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The Athletic's flagship hockey podcast features hosts Ian Mendes, Pierre LeBrun, Scott Burnside, Sean McIndoe, and Hailey Salvian, as well as The Athletic's great NHL writers, delivering previews of the week's best matchups, interviews with league insiders, analytics, fantasy advice, prospect updates, betting picks, and much more, every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

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    What If: Undoing trade deals in NHL history

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 65:40


    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, Ian Mendes and Sean McIndoe spend the next hour discussing deals in NHL history, dig into undoing some trades, talk some deals that ALMOST happened, and maybe anger a few fanbases along the way. Why not, it's the holidays.  Is there a trade you would undo? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459! The deal of the year is on NOW through 11/29 @ midnight, get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month: theathletic.com/hockeyshow


    NHLPA asks for strict protocols in Vegas for all-star weekend ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Stanley Cup contender NY Islanders nightmare season continues and who will be the next NHL coach to lose his job?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 52:16

    On the Wednesday roundtable with Rob Pizzo of CBC Sports and Jesse Granger and Sara Civian from the Athletic, we discuss the NHL players Associations desire to tighten COVID-19 protocols in Vegas during all-star weekend, ahead of many of the all-star players then moving on to Beijing to compete in the Winter Olympics. Our panel also discusses the Islanders struggles on the ice and in the medical room, plus the unstoppable Carolina Hurricanes, and if Connor McDavid can begin another lengthy point streak, with his 17 game streak being snapped Monday night vs Dallas. Dom Luszczyszyn - our analytics expert at the Athletic stops by to discuss NHL third jerseys, gambling and his awesome 'What If' column, answering hypothetical things that will never happen in the NHL. This week in our twitter segment, we offer our analysis on Team USA and Team Canada's Olympic jerseys and who we think the next head coach will be to lose his job, in the NHL.

    Thanksgiving NHL standings a benchmark for playoff position. Tristan Jarry leads the Pittsburgh Penguins and can Jack Campbell make the Olympic team for team USA?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 59:49


    With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Sean and guest co-host Max Bultman take a look at the NHL standings. 80 percent of teams that are in playoff spots on Thanksgiving, end up making the playoffs. Sean and Max take a look at what teams currently in playoff spots will falter and make way for three teams currently out of the playoff picture. The boys discuss the merits of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, Anaheim Ducks, NY Rangers, NY Islanders Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers as they all vie for playoff position.  Josh Yohe, the Penguins beat writer for the Athletic joins Gentille and Bultman to provide an update on the Pens who went 3-0 in Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg, led by Tristan Jarry who gave up 1 goal in 9 periods. Plus, the guys touch on the Pens unsung heroes led by Teddy Blueger, Danton Heinen and Brock McGinn and the latest on the Penguins sale to Fenway sports group. In Two cents, Max and Sean wonder if Jack Campbell can make the US Olympic team as the third netminder, and if Quebec City really is in line for a relocated franchise as the premiere of the province recently intimated, or is he just looking for votes in the next election?


    Calgary Flames catch fire, talking New York Islanders and New York Rangers with Arthur Staple, a brand new Hailbag, Multiple Choice Madness, and much more

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 69:32

    First, Ian and Hailey talk about the red-hot start to the season for the Calgary Flames, featuring 7 shutouts over their first nineteen games, the Arizona Coyotes reeling off 3 wins since the inception of the “Will The Coyotes Win This Week?” segment, the Seattle Kraken playing like an expansion team, and more. Then, The Athletic's own Arthur Staple joins the show to discuss the state of the New York Islanders, including opening their new home at Belmont Park, UBS Arena, with back-to-back losses, Ryan Pulock's broken foot, and the increasing list of players being put on COVID-19 protocol, as well as the start to the season for the New York Rangers, the play of Alexis Lafrenière and Kaapo Kakko, potential trade targets, and more. Plus, Ian and Hailey open up the Hailbag and answer listener questions about what Canadians do on American Thanksgiving, which NHL team off to a good start do they still not trust, and what do they pay attention to while watching a hockey game. To close things out, they run through a series of Multiple Choice Madness questions including thoughts on Rick Bowness' decision to scratch Riley Tufte in his first game back in Minnesota last week, and which surprise individual story is the best to start this season so far. And, starting today at 5:00pm ET through midnight on the 29th, you can get The Athletic's best deal of the year: $1 a month for 12 months when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Jonathan Bates, former Vancouver Canucks college scout, joins the show, breaking down Corey's “NHL prospects I was wrong about” piece, international prospect tournaments recap, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 72:27

    First, Max and Corey are joined by former Vancouver Canucks college free agent scout, and cohost of The Elev802 Podcast, Jonathan Bates, to discuss the value of college free agent scouting within an organization, how his job differed from the work of the pro and amateur scouts, big wins recruiting the likes of Troy Stecher and Chris Tanev, ones that got away, like Tyler Bozak, Kevan Miller, and Neal Pionk, and much more. Then, Corey talks about some recent international prospect tournaments and gives his thoughts on the players that stood out, and the guys break down some of the players included in Corey's annual “NHL prospects I was wrong about” piece, including Alex Turcotte, Shane Pinto, Moritz Seider, and Jonathan Dahlen. Plus, the guys quickly highlight the play of Columbus Blue Jackets rookie center Cole Sillinger, and discuss the arrival of St. Louis Blues defensive prospect Scott Perunovich. And, don't forget, you can sign up for an annual subscription to The Athletic for just $3.99 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Trevor Zegras gets misconduct penalty for OT celebration, the Pittsburgh Penguins getting sold, New York Islanders finish 13-game road trip, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 62:41

    Ian Mendes and guest co-host Julian McKenzie kick off the episode discussing Anaheim Duck's forward Trevor Zegras being assessed a game misconduct penalty for his OT goal celebration on Tuesday night. What should be the line for unsportsmanlike conduct for cellies? Also, as it looks like the Pittsburgh Penguins are being sold to Fenway Group, other ideas for weird sport ownership crossovers. Then, the guys head down an arena name rabbit hole as they discuss the home of the Los Angeles Kings changing from Staples Center to Crypto.com Arena, and the Islanders wrapping up a massive 13-game road trip to return to their new home of UBS Arena. To wrap it all up, in Granger Things, Jesse Granger brings the numbers highlighting the Anaheim Ducks in the betting world and the team's surprising success so far, and the crew try to guess which member of the Ducks has the best chance to win an award at the end of the season. Have a question or comment for the show? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com, or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459!

