We’re Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, Sean "Down Goes Brown" McIndoe of The Athletic and Ryan Lambert of Yahoo Sports and this is a hockey podcast, in the sense that we talk about hockey, both on the ice and about fan culture. That’s the “puck.” This is also a podcast about movies, TV, fast food, life lesso…
Sean and Ryan talk about the wild Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, the Rangers/Lightning matchup, the teams that got eliminated, and other NHL news of the week. Sponsored by Athletic Greens (athleticgreens.com/puck) and Betterhelp (betterhelp.com/puck)
Sean and Ryan are recording while games are going on, and talk the Barry Trotz firing and coaching musical chairs, the various ongoing playoff series, awards voting and more. Sponsored by Athletic Greens (athleticgreens.com/puck) and Raycon (buyraycon.com/puck)
With the regular season winding down, Sean and Ryan talk about the continuing playoff races, new/old points systems, whether deadline acquisitions have worked out, and more. Sponsored by Athletic Greens (athleticgreens.com/Puck) and Birddogs (Birddogs.com promo code Puck)
Sean and Ryan run down who they think should win all the major awards. They also talk about coaches with expiring contracts and some news and notes around the league. Plus, Sean makes a truly shocking pop-culture revelation. Sponsored by Athletic Greens (AthleticGreens.com/Puck), Mack Weldon (MackWeldon.com/PS), Betterhelp (Betterhelp.com/Puck), Sunday Lawn Care (Sunday.com/Puck)
The boys look at the problems with the Vancouver Canucks and how to fix them; the controversy over penalty calls in the NHL for star players; the Ducks are up and the Islanders are down; China, COVID and the Olympics; chrome helmets and bitcoin stadiums; and the best and worst sci-fi action comedies. Sponsored by Brooklinen, Mack Weldon and BetterHelp.
The boys explore another NHL investigation into a general manager, the continued fallout of the Blackhawks scandal and another chance for Mike Babcock to speak. Plus, the McDavid goal, the best and worst in the NHL right now, Jack Eichel arrives in Vegas, Jeremy Colliton is out, the Cole Caufield bullying and the most overrated and underrated fancy stats in sports. Sponsored by Manscaped, Trade Coffee and Better Help.
The boys welcome Dimitri Filipovic of EP Rinkside to discuss the first week of hockey on TNT and ESPN, from bad abbreviations to Wayne Gretzky Mania; the big contracts handed out to Charlie McAvoy, Brady Tkachuk, Nick Suzuki and others; early impressions of NHL teams; Alex Ovechkin; "Needle in a Timestack"; The MLB Guardians Project and baseball playoffs! Sponsored by Manly Bands, BetterHelp and Mascaped.
The boys predict point totals for all 32 NHL teams based on the preseason over/unders and preview the 2021-22 season along the way. Plus, remembering Norm MacDonald, ranking Weezer songs, killing plants, TNT hockey coverage, vaccinations in hockey and the oddity of Terminator models. Sponsored by Draft Kings, Brooklinen and Mack Weldon!
The boys discuss the NHL going back to the Olympics (maybe), the Hurricanes signing away Jesperi Kotkaniemi in an act of vengeance, the future of Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron, Pierre Dorion, David Backes, the Eichel trade talks, The Matrix and a game show that marries the MTV VMAs and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sponsored by Draft Kings and Manly Bands.
The boys and guest host Marisa Ingemi break down the Evander Kane gambling controversy, including whether a player can throw an NHL game; the Jack Eichel drama goes very public; Fleury picks Chicago; Torts joins ESPN; NWHL and the USWNT; the Summer Olympics; and the best and worst vacation destinations. Sponsored by Raycon and Brooklinen.
The boys discuss all the big trades, big signings and big mistakes from the NHL Draft and NHL Free-Agent Frenzy. Dougie Hamilton, Marc-Andre Fleury, all those goalies, Seth Jones trade, Logan Mailloux ordeal, Tony DeAngelo mess, Jack Eichel intrigue and reviews of all 32 NHL teams and their transactions!
The boys discuss the NHL expansion draft and try to figure out what the Seattle Kraken are trying to accomplish; why they didn't do the "Vegas thing"; NHL Draft preview; Luke Prokop comes out; Logan Mailloux drops out; the big names that could move via trade; and the best and worst pets that aren't dogs and cats. Sponsored by Keep and Manscaped!
The boys discuss the Edmonton trade and Ken Holland's master plan; Pierre McGuire joins the Senators; the Lightning win, and then break, the Stanley Cup; what's next for Montreal; Tarasenko derby; the expansion draft; and the best and worst baseball sluggers! Sponsored by Brooklinen and Mack Weldon.
The boys discuss the Stanley Cup Final, including the Tampa mayor's jinx attempt; the tragic death of Matiss Kivlenieks; Jonathan Toews's return to the Blackhawks; the Duncan Keith trade rumors; Ron MacLean pooches a Bettman interview; season 2 of "I Think You Should Leave"; a looking back at the worthiness of Conn Smythe winners since the 2005 lockout; and a game show involving lengthy contracts. Sponsored by Manscaped and Manly Bands.
The boys look at the winners of the NHL Awards, including Connor McDavid being unanimous and Kirill Kaprizov being not so much. Plus, Fleury wins the Vezina, the Stanley Cup Final, the Blackhawks scandal, the NHL vs. Olympics, the Kucherov debate, Seattle and Buffalo get their coaches and the best and worst fried foods. Sponsored by Raycon and Keeps!
The boys discuss Dougie Hamilton's potential departure from Carolina, Jack Eichel trade talk, Gerard Gallant signing with the Rangers and the Kraken's plans. Plus, breaking down the Knights vs. Habs and Islanders vs, Lightning, bad Stanley Cup commercials, Kool-Aid Man vs. Punchy, and the best and worst things to do at the beach. Sponsored by Manly Bands!
The boys do a postmortem on (yet another) Toronto Maple Leafs playoffs disaster. Plus, Stanley Cup vibe check, discussing which coaches will end up where, Seth Jones will test free agency, the draft lottery and a thorough discussion on the best and worst of trail mix. Sponsored by Keeps and Brooklinen!