The Hockey Writers Podcast Network

The Hockey Writers Podcast Network

Welcome to The Hockey Writers Podcast Network. Daily & Weekly shows covering different NHL teams and topics with exciting guests and the hottest of hot takes. Weekly shows include the Grind Line (Red Wings), Prospect Corner, What's Kraken, and Maple Leafs Lounge. Special shows on the Trade Deadline and the Playoffs also dot the network. Our Daily THW Podcast features our writers and guests discussing various teams and topics from around the world of hockey.

Episodes

October 1, 2022 46 min

In this week's episode of The Hockey Writers Grind Line, Detroit Red Wings writers Devin Little, Delaney Rimer and producer Matthew Zator continue their player preview series with a look at Andrew Copp and David Perron. They also talk about their early preseason takeaways and where prospect Sebastian Cossa could play this season. Grab your favorite beverage and get somewhere comfortable - it's time to grind!

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Hosts Matthew Zator and Kyle Knopp get together to preview the 2022-23 season for the Dallas Stars. They discuss everything from the new additions of Mason Marchment, Colin Miller, Will Butcher and Nils Lundkvist to the ongoing contract impasse with Jason Robertson. They also talk about veteran Joe Pavelski and whether he can record another 80-plus point season and their expectations for both Miro Heiskanen and rising star goaltend...

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Hosts Matthew Zator and Kyle Knopp get together to preview the 2022-23 season for the Winnipeg Jets. They discuss everything from Blake Wheeler getting stripped of the captaincy to what adjustments new head coach Rick Bowness will make to return the Jets to the playoffs. They also talk about the need for the defence to play better in front of Connor Hellebuyck and their expectations for backup David Rittich.

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Hosts Matthew Zator and Kyle Knopp get together with Buffalo Sabres writer Jacob Strozyk to preview the 2022-23 season. They discuss everything from Tage Thompson's breakout season and the bounceback efforts of veterans Kyle Okposo and Jeff Skinner to whether Alex Tuch will be named captain. They also talk about Dylan Cozens and his efforts to become a top-line center and Rasmus Dahlin's progression into a top-pairing defen...

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The Hockey Writers Maple Leafs Lounge crew of Peter Baracchini, Alex Hobson and Shane Seney get together to discuss their takeaways from the preseason so far and whether Adam Gaudette, Calle Jarnkrok and Denis Malgin have a legitimate chance at earning a spot in the top six. They also talk about the ongoing Rasmus Sandin contract saga, Ilya Samsonov's performance in the first two periods of the second split-squad game and final...

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Hosts Matthew Zator and Kyle Knopp get together with Philadelphia Flyers credentialed writer Colin Newby to preview the 2022-23 season. They discuss everything from the new additions of Nicolas Deslauriers and Tony DeAngelo and the pressure that will be on Kevin Hayes and Scott Laughton with Sean Couturier out of the lineup to how the team will play under the new direction of John Tortorella. They also talk about the state of the d...

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Host Matthew Zator gets together with Toronto Maple Leafs writers Kevin Armstrong and Peter Baracchini to preview the 2022-23 season. They discuss everything from their expectations for the new additions of Calle Jarnkrok, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Adam Gaudette, Jordie Benn and Victor Mete and whether Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner can repeat their career seasons from last year to how the defence will handle the absence of Timothy Lil...

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In this week's episode of The Hockey Writers Grind Line, Detroit Red Wings writers Kyle Knopp, Devin Little, Logan Horn and Delaney Rimer continue their player preview series with a look at Alex Nedeljkovic, Ville Husso and Domink Kubalik. They also talk about training camp and what storylines they are tracking along with their choices for line combinations they would love to see in the preseason. Grab your favorite beverage an...

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** Producer's Note: This was recorded before Ryan McLeod re-signed **

Hosts Matthew Zator and Kyle Knopp get together with Edmonton Oilers and NHL News & Rumors writer Jim Parsons to preview the 2022-23 season. They discuss everything from their expectations for Evander Kane and Zach Hyman to whether Jesse Puljujarvi will be traded sometime this season. They also talk about Evan Bouchard's breakout campaign in 2021-22 a...

