Hockey Outsiders Mike Bonn and Dale Hoard give their less than expert opinions on the National Hockey League (NHL) and all things related to hockey.
McDavid / Draisaitl are an incredible pair, but so are Matthews and Marner as are MacKinnon and Rantanen. Who is the best and who has the best supporting cast?
Local boy Andrew Shaw retires after a successful career. Playoff races are heating up - could the Flames catch Montreal? Team of the Week is the New York Rangers - are they going to catch the Bruins?
Patrick Marleau passes Gordie Howe on the all time games played list and the guys say that makes him Hall of Fame material. The Canucks put off return to play thanks to JT Miller but where was the NHLPA?
The Toronto Maple Leafs were busy at the trade deadline despite their lack of cap space while the Bruins secured the biggest name by trading with Buffalo for Taylor Hall.
The Vancouver Canucks have 20 players and staff positive for the Brazil variant of COVID-19. Can they complete their season? The Leafs power play has been in a slump - is it really this bad? Court Lalonde from Three Dads and A Console Podcast and son of past title player Bobby joins us to talk Bruins and tell stories of growing up in an NHL family.
Tim Peel got caught saying something a bit offside on his open mic and the NHL, in a ridiculous decision decides he should be done for the year. Where is the criticism from the media? The Oilers continue to struggle with the Leafs.
The Minnesota Wild are the team of the week and they are a fascinating squad. How are they so good? And they are good. The NHL points system awards 3 points some nights and 2 points others. Does it need fixing? Also, the DOPeS dole out another charging suspension for an obvious hit to the head. Is there more to this?
Team of the Week - the hot New York Islanders. How are they doing it? Auston Matthews returns and picks up right where he left off, even if the Leafs have faltered. The NHL looks to be changing the draft lottery rules.
Walter Gretzky passed away this week and we discuss his impact. The Leafs beat up on the Oilers and Draisaitl wasn't having it from the Edmonton media. Darryl Sutter is back as coach in Calgary and Montreal fired Carey Price's goalie coach. And Tom Wilson gets suspended again.
Claude Julien get fired as coach of the Canadiens. Is this the move of a desperate GM? The Leafs put a beating on the Oilers in the first game of a 3 game series. Also, we bring back the Team of the Week and focus on the Florida Panthers.
The NHL played two games in Lake Tahoe and they were easily the most scenic games ever played. Debates have started about who should win the Hart trophy with Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid being the prime candidates.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins hired Brian Burke and Ron Hextall this week and we're not sure about it. The Leafs are pulling away while the Oilers try to catch up to the pack. Are the Chicago Blackhawks for real?
Pete Wood joins us to talk about his Habs and the NHL season generally. The Blue Jackets get a raw deal when the NHL blows a goal call against Carolina.
In a move that caught everyone by surprise last week, Jim Rutherford resigned as GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins. What's behind it? We have theories. After splitting with the Leafs and a high scoring affair with the Senators, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have pulled away from the pack in the scoring race.
In a true blockbuster deal, the Columbus Blue Jackets traded Pierre-Luc Dubois and a 3rd round pick to Winnipeg for Patrick Laine and Jack Roslevic. What happened? The Oilers and Leafs split their back to back matchup.
The NHL season has started and it has already been a roller coaster for Oiler and Leafs fans. The Flyers are on a high after beating the Penguins twice and Doyle from the Broadstreet Bully Podcast tells us why Flyers fans are optimistic about this season.
The NHL Season starts this week and Dale and Mike sit down to preview the new alignment and make predictions. Also, we congratulate Team USA for a well-earned gold medal at the World Junior Championship.
The World Junior Hockey Championships continue and the 4 semi-finalists have been decided. USA plays Finland and Russia plays Canada. NHL training camps open today.
The World Junior Hockey Championships have started and it is great to be back watching hockey. The NHL is only 2 weeks away, we have a schedule and we talk about what we are excited to watch this season.
The NHL and NHLPA agree on the return to play plan starting Jan 13 and 56 games but BC Health authorities may throw a wrench into Vancouver's plan. Henrik Lundqvist can't play this year due to health issues. Teams are in Edmonton for the World Junior Championship but Germany goes straight to quarantine.
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