ESPN's Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan talk all things NHL and hockey culture with the biggest names in the game, ESPN's stable of experts and puckheads of all walks of life.
John Buccigross, Top Stories
Emily and Greg wrap up the 2019-20 Season by discussing the most important stories in Hockey. Taylor Hall shocks everyone and signs with the Buffalo Sabres (5:56). ESPN's John Buccigross talks about the retirement of Mike 'Doc' Emrick (14:32). Plus, this year we learned about the new name of the NHL's newest franchise... the Seattle Kraken (35:15).
Thank you to all who listened this season!
Kevyn Adams, Meghan Duggan & Cammi Granato
Emily & Greg begin the episode by reacting to a very exciting and unique NHL Free Agency period (2:20). Buffalo Sabres GM Kevyn Adams, who had arguably the biggest catch in Taylor Hall, talks about the beginning of a new era in Buffalo (11:40). That serves as a natural transition into the winners and losers of Free Agency (26:53). A pair of hockey greats, Meghan Duggan and Cammi Granato, join the show to talk about their legendary careers on and off the ice, and efforts to grow the game (39:40). During Puck Headlines, we address a major change in leadership, at the top of the NWHL (56:50).
Jon Cooper, P.K. Subban
Our so-called hosts recap Day 1 of the NHL Draft, which certainly had a different feel to it this year (4:30). Tampa Bay Head Coach Jon Cooper talks about his Stanley Cup Champion team, and why the Celebration was unique, but special (17:41). We then look ahead to NHL Free Agency, and recap a few trades that have already taken place (38:18). P.K. Subban talks about his new partnership with Adidas, and how he hopes Hockey can become a more inclusive sport (49:21).
Lightning Strike Twice, NHL Bubble Recap
The Lightning are your 2020 Stanley Cup Champions! Emily recaps the unique celebration from Edmonton (3:30). We address Conn Smythe voting during our Reader Mail segment (27:20), and then determine who (or what) were the winners and losers of the NHL Bubble (36:20). We of course give you another uplifting Phil Kessel Loves Hot Dogs (41:18), and look ahead to some off-season story-lines during Puck Headlines (44:33). And we thank YOU, our faithful listeners, for following us throughout this very unprecedented season.
Ryan Kesler, Frank Provenzano
Steven Stamkos made a very efficient return to the Lightning lineup in Game 3. Emily talks about what it was like to see the immediate impact made by the Captain on Wednesday night (3:17). NHL Veteran Ryan Kesler joins the program to talk about his participation in the TSN Feature “The Problem of Pain,” and his experience with Pain-killers (15:54). Former NHL Executive Frank Provenzano talks about the uncertainty of the upcoming NHL off-season, as well as his work with former coaches (41:07). Plus, we recap Gary Bettman’s ‘State of the NHL’ Press Conference, and more, during Puck Headlines
Linda Cohn, Jon Taffer
Emily is finally inside the NHL Bubble in Edmonton, and reflects on seeing her first live hockey in 6 months! ESPN In The Crease Host Linda Cohn joins the show to help us recap the Conference Finals, and look ahead to the Stanley Cup Final Match-up (3:45). Plus, the ‘Puck over the glass’ rule has been called in a few significant moments throughout the playoffs… Will the NHL revisit this infraction (33:20)? TV Personality and Entrepreneur Jon Taffer joined the program to talk about his love of Hockey, and his new NHL show, ‘Pregaming’ (41:42).