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!

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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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Episode #186 – Tuukka Rask: Wicked Pissed

Episode186

Brad Marchand is licking players, the Golden Knights finally lost a game and the Pittsburgh/Washington series looks like a rerun.

Geeta, P Mac and Ryan join you this week to talk all about the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. From the amazing back and forth series between Nashville and Winnipeg, to the bang and crashing Golden Knights vs Sharks, its been a great start to the second round

They discuss the Winnipeg Jets’ insanely stacked team. How Mark Scheifele’s patient progression is finally paying off, and how we all forgot how dominant playoffs Byfuglien is! Who’s going to come out of that series in one piece??

They also talk about the Vancouver Canucks’ three MVP winning prospects, another bad year at the NHL Draft Lottery Party and the request to send Fin to represent the team.

They talk about Hart Trophy candidates, Lou Lamoriello’s no longer the general manager in Toronto, and who will wind up taking the reigns after two successful seasons following a whole lot of pain in their rebuild.

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Episode #185 – It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

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The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs are ALMOST upon us and we’ve got a full bench talking about the sweeps, the short series, the serious lack of upsets and the plethora of coach firings.

The Pittsburgh Penguins take care of the Philadelphia Flyers in six games after an upside down, roller coaster of a series. They are all set to play the Washington Capitals in the second round (stop us if you’ve heard this before)

They also talk Vancouver Canucks. Elias Pettersson wins the Swedish League MVP and literally gets dipped in gold. They discuss the Sedins’ shared nomination for the King Clancy award and Boeser’s chances of winning the Calder Trophy.

They’re talking about the coach vacancies around the league that popped up after an entire season of employment for all 31 head coaches in the league. Calgary has a new head coach, Dallas needs one as do the Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes (at a discounted price).

Finally, a Dave rant about the Flyers fans, the gang gives their Stanley Cup predictions and they pick their best possible lines to win game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final of current players only.

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Episode #184 – So How ‘Bout Those Golden Knights?

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here! And things are pretty exciting (unless you’re a Captials fan)

Ryan, P Mac and Dave get together this week to talk about the first two or three games of the playoffs. From the incredible Vegas Golden Knights’ taking a commanding 3-0 series over lead over the LA Kings. The Golden Knights’ are playing some of the most impressive playoff hockey and making the Kings like amateurs. They also discuss all of the Golden Knights’ success as an expansion team…but is some context required for the record books?

They also discuss the comeback wins from the Toronto Maple Leafs, who make a series of it agains the Boston Bruins. They weigh in on Nazem Kadri’s awful hit on Tommy Wingles and his three game suspension.

They also discuss the fighting New Jersey Devils, lead by Taylor Hall, the return of Sidney Crosby in the playoffs and how bulletin board material seems to always feed Crosby playoff machine.

They also answer some Twitter questions, talk about relocations and much more!

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