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The Athletic's flagship hockey podcast features hosts Ian Mendes, Craig Custance, Hailey Salvian, Sean Gentille, Sean McIndoe, CBC's Rob Pizzo, Jesse Granger, Sara Civian, Max Bultman, and Corey Pronman, as well as The Athletic's great NHL writers, delivering previews of the week's best matchups, interviews with league insiders, analytics, prospect updates, betting picks, and much more, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, plus select Fridays throughout the season.

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The Athletic's flagship hockey podcast features hosts Ian Mendes, Craig Custance, Hailey Salvian, Sean Gentille, Sean McIndoe, CBC's Rob Pizzo, Jesse Granger, Sara Civian, Max Bultman, and Corey Pronman, as well as The Athletic's great NHL writers, delivering previews of the week's best matchups, interviews with league insiders, analytics, prospect updates, betting picks, and much more, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, plus select Fridays throughout the season.

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    Corey’s latest 2022 NHL Mock Draft, who wins the Calder Trophy?, IIHF World Championship update, listener questions, and more

    Corey’s latest 2022 NHL Mock Draft, who wins the Calder Trophy?, IIHF World Championship update, listener questions, and more

    First, Max and Corey break down Corey’s latest 2022 NHL Mock Draft and discuss the Seattle Kraken’s likely choice between right-handed defensemen Simon Nemec and David Jiricek at No. 4, why Cutter Gauthier makes sense for the Columbus Blue Jackets at No. 6, and the intriguing possibility of Ivan Miroshnichenko going to the Tampa Bay Lightning at No. 25, as well as the play of some top prospects at the 2022 IIHF World Championship currently underway in Finland.

    Next, the guys give their thoughts on the recently announced Calder Trophy finalists, Michael Bunting, Moritz Seider, and Trevor Zegras, and discuss who should win the award, who will actually get it, and the notable names that could’ve been finalists themselves.

    Plus, to close things out, the guys open up the mailbag and answer listener questions about Kingston Frontenacs head coach Luca Caputi’s comments about presumptive No. 1 pick Shane Wright’s leadership abilities, how published draft boards change as the draft approaches, where would Luke Hughes rank if he were a available in the 2022 NHL Draft, the differences between Simon Nemec, David Jiricek, Juraj Slafkovsky, and Logan Cooley, Joakim Kemell’s shooting ability versus other top-ten picks, the percentage of NHL teams with Shane Wright ranked No. 1, the state of the Red Wings prospect pool, and what would have to happen for Matthew Savoie to fall to the Buffalo Sabres at No. 9.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Battle of Alberta starts with a bang and other observations from Round 2 of NHL Playoffs, potential coaches for the Golden Knights

    The Battle of Alberta starts with a bang and other observations from Round 2 of NHL Playoffs, potential coaches for the Golden Knights

    Ian and Sean discuss Game 1 of the Battle of Alberta on Wednesday night that was completely unhinged with fifteen goals scored. Is that game indicative of what we will get the rest of the series, or a one-off? Also, if the Rangers already in trouble in their series against the Hurricanes, and if the Blues have any chance against the Avalanche.
    Then in "Granger Things", Jesse Granger is back to discuss the Golden Knights' firing of coach Pete DeBoer and the potential candidates to replace him, and looks at some early scoring trends for Round 2. Then, Ian and Sean discuss the Panthers- Lightning series, and wrap up with a dive into the listener mailbag and "This Week in Hockey History".
    Have a question for Ian and Sean? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com or leave a VM @ (845) 445-8459!
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Tampa Bay & Colorado get the leg up in round two, The battle of Alberta and New York and Carolina begin Wednesday night

    Tampa Bay & Colorado get the leg up in round two, The battle of Alberta and New York and Carolina begin Wednesday night

    Rob, Sara and Jesse breakdown the Tampa Bay Lightning's game one win over the Florida Panthers, Nikita Kucherov's sick hands, and the Panthers struggles to fill the net as they did in the regular season.
    The roundtable discusses a huge game for Jordan Binnington in the Blues OT game one loss in Denver to the Avalanche, the coaching change in Vegas and the Maple Leafs plan to stay the course after yet another first round loss.

