The Hockey News Podcast

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This is The Hockey News Podcast. Each week we’ll bring our experts together, along with special guests, to talk about all the important issues in the hockey world.

Episode Date
Stanley Cup Final Recap: Looking Back
00:07:39
Steven Ellis and Mike Stephens look back at the conclusion of the Stanley Cup final and look at what made the Colorado Avalanche so dangerous en route to the championship.
Jun 27, 2022
Stanley Cup Final Recap: What Happened in Game 4
00:08:39
Stanley Cup Final Recap: What Happened in Game 4 by The Hockey News
Jun 23, 2022
Stanley Cup Final Recap: Game 3
00:04:22
Steven Ellis and Mike Stephens discuss Tampa Bay's comeback effort in Game 3 and what the Avalanche need to do to regain control of the Stanley Cup final.
Jun 21, 2022
Stanley Cup Final: Game 2 Recap
00:05:51
Steven Ellis and Mike Stephens take a look at what transpired in Game 2 and what the Tampa Bay Lightning need to do to bounce back in Game 3.
Jun 19, 2022
Stanley Cup Final Recap: Game 1
00:08:38
Steven Ellis and Mike Stephens break down a crazy first game in Colorado, with the Avalanche taking a 4-3 overtime win. What went right for the Avs, and how do the Lightning tackle Game 2?
Jun 16, 2022
The Hockey News Podcast: Stanley Cup Final Preview
00:25:30
Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis preview the Stanley Cup final from Denver, looking at each team's strengths and weaknesses and who they think will come out on top.
Jun 15, 2022
One Team Down, One to Go
00:53:43
This week on The Hockey News Podcast with Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis: - What's next for the Edmonton Oilers - Can the Avalanche be slowed down? - Cale Makar's brilliance - What's next for the Bruins after Bruce Cassidy's departure - Updated Conn Smythe predictions - The NHL draft combine And so much more.
Jun 07, 2022
2022 NHL Draft Combine Interviews: Wright, Slafkovsky, Cooley and More
00:50:55
Hear from some of the top prospects for the 2022 NHL draft, including: 00:00 - Shane Wright 04:12 - Juraj Slafkovsky 10:03 - Logan Cooley 19:42 - Jack Hughes 28:36 - Cutter Gauthier 38:11 - Lucas Edmonds 43:41 - Owen Pickering
Jun 05, 2022
Stanley Cup Playoff Conference Finals Preview
00:55:04
This week on The Hockey News Podcast with Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy: - What happened to Calgary, St. Louis and Carolina - Previews for the two third-round playoff matchups - Conn Smythe predictions And more!
May 31, 2022
Prospect Podcast: And the Biggest Draft Riser Is...
00:28:34
This week on the Prospect Podcast with Ryan Kennedy: - Who is the biggest NHL draft riser of 2022? - Should Seattle look to trade its first pick? - The Slafkovsky vs. Cooley debate - What's next for Yaroslav Askarov and Marco Rossi - Marco Kasper And more!
May 27, 2022
Stanley Cup Playoff Jambalaya
00:50:54
This week on The Hockey News Podcast with Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy: - Would John Tortorella be a fit in Philadelphia? - The Calgary Flames' struggles - Updated Conn Smythe predictions - Andrei Vasilevskiy's dominance - MySpace bands And so much more!
May 25, 2022
Second-Round Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
00:54:25
Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis look at the stars of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, recent coaching changes and look ahead to what should be a wild second round of action.
May 16, 2022
The Hockey News Podcast: All Aboard the Playoff Hype Train
00:48:35
This week on The Hockey News Podcast with Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis: - Have the playoffs been exciting enough, despite the blowouts? - Will Colorado's early playoff series win help or hurt them? - What positives can the Preds take out of the season? - The biggest surprises of the playoffs - What changes could be made to the post-season - Jonathan Huberdeau's future in Florida And more!
May 10, 2022
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: U-18 Roundup
00:30:19
This week on the Prospect Podcast with Ryan Kennedy - The standouts from the U-18 World Championship - Who helped their draft stock the most - Should Canada go for a development team program format for tournaments? - Which overage players do you need to watch? - Who will win the Memorial Cup - Is Michael Misa the real deal? And more!
May 04, 2022
Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: First-Round Edition
00:42:52
Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis take a look at the eight first-round playoff matches, giving predictions and looking at the x-factors for the top contenders.
May 02, 2022
The NHL's Stretch Run
00:51:08
This week on The Hockey News Podcast with Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis: - Which lower-ranked team would you NOT want to face in the playoffs? - Who was the biggest breakout player? - Who had the best comeback season? - Can Vegas do anything to address its goaltending? - Which players have stood out at the U-18 World Championship? And more!
Apr 26, 2022
The Hockey News Podcast: This is Where Things Get Interesting
00:58:32
This week on The Hockey News Podcast with Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis: - Who has been the best trade deadline acquisition? - Who won college free agency? - Which lottery team would you like to be heading into the summer? - Should we be worried about Carolina? - Who should win the Selke? - If Vegas misses the playoffs, what's next? And much more!
Apr 19, 2022
Prospect Podcast: College Fun
00:26:35
This week on The Hockey News Prospect Podcast with Ryan Kennedy: - Looking back at the NCAA Frozen Four - The future ahead of Owen Power and Bobby Brink - Making Future Watch - The great defense battle of the 2022 draft - Dryden McKay And much more!
Apr 13, 2022
The Fight for the Hart Trophy
00:53:52
- So much talk about MVP candidates this season, namely Matthews and McDavid. But with how dominant Josi has been, are we overlooking him? - Is Ryan Getzlaf a Hall of Famer? - What's one pre-season prediction we got absolutely and utterly incorrect? - What do you do in Vegas if the Knights miss the playoffs? - Carey Price is on the verge of returning. When it comes to comebacks in the NHL, what was the most memorable one for you? - Cole Caufield - thoughts on how he has rebounded on his ro And much more!
Apr 12, 2022
Lacrosse Goals for Everyone
00:56:46
This week on The Hockey News Podcast with Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis: - Let the kids show their skill - The Keith Yandle situation - Josh Norris' next contract - Fun dynamic duos in hockey - Jack Hughes - Are 50-goal seasons still special? And much more!
Apr 05, 2022
The Great Norris Debate
00:55:26
This week on The Hockey News Podcast with Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis - Eugene Melnyk's legacy - Could Giroux be a fit for Ottawa? - Which NHL teams look the best coming out of the trade deadline - Updated Stanley Cup picks - Big signings by a trio of Canadian teams - Quinton Byfield - The Western Conference playoff race And more!
Mar 29, 2022
2022 NHL Trade Deadline Recap
00:31:05
Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis break down the NHL trade deadline, looking at some of the top moves and which teams made the best moves from one of the craziest weeks in hockey.
Mar 21, 2022
Prospect Podcast: Get Excited About the 2023 NHL Draft
00:28:59
Ryan Kennedy returns for this week's Prospect Podcast to talk about: - The strength of the 2023 NHL draft - Ty Nelson - Brad Lambert - How early NHL teams scout players - What the Ducks get in Drew Helleson - Ivan Miroschnichenko - NCAA Free Agents And more!
Mar 16, 2022
2022 NHL Trade Deadline Preview
00:51:49
Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis break down the biggest names and storylines leading up to the NHL trade deadline, including where some fits for some of the top players.
Mar 15, 2022
What Would it Take for a Goalie to be the NHL MVP?
00:51:42
This week on The Hockey News Podcast with Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis: - What will Patrik Laine's next contract look like? - The top landing spots for Marc-Andre Fleury - Auston Matthews is currently on pace for 59 goals. Can he hit 60? - What to make of Tim Stutzle's career so far - Eichel is still trying to get his footing back, but he's looking good. Assuming the team can stay healthy, is Vegas a real Cup contender? - What would it take for a goalie to win the Hart? And more!
Mar 07, 2022
Playoff Race is Heating Up
00:55:37
- Sanctions have been placed against Russia and Belarus – what to make of it. - Who should host the 2023 WJC? - The Vancouver Canucks have had a wobbly season. But they're still in playoffs contention. Do they try and go for a post-season run or do they focus on the future? - Fleury is the obvious top goalie to be traded, but what other goalies are you keeping an eye on right now for the deadline? -Do we need to revisit the Calder Trophy race? Matthew Boldy is a point-per-gamer while Michael Bunting is a point behind rookie points leader Lucas Raymond. -How much faith do we have in Edmonton making the playoffs? -What does Winnipeg do? The Jets have gotten slightly worse since Paul Maurice resigned - When does a player become a veteran? - Is Jack Campbell a true No. 1 goalie? And more!
Mar 01, 2022
Prospect Podcast: Wright, Slafkovsky, Goaltenders and More
00:31:58
This week on The Hockey News Prospect Podcast with Ryan Kennedy: - Is Shane Wright still the No. 1 prospect? - Which prospects stood out in Beijing? - The teams with the top goalie prospect systems - Will NHL teams be reluctant to send players to the World Junior Championship in August? - Nick Robertson's return to the AHL And more!
Feb 23, 2022
A Message from Matt Larkin
00:00:47
Matt Larkin shares a message for listeners of The Hockey News Podcast.
Feb 23, 2022
Are the Flames Elite Cup Contenders Now?
00:47:51
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Previewing the 2022 Olympic women's gold-medal game between Canada and USA: who wins? - Does anything need to change in the women's Olympic format to make the event more competitive? - The Calgary Flames acquire Tyler Toffoli. Are they true Stanley Cup contenders now? Are the Montreal Canadiens beginning a scorched-earth rebuild? - What will Martin St-Louis' impact be as Habs coach? - What contender needs to pull a Calgary and make a major upgrade for the stretch run? - What should we expect from Jack Eichel's debut as a Vegas Golden Knight? Is Vegas pulling a Kucherov caper with Mark Stone on LTIR? - Listener mailbag, including: Johnny Gaudreau for Hart? And more!
Feb 15, 2022
2022 Men's Olympic Tournament Preview
00:54:14
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: We preview the 2022 men's Olympic hockey tournament in Beijing. - Breaking down every team in Group A, B and C: likes, dislikes and overall outlook - Predicting the gold-medal matchup - Listener questions, including: what changes would we make to the World Cup of Hockey format? And more!
Feb 08, 2022
Fantasy Podcast: Team Husso or Team Binnington?
00:39:24
This week on The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast, with senior writer Matt Larkin: - Recommended pickups for shallow, medium and deep leagues. Is it time to grab Ville Husso in all formats? - Fantasy tip of the week: Be Don Draper - Starting Lineup: Greatest movie moments - Answering listener questions on topics such as: (a) Should you target Patrik Laine for a trade in a keeper league? (b) Should you sell high on Alex Ovechkin? (c) What's the coolest fantasy-league format? (d) Which player will soon get a fantasy boost from a real-life trade? (e) What will Jack Eichel's return do to Chandler Stephenson's fantasy value? And much more!
Feb 02, 2022
The Hockey News Mid-Season Mailbag 2021-22
00:51:23
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: It's the special mid-season mailbag edition! Our listener-generated topics include: - What are some realistic goalie-trade targets for the Edmonton Oilers? - How do you define Alexis Lafreniere's career to date? - Which teams would be good fits for Jeff Petry? - What is the best hockey video-game of all-time? - What is your strangest press-box story? And many more!
Feb 01, 2022
Will Hockey Ever Really be 'For Everyone'?
00:46:56
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - In light of incidents involving the use of racist gestures against Boko Imama and Jordan Subban, is hockey back to square one in the battle against racism? Will we ever see a zero-tolerance structure put into place for racist behavior? - Keith Yandle ties Doug Jarvis' ironman record at 964 consecutive games and is about to break it at 965. How significant is Yandle's accomplishment? Is it more or less impressive than Jarvis doing it in his era? - Reactions to the Team Canada men's Olympic roster announcement - The Canucks name Emilie Castonguay assistant GM, days after hiring Rachel Doerrie as an analyst. What changes will the Canucks bring to their organization by breaking the mold and choosing women for prominent front-office roles? - Gradually getting healthier, the Penguins are one of the hottest teams in the league. How do they overcome their injuries so frequently? Can we trust them to make a deep post-season run? - Is it time to blow up the freefalling Philadelphia Flyers? - Listener mailbag: What's the most unbreakable NHL record? And more!
Jan 25, 2022
Fantasy Podcast: the Elias Pettersson Problem
00:43:50
This week on The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast, with senior writer Matt Larkin: - Recommended pickups for shallow, medium and deep leagues - Fantasy tip of the week: Take stock of your weaknesses - Starting Lineup: Best sports movies of the 2000s - Answering listener questions on topics such as: (a) Should I trade Jonathan Huberdeau for Alex Ovechkin, Mikko Rantanen or David Pastrnak? (b) How much does contract status matter when evaluating players for keeper leagues? (c) What do you do if you're an Elias Pettersson owner? (d) Which under-the-radar goalies have league-winning upside in the second half? (e) Tuukka Rask's rest-of-season impact in Boston (f) How to handle players on your roster involved in real-life trade rumors And much more!
Jan 19, 2022
What Will Kent Hughes Bring as Habs GM?
00:52:09
This week on The Hockey News Podcast with senior writers Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy: - The Montreal Canadiens name Kent Hughes GM. What will the longtime agent bring to the franchise? - Can the Edmonton Oilers, owners of two six-game losing streaks this season, stop the bleeding? There's no doubting his talent, but is McDavid failing the sport as a role model? - In light of Reid Boucher's shocking sexual assault guilty plea, should USA Hockey be taking more responsibility for what happened? - The PHF more than doubles its salary cap, lifts minimum salary to $30,000 plus. Does this announcement bring us closer to a unified women's super-league? - Predicting a landing spot for Dallas Stars defenseman and trade candidate John Klingberg - Is Brad Marchand already a Hall of Famer? - Listener mailbag, including: What should the Detroit Red Wings do at the trade deadline? And more!
Jan 18, 2022
Which Team Will Take a Risk on Evander Kane?
00:48:56
- After the San Jose Sharks terminate his contract, Evander Kane hits the open market. Which teams might take a chance on him? Should any teams take a chance on him? - Marc Bergevin gets a job with the Los Angeles Kings after less than two months of unemployment, while Logan Mailloux is reinstated with the London Knights. Why is hockey culture forgiving them so quickly? - With NHLers no longer going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics, which team is the favorite on the men's side? - Updating our Stanley Cup picks as 2021-22 reaches its midway point - With 10-plus teams interested in Jakob Chychrun, which teams are the ideal fits for a trade? - Can Hockey Diversity Alliance's new campaign make a major impact without the NHL participating as a partner?
Jan 11, 2022
Storytellers with Ian Pulver: Denny Lambert
00:24:02
Denny Lambert is a First Nations police officer with the Anishinabek Police Service and an area scout for the Sudbury Wolves. But before that, Lambert, a member of the Batchewana First Nation, Lambert played over 500 games in the NHL, boasting a hard-nosed playing style that showed he was willing to work extra hard to make his dreams come true. Denny shares some great insight and advice on the lessons he learned along the way, in his career and in life.
Jan 02, 2022
Reacting to the Cancellation of the World Junior Championship
00:17:24
Steven Ellis and Tony Ferrari break down the news of the cancellation of the World Junior Championship and what happens next.
Dec 29, 2021
Storytellers with Ian Pulver: Aaron Sims' Love for the Game of Hockey
00:06:49
Ian Pulver caught up with Aaron Sims, the radio voice of the Milwaukee Admirals, to talk about his career, the sport he loves why the city of Milwaukee is great for hockey.
Dec 23, 2021
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: 2022 World Junior Championship Preview
00:56:53
This week on the Prospect Podcast, Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis will break down the upcoming World Junior Championship, previewing every team and who you need to watch in Alberta later this month.
Dec 18, 2021
Should the NHL Declare a COVID-19 Crisis?
00:50:46
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Roughly 17 percent of the NHL player population has contracted COVID-19 this season alone. Is time for the league to tighten up its safety measures and revert to stricter protocols? - Was the Zegras-to-Milano Michigan goal really "bad for the game," as John Tortorella claimed? - Connor Bedard joins rare company, makes Canada's world junior squad at 16. What should we expect from him in the tournament? - Mike Milbury tables the idea that Boston should trade Patrice Bergeron. Why would the Bruins ever consider it? - After scary hits to Jujhar Khaira and Jacob MacDonald in the past week, is it time to adjust the NHL rulebook to crack down on head contact? - Listener mailbag: Our best and worst interview stories And more!
Dec 14, 2021
Storytellers Featuring Ian Pulver: Joe Birch, from the Ice to Front Office
00:17:01
Joe Birch started as an OHL player with the Kitchener Rangers in 1995 and now acts as the team's COO. From the ice to the board room, Birch shares insight on his journey along the way and the lessons he learned. In addition, Birch has some advice for listeners who want to get into the hockey business.
Dec 11, 2021
Prospect Podcast: It's Zegras Fever, Baby
00:28:30
This week on the Prospect Podcast with senior writer Ryan Kennedy: - Trevor Zegras is amazing - Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen still has good potential - Thoughts on Canada's WJC team and Brandt Clarke - Detroit's chances at a 1-2-3 in the Calder Trophy race - Luke Evangelista's NHL future - Bedard vs. Michkov And more!
Dec 08, 2021
Big Changes in Vancouver and Philly
00:42:55
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Will new Vancouver Canucks coach Bruce Boudreau get them back on track? Who is the ideal candidate to replace Jim Benning as GM? - Who is the best replacement for Alain Vigneault as Philadelphia Flyers coach if Mike Yeo is only a short-term stopgap? - Robin Lehner pulls out of the 2022 Olympics due to COVID-19 quarantine concerns. Will other players follow suit? - Did the NHL Department of Player Safety get it right giving Jason Spezza a bigger punishment than Neal Pionk's? - Naming our Hart Trophy picks so far this NHL season - Listener mailbag: are the New York Rangers for real? And more!
Dec 07, 2021
The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast: Cash Out on Nazem Kadri?
00:29:46
This week on The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast, with senior writer Matt Larkin: - Recommended pickups for shallow, medium and deep leagues - Fantasy tip of the week: Search for early-season anomalies - Starting Lineup: Best foods only available in Canada - Answering listener questions on topics such as: (a) Is it time to cut Tomas Hertl or Sam Reinhart? (b) Better keeper: Troy Terry or Seth Jarvis? (c) Trade or hold Jack Eichel? (d) Should you sell high on Nazem Kadri? (e) How can I make myself more engaged managing my team? (f) Better keeper for the next five years: Adam Fox or Cale Makar? And much more!
Dec 01, 2021
How Do You Fix the Montreal Canadiens?
00:45:05
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - How would we fix the Montreal Canadiens, and whom should they hire as their next GM? - Evander Kane clears waivers, and his agent claims multiple teams have interest in trading for him. Is it true? And which fits would be best? - The Ottawa Senators waive struggling goaltender Matt Murray. Is this the end of his NHL career as we know it? - Do the Los Angeles Kings actually believe Brendan Lemieux is a better teammate than Brady Tkachuk? - The Toronto Maple Leafs are 14-2-0 in their past 16 games. Are they finally for real, or does nothing matter until they win a playoff series?
Nov 30, 2021
Storytellers with Ian Pulver: James Boyd on Building a Great Junior Hockey Team
00:10:00
Ian Pulver met up with Ottawa 67s GM James Boyd to talk about turning his junior hockey career into a university degree, coaching in the Ontario Hockey League and building Canada's next World Junior Championship team.
Nov 25, 2021
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: Early World Junior Thoughts
00:24:25
Senior writer Ryan Kennedy returns with the prospect podcast, tackling topics such as: - Connor Bedard - Early World Junior Championship favorites - William Eklund - The Calder Trophy Race - Owen Power and more!
Nov 17, 2021
Can the Vancouver Canucks be Saved?
00:47:32
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - The Vancouver Canucks sit seventh in the Pacific Division after 16 games. What needs to change – or who needs to go – to get the team back on track? - The NHL postpones three Ottawa Senators games due to 10 players being in COVID-19 protocol. Will the league consider pulling out of the Olympics by the Jan. 10 deadline? - The NHL's latest Hall of Fame class has completed its induction. Who has the best chance to join the shoo-in Sedin twins in the 2022 class? - Tuukka Rask appears at the Boston Bruins' training facility. Will he rejoin the Bruins this season, join a new team or do neither? - Which players, if any, are struggling to the point they could be losing Olympic roster spots? - Matvei Michkov, 16, turns heads at the Karjala Cup. What superstar does he compare to? - Listener mailbag, including: Why does Sidney Crosby always escape supplemental discipline? And more!
