Episode #180 – Hart And Soul Teammates

Episode180Playoffs, please!

The 2017/18 NHL season is wrapping up. Battles for home ice advantage and the final wild card spots as well as who will finish 31st overall, atop the ‘Upside Down Standings’

Geeta, P Mac and Ryan join you this week to talk about the Canucks’ chances winning the draft lottery, Thatcher Demko being kept down in Utica by an interesting person and Rasmus Dahlin on Vancouver sports radio.

They discuss the race for the Hart Trophy. Who is deserving for it? Which NHL’er is the most valuable to their team’s success? Is Nathan MacKinnon a lock? Or will someone from an eastern conference team steal the crown?

The gang also answers some good ‘Would You Rathers’, give their picks on who’s winning the Draft Lottery and answer your questions from Twitter!


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Episode #179 – …And Brad Marchand As “The Kool-Aid Man


Brad Marchand is no longer reformed, the Canucks can’t score goals and Alex Ovechkin and Patrik Laine are trading 40 goal seasons.

Geeta, P Mac and Ryan join you this week to discuss the scary scene at Rogers Arena last Monday night, which saw the end of Brock Boeser’s Calder Cup bid as well as his season. They also discuss the teammates who followed him to the hospital.

They also discuss Alex Ovechkin having another 40 goal season. Could he play long enough to pass Wayne Gretzky’s goal scoring totals? Breaking one of Wayne’s records sounds like an impossible feat, but there is a solid chance he could.

Brad Marchand is up to his usual tricks. Embellishing fines, dangerous collisions and suspensions have returned to his game following nearly two seasons of squeaky clean hockey. What needs to be done with Rat Boy?

Finally, the gang answers question from Twitter, from going to Vancouver Canucks games to a couple great “Would You Rathers”, as well as Ryan’s new career as a professional Bachelor Party Partier


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Episode #178 – Vanek, Jimbo & The Raging Alpacas


The trade deadline has come and gone, so has Thomas Vanek and man oh man were Vancouver Canucks fans unhappy about it!

Ryan, P Mac and Geeta join you this week to discuss the big deals made last week. No, not just Thomas Vanek to Columbus for some warm bodies, but real, blockbuster trades! Like Paul Stastny to Winnipeg and what a stand up guy and captain Blake Wheeler is!

They also discuss the Ryan McDonagh heading to Tampa Bay, FOR A LOT. Did they overpay for the Rangers’ captain? Or will this gamble and blockbuster deal pay off for Stevie Y?

They also discuss Evander Kane heading to the west coast to, thankfully, San Jose. Can the locker room problem fit in with the big personalities in the Bay Area? Can Jumbo Joe lay down the law? Or will there be another tracksuit in the shower?

Finally, the gang discuss Boston’s unfortunate luck with injuries, who won the NHL trade deadline and and answer some questions from Twitter!

And congratulations to Mike Schalin who won the Brock Boeser Canucks jersey with his entry as well as Chels, who won a Canucks jersey shirt of her chosing with her entry!


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Episode #177 – Ottawa Is Sinking, Karlsson Don’t Wanna Swim


One more week to enter our Brock Boeser jersey contest!

On the eve of the NHL Trade Deadline, Rick Nash is a Boston Bruin, Derick Brassard heads to greener Penguin pastures and they continue to debate the trade value of Thomas Vanek.

On the show this week, they discuss Rick Nash becoming a Boston Bruin, the rather high price they paid for an aging forward who’s best years are possibly behind him. What does this mean for Boston and for Jarome Iginla, who was practicing with the Providence Bruins recently?

They also discuss the Canucks’ deadline day, Jacob Markstrom’s ups and downs and an alternate universe where next season, Thatcher Demko would backup Roberto Luongo.

They look at Derick Brassard’s impressive playoff point production, what his addition means for the Penguins’ desires to three-peat and what it will take to take on the arms race rumours involving the Tampa Bay Lighting and Erik Karlsson.

