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Frank Seravalli & Jason Gregor are here to bring you the latest from around the hockey world with inside scoops, analysis, and exclusive interviews!

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    Ep. 94: Trade Targets & The Elite Teams Are Emerging

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 40:28

    Frank and Jason are here to bring you into the weekend with another episode of The DFO Rundown! To start the show today, they talked about the rumblings that the Winnipeg Jets could be playing some games in Saskatoon so that fans could attend. From there, they hit on an dominant win by the Colorado Avalanche, a few players who could be traded by Montreal, the Oilers struggles, the Penguins hot-streak, and Tyler Yaremchuk joined in for "Fill in the Blank"!

    Ep. 94: A Great Winter Classic, The Cancelled World Juniors, & Struggling Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 55:59

    For the first time in 2022, we have a new episode of The DFO Rundown! Jason and Frank started things off by talking about the Winter Classic that we saw over the weekend and how both the Blues and the Wild should be feeling about where they stand. They also hit on the struggling Edmonton Oilers, the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the Golden Knights cap situation, and how the NHL will handle their schedule going forward. From there, they brought in Tyler Yaremchuk for 'Buy or Sell' and then they hit on the future of the World Juniors.

    Ep. 91: COVID Updates & WJC Talk with Chris Peters

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 60:09

    Happy Holidays! We hope you enjoyed the holiday break and we hope that you're ready for a brand new episode of the podcast! The holiday buzz around the sport was squished a little bit by the NHL's pause, which isn't ending as quickly as we thought it was. Frank and Jason talked about the impacts of the Omnicoron virus on the league and when things could get back to normal. They also brought in Tyler Yaremchuk for a new edition of Fill in the Blank before getting to Chris Peters, who gave us some fantastic insight into the early days of the World Junior Hockey Championships!

    Ep. 90: The Best of 2021 (part one)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 43:45

    With 2021 coming to a close, we figured it would be a good time to take a look back at the first year of The DFO Rundown! Tyler Yaremchuk took over the show and played some of his favourite interviews from the past year. In part one of the show you'll hear from former Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice, who was the first-ever guest on the pod, as well as Bruce Boudreau, Bill Guerin, and Brad Larsen!

    Ep. 92: The Best of 2021 (part two)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 54:57

    Part two of our best of series is here! Tyler Yaremchuk takes you through three more of his favourite interviews from the past year. It starts with Frank and Jason chatting with HHOF goaltender Kim St. Pierre. It also includes their interviews with Cincinnati Cyclones Head Coach Jason Payne, AJ Galante of the Danbury Trashers, and Carolina Hurricanes GM Don Waddell!

    Ep. 89: Border News, Olympics Talk, & Playoff Races

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 37:48

    Another episode of The DFO Rundown is here. Frank and Jason started off the show by talking about yesterday's big news that the NHL is stopping cross-border travel for the holidays. They hit on the impact this will have on the schedule going forward and how the NHL will have to adjust on the fly. From there, they hit on the Eastern Conference playoff picture, Paul Maurice's departure from Winnipeg, and the Olympics. Tyler Yaremchuk also had a new edition of Fill in the Blank!

    Ep. 88: Let's Talk Hockey... and Margaritas?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 53:21

    A new episode of The DFO Rundown is here to take you into the weekend and what a weekend-themed episode it is. Bob McKenzie, or Bobby Margarita as he's now known, joined the show to talk about his new product and its origin story. He and Frank shared a few laughs and they also talked a little bit about the World Juniors! Before that, Jason and Frank talked about the ongoing COVID situation in the NHL and they had a new edition of Buy or Sell with Tyler Yaremchuk that took a... well, interesting turn.