Nov 16, 2021
Storytellers Featuring Ian Pulver: Olli Jokinen's Journey to Coaching
00:18:29
In this edition of Storytellers, Ian Pulver caught up with Olli Jokinen in Jukurit, Fin. where Jokinen currently coaches in the top Finnish league. Jokinen, played over 1,200 games in the NHL and won three Olympic medals with the Finns, among other major career accomplishments. Jokinen learned from and played for some legendary coaches, including three Sutter brothers, Mike Keenan, John Tortorella and Ken Hitchcock. Jokinen has brought his own style of coaching to Jukurit – a very disciplined, but a player-first brand of coaching. Jokinen’s goal is to become the first Finnish-born head coach in the NHL.
Nov 12, 2021
Fantasy Podcast: Should You Sell High on Lucas Raymond?
00:32:38
This week on The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast, with senior writer Matt Larkin: - Top waiver-wire pickups for shallow, medium and deep leagues - Strategy tip of the week: Strive for roto balance - Starting Lineup: Best interview subjects - Taking listener questions on pool topics such as: (a) Should you cash in on Lucas Raymond or hold him? (b) Under what conditions is Taylor Hall droppable? (c) What rules are deal-breakers in keeper-league formats? (d) Should you drop Semyon Varlamov for Carter Hart? (e) Who is fantasy's biggest disappointment so far this season? (f) How patient should you be with Nick Suzuki? And much more!
Nov 10, 2021
Who Replaces Jack Eichel on the Trade Block?
00:53:50
- Grading the Jack Eichel trade for the Vegas Golden Knights and the Buffalo Sabres - With Eichel dealt, who takes over as the hottest name in the trade-rumor mill now? - Did Jeremy Colliton deserve to be fired as the Chicago Blackhawks' head coach? - What will happen to Don Fehr now that the NHLPA board has approved an independent investigation into how Kyle Beach's allegations were handled in 2010? - Alex Ovechkin catches Brett Hull for fourth all-time in goals. Will Ovechkin catch Wayne Gretzky for No. 1? - What is the biggest on-ice surprise after one month of the NHL season? - Listener questions, including: should the Boston Bruins be buyers or sellers? And more!
Nov 09, 2021
Will Hockey Learn from its Failure to Support Kyle Beach?
00:48:43
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Following a presser in which the NHL addressed Kyle Beach's sexual assault allegations against Brad Aldrich, do we trust the NHL to make meaningful changes and support victims going forward? - Why was Kevin Cheveldayoff allowed to stay on as Winnipeg Jets' GM, and do we put much weight into Mark Chipman's mission statement? - The the Montreal Canadiens make the right decision sending Cole Caufield to the AHL? - The New York Rangers re-sign Norris Trophy winner Adam Fox for seven years at a $9.5-million AAV. A good deal for both sides? - Have we ever seen a team tank as brazenly as the 2021-22 Arizona Coyotes? - Listener questions, including: is Zdeno Chara finished? And more!
Nov 03, 2021
Is it Time for the Maple Leafs to Panic?
00:46:17
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - The Chicago Blackhawks are the first team in 40-plus years to go six games without holding a lead to open a season. Are they fixable? Do they need a coaching change? - The Toronto Maple Leafs stumble to a 2-4-1 start. Is it time to panic, or is it much ado about nothing? - Connor McDavid opens his season with 13 points in five games. How many will he finish with in 2021-22? - Canada narrows its list of men's Olympic goaltending candidates to six. Who are the best bets to make the team for Beijing? - Listener questions, including: Is McDavid the best player of all-time if we don't adjust for era? And more!
Oct 26, 2021
Will Tampa Pull Another Salary-Cap Stunt?
00:42:54
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - One week into the NHL season, what early overreaction storyline actually matters? - The NHL suspends San Jose Sharks left winger Evander Kane 21 games for violating COVID-19 protocols. Has Kane played his last NHL game? - Star right winger Nikita Kucherov is out long-term with a lower-body injury. Will the Tampa Bay Lightning exploit his absence for salary-cap wizardry just like they did last season? - Jimmy Hayes' parents reveal he had cocaine and fentanyl in his system when he died. Does the NHL do enough to protect its athletes when they stop playing? - Listener questions, including: How much leash does Carter Hart have left as the Philadelphia's No. 1 goaltender? And more!
Oct 19, 2021
Fantasy Podcast: This Year's League-Winning Pickup Is…
00:38:56
Disclaimer: Matt's mic had some issues to begin, but was fixed after the initial segment. This week on The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast, with senior writer Matt Larkin: - Top waiver-wire pickups for shallow, medium and deep leagues - Strategy tip of the week: be open-minded early on - Starting Lineup: Best TV shows of the NHL off-season - Taking listener questions on pool topics such as: (a) Which goalies are better in fantasy: high-volume workhorses or great platoon goalies on great teams? (b) Which surprise opening-night roster invitees are on the fantasy radar? (c) Joel Eriksson Ek or Josh Norris? (d) Which are the best rookies to roster in 2021-22? (e) How do you make a Connor McDavid for Nathan MacKinnon trade fair? (f) Which undervalued player will deliver the most fantasy value this season? And much more!
Oct 14, 2021
How to Solve the Brady Tkachuk Dilemma
00:43:41
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - The Ottawa Senators are on the verge of starting their season without star RFA left winger Brady Tkachuk. What must GM Pierre Dorion due to get Tkachuk signed? - The Montreal Canadiens sign center Nick Suzuki to an eight-year contract at a $7.875-million AAV. Who wins the deal? - The Seattle Kraken name defenseman Mark Giordano captain. Does it make sense to give the 'C' to a pending UFA? - The New York Rangers sign center Mika Zibanejad to an eight-year extension at an $8.5-million AAV. Was it a smart decision? - The Toronto Maple Leafs will open 2021-22 minus center Auston Matthews (wrist) and left winger Ilya Mikheyev (thumb). Are they in danger of stumbling out of the gate? - Ten women will work as officials in the AHL this season. How long until we see women officiating NHL games? - Listener mailbag, including: how will the Montreal Canadiens fare without Carey Price? And more!
Oct 12, 2021
Is Robin Lehner the Hero Hockey Needs?
00:45:03
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner calls out the NHL on several controversial topics, from distributing drugs to the Buffalo Sabres' handling of injuries. Is what he's doing good for the sport? - Edmonton Oilers right winger Josh Archibald's season and career are in jeopardy due to myocarditis after he contracted COVID-19. Should we feel sorry for him, or is his cautionary tale important? - The Prince Albert Raiders apologize after unveiling a third jersey depicting a racist logo. Why do sports teams keep making the same mistakes? - Breaking down the new contracts for the Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes: thumbs up or thumbs down? - Finding meaningful storylines to get excited about from the NHL pre-season - Listener mailbag: Rocket Richard Trophy darkhorses And more!
Oct 05, 2021
2021-22 Pacific Division Preview
01:01:37
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: It's our 2021-22 Pacific Division Preview. We break down the Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Seattle Kraken, Vancouver Canucks, and Vegas Golden Knights as follows: - Predicted place in standings - Likes - Dislikes - Overall outlook if a fan of that team stopped us in the street Plus, listener mailbag questions and more!
Sep 28, 2021
2021-22 Metropolitan Division Preview
01:00:48
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: It's our 2021-22 Metropolitan Division Preview. We break down the Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and Washington Capitals as follows: - Predicted place in standings - Likes - Dislikes - Overall outlook if a fan of that team stopped us in the street Plus, listener mailbag questions and more!
Sep 21, 2021
2021-22 Central Division Preview
00:59:53
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: It's our 2021-22 Central Division Preview. We break down the Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets as follows: - Predicted place in standings - Likes - Dislikes - Overall outlook if a fan of that team stopped us in the street Plus, listener mailbag questions on which Central fanbase will be most disappointed, Vladimir Tarasenko's future and more!
Sep 14, 2021
2021-22 NHL Atlantic Division Preview
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Senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin break down all eight teams from the Atlantic Division and answer questions from listeners.
Sep 09, 2021
Will Jack Eichel's Agent Switch Bring a Trade?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - The Montreal Canadiens have until Saturday to match the Carolina Hurricanes' one-year, $6.1-million offer sheet for Jesperi Kotkaniemi. What should Habs GM Marc Bergevin do? - Jack Eichel switches agents, hires CAA super-agent Pat Brisson. What impact will Brisson have on the Buffalo Sabres' chances of trading Eichel? - Predicting surprise snubs and invitees for the Canadian men's 2022 Olympic squad - Do the Canadian and American women's national teams, set to meet in the World Championship final, own the greatest rivalry in sports? - Has Matvei Michkov surpassed Connor Bedard in the 2023 draft-prodigy pecking order? - Listener mailbag, including: who are some other offer-sheet targets still dangling out there? And much more!
Aug 31, 2021
Sami Jo's Podcast: Episode 12 – Kim St-Pierre
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Kim St-Pierre is the first female goaltender inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and is most remembered for her incredible play in the Salt Lake City finale in 2002 when the Canadian women brought back gold for the first time. She reminisces with Sami Jo Small about big games, great teammates, and lessons learned.
Aug 30, 2021
Was Returning to Michigan the Right Move for Owen Power?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Henrik Lundqvist retires. Where does he rank among the best all-time goaltenders? - Defenseman and reigning No. 1 overall draft pick Owen Powers opts for another year at Michigan rather than joining the Buffalo Sabres. Is it a smart decision? - Vladimir Tarasenko and Evgeny Kuznetsov remain with their respective clubs but are still more likely than not to be traded. Which teams are the best fits? - More and more NHL teams are announcing plans to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests to attend games in 2021-22. Is the policy too lenient? - Hilary Knight sets the all-time goals record at the women's worlds. Where does she rank among greatest players ever? - Lightning round: predictions for the 2021-22 NHL season - Listener mailbag, including: which goalie younger than 25 is most likely to have his number retired someday? And more!
Aug 25, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Summer Mailbag Edition (Part 2)
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writer Ryan Kennedy: It's a special all-mailbag edition for the dog days of summer! Listener questions include: - A rookie ready to shine - Are the Senators close to being a Stanley Cup contender? - Which player needs to have a make-it-or-break-it-year? - Who is the most underpaid goaltender right now? And more!
Aug 17, 2021
Summer Mailbag Edition
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writer Matt Larkin: It's a special all-mailbag edition for the dog days of summer! Listener questions include: - Will Tuukka Rask play in the NHL again? - Would the Oilers trade Leon Draisaitl if they don't improve in the next couple seasons? - Which teams would roll the dice on a Jack Eichel disk surgery? - Will Kirill Kaprizov really leave for the KHL? - What is Sean Monahan's trade value? And much more!
Aug 10, 2021
Seth and Caleb Jones on Becoming NHL Teammates and More
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On a special episode of The Hockey News Podcast, Chicago Blackhawks defensemen and brothers Seth and Caleb Jones join senior writer Matt Larkin to discuss a variety of topics, including: - Why Seth committed to the Blackhawks on a long-term deal - Their reactions to becoming teammates after both were traded this off-season - Training and living together - Seth's venture into the Hemp and CBD business as a brand ambassador for Uncle Bud's - The idea of becoming role models for the black hockey community as teammates - Rapid Fire Game: including trying to guess each other's EA Sports ratings And much more!
Aug 09, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: What Happens to Evander Kane if Gambling Accusations Prove True?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin? - Evander Kane's wife Anna Kane accuses him of gambling on his own games and throwing games. If the NHL finds evidence to confirm his guilt, what is an appropriate punishment? - A few playoff contenders have been notably silent this off-season. Which fan bases should be particularly worried about their teams standing pat? - Jack Eichel's agents issue a statement claiming that the trade process isn't working and that he needs permission for surgery soon if he wants to recover for the 2021-22 season. What does Sabres GM Kevyn Adams do now? - Marc-Andre Fleury changes his mind and decides he'll play for the Chicago Blackhawks this coming season. Will they make the playoffs with him in their net? - No more David Krejci and perhaps no more Tuukka Rask. With few players left from their 2011 championship team, are the Bruins watching their Stanley Cup window close? - Listener mailbag, including: predicting the next captains for the six franchises with vacancies And more!
Aug 03, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Early 2021 Free Agency Winners and Losers
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On the latest Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - We run down the winners and losers as Day 1 of 2021 NHL free agency winds down. Which teams made the smartest moves? Which teams did too much or too little? - Which high-impact players are still available on the UFA market? And more!
Jul 28, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: 2021 Free Agency Preview
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: It's a special preview episode on the eve of unrestricted free agency. Topics include: - Projected landing spots and/or bets fits for top UFAs from Dougie Hamilton to Philipp Grubauer to Blake Coleman and more - Top candidates to be overpaid - Top bargain candidates - Best cost-efficient targets for goalie-starved teams - Which Cup contenders should be most and least aggressive pursuing UFAs? - Listener mailbag, including: which RFA is most likely to receive an unmatchable offer sheet? And more!
Jul 27, 2021
Winners and Losers of the 2021 NHL Draft
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Which teams came out looking like geniuses? Which teams missed the mark? Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis break down the winners and losers from the 2021 NHL draft.
Jul 24, 2021
Reacting to Day 1 of the NHL Draft
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Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis react to Day 1 of the NHL draft, including the winners on Friday, the Logan Mailloux pick and the trades that proceeded the action.
Jul 24, 2021
Reacting to the Seattle Kraken's Expansion Draft Roster
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How did the Seattle Kraken do at the NHL expansion draft? What's next for the league's newest franchise? Steven Ellis, Avry Lewis-McDougall, Nick Emanuelli and David Alter break down Wednesday's big event.
Jul 22, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: 2021 NHL Entry Draft Preview
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: It's a special preview episode for the 2021 NHL entry draft, including: - Projecting the top five selections - Is the 2021 draft class relatively "weak"? - Will we see more busts and steals this year because of COVID-19's impact on scouting? - Who will be the steal of the draft in the mid-to-late rounds? - Predicting which prominent player(s) might get traded before or during the draft - An update on Logan Mailloux renouncing his draft status after his criminal conviction - Listener mailbag: Which team will make the biggest reach in the draft? And much more!
Jul 20, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Seattle Expansion Draft Preview
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: We preview the Seattle Kraken expansion draft, which takes place July 21. Topics include: - Should GM Ron Francis build a team that competes right away or one that will contend years down the road? - Which bad contracts might the Kraken be willing to acquire? - Who will be Seattle's starting goalie on opening night? - Which team is in the biggest pickle, forced to lose a good player to Seattle? - Will the Kraken make any hometown player selections? - Which players may be traded in the next week for expansion-draft reasons a la Viktor Arvidsson? - Listener mailbag, including: Which UFAs might Seattle target? Will any teams not meet their exposure requirements? And more!
Jul 13, 2021
Sami Jo's Podcast: Episode 11 – LaToya Clarke
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LaToya Clarke is one of the first elite Black players to make it far in the women's game. She captained the University of Minnesota to a national championship and went on to play pro hockey for seven seasons and even got to represent her country internationally. She went on to work in the hockey industry where she’s been thriving for more than a decade.
Jul 11, 2021
Breaking Down the Stanley Cup Final
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The Tampa Bay Lightning are Stanley Cup champions for the second consecutive season. Steven Ellis, Nick Emanuelli, Avry Lewis-McDougall and David Alter broke down what happened in Game 5 and all the biggest storylines coming out of the final.
Jul 08, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: 2020-21 Stanley Cup Final Preview
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin and feature writer Ken Campbell: We preview the Stanley Cup final matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens, assessing the teams in the following categories: - Offense - Defense - Goaltending - Special teams - Coaching - Intangibles Plus: predictions on a series winner, and more!
Jun 28, 2021
Inside Brock McGillis' Massive LGBTQ+ Inclusivity Project
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It started with a call for interview subjects. It led to dozens and eventually snowballed to more than a hundred people from the LGBTQ+ community eager to share their experiences in hockey. Brock McGillis' #HockeyPride interviews will begin launching before the end of the month. He caught up with senior writer Matt Larkin to discuss his project, the state of inclusivity in hockey today, Carl Nassib coming out in the NFL and much more.
Jun 24, 2021
Answering All Your Prospect Questions
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This week on the Prospect Podcast with Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy: - How good has Cole Caufield been in his first Stanley Cup playoffs? - Vasili Podkolzin vs. Cole Perfetti - A current prospect proving people wrong - Over-valuing first-round picks - Hilarious prospect stories - The future in Detroit And more!
Jun 23, 2021
Does Officiating in the NHL Need a Total Reset?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin and feature writer Ken Campbell: - Have officials jumped the shark in their effort to control the game? What needs to change going forward? - The Coyotes and defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson agree to explore trade options. Which team(s) could use him most? - Does Matthew Tkachuk really want out of Calgary? Which teams should line up with offers for him? - The Seattle Kraken are circling Rick Tocchet for their coaching vacancy. What type of bench boss is best for an expansion team? - Listener mailbag, including: What changes would we make to the NHL Awards? And more!
Jun 22, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Will Gerard Gallant Lead the Rangers to the Playoffs?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - The New York Rangers name Gerard Gallant as their new head coach. Is he the right hire? - The Colorado Avalanche went from seemingly unstoppable to dropping four straight to the Vegas Golden Knights and bowing out in Round 2. What should GM Joe Sakic do to get his team over the hump? - The Carolina Hurricanes give defenseman Dougie Hamilton permission to speak with other teams before free agency, setting up a potential sign-and-trade. Who should pursue him most aggressively? - Goaltender Tuukka Rask needs hip surgery and won't return until winter 2022. How does that affect his UFA future? Should the Boston Bruins still bring him back? - Seven seasons and three playoff series wins for the Winnipeg Jets under coach Paul Maurice. Is it time to part ways? - Listener mailbag: Why do the analytics and eye test clash so much with Seth Jones? And more!
Jun 15, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: How Good Are the Montreal Canadiens?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast with Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell: - How good are the Montreal Canadiens? - Vegas has squared its series with Colorado; who is the Golden Knights playoff MVP so far? - Are we ready to call the Bruins 'David Pastrnak's Team' yet? - Carolina is on the ropes against Tampa Bay. With Dougie Hamilton an upcoming UFA, do the Canes take a step back next year? - Taya Currie becomes the first woman drafted into the OHL - Mailbag questions And more!
Jun 08, 2021
Sami Jo's Podcast: Episode 9 – Cassie Campbell-Pascall
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Cassie Campbell-Pascall was the captain of two gold medal-winning hockey teams and currently works as an analyst for Hockey Night in Canada. She talked to host Sami Jo Small about how to adapt to change, how to be a leader and how to get the most from a team. They delve into her career in broadcasting and the lessons she learned from her playing career that has served her throughout her life.
Jun 06, 2021
Prospect Podcast: Early 2021 Mock Draft Edition
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The draft lottery was held earlier this week, with the Buffalo Sabres taking the No. 1 spot. Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy do a mock draft for the top 16 picks, and Ken Campbell interviews top prospect Matty Beniers about his season.
Jun 04, 2021
NHL Draft Lottery: Post-Lottery Reactions
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Who will the Buffalo Sabres pick first overall at the 2021 NHL draft? Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy break down what happened at the draft lottery and who the Sabres might be interested in.
Jun 02, 2021
Playoff Preview: Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets
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The Winnipeg Jets swept Edmonton in round one. The Montreal Canadiens took Toronto to seven. One team is rested, one team is fully involved still. Who takes the series? Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin discuss.
Jun 02, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: How on Earth do You Fix the Maple Leafs?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - The Toronto Maple Leafs choke again, lose in opening round of post-season for fifth straight year. What do you do with this team if you're GM Kyle Dubas? - Breaking down Round 2 of the North Division bracket between the Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens - With Seth Jones likely gone, do the Blue Jackets have no choice but to rebuild? - Gabriel Landeskog says Ryan Reaves, who earned a two-game suspension, is on a mission to hurt people. Is that true? - Listener mailbag, including: why do some players struggle so much more in the playoffs than the regular season? And more!