    Is the Hockey Hall of Fame just the Hall of very good? Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings shockingly good and NHL's Winter olympic involvement in jeopardy after Ottawa Senators COVID-19 outbreak.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 53:10

    On the Wednesday round table, Rob Pizzo from CBC Sports, along with Sara Civian and Jesse Granger from the Athletic look back on the 2020/21 class for the Hockey Hall of Fame, and if the standard that has to be met to be a hall of fame'er has been watered down. Lisa Dillman from the Athletic Los Angeles joins the show to discuss the overachieving Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks who have shocked the hockey world with the start to their season, including a rejuvenated Ryan Getzlaf and Jonathan Quick. Plus, the round table discusses Trevor Zegras overtime stick flip celebration and his subsequent misconduct, if PK Subban is a serial slew footer, the struggling Vancouver Canucks who continue to preach patience and the Ottawa Senators who have been ravaged by COVID-19 and how the outbreak on their team, could affect the NHL's involvement in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

    Justin Faulk's St. Louis Blues return to elite team status. Celebrating Hockey's Hall of Fame inductees and Ron Francis frustrated by Seattle Kraken's effort.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 74:58

    Jarome Iginla to the Hockey Hall of Fame, Torts on Connor McDavid, Aaron Portzline talks Columbus Blue Jackets, Multiple Choice Madness, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 79:51

    First, Ian and Hailey talk about Hailey's first trip back to Ottawa after leaving to cover the Calgary Flames, Ian taking Hailey for a cup of less-than-Starbucks coffee, Hailey's great piece on Jarome Iginla's Hall of Fame career, in 20 stories not often told, The Athletic's 2021 Hockey Hall of Fame committee selections, John Tortorella's comments about Connor McDavid, and more. Then, The Athletic's own Aaron Portzline joins the show from Nationwide Arena to discuss the Columbus Blue Jackets' surprising start to the season, how the Seth Jones trade feels around the organization now, Cole Sillinger's stabilizing presence on the team, how the post-John Tortorella era has been so far, Patrik Laine's resurgence, Rick Nash's upcoming jersey retirement, and more. Plus, to close things out, Ian and Hailey run through a series of Multiple Choice Madness questions including who's the best modern day player to never win a Stanley Cup, if the Arizona Coyotes are going to be the worst team ever in the salary cap era, and which is the most interesting team in the Pacific division. And, don't forget, you can sign up for an annual subscription to The Athletic for just $3.99 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Bob Murray resigns as GM of the Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights struggle, Connor McDavid's effect on the betting world, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 76:47


    Ian Mendes and Sean McIndoe are joined by Ducks beat writer Eric Stephens to discuss Bob Murray's resignation as GM of Anaheim, the investigation that lead up to it, and more. Then, the surprising starts from the California NHL teams, and the struggles for the Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights.  In "Granger Things", Jesse Granger looks at Connor McDavid's effect on the betting world, the guys discuss the salary cap floor in the listener mailbag, a goalie-centric "This Week in Hockey History" and more! Have a question or comment for Ian and Sean? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com, or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459! Save on an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/hockeyshow


    Bob Murray investigation, Jack Eichel surgery, giving Carey Price space to recover and what is wrong with the Colorado Avalanche?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 52:58

    On the Wednesday roundtable edition of the Athletic Hockey Show, Rob Pizzo from CBC Sports, along with Jesse Granger and Sara Civian from the Athletic discuss Jack Eichel's trade to Vegas, how excited he is to join a western conference team and Jesse provides us an update on Eichel's historic surgery, which is to be performed on Friday. Julian McKenzie from the Chris Johnston podcast joins the roundtable to discuss the latest on the toxic work environment in Anaheim and the independent investigation into how Bob Murray conducts his business as the Ducks General Manager. Plus the panel is baffled at the NHL's response to John Doe #2 who was assaulted by Brad Aldrich, and the league's continued ignorance about doing what is right for victims. Plus, we open up our final segment to you our listeners, via twitter. We discuss the NHL pizza party trend, the struggling Colorado Avalanche, Carey Price's recovery and Connor McDavid's unbelievable goal vs the Rangers. 

    Quinn Hughes not focused on 2022 Olympics. Alex Ovechkin ties Brett Hull all-time in goals and Jack Eichel set to have surgery on Friday.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 63:59

    Craig and Sean welcome Vancouver Canucks defensemen Quinn Hughes. The Orlando Florida native discusses the Canucks power-play, his friendship with Brady Tkachuk, looking ahead to the 2022 Winter Olympics and cooking with his brother Jack. Custance and Gentille praise the season to date for Alex Ovechkin who leads the league in goals, after tying Brett Hull for fourth all time in goals scored in the history of the NHL. The guys discuss the Sabres/Golden Knights trade, Alex Tuch's value to the Sabres, on and off the ice and Jack Eichel's time line to recover from his surgery, which will happen on Friday. Plus, the guys discuss the Hawks firing Jeremy Colliton and the Pittsburgh Penguins reaching an agreement with Erin and Jarrod Skalde in the sexual abuse claims towards Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins head coach Clark Donatelli, after an alleged incident during the AHL team's road trip in 2018.

    Jeremy Colliton out as Chicago Blackhawks head coach, San Jose Sharks off to a surprising start with Kevin Kurz, the 10 best lines in hockey, Multiple Choice Madness, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 68:56