    Ep. 87: Are The Olympics Going To Happen?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 48:23

    It's time to start your week off with a new episode of the pod! There is a lot of talk about whether or not NHL participation at the 2022 Winter Olympics is realistic and that's where Jason and Frank began today's show. They dug into what we learned this weekend and the big decisions that still need to be made. From there, they got into the Jim Rutherford hiring in Vancouver. How will things work in the Canucks organization and was this hiring the right move for the franchise? They both gave their takes. They also hit on the crazy numbers that Alex Ovechkin has been putting up, the Hart Trophy race, some recent hits around the league that have made headlines, and John Tortorella's recent comments.

    Ep. 86: Ducks Head Coach Dallas Eakins on Zegras, Culture, and Winning

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 52:41

    A new episode of The DFO Rundown is here to bring you into the weekend. Today on the show, Anaheim Ducks Head Coach Dallas Eakins joined Jason and Frank to talk about the stunning assist from Trevor Zegras, the Ducks change in culture, and how he's changed as a coach as his career has gone on. Before bringing in Eakins, they talked about the Jim Rutherford hiring in Vancouver and Frank had some nuggets of info from the Board of Governors meeting.

    Ep. 85: Breaking Down The Canucks News AND WAIT THERE'S MORE

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 45:01

    Did anything happen this weekend? It was a wild few days around the NHL with some big games on the ice and some major news off of it. The Vancouver Canucks finally made the big changes that their fan base was begging for as both GM Jim Benning, Head Coach Travis Green, and others were let go on Sunday. We now also know that Bruce Boudreau is going to be the next Head Coach of the team. Frank and Jason broke everything down today on the pod. Frank gave some potential candidates for the now vacant GM position as well. Oh, and Frank casually broke the Alain Vigneault firing while we were recording.  They also hit on some of the big games that happened over the last 48 hours and brought in Tyler Yaremchuk for 'Buy or Sell'.

    Ep. 84: Flames GM Brad Treliving Joins The Show!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 61:24

    Flames GM Brad Treliving joined Jason Gregor and Frank Seravalli today on The DFO Rundown to talk about the Flames strong start to the season, some of the teams defensemen, and they got into a little pizza talk during rapid fire! Before getting to their chat with Treliving, Frank and Jason talked about the Brendan Lemieux suspension, the idea of certain markets being harder to play in because of their media, and they brought in Tyler Yaremchuk for a round of Rapid Fire!

    Ep. 83: A New Era in Montreal & More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 39:01

    It was a wild weekend around the NHL. Gregor and Seravalli hit on all of, starting with the Montreal Canadiens hiring of Jeff Gorton as their new VP of Hockey Operations. Frank talked about the unique structure that is forming within the Habs and also, where they could go next. They also talked about what a mess the departures from the organization were.  There is still some big decisions to make when it comes to the Evander Kane situation. Will he find another home in the NHL this season? Or is he destined for a buyout?  Finally, they brought in Tyler Yaremchuk for a new round of Buy or Sell!

    Ep. 82: Who Doesn't Love $20?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 52:28

    Frank and Jason took a trip around the NHL today on ep. 82 of the pod. They started off by talking about the Atlantic Division and if that actually might be the worst division in the league. They also hit on the Flames and their strong defensive play, the Islanders and their sluggish start on home ice, and the Rangers start to the season. They also went on a tangent about some of the best free-agent signings in recent memory. Tyler Yaremchuk also joined the show for 'Fill In The Blank'.

    Ep. 81: Chatting with Rick Tocchet

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 60:37

    Today on The DFO Rundown, Jason and Frank were joined by Rick Tocchet! They talked about him being inducted into the Flyers HOF, his career as both a skilled player and tough guy, his coaching career, and how he's handling being back in front of the camera with TNT! Before getting to that, they talked about McDavid's brilliant goal last night and Tyler Yaremchuk grilled the guys with some fresh questions in 'Buy or Sell'!

    Ep. 80: Hall of Fame Week & Will There Be Changes in Vancouver?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 42:54

    A new week is here and so is a new episode of The DFO Rundown! Frank joined the show today live from Toronto, where he's covering the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony! He and Gregor talked about this year's feel-good class to kick off the pod. They also hit on the struggling Vancouver Canucks and if changes will be coming. To wrap things up, they took a look at the Metro Division and brought in Tyler Yaremchuk for 'Fill in the Blank'.