Jun 01, 2021
The Top Storylines to Watch in the Golden Knights, Avalanche Playoff Series
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The Avalanche struck first in Game 1, but there's still so much hockey to be played in what should be an intense series. Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin take a look at the top storylines to follow.
May 31, 2021
Playoff Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
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One team is hot off of a Stanley Cup run. The other wants to become the next big powerhouse. Who'll win between Tampa Bay and Carolina? Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss.
May 30, 2021
Storytellers with Ian Pulver: Jon Morosi Hits it Out of the Park
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This week on the podcast, NHL and MLB Network analyst Jon Morosi joined host Ian Pulver to chat about his dual career, which NHLers would be great and baseball and more. Morosi offers a unique perspective as he juggles the worlds of two professional sports better than anyone since Bo Jackson. Listen in as he details which NHL players he would choose to have in his baseball starting lineup, his favorite arenas to watch a game, and more stories from a long and busy career.
May 29, 2021
Playoff Preview: Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders
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The Bruins and Islanders are two hard-nosed teams coming off of strong first-round performances. Who has the edge in the second round? Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell break the series down.
May 29, 2021
How do the Edmonton Oilers Get Over the Hump?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - The Edmonton Oilers are stunningly swept by the Winnipeg Jets. What must this franchise do to start going deep in the playoffs and not waste the primes of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl? - The Washington Capitals bow out quickly in Round 1. Is the contention window starting to close for this veteran team? - The Boston Bruins are 16-4-1 since acquiring Taylor Hall, including the playoffs. Are they the team to beat right now? - Does GM Jim Benning deserve another shot after a cursed season in Vancouver? Or do the Canucks need a new GM? - Listener mailbag, including: what does a realistic Sam Reinhart trade look like? And more!
May 25, 2021
Sami Jo's Podcast: Episode 8 – Wally Kozak
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Wally Kozak coached Canada’s 2002 Olympic gold medal-winning team. More than that, he’s spent a lifetime in hockey, teaching, mentoring and growing the game at every level in Canada and overseas. Respected throughout the hockey community, he shares his philosophies on the role of coaches and leaders in our society.
May 24, 2021
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: End of Season Prospect Awards
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With most junior hockey season done for the year, Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis break down the top prospects from all the major leagues around the world. Plus, Ken Campbell chats with top prospect Owen Power about the upcoming NHL draft.
May 19, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Does the NHL Have a Cap Circumvention Problem?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - The Tampa Bay Lightning play the LTIR game to perfection and get a dominant Nikita Kucherov back for Game 1 of the playoffs. Should we be mad at Tampa? Mad at the CBA? Neither of the above? - Which team is under the most pressure to advance past Round 1 of the post-season this year? - Which non-playoff teams are we the most worried about long term? Which non-playoff teams are we the most optimistic about? - The Florida Panthers' Sam Bennett gets a one-game suspension for boarding the Lightning's Blake Coleman. Justice served, or too short of a ban? - Listener mailbag, including: is Jonathan Huberdeau the NHL's most underrated player? And more!
May 18, 2021
Playoff Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes
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The Carolina Hurricanes are considered a Stanley Cup favorite, but the Nashville Predators proved they're not one to mess with this season. Who takes the victory? Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin preview the series.
May 17, 2021
Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
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Can Sid the Kid help the Penguins win it all again, or will the Islanders go on another long run of their own? Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin preview the series.
May 15, 2021
Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers
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Can the Lightning win consecutive titles, or will the Panthers continue their hot run when it matters most? Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin break down the highly awaited Battle of Florida.
May 13, 2021
The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast: Keeper League Edition
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This week on The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast with senior writer Matt Larkin: It's a special keeper-league edition! - Recommendations for keepers to scoop up in shallow, medium and deep leagues - Strategy tip of the week: younger isn't always better - Answering your keeper-league dilemmas, such as: (a) Patrice Bergeron or Steven Stamkos? (b) Tim Stutzle or Trevor Zegras? (c) Max Pacioretty or Kyle Connor? (d) Carter Hart or Ilya Sorokin? (e) Aleksander Barkov or Patrick Kane? Plus: questions on how to start a keeper league, when and when not to trade your draft picks and much more!
May 12, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Where Does Jack Eichel Go From Here?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Jack Eichel slams the Buffalo Sabres for mishandling his back injury, hints that he'll be playing for a new team next year. Who is to blame for the fracturing of his relationship with the Sabres? Who is the right suitor to acquire him? - The New York Rangers axed GM Jeff Gorton and president John Davidson in a shocker last week. Can Chris Drury handle replacing both of them? Are the Blueshirts doomed? - The Columbus Blue Jackets and Arizona Coyotes part ways with coaches John Tortorella and Rick Tocchet, respectively. What's next for each of them? Who should replace them in Columbus and Arizona? - The Blue Jackets insist Patrik Laine remains a big part of their future after a disastrous first season. Will he rebound with a new coach in 2021-22? - Listener mailbag, including: will the Tom Wilson incident inspire teams to bulk up their rosters as protection? And more!
May 11, 2021
Sami Jo's Podcast: Episode 7 – Becky Kelllar
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Three-time Olympic Gold medalist Becky Kellar chats with Sami Jo Small about how to reinvent yourself to stay valuable and how to stay at the top of your game.
May 09, 2021
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: Recapping the U-18 World Championship
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Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy break down all the happenings from the U-18s, including the highly talked about the match between Connor Bedard and Matvei Michkov, the struggles for USA and Sweden and the players that stood out the most.
May 07, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Is Tom Wilson too Dangerous for the NHL?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Tom Wilson goes off against the New York Rangers with dangerous attacks on Pavel Buchnevich and Artemi Panarin but walks away with only a $5,000 fine. Is Wilson too dangerous for the NHL right now? - Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews continue to post video-game numbers. Do we care about the "North Division is inferior" debate? - Kirill Kaprizov and Jason Robertson are neck and neck for the Calder Trophy. Who has the edge? And what about Alex Nedeljkovic? - Ryan Miller will retire after this season. He's not a Hall of Famer…right? - The Ottawa Senators were 2-11-1 and are 18-16-4 since then. Are they for real or just a team playing well with no pressure? - Listener mailbag, including: what should the Boston Bruins do with all their UFAs this summer? And more!
May 04, 2021
Storytellers Featuring Ian Pulver: Brian Lawton, Hockey Expert
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This week on Storytellers with Ian Pulver, Brian Lawton shares advice and stories from a career that has spanned five decades as a player, agent, GM and broadcaster.
May 01, 2021
The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast: Should You Load Your Roster With Canucks Now?
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This week on The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast, with senior writer Matt Larkin: - Top waiver-wire pickups for shallow, medium and deep leagues - Strategy tip of the week: study every goalie's schedule - Starting Lineup: best discontinued products - Taking listener questions on pool topics such as: (a) Will Connor McDavid reach 100 points this season? (b) How many teams are too many in a fantasy hockey pool? (c) Better keeper: Quinn Hughes or Adam Fox? (d) How do you replace Nikolaj Ehlers after his season-ending injury? (e) Should you drop better players for Canucks since they have so many games left? (f) How do you adjust your scoring system to make goalies more valuable? And much more!
Apr 28, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: How Legitimate are the Minnesota Wild?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Andrew Shaw retires at 29 because of concussions. Will we keep seeing more players leave the game before their 30s because of head trauma? - Jakob Chychrun leads all defensemen with 16 goals. Has he entered the Norris Trophy chat? - Cole Caufield finally debuts in the NHL. What's his long-term ceiling? - Patrick Roy wants back into the NHL as a coach or executive. What role, if any, suits him best? - The Minnesota Wild have won seven straight games. Are they a Stanley Cup threat despite sharing a division with the superpowered Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche? - After the Nova Scotia government forces the cancellation of the Women's World Championship due to COVID-19 concerns, the IIHF admits it had no backup plan. Understandable or inexcusable? - Listener mailbag, including: Who gets a higher AAV on his next contract – Brady Tkachuk or Andrei Svechnikov? And more!
Apr 27, 2021
Sami Jo's Podcast: Episode 6 – Natalie Spooner
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Olympic gold medalist and world champion Natalie Spooner joins Sami Jo Small to share her thoughts on how to bring your best to your team and be a valuable teammate.
Apr 25, 2021
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: Under-18 World Championship Preview
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This week on the Prospect Podcast, Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy get you ready with all you need to know about the upcoming Under-18 World Hockey Championship. Plus, Ryan chats with 2021 NHL draft prospect Oscar Plandowski of the Charlottetown Islanders.
Apr 21, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Is Patrick Marleau a Hall of Famer?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Patrick Marleau sets a new all-time games record at 1,768. Is he a Hall of Famer? - The Vancouver Canucks return to action reluctantly after their COVID-19 variant nightmare. Should they be playing at all for the rest of the year? - Are the Tampa Bay Lightning still the Stanley Cup favorite if Steven Stamkos' injury lingers into the post-season yet again? - The New Jersey Devils drop six straight games, and the Buffalo Sabres have almost caught them in the East standings. Why aren't people piling on the Devils more? How do you fix this franchise? - The Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche are the league's hottest teams. Who is the class of the West? - Listening mailbag, including: who will be 'The Craig MacTavish of visors'? And more!
Apr 20, 2021
The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast: Trade Deadline Fallout
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This week on The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast, with senior writer Matt Larkin: - Assessing which players gained or lost fantasy value at the trade deadline - Top waiver-wire pickups for shallow, medium and deep leagues - Strategy tip of the week: the time for patience is over - Starting Lineup: funniest movies of all-time - Taking listener questions on pool topics such as: (a) Keeper league decision: Brock Boeser or Travis Konecny? (b) Will Jakub Vrana's career explode in Detroit? (c) Will Taylor Hall find redemption on Boston? (d) Is Nikita Gusev a priority pickup for the fantasy playoffs? (e) Better keeper for the next five years: Jack Eichel or Aleksander Barkov? (f) How to define collusion when deciding whether to veto a trade And much more!
Apr 14, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Recapping the 2021 Trade Deadline
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast: Senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin analyze all the biggest stories from NHL trade deadline day, including: - Naming top winner teams and loser teams - Breaking down the most significant trades from the days leading up to the deadline: Anthony Mantha, Taylor Hall, Nick Foligno, David Savard and more - Thoughts on the contract extensions for Alex Iafallo and Scott Laughton And more!
Apr 12, 2021
Sami Jo's Podcast: Episode 5 – Daniele Sauvageau
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Danièle Sauvageau guided Canada to a gold medal at the 2002 Olympics. She has 24 years of experience with the RCMP and the Montreal Police Force and even coached in the QMJHL with the Montreal Rocket. Host Sami Jo Small chatted with Sauvageau about her passion for the game and her strategic initiatives that have helped her teams towards growth and success.
Apr 11, 2021
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: Canada's U-18 Hopes and Chase Stillman Interview
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This week on the Prospect Podcast, Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis talk about Canada's U-18 World Championship team, the Biosteel Top Prospects Game, the recent Minnesota High School Tournament and more. Plus, an interview with 2021 NHL draft prospect Chase Stillman.
Apr 07, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Preview
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: It's our 2021 NHL trade deadline preview, teeing up the big day, which arrives April 12. Topics covered include: - Will COVID-19 and salary-cap complications make this the quietest trade deadline ever? - Should the Leafs pursue another goalie, or is Jack Campbell their No. 1 now? - Which pieces will go in a potential Columbus Blue Jackets fire sale? - Predicting landing spots for Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri, Rickard Rakell and other prominent trade candidates - Be the GM: what would you do at the deadline if you were in charge of (insert team here)? - Listener mailbag, including: Which established young NHLers should seller teams covet? And much more!
Apr 06, 2021
Storytellers Featuring Ian Pulver: Dan Craig, Hockey's Ice King
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In order for a hockey player to perform to the best of his abilities at any level, the ice needs to be sensational. There are so many factors that go into building the perfect sheet of ice, and the NHL's "King of the Ice”, Dan Craig, talked to Ian Pulver about his journey to the historic Edmonton Northlands Coliseum and beyond. Craig talks about creating ice surfaces, building operations, outdoor games and other topics. Listeners will hear about all the great opportunities in the hockey world on the building operations side of the game, a side that doesn't get much attention in the sport.
Apr 03, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: The Predators are Back!
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell and Ryan Kennedy - With the trade deadline approaching, which of these teams should be active and who should stand pat? - Florida: just lost Ekblad, but are comfortably in a post-season spot. Should they add? - Nashville; looked out of it a month ago, now they're fourth with their competitors swooning. Now what? - Arizona: St. Louis looks vulnerable and the Coyotes could use a positive finish - The Tim Peel incident brought up the importance of fairness in the game - especially because gambling is poised to be much bigger in the sport in the coming years. What are the long-term effects of the Peel Hot Mic? - Disney has a new Mighty Ducks show: Do we begrudgingly acknowledge the importance of this franchise? (and how many of the movies have you seen?) - Mailbag questions And more!
Mar 30, 2021
Sami Jo's Podcast: Episode 4: Susie Yuen
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Susie Yuen, a pioneer in women’s hockey, joins Sami Jo Small to talk about from her experience with the Canadian national team, her time with the University of Manitoba Bisons and her time spent coaching in China. Yuen shares her experience about growing up as a first-generation Canadian, the support of her friends and family and how sport can build communities.
Mar 28, 2021
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: Connor Bedard is a Star and Cole Sillinger Interview
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This week on the Prospect Podcast with Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy: - Three prospects to watch right now - Comparing Connor Bedard to Connor McDavid - NCAA tournament: Who are some of the top prospects to watch? - Luke Hughes injury - out for the year, but will it hurt his draft standing? - Is Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen going to save the Sabres in the future? - Cole Sillinger interview And more!
Mar 24, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Mid-Season Mailbag Edition
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: It's a special all-mailbag edition as the NHL season reaches its midway mark. Questions include: - Which team(s) are in position to lose important players in the expansion draft? - Will Ryan Getzlaf go to market as a UFA this summer? - Will the North Division still host playoff games in Canada after the first two rounds? - A possible destination for Igor Larionov's first NHL coaching gig - What would a Dallas Stars firesale look like? And many more.
Mar 23, 2021
Storytellers Featuring Ian Pulver: Glenn Healy Always Has Your Back
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Glenn Healy joins Ian Pulver on this week's episode of Storytellers. Healy is known most for his exploits as NHL goaltender, but he now acts as the executive director of the NHL Alumni Association. Healy talks about his mission with the group and the support he has received from hockey greats such as Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey and Mark Messier. Healy paints the picture of what it is like for a player as he transitions out of the game and has some great messages for current players, too. Whether it tending goal, behind the broadcast mic or championing player causes, Healy does it with passion and determination. The son of a World War II veteran, Healy’s approach to everything he does is "all in."
Mar 20, 2021
The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast: Get Back on the Bobrovsky Train?
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This week on The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast, with senior writer Matt Larkin: - Top waiver-wire pickups for shallow, medium and deep leagues - Strategy tip of the week: Know your league's scoring system - Starting Lineup: the best books about sports - Taking listener questions on pool topics such as: (a) Who has the better career five years down the road: Cale Makar or Quinn Hughes? (b) How far has Jack Eichel's fantasy value fallen, injury aside? (c) Is now the time to reinvest in Ilya Samsonov? (d) Is Carey Price ready to carry fantasy teams again? (e) Is Sergei Brobrovsky truly back? (f) Rest of season value: Kieffer Bellows vs. William Karlsson And much more!
Mar 17, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Are the Leafs Going to be OK?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Roughly at the NHL season's midway point, who is the Stanley Cup frontrunner? Who deserves the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year? - The Toronto Maple Leafs' grip on first place in the North loosens after five losses in six games. What's the cause of their struggles? - With news that Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov will likely return in time for the playoffs when the salary cap disappears: is cap circumvention going to be a problem at the trade deadline? - Erik Karlsson doesn't want to be part of a rebuild in San Jose. Is there any hope of the San Jose Sharks being contenders any time soon? - The @New York Islanders are now top-five in the NHL in points percentage. Why do we underestimate them year after year? - Listener mailbag, including: how will the new ESPN TV deal impact the NHL? And more!
Mar 16, 2021
Sami Jo's Podcast: Episode 3 – Jennifer Botterill
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Four-time Olympian, three-time Olympic gold medallist, Harvard grad and NHL hockey analyst Jennifer Botterill joins Sami Jo to share insights on high-performing individuals and teams. Botterill shares her insights from her experience with the Canadian National Team, her time at Harvard University and how she finds balance with an incredibly demanding schedule. She talks about what makes a great coach, the positive role her family played in her life and how to create a supportive nurturing environment in order to find success.
Mar 15, 2021
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: Re-drafting 2020 and Sebastian Cossa Interview
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This week on the Prospect Podcast with Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis: - Ryan's prospects of the week - Re-drafting the 2020 NHL top three - is there a new No. 1 top prospect? - The top NHL-affiliated and UFA NCAA prospects - Matvei Michkov's new contract - Who are the top goalies for the 2021 draft? - Detroit's future in net - An interview with 2021 NHL draft prospect Sebastian Cossa
Mar 10, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Who Will Be the Top Trade Deadline Target?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson gets a seven-game suspension for boarding Boston's Brandon Carlo. Was the punishment severe enough? - Darryl Sutter takes over as coach of the Calgary Flames. Can he duplicate the mid-season turnaround he executed in Los Angeles nine years ago? - Proposed NHL draft-lottery changes include only two teams winning the lottery, only jumping up 10 spots and not jumping up to win the lottery more than twice in five years. Good changes or bad changes? - What must the NWHL do to ensure the Isobel Cup final gets played without another COVID-19 debacle? - Who will be the top target league-wide at the NHL trade deadline next month? - Listener mailbag, including: Which team will disappoint in the playoffs? And more!
Mar 09, 2021
Storytellers Featuring Ian Pulver: Elliotte Friedman, Hockey's Media Superstar
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On this week’s episode, Sportnet's Elliotte Friedman joins Ian Pulver to talk about his journey from the University of Western Ontario Gazette Newspaper to being a major force on Hockey Night in Canada. Friedman covers a host of topics, from Usain Bolt’s world-record performance at the Olympics to rendering great advice to future media contributors.
Mar 06, 2021
The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast: End of the Line for Price, Malkin and Karlsson?
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This week on The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast, with senior writer Matt Larkin: - Top waiver-wire pickups for shallow, medium and deep leagues - Strategy tip of the week: Collecting phone numbers - Starting Lineup: Worst Movies - Taking listener questions on pool topics such as: (a) Do Cal Petersen and Chris Driedger have long-term fantasy value? (b) What's something fantasy managers overlook? (c) Is it time to give up on Carey Price as a fantasy star? (d) You should trade Patrick Kane for Nathan MacKinnon…right? (e) Is it more than a slump for Evgeni Malkin? (f) Is Erik Karlsson done as an elite fantasy contributor? And many more!
Mar 03, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: How do the Sabres Extinguish Their Tire Fire?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - The Sabres keep losing games. Jeff Skinner is a $9-million healthy scratch. Jack Eichel and coach Ralph Krueger can't even agree on how Eichel got injured. What does the future hold for this floundering franchise? - Jordan Binnington melts down and attacks three San Jose Sharks after being pulled. Was it a sign of a fiery competitor or a bad look? - Patrick Kane reaches 400 goals. Is he the greatest U.S.-born player of all-time? - How much runway does coach John Tortorella have left in Columbus? - The PWHPA makes history with nationally televised game at Madison Square Garden. Does the event move the needle for the future of women's hockey? And much more!
Mar 02, 2021
Sami Jo's Podcast: Episode 2 - Roberta Bartolo
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A long-time hockey player, Roberta Bartolo talks about being black in the hockey world, her time on the University of Manitoba team, and about conquering difficult tasks.
Feb 28, 2021
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: The AHL is Flying and Scott Morrow Interview
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- An update on the top prospects in the AHL - With so many junior-aged players playing well in the AHL, will we see the NHL push to change the league's eligibility regulations? - Matt Savoie is staying in the USHL - good move for his development? - What's the deal with Aatu Raty? - Interview with 2021 NHL draft prospect Scott Morrow And more!