    First, Ian and Hailey talk about Ian's trip to Grand Forks, North Dakota to watch Ottawa Senators prospects play for the Fighting Hawks, and then they discuss the Chicago Blackhawks relieving Jeremy Colliton of his head coaching duties, if the playoffs are already over for the Hawks, Montreal Canadiens, Arizona Coyotes, and Ottawa Senators or not, Dom Luszczyszyn's latest piece on the 10 best lines in hockey right now, the Florida Panthers as the best team in the NHL after beating the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 over the weekend, Troy Terry's eleven-game point streak for the Anaheim Ducks, and more. Then, The Athletic's own Kevin Kurz joins the show to discuss whether the San Jose Sharks can hang at the top of the Pacific division all season or not, what happens when embattled winger Evander Kane's fake-vaccine-card suspension ends in the next few weeks, how COVID-19 protocol has wreaked havoc on the Sharks lineup recently, despite the team going 2-1-1 over its last 4 games, William Eklund being reassigned to the SHL, James Reimer's role on and off the ice, if Tomas Hertl is the league's best center trade target now that the Jack Eichel saga has ended, and more. Plus, to close things out, Ian and Hailey run through a series of Multiple Choice Madness questions including if you could turn back the clock on one decision your favorite NHL team made, what would it be, if the Jack Eichel welcoming party to Vegas was too over-the-top, and which under-the-radar team off to a great start deserves more credit a month into the season. And, don't forget, you can sign up for an annual subscription to The Athletic for just $3.99 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    NHL rookies deep dive, Corey's latest 2022 NHL Draft rankings, powerhouse Michigan Wolverines update, listener questions, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 67:09

    First, Max and Corey look back at the first month of the NHL season and discuss which rookies, and high-end young players, have lived up to the hype so far, including Moritz Seider, Lucas Raymond, Trevor Zegras, Bowen Byram, and others, and which ones have struggled to find their way, like Cole Caufield and Alexis Lafrenière. Then, the guys talk about Michigan's top prospect-laden lineup and discuss Kent Johnson's and Matthew Beniers' respective starts, Owen Powers and Luke Hughes leading the way from the backend, and Brendan Brisson as a potential piece in a hypothetical Jack Eichel trade between the Vegas Golden Knights and Buffalo Sabres. Plus, Corey breaks down his most recent 2022 NHL Draft rankings and talks about a slight decrease in exuberance for Shane Wright, despite maintaining his position as the presumptive No. 1 pick this summer, Tier 2 prospects like Ivan Miroshnichenko and Logan Cooley, and the extremely impressive play of JYP's Joakim Kemell to start the season in Liiga. And, to close things out, the guys open up the mailbag and take listener questions about weighing “character issues” in prospect assessments, which of the next three draft classes are the strongest, who could be the NHL's next true power forward a la Brendan Shanahan, which pandemic scouting workarounds could remain as the world begins to open back up, and if Scott Perunovich has done enough to crack the St. Louis Blues lineup. Get an annual subscription to The Athletic for just $3.99 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow NOTE: This episode was recorded on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, prior to the Jack Eichel trade.

    Jack Eichel traded to the Vegas Golden Knights, Gary Bettman's future, Nashville Predators will retire Pekka Rinne's number, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 67:06


    After the news broke early Thursday morning, Ian Mendes and Sean McIndoe are joined by Buffalo Sabres beat writer John Vogl to break down the trade that will send Jack Eichel to the Vegas Golden Knights. Then, is there a chance that Gary Bettman is replaced as NHL Commissioner anytime soon? And if so, who would replace him? Is there any chance the NHL will go out of the box for his eventual successor?  Also, the Nashville Predators announced that they will retire Pekka Rinne's number, an interesting pitch for to change how penalties are served, a look back at the Detroit Red Wings' "Production Line" in "This Week in History", and more. Have a question or comment for the show? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com, or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459! Save on an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/hockeyshow


    Cheveldayoff / Chipman press conference passes the test, Adam Fox gets paid and Alex Ovechkin keeps rolling.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 53:29

    On the Wednesday round table, Rob Pizzo from CBC Sports along with Jesse Granger and Sara Civian from the Athletic dissect the Winnipeg Jets press conference held Tuesday with General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and Team President and co-owner Mark Chipman. The Jets brass discussed Cheveldayoff's involvement in the sexual assault scandal involving Kyle Beach, and how the Jets seemed to hit on all the notes that the NHL press conference from Gary Betttman and Bill Daly did not. Plus, Civy, Jess and Rob discuss the huge pay day for Rangers defender Adam Fox, the growing trend in hockey to take care of RFA's and they marvel at the top notch production from Alex Ovechkin, who continues to get better like a fine wine. Plus, former NHL goalie Eddie Lack joins the show to discuss life in retirement, Robin Lehner, working in real estate in the Arizona area, what the Coyotes organization needs to do to attract more fans, and why pasta with ketchup is a must for connoisseurs everywhere. 

    Fallout from Gary Bettman press conference on Kyle Beach, Bryce Salvador pledges to help clean up minor hockey

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 84:59

    On this episode of The Athletic Hockey Show USA, Craig and Sean look back on the press conference held by the NHL on Monday afternoon regarding former Blackhawks draft pick Kyle Beach. The guys express their frustration towards the commissioner to completely embrace with humility and empathy the gravity of the Kyle Beach story and the Chicago Blackhawks sexual assault scandal. Bryce Salvador, the former Captain of the New Jersey Devils joins Craig and Sean to discuss ongoing issues with minor hockey. Bryce who coaches a team of 12 year olds, addressed two on ice incidents at a tournament this past weekend which led to two of his players being injured. Bryce shares his hopes to be able to make a change for the better on how minor hockey is run, referees are treated and how parents and players act, on and off the ice.. Bryce talks about Kyle Beach's bravery which ultimately helped inspire him to speak up about the necessary changes that need to be made in minor hockey.

    Jenner & Block-Chicago Blackhawks fallout, Sidney Crosby's rough return, are the Calgary Flames boring?, Detroit Red Wings deep dive with Max Bultman, listener questions in the Hailbag, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 85:49

    First, Hailey and guest cohost Sean Gentille discuss the continued fallout from the Jenner & Block report and the Chicago Blackhawks sexual assault case, including Brad Aldrich joining USA Hockey as a video coach just five months after leaving the Blackhawks, Donald Fehr's failure to protect Kyle Beach as NHLPA executive director, Alex DeBrincat's take on the situation, and much more. Then, they talk about Sidney Crosby's rough return to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup after offseason wrist surgery, with Sean in attendance for only the second time in nearly two years, what's causing the uptick in COVID-19 cases throughout the league, Sean throws Dom Luszczyszyn under the bus in discussing their NHL power rankings from last week when Dom implied the 6-1-1 Calgary Flames are a boring team. Next, The Athletic's Max Bultman joins the show to talk about the perhaps unexpectedly nice start to the season for the Detroit Red Wings, Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond establishing themselves early on as legitimate high-end NHL prospects, Dylan Larkin playing some of the best hockey of his career right now, how Tyler Bertuzzi's decision to remain unvaccinated will impact him and the team longterm, if Wings legend Henrik Zetterberg is a Hall of Famer or not, and much more. Plus, to close things out, Hailey and Sean open up the Hailbag and answer questions about Ian's whereabouts, why NHL teams fudge the official heights and weights of their players, and more. And, don't forget, you can sign up for an annual subscription to The Athletic for just $3.99 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Discussions and questions continue surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks, Sidney Crosby primed for return, when will the Coyotes win a game, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 56:06

