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NHL @TheRink

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

December 1, 2021 61 min
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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Dan and Shawn are joined by NHL.com's Brian Compton to talk about both semifinal series. Compton explains what exactly needs to happen for the Islanders to win the next two games and the adjustments he'd like to see Barry Trotz make. The Lightning have dominated the last 4 periods of play and have scored the last 10 goals in the series, so is that it for the Islanders? The guys marvel at Brayden Point and discuss why Jon Co...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by two-time Stanley Cup winner Scott Gomez (17:00) to talk about his new series "Scotty Goes" where he catches up with former players (Martin Brodeur, Steve Valiquette, Adam Oates, Ken Daneyko). The NHL series debuts on 6/17 on Facebook and Instagram TV. Gomez shares some awesome stories on Brodeur, Lou Lamoriello and Goldberg the wrestler, and talks about creating the series and his travels while f...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by Dave Stubbs (8:00) to talk about the Montreal Canadiens and their improbable playoff run to win the North Division. Former coach and now NHL Network analyst Bruce Boudreau (26:30) also joins to talk about all the playoff storylines, including the war of words between Bruce Cassidy and Barry Trotz, Tuukka Rask's health, the reasons the Avs are stuggling against Vegas and Tampa Bay's quest to repea...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by NHL.com's Toronto-based staff writer Mike Zeisberger and Golden Knights insider Gary Lawless. Lawless defended Vegas coach Peter DeBoer's choice to start goalie Robin Lehner over Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Second Round against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.  Lawless talked about the challenge the Golden Knights face if forward Mattias Janmark can't play in Game 2 after ...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by NHL.com columnist Nick Cotsonika to touch on all the intrigue of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. How did the Oilers get swept, and how does Kenny Holland move forward with this team? Who should Vegas start in goal for Game 7? They look at the Bruins/Islanders 2nd round matchup and talk about the Lightning/Panthers series. How will the Panthers move forward with their goaltenders next season? They discuss the P...
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Dan and Shawn are joined by Carolina Hurricanes TV analyst Tripp Tracy (24:00). Tracy talks about the great playoff atmosphere in Carolina, why Alex Nedeljkovic has been so good, the Hurricanes awesome penalty kill and what the impact is of Jaccob Slavin being out of the lineup. Tripp also marvels at the athleticism of Marc-Andre Fleury and discusses the Florida Panthers goalie situation. Dan and Shawn start the episode discussing ...
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