Episode Jeremy Lauzon (279): NHL All Star Game. Team Of The Week Florida Panthers


The NHL All Star game went this weekend and the game itself continues to disappoint. There were some good moments though, including the Canadian and US women’s 3 on 3 game and some old Blues showing up for the skills competition. 

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  • Banter: Winter camping
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  • Title Player Jeremy Lauzon
  • Belleville Senators are making a run for the playoffs
  • NHL All Star game
  • The women stole the show
  • The men’s 3 on 3 tourney was entirely less than compelling
  • PHWA awards at all star break
  • Team of the week – Florida Panthers
  • Hot / Not – Florida jumps up
  • MILESTONES
  • Rathole – Guy Lafleur

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Smashmouth Song: All Star

Episode Pavol Demitra (278): Pacific and Atlantic are Crazy Tight! Gerrard Gallant Fired by Vegas. Battle of Alberta is Back!


The Battle of Alberta is back in full swing as Zack Kassian gets suspended and is glad “big boy” hockey is back! The Vegas Golden Knights fire Gerrard Gallant in a strange move. And the Atlantic and Pacific divisional battles are impossibly tight. 

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  • Banter: Dale has a sore back
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  • Title Player Pavol Demitra
  • Feedback – 
  • Gerrard Gallant fired by Vegas in favour of Peter DeBoer and we aren’t sure why
  • Ray Shero fired in NJ. Another odd firing.
  • Department of Player Safety is taking some heat from the players
  • Team of the Week – Winnipeg Jets. Not good numbers, but holding on based on some great goaltending.
  • Is drawing penalties an important skill?
  • Should the Leafs and Oilers make a trade?
  • Leafs update -Do the Leafs have a goaltending problem?
  • Oilers update -Oilers are heating up but Pacific is so tight, they are just holding position. What will the Zack Kassian contract look like? Oilers fans are worried. 
  • Hot / Not – Tampa Bay and Columbus are both hot but doing it entirely differently
  • MILESTONES
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers Song: Yertle the Turtle

Episode Oscar Klefbom (277): Connor McDavid lights up Toronto with Incredible Goal. NHL Mid-Season Review.


Connor McDavid put on a show in Toronto this week as the Oilers put 3 wins together. Peter Laviolette got fired and John Hynes hired. The Lightning have woken up. Also, we passed the mid-point of the season last week so we decided to review our predictions and make our mid-season picks for awards. 

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Intro/Outro Music Artist: Tragically Hip Song: Looking For A Place to Happen

Episode Wayne Primeau (276): HAPPY NEW YEAR! Leafs are hottest team in NHL. Canada playing for gold at World Juniors!


As we roll into 2020, the Toronto Maple Leafs are the hottest team in the NHL. Brent Seabrook is out for at least a year and a half. After their worst loss in tournament history vs Russia in the preliminaries, Canada has a chance for revenge in the gold medal game. And the Oilers are warming up…maybe…kinda. 

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  • Banter: Happy New Year! Back from Dominican Republic.
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  • Title Player Wayne Primeau
  • Tortorella has a fantastic rant and had a point
  • World junior update- Canada plays Russia for gold. 
  • Jim Montgomery statement 
  • Brent Seabrook out for 3 surgeries
  • Podcast stats
  • Leafs update – Hottest team in the East
  • Oilers update – Not a playoff team says Mike
  • Hot / Not – 
  • MILESTONES
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Neil Young Song: Heart of Gold

Episode Evan Bouchard (275):Roenick Suspended by NBC. Leafs Good. Oilers Bad. Will Holland Do Anything?


More controversy surrounding the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast as Jeremy Roenick is suspended for, well, being Jeremy Roenick. The Leafs look good under new coach Sheldon Keefe, while the Oilers look terrible and Ken Holland seems fine with that. 

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  • Banter: Belleville Senators are looking great
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  • Title Player Evan Bouchard
  • Jeremy Roenick says douchey things and pays a price
  • World junior update- Canada stumbles against Russia
  • Leafs update – Hottest team in the East
  • Oilers update – Not a playoff team says Mike
  • Hot / Not – 
  • MILESTONES
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Bob Marley Song: Easy Skanking

Episode Ethan Bear (274): Taylor Hall Traded to Arizona.


The Taylor Hall saga ended this week with him going to Arizona in a multi-player deal.  Will this put the Coyotes on top? Marc Crawford released a statement addressing past incidents.  The Leafs continue their resurgence while the Oilers muddle along. 

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  • Banter: Christmas almost here. 
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  • Title Player Ethan Bear
  • Taylor Hall traded to Arizona
  • Leafs update – seem to be on the upswing
  • Oilers update – 1-2 in first three games of critical 4 game stint.  Mike Smith is struggling. What will it take for Holland to make a move?
  • Hot / Not – 
  • MILESTONES
  • DOPeS – Farabee 3 game suspension
  • Rathole
  • RIP George Ferguson

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Pogus Song: Fairytale of New York

Episode Charlie McAvoy (273): Jim Montgomery Fired by Dallas. Why? After Loss to Leafs, is the Oilers Season in Jeopardy?


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After the Jim Montgomery firing, we are left to wonder, “What happened?”  What is a “material act of unprofessionalism”? The Leafs handed the Oilers their 4th straight loss and Mike explains that this is a “problem” for them.

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  • Banter: Christmas and birthday parties
  • Check out @PuckDuty
  • Title Player – Charlie McAvoy
  • Jim Montgomery firing
  • Taylor Hall trade rumours
  • Leafs update -beat the Oilers and are finding their way
  • Oilers update – at a key point in the season and could go either way. Next 4 games could be the season
  • Hot / Not – 
  • MILESTONES
  • DOPeS – Brendan Lemieux and Brady Tkachuk parking tickets
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Iris Dement Song: Let the Mystery Be