    Ian Mendes is joined by guest co-host Max Bultman to discuss Sidney Crosby getting ready to return to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the team's success so far this season despite so many injuries to key players. Also, the Arizona Coyotes are struggling, and have yet to win a game. Looking ahead at the schedule, is there a win in the near future? Then, Ian and Max are joined by Chicago beat writer Mark Lazerus to discuss the latest in the continuing Chicago Blackhawks' story, including Kyle Beach's interview with TSN's Rick Westhead, Joel Quenneville coaching Wednesday night for Florida, fan reaction and much more. To wrap up, Jesse Granger returns with "Granger Things" to share a few betting trends he has picked up on so far in this early part of the season.

    Chicago Blackhawks sexual assault investigation leaves many questions still to be answered

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 53:39

    On this edition of the Wednesday roundtable, Katie Strang, the Athletic's senior investigative reporter joins Rob Pizzo from CBC Sports, along with Sara Civian and Jesse Granger from the Athletic. The round table discuss the outcome of the investigation into the Chicago Blackhawks sexual assault incidents from 2010. We discuss the NHL's response to the findings, how the 2010 Stanley Cup champions handled the situation, Stan Bowman's future in hockey and what lies ahead for Joel Quenneville and Kevin Cheveldayoff. Plus, our team empathizes with the survivors as they bravely look ahead to the rest of their lives. In the final segment of today's podcast, Rob, Sara and Jesse get back to the action on the ice, and take a look at the upside down NHL standings, with Buffalo and Detroit playing well, with teams in Vegas, Tampa and Toronto, still struggling to find their way this NHL season.

    David Backes surfs into retirement. St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers & Carolina Hurricanes remain undefeated in NHL

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 82:39

    David Backes, the former Captain of the St. Louis Blues joins Craig and Sean on the Americans edition of the Athletic Hockey Show to chat about his career with the Blues, Bruins and Ducks, the infamous offer-sheet by Vancouver, the 2010 Winter Olympic games and how much losing hurts. David talks about what he is doing now, including taking up surfing in southern California, he an his wife Kelly's charity Athletes for Animals and their venture to open a vegan fast casual restaurant. Craig and Sean highlight the undefeated NHL teams, including the resurgence of Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues, Joel Quenneville's Florida Panthers and the lights out play of Frederik Andersen and the Carolina Hurricanes. The guys also answer your comments from the Athletic App, including how bad the Chicago Blackhawks are, Jack Hughes potential and the listeners fascination with our ad reads. And, don't forget, you can sign up for an annual subscription to The Athletic for just $3.99 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Craig Anderson joins the show, the Chicago Blackhawks set a dubious record, the Toronto Maple Leafs are in trouble already, Multiple Choice Madness, and much more

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 78:08

    First, Ian and Hailey discuss the Seattle Kraken's first home game, whether the franchise retiring jersey No. 32 for their fans was a cool move or not, and if the Minnesota Wild retiring No. 1 for their fanbase in their inaugural season was worse, the Vegas Golden Knights struggling with injuries, the Toronto Maple Leafs not looking right, the Chicago Blackhawks setting an NHL record for the longest start to a season without holding a lead, the San Jose Sharks unexpectedly getting off to a good start, and more. Then, Buffalo Sabres netminder Craig Anderson joins the show to discuss the mood around the team right now, as they're off to a nice start in the early goings of the season, Don Granato as a head coach, how the team is blocking out a lot of noise around the organization, Kyle Okposo's resurgence, thoughts on a return to Ottawa against the Senators in January, and much more. Plus, to close things out, Ian and Hailey run through a series of Multiple Choice Madness questions including which goalie not named Carey Price would inspire the most confidence for Team Canada heading into the Olympics, which team will be the last to lose this season, and what's the most surprising thing to start this NHL season. And, don't forget, you can sign up for an annual subscription to The Athletic for just $3.99 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Buffalo Sabres off to great start, is it too early to panic for the Canadiens and Blackhawks, Jasperi Kotkaniemi prepares his return to Montreal, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 61:47


    With the Buffalo Sabres off to a strong start, Ian Mendes and Sean McIndoe discuss if they could be the NHL's most lovable team right now, and if it's too early to feel the heat in Montreal and Chicago as both teams struggle out of the gate. Also, previewing Jasperi Kotkaniemi's return to Montreal as a member of the Hurricanes, how will that crown receive him? Then, a listener calls in to note the historical significance of an upcoming game between the Kraken and Habs, a strong candidate makes his case for the prestigious role of DGB Intern, "This Week in Hockey History" and more. Have a question for Ian and Sean? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com, or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459! Save on an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/hockeyshow


    Vegas Golden Knights overrun with injuries, NHL fashion, Montreal Canadiens flame out and the red hot Buffalo Sabres

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 51:11

    Rob Pizzo from CBC Sports along with Sara Civian and Jesse Granger from the Athletic bring you the Wednesday edition of the Athletic Hockey Show. On this edition, the crew discusses NHL players marketing themselves more than ever with a relaxed dress code in the NHL, viral goal celebrations creating crazy plays and the freedom to show personality on and off the ice. Pizzo, Jesse and Civy take look at the beat up Vegas Golden Knights, Nikita Kucherov back on long term injury and that players like Jack Hughes are exactly what the NHL needs to market the next wave of NHL superstars. Julian McKenzie stops by to discuss the 21 game suspension to Evander Kane, the foundering Montreal Canadiens and the surprising Buffalo Sabres. Plus we open up questions to you our listeners, with Sara sharing the story of the time the Hurricanes plane caught of fire...with her in it, and Jesse looks back on a rocky start to his relationship with Robin Lehner. 

