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Episode 104: Possible free agent signings for the Seattle Kraken
Discussion on possible free agent signings for the Seattle Kraken. The Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid reaching 100 points in 53 games or fewer. Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner being right about the NHL’s covid-19 restrictions. The New York Rangers vs the NHL. NHL head coaches parting ways with their teams at the end of the regular season. Quinton Byfield making his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings, & starting rookie players in better roles from the start so they can succeed. The possibility of a real rivalry between Florida & Tampa Bay, & the Lightning’s top defender situation. Alain Vigneault & the current state of the Philadelphia Flyers. Question of the week: Does Edmonton Oilers coach Dave Tippett survive the entirety of next season, & could you find a better replacement that isn’t John Tortorella?
Recorded 9 May 2021
Episode 103: Positional players we’d like to see playing goalie in a game
Discussion on which positional player we’d like to see playing goalie in a game. Chicago Blackhawks Andrew Shaw retiring due to health issues, & the implications of that for others of similar status in the NHL. The Vancouver Canucks after their team-wide covid-19 outbreak, & how that may affect them next season. The Seattle Kraken & Seattle’s Dick’s Drive-In’s Kraken-themed hockey jersey. NHLers not seeing their names on the Stanley Cup unless they go to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The use of iPads on the benches during NHL games. Question of the week: Now that the Seattle Kraken are a real team, who do you think their first free agent signing might be?
Recorded 2 May 2021
Episode 102: Actors we would use to cast an NHL franchise
Discussion about actors we would use to cast an NHL franchise. The goofy game schedules in the NHL’s North Division. The similarity of the New York Islanders & the Vegas Golden Knights. The strain on NHLers due to uncertain schedules and covid protocols. The questionable interpretations of the NHL rules by on-ice officials. The San Jose Sharks’ Patrick Marleau breaking Gordie Howe’s all-time NHL games played record, & if he can break the NHL record for consecutive games played. Question of the week: With no emergency back up goalie (EBUG) being available due to covid, which player currently from an NHL roster would you love to see forced into playing as a goalie?
Recorded 25 April 2021
Episode 101: NHL teams with the best &/or worst social media presence
Discussion about the NHL teams with the best &/or worst social media presence. The Vancouver Canucks coming back to play from widespread covid-19 issues. The Buffalo Sabres having fun, while being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Patrick Marleau breaking Gordie Howe’s record of most NHL games played, & how the San Jose Sharks have been run for the past decade or so. The state of the NHL regular season schedule. Question of the week: Using actors, cast roles for an NHL franchise.
Recorded 18 April 2021
Episode 100: Unexpected players possibly being exposed in the expansion draft
Discussion on unexpected players possibly being exposed in the Seattle Kraken expansion draft. Teams up against the salary cap ceiling who have a number of players currently on the LTIR. GMs overpaying for veteran players in trades. Canadian media supporting Canadian-based NHL teams, while there are Canadian players on US-based teams. Speculation that hockey players play the part that they are given in a lineup, rather than playing to the best of their ability regardless of the part they have been given in a lineup. Whether Seattle Kraken GM builds a team from the expansion draft before or after hiring a coach. And then awkward silences ensue... Question of the week: Which NHL team would you consider has the best &/or worst social media presence?
Recorded 11 April 2021
Episode 99: People we would hire in the NHL for a job at our company
Discussion about the people we would hire in the NHL for a job at our company. The Nashville Predators trading for more defense when they have plenty of defenders. The Montreal Canadiens trading for Eric Staal. Who voodoo cursed the Buffalo Sabres? The NWHL Boston Pride won the Isobel Cup. The firing of referee Tim Peel, & enforcing the NHL rulebook. Question of the week: With the salary cap staying flat, & with many teams at or near the cap ceiling, which unexpected player(s) could be exposed in the expansion draft?
Recorded 29 March 2021