Monthly Archives: October 2016

Episode #123 – Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang

A familiar voice returns to the podcast this week. Ryan, Geeta and Dave gather in her palatial estate to talk about hockey, Wheat Kings and pretty things.

The Montreal Canadiens are 8-0-1 to start the year. They had a similar hot start last season going 9-0 before the wheels coming off after Carey Price’s injury. With the new Shea Weber led Habs able to prevent it happening two years in a row? And the PK Subban / Shea Weber trade comparison comes up again, with the goal differential growing between the two.

Podcast correction: Nolan Patrick is not related to Lester or Frank Patrick, but Dave still gives a good history lesson about the origins of professional hockey in Vancouver.

They look at the Canucks’ continuing struggles. From Loui Eriksson’s awkward chemistry with most lines on the team and Jake Virtanen not being able to find his stride, what will happen to this team in the coming months? How much time is left for Coach Willie D? Is Travis Green ready to jump to the NHL? And who will score first, Troy ‘The Boy’ Stecher, or Loui Eriksson?

Dave mentions an interesting stat regarding Auston Matthews and when the Maple Leafs win, Ryan smugly reads Jared McCann’s season stats in Florida and they read some reviews from the US iTunes store.


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Episode #122 – Ain’t No Fun

(If the homies can’t have none) In this case, it ain’t fun that Tryamkin don’t want none (of a Utica Comets Roster Spot)

Dave, P Mac and Ryan get together this week to talk about the podcast’s stance on fancy stats, their thoughts on the analytics and why the show is formatted the way it is.

They move on to Brian Elliot’s rough start with the Calgary Flames. Until Monday’s shootout win against Chicago, he was winless in 3 with a GAA over 4 and a SV% under .900 … basically Tom Barrasso numbers.

The gang talks about the Canucks’ injury troubles, their rough weekend in California and their new problems with Nikita Tryamkin. What will the Canucks brass do? Will they convince the Russian giant to play in Utica? Or will he return to the KHL? They also look at Ryan Miller and whether he’s on the move while goalie injuries plague the NHL.

They also compare the starts to the season for PK Subban and Shea Weber and more particularly, their plus/minus ratings.

The gang also talk about the 2016 Heritage Classic in Winnipeg and take a look at the lead blowing Toronto Maple Leafs!

Ryan provides a smug update on Jared McCann’s season totals in Florida and is concerned he’s not funny on the podcast. Is he?


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Episode #121 – What’s The Frequency, Auston?

The NHL regular season is finally here! Auston lives up to the hype (for at least one night) and McDavid continues to impress. Meanwhile, the Canucks win two in a row with a lot of new faces in the roster.

Ryan, Dave and P Mac get together this week to talk all about the first few games of the regular season. They look at Evander Kane’s terrifying looking fall into the boards the subsequent injury. They also talk about the Oilers and Flames polar opposite starts to the season.

They talk Canucks. From Etem clearing waivers, to the positives that came out of the first weekend of the season. From a stable defence, to a great game from Ryan Miller, there are some positives for sure to start the year for the Canucks.

They also talk about PK Subban’s first game in Nashville and his first goal celebration of the year. They also look at the shaky play of Brian Elliot and ask who the worst starting goaltender in the NHL is. They also try to figure out Sidney Crosby’s concussion mystery.


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Episode #120 – The Emerson Etem Burger Analogy

We’re on the verge of the 2016/17 NHL season and the Pucks on net crew has some fun this week! With a rare two man pod facing them this week, P Mac and Ryan go to twitter for some help from the listeners for some questions this week.

They give their take on the Nail Yakupov trade and just what the Oilers got in return from the troubled Russian forward. Can he rebound in St. Louis? Or is it the place where careers and dreams go to die like it has been stated on this podcast for years.

They talk about Canucks preseason. Who goes home with the Fedor Fedorov Memorial Trophy for preseason MVP, Jake Virtanen’s role in the Canucks and spot on the roster, the emergence of Jack Skille and the troubles facing Emerson Etem as he (at the time of recording) is on waivers with the fear of going to Utica.

Finally, the boys answer some great and hilarious questions from the listeners. From Emerson Etem to Ben Hutton’s musical choices and some PON related questions as well, it’s a very fun segment. Ryan also floats an idea to the PON listeners out there about a possible live podcast. Interested? Let us know!


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Episode #119 – The Meddlin’ Dads Club

The dog days of the preseason are here and tickets to those preseason games are cheap cheap cheap! There’s also a new mascot in Edmonton but the PON gang has a couple suggestions after Hunter the Lynx is unveiled to less than stellar reviews.

Another full bench on the podcast this week. Dave, Geeta, P Mac and Ryan gather in Geeta’s palatial estate to talk all about the anticlimactic final of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Did we ever doubt Canada would win it? No. Was it exciting? Not really. Can they improve it for the alleged 2020 World Cup Of Hockey? They most certainly think so!

They take a look at the Canucks’ preseason. Demko and Subban have both been sent down to Utica, and Troy Stecher is the clear cut front runner for the Fedor Fedorov Memorial Trophy as the Canucks preseason MVP. Can he make the opening night roster? Or will he be a midseason call up?

Also on the Canucks front, the gang remembers Cody Hodgson and his controversial time with the Canucks. From meddling dads to poorly handled back injuries, his career is cut short as he retires at 26 to work with the Nashville Predators.

Finally, Ryan plays a game of real or fake North American Major Junior or Professional hockey teams with Geeta, Dave and Paul. Play along at home!


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