Feb 24, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: What's Next for Artemi Panarin?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Artemi Panarin takes a leave of absence from the New York Rangers in the wake of what the Rangers call a "fabricated story" of him assaulting an 18-year-old woman in 2011. Is there any validity to the allegations? Is the Putin government strong-arming Panarin? What happens to the Rangers' 2020-21 season now? - Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews continue to post unbelievable numbers this season. Have they officially arrived as the Gretzky/Lemieux and Crosby/Ovechkin pillars of this generation? Does playing in the North Division detract from the statistics this season? - The Pegulas have now owned the Buffalo Sabres for 10 years. The Sabres are in danger of tying an NHL record with 10 straight playoff misses. Will the franchise ever succeed under this ownership? - Sidney Crosby after 1,000 games: where does he rank among the all-time great players? - Should the NHL stage more outdoor games that are heavy on aesthetics and light on attendance like the Lake Tahoe experience? - Listener mailbag, including: is coach Claude Julien's job in jeopardy in Montreal? And more!
Feb 23, 2021
Storytellers Featuring Ian Pulver: Ken Baumgartner's Journey From the NHL to Harvard
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This week on Storytellers with host Ian Pulver, former NHLer Ken Baumgartner joins to discuss his adventures from going to the NHL to build a successful career in business. A native of Flin Flon, Man., Baumgartnerplayed over 700 NHL games before graduating from the hallowed halls of Harvard University with an MBA. Listeners will learn how he relied on will, determination, sacrifice, intellect and so much more to forge both a great NHL tenure before building an impressive business career.
Feb 20, 2021
The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast: Is Jack Roslovic the Real Deal?
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This week on The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast, with senior writer Matt Larkin: - Top waiver-wire pickups for shallow, medium and deep leagues - Strategy tip of the week: Prey on the basement dwellers in the standings - Starting Lineup: Pet Peeves - Taking listener questions on pool topics such as: (a) Should you play conservatively in keeper leagues in case this season ends up cancelled? (b) Time to cash in Joe Pavelski after his amazing start? (c) Will the North Division's high-scoring ways keep making a big impact on fantasy values? (d) Will Alexis Lafreniere and Kaapo Kakko be OK? (e) Time to bail on Sergei Bobrovsky if you own him? Or buy low if you don't? (f) Can Jack Roslovic be a high-end fantasy option for a full season and beyond? And many more!
Feb 17, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Do Bad Teams Need Better Draft Lottery Odds?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Updating our Stanley Cup predictions at the quarter-season mark - Making early Hart Trophy predictions at the quarter-season mark - Alex Galchenyuk joins his seventh team in his 10th season. Why do teams give up on him so often? - Will the NHL's new COVID-19 protocols finally work? Will we finally stop seeing teams locked down? - Listener questions, including: Do you believe in the Calgary Flames? And more!
Feb 16, 2021
Sami Jo's Podcast: Episode 1 - Cheryl Pounder
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In the inaugural episode of Sami Jo's Podcast with Sami Jo Small, two-time Olympic gold medalist and six-time World Champion, Cheryl Pounder joins the show. Cheryl talks about how she overcame self-doubt to make it back to the Canadian national team and shares her insights on how to perform in a pressure situation and how to effectively communicate in a team dynamic.
Feb 14, 2021
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: Is it Worth Tanking in 2021?
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This week on The Hockey News Prospect Podcast with Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis: - Three prospects to watch - Who is the No. 1 prospect for the 2021 draft? - Is this a good year to tank for the draft? - Should you be worried about Alexis Lafreniere? - An interview with 2021 draft prospect Zachary L'Heureux
Feb 10, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Can the Vancouver Canucks be Fixed?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Can the Vancouver Canucks' season be saved, or are heads about to roll at the coaching and front-office level? - Was the NHL right to uphold the blown offside review in the Blue Jackets/Hurricanes game? - John Tortorella has already benched Patrik Laine during a game. Are the Blue Jackets playing a risky game with their pending RFA? - Tom Brady has more Super Bowls than any other NFL team. Who is hockey's equivalent? - Is Auston Matthews now a top-three player in the world? - Can the NWHL find a way to thrive without the NHL stepping in to help? - Listener mailbag, including: Who would have the better career…Johnny Gaudreau using Zdeno Chara's stick, or Zdeno Chara using Johnny Gaudreau's stick? And more!
Feb 09, 2021
Storytellers Featuring Ian Pulver: Tom Kurvers, from Stanley Cup to NHL Management
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Minnesota Wild assistant GM Tom Kurvers chats about winning the Stanley Cup with Montreal, working in management with legends such as Gretzky and Yzerman, his current fight against cancer and so much more.
Feb 06, 2021
The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast: Sell High on Tyler Toffoli?
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This week on The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast, with Matt Larkin: - Top waiver-wire pickups for shallow, medium and deep leagues - Strategy tip of the week: Capitalize on COVID cancellations - Starting Lineup: Most Unbreakable NHL records - Taking listener questions on pool topics such as: (a) Should you sell high on Tyler Toffoli? (b) What is Connor McDavid's fantasy trade value? (c) Which player has lost the most fantasy value this season? (d) Who is the safest mid-range player to pick every year? (e) Which fantasy categories are the worst to use? (f) Who has more value for the next three years: Jack Eichel or Artemi Panarin? And many more!
Feb 03, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Should the Next Penguins GM Consider Rebuilding?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Defenseman Tony DeAngelo clears waivers, and the New York Rangers say he's played his last game for them. Does he deserve a second chance with a new team, or is he out of chances? - The New Jersey Devils place 10 players on the COVID-19 list. Is there any chance the NHL can get through the entire season? Will bubbles be needed eventually? - With the North Division producing barn-burner games and teams beating up on the Ottawa Senators, will the division winner be a paper tiger in the playoffs? - Should the Pittsburgh Penguins' next GM hire consider reversing course from Jim Rutherford and exploring a rebuild? - Can Sam Bennett break out on a new team if the Calgary Flames trade him? - Listener mailbag, including: what's wrong with Matt Murray?
Feb 02, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Who Wins the Laine/Dubois Trade in the Short and Long Term?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic for Pierre-Luc Dubois and a 2022 third-round draft pick. Who wins the trade between the Winnipeg Jets and Columbus Blue Jackets in the short and long term? - Which other big names could end up traded this season? - Is it a good idea to stage a special prospects tournament to help scouts before the 2021 NHL draft? - Can Central teams overcome their condensed schedules as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: - Listener mailbag, including: who is the NHL's most underrated player today? And more!
Jan 26, 2021
Storytellers Featuring Ian Pulver: Paul Henry Has Seen Everything
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Former NHL scout and sports psychologist Paul Henry joins Ian Pulver to chat about his long career, the time he bought Dave Keon’s car and more.
Jan 23, 2021
The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast: Ranking the Russian Goalies
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This week on The Hockey News Fantasy Podcast, with Matt Larkin: - Top waiver wire pickups for shallow, medium and deep leagues - Strategy tip of the week - Taking listener questions on pool topics such as: (a) best strategies for a short season (b) how much to trust Ilya Sorokin (c) Igor Shesterkin's rest-of-season value vs. Anton Khudobin's (d) The best format for fantasy scoring (e) A fast-starting player to distrust long term (f) Filip Zadina's breakout potential And many more!
Jan 20, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Was Voracek Right to Rip a Reporter?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Jakub Voracek blasts Flyers reporter Mike Sielski during a post-game Zoom presser. Was it fair for Voracek to voice his opinion in that forum, or was it a low blow? - The Florida Panthers are reportedly using Keith Yandle's ironman streak to pressure him into waiving his no-movement clause. A dirty tactic or nothing personal? - Overreacting to early-season storylines: which NHL teams have our attention for good or bad reasons already? - Previewing the NWHL season, which begins Jan. 23 - Listener mailbag, including: what would be the appropriate trade package for the Montreal Canadiens to get Pierre-Luc Dubois? And more!
Jan 19, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: Predictions for the 2020-21 Season
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Predicting winners and dark horses for the Stanley Cup - Predicting winners and dark horses for the Hart, Art Ross, Rocket Richard, Norris, Vezina and Calder Trophies - Evander Kane files for bankruptcy, is $26.8 million in debt. How does this happen to a pro athlete? - Corey Crawford retires. Is he a Hall of Famer? - NBC Sports fires Mike Milbury and hires Mike Babcock. Is it a tone-deaf hire or does Babcock deserve a new opportunity? - Listener mailbag, including: which coach has the worst job security to open the season? And more!
Jan 12, 2021
The Hockey News Storytellers Featuring Ian Pulver: Scott Gomez's Alaskan Adventures
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On the fourth episode, two-time Stanley Cup Champion Scotty Gomez joins Ian Pulver to talk about his new endeavours, Scotty’s House and Story Time with Uncle Scott. Gomez, one of the very best storytellers in the business, covers an array of topics, including his days with the New Jersey Devils and his 1,000-plus games in the NHL. Gomez renders advice to current NHLers, future pros and players at all levels. He is entertaining and witty as he discusses his heritage, his Alaskan roots and his current Scotty's House adventures.
Jan 09, 2021
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: WJC Gold Medal Game Preview
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After a long road just to make the tournament happen, the World Junior Championship is ready for a spectacular finale. Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy break down what Canada and the United States will have to do to win gold in Edmonton.
Jan 05, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: 2020-21 East Division Preview
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Senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin break down the East Division for 2020-21. How will the standings play out between the Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals?
Jan 05, 2021
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: Previewing the World Junior Championship Semifinals
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With the final four teams determined, Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy break down the two semifinal matchups on Monday and give their picks as to who'll make their way to the championship game on Jan. 5.
Jan 04, 2021
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: Previewing the Quarter-Finals
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With the quarter-finals set to begin at the World Junior Championship on Saturday, Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy break down the four matchups and offer up their early picks for the tournament awards.
Jan 01, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: 2020-21 West Division Preview
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast: Senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin break down the West Division for 2020-21. How will the standings play out between the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues and Vegas Golden Knights?
Jan 01, 2021
The Hockey News Podcast: 2020-21 Central Division Preview
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast: Senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin break down the Central Division for 2020-21. How will the standings play out between the Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning?
Dec 29, 2020
The Hockey News Storytellers with Ian Pulver: Rod Braceful's Journey to the USNTDP
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Rod Braceful has been the assistant director of player personnel for the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP) for the past three years. But his career in hockey started long before that. As one of the primary scouts and recruiters for the program, Braceful plays an integral role in the machine that is the USNTDP. Listen as he takes host Ian Pulver on his journey from playing youth hockey in inner-city Detroit, all the way to his current prestigious position. This episode is a must-listen for players looking to evolve in their career as Braceful details the key factors that scouts search for in players both on and off the ice. On top of that, he takes a deep dive into how he broke into the hockey industry and gives actionable advice for those looking to do the same.
Dec 19, 2020
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: World Junior Championship Preview
00:54:56
Ahead of the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship, Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy break down everything about the tournament, including: - Team-by-team analysis - Players to watch - A look at the 2021 and 2022 NHL drafts And more!
Dec 17, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: 2020-21 All-Canadian Division Preview
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Senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin break down the soon-to-be confirmed all-Canadian Division for 2020-21. How will the standings play out? Which new rivalries might emerge? And more.
Dec 15, 2020
The Hockey News Storytellers With Ian Pulver: Jack Michaels is the Voice of Enthusiasm
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Jack Michaels has been the radio voice of the Edmonton Oilers for over 10 seasons, and he’s seen a lot. If you haven't heard Jack call an Oilers game you’re missing something. his passion radiates through the airwaves as he calls the play by play and brings the action from the arena to the listener. But Jack Michaels, the broadcaster, becomes so much more when you hear and know his story. Jack’s journey to calling Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaltl’s games in Oil Country is inspirational.
Dec 12, 2020
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: World Juniors In Trouble and Ayrton Martino Interview
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This week on the Prospect Podcast with Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy: - An interview with 2021 NHL draft prospect Ayrton Martin - Ryan discusses three prospects catching his eye right now - How concerned should we be about the World Junior Championship? - Breaking down the players missing the tournament - Will a goalie go in the top 10 at the 2021 NHL draft? - Will Cole Caufield's game transfer to the NHL? - Sleeper picks for the 2021 Calder Trophy And more!
Dec 09, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Should the IIHF Scrap the 2021 World Juniors?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini fires anthem singer Mark Donnelly in a tweet for performing at an anti-mask rally. Was it a fair decision or not? - COVID-19 is decimating world-junior rosters and even reaching the coaching ranks and IIHF administration now. Is it too soon to stage this tournament? Does the IIHF have to consider scrapping it for this year? - Many NHL teams are exploring the idea of outdoor games as part of their regular home schedules this season. A legit proposition or a sign of doomed times? - Seven NHL teams get to start their training camps early after failing to qualify for the 2019-20 bubble tournament: Anaheim, Buffalo, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Ottawa and San Jose. Which of these teams will fare the best in 2020-21? - Listener mailbag, including: What are some alternative ways to make money if the NHL can't get fans in seats this season? And more!
Dec 08, 2020
The Hockey News Storytellers with Ian Pulver: Nick Kypreos' Journey from Stanley Cup to TV
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On the first episode of The Hockey News Storytellers, Nick Kypreos joins host Ian Pulver to talk about his journey from childhood to parenthood, going from minor hockey to professional hockey, leaving the game with a major injury to become a trusted hockey broadcaster, insider, author and entrepreneur and more.
Dec 05, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: When is the NHL Going to Return?
00:48:36
This week on the podcast with Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell: - NHL and NHLPA - what's the deal? Are we going to get this season going or what? - The NWHL is heading into a bubble for a concentrated season. What do we think of this? - Tampa Bay re-signs Mikhail Sergachev, but is now over the cap with Anthony Cirelli and Erik Cernak still unsigned. Is dealing Tyler Johnson going to be enough? And what will that cost? - COVID-19 has shut down a lot of local teams and leagues, but businesses and schools are still open to the public nearly everywhere in North America. Is minor hockey getting a raw deal? And more!
Dec 01, 2020
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: Luke Hughes Joins the Show
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This week on the show, top 2021 NHL draft prospect Luke Hughes joins Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy to chat about his season so far through COVID-19, his future at the University of Michigan and the biggest lessons learned from brothers Jack and Quinn. Plus, the hosts answer your questions.
Nov 25, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: The Winners and Losers of Reverse Retro
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast with hosts Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell: - The NHL released all 31 Reverse Retro jerseys. Who are the winners and losers? - Why has Mike Hoffman still not signed? - The league and its players are still working on Jan 1 target date. Do we think it can happen? - There's been a lot of talk about which team had the best offseason. But who are the top bust teams for 2020-21? - Which host would win an arm wrestle? And more!
Nov 18, 2020
WHL Podcast Episode 7
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This week on the Women's Hockey Life podcast, Jaclyn Hawkins chats with three-time Olympic medalist, former PWHPA member, CWHL and NWHL player and mother, Meghan Duggan. After announcing her retirement only a few short weeks ago, Meghan goes in-depth on her successful hockey career as she discusses the Olympics, the hardships and successes she has experienced, her support system and her son, George As Meghan details her career, she talks about having the goal of being an Olympic hockey player as a young girl and the way she shaped herself to ensure her goal was met. Also, as the U.S. Women's National team captain for 2014 and 2018, she reflects on her experiences as a leader and the tough conversations she was a part of in regards to the 2017 boycott of the world championships. Despite the difficulty of discussing a career as monumental as Meghan's in under an hour, she certainly packs in a powerful and inspirational conversation for listeners.
Nov 13, 2020
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: Predicting the 2021 Calder Trophy Race
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The Hockey News Prospect Podcast returns with Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy to chat about: - Is Vasili Podkolzin's development being hurt in the KHL? - Owen Power not attending Canada's World Junior Championship camp - The fight for the 2021 Calder Trophy - Which 2020 draft prospects will make the jump to the NHL - Yaroslav Askarov And more!
Nov 11, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: All-Mailbag Edition, Vol. 4
00:46:59
This week on The Hockey News Podcast: It's another all-mailbag edition! Senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin tackle questions such as: - What should Jim Nill do with the Dallas Stars in the next few years? - What prospect could go from bust to breakout in the 2020-21 season? - Hot-take picks to be claimed in the expansion draft - Could an all-Canadian Division work as a long-term idea? - What NHL rule changes would we like to see? And many more!
Nov 09, 2020
Squid and the Ultimate Leafs Fan Podcast: Wendel Clark
01:26:29
Wendel Clark joins Mike Wilson and Rick Vaive on the show this week to talk about policing on-ice fights, the biggest change hockey since the 80s and his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, from start to finish
Nov 07, 2020
Women's Hockey Life Podcast: Episode 6 – Pearle Nerenberg
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This week on the Women's Hockey Life Podcast, Jaclyn Hawkins speaks with Pearle Nerenberg, owner of Eat This For Performance and former women's ice hockey player for Cornell University. Pearle discusses her path to Cornell University and how hockey led her to work in nutrition. Her dedication and drive to help her teammates and family members were the beginning of her journey to working with athletes to improve their nutritional health. She details the lack of information on nutrition she received as a student-athlete and that often the information that was supplied was confusing and hard to follow. She admits that she knew there had to be a better way to break down useful tips for eating for performance. From that point on, her hard work ethic and determination led her to launch her own business, Eat This For Performance, which allows hers to assist athletes become the best version of themselves through proper nutrition.
Nov 06, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: What's the Point of Banning Bodychecking?
00:42:47
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - The OHL may ban bodychecking as a result of an Ontario government ruling prohibiting physical contact. Would that plan actually reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure, though? - The Arizona Coyotes and the University of North Dakota have dropped Mitchell Miller in light of the news about his racism and assault on Isaiah Meyer-Crothers. Will Miller ever get another chance in competitive hockey? Should he? - Seattle Kraken GM Ron Francis says the flat salary cap could benefit his team in the expansion draft. Could Seattle duplicate Vegas' instant success? - The NHL's priority is a full 82-game schedule in 2021-22, Seattle's inaugural campaign. Is it worth "punting" the 2020-21 season and keeping it short and safe in the name of protecting 2021-22? - The Sedins will have to wait until 2022 to be Hall of Fame inductees after the 2020 class has been pushed to 2021. Who might join the Sedins as 2022 inductees? - Listener mailbag, including: Who takes a bigger step back…the Blues or the Bruins? And more!
Nov 03, 2020
Squid and the Ultimate Leafs Fan Podcast: Glenn Healy
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This week on the show, former NHL goaltender and current NHL Alumni executive director/president Glenn Healy joins to chat about what the
Oct 31, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Do Last-Place Teams Deserve Better Draft Lottery Odds?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Were the Arizona Coyotes wrong to draft Mitchell Miller? Does he deserve a second chance for his transgressions or are certain things unforgivable? - After GM meetings last week, the NHL still says it’s shooting for a Jan. 1 season start and an 82-game schedule. Do we really believe either of those is possible? - Some GMs believe the lottery odds need to go up for the worst team in the league after seeing Detroit get jobbed. Is that a valid request? - The Chicago Blackhawks sent a letter to their fans detailing a rebuild, a-la Rangers. Was it the right call? Do we believe they want to keep their veteran core on board, or could they entertain trades for the likes of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane at some point? - The Toronto Maple Leafs have loaded up on older, slower, tougher veterans. Will the strategy pay off next season? - Listener mailbag, including: Why are so many good UFA still unsigned? And much more!
Oct 27, 2020
Women's Hockey Life Podcast: Episode 4 – Maddy Millar
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In episode 4 of the Women's Hockey Life podcast, host Jaclyn Hawkins chats with Maddy Millar, a former collegiate women's hockey athlete and freelance graphic designer. Maddy reflects on her time as a student-athlete and how the transition from college to the "real world" has affected her.
Oct 23, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: All-Mailbag Edition, Vol. 3
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast: It's a special all-mailbag edition! Senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin answer listener questions, including: - What are the Chicago Blackhawks doing? Do they have a plan? - Can Bowen Byram make the Colorado Avlanche in 2020-21? - Is Chris Osgood a Hall of Famer? - Are the Calgary Flames done tinkering this off-season? - Is Steven Stamkos on the trade block? - If you could be GM of any NHL team, which would you choose? And many more!