    Jack Hughes destined for a breakout season in New Jersey, Evander Kane suspended for 21 games and are we over the Seattle Kraken?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 66:25


    Craig and Sean welcome Jack Hughes of the New Jersey Devils. the boys discuss Jack's OT goal celebration, the outlook for the up and coming Devils, Jack's Olympic chances and Jack's interests outside hockey, including cooking for brother Quinn. Custance and Gentille also take a look at the ongoing mess in San Jose with Evander Kane being suspended for 21 games for falsifying a COVID-19 passport. With four seasons remaining on Kane's contract and the team employing other long term contracts with aging players, has Doug Wilson's time come and gone in silicone valley? Plus, are we over the Seattle Kraken? Are they bad? Can we make that call after only three games? The boys get into that, add their two cents and answer your comments and questions from the Athletic App. And, right now, you can save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow


    Auston Matthews set for season debut tonight, Brady Tkachuk signs longterm with the Ottawa Senators, Filip Zadina postgame comments about Conor Garland, Nikita Kucherov potentially headed to LTIR (again), Multiple Choice Madness, and much more

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 70:20

    First, Ian and Hailey talk about the the origins of Hailey's dog's name, and Ian shares a Gilbert Brulé story involving U2 frontman Bono, and then they discuss the biggest first week surprises of the NHL season, Auston Matthews making his season debut against the New York Rangers tonight, and whether he'll hit the 50-goal plateau or not, Brady Tkachuk's 7-year, $57.5 million deal with the Ottawa Senators, Filip Zadina's questionable postgame comments about Conor Garland, another potential LTIR stint for Nikita Kucherov, if the NHL should start to move away from a hard salary cap, the beauty of unique arena foods, and more. Plus, to close things out, Ian and Hailey run through a series of Multiple Choice Madness questions including which teams or players should be most concerned after the first week of the season, which team win the Pacific division, and the ideal start time for Sunday NHL games. And, right now, you can save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Alex Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals-Rangers falls flat, Morgan Geekie's goal celebration, oddly specific team predictions and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 65:01


    NHL Hockey that counts is back, and Ian Mendes and Sean McIndoe discuss a Capitals-Rangers matchup that did not quite live up to expectations, while Ovechkin scored two goals. Also, Seattle fans are officially brought to the league with a call that doesn't go their way, and Vegas players take offense to Morgan Geekie's celly. Next, they discuss Sean's piece on weirdly specific team predictions, and Ian pitches the "Down Goes Brown Internship Program". Then in the mailbag, teams that should risk it all for Jack Eichel, surprise picks to make the Stanley Cup Final, and in "This Week in Hockey History", a look at a neutral site game between Calgary and Minnesota in Saskatchewan, and Wayne Gretzky passing Gordie Howe to become NHL's all-time leading point scorer. Have a question for Ian and Sean? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com, or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459! Get 50% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/hockeyshow


    Seattle Kraken, Vegas Golden Knights rivalry is born, TNT debuts NHL coverage and will it be fight night in DC between the Rangers and Capitals?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 59:31

    The Wednesday Athletic Hockey Show debuts with Rob Pizzo from CBC Sports and Sara Civian and Jesse Granger from the Athletic. Pizzo, Civy and Jesse look back on the debut game between the Seattle Kraken and Vegas Golden Knights in a playoff like atmosphere in Vegas, a questionable winning goal from Chandler Stephenson and a controversial goal celebration from Morgan Geekie. They discuss Nick Suzuki's contract extension with Montreal, Nathan MacKinnon missing the Avalanche season opener due to Covid-19 and how much Sara and Jesse are looking forward to interviewing players in person, after a year of connecting with players on zoom. Tarik El Bashir, the Capitals writer for the Athletic stops by to preview the grudge match between Washington and the New York Rangers with Ryan Reaves looking to settle the score yet again vs Tom Wilson. We also discuss the injury to Nik Backstrom, the acting chops of Alex Ovechkin, and his wife Nastya and Tarik gives us a sneak peak into what TNT is going to deliver during it's first night of covering hockey for the NHL.

    NHL opening night has arrived, Dom Lusczyszyn talks projected standings, player tiers, and much more, plus Multiple Choice Madness to close the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 63:28


    First, Ian and Hailey talk about opening night of the 2021-22 NHL season, how great it is for the game of hockey to be back on ESPN, and debuting on TNT, this year, how Wayne Gretzky will fare as a TV analyst, ideal opening night matchups, and more. Then, The Athletic's own Dom Lusczyszyn joins the show to discuss his projected season standings and player tiers, which fan based is the most annoyed with him about his analysis, why his model appears to be overrating the Seattle Kraken, Metro Division playoff locks, potential biggest disappointments, who drives the bus on The Perfect Line and the Boston Bruins, big contracts for Nick Suzuki and Mika Zibanejad, and more. Plus, to close things out, Ian and Hailey run through a series of Multiple Choice Madness questions including certainties about this coming hockey season, the most unpredictable team in the league right now, and who will have a better statistical season, Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin. There's still time to join The Athletic Hockey Show's official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q And, right now, you can save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow


    Bill Daly on Jack Eichel, Evander Kane, the new US NHL TV contract and the Seattle Kraken, Storylines conclude as Tampa Bay Lightning look to 3-peat

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 70:11


    Bill Daly, the deputy commissioner of the National Hockey League joins Craig Custance and Sean Gentille to address some of the major storylines in the NHL, as the league gets set to begin a new season beginning Tuesday night. Bill discusses the ongoing issues between the Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel, the legal issues for Evander Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks franchise, and the debut of the NHL's 32nd team, the Seattle Kraken. Plus Bill talks about how excited the league and the their fans are with ESPN and TNT taking over the NHL television contract in the United States. Joe Smith from the Athletic Tampa Bay stops by to conclude the Athletic Hockey Show's storyline feature, as the two time defending Stanley Cup champions look to 3-peat, with head coach Jon Cooper freshly signed to a three year extension. Finally, Craig and Sean pick their team for the officepools.com challenge between Ian, Hailey, Down Goes Brown, Max, Corey and the new Wednesday edition of the Athletic Hockey Show. Join The Athletic Hockey Show's official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q And, right now, you can save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow


    Michigan torches Bowling Green, Calder Trophy picks, NHL teams whose prospects will take them to the next level this season, and much more

