Monthly Archives: September 2017

Episode #157 – Cam Kneely

NHL pre-season is in full boring swing, but all people want to talk about is kneeling during the anthems and visiting the White House.

Ryan, Dave and Geeta gather this week to discuss a couple things. Ryan asks if Alex Edler is actually very good? And puts a request into the fancy stats community to help him figure this out. They also discuss the pre-season games in China and whether they were successful or had much of an impact.

They discuss Joffrey Lupul’s Instagram controversy and if this long term injured reserve is a new way NHL teams can thwart the cap? They also discuss Shane O’Brien’s time in Vancouver and the ongoing problems in Colorado (mainly signing Nail Yakupov).

Finally, the gang discusses the Pittsburgh Penguins’ decision to visit the White House and the unusual timing shortly after The Golden State Warriors decided not to go (or were uninvited based on who you ask). They touch on anthem protests, and give their own opinions on what is disrespectful in the world of pre-game anthem protests in sports right now.

Enjoy!

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Episode #156 – Keep Your Head Down Kid!

PON returns to the podcast airwaves for their 5th season! #PUCK5onNET – with a full bench no less! Ryan, P Mac, Dave & Geeta gather at Miss Reddy’s palatial estate to talk all about the NHL preseason and upcoming 2017/18 NHL season!

They discuss Brock Boeser’s impressive start to the preseason for the Vancouver Canucks, and look at the leaky young defence they put out against Las Vegas. It’s starting to look like all those veteran signings by Jim Benning are starting to make a bit more sense. They also discuss Jake Virtanen’s impressive offseason training, his new positive outlook and equally impressive health coming into training camp.

They also discuss the games in China between the Canucks and the Los Angeles Kings and the positive and negative affects it will have on the game and the players.

They also look at Joe Sakic’s Matt Duchene problem, the new goaltending tandem in Calgary and the Flames’ ongoing problems with the City of Calgary and their desires to get a new rink on the cheap!

Finally, the gang gives some bold 2017/18 predictions. Will the Canucks make the playoffs? Will the Blackhawks crash and burn? Only time will tell!

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