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Puck Pursuit is theScore’s podcast dedicated to hockey. John Matisz hosts illuminating interviews with individuals who made a lasting impact on hockey; people navigating the sport today; and those prepared to shape its future. Guests include players, coaches, instructors, executives, journalists, and more. Each episode features a meaningful conversation fans simply can’t miss.

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    • 4.3, 34 Ratings

Puck Pursuit is theScore’s podcast dedicated to hockey. John Matisz hosts illuminating interviews with individuals who made a lasting impact on hockey; people navigating the sport today; and those prepared to shape its future. Guests include players, coaches, instructors, executives, journalists, and more. Each episode features a meaningful conversation fans simply can’t miss.

    Psychologist and professor Bill Hanson

    Psychologist and professor Bill Hanson

    Bill Hanson, registered psychologist and professor at Concordia University of Edmonton, joins the show to discuss a variety of postseason-related topics, including:
    - Potential mental health challenges within NHL bubbles
    - Psychological effects of playing in empty arenas
    - Importance of sleep to physical and mental health
    - What it really means to be "mentally tough"
    ... and more

    • 47 min
    The Hockey News senior writer Matt Larkin

    The Hockey News senior writer Matt Larkin

    Matt Larkin, senior writer for The Hockey News, joins the show to discuss a variety of postseason-related topics, including:
    - Dress code in bubble, type of hockey to expect
    - Oilers heavily favored, but don't count out Hawks?
    - Will Jets-Flames turn into a throwback series?
    - Why the Canucks shouldn't take the Wild lightly
    - Predators-Coyotes could be defensive showdown
    ... and more

    • 46 min
    Sportsnet NHL writer Luke Fox

    Sportsnet NHL writer Luke Fox

    Luke Fox, NHL writer for Sportsnet, joins the show to discuss a variety of postseason-related topics, including:
    - Thoughts and observations on Phase 3 of NHL plan
    - Who wins battle of playing styles in TOR vs. CBJ?
    - Why the Rangers could be a dark horse in restart
    - Storylines to watch from East round robin games
    ... and more

    • 42 min
    Former NHLer and author Ken Dryden

    Former NHLer and author Ken Dryden

    Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Ken Dryden - who's also an author, a lawyer, and, formerly, a politician - joins the show to discuss a variety of topics, including:
    - Ken's thoughts on COVID-19, NHL's return-to-play plan
    - Why Scotty Bowman has lived a hockey life like no other
    - Getting into Bowman's mind for his 2019 book, "Scotty"
    - Breaking down the case for penalizing all hits to the head
    - Reaction to his thought-provoking book, "Game Change"
    ... and more

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Former NHLer Dave Bolland

    Former NHLer Dave Bolland

    Dave Bolland, a former NHL forward who won two Stanley Cups with the Chicago Blackhawks, joins the show to discuss a variety of topics, including:
    - What he's been up to since retiring last year
    - Mental toll of being on LTIR to end NHL career
    - Rivalry with the Sedin twins, Canucks fans
    - Former teammates Hossa, Byfuglien, Toews
    - Hanging out with A-list actor Vince Vaughn
    ... and more

    • 46 min
    Athletic prospects writer Scott Wheeler

    Athletic prospects writer Scott Wheeler

    Scott Wheeler, an NHL draft and prospects writer for The Athletic, joins the show to discuss a variety of draft-related topics, including:
    - The all-around brilliance of Ottawa 67's forward Marco Rossi
    - Why the Erie Otters' Jamie Drysdale is the draft's best D-man
    - The curious case of sharp-shooting Swede Noel Gunler 
    - Best skating, best hockey sense, best defending in class
    ... and more

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

jeffreybgoode ,

Perfect

I am pretty liberal with my 5 star ratings but this absolutely deserves it. Great content. It’s not Toronto centric. The audio is excellent. It’s also the right amount of time. Love this podcast

miah macg ,

Pod

Very disappointed

jezze7890 ,

Meah, nothing special. TO fan club...

Honesty there were a few ok podcasts but for the most part it leaves you a little on edge with some of their opinions/takes.
Also they are a closet TML fan club. Talk up all leafs deals and signings and talk down the rest of the Canadian teams. Gets old after about 4-5 episodes.

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