    Ep. 79: The Bob Murray story & Kim St. Pierre on her induction into the HHOF!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 57:31

    Today on the show, Frank and Jason talked about the news that broke this week surrounding Bob Murray, what was found out in the investigation, and also the Ducks hot start on the ice this season. They also brought in Tyler Yaremchuk for a fresh round of Buy or Sell. They wrapped up the podcast by bringing in Hall of Famer Kim St. Pierre to talk about the early days of her hockey career, getting the call to the hall, and her historic induction.

    Ep. 78: Colliton out, that McDavid Goal, & the emergence of Troy Terry!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 38:37

    Jason and Frank are back with another new episode of The DFO Rundown. They started today's episode by talking about Jeremy Colliton being fired in Chicago. Gregor has been ripping the Hawks for their defensive play under Colliton for a long time now and he's already noticing differences in their game. Frank also thinks that the Hawks need to have a tough conversation about the future of Patrick Kane. They also hit on the early season success of the Anaheim Ducks and more in a new edition of 'Fill In The Blank' with Tyler Yaremchuk!

    Ep. 77: Jack Eichel Emergency Pod!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 57:32

    Well, the moment we finally waited for is here. Jack Eichel has been moved to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for Alex Tuch, Peyton Krebs, and a pair of draft picks. Frank and Jason broke down the deal from every perspective. What does it mean for the Golden Knights playoff push? Did Buffalo come away with a good enough haul? Could Eichel be ready to go to the Olympics? The duo hit on everything. They also brought in Tyler Yaremchuk for a new round of Buy or Sell.

    Ep. 76: The Futures or Eichel & Fehr PLUS a Conversation with Ken Holland

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 55:41

    A new episode of The DFO Rundown is here to kick off your week! Today on the show, Jason and Frank talked about the future of NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr and they handled a bunch of other topics in "Fill In The Blank" before bringing in Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland. With Ken, they talked about getting the call to the Hockey Hall of Fame, the upcoming induction ceremony, his career, and more!

    Ep. 75 - Instant Reaction to the Quenneville News

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 46:22

    Tonight we got more major news in the NHL as Joel Quenneville has resigned as the Head Coach of the Florida Panthers. Frank and Jason broke down that news and talked about the new interim Head Coach in Florida: Andrew Brunette. Of course, talking about the on-ice product doesn't feel very significant right now. The bulk of this episode was spent talking about the fallout from the Chicago Blackhawks investigation. Not only did they talk about the repercussions of the investigation, but they also talked about Kyle Beach and the courageousness he showed by making his identity known. 

    Ep. 74 - Will Any Teams Panic?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 53:13

    With the second week of the season in the books, Frank and Jason took the podcast to go through some of the big storylines from around the league. They hit on the struggling teams (Maple Leafs, Golden Knights, Blackhawks) and the teams that are off to hot starts (Panthers, Penguins, Sharks). Frank also recapped his trip to Seattle for the Kraken's first-ever home game. The Climate Pledge Arena has a lot of very unique features and Frank got a chance to see them all first hand. They also brought in Tyler Yaremchuk for a brand new round of 'Fill In The Blank' where they gave their new picks for the Calder Trophy. 

    Ep. 73: A Conversation with Kraken Broadcaster Everett Fitzhugh

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 60:04

    Another Friday is here and we have another brand new episode of The DFO Rundown to bring you into the weekend! Frank and Jason kicked off today's podcast by talking about the Winnipeg Jets COVID situation and the struggling Montreal Canadiens before getting a chance to talk to Seattle Kraken broadcaster Everett Fitzhugh! He talked about his rise to the NHL as a black broadcaster, how he got to Seattle, and how the city is buzzing ahead of the first-ever home game for the Kraken! They also did a fresh round of Buy or Sell with Tyler Yaremchuk.  