Finally, they touch on the Olympics. The exciting NHL-free tournament and one hell of a gold medal game between Canada and the USA womens teams.


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Episode #176 – 176 – Check The O.A.R, You Like It So Far?


Have you entered our Brock Boeser jersey contest yet? Listen to find out how to win!

The Olympic Athletes from Russia are turning heads in South Korea, the Canadian team of ham and eggers aren’t nearly as dominant as one would expect and a very small portion of the country is watching at that hour!

Ryan, P Mac and Geeta gather on a rare Sunday PON brunchcast to discuss Jim Benning’s three year extension as GM of the Vancouver Canucks. A divided Palatial Estate discusses the pros and cons of such a move.

They also discuss the unusual Dion Phaneuf for Marian Gaborik trade Los Angeles and Ottawa made. If they made this trade 8 or 9 years ago, it would have been a huge deal. In 2018, it’s trading off bad contract for bad contract. An albatross exchange!

On the subject of the Senators, they discuss Eugene Melnyk’s odd new position, the organization willing to trade away Erik Karlsson and whether they could be gearing up to move the team in the middle of the night.

They discuss Loui Eriksson’s bad deal, who they would exchange his bad contract for in return for another player with a bad contract, discuss Thomas Vanek’s trade value and get ready as the Vancouver Canucks approach a very important trade deadline.

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Brock Boeser Jersey Contest!


So we’re giving away a brand new Brock Boeser Adidas Adizero authentic Pro Canucks jersey this month!!

We wil be randomly drawing the lucky winner on Sunday, March 4th before we record that week’s podcast.

How to enter:

-Post a sales pitch on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Tell your friends about our show. Why they should listen, why you like the show, how they can listen and maybe even how they can win this Boeser jersey themselves!
Make sure you tag our official accounts in the posts so we can keep track of them and notify you that you are entered.

Facebook: @Pucksonnetca Twitter: @Pucksonnetca Instagram: @Pucksonnet

Don’t use social media? Email us at pucksonnetca@gmail.com and tell us how you promoted the show this month. Maybe telling a friend, family member or co-worker about the podcast or helping spread the word about the podcast some how. Email us and tell us what you did you’re entered.

 If you promote the show as listed above AND pledge $5 or more on our Patreon, you will get a second entry in the Boeser jersey contest!

The jersey winner will be randomly drawn, but we want to encourage creativity and originality in you spreading the word. So, we will also vote on our favourite social media post or email and the winner will receive a Vancouver Canucks jersey shirt of the player and size of their choosing!

You can promote over all three platforms if you’d like, and we totally encourage this, but there is only one entry per person (unless you are a PON Patreon backer)

The grand prize winner of the Brock Boeser Vancouver Canucks jersey will be able to choose their preferred size as well. This is not a ‘one size fits all’ type of contest. You’re 5 feet tall and want a size small? You get a size small! (Our own Geeta is sporting a large by the way!)


Good luck everybody!

Episode #175 – Whiskey Drinkers ‘N No Trade Clauses


Jacob Markstrom is getting shutouts, but he’s also beefing with Vancouver media for misquoting him.

Geeta, P Mac and Ryan join you this week to discuss Alex Burrows’ 10 game suspension for kneeing Taylor Hall in the head. Burrows’ did not appeal it and this one of the more dangerous and serious things the former Canuck has done in his career.

They also discuss Jacob Markstrom’s up’s and downs. From being misquoted and sounding like he threw his team under the bus (he didn’t) and bouncing back following a team meeting to get a shutout.

They also discuss PK Subban’s visit in Montreal and some heated moments with former teammate Brendan Gallagher. Following Saturday’s game, it’s safe to say we know who wasn’t a fan of PK in the Habs dressing room.

They discuss their 10 team No Trade Clause lists, Canucks trades they wish they could reverse and answer some other great Twitter questions

They’re also giving away a Brock Boeser jersey! Want to enter? Listen to the show and find out how!

