PON Offseason Report – “The Summer Of Ryan”

SummerOfRyan

There’s not much hockey to talk about, so we don’t really talk about hockey.

Ryan, Geeta and Dave gather at the palatial estate in a smokey British Columbia to talk about their summers.

They start talking about Quinn Hughes going back to the NCAA, but quickly tell tales of a very eventful summer. Ryan’s business ventures and his foray in vigilante justice come up.

As does Geeta’s unfortunate week and one awful Bumble date that was racially charged to say the least.

Ryan also talks about having literally the best night ever, seeing his beloved Jack White for the 9th time, front row centre at Rogers Arena.

Dave has some unfortunate news about his tenure on the podcast, and in the province for that matter, but he will remain a fixture on Pucks on net.

Finally, Ryan tells a tale dating back to Dave and his first year at BCIT, where Ryan channeled his inner Ricky from Trailer Park Boys

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Episode #195 – The Regal Beagle On West Broadway

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Signing Jay Beagle for 4 years most certainly ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.

Ryan, Geeta and P mac gather to wrap up the podcast season after one hell of a Free Agent Frenzy day. John Tavares is heading home to Toronto leaving Grandpa Lou, Long Island and the New York Islanders and their fanbase in the dust to play for his childhood team. What will happen to the Maple Leafs moving forward? Will a Kadri or a Nylander be traded out of Toronto for some defence?

They also discuss the very eventful day for the Vancouver Canucks. Stanley Cup champion and faceoff winner Jay Beagle signs long term, along with noted pest and agitator Antoine Roussel. Both bottom six depth players will be in Vancouver for the next four years. Did Jim Benning sign players for a far too long? Or are these the depth players needed to protect and insulate the young Canucks core with?

They also talk about Jack Johnson heading to Pittsburgh, the interesting pick ups in Chicago and one hell of a big Ryan O’Reilly trade.

Have a great summer everyone

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Episode #194 – Dougie’s Night At The Museum

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Dougie Hamilton likes museums. Can’t have a guy like that on your team!

Ryan, Dave and Geeta join you this week to discuss the fallout from the NHL Draft. From the Vancouver Canucks drafting Quinn Hughes and just how excited Jim Benning was to have the NCAA defenceman available at 7th overall.

They also discuss the big trade between the Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes. Hanifin and Lindholm heading to Cow Town for Dougie Hamilton and Micheal Ferland, and local media is creating their own narratives as to why Dougie was traded after a career year scoring more goals than other defenceman in the NHL.

They talk about some big UFA signings across the NHL this week. From John Carlson in Washington, ILYA KOVALCHUK in Los Angeles!? What will the grizzled vet fresh off a five year stint in the KHL offer the Kings, who are starting to look like they don’t have a plan.

They also answer some great Twitter questions, talk about a successful Shitty Beatles softball game and some awful service prior to the podcast in Yaletown.

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Episode #193 – Canadien Tire Fire Centre

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It’s beautiful in Vancouver. We’ve moved outdoors to podcast as we enter the limbo between the Stanley Cup and the NHL Draft and surprise surprise, the Montreal Canadiens made a questionable trade again!

Geeta, Dave and Ryan join you this week from the palatial estate’s balcony and start the show right off the bat talking about the Max Domi/Alex Galchenyuk trade. What were the Montreal Canadiens looking for exactly? Why let a 30 goal scorer (at one time or another) go for a guy that scored nine goals last year, and four of them were empty netters.

They also ask the tough question: Is Carey Price wasting his prime years in Montreal? Would the media and hockey fans scoff at him if he requested a trade? Or would he be applauded for the chance to play for a contender?

They also discuss the Karlsson/Hoffman peace bond in Ottawa. After some absolutely awful, disgusting cyberbullying, allegations have been made towards Hoffman’s partner. Will Mike Hoffman be dealt? Will Erik Karlsson? What do they need to do to figure out how to properly run a hockey team in Ottawa?

They also talk about the Vancouver Canucks. Nikita Tryamkin’s positive words regarding the chance of a comeback and much more!

Enjoy!

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Episode #192 – Beer Drinkers & Cup Raisers

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Alex Ovechkin was drunk for a solid 96 straight hours after winning his first Stanley Cup, and god bless him for it!

Dave, Geeta & Ryan join you this week to wrap up the Stanley Cup Final. The Washington Capitals win their first Cup in franchise history in five games against the Vegas Golden Knights. But all people want to discuss is Alex Ovechkin drinking every single beer in the greater Maryland region.

They look back at the playoffs, what it took for the Capitals to win the holy grail of hockey. And as well, discuss what the Tampa Bay Lightning need to do to do what Washington just did. Do they blow up the core? Or stick with it?

They also talk about John Tavares’ pending unrestricted free agency. There are rumours of a Vancouver visit for Trevor, Jimbo and the gang to wine and dine him. Will the Real Johnny Hockey come to the west coast? Or are they more realistic landing spots out east?

They talk about Brandon Sutter’s future with the Vancouver Canucks. With a lot of California teams calling about the franchise centreman, could he be moved if the price is right? Also, Milan Lucic seems to be wanting out of Edmonton. Will the Eriksson/Lucic switch finally happen?

The gang answers your Twitter questions give some thoughts on former Vancouver Canucks and Giants PA announcer John Ashbridge. The dear friend of the show passed away last week at the age of 71.

This one’s for you, John!

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Episode #191 – Max Scherzer Absorbs His Own Twin

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The Washington Capitals have the Vegas Golden Knights on the ropes, Ovechkin can taste the silver polish and DC wants the Stanley Cup.