Oct 20, 2020
Ian Pulver on the History of NHL's Salary Arbitration and the Effect of 2020
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Will Sports Group agent Ian Pulver offers a historical perspective on the NHL's salary arbitration dealings, including why it began in the first place, the changes since the early 1990s and the effect on the game today.
Oct 19, 2020
Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 18 – Coaching Hockey's Tough Guys
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This week on the show, Scott Morrison and Mike Keenan chat about free agency and some of the toughest players Iron Mike got to coach.
Oct 18, 2020
Women's Hockey Life Podcast: Episode 3 – Barb Egan
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This week on the Women's Hockey Life Podcast Jaclyn Hawkins talks with the owner of Alive Counseling, certified sports counsellor, and WHL Academy mindset coach, Barb Egan. Throughout the episode, listeners get to know more about Barb's journey to becoming a mindset coach and sports counsellor, her D1 athletic career and her time as a D1 ice hockey coach. Barb sauces up some excellent mental health advice listeners can take and utilize on and off the ice, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oct 16, 2020
Manon Rheaume on Lightning's Cup, NHL History and New Book
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Manon Rheaume, the first woman to ever play an NHL exhibition game, chatted with Breaking the Ice author Angie Bullaro and Steven Ellis to chat about the coolest celebrity encounter she had, playing in not one, but two games with Tampa Bay and the launch of the new children's book chronicling Rheaume's career.
Oct 14, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Free Agency Winners and Losers
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - The Vegas Golden Knights sign Alex Pietrangelo. Did they give up too many good players to clear cap space for him? - Why did Taylor Hall choose to sign with the Buffalo Sabres? - Top winners and losers of free agency so far - Which team is positioning itself as an early Stanley Cup favorite this off-season? - Listener mailbag, including: which team will be a surprise playoff seed next season? And more!
Oct 13, 2020
Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 17 – Coaching Superstars
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Mike Keenan coached more than his fair share of NHL superstars during his career. Scott Morrison and Iron Mike chat about some of the best of the best.
Oct 11, 2020
Squid and the Ultimate Leafs Fan: Danny Gare
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This week on the show, Danny Gare joins Mike Wilson and Rick Vaive to discuss Toronto's draft, Danny's Original Six arena tour as a player, how he got his nickname, 'Tickets' and more on a packed episode.
Oct 10, 2020
Women's Hockey Life Podcast: Episode 2 – Brianna Decker
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In the second episode, host Jaclyn Hawkins chats with Brianna Decker, two-time Olympian, PWHPA member and member of the U.S. National Women's ice hockey team. Throughout the episode, Jaclyn touches on Brianna's training during the COVID-19 pandemic, recovering through injuries and improving her mindset to motivate her on and off the ice. The fun doesn't stop there. Brianna also talks about her time as an assistant coach for the U-18 national women's hockey team and how coaching has broadened her perspective for the game.
Oct 09, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: 2020 Free Agency Preview
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: It's our 2020 free agency preview, with predictions and analysis before the big day arrives Oct. 9. Topics include: - Projected landing spots for the top tier of UFAs, from Alex Pietrangelo to Taylor Hall to Torey Krug - Which team is under the most pressure to be busy in free agency? - Who are the best fits for top UFA goaltenders Braden Holtby and Jacob Markstrom? - Where might Henrik Lundqvist sign if he stays in the NHL? - Top UFA bargain picks and bust picks - Who are the top offer-sheet candidates? - Listener mailbag, including: how does Matt Niskanen's retirement affect the Flyers' free-agency plans? And more!
Oct 06, 2020
Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 16 – The Chicago Blackhawk Years
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This week on the show, Scott Morrison and Mike Keenan chat about Iron Mike coaching in the same building that Michael Jordan played in and the odd location where Jeremy Roenick told Mike to draft him back in 1988.
Oct 04, 2020
Squid and the Ultimate Leafs Fan: Brad May
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Former NHLer Brad May joins Mike Wilson and Rick Vaive to talk playing with and against some of the greats, playing 1000 NHL games and the quote that vilified him in the Bertuzzi-Moore incident
Oct 03, 2020
Women's Hockey Life Podcast: Episode 1 – An Introduction
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On the first edition of the Women's Hockey Life Podcast, host Jaclyn Hawkins introduces the new weekly show and shares the three biggest lessons she's learned in pursuing her passion and dreams in the sport of hockey and elsewhere.
Oct 02, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Should We Take The Jack Eichel Trade Talk Seriously?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - The Tampa Bay Lightning are 2020 Stanley Cup champions. Do they have a chance to win back to back titles? - Victor Hedman wins the Conn Smythe Trophy. Is he already a Hall of Famer? - Is it time to worry about Steven Stamkos' career given his repeated injury woes? - Can the Dallas Stars contend again next year, or was their 2020 run a fluke? - Is there any truth to the Jack Eichel trade talk? Would you trade the Alexis Lafreniere pick and more for him if you were the New York Rangers? - Which player(s) might be traded between now and draft day next week? And more!
Sep 29, 2020
Brock McGillis on Changing Hockey Culture, Being an LGBTQ Role Model and More
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Hockey's first openly gay professional men's player opens up on his whirlwind day-to-day life, his efforts to change conformity culture, the responsibility of being an icon and more.
Sep 28, 2020
Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 15 – Coaching the Great One
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On this week's episode, Scott Morrison and Mike Keenan share stories of coaching Wayne Gretzky and what made him such an incredible player. Plus, Scott and Mike discuss other incredible superstars the coach had the chance to lead during his career.
Sep 27, 2020
Squid and the Ultimate Leafs Fan: Justin Vaive and Jesse Schultz
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Rick Vaive and Mike Wilson are back this week to talk about the Stanley Cup final and a dominant Tampa Bay Lightning forward line. Plus Jesse Schultz and Justin Vaive stop in to talk about their pro career paths and trade minor league stories.
Sep 26, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Where will Matt Murray Play Next Season?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell and Ryan Kennedy: - The Tampa Bay Lightning have evened the Stanley Cup final 1-1 with the Dallas Stars. Who has the upper hand going forward? - Steven Stamkos is skating and close to a return. Is there a risk of hurting the team if he comes back too soon, though? - Gary Bettman wants an 82-game schedule for 2020-21. Is that really possible? - Leon Draisaitl wins the Hart Trophy as league MVP. Is he the right choice, or was another player more valuable to his team in 2019-20? - Listener mailbag, including: where will Matt Murray end up? And more!
Sep 22, 2020
Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 14 – The Broad Street Bullies
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This week on the Iron Mike Keenan Podcast, Scott Morrison and Mike Keenan discuss the pre-game brawl between the Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers in 1987, Ron Hextall's exploits in the crease and more from Iron Mike's time as head coach of the Broad Street Bullies.
Sep 20, 2020
Squid and the Ultimate Leafs Fan: Bruce Boudreau (Part 2)
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Mike Wilson and Rick Vaive are back to discuss the Stanley Cup crunch, a new Leafs appointment behind the bench and Bruce Boudreau returns to share more stories from his long hockey career.
Sep 19, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Will Alex Pietrangelo Leave St. Louis?
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Will the Blues captain go to market as a UFA? Is Peter Laviolette a good fit as the Capitals' new coach? What went wrong for Vegas? And more.
Sep 15, 2020
Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 13 – What It Was Like Coaching the Philadelphia Flyers
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On the latest episode with Scott Morrison and Mike Keenan, Iron Mike talks about some of his superstitions, overcoming tragedy in hockey and shares stories of coaching the Philadelphia Flyers.
Sep 13, 2020
Squid and the Ultimate Leafs Fan: Bruce Boudreau (Part 1)
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This week on Squid and the Ultimate Leafs Fan, Bruce Boudreau joins Rick Vaive and Mike Wilson to talk about his time as a Leaf, Marlie and minor league hockey veteran and how he got his start as a coach.
Sep 12, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: How close are the Canucks to a Stanley Cup?
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Would the Bolts and their captain ever agree to a change of scenery? Which goaltender should Vegas keep next season? And more.
Sep 08, 2020
Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 12 – The Coaches That Impacted Iron Mike
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On the 12th episode of the Iron Mike Keenan Podcast, Scott Morrison and Mike Keenan discussed the coaches that had inspired the legendary coach and stories of great teambuilding during his career.
Sep 06, 2020
Squid and the Ultimate Leafs Fan Podcast: Dave Hanson (Part 2)
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Dave Hanson is back on the Squid and the Ultimate Leafs Fan Podcast to share more nuggets from his storied hockey career.
Sep 05, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Where Does Zdeno Chara Rank Among All-time Defensemen?
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Will Chara retire as a top-20 defenseman ever? Is the Bruins' Stanley Cup window closed? What should the NHL do next to promote equality? And more.
Sep 01, 2020
Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 11 – Remembering Dale Hawerchuk and the 1987 Canada Cup
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After a lengthy delay due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Scott Morrison and Iron Mike Keenan return to discuss the legacy of Hockey Hall of Fame member Dale Hawerchuk and share stories of the famed 1987 Canada Cup.
Aug 31, 2020
Squid & The Ultimate Leafs Fan Podcast: Slapshot's Dave Hanson (Part 1)
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Mike Wilson and Rick Vaive are joined this week by Dave Hanson to talk about his storied playing career, including an incident that saw him rip Bobby Hull’s wig off in a fight.
Aug 29, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: What's Next for Marc-Andre Fleury?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - The Capitals have fired coach Todd Reirden. Was he to blame? Who are the best candidates to replace him? - Agent Allan Walsh's dramatic tweet puts his client, Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, in the spotlight. Did Fleury know it was coming? Will he have a new team next season? - Should NBC walk away from Mike Milbury for good? When will hockey culture have its reckoning? - Is it time to blow up the Calgary Flames and trade some of their stars? - Updating our Stanley Cup picks - Listener mailbag, including: Ranking the Canadian teams for the next five years And more!
Aug 24, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Western Conference Round 1 Playoff Preview
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On the latest Hockey News Podcast, senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin break down all four Western Conference Round 1 playoff matchups: – Vegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (8) – Colorado Avalanche (2) vs. Arizona Coyotes (7) – Dallas Stars (3) vs. Calgary Flames (6) – St. Louis Blues (4) vs. Vancouver Canucks (5)
Aug 10, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Eastern Conference Round 1 Playoff Preview
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On the latest Hockey News Podcast, senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin break down all four Eastern Conference Round 1 playoff matchups: - (1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (12) Montreal Canadiens - (2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (9) Columbus Blue Jackets - (3) Washington Capitals vs. (7) New York Islanders - (4) Boston Bruins vs. (6) Carolina Hurricanes
Aug 10, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Previews and Predictions for the Eastern Conference qualifying round
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On the latest Hockey News Podcast, senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin and managing editor Edward Fraser break down all four Eastern Conference play-in round series matchups: – (5) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (12) Montreal Canadiens – (6) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (11) New York Rangers – (7) New York Islanders vs. (10) Florida Panthers – (8) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (9) Columbus Blue Jackets Series previews include offense, defense, goaltending, intangibles and picking a winner for each matchup.
Jul 16, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast – Western Conference Qualifying Round Series Previews
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On the latest Hockey News Podcast, senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin break down all four Western Conference play-in round series matchups: – (5) Edmonton Oilers vs. (12) Chicago Blackhawks – (6) Nashville Predators vs. (11) Arizona Coyotes – (7) Vancouver Canucks vs. (10) Minnesota Wild – (8) Calgary Flames vs. (9) Winnipeg Jets Series previews include offense, defense, goaltending, intangibles and picking a winner for each matchup.
Jul 10, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Breaking down the 24-team tournament
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This week on the Hockey News Podcast with senior writers Matt Larkin, Ken Campbell and Ryan Kennedy: – The play-in format punishes some contending teams more than others. Which team should we feel the most sorry for? – Which series will be the most exciting in the play-in round? – Doomsday scenario: which would be the most catastrophic team to win the draft lottery? – Are the Red Wings wise to keep Jeff Blashill as their head coach? – Sidney Crosby joins Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux as the only players to average a point per game or better 15 years in a row to start a career. Where does Crosby sit in the G.O.A.T. rankings? – Listener mailbag, including: does the 2020 Stanley Cup warrant an asterisk? And more!
May 28, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Time to go all-in on the 24-team tournament?
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Campbell: – The NHL’s Return to Play Committee is reportedly leaning back toward ending the regular season and launching immediately into the playoffs. Is the 24-team play-jn tourney the best solution? – Do 2020 NHL draft prospects have the right to complain about having to wait for the draft, or is it first-world problems? – The PHWPA announces five-hub-city plan for playing in 2020-21. Will it help grow the women’s game and inch it closer to a unified league? – After the AHL cancels its season, president Dave Andrews worries that next season might take place without all 31 teams. What will be the ripple effect on the hockey world if that happens? – Listener mailbag, including: will the NHL consider any smaller hub cities for return-to-play scenarios? And more!
May 15, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Michael Buble on the Canucks’ future, owning a WHL team and more
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The Canadian crooner joins the Zoom version of the podcast to explain why he's loving the Canucks' rebuild, why his dream of owning an NHL team is done, and much more.
May 15, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: When and how will the NHL return?
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This week on the Hockey News Podcast with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: – Florida Panthers president Matthew Caldwell floated the idea this week of the NHL resuming in July, and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman discussed the possibility of playing games at four NHL arenas with triple headers to finish the season. Is it really viable or just another pie-in-the-sky plan? – Also discussed this week among season-resumption scenarios: having the NHL draft before the season resumes. How could this possibly work with conditional draft picks involved? – The Jets finally terminate Dustin Byfuglien’s contract. Is his NHL career over? Where might he play next season if he returns? – The Last Dance is the sports content everyone craved. What hockey subject would make for a great documentary series in a similar style? – Listener mailbag, including: what kind of fit will Mikhail Grigorenko be in Columbus? And more!
Apr 24, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: April 3, 2020 (Quarantine Edition)
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In an impromptu podcast, Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss what they've been up to during the quarantine, which teams you should feel bad for during the shutdown and chat about how the NHL should handle a return this season.
Apr 24, 2020
Peer-To-Peer Conversations: Craig Leipold on how the Minnesota Wild are handling COVID-19
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In the midst of the NHL’s suspended season and the global coronavirus pandemic, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold spoke with The Hockey News’ owner and publisher W. Graeme Roustan about how his hockey club plans to compensate employees and where the NHL can go from here.
Apr 01, 2020
Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 9 – Looking back at NHL lockouts and viewer questions
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This week on the Iron Mike Keenan Podcast, Scott Morrison and Mike Keenan share tales of past NHL shutdowns and answer viewer questions about Mike's career.
Apr 01, 2020
Peer-To-Peer: Agent Ian Pulver on dealing with player clients during COVID-19 pandemic
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In the midst of the NHL’s suspended season and the global coronavirus pandemic, NHL agent and Will Sports Group co-founder – the agency that represents Tyler Seguin, David Savard, Thomas Chabot and Miro Heiskanen, among others – spoke with The Hockey News’ owner and publisher W. Graeme Roustan about how he's getting through the COVID-19 pandemic, staying in contact with players and working alongside families during these tough times.
Mar 31, 2020
Peer-To-Peer Conversations: Wayne Gretzky on COVID-19, 2022 Olympics and more
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In the midst of the NHL’s suspended season and the global coronavirus pandemic, NHL legend Wayne Gretzky spoke with The Hockey News’ owner and publisher W. Graeme Roustan about how he and his family are staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and shared his point of view of how a player's priorities shift through a league stoppage.
Mar 27, 2020
Peer-To-Peer Conversations: Don Fehr on how the NHLPA is handling the COVID-19 pandemic
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In the midst of the NHL’s suspended season and the global coronavirus pandemic, NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr took time to speak with The Hockey News’ owner and publisher W. Graeme Roustan about the future of overseas travel, how the NHLPA has remained in contact with players and the next steps during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 25, 2020
The Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 8 - Greg Gilbert
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Reporter Scott Morrison and Mike Keenan chat with former New York Islander Greg Gilbert about playing for Al Arbor, the ’94 Rangers Cup run, his coaching career and more.
Mar 25, 2020
The Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 7 – Keenan’s elite goaltenders (Part 2)
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Scott Morrison and Mike Keenan discuss Mike Richter, Grant Fuhr, Miikka Kiprusoff, emergency goalies and all of Mike’s goaltending stories.
Mar 18, 2020
The Squid and the Ultimate Leafs Fan Podcast: Episode 2 – Jim McKenny
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On the second episode of Squid and the Ultimate Leafs Fan Podcast, former NHL defenseman Jim McKenny joined Rick Vaive and Mike Wilson to talk about his fight against alcoholism and share some incredible stories from his wild career.
Mar 14, 2020
Gouche Live: Episode 10 – Getting help when you need it the most
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With the COVID-19 virus shutting down sports leagues around the world, Kerry Goulet and Paul Rosen chatted with GenWell Project founder Pete Bombaci about seeking help, concussions and how sports play a role in mental health.
Mar 13, 2020
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: College hockey edition (March 12, 2020)
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THN’s Ryan Kennedy gives out his top three NCAA prospects to watch (0:38) before answering all your mailbag questions.
Mar 12, 2020
The Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 6 - Goalie Stories Pt. 1
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Scott Morrison and Mike Keenan discuss Mike’s reputation as a goalie puller, coaching Pelle Lindbergh and Ron Hextall, brawling with the Montreal Canadiens, and more.
Mar 11, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Are the Flyers for real?
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THN’s Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campell discuss how recent Covid-19 news is impacting the hockey world (1:13), Philadelphia and St. Louis as under-the-radar Cup contenders (8:04), Mika Zibanejad’s hot streak and ability to lead the Rangers going forward (16:48), inconsistent goaltending around the league (22:21) and their Wild Card favourites (26:56). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (34:14).
Mar 09, 2020
The Squid and the Ultimate Leafs Fan Podcast: Episode 1 – Bill Derlago and an introduction
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On the first episode of Squid and Ultimate Leafs Fan Podcast, Bill Derlago hopped on to share stories with Rick Vaive and Mike Wilson about playing alongside Rick, Harold Ballard, bribing air stewardesses and other wild stories from back in the day.
Mar 07, 2020
Gouche Live: Episode 9 – Neurotrauma, fighting in hockey and Mike Keenan
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On the ninth episode of Gouche Live, Kerry Goulet and Paul Rosen are joined by sports neurologist Barry Munro to talk about the Shoot for a Cure fundraising campaign and injuries in sports. Plus, coach Iron Mike Keenan joined to talk about coaching the Chicago Blackhawks, the 1987 Canada Cup and a funny story about Vladislav Tretiak.
Mar 06, 2020
The Hockey News Prospect Podcast: March 5, 2020
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THN’s Ryan Kennedy gives his three 2020 draft prospects to watch (0:30) before answering your mailbag questions (4:50).
Mar 06, 2020
Simmer's Morning Skate: Catching up with Brian Burke
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Brian Burke talks with veteran sportscaster Rob Simpson about his adjustment to life on TV, fighting in hockey, the Hartford Whalers and more.
Mar 05, 2020
The Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 5 - Trade memories
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Reporter Scott Morrison and Mike Keenan discuss Trevor Linden, Roberto Luongo and other trade memories from Mike's career.
Mar 04, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Who has the inside track on the Hart Trophy race?
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THN’s Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy discuss the NHL’s meetings over the emergency backup rule (0:50), the IIHF cancelling tournaments due to Covid-19 concerns (4:44), MVP frontrunners (8:58), the recent play of the Pennsylvania teams (13:41) and the Rangers’ recent injury bug (19:07). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (23:57).
Mar 02, 2020
Simmer's Morning Skate: Catching up with Travis Green
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Rob Simpson caught up with Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green to talk about the transition to coaching, life during the lockout and the spectacular mullet he had early in his NHL career.
Mar 02, 2020
Gouche Live: Episode 8 –Trade deadline thoughts, Coronavirus and Zenon Kenopka joins the show
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On the latest edition of Gouche Live, Kerry Goulet and Paul Rosen are joined by former NHLer Zenon Kenopka to talk about his NHL career and fighting in hockey. Plus, the hosts discuss the impact of the Coronavirus and take a look at a few of the biggest trade deadline deals.