    Ep. 72 - A First Week Recap!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 44:49

    Frank and Jason are back with a new episode of The DFO Rundown! The two dug into some of the bigger stories from around the NHL now that the 2021-22 season is officially one week old. They talked about some teams that are off to disappointing starts, a coach that could be feeling some pressure, and brought in Tyler Yaremchuk for a new segment called 'Fill in the Blank'!   They wrapped things up by talking about the Vitali Kravtsov situation in New York and what could happen once Evander Kane finishes up his 21-game suspension.

    Ep. 71: The Brady Tkachuk Deal & a chat with Predators Assistant GM Scott Nichol!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 51:51

    A new episode of The DFO Rundown is here! The season is underway and there are no shortage of storylines from the first few days of action. Frank and Jason started the pod by talking about the Brady Tkachuk deal and did a brand new round of 'Buy or Sell' with Tyler Yaremchuk. They also welcomed Nashville Predators Assistant GM Scott Nichol to the show. He talked about his path to the NHL, his playing career, player development, and his new gig!

    Ep.70: Season Preview Part Two

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 53:24

    The regular season starts tomorrow and it feels good to say that! Frank and Jason wrapped up their season preview series today on the pod by taking an in-depth look at the Western Conference. They ranked the teams in each division and talked about who they think will get to the playoffs in the West. There were a few disagreements but there are also a few teams that they both think will have down seasons. They also went through their projected playoff brackets and shared their Stanley Cup winners for the year!   Before they got into all of that, they also hit on the two big contract extensions that we saw this week. Does the Zibenjad deal mean that the Rangers are officially out on Jack Eichel? Is the Barkov deal better for the team or the player? Frank and Jason both gave their takes!

    Ep. 69: Season Preview Part One!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 48:23

    Frank and Jason are back at the Wood Jerseys studio for a brand new episode of The DFO Rundown (pres. by Fantrax)! With the start of the season just days away, they kicked off their season preview predictions and took an in-depth look at the Eastern Conference. Before they got into that though, they dug into the most recent news surrounding Jack Eichel, Frank shared a very interesting fact about the growing rivalry between the Hurricanes and Canadiens, and they touched on the COVID-19 news coming out of Pittsburgh. They also brought in Tyler Yaremchuk for a new edition of 'Buy or Sell'!

    Ep. 68: Welcoming Scott Burnside To The Team!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 49:12

    Another Monday is here and that means we have a brand new episode of The DFO Rundown (pres. by Fantrax). Today on the pod, we welcomed in our newest teammate: Scott Burnside! He's covered the league for almost 25 years and now he's bringing his talents to Daily Faceoff for the upcoming season!    They kicked off their chat with Scott by talking about the string of tweets that Robin Lehner sent out over the weekend. That eventually turned into a bigger conversation about culture in hockey and how the NHL has handled the recent investigations that they have had to do. From there, they got into the Jack Eichel situation and got Scott's take on that. They wrapped up their chat by playing a little bit of Rapid Fire to get to know Scott better.   Off the top of the episode, they also got into who could be in the mix for the first overall pick at the end of the season. Yes, the season hasn't even started yet and we are talking about who could be tanking. What a time!

    Ep. 67: The Canucks Got Their Guys, A Pacific Division Preview, and Penguins Talk With Rob Rossi

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 63:33

    A new episode of The DFO Rundown is here to bring you into the weekend! This week's episode was loaded with interesting topics as Gregor and Seravalli started things off by digging into the news that the Vancouver Canucks have gotten their two RFA's signed. From there they got into 'Buy or Sell' and a Pacific Division Preview with Tyler Yaremchuk.    In the second half of the podcast, they welcomed Rob Rossi from The Athletic to talk a little Pittsburgh Penguins. The team won't have Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin to start the season and that really makes things interesting as they head into what could be a pivotal year for the organization. Could this be the final year for the likes of Malkin and Letang in Pittsburgh? Rossi gave us some fantastic insight.

