Episode Scott Niedermayer (227): NHL Expands to Seattle. DOPeS are Back! Wilson No Suspension. Reaves No Suspension. Giordano MUST BE PUNISHED!!!


In the least surprising announcement in a while, the NHL announces Seattle as the next expansion location. The Department of Player Safety are back to their old nonsensical ways as Wilson and Reaves face no supplemental discipline, but they drop the hammer on Mark Giordano. With the Athletic looking at the future of the game, we chime in with our own ideas.

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  • Banter – Dale’s week for the Christmas party hangover.
  • Scott Niedermayer a winner plus his degrees of separation
  • Chuck Fletcher in as GM to Flyers – a good move?
  • Dubas says he’ll never trade Nylander
  • Seattle expansion
  • Leafs look good and they owe their success to Mike
  • Oilers – is the Hitch Effect real
  • Goal scorers – what is Brayden Point doing at the top of the list?
  • The future of the game
  • Milestones
  • Hot/Not
  • DOPeS

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Nirvana Song: Something In The Way

Way worse than the Wilson and/or Reaves hit?  You be the judge.
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Episode Borje Salming (221): Predators are hottest team in the league. Matheson gets 2 games.


Predators and Leafs remain atop the conferences early but are the Leafs starting to cool off? The final winner of the The Store Next Door contests is announced.  Did the Department of Player Safety get it right on Mike Matheson?

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  • Banter -Mike returns from 25th reunion at Queen’s. Hey to King Lew, Greg, Kenny D, Hugh, Rupak, RobLee and J Gheils Band.
  • Mike was in Jacksonville, now headed to Calgary
  • The Store Next Door Winner!
  • Milestones
  • Who’s Hot /Not – Preds and Leafs leading the way while Detroit and Arizona have struggled out of the gate
  • DOPS – Matheson’s 2 games – we weigh in
  • News -Charles Wang dies at 74
  • Kariya jersery retirement,
  • Laviolette wears a bull head mask for interview
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist:    The Lost Patrol             Song:   Homecoming

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Episode Tim Horton (207): John Tavares is a Leaf! Seriously.


After an incredibly tense June 30 and morning of July 1, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they had won the John Tavares Sweepstakes. Tavares took less money to play for his hometown team.

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We discuss what this means for the Leafs, for the Islanders and lots of other signings in this week’s episode.

 

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  • Cottage country
  • How Tavares became a Maple Leaf
  • Islanders reactions
  • Lamoriello – what now?
  • Doughty negotiates his own deal and saves millions
  • Kovalchuk signs with LA
  • Oilers stay reasonably quiet.
  • Plenty of other signings to discuss
  • Rathole

 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Alice Cooper  Song: School’s Out

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

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  • 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 Jeff “O Dog” O’Neill (192): GM Meetings and Goalie Interference. NHL Awards Predictions. TOTW Toronto Maple Leafs. McDavid takes scoring lead!


The GM Meetings result in change to how goalie interference is called but not offside. We have a better solution. We pick the NHL award winners and the Team Of The Week is the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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  • Opening Banter: Dale goes to O Sens game, Pete does an interview and Mike goes to Texas for BBQ.

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  • Milestones – Method gets 100A
  • Who’s Hot / Who’s Not – New teams on the list.
  • News: GM Meetings make some tweaks. Georges Laraques is human garbage.
  • DOPeS: Bortuzzo fined. All is fine at DOPS, according to Parros.
  • NHL Awards – some “off-the-board” picks
  • TOTW –Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Rathole – Cam Ward Bizarre Own Goal

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Youth Youth Youth Song: Headline Hunters

Episode Sam Gagner (189): Eric Crawford – Montreal Canadiens’ Director of Pro Scouting


Eric Crawford, Director of Pro Scouting for the Montreal Canadiens joins us to talk about being in the room on trade deadline day. Also some great stories from working in the NHL.

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  • Opening Banter:

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Guitar Lightning Lee and His Thunder Band      Song: Crawfish and Beer

Episode Donald Brashear (187): Pittsburgh and Columbus in One Weekend. Trades!! TOTW Chicago Blackhawks


Dale and Mike go to Puck Talks in Toronto then to Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets games on the weekend. TOTW Chicago Blackhawks. Olympic Hockey ramps up.  Another ScuttlePuck episode sponsored by HealthIQ.

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Ohio State Band Song: The Ohio State Battle Cry