Join Dan Rosen and Shawn Roarke of @nhldotcom for in-depth analysis on the biggest news in the NHL and insightful conversations with hockey scribes, broadcasters, players, coaches, and front office personnel, providing fans with an informative, fun and unique listening experience.
Henrik Lundqvist joins; Yandle's streak, Giroux's trade value, Mailbag: Red Wings, RIP Clark Gillies
Henrik Lundqvist joins the guys (8:30) to give his thoughtful perspective on his jersey number retirement and discuss some of his favorite memories playing for the NY Rangers. He talks about preparing for his speech, teammates that have impacted him, the relationship he had with Rangers' fans, dabbling in broadcasting and his plans for the future. The episode continues after the interview with Lundqvist as Dan and Shawn breakdown the important storylines happening in the NHL (27:00). They talk about Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle breaking Doug Jarvis' NHL ironman record by playing in his 965th consecutive game Tuesday. They also talk about the next steps for the Flyers, who have lost 13 consecutive games. They dive into a discussion on the Detroit Red Wings (41:00) and what general manager Steve Yzerman might do leading up to the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline on March 21. And they give a tribute to former New York Islanders forward Clark Gillies (49:00).
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Kevin Woodley joins; Goalie storylines, Fleury suitors, Leafs criticism, Habs hire GM, Klingberg's future
Dan and Shawn are joined Kevin Woodley of NHL.com and InGoal Magazine (14:00). Woodley hits on a ton of goalie storylines, including Marc-Andre Fleury's trade value and his potential suitors, Bobrovsky's current form, Tuukka Rask's return, Colorado's goaltending, and his choice for the Vezina Trophy. No one can talk about NHL goaltending better than Kevin and he puts on a master class on one of the biggest topics in the NHL this season. Dan and Shawn start the episode talking about the Toronto Maple Leafs... are they a soft team? Let the debate begin!! Plus, they touch on the Montreal Canadiens hiring Kent Hughes as their GM and the challenges that Hughes faces as he tries to turn around the franchise. After Woodley, the guys wrap up the episode talking about John Klingberg's future and what teams may have interest in trading fo him. Follow @TheRink on Twitter.
Derek Stepan joins; Malkin's return, Kucherov, Sunshine State Rivalry, Evander Kane, Lidstrom & Red Wings
Dan and Shawn are joined by Derek Stepan of the Carolina Hurricanes (19:48). Stepan talks about his "Senior" role with the Canes, playing for Rod Brind'Amour and the growth of Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov. He also looks back at his time with the NY Rangers and talks a lot about Henrik Lundqvist ahead of his jersey retirement at MSG. The guys start the episode talking about Evgeni Malkin's brilliant return to the ice and comparing the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers. Plus, they look at Jack Eichel as he took the ice with Vegas for the first time and discuss the surprise Nashville Predators. They wrap up the episode discussing Niklas Lidstrom's new gig with the Detroit Red Wings and the Edmonton Oilers interest in Evander Kane.
Mike Sullivan joins; Makar's brilliance, Oilers' issues, Goaltending needs, Mailbag: Capitals & Flames
Dan and Shawn are joined by Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan (27:00). Sullivan talks about the Penguins winning streak, how the team has overcomed injuries, the reason why Evan Rodrigues has blossomed, Evgeni Malkin's pending return from injury and Tristan Jarry's ability to bounce back from last year's playoff disappointment. He also shares his thoughts on Kris Letang's consistent play and why he's on board with the new Penguins ownership group. To start the episode, the guys marvel at Cale Makar's most recent spectacular goal.. is it the goal of the season? And talk about the goalie issues in Colorado, Minnesota and Edmonton and the goalie strengths in Nashville, Vancouver and Winnipeg. They dive deep on the Oilers' issues and what needs to happen for them to make the playoffs. After Sullivan, they answer a few mailbag questions on the Washington Capitals and the Calgary Flames. Follow @TheRInk on Twitter.
Kevin Weekes joins; top storylines, Winter Classic, impact of break, Brayden Point's return
Dan and Shawn are joined by NHL Network & ESPN's Kevin Weekes (28:05) to talk about all the happenings around the NHL, including the impact of the break, the legitimacy of the New York Rangers, the Nashville Predators' sustainability and the intrigue of this year's Winter Classic. He settles a long-running debate between Dan and Shawn on the New York Rangers and shares an idea he's had for a while that he'd like to see the NHL pull off. The guys start the episode talking about the return of Brayden Point and marvel at Jon Cooper's ability to continue to get the most out of his team, despite the injuries they've sustained. They look at the top storylines coming out of the break, including the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators' winning streaks, Bruce Boudreau's impact on the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins with Tuukka Rask potentially returning to the team. They wrap up the episode with a deep dive on the Winter Classic, including some thoughts on why the event means so much to the NHL and how the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild match up on the ice.
Mike Morreale previews World Juniors; Olympic decision, NHL overview, Mailbag: Devils rebuild
Dan and Shawn are joined by NHL.com's Mike Morreale (22:49) to talk about the World Juniors and players that will impact the tournament. He looks at Team USA and Team Canada, and breaks down their strengths and weaknesses heading into this year's tournament. He also looks at the Devils and helps answer a mailbag question that's focused on the New Jersey Devils rebuild. The guys open up the episode talking about the NHL & NHLPA's decision to not participate in this year's Olympics and NHL's plan to reschedule games that have been postponed by Covid related issues. They also talk about the Anahem Ducks, Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings... are they legitimate playoff contenders? They wrap up the episode asking that same question about the Pittsburgh Penguins, NY Rangers and Nashville Predators (50:00).
Great informative podcast. 🏒
Dan and Shawn both make this podcasts entertaining week to week for the novice and knowledgeable hockey fans
Good format / Interesting Hosts
Love the banter between the hosts and particularly enjoy interviews with fellow NHL scribes. The discussion earlier this year with Scottie Bowman was exceptional.
Not a word about Tom Wilson?
Normally love this podcast but thought it was downright cowardly not to talk about the Tom Wilson incident. The biggest story in the sport right now.