Monthly Archives: May 2018

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?

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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!

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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

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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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