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ESPN's Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan talk all things NHL and hockey culture with the biggest names in the game, ESPN's stable of experts and puckheads of all walks of life.

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    Leading With Passion & Not Accepting "No"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 32:09

    Emily and Linda sit down with Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson about growing the game of hockey, how the league can do more, the 2022 Olympic games, and more.

    People Will Always Criticize.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 35:55

    Linda and Emily are back together talking Marc-Andre Fleury's landing spot, Evander Kane's contract termination, a big announcement coming Thursday from the NHL, and more!

    Nothing Is Set In Stone

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 27:53

    Linda and Emily start off with a New Years weekend recap including the Winter Classic that then turns into where else they would like to see a Winter Classic take place. After that they get into the Flyers, the Oilers, the Blackhawks, the Avalanche, and how nothing is solidified when it comes to the playoffs.

    The MOST Overlooked Team In 2021 Is...

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 32:24

    Linda and Emily look back on the 2021 season and highlight a few players before looking ahead to what they hope to see heading into the new year with new COVID protocols. Linda also mentions who she believes is the most overlooked team in 2021... and you'd be surprised who it is!

    Going With The Flow

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 21:16

    Linda and Emily get into the latest from the CDC and the NHL regarding COVID protocols. They also bring up what some players are thinking of suggesting as far as having a tournament take place in the near future given the fact that the NHL players are unable to participate in the 2022 Olympic games.

    Difficult Olympic Decisions

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 36:39

    Linda and Emily open the show with an update on COVID and not only the NHL regular season but the Olympics as well. After that, they are joined by New York Rangers' Jacob Trouba who comments on COVID, how his season is going, and what he predicts going forward.

    Tampa Bay Lightning, Tom Brady, & Taylor Swift: The Trifecta

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 30:23

    Linda and Emily give an update on the COVID outbreak situation before giving shoutouts to a few teams in particular: one of those teams being the Tampa Bay Lightning. After that, they get into why you should be watching Alex Ovechkin before discussing the underrated Nashville Predators.

    Olympic Concern

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 35:50

    Linda and Emily discuss the upcoming Olympics as more NHL players voice their concern for the COVID protocols. Then, Emily shares her insight from between the benches of last week's Capitals/Penguins game before giving us an injury update.

    And The Goal Of The Year Goes To...

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 38:28

    Emily and Linda get into Friday night's ESPN+ matchup between the Penguins and the Capitals before welcoming Trevor Zegras and Sonny Milano from the Anaheim Ducks to talk about their outstanding goal. After that, they discuss the Rangers and if they're actually as good as we think they are before ending with the Arizona Coyotes situation.

    Who Will Be Fired Next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 31:46

    Linda and Emily dive into the recent firings with the Flyers and the Canucks... what impact this has on both teams and how they can benefit from broadening their candidate pool. After that, they get into how Vegas' Robin Lehner has pulled out of the Olympics. Lastly, Emily wraps up with some exclusive news on the Arizona Coyotes.

    Is This Sustainable?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 35:50

    Emily Kaplan and Linda Cohn dive right into the latest from around the league as a crazy week of hockey unfolds. After that, Edmonton Oilers defensemen Darnell Nurse joins the show to talk about his latest project and how the Oilers are doing so far this season.

    Fights, Suspensions, & More Holiday Hockey

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 31:20

    Linda Cohn and Emily Kaplan cover all of the leagues latest and greatest news coming off of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

    Consistency Is KEY

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 34:54

    Linda and Emily start off this week's Thanksgiving episode with a look around the league including Dallas Stars' Jason Robertson's take on Brussels sprouts. After that, they highlight some of the games they're looking forward to over Thanksgiving weekend before Emily tells us about her day with Jack Hughes and Ty Smith. The ladies wrap up with a discussion on favorite Thanksgiving dishes!

    Something's Gotta Give!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 38:05

    Linda and Emily go around the league pointing out who we're disappointed with: included but not limited to the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Vancouver Canucks. After that they get into their game of the week before highlighting the NY Islanders' first home game in their new arena. Lastly, Linda leaves us with a few comments that might upset a few Seattle fans!