    Ep. 66: Getting to Know Our New Teammate Tim Peel

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 81:25

    We have another new member of our team at Daily Faceoff. Former NHL Referee Tim Peel is joining us for the upcoming season and he hopped on the podcast to talk about his career, the incident that happened last season, and more. Tim refereed over 1300 NHL games, 90 playoff games, and even got a chance to officiate the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He was one of the most experienced officials when his time with the NHL ended. We started the interview by digging into the incident that ended his NHL career and Tim gave his perspective on what happened and how it affected his life.    We also got into the current state of NHL officiating, the mindset of an NHL referee, how the game changes between the regular season and playoffs, and much, much more. Tim was open, honest, and gave some great answers to some tough questions.  

    Ep. 65: Mike McKenna Shares Minor League Stories & Why He's Joining DFO

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 65:14

    Today on the DFO Rundown, Jason and Frank were joined by their newest teammate Mike McKenna. They got into why he's excited to be joining the team at Daily Faceoff and what he'll be doing this season. Of course, they also talked to him about his professional career. He wore eight different NHL sweaters during his 13-year NHL career and played for over 20 different professional teams. With all that travelling, Mike has an abundance of stories and also gave us some great insight into the world of goaltending. He also shared his unique connection to the world of racing.   We went all the way back to the beginning of his career and Mike talked about being drafted, going to development camps, and how his career could have played out differently. He shared some great stories about the final year of his career as well, which was wild. He also shared why he's interested in getting into the media world!   Before getting to Mike, Jason and Frank also dug into what's happening with Jack Eichel and dug into the big story of unvaccinated players.

    Ep. 64: Player Media Tour Recap, Olympic Talk, & An In-Depth Look At The Metro

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 54:31

    Jason and Frank are back with a brand new episode of The DFO Rundown brought to you by Fantrax. They kicked things off by bringing in Tyler Yaremchuk to recap the NHL's Player Media Tour that took place last week in Chicago. Nathan MacKinnon talked about his diet, Drew Doughty was open about how much he pays attention to projected Olympic rosters, and Steven Stamkos got into his mindset heading into the season. From there they got into more Olympic talk, Jack Eichel and his status heading into the next season, and went in-depth on how things could go down in the Metro Division this season with a new edition of 'Buy or Sell'. To wrap things up, they went through the complete list of players who will be heading to camps on PTO's and who could earn a contract in the next few weeks.

    Ep. 63: How Does Cammi Granato Do It All?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 44:32

    We are back with a brand new episode of The DFO Rundown with Jason Gregor and Frank Seravalli, brought to you by Fantrax. This week on the podcast, they were joined by Cammi Granato. The Hockey Hall of Fame player is now working as a scout in the Seattle Kraken organization. There was a lot to get to with Granato, who is the first female pro scout in the NHL. They kicked things off by talking about a girls hockey tournament that she has gotten going before getting into her new role with the Kraken, her podcast, and more!

    Ep. 62: The Latest On The Big Name RFA's & Buy or Sell!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 58:18

    Jason Gregor and Frank Seravalli are back together for a new episode of The DFO Rundown and this week there was no guest, just straight hockey talk. They kicked things off with a little bit of talk about the NHL's COVID Protocol and some questions that still need to be answered. From there, they got into some of the big-name RFA's that are still sitting unsigned. Will any of Kaprizov, Tkachuk, Hughes, or Pettersson not start the season with their respective clubs? Frank gave us some insight into that. They also brought in Tyler Yaremchuk for a new round of 'Buy or Sell' where they previewed the Central Division. 

    Ep. 61: Former NHLer Mike Rupp on the Danbury Trashers & the Upcoming Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 59:46

    We are back with a brand new episode of The DFO Rundown! Today on the pod, we were joined by another former member of the Danbury Trashers: Mike Rupp! He is also a veteran of over 600 NHL games and now works with the NHL Network, but we spent a big part of the interview chatting about his time with the most talked about team in the hockey world right now. Mike shared a bunch of stories that didn't make the cut for the documentary and talked about how he got connected to the Trashers, his first few games there, and some of his favourite moments from his time with the team. He also went on the talk a little bit about the upcoming NHL season.

