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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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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Episode #183 – Two Guys From Örnsköldsvik

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The Sedins call it a career after eighteen seasons all with the Vancouver Canucks. And they received a heroes goodbye from Vancouver fans, Edmonton fans and every team they faced.

A full bench at the palatial estate this week as the gang discusses the Sedins’ retirement, their final games and what Jim Benning and the Canucks will do with that 14 million dollars in cap space.

They also give a lot of praise for Claude Giroux. Who lead the Flyers in his best season yet into the playoffs on the final day of the regular season. How far will Philadelphia go this season?

The NY Rangers fire Alain Vigneault at 11pm after the final game of the season. Were will AV wind up? How long will he be unemployed for and should the Rangers have cut ties with AV at this point in their rebuild, retool, or whatever you call it!

They preview the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the PON crew give their picks for the first round and what to expect come playoff time.

Finally, the gang gives their thoughts on the terrible tragedy in Humbolbt as fifteen members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team and organization.

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Episode #182 – Demko Arrives & Boston’s Brewing

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The Vancouver Canucks’ goaltender of the future finally makes his NHL debut… and it was pretty okay.

Ryan, Geeta and P Mac chat over the Easter long weekend to discuss the big debut of Thatcher Demko on Saturday afternoon. After several years of development in college and the AHL, the Canucks’ goaltending prospect made his debut against a Columbus Blue Jackets team hungry for points and home ice advantage.

They also discuss Scott Foster’s emergency call up with the Chicago Blackhawks. His fourteen perfect minutes of play were one of the few bright spots for the struggling Blackhawks this season.

Denis Potvin had some pretty salty words for the Edmonton Oilers. Major praise for McDavid, but heavy criticism for the rest of the team and management. The gang asks what needs to be done over the summer to try and get them back to the playoffs, just one year removed from a second round appearance.

They also discuss the red-hot Boston Bruins. They overtook Tampa atop the Atlantic Division, have some incredible depth and look to be built for the playoffs. How far will they go? And how about that new one year deal for Big Z? Will the Sedins look for something similar?

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Episode #181 – A Texas Sized 10-4

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A collapse in Texas as the Dallas Stars lose eight in a row and their playoff hopes are slipping away fast.

Geeta, P Mac and Ryan join you this week to discuss the Vancouver Canucks signing Hobey Baker favourite Adam Gaudette. The NCAA star is expected to see some ice time in Vancouver wearing #88 during the final games of the regular season.

They also discuss the collapse in Dallas. Are the Stars just not good enough? Perhaps a lack of bottom six depth or a back end just not good enough next to other teams in the West? Or is Ken Hitchcock to blame? It has been a rocky road to say the least.

Since being traded to San Jose, Evander Kane is really flourishing. Twelve points in twelve games. The “controversial” player seems to have finally found a team and a veteran core to thrive with.

Also this week, Connor McDavid is lighting it up in garbage time, does it matter? We answer some great twitter questions and learn some more devastating news regarding draft picks in Cow Town!

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Episode #180 – Hart And Soul Teammates

Episode180Playoffs, please!

The 2017/18 NHL season is wrapping up. Battles for home ice advantage and the final wild card spots as well as who will finish 31st overall, atop the ‘Upside Down Standings’

Geeta, P Mac and Ryan join you this week to talk about the Canucks’ chances winning the draft lottery, Thatcher Demko being kept down in Utica by an interesting person and Rasmus Dahlin on Vancouver sports radio.

They discuss the race for the Hart Trophy. Who is deserving for it? Which NHL’er is the most valuable to their team’s success? Is Nathan MacKinnon a lock? Or will someone from an eastern conference team steal the crown?

The gang also answers some good ‘Would You Rathers’, give their picks on who’s winning the Draft Lottery and answer your questions from Twitter!

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Episode #179 – …And Brad Marchand As “The Kool-Aid Man

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Brad Marchand is no longer reformed, the Canucks can’t score goals and Alex Ovechkin and Patrik Laine are trading 40 goal seasons.

Geeta, P Mac and Ryan join you this week to discuss the scary scene at Rogers Arena last Monday night, which saw the end of Brock Boeser’s Calder Cup bid as well as his season. They also discuss the teammates who followed him to the hospital.

They also discuss Alex Ovechkin having another 40 goal season. Could he play long enough to pass Wayne Gretzky’s goal scoring totals? Breaking one of Wayne’s records sounds like an impossible feat, but there is a solid chance he could.

Brad Marchand is up to his usual tricks. Embellishing fines, dangerous collisions and suspensions have returned to his game following nearly two seasons of squeaky clean hockey. What needs to be done with Rat Boy?

Finally, the gang answers question from Twitter, from going to Vancouver Canucks games to a couple great “Would You Rathers”, as well as Ryan’s new career as a professional Bachelor Party Partier

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Episode #178 – Vanek, Jimbo & The Raging Alpacas

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The trade deadline has come and gone, so has Thomas Vanek and man oh man were Vancouver Canucks fans unhappy about it!

Ryan, P Mac and Geeta join you this week to discuss the big deals made last week. No, not just Thomas Vanek to Columbus for some warm bodies, but real, blockbuster trades! Like Paul Stastny to Winnipeg and what a stand up guy and captain Blake Wheeler is!

They also discuss the Ryan McDonagh heading to Tampa Bay, FOR A LOT. Did they overpay for the Rangers’ captain? Or will this gamble and blockbuster deal pay off for Stevie Y?

They also discuss Evander Kane heading to the west coast to, thankfully, San Jose. Can the locker room problem fit in with the big personalities in the Bay Area? Can Jumbo Joe lay down the law? Or will there be another tracksuit in the shower?

Finally, the gang discuss Boston’s unfortunate luck with injuries, who won the NHL trade deadline and and answer some questions from Twitter!

And congratulations to Mike Schalin who won the Brock Boeser Canucks jersey with his entry as well as Chels, who won a Canucks jersey shirt of her chosing with her entry!

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Episode #177 – Ottawa Is Sinking, Karlsson Don’t Wanna Swim

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One more week to enter our Brock Boeser jersey contest!

On the eve of the NHL Trade Deadline, Rick Nash is a Boston Bruin, Derick Brassard heads to greener Penguin pastures and they continue to debate the trade value of Thomas Vanek.

On the show this week, they discuss Rick Nash becoming a Boston Bruin, the rather high price they paid for an aging forward who’s best years are possibly behind him. What does this mean for Boston and for Jarome Iginla, who was practicing with the Providence Bruins recently?

They also discuss the Canucks’ deadline day, Jacob Markstrom’s ups and downs and an alternate universe where next season, Thatcher Demko would backup Roberto Luongo.

They look at Derick Brassard’s impressive playoff point production, what his addition means for the Penguins’ desires to three-peat and what it will take to take on the arms race rumours involving the Tampa Bay Lighting and Erik Karlsson.

Finally, they touch on the Olympics. The exciting NHL-free tournament and one hell of a gold medal game between Canada and the USA womens teams.

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