    We're Kind of Fair... Sometimes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 43:20

    Welcome back to another episode of In the Crease! Linda and Emily dive right into the latest NHL news of postponing games due to COVID-19 and what this means for the league. After that they get into why Linda now feels silly about Seattle, how Leon Draisaitl deserves more recognition, and St. Louis Blues Defensemen Colton Parayko joins the show to share his story about a special that led to the start of his new foundation.

    What Will Happen In Beijing?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 30:41

    Welcome back to another episode of In the Crease! Linda and Emily do a deeper dive into a few teams around the league after Emily shares a special project. Then, they get into COVID protocols and how that is impacting certain games and players, which leads to the bigger question: what will happen with the Olympics? Lastly, Emily tells us the latest with Anaheim Ducks' GM Bob Murray resigning.

    Now What?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 36:44

    Welcome back to another episode of In the Crease! Emily starts off with a few updates from Chicago including a coaching change and a few uncertain players. Then, Linda dives into recent comments made about Gary Bettman and where we are in the sexual abuse investigation regarding Brad Aldrich. After that, the ladies dive into a few more stories from around the league and give you their game of the week. 

    Fudged to the Limit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 34:01

    Welcome back to another episode of In the Crease! Emily and Linda start off with a recap of where Jack Eichel is now calling home in Vegas. After that, Linda shares her perspective from in between the benches at the Ducks vs. Devils game. Emily wraps up with something she's been saving for the podcast ears only: a follow up to the Kyle Beach conversation.

    Exposing the Hypocrisy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 42:03

    Welcome back to another episode of In the Crease! Linda and Emily start off with the latest in the Kyle Beach and Chicago Blackhawks sexual assault investigation and why the hypocrisy is coming to light. After that, they get into some other news and notes around the league regarding some of the league's top Stanley Cup contenders before getting into their "game of the week".

    A Developing Story With A Powerful Message

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 39:31

    Welcome back to another episode of In The Crease! Linda and Emily start off today's episode with a deep dive into a developing story out of Chicago regarding former Blackhawks player Kyle Beach, who is at the center of a sexual assault investigation. After that, they are joined by AJ Galante, former Danbury Trashers team owner, who has some interesting ties to the NHL and entertaining stories about his time in hockey.

    A Peak Behind the NHL Curtain

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 30:19

    Welcome back to another episode of In The Crease! Linda and Emily start off this episode with a few behind the scenes stories from their time in Seattle... including a very special shoutout from WNBA's Sue Bird. Then, they preview their "game of the week" before sharing some news and notes around the league from some of the teams who need some fixing.

    Facing Adversity... & Booing Crowds

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 38:37

    Welcome back to another episode of In the Crease! In today's episode, Linda and Emily give their insights and opinions on how the season has started. With that being said, they address fans booing, players getting injured, and schedules getting tougher. After that, it's story time; Linda gives her favorite hockey moment and the ladies give you plenty of reasons to tune into this weekend's games (especially the Kraken home opener where they are both going to be in Seattle)!

    Breaking News & Betting Hockey

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 43:32

    Welcome back to another episode of In The Crease! Linda and Emily start off with a bit of breaking news surrounding Evander Kane. Then, Linda recaps her first time reporting from between the benches. Later on, they're joined by ESPN's Senior NHL Writer, Greg Wyshynski who talks about betting on hockey and why it's so difficult.

    The First Game Hype Is Real

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 38:48

    Welcome back to In The Crease! Linda and Emily dive into their experiences on opening night, what they're most looking forward to as teams play their first games, and Emily even teaches us a new language...

    The NHL Season Is Here!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 57:44

    Welcome back to another episode of In The Crease! Linda and Emily are joined by ESPN's Kevin Weekes to preview opening night and give fans everything they need to know heading into this season.

