202 episodes

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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    The battle for most miserable team in Canada, the Maple Leafs seem unstoppable, way-too-early dream playoff scenarios, and more

    The battle for most miserable team in Canada, the Maple Leafs seem unstoppable, way-too-early dream playoff scenarios, and more

    Ian and Sean discuss Sean's piece about the battle of the worst team in Canada, and it appears the Senators may be running away with the title. Also, the Toronto Maple Leafs are dominating, are they for real? And yes, it's way too early, but why not discuss some dream playoff scenarios for this season?
    Then in "Granger Things", Jesse Granger suggests four players that you may want to grab now for your fantasy hockey team, Sean and Ian discuss potential 80+ point earners in the mailbag, and in "This Week in Hockey History", Patrick Roy's final game in Montreal, and Ray Bourque reveals his new jersey number.
    Have a question for Ian and Sean? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com, or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Rod Brind'amour demeaning display costs him $25,000, Jeff Gorton's Montreal Canadiens search for a GM begins and Jake Debrusk's trade request.

    Rod Brind'amour demeaning display costs him $25,000, Jeff Gorton's Montreal Canadiens search for a GM begins and Jake Debrusk's trade request.

    Rob, Sara and Jesse discuss the controversial fine levied by the NHL on Carolina Hurricanes Head Coach Rod Brind'Amour for his demeaning display behind the bench in Dallas on Tuesday night.
    The roundtable also discusses Artemi Panarin's fine for throwing his glove at Brad Marchand, and the inappropriate chirp that Marchand directed towards him. We also discuss biting people. Brendan Lemieux gets five games for chomping down on Brady Tkachuk's hand and Mario Lemieux cashed in big time with the Penguins sale to Fenway Sports Group. 
    Plus, Julian McKenzie from the Chris Johnston Show podcast joins the roundtable to offer his two cents on the changes Geoff Molson made in Montreal this week with Jeff Gorton in, and Marc Bergevin out, and the Habs looking for a francophone General Manager and perhaps another rebuild on the horizon.
    In our Twitter sets the segment segment, the round table discusses Evander Kane and Matt Murray's exile to the American Hockey League, where Jake Debrusk might end up after he requests a trade out of Boston and Jack Hughes huge payday in New Jersey.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Jeff Gorton to guide the Montreal Canadiens

    Jeff Gorton to guide the Montreal Canadiens

    Craig Custance and Sean Gentille discuss the Montreal Canadiens hiring of Jeff Gorton as their Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations, the job he did in New York, who he might hire as his General Manager and why a bilingual General Manager is vital in the Montreal market.

    Pittsburgh Penguins sale is official, Shawn Thornton on fighting his way to the top, the most valued US franchises in the NHL

    Pittsburgh Penguins sale is official, Shawn Thornton on fighting his way to the top, the most valued US franchises in the NHL

    Craig Custance and Sean Gentille are reunited and it feels so good. The boys discuss the sale of the Pittsburgh Penguins to Fenway Sports Group and what the sale means to the franchise and the fans of the Steel city. The guys also review the top ten richest American franchises in the NHL.
    Shawn Thornton, a two time Stanley Cup Champion with the Anaheim Ducks and the Boston Bruins joins Craig and Sean to discuss his new book 'Fighting My Way to the Top' which profiles his long hard journey from career minor leaguer to fan favorite in Boston with the Bruins. Shawn also discusses his job on the business side with the Florida Panthers, helping grow that franchise, off the ice.
    With Craig back, Gentille and Custance renew their Athletic Hockey Show USA comments segment, with topics touching on which US based team will get the most points vs Canadian teams this season, the national TV deal in the United States and the pod leaving out the New Jersey Devils on teams to watch in the metro division. Plus, Craig's family gives him a new nickname over Thanksgiving, and it's awesome!!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Brady Tkachuk goes off on Brendan Lemieux after on-ice bite, Artemi Panarin throws glove at Brad Marchand, Arpon Basu talks Montreal Canadiens turmoil, the reignited Ovi-Crosby debate, a brand new Hailbag, Multiple Choice Madness, and more

    Brady Tkachuk goes off on Brendan Lemieux after on-ice bite, Artemi Panarin throws glove at Brad Marchand, Arpon Basu talks Montreal Canadiens turmoil, the reignited Ovi-Crosby debate, a brand new Hailbag, Multiple Choice Madness, and more

    First, Ian and Hailey discuss the Brady Tkachuk-Brendan Lemieux biting incident, Tkachuk’s blistering postgame comments, and how long a suspension Lemieux should face, Artemi Panarin’s perfect glove throw at Brad Marchand at the end of the Boston Bruins-New York Rangers game last Friday, and what sparked the incident to begin with, the reignited Alex Ovechkin vs. Sidney Crosby debate, Fenway Sports Group purchasing the Pittsburgh Penguins for $900 million, and more.

    Then, The Athletic’s own Arpon Basu joins the show to talk about this tumultuous time for the Montreal Canadiens and discuss the firing of now-former GM Marc Bergevin, Jeff Gorton joining the organization as executive vice president of hockey operations, why it’s important that the next GM is bilingual, if the Habs are now in an official rebuild, Carey Price’s status, and more.

    Plus, a brand new Hailbag featuring questions about NHL player participation in the Olympics potentially being in peril and which team currently has the bleakest outlook: Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, or Ottawa Senators, and, to close things out, Multiple Choice Madness questions including who will end up playing more NHL games in the future: Evander Kane or Matt Murray, and which Wednesday night matchup is the most interesting.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    What If: Undoing trade deals in NHL history

    What If: Undoing trade deals in NHL history

    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, Ian Mendes and Sean McIndoe spend the next hour discussing deals in NHL history, dig into undoing some trades, talk some deals that ALMOST happened, and maybe anger a few fanbases along the way. Why not, it's the holidays. 
    Is there a trade you would undo? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459!
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

Mister weny ,

Civian’s has a voice for print

Her vocal fry is a tough listen especially compared to the smooth sounding Jesse Granger.

Offended by this game ,

Boring

These guys are talking to themselves. It’s not informative, not insightful, not adding value to my hockey experience.

proop8 ,

skip mondays!

do i need to say it..?

((tried another monday episode without realizing... still just as bad six months later. its like when your childhood friend’s younger sister tries to fit in, making everybody put up with it because mom said be nice.))

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