Listen to this week’s 5 Minutes for Paying for our $5+ Patreon backers. Ryan discusses some odd Bumble matches he’s had, Geeta shares some common male profile trends, Ryan’s early mornings and bronze medals.


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Episode #174 – Fisher’s Price


Mike Fisher is coming back. Out of retirement! Ready to win the Cup for Smashville! But why? And for how much?

P Mac, Ryan and PON Black Ace Simon join you this week to discuss Mike Fisher and the Nashville Predators. They also talk about the New York Rangers’ putting a plethora of veteran talent and leadership up on the trade block. Where will Rick Nash wind up THIS time?

They also discuss the Sedins looking to extend their careers in Vancouver. If it’s worth it and for how much? They also keep a keen eye on the Calder Trophy race as Mathew Barzal’s point production is heating up, but while Brock Boeser is scoring really really pretty goals for the Canucks sending their fans home happy in inevitable losses?

They’re look at the new measures the new owner of the Carolina Hurricanes is rolling out to win the fans over, create new ones and a much more fan friendly team, and holy crap, look at that, Phil Kessel is second in NHL scoring, how the hell did that happen?

Finally, the boys discuss their favourite games they ever went to in person and look at the the 13 possible names of the Seattle expansion team.


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Episode #173 – Sunshine and Rainbows and Brock Boeser


Brock Boeser made the entire NHL notice his impressive rookie season and his abilities at the 2018 NHL All-Star Weekend in Tampa… he won just about everything he could!

Geeta, Ryan and P Mac join you this week from the palatial estate to discuss Vancouver Canucks fans’ high coming off the All-Star weekend. Brock Boeser impressed everyone, winning the accuracy shooting contest, the All-Star Game MVP award AND best hair (PON gave him that award). He also adopted a puppy. Is there anything this kid can’t do?!

They also discuss Kid Rock playing during the intermission, and regardless of the Mr. Rock’s reputation, they rave about the weekend in general. Quite possibly one of the most fun NHL All-Star weekend in years  (except for the John Scott year, but the NHL wants you to forget about that).

They’re also talking about Jaromir Jagr’s demotion, and likely his last NHL action (for now…). Should another team maybe have picked him up? How about the Canucks? They’re clearly playing for 31st. Jagr could help move some #68 blue jerseys and put some fans in the seats!

Finally, the gang drafts and dresses their own starting lineups. A  unit of the most disruptive, toxic, cancer in the locker room players off the ice, and degenerate and dangerous goons on the ice!


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Episode #172 – She’s All That


The Canucks rumour mill is churning nice and hot going into the NHL All-Star Break as fans and media are all curious, could Ken Holland be the next general manager of the Vancouver Canucks?

Ryan, P Mac and Geeta gather this week to talk about another week of pure success from the Vegas Golden Knights. William Karlsson’s incredible shooting percentage and that home ice advantage have the Knights leading the NHL right now! They discuss how Torts and the Blue Jackets plan to combat that Vegas flu. Will it pay off? Will the players play better while playing guilty?

They also discuss the Ken Holland rumours or at least entertain the idea of the longtime Red Wings GM heading to the west coast to turn the Canucks around. Is Holland the guy to do it? Is his track record in Detroit come with some asterisks? Not a lot of fans are sold on him or his drive to keep the Red Wings’ playoff streak alive, would he be a good fit in Vancouver?

They also discuss the culture problems in Arizona as word came out that Louis Domingue described the unusual and unprofessional way the Coyotes handled his contract and roster spot in his final days in Arizona.

They also discuss the red hot Colorado Avalanche and Nathan MacKinnon’s Hart Trophy worthy season, further discuss the Matt Duchene effect, the Oilers’ gift to the New York Rangers and the chances of another season of Sedinery in Vancouver


Listen to this week’s 5 Minutes for Paying as ‘Dump and Chase’ returns with Geeta telling an awful Tinder interaction and Ryan tells the funniest thing he’s ever heard anyone say to him (the morning after a one night stand)


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