    It's Okay To NOT Be Okay

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 47:45

    Welcome back to In The Crease! Linda Cohn and Emily Kaplan start today's episode with the latest news surrounding mental health with NHL goalie Carey Price taking a leave of absence from the Montreal Canadiens. After that, former NHL goalie Corey Hirsch joins the show to share an important message to players and coaches around the league dealing with mental health issues. Later on, Emily and Linda give an update on Robin Lehner and Jack Eichel, take a deep dive into the Metro Division, and more!

    Twitter Rants & Frustrated Players

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 31:34

    Welcome back to In the Crease! Linda and Emily start off this episode with some of the latest news around the league including: Robin Lehner's tweets and Jack Eichel's situation. After that they dive into the Atlantic division with their thoughts on who will emerge as division leaders and who will struggle to make it through the regular season.

    We're Changing The Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 38:40

    Welcome back to In the Crease! Linda and Emily start off this episode with a discussion on how the NHL is evolving and showing more personality. But trust us, there's more room to grow. After that, they give you their expert opinions on every team in the Pacific division.

    Back To "Normalcy"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 41:36

    Welcome back to another episode of the In the Crease Podcast! Linda and Emily are happy we're back to a "normal" NHL season as they dive into their thoughts on each team in the Central Division. Then, the ladies give you their pre-season predictions on who out of the Central Division will make it to the post season. After that, we hear what Anaheim Ducks' John Gibson did this offseason and we promise you... it's not what you're expecting!

    Accepting Change & Seeking Help

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 45:42

    Welcome back to the In the Crease Podcast with Linda Cohn and Emily Kaplan! We start off today's episode with news from Buffalo regarding their now former captain Jack Eichel. Then, Linda shares an update on Evander Kane before Emily starts a discussion on vaccinated NHL players. After that, we hear from LA Kings' Drew Doughty who shares his experience with therapy, eating junk food on off days, how team bonding has changed over the years, and more!

    Find the Positive Because Haters Are Gonna Hate!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 56:45

    Welcome to the debut episode of In The Crease! Hosts Linda Cohn and Emily Kaplan start off their first episode with all the news and major storylines hockey fans need to know heading into the 2021-2022 season. Linda even breaks some news regarding an ongoing story out of Minnesota. After that, Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos shares stories of his 2nd time winning the Stanley Cup, he elaborates on his friendship with NFL's Tom Brady, and more!

    Introducing 'In the Crease - The ESPN NHL Podcast with Linda Cohn & Emily Kaplan'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 2:30

    Hosts Linda Cohn and Emily Kaplan bring their hockey expertise and passion for the sport, discussing the latest news around the league as well as interviewing the biggest names both on and off the ice. Longtime SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn was the goalie on her high school boy's team and has kept that love of hockey throughout her life. She is a host of "In the Crease" on ESPN+ as well. Emily Kaplan joined ESPN in 2017 covering the NHL and is known for her in-depth stories on athletes.

    John Buccigross, Top Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 48:43

    Emily and Greg wrap up the 2019-20 Season by discussing the most important stories in Hockey. Taylor Hall shocks everyone and signs with the Buffalo Sabres (5:56). ESPN's John Buccigross talks about the retirement of Mike 'Doc' Emrick (14:32). Plus, this year we learned about the new name of the NHL's newest franchise... the Seattle Kraken (35:15). Thank you to all who listened this season!

    Kevyn Adams, Meghan Duggan & Cammi Granato

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 71:10

    Emily & Greg begin the episode by reacting to a very exciting and unique NHL Free Agency period (2:20). Buffalo Sabres GM Kevyn Adams, who had arguably the biggest catch in Taylor Hall, talks about the beginning of a new era in Buffalo (11:40). That serves as a natural transition into the winners and losers of Free Agency (26:53). A pair of hockey greats, Meghan Duggan and Cammi Granato, join the show to talk about their legendary careers on and off the ice, and efforts to grow the game (39:40). During Puck Headlines, we address a major change in leadership, at the top of the NWHL (56:50). 

