In the ScuttlePuck NHL Hockey Podcast, irreverent Hockey Outsiders Mike Bonn and Dale Hoard give their less than expert opinions on all things hockey. Whether it's the National Hockey League, the International Ice Hockey Federation, Canadian Hockey League, NCAA or Minor Hockey, we give our take, from a fan's perspective. We focus mainly on NHL events and discussions but if there is a good hockey story to be told, we're on it!
Episode Al MacInnis (340): Patrick Marleau Passes Gordie Howe.
Patrick Marleau passes Gordie Howe on the all time games played list and the guys say that makes him Hall of Fame material. The Canucks put off return to play thanks to JT Miller but where was the NHLPA?
Episode Sami Salo (339): TRADE DEADLINE! Maple Leafs Get Innovative. Bruins Get Taylor Hall.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were busy at the trade deadline despite their lack of cap space while the Bruins secured the biggest name by trading with Buffalo for Taylor Hall.
Episode Scott Arniel (338): Guest: Court Lalonde. Vancouver Canucks Shut Down Due to COVID. Are They Done?
The Vancouver Canucks have 20 players and staff positive for the Brazil variant of COVID-19. Can they complete their season? The Leafs power play has been in a slump - is it really this bad? Court Lalonde from Three Dads and A Console Podcast and son of past title player Bobby joins us to talk Bruins and tell stories of growing up in an NHL family.
Episode Clint Malarchuk (337): Tim Peel Unjustly Scapegoated by NHL.
Tim Peel got caught saying something a bit offside on his open mic and the NHL, in a ridiculous decision decides he should be done for the year. Where is the criticism from the media? The Oilers continue to struggle with the Leafs.
Episode Dale Tallon (336): TOTW is the Mysterious Minnesota Wild. How are they doing so well? Does the NHL Points System Need Fixing?
The Minnesota Wild are the team of the week and they are a fascinating squad. How are they so good? And they are good. The NHL points system awards 3 points some nights and 2 points others. Does it need fixing? Also, the DOPeS dole out another charging suspension for an obvious hit to the head. Is there more to this?
Episode Cooney Weiland (335): NHL Halfway Predictions Review. Draft Lottery Rules to Change.
Team of the Week - the hot New York Islanders. How are they doing it? Auston Matthews returns and picks up right where he left off, even if the Leafs have faltered. The NHL looks to be changing the draft lottery rules.