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Join Dan Rosen and Shawn Roarke of @nhldotcom for in-depth analysis on the biggest news in the NHL and insightful conversations with hockey scribes, broadcasters, players, coaches, and front office personnel, providing fans with an informative, fun and unique listening experience.

Episodes

January 12, 2022 57 min
Dan and Shawn are joined by Derek Stepan of the Carolina Hurricanes (19:48). Stepan talks about his "Senior" role with the Canes, playing for Rod Brind'Amour and the growth of Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov. He also looks back at his time with the NY Rangers and talks a lot about Henrik Lundqvist ahead of his jersey retirement at MSG. The guys start the episode talking about Evgeni Malkin's brilliant return to ...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan (27:00). Sullivan talks about the Penguins winning streak, how the team has overcomed injuries, the reason why Evan Rodrigues has blossomed, Evgeni Malkin's pending return from injury and Tristan Jarry's ability to bounce back from last year's playoff disappointment. He also shares his thoughts on Kris Letang's consistent play and why he's on board wi...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by NHL Network & ESPN's Kevin Weekes (28:05) to talk about all the happenings around the NHL, including the impact of the break, the legitimacy of the New York Rangers, the Nashville Predators' sustainability and the intrigue of this year's Winter Classic. He settles a long-running debate between Dan and Shawn on the New York Rangers and shares an idea he's had for a while that he'd ...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by NHL.com's Mike Morreale (22:49) to talk about the World Juniors and players that will impact the tournament. He looks at Team USA and Team Canada, and breaks down their strengths and weaknesses heading into this year's tournament. He also looks at the Devils and helps answer a mailbag question that's focused on the New Jersey Devils rebuild. The guys open up the episode talking about the NHL ...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by St. Blues defenseman Colton Parayko (25:00) to talk about the Blues gearing up for the Winter Classic, how the team has responded to Tarasenko's off-season trade request and his charity, Project 55. He explains what it's like to play under Craig Berube and how players respond to his intense nature. The guys start off the episode talking about the Vancouver Canucks' resurgence and the reasons ...
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Dan and Shawn discuss the coaching changes in Vancouver and Philadelphia and Keith Jones (26:15) checks in to talk about the issues in Philadelphia, Carter Hart's decreasing confidence and Mike Yeo's potential impact on this struggling Flyers team. Jones also explains why Bruce Boudreau is the right coach in the short-term to lead the Canucks and gives us his take on the Trevor Zegras/Sonny Milano goal from Tuesday night. T...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by Dave Stubbs of NHL.com to talk about the state of the Montreal Canadiens, the hiring of Jeff Gorton, the reaction to potentially going through a rebuild and the importance of hiring a GM that speaks French (23:00). The guys start the episode talking about the ceiling of the Golden Knights, the impressive play of the Florida Panthers and the deal that the Devils just inked with Jack Hughes. They close the...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by NHL.com's Brian Compton to talk about the issues surrounding the New York Islanders, their poor power play and potential fixes that Barry Trotz may have up his sleeve to right the ship (7:00). He also reviews UBS Arena, and discusses the Calgary Flames (14:00), Jacob Markstrom's marvelous start (18:00), Jared Bednar's contract extension (24.00), the improved power play of th e Nashville Preda...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by long-time Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (18:45). Fowler talked about Ryan Getzlaf collecting his 1000th point and the great start that the Ducks have had to the season. Fowler is pretty tight with Troy Terry (they were roomates) and explains why Terry has had success this year, he also talks about the promising young players on the Ducks, including Trevor Zegras and Jamie Drysdale. He shares some o...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by former NY Rangers GM and current NHL Network analyst Jeff Gorton (19:25). Jeff takes the guys behind the scenes of the Jack Eichel trade and explains the inner workings of a blockbuster deal in the NHL. He discusses his biggest surprise of the early season, and shares what current GM in the NHL young GMs have to be ALWAYS be aware of. He looks at the LA Kings and explains why the Phillip Danault trade ma...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by their NHL.com colleague Mike Zeisberger for a good old-fashioned hockey roundtable discussion. The topics include the Maple Leafs recent play, their roster flaws and goalie play. They touch on Cole Caufield getting sent down to the AHL and how it changes the complexion of the Calder Trophy race. Dan thinks the play of Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider has catupulted each of them into the Calder discussion ...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ian Cole (15:00). Ian talks about the Carolina Hurricanes quick start, playing for Rod Brind'Amour, and the uniqueness of the Carolina market. He explains what makes Jaccob Slavin such a good defenseman and how, as he has gotten older, has worked to keep up with a League that is emphasizing youth and speed. The guys started the episode talking about the Chicago Blackhaw...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by Buffalo Sabres coach Don Granato (23:15). Granato talks about the quick start for the Sabres, why the team is playing well, how Jack Eichel's situation has been dealt with by players, the importance of Jeff Skinner and what has caught his eye from the start of the season from around the NHL. The guys start the episode by discussing some teams that have started slow and whether their fanbases should b...
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Dan Rosen was in Tampa Bay this week and sat down with Steven Stamkos (19:44). Stamkos was asked about the possibility of a three-peat for the Lightning and he discusses the challenge of losing key players from their Stanley Cup team, explains why the Florida Panthers are now a legitimate rival and chats about some of the reasons why Jon Cooper is a perfect fit to lead this team. Dan and Shawn start the episode discussing the NHL&#...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by Seattle Kraken defenseman Mark Giordano (23:00). Giordano talks about the excitement surrounding the Kraken, their debut against the Vegas Golden Knights, the expectations surrounding the team, the quality of players the Kraken have assembled and the unique opportunity that the team has to forge their identity during their inaugural season. He makes a bold prediction and  feels very confident in the team...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jack Campbell (27:00). Campbell talks about "All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs," a five-part docuseries covering the Maple Leafs' 2020-21 season that will premiere on Amazon Prime in North America on Friday. He also talks about the unique experience of being followed by camera crews, while having his best season of his career last season. He chats about the expect...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by NHL Network's EJ Hradek to talk about the storylines around the NHL as training camps open up this week.  EJ explains why Bill Guerin will get a deal done with Kirill Kaprizov and the differences between the Wild's situation with Kaprizov and the Canucks' situation with Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes. They discuss the crowded goalie scenario in Dallas, the roster changes to the Flyers and ...
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Dan and Shawn are back with a loaded episode and a conversation with reigning Norris Trophy winner Adam Fox (28:46). Fox talks about the expectations surrounding the Rangers, the chances of him being named team Captain and his initial thoughts on new coach Gerard Gallant. Fox talks about the NHL's participation in the Olympics and shares some of his favorite Olympic hockey memories. The guys start the episode discussing Jack Ei...
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Dan and Shawn start the episode talking about the Tampa Bay Lightning and wondering if this team has a chance to win 3 straight titles. They also discuss Jack Eichel's future in Buffalo, the market for Eichel and other free agents heading into the off-season. Fleury or Lehner? The two debate what goalie the Vegas Golden Knights may try to trade to free up some salary cap space for other needs. NHL.com staff writer & co-host...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by Kenny Albert to talk about calling the Stanley Cup Final on NBC, the storylines surrounding the series, the goaltending matchup, having the fans back in buildings, the difference between calling NHL games on TV & radio, working with Eddie Olczyk and the impact that NBC has had on the presentation of hockey during their years as a NHL TV rightsholder. They are also joined by Tampa Bay Lightning defens...
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