    Jon Cooper, P.K. Subban

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2020 81:00

    Our so-called hosts recap Day 1 of the NHL Draft, which certainly had a different feel to it this year (4:30). Tampa Bay Head Coach Jon Cooper talks about his Stanley Cup Champion team, and why the Celebration was unique, but special (17:41). We then look ahead to NHL Free Agency, and recap a few trades that have already taken place (38:18). P.K. Subban talks about his new partnership with Adidas, and how he hopes Hockey can become a more inclusive sport (49:21).

    Lightning Strike Twice, NHL Bubble Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2020 58:58

    The Lightning are your 2020 Stanley Cup Champions! Emily recaps the unique celebration from Edmonton (3:30). We address Conn Smythe voting during our Reader Mail segment (27:20), and then determine who (or what) were the winners and losers of the NHL Bubble (36:20). We of course give you another uplifting Phil Kessel Loves Hot Dogs (41:18), and look ahead to some off-season story-lines during Puck Headlines (44:33). And we thank YOU, our faithful listeners, for following us throughout this very unprecedented season.

    Ryan Kesler, Frank Provenzano

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 71:25

    Steven Stamkos made a very efficient return to the Lightning lineup in Game 3. Emily talks about what it was like to see the immediate impact made by the Captain on Wednesday night (3:17). NHL Veteran Ryan Kesler joins the program to talk about his participation in the TSN Feature “The Problem of Pain,” and his experience with Pain-killers (15:54). Former NHL Executive Frank Provenzano talks about the uncertainty of the upcoming NHL off-season, as well as his work with former coaches (41:07). Plus, we recap Gary Bettman’s ‘State of the NHL’ Press Conference, and more, during Puck Headlines

    Linda Cohn, Jon Taffer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2020 76:43

    Emily is finally inside the NHL Bubble in Edmonton, and reflects on seeing her first live hockey in 6 months! ESPN In The Crease Host Linda Cohn joins the show to help us recap the Conference Finals, and look ahead to the Stanley Cup Final Match-up (3:45). Plus, the ‘Puck over the glass’ rule has been called in a few significant moments throughout the playoffs… Will the NHL revisit this infraction (33:20)? TV Personality and Entrepreneur Jon Taffer joined the program to talk about his love of Hockey, and his new NHL show, ‘Pregaming’ (41:42).

    Bruce Boudreau, Thomas Drance

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2020 71:58

    Emily is in Canada, patiently waiting to be cleared for the Edmonton Bubble! We provide an update on the Conference Finals action so far (6:02). Former NHL Head Coach and Current NHL Network Analyst Bruce Boudreau talks about the difficulty of coaching in the Bubble format, as well as what the future holds for him, coaching-wise (11:12). We take a spin around the Goalie Carousel, and then talk player chirps with Thomas Drance of The Athletic (35:28). Plus, Reader Mail, Phil Kessel Loves Hot Dogs, and more!

    Quest For The Cup, Next Season Worries

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2020 66:51

    Emily is in Edmonton! We try to figure out if this makes her an "International NHL Reporter" now. Chief Content Officer at the NHL, Steve Mayer, talks about the logistics behind the 'NHL Bubble.' He previews the very popular "Quest for the Stanley Cup" (16:20). Greg & Emily then discuss concerns regarding next season, for the NHL (39:34), and answer some listener questions during Reader Mail (39:40). Plus, this week we go to Boston for Phil Kessel Loves Hot Dogs (51:28).

    Anthony Stewart, Pete Blackburn

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2020 74:21

    Greg is still mad at the refs, so we start off there. We then transition to the ‘photoshop’ seen around the twitter world, as Greg & Emily react to Agent Allan Walsh’s unconventional defense of Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (7:30). Former NHL Player and current Sportsnet 590 NHL Analyst Anthony Stewart talks about the entertaining Western conference series between Vegas and Vancouver (18:15). CBS Sports Writer, and GIF-MAN Pete Blackburn, talks about his GIF-game, and tries his best to explain why Tuukka Rask has never been fully embraced in Boston (39:44). . 

