamoriello out as Leafs GM – who will replace?
  • Some controversial calls
  • When will we see a female in a prominent position in Hockey management / coaching
  • Series Wrap Up
  • World Championships are on
  • Rathole – Down 3-0

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Kingface Song: Lick the Moon

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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 Matt Duchene (195): Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview!


NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are under way and we make our predictions live from Rhino Sport and play in Belleville. The takes are hot and wings are hotter.

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  • Welcome from Rhino Sport and Play

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  • First time we’ve all recorded live together
  • First round predictions
  • Stanley Cup predictions
  • And banter

 

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Grinder    Song: Out of Our Heads