Join http://NHL.com's Dan Rosen and Shawn Roarke for in-depth analysis on the biggest news in the NHL and insightful conversations with hockey scribes, broadcasters, players, coaches, and front office personnel, providing fans with an informative, fun and unique listening experience.
Guests: Dave Stubbs & Kwame Mason; Habs coaching move, LA Kings streaking, McDavid/Matthews, NYR & Panarin
Dan and Shawn are joined by their NHL.com colleague and expert on the Montreal Canadiens Dave Stubbs (19:50). Stubbs talks about the Canadiens coaching change, the expectations surrounding the Canadiens, the pressure on Marc Bergevin, the lack of center depth on the team and why Bergevin thought the coaching move was necessary at this time. Kwame Mason joins the episode (51:00). Kwame is the host of Soul on Ice: The Podcast, along with Akil Thomas & Elijah Roberts. He joined to talk about his work with the NHL, Black History Month, some of the highlights of his podcast (Angela James), and the goals/vision he has for normalizing black voices in the game of hockey. The guys sprinkle in their thoughts on the Canadiens, Auston Matthews, Panarin/Rangers and Connor McDavid throughout the episode.
Guests: Doc Emrick & Chris Wagner; Blackhawks & Lankinen, McDavid hits 500 pts, Florida Panthers, Power rankings
Dan and Shawn are joined by Doc Emrick (11:00). Doc discusses how he's enjoying retirement and gives his thoughts on the divisional re-alignment and the rivalries that have developed during this unique season. He talks about his favorite outdoor experience, what he's looking forward to most about the games in Lake Tahoe, and the challenges that broadcasters face when calling games remotely. He also touches on the documentary focused on his life that will air Sunday on NBC. Chris Wagner of the Boston Bruins joins the guys (46:16) to talk about getting ready for the game in Lake Tahoe, his friendship with Kevin Hayes and why the Boston Bruins have been so good early on this season. At the top of the episode, Dan and Shawn talk about the Blackhawks and the emergence of Kevin Lankinen and McDavid hitting 500 pts. They also talk about their power rankings and the Florida Panthers (40:00).
Guest: NBC's Keith Jones; Pens hire Burke & Hextall, Laine/Tortorella, Auston Matthews on fire
Dan and Shawn are joined by THE LEGEND Keith Jones (21:00). Jones talked about the Penguins hiring Hextall & Burke, the benching of Travis Konecny & Patrik Laine, the issues plaguing the Nashville Predators, the challenge that teams will deal with when trying to make trades this year, and he explains why he can't be overly critical of the performance of players this year. The guys also deep dive on how Hextall and Burke will re-position the Pittsburgh Penguins (3:00) and why the benching of Patrik Laine was a risky move by John Tortorella (12:00). At the end of the episode, they chat about the Maple Leafs, the Panthers, the Rangers and look ahead to the two games in Lake Tahoe.
Guests: Nick Foligno & Tom Gulitti; McDavid's quest for 100 pts, Laine's CBJ debut, Habs depth, Tony DeAngelo, Sens issues
Dan and Shawn are joined by Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno (45:00). Nick talked about the Blue Jackets acquiring Patrik Laine, the John Tortorella disclaimer, Alexander Texier's sweet shootout goal, the winning culture that's been built in Columbus and gives his opinion on whether or not Connor McDavid can score 100 pts in the shortened season. The guys are also joined by NHL.com's Tom Gulitti (2:00). Tom, Dan and Shawn discuss the Canadiens depth, the Tony DeAngelo situation, the makeup of the Capitals, the issues plaguing the Senators, the compete level of the Blackhawks and debate whether a player will score 100 pts or 50 goals during this shortened season. It's a jam packed episode!!!
Guest: Lindy Ruff; Dubois/Laine deal, surprise teams, Leafs maturing, NYR & Oilers struggles
Dan and Shawn are joined by New Jersey Devils head coach Lindy Ruff (19:00). Ruff talks about his team's good start, development of Jack Hughes, what he likes out of PK Subban's game, Ty Smith's emergence, Corey Crawford's surprise retirement, coaching younger players & adapting to the divisional schedule. At the start of the episode (2:00), the guys talk about the Dubois/Laine trade, the Maple Leafs showing signs of maturing, the Oilers poor goaltending and the Canucks shaky start. They close the episode discussing the struggles of Alexis Lafreniere and the reasons for his lack of production (45:00). They also debate the sustainability of the LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks and talk about the wagons that the Avs and Golden Knights are.
Guests: Mike Maniscalco & Dominic Moore; Canes on pause, Jack Hughes, Bruins scoring drought, player tracking, coaching creativity
Dan and Shawn are joined by the voice of the Carolina Hurricanes Mike Maniscalco (12:00). Mike explains why the Canes are well equipped to handle their Covid pause and talks about becoming the new television play-by-play voice of the team, his health scare last year, and why he thinks the team is poised for a big run in 2021. They also welcome in former player and current analyst for NBC Dominic Moore (49:00). Dominic talks about the early season storylines, why he chose to work for NBC, the benefits and drawbacks of analytics and the growth that McDavid and Matthews need to exhibit.