    Ep. 60: Chatting with Jason Payne of the Cincinnati Cyclones

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 55:18

    We continued our offseason interview series today on The DFO Rundown and today, Frank and Jason were joined by Jason Payne of the Cincinnati Cyclones, who is the only black Head Coach in North American Professional Hockey. Jason joined the show to talk about his path to becoming a Head Coach, his playing career, and how he's dealt with racism on his journey to where he is now. Before they got into their chat with Jason, they got into some of the big storylines from around the NHL and brought in Tyler Yaremchuk for a fresh edition of Buy/Sell!

    EP. 59: Former Danbury Thrashers President & GM AJ Galante

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 36:37

    This week on The DFO Rundown, Frank Seravalli was joined by AJ Galante, who is the former President and General Manager of the Danbury Trashers hockey club and if you've watched the documentary ‘Untold: Crime & Penalties' then you know exactly who he is. AJ joined Frank to talk about the documentary being released and also gave us further insight into what made the Danbury Trashers one of the most unique, compelling, and infamous hockey clubs of all time.

    Ep. 57: Frank Made It To Edmonton & We Talked To Colby Cohen!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 50:16

    A new episode of The DFO Rundown is live and for the first time ever, Jason and Frank were in the same room to record the podcast! Frank is up in Edmonton for the week so we took the chance to record a few episodes of the podcast! The first episode features some talk about Frank's journey up to Edmonton and then the guys welcome in former NHLer Colby Cohen, who is now jumping into the media world to be a broadcaster with the Chicago Blackhawks. Colby, who was a second-round pick back in 2007, talked to us about his playing career, transitioning into a media member, and he even shared some stories about a young Frank Seravalli from the duo's time in minor hockey!   He had a very interesting perspective on working in hockey and what the game has given him. Colby was also very close with Jimmy Hayes and he talked about his relationship with Jimmy and what made him so special.

    Ep. 58: It's a Family Affair!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 38:06

    We are back with another in-person episode of The DFO Rundown with Jason Gregor and Frank Seravalli. Today on the pod, it truly was a family affair as San Jose Sharks forward Noah Gregor joined the show (and yes, he's Jason's nephew).  We started things off by talking about his path to the NHL and the different sports he played growing up. From there, we went on to talk about his NHL debut, the player he was most excited to go up against, and more. Of course, there were some great family stories mixed into the podcast.

    Ep. 56: The Houston Coyotes, King Henrik, and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 47:01

    Happy Friday! Jason Gregor and Frank Seravalli are here with another episode of The DFO Rundown! Today on the pod, they started things off by talking about the situation that's currently brewing between the Arizona Coyotes and the city of Glendale. Frank gave some background info on what's going on there and where the Coyotes could end up going if things continue to go south in the desert. They also talked about the Hall of Fame career of Henrik Lundqvist before getting into "Buy or Sell" with Tyler Yaremchuk, where they covered some big questions for the upcoming season!

    Ep. 55 - Dave Tippett: Oilers Head Coach & Multi-Sport Athlete

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 55:33

    Another episode of The DFO Rundown is here and today, Jason and Frank were joined by Oilers Head Coach Dave Tippett, who is about to head into his third season behind the bench in Edmonton. Before getting to Tippett, Frank and Jason talked about the Kirill Kaprizov situation and also, what could be happening with a few free agents that are still available.   With Tippett, they started off with an in-depth talk about his golf game and he shared a funny story about a product that revived his ability to golf. Of course, after that they got into the changes that the Oilers made this summer and which players will need to take big steps forward next season. They also talked about how he got into coaching, how his approach has changed over the years, and how often he thinks about hockey in the offseason.