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 51:33

    First, Max and Corey talk about the Michigan Wolverines, featuring a lineup with four of the top five picks in the 2021 NHL Draft, torching the Bowling Green Falcons 7-1 in an exhibition game last weekend, expectations this season for Owen Power, Matty Beniers, Luke Hughes, and Kent Johnson, and how the year could play out in Michigan. Then, the guys dive into the Calder Trophy debate and discuss a bunch of potential nominees, including frontrunners Cole Caufield and Trevor Zegras, as well as Spencer Knight, Jamie Drysdale, Lucas Raymond, Shane Pinto, and Alex Nedeljkovic, and make their picks for who will actually win the award. Plus, to close things out, the guys discuss the NHL teams whose prospects could really propel their respective organizations to the next level this season, including the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Senators, and Los Angeles Kings. Join The Athletic Hockey Show's official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q And, right now, you can save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    New season resolutions, John Vogl on Jack Eichel situation hanging over Buffalo Sabres, Arthur Staple on the New York Islanders' push for the Cup, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 67:44

    With the opening of the NHL season less than a week away, Ian and Sean discuss resolutions for the "new year", including cutting Kraken fans some slack as they navigate their first season. Then, they are joined by Sabres beat writer John Vogl to discuss Jack Eichel, fan optimism levels for this year, and put on their marketing team hats to come up with some team slogans. Arthur Staple then joins the crew to discuss the Islanders' push for the Cup, starting the season with a lengthy road trip, and if they are a "boring" team. Continuing the guest cavalcade is "Granger Things" as Jesse Granger brings some fantasy hockey sleeper picks this week. Also, in "This Week in Hockey History", a look back at the trade that sent Mark Messier to the New York Rangers. Have a question for Ian and Sean? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459! Join The Athletic Hockey Show's official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q

    Chicago Blackhawks ready to compete for a playoff spot, sexual assault allegations still overhead, Colorado Avalanche enter the season as a Stanley Cup favorite, but goaltending concerns remain.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 60:23

    On this edition of the Athletic Hockey Show, the American's, Craig and Sean welcome Mark Lazerus and Peter Baugh as storyline week continues on the Athletic Hockey Show. Laz discusses the return of Jonathan Toews, the big time off-season moves involving Marc-Andre Fleury, Seth Jones and Jake McCabe as the Blackhawks try to navigate their way through the sexual assault scandal and qualify for a playoff spot in the NHL's toughest division, the Central. We head off to Denver to discuss Stanley Cup favorite Colorado, with Peter Baugh. Pete talks about the complete team that the Avs are, the ceiling for superstar blueliner Cale Makar, and if Darcy Kuemper can be the answer for the Avs as they prepare for a Stanley Cup run in 2022. Plus Craig and Sean provide their insight on Robin Lehner's opinions on the Jack Eichel mess in Buffalo and medical malpractice allegations throughout the National Hockey League. Join The Athletic Hockey Show's official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q And, right now, you can save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Robin Lehner's wild weekend tweetstorm, New York Rangers playoff hopes with Rick Carpiniello, Toronto Maple Leafs high expectations with James Mirtle, Multiple Choice Madness, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 66:33

    First, Ian and Hailey discuss Robin Lehner's weekend tweetstorm essentially accusing NHL teams of medical malpractice, as a reaction to Jack Eichel's ongoing struggle with the Buffalo Sabres about surgical options for his neck injury, Edmonton Oilers forward Josh Archibald being out indefinitely after a myocarditis diagnosis related to a battle with COVID-19 in the offseason, and more. Then, The Athletic's Rick Carpiniello joins the show to talk about playoff expectations for the New York Rangers this season, if the franchise overreacted to last year's Tom Wilson incident with their offseason moves, Mika Zibanejad's contract situation, Jack Eichel still as a potential trade target, what Adam Fox's next deal could look like, Alexis Lafrenière's future, and more. Next, The Athletic's James Mirtle joins the show to give his thoughts on the All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs documentary series, Sheldon Keefe's extension with the team, Mitch Marner on the hottest hot seat this season, what's at stake for the Leafs after another playoff disappointment last season, and more. Plus, to close things out, Ian and Hailey run through a series of Multiple Choice Madness questions including the most anticipated return for a player to his old city this season, if Alex Pietrangelo being amongst the first three Team Canada players added to the roster was surprising, and which veteran defenseman would you take in a fantasy hockey draft. Join The Athletic Hockey Show's official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q And, right now, you can save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Corey's USHL Fall Classic dispatch, preseason prospect notebook, listener questions, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 60:27

    First, Max and Corey talk about Corey's trip to the USHL Fall Classic in Pittsburgh over the weekend, and discuss Adam Fantilli really standing out amongst the field of prospects, how the NTDP players fared, and more. Then, the guys discuss how some high-level prospects have played throughout the young preseason so far, including Yegor Chinakov and Cole Sillinger of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Alexander Holtz and Dawson Mercer of the New Jersey Devils, Connor McMichael of the Washington Capitals, Samuel Fagemo of the Los Angeles Kings, Ryker Evans of the Seattle Kraken, and the interesting roster decisions the New York Rangers will have to make regarding Zac Jones, Nils Lundkvist, and Vitali Kravtsov. Plus, to close out the show, the guys answer a bunch of listener questions, including how Simon Edvinsson's training camp has gone so far, if Carter Hart will bounce back in Philly, especially if their defense was actually improved over the offseason, what are some of the most common missteps or mistakes people make when evaluating prospects, if Jamie Drysdale and Moritz Seider can leapfrog into the Calder conversation, Corey's thoughts on Matt Savoie's skating, and more. Join The Athletic Hockey Show's official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q And, right now, you can save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Most intriguing players to watch this NHL season, Arizona Coyotes relax game day dress code, renaming player awards and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 63:16

    "All or Nothing: The Toronto Maple Leafs" drops Friday on Amazon, will Sean be tuning in? He and Ian then dive into his pieces on the most intriguing players heading into the NHL season, and finding hope for fans of the ten worst teams in league. Also, the Arizona Coyotes have become the first team to ease up on their game day dress code, will other teams soon follow suit? In the mailbag, a listener tasks Ian and Sean with renaming the player awards, and in "This Week In Hockey History", a look back at the outdoor exhibition game at Caeser's Palace in Vegas between the LA Kings and NY Rangers. Have a question for Ian and Sean? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459! Join The Athletic Hockey Show's official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q Get 50% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    John Buccigross on ESPN's new NHL coverage. Henrik Lundqvist legacy and Doug Armstrong's work ahead for St. Louis Blues

