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The NHL on NBC crew reacts to the latest news, debates the hottest topics, and tells the best stories from their playing days. Plus - extended interviews with key figures from around the league.

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The NHL on NBC crew reacts to the latest news, debates the hottest topics, and tells the best stories from their playing days. Plus - extended interviews with key figures from around the league.

    E24: Gary Bettman gives update on NHL's potential return, call w/ President Trump, and more

    E24: Gary Bettman gives update on NHL's potential return, call w/ President Trump, and more

    In this episode, Liam McHugh, Brian Boucher, and Patrick Sharp react to Gary Bettman's interview with Mike Tirico from Tuesday afternoon. Bettman addressed the conference call he and other sports commissioners had over the weekend with President Trump, and also said "nothing has been ruled out" regarding a possible return to action. Plus, Bouch and Sharpie remember playing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time.

    0:40-3:25 Bouch and Sharpie give their first playoff memory

    3:25-14:40 Mike Tirico interviews Gary Bettman

    14:40-17:20 Most fair way to build 16-team playoff right now?

    18:00-24:50 For or against playoff games at a neutral site?

    • 29 min
    E23: Bauer exec. Mary-Kay Messier on COVID-19 efforts

    E23: Bauer exec. Mary-Kay Messier on COVID-19 efforts

    Liam McHugh, Patrick Sharp, and Keith Jones are joined by special guest Mary-Kay Messier, VP of Global Marketing at Bauer Hockey. Messier describes how the company has quickly pivoted from making hockey helmet visors, to creating medical face shields that will soon be implemented in hospitals across North America to combat the spread of COVID-19. Plus, Sharpie's experience playing a shortened NHL season, and a debate about which teams have the best rosters in the league right now.




    0:00-14:00 Interview with Bauer's Mary-Kay Messier

    14:00-19:30 Mixed opinions on resuming play w/ reg. ssn or playoffs

    19:30-20:30 Sharpie remembers playing in the shortened 2012-13 season

    22:15-24:15 The guys debate which 4 teams have the best rosters in the NHL

    • 25 min
    E22: Our Line Starts returns; special guest John Forslund tells his quarantine story

    E22: Our Line Starts returns; special guest John Forslund tells his quarantine story

    The Our Line Starts crew returns to action, with Kathryn Tappen, Brian Boucher, and Eddie Olczyk dialing in from across the country to chat hockey - and life - during the NHL's hiatus. NBC & Carolina Hurricanes announcer John Forslund joins the show to explain how he ended up in quarantine for two weeks, and what he did in his basement to pass the time. The gang also debates who should take home MVP if the regular season were to end at this point.

    Start-6:00 Intros & life updates

    6:00-11:50 John Forslund describes his 2 week quarantine 

    11:50-19:05 When might we see hockey return?

    19:05- 22:45 Who should win MVP if season ended today?

    22:45-25:00 Has Henrik Lundqvist played his last game as a Ranger?

    25:00-end Sign off

    • 26 min
    E21: Victor Hedman interview; Handicapping the Metro; Avs doomed without MacKinnon?

    E21: Victor Hedman interview; Handicapping the Metro; Avs doomed without MacKinnon?

    Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp and Anson Carter debate if the Flyers will win the Metro and discuss if Nathan MacKinnon's injury is going to be too much for the Avs to battle through. Anson explains why the Rangers have hope for the playoffs as long as they have Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin. Sharpy and Ace detail how playing in empty buildings due to the coronavirus would impact players. Plus, Pierre McGuire sits down with Victor Hedman.

    0:00-5:04 Intros, reactions to all-female broadcast

    5:04-11:04 Who will win the Metro Division?

    11:04-14:27 Can Avalanche overcome MacKinnon's injury?

    14:27-17:57 Zibanejad, Panarin give Rangers hope for playoffs

    17:57-23:40 How coronavirus is affecting the NHL

    23:40-43:45 Pierre interviews Lightning's Victor Hedman

    43:45-End Playoff race in Atlantic heating up

    • 47 min
    E20: Stan Bowman interview; Hart Trophy is Draisaitl's to lose; Can Penguins get on track?

    E20: Stan Bowman interview; Hart Trophy is Draisaitl's to lose; Can Penguins get on track?

    Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, and Eddie Olczyk discuss Leon Draisaitl's incredible run and debate whether he is the MVP front-runner. Eddie O explains why he's so high on the Golden Knights after their deadline moves. Liam, Jonesy and Edzo dive into the NHL's decision to keep the EBUG, and go in depth on the proposed changes to the offside rule. Plus, Pierre McGuire has a wide-ranging conversation with Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman.

    0:00-1:32 Intros

    1:32-7:35 Draisaitl the MVP frontrunner

    7:35-14:34 Tampa, Vegas standing out after trade deadline

    14:34-25:40 Reaction to GMs meeting

    25:40-30:13 What's wrong with the Penguins?

    30:13-49:34 Pierre interviews Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman

    49:34-End Who will grab the Wild Card spots in the West?

    • 56 min
    E19: Trade deadline winners & losers; David Ayres' wild night in net; Mike Tirico & Al Michaels reflect on 'Miracle on Ice'

    E19: Trade deadline winners & losers; David Ayres' wild night in net; Mike Tirico & Al Michaels reflect on 'Miracle on Ice'

    Liam McHugh, Scott Hartnell and Mike Johnson react to one of the busiest NHL trade deadlines ever and reveal which teams they now feel dramatically different about. Will Ilya Kovalchuk fit well in Washington? Were the Lightning smart to go all in? Which teams should have done more? The crew also takes a look back at David Ayres' thrilling night and discusses the future of the EBUG. Plus, Mike Tirico sits down with Al Michaels to reflect on the "Miracle on Ice."

    0:00-1:25 Intros

    1:25-6:00 Initial deadline reactions

    6:00-16:00 Deadline winners/losers

    16:00-24:15 David Ayres' surreal night

    24:15-48:40 Mike Tirico, Al Michaels reflect on "Miracle on Ice"

    48:40-end Liam, Mike, Scott tell their Lake Placid stories

    • 51 min

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