    Ep. 54: Talking Free Agency, Life After Hockey, and More with Andrew Cogliano

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 41:48

    This week on The DFO Rundown, Frank and Jason were joined by one of the newest members of the San Jose Sharks: Andrew Cogliano. The NHL veteran talked about the early days of his career with the Edmonton Oilers, the free agent process (which he experienced for the first time), and why he decided to stay on the west coast. From there, they also talked about the idea of ‘loving the game' and how his relationship with hockey has changed since he was a fresh-faced rookie almost 15 years ago. They also talked about what's next for ‘Cogs' and what he wants to do after his playing career is done. Gregor also opened up a conversation about officiating in the game and got Cogliano's take on the way things have changed over the years and how he would like to see the games called. To wrap things up, they looked back at his time with the Dallas Stars from how sideways last year went to how much he enjoyed being in the organization.

    Ep. 53: Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher On His Busy Offseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 42:02

    Our offseason interview series continues on The DFO Rundown! Today, Jason and Frank were joined by Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher who has been one of the busiest people in the NHL over the last six weeks. Fletcher talked about overhauling the Flyers blueline, the other moves he made this summer, and he also played a round of 'Rapid Fire'! There was obviously plenty to get to with Fletcher. Not only did we talk about what goes into making a big trade, but he also gave us some insight into how he became a GM and the impact his father had on his career.

    Catching Up With Jordan Eberle Over Ice Cream

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 45:52

    Another Friday is here and today on The DFO Rundown, Frank and Jason were joined by Seattle Kraken forward Jordan Eberle! The former first-round pick talked about the process of being selected in the expansion draft and what was going through his head in the days leading up to it.  They dug into some of the challenges that will come with being on an expansion team, both on and off the ice. He also talked about why he's so excited to be playing in the Seattle market. Eberle also talked about how he's evolved as a player during his career, and the way that both Barry Trotz and Lou Lamoriello had an impact on that. They wrapped things up with a great edition of ‘Rapid Fire'.

    Ep. 51: A Chat with Jordan Martinook & League Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 46:34

    The guys are back with a new episode of The DFO Rundown! This week Jason and Frank were joined by Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Martinook, who recently signed a three-year extension to stay with the club. Martinook had a unique path to the NHL and talked about how he made it. He also touched on the moves that the team made this offseason and shared some funny insight into how an NHL team group chat changes during the summer.   Before talking with Martinook, Jason and Frank dug into some stories from around the NHL like the salary arbitration news that broke today and the Evander Kane situation, which is far from over. It may be August, but there is still plenty of hockey news floating around.

    Wrapping up week one of free agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 52:48

    Welcome back to another Friday edition of The DFO Rundown with Frank Seravalli and Jason Gregor! Since Free agency opened up on Wednesday, it has been a crazy time around the NHL, and the guys dove into everything. Multiple defencemen are now getting paid the big bucks, the Arizona Coyotes are doing whatever they can to get Shane Wright, and the Edmonton Oilers are still searching for a new goaltender, to name a few of the headlines. The show ends with some rapid fire questions for Frank about the future of a couple of NHL veterans and where free agents Tomas Tatar and Nick Ritchie could land.

    An NHL Free Agency Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 53:19

    Welcome back to another week of The DFO Rundown with Jason Gregor and Frank Seravalli! It was another busy weekend around the National Hockey League, with the 2021 entry level draft taking place virtually for the second year in a row. There was plenty to discuss with some big trades going down in Philadelphia and Chicago; and what went down in the draft. On top of that, NHL free agency is coming up this Wednesday, with several big names still available. Where will Dougie Hamilton land? Will the Oilers figure out their defensive issues? And where will each goaltender fall? Jason and Frank discussed everything you need to know on episode 49 of The DFO Rundown!