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 67:14


    Craig and Sean welcome John Buccigross from ESPN to discuss the new NHL season and ESPN's coverage, as the network gets set to be a rights holder for the NHL again. The guys discuss the NHL players media tour, the healthy rivalry between ESPN and TNT and their hockey coverage, what Mark Messier and Chris Chelios will be like as studio analysts and if Alex Ovechkin can break Wayne Gretzky's all time goal scoring record.  Plus the guys talk about the Rangers announcement to retire Henrik Lundqvist's jersey, and the work ahead for Doug Armstrong and the St. Louis Blues after he signs a 5 year extension to manage the Blues. ----- Join The Athletic Hockey Show's official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q And, right now, you can save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow


    Joel Quenneville joins the show, Tyler Bertuzzi forgoes COVID-19 vaccination, Ukranian league player Andri Denyskin's horrendous on-ice actions, Multiple Choice Madness, and much more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 73:36

    First, Ian and Hailey talk about Dom Lusczyszyn's preseason rankings and discuss where the Seattle Kraken could end up in the Pacific division, the disgusting incident involving Ukranian league player Andri Denyskin making a racial gesture towards Jalen Smereck, Tyler Bertuzzi's interesting first press conference since deciding to forgo a COVID-19 vaccination, and more. Then, Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville joins the show to talk about what a typical day at the rink looks like for him, Aaron Ekblad's return to the lineup after his season abruptly ended due to injury last year, the similarities between Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Toews, realistic expectations for Spencer Knight in goal, what last season's playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning meant for Florida hockey, and a potential rivalry between the two teams, and much more. Plus, to close things out, Ian and Hailey run through a series of Multiple Choice Madness questions, including which team's fan base should be worried about a bottom-ten finish this season, whether there should be shootouts at the end of every preseason game or not, and if replica jerseys should include advertising patches. Join The Athletic Hockey Show's official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q And, right now, you can save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Shane Wright of the OHL's Kingston Frontenacs joins the show, Arizona Rookie Faceoff notes, Traverse City Prospect Tournament wrap-up, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 46:44

    First, Max and Corey are joined by the potential No. 1 pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, Shane Wright of the OHL's Kingston Frontenacs to discuss how he feels getting back into real competition after the entire OHL season was cancelled last year due to COVID-19 concerns, which NHL player he compares his game to, dealing with the disappointment of getting cut from Team Canada's 2021 WJC roster, growing up idolizing Sidney Crosby, the Toe Curve Club, and much more. After that, the guys give their final thoughts on the Traverse City Prospect Tournament, including standouts Scott Perunovich, Cole Sillinger, and Yegor Chinakhov, Corey talks about the impressive play of Alex Turcotte and others at the Arizona Rookie Faceoff tournament, as well as notes from some of the other prospect tournaments taking place over the last week. And, right now you can save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Jack Eichel stripped of Buffalo Sabres captaincy, ranking weirdest off-seasons, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 62:22


    Ian Mendes and Sean McIndoe discuss the news out of Buffalo with Jack Eichel no longer being captain of the Sabres, and what it means for both the player and the team moving forward as that soap opera continues. Then, they break down Sean's rankings of teams with the weirdest NHL off-seasons. Also, as Jim Hughson announced his retirement, who belongs on the Mount Rushmore of hockey broadcasting? Then in "Granger Things", Jesse Granger hits on the current lines for NHL player awards for this season, who are your best bets for the Hart, Vezina, and Norris? To wrap up, some thoughts on the Anaheim Ducks in the mailbag, and in "This Week in Hockey History" a rare training camp trade that possibly ended up as a win for both the New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens. Have a question or comment for Ian and Sean? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com, or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459! Get 50% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/hockeyshow


    Travis Zajac was made in New Jersey. Hughes, Pettersson, Kaprizov and Tkachuk remain unsigned as NHL training camps set to open.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 54:54

    Craig and Sean welcome Travis Zajac who retired from the NHL yesterday. Travis looks back fondly at his 15 years in the NHL, how New Jersey and Lou Lamoriello helped shape him, and how much he is looking forward to working with the organization in retirement. Plus, Craig and Sean take a look at the remaining unsigned restricted free agents including Kirill Kaprizov, Brady Tkachuk, Robert Thomas and the Vancouver duo of Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes.

    Matthew Tkachuk weighs-in on Brady Tkachuk's contract situation, Jack Eichel expected to take Buffalo Sabres pre-camp physical, the Winnipeg Jets as Canada's best team, and much more with Eric Duhatschek

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 62:35

    First, Ian and Hailey are joined by The Athletic's own Eric Duhatschek to discuss a variety of topics heading into the opening of NHL training camps this week including Matthew Tkachuk speaking out about his brother Brady's contract situation with the Ottawa Senators, Jack Eichel reportedly heading to Buffalo to take his Sabres pre-camp physical, Zdeno Chara signing with the New York Islanders twenty-five years after he was originally drafted by the franchise, Artemi Panarin's comments about shying away from the captaincy of the New York Rangers, the Winnipeg Jets as potentially the best Canadian team this season, and much more. Plus, to close things out, Ian and Hailey run through a series of Multiple Choice Madness questions including which NHL veteran should return to their original team for one more season, who should be this frontrunner for this year's Calder Trophy, and which Original Six team will be the most interesting to watch this season. And, right now, you can save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Traverse City Prospect Tournament breakdown, listener questions, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 51:41

    First, Max and Corey sit down together in Traverse City, Michigan at the 2021 Prospect Tournament and give their thoughts on how the first couple of games have gone so far, which prospects stood out, including Stanislav Svozil, Yegor Chinakhov, Nick Robertson, Kirill Tyutyayev, and Ty Dellandrea, how significant prospect tournaments are for NHL teams, and much more. Plus, the guys answer listener questions including which one NHL player they'd want to go on an adventure with, if the Florida Panthers have a legitimate shot at coming out of their powerhouse division, how the New York Rangers can utilize all of their prospects, and if Nils Lundkvist can be anywhere near as productive as Adam Fox, if any of the Chicago Blackhawks young defensemen can become impact players, and more. Save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit: http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner joins the show, Connor McDavid calls out officiating, Stanley Cup prop bets, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 67:57