    Jonathan Marchessault, Damien Woody

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2020 60:30

    Greg & Emily begin today’s podcast talking about Tampa Bay's series win over the Blue Jackets, and then hand out their Quarterfinal Superlatives. Jonathan Marchessault talks about his Golden Knights advancing to the second round over Chicago, & life in the Edmonton Bubble. He talks about the many concerns that players have about their families potentially joining the team in the Bubble (12:11). ESPN NFL Analyst Damien Woody talks about how he became an Islanders fan, and what type of hockey player he would have been (32:11).

    John Davidson, Sarah McLellan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2020 70:41

    Greg & Emily react to an instant-classic between the Lightning and Blue Jackets, which ended in the 5TH Overtime period last night (3:17). Rangers President John Davidson talks about the elation that his organization felt when they landed the first overall selection in the draft. He also talks about the future of Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (11:46). Star-Tribune Wild Reporter Sarah McLellan reports from the Edmonton Bubble, and explains why this could be a busy off-season in Minnesota, following a qualifier round exit (36:41). 

    Ben Bishop, Isaac Bogoch

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2020 58:45

    Emily & Greg react to the first few days of Qualifying round action. Ben Bishop of the Dallas Stars talks about the uniqueness of the Round Robin (13:46). He also discusses the player protests that took place before the game against Vegas. Isaac Bogoch, NHLPA Medical Advisor, explains the safety measures being taken in Edmonton and Toronto, and why the bubble concept has been successful so far (31:51).

    Barry Melrose, NHL Playoff Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2020 68:25

    Greg & Emily react to the first NHL action since mid-March. Did we like the Bubble setup, inside and outside of the arenas (3:20)? ESPN NHL Analyst Barry Melrose gives his Stanley Cup predictions. Plus, could Barry actually trade the suit in for some more summer-appropriate attire? (12:56). We then preview the Eastern Conference (29:27) and Western Conference Playoff match-ups (44:39).

    Chris Pronger, Ryan Strome

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2020 63:49

    'Release the Kaplan!'  Emily delivers the backstory behind the newly-named Seattle Kraken, a process that took nearly 2 years (4:30). Former NHL Player & Stanley Cup Champion Chris Pronger stops by to explain why he would play in the Bubble, and what's next for him in the business world (15:00). NY Ranger C Ryan Strome catches up with Greg, to talk about how he is preparing for bubble life (36:04).

    John Hynes, Bob Stauffer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2020 62:40

    The CBA is done! Greg and Emily react to some of the exciting changes included in the new deal. Nashville Predators Head Coach John Hynes talks about camp so far, and shares his outlook on the bubble format (15:04). For the first time in a while, we break down the potential rosters of Team Canada & Team USA. After some Reader Mail, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED & 'Oilers Now,' sells Edmonton to the American audience (40:00). During Puck Headlines, Emily explains why "the Russians are Coming."

    Bill Guerin, Rick Westhead

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2020 60:11

    When did Gary Bettman become the people’s Commissioner? 2020 continues to baffle us. Emily & Greg shift their attention to Phase 3 and 4 of the NHL’s return-to-play plan (2:45). Wild GM Bill Guerin gives us the executive perspective of Hockey’s potential restart (15:01). Then, we focus on the CBA: Will the NHL return to the Olympics (26:57)? Rick Westhead of TSN then updates us on the CHL Hazing scandal (32:37). 

    Tim Leiweke, Linda Cohn Co-Hosts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2020 65:48

    The great Linda Cohn is in for Greg! What happened at the Draft Lottery? Plus, Tim Leiweke of the Oak View Group joins to talk about the newly-named arena in Seattle (12:30).

    Matt Dumba, Chris Thorburn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2020 70:35

    HOF announcement! Matt Dumba of the Wild explains how the 'Hockey Diversity Alliance' came to be (13:38). And, the newly-retired Chris Thorburn reflects on his career (42:13).

    Marty Biron, Chris Peters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2020 59:50

    Emily & Greg talk about the state of the Sabres with Former Goalie Marty Biron (13:41). ESPN Draft Analyst Chris Peters educates us on the worst team in Pro Hockey (36:42).

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