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Episode #168 – Christmas Cheeseballs & Seattle Expansion

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It’s the 5th Annual Pucks on net Christmas Party! The PON studios are full of friends and family as we gather to celebrate the season, be merry and discuss hockey in a room full of loud people on their third drinks!

A full bench this week as Geeta, P Mac Dave and Ryan discuss the very real possibility of NHL expansion to Seattle. Similar to Vegas’ quest to get the 31st NHL team, Seattle will soon launch an official un-official season ticket drive, come up with $650 million in a week or two and finally have a drivable rival for the Vancouver Canucks.

Speaking of the Canucks, they discuss Bo Horvat’s terrible injury, his timeline to return and how the team plans to fill the void of him out of the line up!

And then as per usual on our Christmas party shows, friends and family come on, share some stories and a few laughs and for the first time in it’s existence, people who actually listen to the show attended!

A VERY fun show to say the least.

Enjoy!

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AND MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Intro music: Vince Guaraldi Trio performing Linus And Lucy
(C) 2012 Concord Music Group, Inc.

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Episode #167 – Cash Money Karlsson

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Drew Doughty and Erik Karlsson are looking for new contracts, and they’re going to get paid. Just a matter of how much and by which team.

P Mac, Dave and Ryan join you this week to discuss the struggling Philadelphia Flyers, who at time of recording had lost 10 in a row. While Ryan builds a case for a positive Flyers rebuild, a team staying the course, Dave brings to light the constant peaks and valleys of the Flyers’ struggles putting together a contending team, then trading it off for parts.

They also discuss the news this week that Erik Karlsson and Drew Doughty made no bones about it, they want to get paid what they’re worth. Is it worth it to put $10 million dollars in to one player? P Mac and Dave give their opinions.

They also discuss the Anaheim Ducks’ trade, where it puts them in the running as cup contenders, the positive and negative affects of being a captain on an NHL team and Derek Dorsett unfortunately calls it a career. We discuss his career in Vancouver.

Enjoy!

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Episode #166 Unsolved Mysteries In Edmonton Part 2

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As the 2017/18 NHL season continues on, everyone’s starting to wonder about those Edmonton Oilers. What the heck happened to the team expected to ride Connor McDavid’s coattails to playoff success?

Dave, P Mac, Geeta & Ryan join you this week to discuss the evolution of Brock Boeser’s rookie season. His Calder Cup (hopeful) campaign and how the rest of the NHL is starting to take note. Can he maintain his goal scoring at an alarming rate, or will the NHL’s toughest defence crack down on him?

They also discuss the ongoing Gudbranson saga, the Vancouver Canucks’ defence and if there is a point in the season when the Canucks should stop focusing on development and worry about a playoff run?

The gang tries to figure out what is wrong with the Oilers. Our second installment of “Unsolved Mysteries in Edmonton” looks at how the team built around Connor McDavid, the problems they have faced this year and whether maybe last year’s success was the real mystery, and not their lack of success this year.

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Episode #165 – Helter Skelter In Montreal

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The Arizona Coyotes are winning games, which is a positive for fans in the desert, but a negative for Montreal Canadiens fans, as the Habs suffer quite possibly one of the most embarrassing losses in recent memory.

A full bench gets together at Geeta’s palatial estate to discuss Brock Boeser’s impressive goal scoring abilities, his ascension to the Canucks true top line. But can Vancouver buck the trend of controversy with their young talented prospects? Can they lock down Boeser for a successful tenure with the Canucks? Or will he get run out of town like the Codys, the Ryans and the Pavels of the world?

The gang also discusses the serious mounting problems mounting in Montreal. Craig Button describes them as a fundamentally broken team, from top to bottom. What needs to be done in Montreal? Who needs to go, whether it’s being fired or traded, something has to change!

They also how it’s another week of Tampa Bay Lightning players leading the NHL in goals, points and goalie wins as they continue to dominate the league with a healthy Steven Stamkos leading the charge.

Finally, they discuss the rumours of Houston wanting an NHL team, the need for new arenas in Calgary and Ottawa and the staying power of the ageless wonder, Rogers Arena

Enjoy!

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Episode #164 – Loui Eriksson’s Pucks on net

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Loui Eriksson returns to the Vancouver Canucks as they slump their way through southern California. A full brand of hockey, perfect for people with sleep problems on a Saturday night.

Geeta, P Mac and Ryan join you this week to talk about the up and down Vancouver Canucks. From Loui Eriksson’s return to the line up and his guaranteed lineup spot with the Sedin Twins.

They also discuss the Erik Gudbranson conundrum currently facing Jim Benning. Do you trade him to a contender for prospects or picks? Or do you re-sign him to a potentially inflated overpaying contract. They also ask what will happen to Jim Benning. He’s in his final year in his contract as General Manager. Does he retain the role? Or try and keep him on in a lesser role, one with a more emphasis on scouting and drafting.

Vadim Shipachyov officially retires from the NHL as a career Vegas Golden Knight. They discuss his short controversial tenure with Vegas and what eventually brought him back to Russia. We put together a nice little musical montage of his NHL career highlights.

Finally, the gang discusses the slumping Edmonton Oilers and what they can do (or need to do) to turn it around to become the playoff contenders they last year.