    Arthur Staple from the Garden Faithful podcast joins the roundtable to help preview the underdog New York Rangers led by Hart Trophy finalist Igor Shesterkin vs the Carolina Hurricanes who are the favorite in the series, but who have goaltending injuries to contend with.
    In our rapid fire segment, the roundtable offers their opinions on Sidney Crosby, Bruce Boudreau and Lane Lambert and Billy Guerin's vow to bring both Marc-Andre Fleury and Cam Talbot back to the Minnesota Wild for next season.
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    • 59 min
    Jake Oettinger a legitimate number one netminder, NY Islanders hire Lane Lambert and Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins & Washington Capitals find themselves at a crossroads

    Jake Oettinger a legitimate number one netminder, NY Islanders hire Lane Lambert and Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins & Washington Capitals find themselves at a crossroads

    The Tuesday boys praise the play of Dallas Stars goalie Jake Oettinger who has proven himself to be a number one goalie in the NHL and as an important piece for Team USA in future international play.
    The guys discuss the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals strategy with those franchises needing to make a decision on staying the course or beginning rebuilds. 
    Kevin Kurz from the Athletic joins to discuss the New York Islanders hiring Barry Trotz's top lieutenant Lane Lambert and what tricks Lou Lamoriello might have up his sleeve to improve the Islanders and Peter Deboer being fired in Vegas. 
    Craig and Sean stick tap the Selke Trophy finalists Elias Lindholm, Patrice Bergeron and Sasha Barkov and Dustin Brown who retires after 18 seasons and two Stanley Cups.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Colorado Avalanche-St. Louis Blues series preview

    Colorado Avalanche-St. Louis Blues series preview

    The Athletic’s Peter Baugh and Jeremy Rutherford, covering the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues respectively, preview the Avs-Blues second-round playoff series and take listener questions a few hours before puck drop in Game 1.

    Please note: this episode was recorded live on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

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    Game 7s galore on an incredible weekend of playoff hockey, James Mirtle on another Toronto Maple Leafs first round exit, Jeremy Rutherford previews St. Louis Blues-Colorado Avalanche, and much more

    Game 7s galore on an incredible weekend of playoff hockey, James Mirtle on another Toronto Maple Leafs first round exit, Jeremy Rutherford previews St. Louis Blues-Colorado Avalanche, and much more

    First, Ian and guest cohost Julian McKenzie talk about one of the best weekends of playoff hockey of all time, featuring five Game 7s, with both Sunday night games going to overtime, Jake Oettinger’s heroics in net for the Dallas Stars, the Tampa Bay Lightning winning their ninth consecutive series, the potential end of elite status for the Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, and Pittsburgh Penguins, the upcoming Battles of Alberta and Florida, and much more.

    Next, The Athletic’s James Mirtle joins the show to discuss yet another first round playoff exit for the Toronto Maple Leafs, this time losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games, the feeling around the team and city, Sheldon Keefe’s postgame comments about the handshake line, potential offseason changes, and more.

    Then, The Athletic’s Jeremy Rutherford joins the show to discuss the St. Louis Blues-Colorado Avalanche second round matchup, lessons the Blues learned from last year’s sweep at the hands of the Avs, if Jordan Binnington or Ville Husso will play the bulk of the series in goal for St. Louis, and more.

    Plus, Ian and Julian talk about the breaking news that Pete DeBoer has been fired as the head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights and that Lane Lambert has been hired as the head coach of the New York Islanders, and they close out the show with a couple of Multiple Choice Madness questions.

    And, right now, you can get a 6 month subscription to The Athletic for just $1 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
216 Ratings

216 Ratings

j_leddy ,

Almost Perfect

Great collection of hockey shows but it’s too bad Sara’s stomach-churning laugh (and annoying voice) and Hailey’s millennial apathy drag down the rest of the contributors.

Avery12354 ,

It was good 👍🏽

I think 💭 it was very full of hockey 🏒 🥅 but just talking about everything going on in the NHL so you don’t have to watch the highlights of the NHL is what they do basicly

J.J. Hanke ,

Corey, Max, & Nonsense

The Friday episode with Corey and Max on prospects is great. The rest is garbage. Hailey sounds like a stoned Millennial. Ian is a clown. Dom is lame with his numbers crap (whatever nerd) and his co-hosts are unable to pronounce his name. Five stars for Max & Corey. One star for the crew that should be working at Canadian Tire or Footlocker.

Addendum: Craig C. used to be good, but is now a sad Seinfeld-esque caricature. Rambling, whining, and stupid. And then there is Sean. If you listen to him for an hour and not want to pull his underwear up to his earlobes and take his lunch money then you are a better person than I am. I’m sure he must have a very punchable face.

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