Join Dan Rosen and Shawn Roarke of @nhldotcom 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.
Guest: Brian Boucher; Playoffs preview, Rangers fire Quinn, Eichel's future
Dan Rosen and Shawn Roarke are joined by Brian Boucher to preview the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He talks about how the Maple Leafs, Hurricanes and Panthers will handle their goalies when the playoffs start, the late season questions and health concerns surrounding the Lightning, the chances of the Minnesota Wild springing a first round upset, the collision course that the Avs and Vegas are on and the concerns he has with the Washington Capitals. Boucher wonders if the Toronto Maple Leafs can be considered a Cup favorite and explains why Connor McDavid and the Oilers won't win the Stanley Cup this year. He also talks about what Carter Hart can do to regain his confidence, the Rangers firing David Quinn and how the Sabres should handle Jack Eichel in the offseason.
Guest: Craig Berube; Rangers shakeup, Blues push, McDavid's run
Dan and Shawn are joined by Craig Berube to talk about the Blues playoff push, Ryan O'Reilly's importance, Binnington's feisty nature, the West division and what the NHL playoffs may look like this year (26.00). Before chatting with Berube, the guys talk about the Rangers firing their front office and brining in Chris Drury. Was the move justified? And how much patience is needed during a rebuild? Plus, they touch on Connor McDavid's quest for 100 pts. They also chat about TJ Oshie's hat trick and Michael Houser's awesome story and NHL debut.
Guest: John Hynes; Vegas & Avs, McDavid's pace, Preds & Stars, NYR pushing, Playoff races
Dan and Shawn are joined by John Hynes (20:50) to talk about the Nashville Predators as they try to push for the playoffs, the keys to their turnaround and Juuse Saros raising his level of play. Hynes also discusses how his team matches up against the Dallas Stars, how coaches try to slow down Connor McDavid and how he would prefer to manage goalies come playoff time. The guys start the episode talking about the Vegas Golden Knights and their goalie situation as they head into the playoffs and chat about the Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets and the Montreal Canadiens. After Hynes (40:00), the guys talk about the Central and East Divisions, looking at the Dallas Stars, the New York Rangers, the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders. Will the Rangers push their way into the playoffs? And how will the Central Division end up looking? Plus, thoughts on the new TNT television deal and Ryan Miller's retirement announcement.
Guest: Shane Doan; Playoff races, Stars surging, Calder debate, Leafs slumping
Dan and Shawn are joined by Shane Doan (16:00). Doan is the Arizona Coyotes Chief Hockey Development Officer and was recently named Assistant GM for Team Canada. He talks about the state of the Coyotes as they fight for a playoff position and compares Conor Garland to a former Hart Trophy winner. He chats about the skill of Mark Stone and gives Auston Matthews some major props. He also discusses his new position with Team Canada, working with Roberto Luongo and explains why it's always an honor to suit up for Team Canada. Before Doan, Dan and Shawn discuss the Dallas Stars winning streak, the Calder Trophy race, and just how good the Vegas Golden Knights are. They wrap up the episode by breaking down the East Division playoff race, the recent struggles of the Toronto Maple Leafs and share some news & notes coming out of the GM Meetings.
Trade Deadline Wrap-Up
Dan and Shawn react to all the moves made at the Trade Deadline. They break down the Capitals/Red Wings trade, discuss what Taylor Hall will bring to the Bruins and how the Penguins can be helped by Jeff Carter. Who are the deadline winners and losers? And what are the most impactful under the radar moves? The guys cover every angle of the Trade Deadline and look ahead to how all the moves may pan out down the stretch run of the regular season and in the playoffs.
Guest: Mike Zeisberger; Islanders/Devils deal, trade deadline speculation
Dan and Shawn are joined by Mike Zeisberger to talk about the Islanders/Devils deal and all the speculation surrounding the trade deadline. What's the market for Taylor Hall? Should the Bruins be all-in with this team? What should the Blues do? What's the goalie market look like? Are the Habs buyers or sellers? Who will the Penguins target? What players would be good fits for playoff contenders? What does Kyle Dubas have up his sleeve? All these questions & more are discussed in-depth as the NHL moves toward Monday's trade deadline.