    NHL Draft preview with Brad Allen from hockeyprospect.com

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 63:21

    It's been a busy week in the NHL, and it's only going to get busier! After Frank Seravalli exploded hockey Twitter with Seattle Kraken draft news on Wednesday morning, he and Jason Gregor are back with a brand new episode of The DFO Rundown. They dove into the Kraken's expansion draft right off the bat, breaking down a few picks and their overall thoughts. The most focus of the show, however, was the NHL Draft. In today's episode, they were joined by Brad Allen from the hockeyprospect.com. Brad brought a ton of information with him and gave us an excellent perspective on what this draft could become. They also spoke specifically about Chaz Lucius, Cole Sillinger, and the two top-ranked goaltenders - Sebastian Cossa and Jesper Wallstedt.

    Ep. 47 - The Only Mock Expansion Draft You Need

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 67:13

    It was truly a wild weekend around the NHL with some big trades and expansion lists being released! Jason Gregor and Frank Seravalli have a brand new episode of The DFO Rundown and they dug right into what they think the Seattle Kraken will do this week. They both did their own mock expansion draft and shared the results with each other live on the podcast!   The guys picked all 30 players that they think could end up with the NHL's 32nd franchise and only agreed on 11 in total. The debates were very good and on top of that, Frank had a lot of inside information and shared what he's hearing from around the league. There will be side deals and Frank shared a few that he thinks might happen.

    Ep. 46 - Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman Joins The Show For a Rumour Roundup!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 50:12

    We are now just under a week away from the NHL's expansion draft and teams are starting to make moves to put themselves in a good spot before they lose a player to the Seattle Kraken. It's really just the tip of the iceberg and there are no doubt more big moves to come, so we decided to bring NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman onto the podcast to give us the latest on what he's hearing from around the league.   Before getting to Friedman, Jason Gregor and Frank Seravalli talked about the big news from the past week including the Minnesota Wild buying out Ryan Suter and Zach Parise. They also touched on the goaltending market and talked about the likelihood of some big-name American-born free agents signing in Canada.   With Friedman, they started by talking about the idea of tampering and how teams are potentially bending the rules a little ahead of free agency. They also got into which teams are facing the most pressure to improve themselves in the next week and which teams that are currently flying under the radar that could make a big splash. They also did a special edition of 'Buy or Sell' with Tyler Yaremchuk.

    Ep. 45 - Frank Has New Trade Targets & Kevin Allen Talks Red Wings Offseason Plans

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 61:30

    Welcome into a brand new episode of The DFO Rundown from The Wood Jerseys Studio! Frank and Jason started this week's podcast off by talking about some players who could potentially be traded ahead of next week's expansion draft. They also got into a pretty passionate debate about the NHL/CHL agreement that needs to be renegotiated this offseason.   Before getting to their guest of the week, Frank gave his take on Nikita Kucherov's new t-shirts that he's been rocking during the Lightning Stanley Cup celebrations.   They went on to welcome Detroit Red Wings beat reporter Kevin Allen to the pod. Kevin broke down how GM Steve Yzerman will handle the upcoming offseason. The Red Wings are certainly still rebuilding, but the focus now is on making the team better and Yzerman has a lot of cap space to make that happen. They could very well be one of the most active teams in the league over the next month and Kevin explained what moves they could be making.

    Ep. 44: The offseason is officially here & Michael Russo joins the show!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 62:03

    Another Friday episode of The DFO Rundown is here! It's rumour season around the NHL, so to kick off today's episode Frank and Jason dug into to some of the big stories around the league starting with some potential buyouts candidates before digging into the Duncan Keith trade talks. They also talked about soon-to-be free agent Tony DeAngelo and had some fun with the Nikita Kucherov press conference.   They also welcomed Michael Russo of The Athletic, who covers the Minnesota Wild, into the Wood Jerseys Studio! They talked about a potential Zach Parise buyout, Kirill Kaprizov's new deal, and more big items that GM Bill Guerin needs to handle this summer.   They also had a new edition of Buy or Sell with Tyler Yaremchuk where the guys were grilled on Andrei Vasilevsky, potential buyouts, the Colorado Avalanche, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Montreal Canadiens!

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