Feb 28, 2020
An interview with Bill Guerin
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THN's Matt Larkin talks with Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin about the direction he plans on taking the franchise and his first trade deadline as a GM.
Feb 28, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Fantasy Edition (February 27, 2020)
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THN’s Matt Larkin looks at the players who’ve gained the most value following the trade deadline (0:45), the players who’ve lost value (4:19) and the riskiest value pickups (6:49). Then, he answers some mailbag questions (10:18).
Feb 27, 2020
The Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 4 – Famous trades
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In celebration of trade deadline, Scott Morrison and Mike Keenan discuss some of Mike’s most famous trades in his time as a GM, from Chelios, to Gretzky to Hasek.
Feb 26, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: Trade deadline winners and losers
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THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss their winners (0:46) and losers (11:03) from today’s trade deadline and give their updated Cup Final predictions (21:48).
Feb 24, 2020
Simmer’s Morning Skate: Catching up with Dave Andrews
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Rob Simpson caught up with AHL president Dave Andrews about goalies, his final year leading the AHL and what's next.
Feb 21, 2020
The Hockey News Podcast: 2020 Trade Deadline Preview
00:56:50
THN’s Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy discuss the swell of recent trades (0:40) before looking at some of the juiciest trade candidates ahead of Monday’s trade deadline (18:43). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (41:00).
Feb 20, 2020
The Iron Mike Keenan Podcast: Episode 3 - Michel Goulet
00:33:30
Scott Morrison and Mike Keenan chat with Hall of Famer Michel Goulet about his time playing under Mike in Chicago, the Quebec Nordiques’ heyday, playing in the Canada Cup and more.
Feb 19, 2020
Gouche Live: Episode 6 – Trade deadline thoughts, Nurse contract and more
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In the sixth episode of Gouche Live, Kerry Goulet and Paul Rosen give an update on the fires in Australia, preview a few of the playoff races in the NHL and why the trade deadline may be better than you first thought.
Feb 14, 2020
Iron Mike Keenan Podcast - Episode 2 with Brett Hull
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Scott Morrison and Mike Keenan chat with Hall of Famer Brett Hull about his time playing under Mike in St. Louis, the changes he’d like to see to today’s game, the Blues’ 2019 Cup run, and more.
Feb 12, 2020
Simmer's Morning Skate: Catching up with Dylan Larkin
00:11:46
On this week's edition, Rob Simpson speaks with Detroit Red Wings standout Dylan Larkin about 'D-Boss,' his Michigan roots and much more.
Feb 12, 2020
Will there be NHLers in the 2022 Olympics? Will Seth Jones’ injury ruin Columbus’ playoff push?
00:51:30
THN’s Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy discuss Darnell Nurse’s extension with the Oilers (0:46), Seth Jones’ injury and the damage it could do to Columbus (7:46), the latest progress towards NHL players at the Olympics (15:21), Toronto’s trade for Jack Campbell (19:02), what the recent success of the Rivalry Series means for the future of women’s hockey (25:14) and Patrik Laine’s hot streak (33:23). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (37:46).
Feb 11, 2020
Simmer's Morning Skate: Catching up with John Gibson
00:12:47
On this week's edition, Rob Simpson and Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson battle in a game of "Hurt by the Blurt” and talk fishing, family and more.
Feb 08, 2020
Gouche Live: Episode 5 – Goalie fights, Byfuglien and Canadian hockey roundup
00:54:31
This week on Gouche Live, Kerry Goulet and Paul Rosen break down what's going on with the Canadian teams around the NHL. Plus, goaltending coach Chris Kanaly talks about what makes Cayden Primeau an exciting prospect and Goulet checks in from Australia.
Feb 07, 2020
Prospect Podcast: Ranking the league’s best goalie prospects and looking at Detroit’s future
00:29:40
THN’s Ryan Kennedy gives his three 2020 draft prospects to watch (0:30) before answering your mailbag questions (2:25).
Feb 06, 2020
The Iron Mike Keenan Podcast - Episode 1
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In the first episode of THN’s latest podcast, reporter Scott Morrison and former Jack Adams and Stanley Cup-winning coach Mike Keenan talk about Mike’s recent battle with prostate cancer, today’s game, the evolution of player-coach relationships, coaching in the KHL and more.
Feb 05, 2020
Simmer's Morning Skate: Catching up with Joel Quenneville
00:10:35
Rob Simpson caught up with Florida Panthers coach Joel Quenneville about his first NHL goal, the Super Bowl, the Panthers' season to date and his days without a mustache.
Feb 04, 2020
Catching up with Alex Ovechkin (Part two): Scoring goals and staying healthy
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NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin chats with THN's Matt Larkin about scoring goals, Gretzky's record and how he stays healthy.
Feb 04, 2020
More Battle of Alberta drama and predicting Ovechkin’s career goals total
00:43:20
THN’s Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy discuss the weekend’s Battle of Alberta matchup (0:30), Alex Ovechkin’s ultimate career goals total (10:30), whether San Jose needs to tear things down (15:12), who’s to blame for Buffalo’s disappointing season (22:35) and Calder Trophy favourites (26:50). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (31:52).
Feb 03, 2020
Catching up with Alex Ovechkin(Part 1): Favorite players, fatherhood
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NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin chatted with Matt Larkin about life as a father and his favorite players to watch in the NHL today.
Jan 31, 2020
Gouche Live: Episode 4 – Ron Duguay joins the show
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Retired NHL star Ron Duguay joined the show to talk about his NHL career, representing Team Canada internationally and his appearance on Beverly Hills, 90210.
Jan 31, 2020
Fantasy Podcast: The potential Columbus goalie dilemma
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THN’s Matt Larkin gives his top three fantasy pickups of the week (0:45), before answering mailbag questions about Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus’ goalies, Artemi Panarin, Zack Kassian’s new contract and more.
Jan 31, 2020
One-on-One with John Carlson
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From All-Star weekend in St. Louis, THN’s Matt Larkin sits down with Washington Capitals defenseman and Norris Trophy contender John Carlson.
Jan 28, 2020
Answering your mailbag questions
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With no NHL games to talk about, THN’s Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy open up the mailbag to answer questions about potential goalie trades, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Seattle expansion draft targets, whether Toronto needs to make a trade and much more!
Jan 27, 2020
Live from All-Star: Final thoughts from All-Star weekend
00:14:19
Live from St. Louis, THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Saturday’s All-Star Game and give their final thoughts about the weekend. Plus, interviews with Leon Deaisaitl (9:10), Brady Tkachuk (11:18) and Mark Giordano (12:39).
Jan 26, 2020
Live from All Star: Skills competition recap
00:29:38
Live from St. Louis, THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell break down the highs and the lows of the All-Star skills competition. Plus, interviews with Kendall Coyne Schofield (17:13), Shea Weber (21:50) and Hilary Knight (26:08).
Jan 25, 2020
Gouche Live: Episode 3 – Keith Primeau, 3-on-3 hockey and NHLers at the Olympics
00:46:03
Kerry Goulet and Paul Rosen had Keith Primeau on Gouche Live to talk about his son Cayden, Keith's NHL career and more. Plus, the hosts discuss the future of NHLers at the Olympics and the upcoming all-star game.
Jan 24, 2020
Live from All Star: Western Conference interviews
00:17:15
Live from the All-Star festivities in St. Louis, interviews with Mark Giordano (0:11), Alex Pietrangelo & Jordan Binnington (3:45), Tomas Hertl (6:40), David Rittich (11:20) and Eric Staal (13:20).
Jan 24, 2020
Live from All Star: Eastern Conference interviews
00:12:24
Live from the All-Star festivities in St. Louis, interviews with Shea Weber (0:11), Jack Eichel (2:38), Jaccob Slavin (5:23), Seth Jones (7:56) and Tristan Jarry (11:02).
Jan 24, 2020
Live from St. Louis, it’s (almost) All-Star weekend! Plus, the race for the Rocket Richard
00:50:41
Live from a hotel room in St. Louis, THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Brandon Manning’s use of a racial slur in an AHL game and subsequent suspension (1:10), their favourites in the Rocket Richard trophy race (5:45), whether the league’s newest All-Star events will be a success (10:31) and the teams most likely to breakout and disappoint in the second half of the season (24:04). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (33:20).
Jan 23, 2020
Simmer's Morning Skate: Colin Campbell
00:17:31
Rob Simpson caught up with NHL Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell to talk about his time in the WHA, the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee and his near death experience
Jan 23, 2020
Simmer's Morning Skate: Brad Treliving
00:16:50
Rob Simpson caught up with Brad Treliving to talk about the Bill Peters resignation, the Zack Kassian situation and more.
Jan 18, 2020
Prospect Podcast: Talking with Carter Savoie and Mavrik Bourque
00:06:11
Live from the CHL and CJHL Top Prospect games in Hamilton, THN’s Ryan Kennedy talks with 2020 draft prospects Carter Savoie and Mavrik Bourque.
Jan 18, 2020
Gouche Live: Episode 2 – Alberta trip, Nathan Walker and Flames/Oilers rivalry
00:28:07
On location in Alberta, Kerry Goulet chats about his trip to the province with a group of kids from Australia – and a special guest stopped by to say hello. Plus, Goulet and Paul Rosen argue about the Matthew Tkachuk/Zack Kassian situation.
Jan 17, 2020
Prospect Podcast: CHL Top Prospects Game
00:19:14
Live from the CHL Top Prospects game in Hamilton, THN’s Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy discuss some of the most intriguing 2020 draftees in the game.
Jan 17, 2020
The Battle of Alberta is back
00:44:43
THN’s Ken Campbell and Ryan Kennedy discuss Pittsburgh’s success this season despite all of their injuries(0:54), Zack Kassian and Matthew Tkachuk’s beef and the return of the Battle of Alberta (8:44), Ray Shero’s firing in New Jersey (16:41) and what Morgan Rielly’s injury will mean for Toronto going forward (27:00). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (34:47).
Jan 13, 2020
Peer-To-Peer Conversations: Roman Rotenberg
00:29:04
In Russia to moderate a panel at the World Hockey Forum, The Hockey News’ publisher Graeme Roustan sat down with Roman Rotenberg, first vice president and GM of Russian Hockey, to talk about the growth of the game in Russia.
Jan 12, 2020
Simmer's Morning Skate: Catching up with Paul Maurice
00:17:01
Rob Simpson caught up with Paul Maurice about his path through the NHL, his one-year stint as a coach in the KHL and the worst questions you could ask a coach.
Jan 11, 2020
Gouche Live: Episode 1 – World Juniors, Spengler Cup and what's to come
00:29:50
In the first episode of the brand-new Gouche Live show, Kerry Goulet and Paul Rosen discuss two major tournaments that happened over the Christmas holiday, the controversial non-penalty involving a camera during the World Junior Championship final and what's to come in future episodes.
Jan 10, 2020
Fantasy Podcast: Potential second-half standouts and the best prospect keepers
00:27:47
THN’s Matt Larkin gives his top three fantasy pickups of the week before answering all your fantasy questions.
Jan 09, 2020
Simmer’s Morning Skate: Catching up with Anders Lee
00:11:11
Veteran sportscaster Rob Simpson caught up with New York Islanders forward Anders Lee to talk about Star Wars, superheroes, his Kancer Jam and more.
Jan 07, 2020
World Junior standouts, plus Dylan Larkin’s All-Star comments
00:48:43
THN’s Matt Larkin and Ken Campbell discuss Canada’s World Junior gold and standouts from the tournament (1:00), Rene Fassel’s NHL Olympic ultimatum (5:50), Mid-season Hart and Jack Adams Trophy favourites (10:38) and Dylan Larkin’s comments about his potential All-Star selection (21:00). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (26:24).
Jan 06, 2020
Rasmus Sandin on Sweden's bronze-medal victory
00:04:34
Live from the Czech Republic, THN's Ryan Kennedy joins in on scrums with Swedish defenseman Rasmus Sandin following his bronze-medal win, and Hurricanes prospect Dominik Bokk following Germany avoiding relegation against Kazakhstan.
Jan 05, 2020
Egor Sokolov on Russia's semi-final victory
00:06:00
Live from the Czech Republic, THN's Ryan Kennedy catches up with Russian forward Egor Sokolov about his team's semi-final victory, and Finnish winger Matias Maccelli on his upcoming game against Canada.
Jan 04, 2020
Prospect Podcast: Chris Peters on USA’s World Junior struggles
00:11:38
Live from the Czech Republic, THN’s Ryan Kennedy interviews ESPN’s Chris Peters about team USA’s performance at the World Juniors. Plus, Dale Hunter’s press scrum following Canada’s quarter-final victory against Slovakia.
Jan 02, 2020
The best of the decade
00:50:25
THN’s Matt Larkin and Ken Campbell discuss all the bests in the hockey world this past decade; including players, teams, busts, trades, signings, surprises and more. Happy New Year everybody!
Dec 30, 2019
Peer-To-Peer Conversation: Sean Henry
00:22:25
Sean Henry, CEO of the Nashville Predators, spoke with The Hockey News published Graeme Roustan as part of our ongoing Peer-to-Peer Q&A series with prominent members of the hockey business world.
Dec 24, 2019
Prospect Podcast: World Juniors preview
01:13:20
THN’s Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy preview the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships with breakdowns of all 10 teams in the tournament. Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (57:13). (0:55) – Kazakhstan (5:45) – Slovakia (9:35) – Sweden (13:53) – Switzerland (17:07) – Finland (25:32) – Germany (31:28) – Czech Republic (35:23) – Russia (41:08) – USA (48:33) – Canada
Dec 21, 2019
Peer-To-Peer Conversations: David Morehouse
00:34:42
David Morehouse, the president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Penguins, talked with The Hockey News publisher Graeme Roustan as part of our ongoing Peer-To-Peer series with members of the hockey business world.
Dec 18, 2019
The Taylor Hall trade and the end of the Kovalchuk saga in LA
00:47:10
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss some of the setbacks and delays behind today’s Taylor Hall trade (0:30), the Joel Farabee suspension (6:03), the end of the Kovalchuk era in LA and his Hall of Fame chances (10:43), Peter DeBoer’s firing and what’s next for the Sharks (19:35) and Jack Eichel’s case for the Hart (27:09). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (31:32).
Dec 17, 2019
Prospect Podcast: Canada WJC roster preview
00:31:20
THN’s Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy discuss all the news from Canada’s World Junior Championship selection camp in Oakville, Ontario. Topics include: (1:00) – Quinton Byfield (2:41) – Dylan Holloway (6:51) – Nico Daws (8:06) – Bowen Byram (10:43) – Goalies (1616) – Potential seventh defensemen (24:46) – Dale Hunter
Dec 13, 2019
Is Detroit the worst team of the salary cap era? Is Arizona a legit contender?
00:49:58
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Capmbell discuss the NHL’s upcoming Board of Governors meeting and whether it can result in a change in coaching culture (7:28). Then, they question whether Detroit is the worst team of the salary cap era (7:28), if Jimmy Howard is a good backup rental option (14:39), if Arizona is a legit playoff contender (16:39) and who is likely to be named the next coach of the New Jersey Devils (23:27). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (35:00).
Dec 09, 2019
The Hockey News Podcast: World Junior A Challenge Preview
00:13:16
Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis break down the players to watch at the World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek over the next week.
Dec 08, 2019
Peer-To-Peer Conversations: Matt Majka
00:27:53
Minnesota Wild president Matt Majka spoke with The Hockey News publisher Graeme Roustan as part of our ongoing Peer-to-Peer Q&A series with prominent members of the hockey business world.
Dec 06, 2019
Fantasy Podcast: Will Subban and Pavelski bounce back? Should Tarasenko be stashed?
00:28:07
THN’s Matt Larkin gives his top three fantasy pickups of the week before answering all your fantasy questions. Topics include: (5:20) - Mikko Koskinen (7:46) – Will Joe Pavelski bounce back? (10:43) – Frederik Andersen on back-to-backs (14:55) – The best buy-low defensemen (21:16) – Tarasenko as a stash
Dec 05, 2019
Potential Taylor Hall trade destinations and the Bill Peters fallout
00:42:54
THN’s Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Taylor Hall trade destinations (1:24), Bill Peters’ resignation and what it means for coaching culture going forward (6:46) and whether Nathan MacKinnon has a case for the Hart Trophy (15:39). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions.
Dec 02, 2019
Prospect Podcast: Looking at Montreal’s prospects and a potential Taylor Hall haul
00:33:34
THN’s Ryan Kennedy gives his three 2020 draft prospects to take stock of (0:30), before answering all your prospect questions (3:28). Topics include: German prospects (7:55) – Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (11:47) – Yaroslav Askarov (13:48) – Ty Smith (15:55) – A potential Taylor Hall haul (18:49) – Montreal’s prospects (27:21) – Most improved prospect (29:10) – Gabe Vilardi & Alex Turcotte
Nov 28, 2019
McDavid & Draisaitl’s dominance and Bortuzzo & Kerfoot’s suspensions
00:39:26
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Robert Bortuzzo (0:35) and Alex Kerfoot’s (5:50) suspensions, McDavid and Draisaitl’s comparables (8:20), quarter season Stanley Cup favourites (13:45) and whether Nashville should consider a coaching change (19:24). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions.
Nov 26, 2019
Catching up with J.P Barry: Gretzky, bringing Malkin to North America and Barzal's excellence
00:15:44
Senior writer Ryan Kennedy sat down with hockey agent J.P. Barry to discuss Wayne Gretzky, the time he helped bring Evgeni Malkin to North America and the client he thinks has exceeded all expectations during his NHL career so far.
Nov 22, 2019
Fantasy Podcast: Pickup Klefbom while you can, and Chabot vs. Werenski
00:27:29
THN’s fantasy guru Matt Larkin gives his top three pickup targets (0:40) before answering your mailbag questions (3:00) about Chabot vs. Werenski, Jonathan Bernier, Max Domi and his worst fantasy trades.
Nov 21, 2019
Catching up with Igor Larionov: Red Army, Dire Straits, Tikhonov, prospects and more
00:24:19
Hockey legend Igor Larionov stopped by The Hockey News office to talk about everything from the old Red Army, his favorite band, some of the legends he played with and one player in particular he wasn't too fond of.
Nov 19, 2019
Who’s to blame for Toronto & Calgary’s woes and who’s the GOAT of women’s hockey?
00:49:12
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the Matt Calvert injury and whether the refs are to blame for not stopping play (0:30), if coaching is the problem in Toronto and Calgary (6:57), Hayley Wickenheiser and the greatest women’s hockey players of all time (17:20) and picks for next year’s HHOF class (23:24). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (30:58).
Nov 18, 2019
Prospect Podcast: Joe Veleno's ETA and early World Junior favourites
00:38:10
THN’s Ryan Kennedy gives his three most impressive prospects right now (0:30) before answering all your prospect questions. Topics include: Joe Veleno’s NHL ETA, Jack Dugan, K'Andre Miller, Robert Thomas’ ceiling and early World Junior favourites.
Nov 15, 2019
Don Cherry out and Mitch Marner's injury
00:46:23
THN's Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Don Cherry's dismissal from Hockey Night in Canada and what his legacy will be going forward (0:30), Mitch Marner's injury and whether it could affect Toronto's playoff chances(14:58)and John Chayka's extension in Arizona (21:05). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (25:07).
Nov 12, 2019
Lucic's suspension and the Islanders’ win streak
00:52:34
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss whether Milan Lucic’s two-game suspension was enough (0:31) Dustin Byfuglien and Winnipeg seeking arbitration (9:22), the Islanders’ underpublicized win streak (16:24) and whether the NCAA’s student endorsement news will have any effect on hockey players (22:48). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (35:02).
Nov 05, 2019
Tarasenko’s injury and Carter Hart’s early season struggles
00:46:37
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Vladimir Tarasenko’s injury (0:25) and whether St. Louis should think about a trade to replace him (6:04), if Carter hart should be sent to the minors to work through his struggles thus far (9:45), what’s wrong with the Kings (14:09) and the Erik Gudbransson trade (23:31). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (30:31).
Oct 28, 2019
Fantasy podcast: Top pickups, best young goalies and Matthews vs Draisaitl
00:26:23
THN’s Matt Larkin gives his top fantasy pickup options before answering all your fantasy questions live.