    Ian Mendes gets the full Granger treatment as Jesse Granger spends the episode as a guest co-host. They discuss Connor McDavid's comments calling about the officiating in the league, and if it's possible for him to keep up his scoring pace of last year's shortened season. Also, the Manning brothers made their Monday Night Football debut, and the duo wonder who in the hockey world could be a great fit for a similar NHL broadcast. Then, Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner joins the show to discuss the departure of Marc-Andre Fleury, scrolling Twitter, his comments about being underpaid and much more. Then to wrap up in "Granger Things", Ian and Jesse talk about some fun Stanley Cup prop bets. Have a question for the show? You can always email us your questions at theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com, or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459! Save on an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Mike Sullivan on building Team USA, Kirill Kaprizov contract negotiations, Brady Tkachuk ready to cash in

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 58:00

    Sean Gentille and guest co-host Max Bultman welcome Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan, the bench boss for Team USA at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Sullivan discusses the plethora of talent available to Team USA, and the challenges ahead in finding the right mix to go for Gold in Beijing China. Sean and Max also discuss the negotiations between the Minnesota Wild and star winger Kirill Kaprizov which have stalled, the 8 year 64 million deal which has reportedly been offered to Brady Tkachuk by the Ottawa Senators, and the guys look back on the career of Ryan Kesler who says he has played his last game in the NHL.

    Vladimir Tarasenko's future with St. Louis Blues. Can Connor McDavid crack 150 points? Will the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-peat?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 58:04

    Ian and Hailey welcome Jeremy Rutherford from the Athletic St. Louis to discuss Vladdy Tarasenko's future with the Blues, if Jordan Binnington is a legitimate candidate to backup Carey Price at the 2022 Winter Olympics, and how the new editions including Brandon Saad and Pavel Buchnevich will fit in, and they celebrate Blues legend David Backes who signed a one day deal with St. Louis to retire as a Blue. Plus Ian and Hailey ask the listeners for their bold predictions, including Vegas not winning the Pacific, Spencer Knight winning the Vezina and Patrick Kane winning the Hart Trophy.

    Corey's best under-23 NHL player rankings, Carolina Hurricanes get Jesperi Kotkaniemi, a bunch of listener questions, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 70:52

    First, Max and Corey discuss the upcoming prospect tournaments they're most looking forward to, the Montreal Canadiens declining to match the Carolina Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet, and acquiring Christian Dvorak from the Arizona Coyotes, and some of the young players who could make Olympic rosters this year. Then, the guys dive into Corey's rankings of the best under-23 NHL players for this upcoming season and discuss Cale Makar's slotting in at number one, why guys like Rasmus Dahlin and Owen Power made it into the top ten and Miro Heiskanen landed just outside at eleven, the evaluation process, differences in tiers, and more. Plus, to close things out, the guys open up the mailbag and answer a lot of listener questions, including whether the Ottawa Senators' rebuild is over or not, when the Detroit Red Wings could be Stanley Cup contenders, how much distance is between Adam Fantilli and the upper echelon 2023 NHL Draft eligibles like Connor Bedard and Matvei Michkov, and many more. And, right now you can save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Sidney Crosby to miss start of Penguins' season, NHL players to return to the Olympics, the rebuild is over in Ottawa, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 75:53

    Ian and Sean discuss Sidney Crosby missing the beginning of the season, with Evgeni Malkin also missing time, will this hurt the Penguins' chances for the playoffs? Also, NHL players will be returning to the Olympics, who may be the most watched players in the league this season, and Ottawa believes their rebuild is over. Jesse Granger returns with "Granger Things" to discuss the teams that had their Stanley Cup odds improve/decrease the most over the course of the offseason, a listener offers up a new player for HOF discussion, "This Week in Hockey History" and more. Have a question or comment for Ian and Sean? You can always email your questions to theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com, or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459! Save on an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/hockeyshow

    Wayne Gretzky remembers Ace Bailey

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 23:58


    On this special episode, Dan Robson, senior enterprise writer for The Athletic, talks to the great Wayne Gretzky about his former teammate, friend, and mentor, Ace Bailey, who perished along with nearly three-thousand others on September 11, 2001. Subscribe to The Athletic: http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow


    Carolina Hurricanes Don Waddell on acquiring Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Projecting Team USA at the 2022 Winter Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 50:59

    Craig and Sean return with a new edition of the Athletic Hockey Show USA. The guys welcome Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Don Waddell who takes us through the offer-sheet process, how much better the Canes are now with Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Carolina's 'boss' social media game. Sean and Craig also take a look at the projected roster for Team USA at the 2022 Winter Olympics in China and they pay tribute to Brad McCrimmon who passed away 10 years ago today in the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl airplane crash. 

    Corey's NHL Pipeline Rankings, the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet, Team Canada's U18 and U20 camp, listener questions, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 71:18


    First, Max and Corey give their thoughts on the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet situation and discuss Kotkaniemi's likely projection as a second-line center, the salary cap implications for the Carolina Hurricanes, if the Montreal Canadiens should match the offer or not, and more. Then, Corey gives his thoughts on Team Canada's combined U18 and U20 prospects camp, including the good reviews for Mason McTavish and Olen Zellweger, Shane Wright's so-so performance, how impactful the 2020 draft for the Ottawa Senators could be, and more. Next, the guys deep dive into Corey's NHL Pipeline Rankings, reviewing the top six teams on his list, and talk about what goes into the rankings process, some of biggest up-or-down swings in this year's list compared to last year's, and much more. Finally, to close things out, the guys answer listener questions about how the Hurricane's potential addition of Jesperi Kotkaniemi would impact Corey's Pipeline Rankings, why Marco Rossi was ranked lower than Matthew Boldy and Calen Addison on the Minnesota Wild's list, Michael Rasmessen's slotting above Filip Zadina on the Red Wings chart, how many prospects will realistically challenge for the No. 2 overall selection in next year's draft, which college squad outside of Michigan will be the most interesting to follow next season, and how Corey compares North American leagues to the Russian leagues. And, right now you can sign up for an annual subscription to The Athletic for 50% off when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow


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