Enjoy!

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Episode #163 …So They Finally Traded Duchene Huh?

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It finally happened! Joe Sakic and a couple other teams finally worked out a deal to send Matt Duchene out of Colorado. Who won the trade? Just how good is Kyle Turris? All this and more on your favourite hockey podcast!

A full bench at Geeta’s palatial estate this week to discuss the Duchene trade. What it means for the Stanley Cup chances for both Nashville and Ottawa. Two teams that made runs deep in the playoffs and based on their new depth at centre, could make their way right back!

They also discuss the Vancouver Canucks’ top line. Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi. The Killer B line. The B-Sharps. The 99 B-Line. Whatever you want to call them, they lit up the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Hockey Night in Canada and people are taking notice around the league!

They look at the Vegas Golden Knights’ dismal eastern road trip as the team comes back to reality. They also look at the awful goalie injury luck they’ve encountered all year and if they could make the playoffs with a healthy roster.

Finally, they discuss Kole Lind, the Vancouver Canucks’ second round pick who is turning heads, putting up points and really starting to make everyone ask exactly what Jim Benning was asking on Draft day, “How come nobody is taking Kole Lind?”

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Episode #162 – Brock Boeser & The Spooky Kids

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It’s Halloween week and the Arizona Coyotes are winless … all while the Vancouver Canucks are looking great against legitimate foes.

Ryan, Geeta and P Mac join us this week to discuss an impressive Canucks road trip, Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi’s coming out party vs Washington and Anders Nilsson’s impressive efforts in his selected starts.

They discuss Erik Gudbranson’s injury scare, P Mac talks to Brock Boeser after the game and is impressed with his confidence and positive mindset with his young teammates.

Vadim Shipachyov has refused to report to the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, wants a trade, out of Vegas and to play legitimate NHL minutes. Will he wind up traded in time or will he head back to Russia and the KHL?

The Arizona Coyotes are winless in 11 games to start the season, the worst start in 74 years in the NHL and there are serious problems mounting with the unorganized franchise in the desert.

They also discuss the Tampa Bay Lightning’s incredible success, Mario Tremblay’s claims of Alex Galchenyuk allegedly spending the summer in rehab for drug or alcohol abuse.

Enjoy!

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Episode #161 – Carey Price’s Lonely End Of The Rink

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Derek Dorsett is scoring more goals than the Montreal Canadiens and the Arizona Coyotes and that is a cause for concern… not for Canucks fans though!

Another full bench this week as Ryan, Dave, Geeta and P Mac get together to discuss the Vancouver Canucks’ up and down season, Derek Dorsett’s newly found offensive abilities, their injured defence and big Jake Virtanen playing the role of Jason King with the Sedin twins.

They also discuss the possibility of a new home ice advantage for the Vegas Golden Knights, as they keep winning the same type of games and their opponents keep looking sluggish and tired for about 45 minutes of the game. Will the Vegas novelty wear off? Or will the Golden Knights make the playoffs thanks to the hangovers of the stars of the NHL.

Finally, the gang discusses the problems in Montreal, their goaltending problems and the inability to give Carey Price some run support. What will happen to that team? Will heads roll? Or will we see another year of the same ol same ol in Montreal?

Enjoy!

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Episode #160 – City With No Chaput

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The Canucks are struggling, they can’t score goals, so they go to the farm and welcome back a familiar face and a favourite of former Coach Willie D.

Another full bench at Geeta’s palatial estate this week on a rainy Monday evening in Vancouver as Dave, Geeta, P Mac and Ryan discuss the slumping Vancouver Canucks. Their ice cold power play, extremely early season injuries and just who new head coach Travis Green and Jim Benning thought would be the best fit with the club.

They also discuss the mayoral election happening in Calgary during the recording that would likely decide the fate of the Flames’ new arena and discuss the worrisome yet winning Toronto Maple Leafs. Can Auston keep scoring goals every game to help his messy defence out?

The Vegas Golden Knights’ get Malcom Subban his first NHL win, against his former club, their Twitter gets them in hot water, and they’re off to a great start this season… but for how long!?

Finally, the gang gets into a HEATED debate about the Olympics, the NHL not going to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the chances of them going to the 2022 games and the NHL’s World Cup of Hockey. This was a good one!

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Episode #159 – Travis Green’s Brass Bonanza

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Hat tricks. EVERYWHERE! The first week of the 2017/18 NHL season was an eventful one. Four hat tricks scored on team’s opening nights, but more incredible: The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Edmonton Oilers, and left McDavid off the scoresheet.

Geeta, P Mac, Dave & Ryan join you this week. They’re talking about hat tricks, Ovechkin’s return to goal scoring superstardom and the Chicago Blackhawks lighting up the defending Stanley Cup Champions for TEN goals!

Ryan discusses his encounters with Edmonton Oilers fans on opening night at Rogers Arena, and discusses Travis Green’s first NHL win against the Oilers. They discuss Derek Dorsett’s new role, the controversial decision to sit Brock Boeser and the limited role for the Sedins… at least during this game.

They also discuss the ongoing arena problems in Calgary and how the situation has turned oddly political and they share their mutual love and admiration for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the early season excitement around the New Jersey Devils!

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