Smart hockey talk for the informed fan, Off The Post is produced by Postmedia and hosted by Paul Chapman.
Strength, size key traits for NHL teams heading into free agency
Mike Traikos and Paul Chapman get into all the happenings at the NHL draft, look ahead to free agency and offer up takeaways from the Stanley Cup Final.
They pick the teams projected be the biggest players in free agency and which Canadian teams have the best chance to emulate the St. Louis Blues next season.
Mike even answers which group should have more hope, Oilers fans or Senators fans.
Leafs' Stanley Cup window could be closing
Mike Traikos joins Paul Chapman to discuss the Leafs exit from the playoffs and what is the team missing. While Mike thinks the team needs to get bigger and nastier, salary cap issues leaves few options for a fix.
They also look at the Flames and Jets and ponder what they need to do to move forward in the playoffs. Fans of all three teams are still rueing the missed opportunity of moving on in a season where most of the major hurdles in front of them have been removed.
NHL Playoffs a player hater's ball
Postmedia’s national hockey writer Mike Traikos joins Paul Chapman to talk about the wild start to the NHL Playoffs.
Why are the Leafs leading the Bruins after lagging behind them all season? Why is there so much hate in the playoffs from Kadri to Ovechkin to Kane? It’s been nasty and violent and fans love it.
Underdog Leafs should be favourite to beat the Bruins
Mike Traikos breaks down the 2019 playoff matchups. Would it be considered an upset if the Leafs were to beat the Bruins? Which Canadian team has the best shot to go the distance?
They also talk about home ice advantage and the New York Islanders, who were considered to have the worst arena in the NHL a few short years ago, being back in their old barn with rabid fans and perhaps the best atmosphere in the NHL.
Leafs, Jets, Flames? Which Canadian team has the best shot at a Cup
Mike Traikos joins Paul Chapman to talk about the state of the NHL headed into the playoffs.
Mike looks at the possibilities the Leafs could go on a big playoff run and reports that the city of Toronto is more excited about the Raptors headed into the playoffs than the stuttering Leafs.
Something stinks in Toronto
Mike Traikos joins Paul Chapman talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs chances for a Stanley Cup run this season.
Mike says, something’s not right. Goaltending, defence and overall team chemistry are concerns for the Leafs, so much so he believes the Montreal Canadiens have a better shot at the Stanley Cup this season due to the dominance of goaltender Carey Price.
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A great listen for current events in the world of hockey and critique of opinions in sports media.
Interesting despite the mediocre audio
Interesting podcast but the audio is mediocre at best. Most of the time, guests participate in the podcast by phone which may explain partly the bad audio. However, the sound is terrible even when they are in studio.
You should listen
Always look forward to a new episode. Lots of interesting perspectives by John and his guests in this weekly analysis on the latest in the world of hockey, inside and outside the NHL.