151 episodes

Former NHL team analyst, Rachel Doerrie, and Mike Stephens break down the finer points of hockey tactics and statistics in a fun, easily-digestible manner.

This podcast is presented by Sports Illustrated/The Hockey News

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    • 4.2 • 89 Ratings

Former NHL team analyst, Rachel Doerrie, and Mike Stephens break down the finer points of hockey tactics and statistics in a fun, easily-digestible manner.

This podcast is presented by Sports Illustrated/The Hockey News

    Avalanche of Trophies

    Avalanche of Trophies

    On this episode, Mike and Jesse dive into the contract negotiations between Pittsburgh, Malkin, and Letang. They then dive into Detroit, Vegas, and Chicago hiring new coaches, analyze the Kevin Fiala trade, discuss the Jesse Puljujarvi situation, and discuss everything else to do with the Edmonton Oilers. Finally, they dive into the Stanley Cup final, the future of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalance, and Mike tells a story about what it was like traveling to cover each Cup Final game.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Abbey Mastracco

    Abbey Mastracco

    *DISCLAIMER* There were some technical difficulties with Mike's microphone, so the audio for him this episode is pretty bad. We will hopefully have this fixed for the next episode.

    On this episode, Mike is joined by Abbey Mastracco to discuss John Tortorella being hired by the Philadelphia Flyers, the Shea Weber and Evgenii Dadonov trade, as well as the first game of the Stanley Cup Final.

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    • 52 min
    The Scapegoat

    The Scapegoat

    On this episode, Mike is joined by Producer Connor to discuss the Oilers, Evander Kane, and the Lightning Rangers series. They then dive into Bruce Cassidy being fired by the Boston Bruins and who could replace him, as well as where some other free agent coaches could end up. Finally, the guys talk about Mike's experience getting a new passport and how he's feeling about going to the Stanley Cup.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Offside

    Offside

    Mike and Jesse dive into the Flames being eliminated and what their offseason could look like, Carolina being eliminated and their difficult upcoming offseason, THAT offside review, officiating and rules in general, what's going to eliminate the Oilers, and finish off with a brief Lightning Rangers series preview.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Water Bottle Gate

    Water Bottle Gate

    On this episode, Mike and Jesse discuss the Brian Rust extension, Mark Giordano's team friendly extension and what it means for the Leafs going forward, the Florida Panthers allegedly going to a... gentlemen's club, all of the second-round series, and Nazem Kadri being attacked with death threats and racist abuse on social media.

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    • 53 min
    Gabagool With A First Round Preview

    Gabagool With A First Round Preview

    On this episode, Mike is joined by The Athletic's Jesse Marshall to preview and predict each first-round series.

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

dschultzy ,

Love this!

Rachel is one of my favorite hockey personalities and brilliant minds in hockey. They have a great dynamic and the way they attack topics and evaluating teams and players is just phenomenal.

NathanS77 ,

Good Analysis

Rachel is far smarter than Mikey and he admits as much so she certainly carries the show. Ian has a little more gravitas but he clearly was also along did the ride as Rachel was the brains and grit behind the show. Clearly very Leafs and Canadian centric but as someone who grew up following other sports I find this helps increase my knowledge of hockey. Rachel worked in Devils front office and knows some of the dirty secrets of the organization. My only two complaints with this show and both hosts overuse the word “literally.” The other is too much talk about what is on Twitter. There a few of us who aren’t on twitter and don’t really care what is trending or what someone tweeted the other day. Not unique to this podcast though as many podcasts seem to spend too much time talking about what is on twitter while complaining about it at the same time.

Lou Tommos Wife ,

Stay away from politics

Ok insight, passion. When they are so off on hot takes on a team I follow closely (Rangers) I wonder how off they are with the rest of the league. K’Andre Miller was burdened playing with a racist? Really?

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