Episode Jason Strudwick (234): Auston Matthews Signs for 5 Years and Yet Dale is Angry.


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Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas stayed in the spotlight, signing Auston Matthews to a 5 year, $11.634 AAV deal. Mitch Marner, come on down, you’re the next contestant on the Maple Leafs salary cap game! Tampa Bay releases hideous third jerseys.

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  • Banter -Dale is angry about Title Player
  • Auston Matthews signs for $11.634 for 5 years
  • Leafs are in a cap crunch and we work through their options – who will stay and who will go?
  • Compare Pheonix Copley deal to Mikko Koskinen deal
  • Milestones
  • Hot  PHI  STL Not  ANA / NJD
  • DOPS – A parking ticket to JVR
  • Rathole – Broadcasters

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Nirvana Song: All Apologies

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Episode Zdeno Chara (233): Leafs Trade for Muzzin and Dale is Happy.


Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas made a bold move trading for Jake Muzzin without giving up roster players. Dale gives his take and gushes about the state of the Leafs as they start the home stretch to the playoffs.

Leafs Jake Muzzin and Mitch Marner talk it over during the second period of Saturday night’s home win over the Penguins.  (Mark Blinch / Getty Images)

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  • Banter -Mike’s off the wagon as February nears.
  • Zdeno Chara Degrees of Separation to Stirling
  • Jake Muzzin trade to Toronto
  • Penguins trade for Nick Bjugstad from Florida
  • Oilers are bad
  • Milestones
  • Hot  NYI / CGY  Not  BUF /ANA
  • DOPS – Fines to Smith / Kucherov
  • Rathole – J.P. Bickell Award

Intro/Outro Music Artist: L7 Song: Off the Wagon

Episode Henrik Lundqvist (230): Happy New Year! Happy 1st Anniversary to Dale! Leafs are Great and the Oilers Suck…


As we start 2019 and reach the halfway point of the season, the Leafs look like world beaters and the Oilers look terrible. The All Star teams are announced. We talk the biggest stories and suprises so far this season.

Finland successfully captured gold at the world juniors with a 3-2 win over the U.S. on Saturday in Vancouver. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Right Said Fred Song: I’m Too Sexy

  • Banter -Happy New Year – Resolutions
  • Degrees of Stirling
  • Nashville trip summary
  • All Star game snubs
  • Ovi decides to skip the ASG
  • Finland winds gold at World Juniors
  • Biggest story so far
  • Biggest surprise
  • Biggest surprise for the second half
  • Leafs and Oilers reports
  • Milestones
  • Hot  PIT / VGK   Not  OTT / EDM
  • DOPeS – Backes gets 3 games
  • Rathole
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Episode Claude Giroux (228): Tim Peel Scores! Oilers are Hot and Edmonton is in Love with Hitchcock but Not Andrew Ference.


Ference shows his respect for his Oilers teammates.

Referee Tim Peel scores a goal. The Oilers continue to be hot under Ken Hitchcock and Mike’s a bit hot after Andrew Ference threw some his Oilers teammates under the bus. Lots of players on pace for over 100 points. Offer sheets – will this be the year?

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  • Banter -no hangovers this week
  • Feedback – shoutout to Travis Flynn
  • HoBo trip location announced.
  • In the obscure rules department, the Blues get a goal called back after it goes in off of Tim Peel, and Tarasenko gets a penalty for using Parayko’s stick
  • Oilers are rolling along and apparently that makes Chiarelli a genius
  • Leafs continue to do well when Mike watches.
  • Andrew Ference blames the Oilers’ partying for his and Eakins’ lack of success
  • Look at all the players on pace for 100 points!
  • Milestones
  • Hot/Not
  • DOPeS
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Tragically Hip Song: It Can’t Be Nashville Every Night

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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.
Wilson/Reaves no hearing. This gets a hearing. Why? 

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