Oct 24, 2019
Mikko Rantanen’s injury and Nico Hischier’s extension
00:46:15
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Mikko Rantanen’s injury (0:25), Nico Hischier’s extension (4:03), the latest in the Matthew Tkachuk, Drew Doughty rivalry (8:54) and whether Minnesota will consider letting go of Bruce Boudreau (16:20). Plus, they answer your mailbag questions (29:04).
Oct 22, 2019
Prospect Podcast: Filip Zadina, Ilya Samsonov and Ryan Poehling’s return
00:33:11
THN’s Ryan Kennedy answers your questions live about prospects around the league. Prospects discussed include: Joel Farabee, Filip Zadina, Morgan Frost, Cole Caufield, Vladislav Kamenev, Josh Ho-Sang and more!
Oct 17, 2019
Early season surprises
00:47:44
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss some of the biggest surprises of the NHL season so far, including New Jersey’s struggles (0:50), Edmonton (10:35) and Buffalo’s (16:03) hot starts and whether Braden Holtby’s days as the Capitals’ starter could be numbered (16:03). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (31:19).
Oct 15, 2019
Fantasy hockey Q&A
00:30:09
THN’s Matt Larkin answers all your fantasy hockey questions live. Topics include: what to do with Evgeni Malkin, if James Neal is for real, the best buy-low options and the potential for an Andrei Svechnikov breakout.
Oct 09, 2019
Week one storylines and the Crosby fight
00:44:11
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the early season storylines we should be taking seriously (0:58), Crosby’s fight against Dubois (8:38), Edmonton’s star deployment (12:50) and Stamkos’ comments about Tampa’s slow start (15:57). Then, they talk about Auston Matthews and Anthony Mantha’s early goal spurts (20:00) and Alex Lafreniere and Quinton Byfield’s chances to be the #1 overall pick (27:19). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (32:44).
Oct 07, 2019
2019/20 Season predictions
00:41:28
On the brink of a new season, THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell predict which team will be this year’s dark horse Stanley Cup winners (0:55), which team will be this year’s biggest bust (5:35) and which rookies are sleepers to take home the Calder (13:53). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (18:05).
Oct 02, 2019
2019/20 Season Previews: Pacific Division
01:20:47
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell finish off their season preview series by ranking and answering burning questions about each team in the Pacific Division. (0:58) – Calgary (11:13) – Vegas (22:10) – San Jose (33:00) – Arizona (43:04) – Vancouver (52:51) – Edmonton (1:01:15) – Anaheim (1:10:53) – Los Angeles
Sep 30, 2019
2019/20 Season Previews: Metropolitan Division
01:10:27
THN’s Edward Fraser, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell continue their season previews by answering burning questions and ranking each team in the Metropolitan Division. (1:50) – Washington (12:14) – Carolina (19:53) – Philadelphia (28:01) – New York Islanders (35:50) – Pittsburgh (43:32) – New York Rangers (54:06) – New Jersey Devils (1:03:18) – Columbus
Sep 23, 2019
2019/20 Season Previews: Central Division
01:19:54
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell continue their season previews by answering burning questions and ranking each team in the Central Division. (0:35) – Nashville (10:32) – Colorado (22:11) – Dallas (32:16) – Winnipeg (45:21) – St. Louis (57:32) – Chicago (1:07:11) - Minnesota
Sep 16, 2019
2019/20 Season Previews: Atlantic Division
01:21:49
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell kick off their 2019/20 season previews by answering burning questions and ranking each team in the Atlantic Division. (1:42) – Tampa Bay (11:04) – Toronto (23:07)– Boston (34:50) – Florida (44:30) – Montreal (52:34) – Buffalo (59:58) – Detroit (1:11:12) - Ottawa
Sep 12, 2019
2019 Traverse City Prospect Tournament Recap
00:27:24
Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis break down the action for all eight teams from the Traverse City Prospect Tournament, which saw Detroit take home the championship in front of an enthusiastic Michigan crowd on Tuesday.
Sep 11, 2019
End of summer mailbag
00:38:59
THN's Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell end off the summer with a special all-mailbag edition of the podcast. Topics include, GMs on the hot seat, Jake Gardiner, potential rookie surprises, and more.
Sep 03, 2019
Kuznetsov’s IIHF suspension and Bill Guerin’s hiring in Minnesota
00:43:45
THN’s Edward Fraser and Ryan Kennedy discuss Evgeny Kusnetsov’s four-year IIHF suspension (1:00), Bill Guerin as Minnesota’s new GM (5:45), Jake Gardiner and the best remaining UFAs (15:44), potential 2020 draft sleepers (22:10) and some of the upcoming year’s most promising rookies (27:19). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (32:14).
Aug 26, 2019
Kuznetsov’s IIHF suspension and Bill Guerin’s hiring in Minnesota
00:43:45
THN’s Edward Fraser and Ryan Kennedy discuss Evgeny Kusnetsov’s four-year IIHF suspension (1:00), Bill Guerin as Minnesota’s new GM (5:45), Jake Gardiner and the best remaining UFAs (15:44), potential 2020 draft sleepers (22:10) and some of the upcoming year’s most promising rookies (27:19). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (32:14).
Aug 26, 2019
The RFA saga continues
00:47:20
THN's Edward Fraser, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin discuss RFA contract standoffs (1:00) and Jim Benning's extension (17:53). Then, Matt discusses some fantasy position battles (21:57) and Ryan focuses his future watch on Kirby Dach and Cole Perfetti (25:20). Plus, Matt predicts the 2020 Cup Final (28:38) and they answer some mailbag questions.
Aug 20, 2019
Lucic and Neal’s fresh starts and Trouba’s fresh contract
00:49:18
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Edmonton and Calgary’s Neal for Lucic swap (0:30), Jacob Trouba’s big extension (7:17), Artemi Panarin’s interview comments about Vladimir Putin (11:32) and Seattle naming Ron Francis as their inaugural GM (17:06). Then, Matt gives out some fantasy insider tips of players to stay away from next season (23:16) and Ryan focuses his future watch on the 2020 draft’s top prospects (27:15). Plus, Ken gives his weekly hot take (36:18) and they answer some mailbag questions (40:18).
Jul 22, 2019
Answering all your mailbag questions
00:35:26
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell answer mailbag questions about hockey parents, hypothetical McDavid trades, whether St. Louis is a favourite next season and much, much more!
Jul 15, 2019
Best remaining UFAs and potential offer sheet scenarios
00:39:04
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss whether or not we will see another offer sheet this summer (0:30), the best of the remaining UFAs (5:40), and some of the offseason’s quietest teams (11:20). Then, Matt looks at the fantasy implications of some offseason moves (16:56) and Ryan focuses his future watch on some potential breakout stars next season (19:26). Plus, Ken gives his weekly hot take (21:49) and they answer some mailbag questions (24:51).
Jul 08, 2019
THN's free agency special
00:41:28
After an eventful first day of free agency, THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Sebastian Aho’s offer sheet and the RFA threat (1:00), winners and losers from free agency so far (8:39) and all the trades that happened in the lead up to free agency (30:42).
Jul 01, 2019
Hugh Weber Q&A: Talking Devils rebuild, prospects and global growth of the NHL
00:07:07
The Hockey News' Ryan Kennedy chatted with New Jersey Devils president Hugh Weber about selecting Jack Hughes, the further growth of hockey around the world and the future of the Devils franchise.
Jun 28, 2019
Martin Brodeur Q&A: Talking Devils' future, new role and draft day memories
00:07:24
A year into his role as executive vice president of business development with New Jersey, Brodeur spoke to The Hockey News' Ryan Kennedy about his new role, the future of the Devils and his own experiences with the draft.
Jun 27, 2019
Draft winners and losers and UFA predictions
00:49:57
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss winners and losers from the NHL draft (0:45) and the Subban (14:08), Marleau (19:50), Miller (26:13) and Trouba (29:32) trades. Then, they predict destinations for some of the biggest name UFAs, including Duchene, Panarin, Pavelski and Lee (31:50).
Jun 24, 2019
THN's 2019 Mock Draft
00:37:30
THN's Steven Ellis, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell do a pick by pick mock of this year's NHL Draft.
Jun 18, 2019
St. Louis' cup win and Erik Karlsson's new contract
00:38:40
THN’s Steven Ellis, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the Blues’ Stanley Cup run and whether they have any chance to repeat (1:25), Erik Karlsson’s contract extension with San Jose (6:23), Dallas Eakins’ hiring in Anaheim (13:57) and Dion Phaneuf’s buyout with Los Angeles. Then, Ryan focuses his future watch on WHL rookie Matt Savoy (22:17) and Ken gives his weekly hot take (27:49). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (30:00).
Jun 18, 2019
Game 7, Corey Perry’s old contract and Jeff Skinner’s new one
00:43:32
THN’s Edward Fraser, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin discuss Game 7 (2:30), whether Anaheim can unload Corey Perry’s contract (8:52) and whether Jeff Skinner will live up to his new deal (14:00). Then, Matt takes Ken’s place with a weekly hot take (25:46) and Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Alex Turcotte and recent Calder Cup champion Morgan Geekie (29:18). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (33:20).
Jun 10, 2019
Stanley Cup preview
00:43:46
THN’s Matt Larkin and Ken Campbell breakdown all facets of the Stanley Cup final between Boston and St. Louis ahead of game one. Plus, audio from Bruce Cassidy’s Saturday press conference (33:05).
May 25, 2019
Is Boston the team to beat?
00:37:10
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss whether or not Joe Pavelski’s concussion history should keep him out of the rest of the Western Conference finals (0:26), whether Erik Karlsson’s injury history will hurt his value this offseason (8:39) and if Boston is the Stanley Cup favourite (13:35). Then, Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Layton Ahac and Anaheim Ducks prospect Sam Steel (18:30). Plus, Ken gives his weekly hot take (24:03) and they answer some mailbag questions.
May 21, 2019
Breaking down the Conference Finals, plus Kakko vs. Hughes
00:52:42
THN’s Edward Fraser, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the conference final matchups (0:56), current coaching vacancies (20:30) and Kaapo Kakko versus Jack Hughes at the World Championship (26:15). Then, Ken gives his weekly hot take (35:50) and Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Moritz Seider and Montreal prospect Nick Suzuki (39:50). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (46:42).
May 13, 2019
Edmonton's new GM and the women's hockey boycott
00:50:12
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Ken Holland’s hiring in Edmonton (0:30), Dallas vs. St. Louis game seven (7:11), the women’s hockey boycott (11:47) and whether the league could remove all headshots (21:31). Then, Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Raphael Lavoie and Leafs first rounder Rasmus Sandin (29:24). Plus, Ken gives his weekly hot take (39:40) and they answer some mailbag questions (42:19).
May 06, 2019
Updated Stanley Cup favourites and awards snubs
00:44:50
THN’s Edward Fraser, Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy discuss their updated Stanley Cup favourites (0:45), whether the NHL needs to address playoff officiating (11:00) and their biggest award nominee snubs (19:54). Then, Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Karl Henriksson and Hershey goalie Ilya Samsonov (26:45) and Matt fills in for Ken with a hot take (31:15). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (35:25).
Apr 29, 2019
Yzerman back and Game 7 showdowns
00:48:26
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss whether Steve Yzerman’s can turn things around in Detroit (0:45), game sevens for Boston Toronto (10:30) and San Jose Vegas (16:23) and what went wrong for Tampa Bay and Winnipeg this postseason (19:15). Then, Matt gives some fantasy goalie keeper league sleepers (31:25) and Ryan focuses his future watch on Under-18 star Cole Caufield (34:23). Plus, Ken gives his weekly hot take (37:55) and they answer some mailbag questions (41:27)
Apr 22, 2019
The Kadri hit, round one upsets and the women’s World Championship's controversial ending
00:45:17
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Nazem Kadri’s controversial hit (1:15), Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh’s surprising 3-0 deficits (7:15) and the controversy at the women’s World Championship finals (16:10). Then, Matt gives his fantasy insider keeper league tips (23:10) and Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Peyton Krebs and Bruins goalie prospect Kyle Keyser (27:30). Plus, Ken gives his Frozen Four hot take (33:20) and they answer some mailbag questions (36:30).
Apr 16, 2019
Western Conference playoff preview
00:43:22
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell break down the Western Conference playoff picture series by series. (0:37) – Colorado vs. Calgary (12:04) – Dallas vs. Nashville (22:10) – Vegas vs. San Jose (31:08) – St. Louis vs. Winnipeg
Apr 09, 2019
Eastern Conference playoff preview
00:48:20
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the recent string of coach firings (1:00) before breaking down the Eastern Conference playoff picture series by series. (13:08) - Columbus vs. Tampa Bay (20:58) - Carolina vs. Washington (29:02) - Toronto vs. Boston (39:18) - Pittsburgh vs. New York Islanders
Apr 08, 2019
Columbus' struggles, Bob Nicholson's comments and Clarkson Cup takeaways
00:45:50
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Columbus’ rocky road to the playoffs (1:00), Bob Nicholson’s comments about Tobias Rieder (9:10), their top Vezina candidates (15:55) and takeaways from the Clarkson Cup final (23:21). Then, Matt gives some fantasy pickup tips (29:18) and Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Blake Murray and Flyers first rounder Joel Farabee (31:58). Plus, Ken talks about his magazine feature on Avalanche prospect Cale Makar (34:28) and they answer some mailbag questions (37:23).
Mar 25, 2019
Toronto's terrible week and Arizona's playoff push
00:48:34
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Toronto’s terrible week (1:05), Arizona’s playoff push (8:20) and Nikita Kucherov and other Hart Trophy frontrunners (11:40). Then, Matt dishes out some fantasy pickup tips (17:08) and Ryan focuses his future watch on Finnish defenseman Ville Heinola and Stars prospect Jason Robertson (18:40). Plus, Ken gives his weekly hot take on the NHL’s playoff format (26:13) and they answer some mailbag questions (32:24).
Mar 18, 2019
The league's top Survivor contestants, underrated players and more mailbag questions
00:43:59
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell spend this week answering all your mailbag questions. Topics include potential NHL Survivor contestants, fighting, Ted Lindsay and the Islanders’ playoff chances.
Mar 04, 2019
Trade Deadline winners and losers
00:34:17
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the winners, losers and all the big deals from yesterday’s trade deadline. Winners: Nashville(3:00), NYR(8:38), Vegas(13:35) Losers: Toronto(20:24), Pittsburgh(25:02), Philadelphia(28:15)
Feb 26, 2019
Trade Deadline preview
00:48:10
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the biggest names, destinations and rumours ahead of next week’s trade deadline, including: Mark Stone and Matt Duchene (0:30), Winnipeg (8:00), Artemi Panarin (16:41), Chris Kreider (19:34), Eeli Tolvanen (23:05), Dougie Hamilton (30:23), Jakob Silfverberg (33:24) and more. Plus, they answer some trade-themed mailbag questions (35:34).
Feb 19, 2019
Huberdeau trade rumours and Ottawa's upcoming UFAs
00:46:00
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the recent Jonathan Huberdeau trade rumours (2:00), Ottawa’s rental trade chips (7:15) and whether Calgary has reason to panic after their recent slump (15:10). Then, Matt gives his fantasy insider pickup tips (20:47) and Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Maxim Cajkovic and Montreal goalie prospect Cayden Primeau (22:59). Plus, Ken dishes out his weekly hot take (29:50), and they answer some mailbag questions (35:44).
Feb 13, 2019
Pittsburgh's Bjugstad trade and the return of the Carolina celebration debate
00:45:25
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the Pittsburgh and Florida’s Bjugstad trade (0:50), the return of Carolina Hurricanes celebration complaints (9:07), potential Artemi Panarin trade destinations (12:40) and whether Mitch Marner could get an offer sheet this offseason (20:10). Then, Matt gives his fantasy pickup tips (25:52) andRyan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Alex Newhook and Senators goalie pick Joel Daccord (27:41). Plus, Ken gives his weekly hot take, which involves the Islanders (33:08) and they answer some mailbag questions (36:13).
Feb 04, 2019
Breaking down the Muzzin trade, plus All-Star weekend takeaways
00:27:44
THN’s Matt Larkin and Ken Campbell discuss the Jake Muzzin trade, Brianna Decker and Kendall Coyne Schofield’s performances at All-Star weekend (8:55). Then, Matt gives out some fantasy insider pickup tips (18:05) and Ken gives his hot take of the week (20:18).
Jan 29, 2019
Chiarelli's firing and Toronto's slump
00:47:34
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Peter Chiarelli’s firing and where Edmonton goes from here (1:00), Toronto’s recent slump (11:50) and the most intriguing trade deadline seller candidates (16:56). Then, Matt gives his fantasy insider pickup tips (22:00) and Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Dylan Cozens and Panthers pick Aleksi Heponiemi (24:21). Plus, Ken gives his weekly hot take (29:24) and they answer some mailbag questions (33:10).
Jan 24, 2019
Will Calgary be a Stanley Cup contender? Plus, Rick Nash's retirement
00:47:56
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss whether Calgary has solidified themselves as a Stanley Cup contender (0:45), Anaheim’s struggles and whether they should move on from Randy Carlyle (6:27), Rick Nash’s retirement announcement (11:26) and former NCAA coaches struggling at the NHL level (15:40). Then, Matt gives his fantasy insider tips (22:02) and Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 prospect Alex Turcotte and Flyers draft pick Isaac Ratcliffe (25:18). Plus, Ken gives his hot take of the week, involving Michael Matheson’s recent game against Vancouver (34:19), and they answer some mailbag questions (37:44).
Jan 14, 2019
Midseason MVP favourites, and Dougie Hamilton trade rumours
00:40:28
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss their first half MVP picks (0:57), the return of Dougie Hamilton trade rumours (5:59) and whether Montreal should be a buyer in the second half (10:27). Then, Matt dishes out his fantasy insider tips (14:57) and Ryan focuses his future watch on World Junior standouts Kaapo Kakko and Grigori Denisenko (17:00). Plus, Ken gives his weekly hot take (23:40) and they answer some mailbag questions (26:24).
Jan 10, 2019
World Junior Championship preview
00:39:18
THN’s Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy preview the upcoming World Junior Championship by taking a look at all 10 teams in the tournament. They also give their tournament predictions (32:31) and answer some world junior mailbag questions (34:10). Canada (0:50) USA (5:43) Russia (10:45) Finland (14:50) Sweden (18:28) Czech Republic (23:17) Switzerland (26:42) Slovakia (27:45) Denmark (28:23) Kazakhstan (29:15)
Dec 17, 2018
The Battle of Alberta is back, and should Chicago trade Patrick Kane?
00:39:39
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the rejuvenated Battle of Alberta (1:00), reports of potentially expanding the amount of teams in the playoffs (6:20) and the potential for an Auston Matthews offer sheet this summer (10:12). Then, Matt gives his best fantasy pickup options (15:45) and Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Yegor Afanasyev and Devils first rounder Ty Smith (18:04). Plus, Ken gives his weekly hot take, which involves a Patrick Kane fake trade (25:36) and they answer some mailbag questions (29:19).
Dec 10, 2018
The end of the Nylander saga, and yet another Tom Wilson hit
00:31:52
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the end to the William Nylander Saga (1:00), whether they thought Tom Wilson’s latest hit was worthy of punishment (5:41) and whether a potential move to the Central Division could foreshadow the Coyotes relocating to Houston (9:54). Then, Matt gives out his fantasy insider tips (13:24) and Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Connor McMichael and Detroit first rounder Joe Veleno (15:10). Plus, Ken gives his weekly hot take, which involves how he thinks Toronto will fare in the postseason (20:08) and they answer some mailbag questions (22:35).
Dec 03, 2018
Hextall fired, Chicago & Arizona's trade, and Roussel's bite
00:35:00
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Chicago and Arizona’s trade last night (0:30), whether a fine was enough punishment for Antoine Roussel’s bite (6:55) and the breaking news of Ron Hextall’s firing (9:48). Then, Matt dishes out his fantasy insider tips (15:23), Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Jakob Pelletier (17:05) and Chicago prospect Evan Barratt (17:05). Then, Ken gives his hot take of the week (21:57) and they answer some mailbag questions (25:02).
