9 episodes

Breaking news, notes, and rumors from around the NHL. Cold Stove features NRD (@NHLRumorsDaily) and Brett Merriman (@Shmerriman) digging into the biggest headlines around the league while providing a few of their own.

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Breaking news, notes, and rumors from around the NHL. Cold Stove features NRD (@NHLRumorsDaily) and Brett Merriman (@Shmerriman) digging into the biggest headlines around the league while providing a few of their own.

    Les Habitants a Recommencé

    Les Habitants a Recommencé

    Fresh off American Thanksgiving week, the Montreal Canadiens cleaned house and are charting a new course with new EVP of Hockey Ops, Jeff Gorton. NRD and Brett Merriman are here to break down where Habs go from here and get you up-to-date on the latest rumors from around the NHL. Cold Stove gives you the news and speculation you need this week in hockey. 

    (1:26) The Canadiens make major changes 

    (20:20) Jake DeBrusk has formally requested a trade 

    (31:58) Chuck Fletcher needs help ASAP in Philly

    (41:20) Two-time Stanley Cup Champ Matt Murray is now a Belleville Senator (AHL) 

    (48:55) What does COVID mean for the Olympics? 

    (1:01:30) NHL Whiparound: Evander Kane, Pending-UFA Defensemen, Swedish Olympic Team 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    How Many Excuses Are Too Many?

    How Many Excuses Are Too Many?

    Happy Thanksgiving week to our American listeners! The Islanders are struggling - road trip and COVID and all, but how many excuses can a team make before they punt on a season? NRD and Brett Merriman are here to break down their situation and get in the weeds on the latest rumors and speculation. Cold Stove gives you the news and notes you need to hear from around the NHL. 

    (1:49) Choose your dumpster fire: New York Islanders, Vancouver Canucks, or the Omaha Lancers

    (15:40) Vancouver nightmare continues

    (18:41) The USHL's Omaha Lancers are in an ownership meltdown

    (26:11) Calgary stock WAY up 

    (31:16) NRD's corner - trade rumors for the Rangers, Vancouver, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia 👀

    (42:18) Where are we at in the league? Devils jerseys, prospect watch, and contract extensions 

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    • 55 min
    Dumpster Fires Everywhere

    Dumpster Fires Everywhere

    Just over a month into the NHL season and we're starting to figure out who's for real and who needs some help (or are we??). NRD and Brett Merriman are back to break down situations on the west coast and what speculation is floating around the league. Cold Stove gives you the latest news, notes, and rumors being thrown around in the NHL. 

    (4:00) With Bob Murray out, where are we at in Anaheim? 

    (12:26) The dumpster fire that is the Vancouver Canucks 

    (24:31) Sammy Blais is out for the season and does that open the door for Tarasenko to NYR? 

    (32:20) The goaltending market may be the most interesting thing to watch as the season progresses 

    (43:17) Dallas is at the players-only-meeting portion of there season, what happens there? 

    (46:53) The newest hockey Hall of Famers

    (51:28) Whip-around coverage of the league - Islanders, Toronto's dress code, NHL All Star Game in Vegas, & COVID's impact on the Olympics

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Deeeeep Breath, Everybody

    Deeeeep Breath, Everybody

    On the heels of one of the biggest trades and the most damning story in NHL history, NRD and Brett Merriman are back to parse through the fallout and set the stage for what will happen moving forward. We break down the week's news, notes, and latest speculation from around the league on Cold Stove. Here's what we have today: 

    (0:00) Cold open because Brett got robbed 

    (2:00) Jack Eichel fallout and other things we've heard. Calgary isn't thrilled...

    (14:01) Rangers and their future with Kravtsov

    (23:33) The Blackhawks fired their coach. Other coaches are on the hot seat as well. 

    (35:00) Latest on the NHL's role in the Kyle Beach story 

    (50:00) Whiparound coverage 

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Emergency Pod: Jack Eichel To Vegas

    Emergency Pod: Jack Eichel To Vegas

    Jack Eichel is officially a Vegas Golden Knight. NRD and Brett break down everything involved with the middle-of-the-night trade between Buffalo and Vegas. 

    • 23 min
    "Different Context, Different Facts"

    "Different Context, Different Facts"

    One of the more appalling and jaw-dropping weeks in NHL history as Kyle Beach speaks out, the Blackhawks make changes, and Gary Bettman tries to make it all go away. NRD and Brett Merriman break down the week's news, notes, and latest speculation from around the league on The Cold Stove. Here's what we have this week: 

    (1:17) Reactions to the week that has turned the hockey world upside down 

    (28:35) Jack Eichel latest. Hot & cold talk 

    (38:17) Joonas Korpisalo to the Sabres? 

    (47:08) The Islanders blue line 

    (50:00) Oilers goalies and who else is on the block. Hint: Dylan Strome

    (54:44) NHL Whiparound. Caufield to Laval, Morgan Rielly and Adam Fox are heavier in the pocket, and are the Hurricanes the team to beat this year? 

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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128 Ratings

128 Ratings

donnybrasco31 ,

Can’t get enough

I need this content. Fantastic!!

Chrispy515 ,

Krak Head

As a Seattleite who doesn’t know too much about the game but is becoming a big fan now that the Kraken are released, this podcast is approachable for both the longtime and new fans to the sport. Brett and NRD have great chemistry and lay it out there like it is.

FrankTheTank18 ,

Great Podcast!

I’m an absolute fan of N.R.D. from Twitter. He’s my go to source for my hockey insider news. I have definitely recommended this to my friends. Great podcast! Keep up the great work. Go Rangers!

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