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The Athletic's flagship hockey podcast features hosts Ian Mendes, Craig Custance, Hailey Salvian, Sean Gentille, Sean McIndoe, CBC's Rob Pizzo, Jesse Granger, Sara Civian, Max Bultman, and Corey Pronman, as well as The Athletic's great NHL writers, delivering previews of the week's best matchups, interviews with league insiders, analytics, prospect updates, betting picks, and much more, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, plus select Fridays throughout the season.

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The Athletic's flagship hockey podcast features hosts Ian Mendes, Craig Custance, Hailey Salvian, Sean Gentille, Sean McIndoe, CBC's Rob Pizzo, Jesse Granger, Sara Civian, Max Bultman, and Corey Pronman, as well as The Athletic's great NHL writers, delivering previews of the week's best matchups, interviews with league insiders, analytics, prospect updates, betting picks, and much more, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, plus select Fridays throughout the season.

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    What If: Undoing trade deals in NHL history

    What If: Undoing trade deals in NHL history

    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, Ian Mendes and Sean McIndoe spend the next hour discussing deals in NHL history, dig into undoing some trades, talk some deals that ALMOST happened, and maybe anger a few fanbases along the way. Why not, it's the holidays. 
    Is there a trade you would undo? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459!
    The deal of the year is on NOW through 11/29 @ midnight, get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month: theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    • 1 hr 5 min
    NHLPA asks for strict protocols in Vegas for all-star weekend ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Stanley Cup contender NY Islanders nightmare season continues and who will be the next NHL coach to lose his job?

    NHLPA asks for strict protocols in Vegas for all-star weekend ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Stanley Cup contender NY Islanders nightmare season continues and who will be the next NHL coach to lose his job?

    On the Wednesday roundtable with Rob Pizzo of CBC Sports and Jesse Granger and Sara Civian from the Athletic, we discuss the NHL players Associations desire to tighten COVID-19 protocols in Vegas during all-star weekend, ahead of many of the all-star players then moving on to Beijing to compete in the Winter Olympics. Our panel also discusses the Islanders struggles on the ice and in the medical room, plus the unstoppable Carolina Hurricanes, and if Connor McDavid can begin another lengthy point streak, with his 17 game streak being snapped Monday night vs Dallas.
    Dom Luszczyszyn - our analytics expert at the Athletic stops by to discuss NHL third jerseys, gambling and his awesome 'What If' column, answering hypothetical things that will never happen in the NHL.
    This week in our twitter segment, we offer our analysis on Team USA and Team Canada's Olympic jerseys and who we think the next head coach will be to lose his job, in the NHL.

    • 52 min
    Thanksgiving NHL standings a benchmark for playoff position. Tristan Jarry leads the Pittsburgh Penguins and can Jack Campbell make the Olympic team for team USA?

    Thanksgiving NHL standings a benchmark for playoff position. Tristan Jarry leads the Pittsburgh Penguins and can Jack Campbell make the Olympic team for team USA?

    With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Sean and guest co-host Max Bultman take a look at the NHL standings. 80 percent of teams that are in playoff spots on Thanksgiving, end up making the playoffs. Sean and Max take a look at what teams currently in playoff spots will falter and make way for three teams currently out of the playoff picture. The boys discuss the merits of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, Anaheim Ducks, NY Rangers, NY Islanders Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers as they all vie for playoff position. 
    Josh Yohe, the Penguins beat writer for the Athletic joins Gentille and Bultman to provide an update on the Pens who went 3-0 in Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg, led by Tristan Jarry who gave up 1 goal in 9 periods. Plus, the guys touch on the Pens unsung heroes led by Teddy Blueger, Danton Heinen and Brock McGinn and the latest on the Penguins sale to Fenway sports group.
    In Two cents, Max and Sean wonder if Jack Campbell can make the US Olympic team as the third netminder, and if Quebec City really is in line for a relocated franchise as the premiere of the province recently intimated, or is he just looking for votes in the next election?