Ryan, Dave and Geeta join you this week to talk about the first four games of the Stanley Cup Final. From the pageantry of the pre-game ceremonies of the Golden Knights, to Pat Sajak coming out in a pullover talking to the fans with mild feedback.

They also talk about Capitals’ super fan Max Scherzer, starting pitcher for the Washington Nationals and how he’s watched (and played) during this Stanley Cup run.

They also discuss the Calgary Flames’ lack of draft picks and what went wrong with their season and what they need to do to get back on track.

They’re also discussing more Noah Hanifin to Vancouver trade rumours and what they would need to give up to get the All-Star D-man.

The gang also answer some great questions from listeners and bring back ‘Dump ‘N Chase’

Enjoy

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Episode #190 – Ovi, Vegas & The Bizarro Final

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The Stanley Cup Final is here. It features an expansion team, Alex Ovechkin and it starts on a Monday night… what the hell is going on here?!

A full bench this week at the palatial estate as Ryan, Dave, P Mac and Geeta gather to get you geared up for the Stanley Cup Final. They discuss a rested Vegas squad and a Washington Capitals team running red hot with a goalie putting up back to back shutouts. They look at the big trades Tampa made at the deadline and whether that affected their playoff run. And they look at Alex Ovechkin’s Superman like performances in Game 6 and 7.

They also discuss the Noah Hanifin/Vancouver Canucks rumours swirling thanks to a certain blog featuring thirty or so thoughts. Can the All-Star defenceman be dealt to Vancouver? Do they have enough assets to make it happen? Or will they give up too many key pieces of their rebuild.

They talk about what is happening in Toronto. Kyle Dubas is the general manager, Laurence Gilman his assistant and Lou Lamoriello is on Long Island, doing everything in his power to keep John Tavares in Islanders’ orange by July 1st.

Finally, they discuss the potential of Ryan Kesler missing a season, the video game addiction controversy and Evander Kane’s big money deal in the Bay Area. Is it a gamble? Or what you need to offer a player of that calibre after an impressive yet short stint with San Jose?

Enjoy!

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Episode #189 – Gold On The Ceiling

Well, I dreamed I saw the knights
In armor coming,
Saying something about a queen.
There were peasants singing and
Drummers drumming
And the archer split the tree.
Neil Young – After The Gold Rush

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Geeta, Ryan and P Mac gather this week to discuss the impossible. The Vegas Golden Knights going to the Stanley Cup Final in their first NHL season. They spend a ton of time this week breaking down the team, where the players came from and how they wound up four wins away from the Stanley Cup.

They discuss the expansion draft, the other NHL general mangers’ drawer deals to keep exposed players on their clubs and how Vegas GM George McPhee took advantage of this overthinking of the draft.

They also talk about Canada’s underwhelming effort at the 2018 IIHF World Championships. Despite years of slagging the event (the World Chumpionships, the Loser Olympics), they still feel there is a desire for the team to succeed at the international level regardless of the stage. They discuss Bill Peters’ coaching warm up before he head to Calgary and Patrick Kane’s incredible tournament as he was named tournament MVP.

They also discuss the Jeff Marek reports of a top prospect addicted to video games, if said prospect is Canucks’ D-man prospect Olli Juolevi was the one addicted to video games. They also answer some great twitter questions and talk a little Canucks to round out the show.

Finally, they discuss a Nevada Brothel offering the Golden Knights a victory party, where everything on the “Sex Menu” is on the house!

Enjoy!

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Episode #188 – Fleury And The Jets

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The Winnipeg Jets looked like the real deal in Game 7 vs Nashville AND Game 1 vs Vegas. Game 2 on the other hand… that’s another conversation.

Geeta, P Mac and Ryan join you this week to talk all about the conference finals. They also take a brief moment mid-show to kill a gigantic wasp that entered the palatial estate.

Washington steamrolled Tampa Bay in two decisive road victories. Now that the dragon has been slayed, is there any stopping the Capitals? This is a multi-time President’s Trophy winning team, perfect on paper who just couldn’t get past Sid the Kid! Now, Pittsburgh is in the rearview. What will happen when the series returns to DC?

Also in Winnipeg, the Jets take their foot off the gas in Game 2. The Golden Knights tinkered with their line up and it definitely paid off. Going back to the desert, which team has the upper hand? They also rave about Dustin Byfuglien, Ryan Reaves’ amazing pre-game interview with Scott Oake AND Marc-Andre Fleury’s stellar goaltending … up until the West Final.

Finally, the gang answers some great Twitter questions, talk about Jake Virtanen’s fantastic steps in the right direction and the hard work he is putting in and more!

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Episode #187 – Hell Freezes Over

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It happened! It finally happened! The Washington Capitals will play in the Eastern Conference Final.

P Mac, Geeta and Ryan gather this week after some very intriguing eliminations in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Pittsburgh gets bounced in six games after back to back Stanley Cup championships. What went wrong? Was Sid the Kid and the kids a little tuckered out after playing so much hockey the past three years?

San Jose is sent home in six games after another Marc-Andre Fleury shutout for the Golden Knights. Fleury is having a record setting postseason and Vegas continues to look terrified and rested. What will happen with Jumbo Joe Thornton and Evander Kane? Two unrestricted free agents at very different parts of their careers.

They also discuss Jim Benning and the Vancouver Canucks’ prospects, Brad Marchand licking his way into headlines and out of the Stanley Cup playoffs, as the Bruins get sent home after four straight losses to the Tampa Bay Lightning!

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