Nov 26, 2018
Early season trades, Buffalo's hot start and Boston's struggles
00:35:51
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the recent trades between Pittsburgh and Los Angeles and Edmonton and New York (0:30), whether Boston is in trouble (4:40) and whether Buffalo is for real (8:04). Then, Matt gives out his fantasy insider tips (11:03), Ryan focuses this week’s future watch on 2019 draft prospect Bobby Brink and Leafs goalie prospect Ian Scott (13:35). Plus, Ken gives his hot take of the week (18:22) and they answer some mailbag questions (21:20).
Nov 19, 2018
Nylander's holdout, the league's concussion settlement and the Elias Pettersson Gretzky comparison
00:39:00
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the NHL’s recent concussion settlement (0:40), what the Leafs should do with the Nylander holdout (6:10) and Wayne Gretzky’s Elias Pettersson comments (11:25). Then, Matt gives his fantasy insider tips (14:27) and Ryan focuses his future watch on draft prospect Bowen Byram and Blues prospect Scott Perunovich (17:11). Plus, Ken gives his weekly hot take on the goalie equipment debate (25:55), and they answer some mailbag questions (30:07).
Nov 14, 2018
John Stevens’ firing, Rinne and Gourde’s new contracts, and an interview with Jay Baruchel
01:01:10
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss John Stevens’ firing in LA (0:25) and break down the new contracts of Pekka Rinne (5:28) and Yanni Gourde (9:15). Then, Matt gives his best fantasy insider pickups (13:52) and Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Vasili Podkolzin (15:40) and Vegas first rounder Erik Brannstrom (16:57). Plus, Ken is back with his hot take of the week (22:00), the guys answer some mailbag questions, and we listen in on Matt’s interview with actor and Habs fan Jay Baruchel about his new book Born into It: A Fan’s Life (35:05).
Nov 05, 2018
Matthews' injury, coaches on the hot seat, and an interview with Tyler Seguin
00:37:36
THN’s Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy discuss Auston Matthews’ injury and how it will impact the Leafs (0:42), Carey Price vs. Patrick Roy (4:32), and which coach is favourite to be the first fired (7:17). Then, Matt gives out his fantasy insider pickup tips (9:47) and Ryan focuses his future watch on the 2019 draft’s top goalie prospect Spencer Knight (11:07) and Flyers’ prospect Morgan Frost (12:50). Plus, Matt fills in for Ken’s hot take of the week with a Sergei Bobrovsky take (16:55), they answer some mailbag questions (19:24) and play Matt’s interview with Tyler Seguin (27:07).
Oct 29, 2018
LA's cold start, Ottawa's hot start, and Juuse Saros' new starting job
00:34:38
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Pekka Rinne’s injury and if Juuse Saros can take over the Preds’ starting job (0:35), and whether LA’s cold start (3:58) and Ottawa’s hot start (8:10) are a sign of things to come for either team. Then, Matt gives his weekly fantasy insider tips (11:43), and Ryan focuses this week’s future watch on 2019 draft prospect Raphael Lavoie and Avs defense prospect Cale Makar (14:49). Plus, Ken dishes out his hot take of the week, which involves Auston Matthews’ next contract (21:45) and they answer some mailbag questions (25:05).
Oct 22, 2018
Is the Elias Petterson hit suspension worthy? Plus, early season overreactions
00:33:09
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss whether Mike Matheson’s hit on Canucks rookie Elias Petterson is suspension worthy (0:28), the teams off to slow starts they’re most worried about (4:52) and the hot teams out of the gate they’re most confident in (8:42). Then, Matt dishes out some fantasy pickup tips (12:02) and Ryan breaks down the game of the 2019 draft’s top prospect Jack Hughes (13:40) and Vegas Golden Knights first rounder Cody Glass (15:57). Plus, Ken gives his hot take of the week (19:38) and they answer some reader questions (22:51).
Oct 15, 2018
Goalies are falling, plus goal celebration controversies
00:37:13
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Brian Elliott’s complain about the size of his goalie equipment (1:58), which team will be hurt most by the recent rash of goalie injuries (5:40) and Jeremy Jacobs’ comments about a franchise in Houston (9:59). Then, Matt gives out his fantasy insider tips (13:41) and Ryan breaks down 2019 draft prospect Kirby Dach (15:23) and Sabres goalie prospect Ukka Pekka Luukonen (16:24). Plus, Ken gives his hot take of the week (19:43) and they answer some mailbag questions (24:00).
Oct 10, 2018
Tom Wilson's latest infraction, Kaapo Kakko, and can the Islanders make the playoffs?
00:31:42
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Tom Wilson’s latest controversial hit (1:12), EA Sports’ NHL 19 season (4:18) and who is likely to be the first player traded this season (7:39). Matt dishes out some fantasy insider tips (12:37), while Ryan gives the prospect profile of Finnish star Kaapo Kakko (14:39) and Panthers prospect Serron Noel (16:22). Plus, they listen to Ken’s hot take of the week (18:37) and answer some reader questions (23:10).
Oct 03, 2018
Season Previews: Pacific Division
00:42:47
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell conclude their season previews by breaking down each team in the Pacific Division. (0:45) – Vancouver (6:52) – Arizona (13:01) – Edmonton (18:52) – Los Angeles (23:43) – Anaheim (28:52) – Vegas (32:44) – San Jose (38:34) – Calgary
Sep 24, 2018
Season Previews: Metro Divison | Plus, breaking down the Karlsson trade
00:44:32
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the Erik Karlsson trade and what it means for both Ottawa and San Joese (0:30) before continuing their season previews by breaking down each team in the Metro Division. (8:42) New York Islanders (14:01) New York Rangers (17:40) New Jersey Devils (22:04) Carolina Hurricanes (27:50) Philadelphia Flyers (30:38) Pittsburgh Penguins (34:37) Washington Capitals (39:06) Columbus Blue Jackets
Sep 17, 2018
Season Previews: Central Divison, plus, breaking down the Pacioretty trade
00:47:20
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell break down last night’s Max Pacioretty trade between Montreal and Vegas (0:30) before previewing the teams in the Central Division. (8:10) – Chicago (13:20) – Minnesota (18:50) – Colorado (24:05) – Dallas (29:53) – St. Louis (35:06) – Nashville (41:39) – Winnipeg
Sep 10, 2018
Season Previews: Atlantic Division
00:46:50
THN’s Edward Fraser, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larking kick off the 2018/19 season previews by taking a look at the teams in the Atlantic Division. (0:53) – Ottawa (6:08) – Detroit (12:11) – Montreal (19:00) – Buffalo (23:13) – Florida (28:16) – Boston (34:17) – Toronto (40:40) – Tampa Bay
Sep 04, 2018
Giving our best 2018/19 Hot Takes
00:34:51
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss whether Erik Karlsson will be an Ottawa Senator to start the season (1:30) and Toronto’s hiring of Hayley Wickenheiser and Noelle Needham (8:27). Then, they give their best hot takes for the upcoming season (14:21), plus they answer some reader questions (21:00).
Aug 27, 2018
2018/19 Fantasy sleepers and busts
00:32:12
THN’s Ryan Kennedy and fantasy guru Matt Larkin go over Matt’s top five sleepers and busts in this year’s THN Fantasy Pool Guide. Players discussed include: Ryan Nugent Hopkins (2:30), Pierre-Luc Dubois (4:40), Philipp Grubauer (6:50), Jack Roslovic (10:10), Andreas Johnsson (13:12), Taylor Hall (15:55), William Karlsson (17:21), Pekka Rinne (20:30), Dustin Brown (24:06) and Mathew Barzal (26:00).
Aug 13, 2018
Breaking down the Jeff Skinner trade and John Gibson & Mark Stone’s new contracts
00:39:12
THN’s Edward Fraser, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larking discuss Buffalo’s trade for Jeff Skinner and what it means for both teams (1:15), whether Anaheim overpaid for John Gibson (10:20) and what Mark Stone’s one-year extension means for his future in Ottawa (16:35). Plus, they answer some reader questions (23:37).
Aug 07, 2018
Once again answering all of your offseason questions
00:41:34
In their last podcast before a summer break, THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell take to Twitter to answer all of your offseason questions. Topics discussed include: Florida’s chances at a playoff run next season, Calder trophy favourites, teams they expect to make a leap next season, Jacob Trouba’s future and the most clutch Game 7 goalies.
Jul 23, 2018
Remembering Ray Emery. Plus, Max Pacioretty & Erik Karlsson trade rumours
00:35:11
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Ray Emery’s legacy after his tragic passing over the weekend (0:25), what Montreal is doing with Max Pacioretty (6:02) and whether Erik Karlsson will still be traded this offseason (12:27). Plus, they answer some reader questions (16:40).
Jul 16, 2018
Answering all of your offseason questions
00:42:59
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell take to Twitter in this all reader question episode. Topics discussed include Panarin and Bobrovsky’s futures in Columbus, Winnipeg as a free agent destination, New Jersey’s future plans, Toronto’s future cap situation, Justin Faulk, and the league’s most fun cities.
Jul 09, 2018
Tavares, the future of the Leafs & Islanders, plus offseason winners and losers so far
00:40:32
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the Tavares signing and whether or not Toronto is now a Cup contender (0:30), the Islanders’ future outlook without JT (14:05), winners and losers from the offseason so far (24:28) and Erik Karlsson predictions (37:43).
Jul 03, 2018
Draft takeaways, Calgary’s blockbuster trade, Kovalchuk to L.A. and an interview with P.K. Subban
00:47:07
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the winners and losers of the NHL draft (0:40), Calgary and Carolina’s big trade involving Dougie Hamilton and Noah Hanifin (11:20), Ilya Kovalchuk’s reported contract with Los Angeles (20:25) and their last minute John Tavares free agency predictions (25:20). Plus an interview with NHL 19 cover man P.K. Subban (32:15).
Jun 25, 2018
Breaking down the Galchenyuk-Domi trade, plus more drama in Ottawa
00:33:02
THN’s Edward Fraser, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Montreal and Arizona’s Alex Galchenyuk for Max Domi trade (1:25), why Montreal appears to be leaning towards drafting Jesperi Kotkaniemi (11:15), what Ottawa can do to fix their latest setback (15:15) and whether Erik Karlsson will be a Senator at the start of next season (20:25). Plus, they discuss the potential for a 19-year-old draft rule (27:35) and answer some reader questions (27:35).
Jun 19, 2018
THN's 2018 Mock Draft
00:39:00
THN’s Ken Campbell and prospect expert Ryan Kennedy host a mock draft in anticipation of next weekend’s NHL Entry Draft, breaking down each potential first round selection.
Jun 15, 2018
Is Alex Ovechkin an all-time great? Plus, big names that could be traded at the draft
00:31:07
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss where Alex Ovechkin ranks among the all-time greats after his Conn Smythe performance (1:13), where the Capitals will go from here (7:41), if Vegas will contend for the Cup again next year (11:47), ridiculously early 2019 Stanley Cup favourites (15:17) and big names that could be traded at the draft (17:35). Plus, they answer some reader questions (22:00).
Jun 11, 2018
Prospect Podcast: Interviews from the NHL Draft Combine
00:34:26
THN’s prospect expert Ryan Kennedy shares some of his best interviews with prospects, scouts and GMs at this year’s NHL draft combine in a special edition of the prospect podcast. Interviews include USHL defenseman Jordan Harris (0:56), Lethbridge defenseman Calen Addison (4:50), Czech forward Matej Pekar (7:28), St. Louis director of scouting Bill Armstrong (13:22), San Jose GM Doug Wilson (20:00) and Arizona GM John Chayka (25:40).
Jun 08, 2018
Is the pressure on Vegas for the first time this season? Plus, NHL draft combine takeaways
00:37:41
THN’s Edward Fraser, Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy discuss the Stanley Cup final thus far (0:25), whether Vegas can alter their style to match Washington’s cycle-friendly game (3:45) and whether the pressure is on Vegas for the first time all season (5:40). Then, they talk about the role of concussion spotters in lieu of Brooks Orpik and Marc-Andre Fleury taking hits in game three (9:12), how much John Carlson is raising his UFA stock this postseason (16:12) and Ryan’s main takeaways from last week’s draft combine (16:12). Plus, they answer some reader questions (29:00).
Jun 04, 2018
Memorial Cup takeaways, Evander Kane's big raise, and Stanley Cup X-Factors
00:38:27
THN’s Edward Fraser, Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy are joined by Ken Campbell on the phone in Vegas, giving updates from media day (0:30). Then, they discuss standouts from the Memorial Cup champion Acadie-Bathurst Titan (7:10) and the poor attendance at this year’s tournament (10:15). Plus they break down the biggest X-Factors for Vegas & Washington going into game one of the cup final (14:44), Evander Kane’s big extension in San Jose (20:19), the recent trend of NCAA head coach hires (25:33), then answer some reader questions (29:48).
May 28, 2018
Stanley Cup Final preview
00:34:16
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell preview the Stanley Cup Finals, breaking down how Washington and Vegas matchup against each other in every aspect of the game. Plus, they give their finals predictions (32:19).
May 25, 2018
Prospect Podcast: Answering all of your prospect questions
00:32:34
THN’s Matt Larkin and prospect expert Ryan Kennedy open up the mailbag to answer your questions for the entire episode this week. Topics discussed include: The best defensemen and centers in this year’s draft, Jordan Kyrou, draft stock of USHL players, Arizona’s draft strategy and 5’3’’ prospect Sean Dhooghe.
May 23, 2018
Prospect Podcast: Memorial Cup preview and Anaheim's future
00:42:42
THN’s Ken Campbell and prospect expert Ryan Kennedy discuss Flyers prospects Morgan Frost and Carter Hart being called up to the AHL playoffs (0:45) and preview the Memorial Cup (3:30), breaking down Hamilton (6:28), Swift Current (9:55), Acadie Bathurst (12:30) and Regina’s (17:06) chances in the tournament. Plus, they listen to Ryan’s interview with Cape Breton goalie Kevin Mandolese (21:27), shine the 2018 draft spotlight on London centre Liam Foudy (26:53) and take a look at the Anaheim Ducks’ prospect pipeline (32:20).
May 18, 2018
Tampa Bay’s stuggles, Kyle Dubas in Toronto, and should Nashville trade Pekka Rinne?
00:34:18
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Tampa Bay’s struggles in the Eastern Conference finals (0:15) and whether they have a shot at coming back against the hot Capitals (7:52), whether Kyle Dubas was the right hire in Toronto (10:53) and what Nashville should do with Pekka Rinne this offseason after a disappointing playoff exit (15:56). Plus, they tell some of their best interview stories (20:45) and answer some reader questions (26:18).
May 14, 2018
Prospect podcast: The AHL’s 5OT playoff game, World Championship prospects and Arizona’s future
00:37:17
THN’s Ken Campbell and prospect expert Ryan Kennedy discuss the Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ five overtime victory over Charlotte in the AHL postseason (0:45), some of the prospects at the RBC Cup in Chilliwack (5:23), interesting decisions made in the USHL’s phase 2 draft (10:40) and some of the intriguing young prospects participating in the World Championships (15:10). Plus, they listen to Ryan’s interview with Rangers prospect Tim Gettinger (18:57), shine the 2018 draft spotlight on Swedish forward Jonatan Berggren (24:45) and break down Coyotes’ prospect pipeline (28:50).
May 11, 2018
Is Vegas the Western Conference favourite? Is Brad Marchand good for the game?
00:40:22
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss if Vegas has cemented themselves as the cup favourite after defeating San Jose (0:35), whether Brad Marchand is a good villain for the game after his latest instance of licking (3:50), how worried Nashville should be about Pekka Rinne’s play this postseason (9:05), where Joe Thornton may end up this offseason (17:00) and if Evander Kane will stay put in San Jose as a UFA (21:40). Plus, they answer some reader questions. (25:20).
May 07, 2018
CHL finals, USNTDP, and Boston’s future
00:34:07
THN’s Matt Larkin and prospect expert Ryan Kennedy discuss the OHL (0:30), QMJHL (4:50) and WHL (8:00) finals and the USNTDP’s run in the USHL playoffs (10:58). Then, they listen to Ryan’s interview with Syracuse Crunch coach Benoit Groulx (13:57), shine the 2018 draft spotlight on American defenseman Mattias Samuelsson (22:20) and break down the Boston Bruins’ prospect pipeline (25:03).
May 04, 2018
Playoff refereeing, draft lottery results, and is Mark Scheifele a superstar?
00:41:40
THN’s Edward Fraser, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the state of refereeing in the playoffs thus far (0:45), Mark Scheifele’s development and the Nashville vs Winnipeg series (6:10), the results from Saturday night’s draft lottery and what each of the top three may do with their pick (13:44) and debate who’s the better goalie between Pekka Rinne and Connor Hellebuyck (24:28). Plus, they answer some reader questions (26:45).
Apr 30, 2018
Prospect Podcast: Patrick Roy’s return to the Remparts, AHL playoffs and Buffalo’s future
00:37:09
THN’s Ken Campbell and prospect expert Ryan Kennedy discuss Canada’s disappointing exit from the World Under-18 Championships (0:48), Patrick Roy’s return to the helm of the QMJHL’s Quebec Remparts (7:39), and how the Toronto Marlies are looking in round one of the AHL playoffs (11:22). Plus, they listen to Ryan’s interview with QMJHL star Alex Lafreniere (16:06), shine the 2018 draft spotlight on power forward Serron Noel (21:10) and break down Buffalo’s prospect pipeline (25:20).
Apr 27, 2018
Bill Peters to Calgary, Chuck Fletcher out in Minnesota, Western Conference round two preview
00:36:52
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the impact Bill Peters could have as Calgary’s new head coach (0:30) and whether Chuck Fletcher deserved to be let go as Minnesota’s GM (5:15). Then, they preview the Nashville vs. Winnipeg (12:30) and Vegas vs. San Jose (21:52) round two matchups. Plus, they answer some reader questions (29:10).
Apr 23, 2018
Prospect Podcast: Calgary’s future and the IIHF Under-18 World Championship
00:40:15
THN’s Ken Campbell and prospect expert Ryan Kennedy discuss the start of the IIHF World under-18 tournament in Russia (0:45) and the OHL’s plans for a summer development league for kids (10:20). Plus, they listen to Ryan’s interview with Canada under-18 coach Don Hay (15:15), shine the 2018 draft spotlight on American center Jack Drury (23:10) and break down Calgary’s prospect pipeline (26:30).
Apr 20, 2018
Looking at the chances of the trailing teams in round one
00:41:23
THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell reflect on the Humboldt Broncos tragedy after Ken’s return from Saskatchewan (0:26). Then, they take a look at the teams trailing their round one matchups, including: Los Angeles being dominated by “underdog” Vegas (4:25), whether the Leafs, Devils and Avalanche have a chance to win their series after bouncing back in game three (10:27), if Braden Holtby can help Washington overtake Columbus (17:04), Minnesota’s chances after a dominant game three (21:45), if Anaheim is past their prime (23:25) and the back and forth Pittsburgh Philadelphia series (27:42). Plus, they discuss the department of player safety’s performance in the playoffs thus far (32:53) and answer a juicy reader question (37:04).
Apr 17, 2018
Prospect Podcast: Carolina’s future, AHL award winners and Phillipe Boucher’s next stop
00:35:47
THN’s Ken Campbell and prospect expert Ryan Kennedy discuss some of University of Minnesota Duluth’s top prospects following their Frozen Four victory (0:42), Philippe Boucher’s future after leaving the Quebec Remparts (6:15) and AHL award winners Garret Sparks (8:55) and Sami Niku (11:18). Plus, they listen to Ryan’s interview with Flyers prospect Connor Bunnaman (13:35), shine the 2018 draft spotlight on Finnish forward Sampo Ranta (18:00) and break down the Carolina Hurricanes’ prospect pipeline (21:55).
Apr 13, 2018
Eastern Conference playoff preview
00:38:02
THN’s Edward Fraser, Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy break down the Eastern Conference’s first round playoff matchups. Tampa Bay vs. New Jersey (0:31) Boston vs. Toronto (10:35) Washington vs. Columbus (19:33) Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia (29:40)
Apr 09, 2018