    • 59 min
    Calgary Flames catch fire, talking New York Islanders and New York Rangers with Arthur Staple, a brand new Hailbag, Multiple Choice Madness, and much more

    Calgary Flames catch fire, talking New York Islanders and New York Rangers with Arthur Staple, a brand new Hailbag, Multiple Choice Madness, and much more

    First, Ian and Hailey talk about the red-hot start to the season for the Calgary Flames, featuring 7 shutouts over their first nineteen games, the Arizona Coyotes reeling off 3 wins since the inception of the “Will The Coyotes Win This Week?” segment, the Seattle Kraken playing like an expansion team, and more.

    Then, The Athletic’s own Arthur Staple joins the show to discuss the state of the New York Islanders, including opening their new home at Belmont Park, UBS Arena, with back-to-back losses, Ryan Pulock’s broken foot, and the increasing list of players being put on COVID-19 protocol, as well as the start to the season for the New York Rangers, the play of Alexis Lafrenière and Kaapo Kakko, potential trade targets, and more.

    Plus, Ian and Hailey open up the Hailbag and answer listener questions about what Canadians do on American Thanksgiving, which NHL team off to a good start do they still not trust, and what do they pay attention to while watching a hockey game.

    To close things out, they run through a series of Multiple Choice Madness questions including thoughts on Rick Bowness’ decision to scratch Riley Tufte in his first game back in Minnesota last week, and which surprise individual story is the best to start this season so far.

    And, starting today at 5:00pm ET through midnight on the 29th, you can get The Athletic’s best deal of the year: $1 a month for 12 months when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Jonathan Bates, former Vancouver Canucks college scout, joins the show, breaking down Corey’s “NHL prospects I was wrong about” piece, international prospect tournaments recap, and more

    Jonathan Bates, former Vancouver Canucks college scout, joins the show, breaking down Corey’s “NHL prospects I was wrong about” piece, international prospect tournaments recap, and more

    First, Max and Corey are joined by former Vancouver Canucks college free agent scout, and cohost of The Elev802 Podcast, Jonathan Bates, to discuss the value of college free agent scouting within an organization, how his job differed from the work of the pro and amateur scouts, big wins recruiting the likes of Troy Stecher and Chris Tanev, ones that got away, like Tyler Bozak, Kevan Miller, and Neal Pionk, and much more.

    Then, Corey talks about some recent international prospect tournaments and gives his thoughts on the players that stood out, and the guys break down some of the players included in Corey’s annual “NHL prospects I was wrong about” piece, including Alex Turcotte, Shane Pinto, Moritz Seider, and Jonathan Dahlen.

    Plus, the guys quickly highlight the play of Columbus Blue Jackets rookie center Cole Sillinger, and discuss the arrival of St. Louis Blues defensive prospect Scott Perunovich.

    And, don’t forget, you can sign up for an annual subscription to The Athletic for just $3.99 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Trevor Zegras gets misconduct penalty for OT celebration, the Pittsburgh Penguins getting sold, New York Islanders finish 13-game road trip, and more

    Trevor Zegras gets misconduct penalty for OT celebration, the Pittsburgh Penguins getting sold, New York Islanders finish 13-game road trip, and more

    Ian Mendes and guest co-host Julian McKenzie kick off the episode discussing Anaheim Duck's forward Trevor Zegras being assessed a game misconduct penalty for his OT goal celebration on Tuesday night. What should be the line for unsportsmanlike conduct for cellies? Also, as it looks like the Pittsburgh Penguins are being sold to Fenway Group, other ideas for weird sport ownership crossovers. Then, the guys head down an arena name rabbit hole as they discuss the home of the Los Angeles Kings changing from Staples Center to Crypto.com Arena, and the Islanders wrapping up a massive 13-game road trip to return to their new home of UBS Arena.
    To wrap it all up, in Granger Things, Jesse Granger brings the numbers highlighting the Anaheim Ducks in the betting world and the team's surprising success so far, and the crew try to guess which member of the Ducks has the best chance to win an award at the end of the season.
    Have a question or comment for the show? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com, or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459!

    • 1 hr 2 min

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