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Hosts Matthew Zator and Kyle Knopp get together with Tampa Bay Lightning writer Jim Bay to preview the 2022-23 season. They discuss everything from the return of Vladislav Namestnikov to how they are going to handle life without Ondrej Palat, Ryan McDonogh and Jan Rutta. They also talk about the new additions of Ian Cole and Haydn Fleury on defence and whether Jon Cooper will try to get Andrei Vasilevskiy more rest this season.

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This week on The Hockey Writers "What's Kraken", Seattle Kraken writers Sean Raggio and Adam Kierszenblat talk training camp and which players to watch. They also debate the right and wrong way to eat sandwiches when they come with potato chips. All this and much more on What's Kraken.

Our Kraken crew are good writers, too: Adam Kierszenblat - Sean Raggio

And, make sure to check out all of our great Kraken content

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Hosts Matthew Zator and Kyle Knopp get together with Colorado Avalanche writer Kerry Collins to preview the 2022-23 season. They discuss everything from the new additions of Evan Rodrigues and Brad Hunt to who will step up to fill the second-line center role vacated by Nazem Kadri when he signed with the Calgary Flames. They also talk about how Valeri Nichushkin, Artturi Lehkonen and Josh Manson will do in their first full seasons ...

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Host Matthew Zator gets together with Columbus Blue Jackets writers Mark Scheig and Nicholas Arnold to preview the 2022-23 season. They discuss everything from the new additions of Johnny Gaudreau and Erik Gudbranson to the offence now led by the dual threat of Johnny Hockey and Patrik Laine. They also talk about what Cole Sillinger has in store for an encore and whether Kent Johnson can emerge as a Calder Trophy candidate after a ...

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Hosted by Kyle Knopp and Matthew Zator, The Hockey Writers Podcast is where your favourite THW contributors discuss the hottest topics around the NHL and hockey world, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. In today’s episode, Kyle and Matthew are joined by Brock McGillis, the first openly gay professional hockey player to discuss his role in making hockey more inclusive for everyone.

Brock shares some tips and experiences for how ho...

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The Hockey Writers prospects experts Matthew Zator, Peter Baracchini, and Devin Little get together to discuss who has stood out for the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at the ongoing Traverse City Prospect Tournament and the Vancouver Canucks at the Young Stars Classic in Penticton.

Then in the second half of the show, they talk about some underrated prospects from each team in the Metro Division that fans should watch o...

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In this week's episode of The Hockey Writers Grind Line, Detroit Red Wings writers Kyle Knopp, Devin Little, Logan Horn and producer Matthew Zator continue their player preview series with a look at Oskar Sundqvist and Ben Chiarot. They also give their choices for the next two alternate captains and talk about which prospect they are conducting a hype train for this season. Grab your favorite beverage and get somewhere comforta...

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Hosts Matthew Zator and Kyle Knopp get together with Boston Bruins writer Scott Roche to preview the 2022-23 season. They discuss everything from the new addition of Pavel Zacha and the return of David Krejci to whether this team can stay above water until Brad Marchand returns in December. They also dive into the Bruins' weak defence without the services of Charlie McAvoy and Matt Grzelcyk and what Jeremy Swayman will do for a...

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Hosts Matthew Zator and Kyle Knopp get together with Ottawa Senators writer Dayton Reimer to preview the 2022-23 season. They discuss everything from the new additions of Alex DeBrincat and Claude Giroux to whether this team is more lethal than the squads from the early 2000s that had Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley leading the charge. They also dive into the Senators' weak defence and whether Cam Talbot and An...

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Hosts Matthew Zator and Kyle Knopp get together with Calgary Flames writer Colton Pankiw to preview the 2022-23 season. They discuss everything from the new additions of Jonathan Huberdeau and Nazem Kadri to who will step up without Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk.  They also dive into the Flames' depth on defence and whether Jacob Markstrom will be able to shake off the bad series he had against the Edmonton Oilers in the ...

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Hosts Matthew Zator and Kyle Knopp get together with St. Louis Blues writer Marcus Ashpaugh to preview the 2022-23 season. They discuss everything from the new additions to whether the team will get as many 20-plus goalscorers as 2021-22. They also dive into the defence led by Colton Parayko and Justin Faulk and the goaltending that has Jordan Binnington back as the undisputed starter.

They also discuss some of the big storylines g...

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