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!
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'.
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'!
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
It's Friday afternoon and that can only mean one thing — a brand new episode of Oilersnation Radio to help you finish off your week with an hour of all things Edmonton Oilers. On this week's show, we looked at some bold Oilers predictions, injuries to Yamamoto and Kassian, Ask the Idiots, and a whole lot more. To kick off the podcast, we got started with a big dreams conversation where we threw out some of our boldest takes and predictions for the upcoming season. Whether it was points predictions for Mike Smith or the Oilers having a powerplay that makes other teams cower in fear, we, along with a bunch of podcast listeners, broke down our pie-in-the-sky predictions for the 2021-22 NHL season. Next up, we looked at the pressure that's falling on Kailer Yamamoto's shoulders as some folks in Oil Country are a little bit down on the former 22nd overall pick after what was undoubtedly a tough season for him in 2021. Is it fair to lump pressure on such a young guy or is he in a spot in the lineup where it's fair to have heightened expectations? From there, we talked about Zack Kassian's unfortunate injury from last night's game after he hit his head on the ice following a fight with Vancouver's Zack McEwan. While there's no question that it was a scary incident that was ripe with bad luck, we wondered whether or not Kassian needs to fight as part of his game to be effective or if it's simply a part of who he is and how he got to the NHL in the first place. Lastly, we wrapped up this week's podcast with another round of Ask the Idiots before winding down with the best and worst moments from the past seven days.
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'!
Another Thursday has arrived on our calendars and that means the boys from the Real Life Podcast are back with a brand new episode to help you get you through what's left of your week. Today, the boys were talking about the new podcast studio, Brendan Perlini, and a whole lot more. To kick off the Thursday episode of Real Life, the guys got started with stories from their school days for some reason, which led down a strange road of grudges about parents giving their stuff away. That led to the boys chatting about the new recording studio and how only half of the cast members were told the podcast was being recorded at Nation HQ today. Somehow, the podcast studio talk caused Chalmers to complain about Connor McDavid's social media feed only featuring ads as opposed to what he's doing on a day-to-day basis. The guys also checked in on the latest round of NFL fan fights which cause Wanye, Jay, and Chalmers to reminisce about their fighting days and how Chalmers was apparently to blame for all of it. Lastly, we wrapped up the podcast with another round of construction tips with Chalmers to help everyone get ready for the coming winter.
The weekend may be over but that doesn't mean the fun has to end as the boys are back with a fresh episode of the Real Life Podcast to help you get through what's left of your Monday. In today's episode, the guys looked at Facebook and Instagram being down, the NHL preseason, Joey Moss' locker room tribute, and a whole lot more. Kicking off the Monday episode of Real Life, the guys got started with a look at Facebook and Instagram being down and how the Internet is freaking out about the platforms being down. As much as we tend not to think about those platforms all that often apart from getting mad at relatives for their Farmville invites, there is nothing quite as entertaining as the reactions that spread around social media when one of the major platforms are is down. Moving over to the Oilers, the guys got into some preseason talk as the Oilers continue to make cuts and inch their way towards an opening night roster. As the preseason wears on, the lineups are starting to take shape and it seemed like the guys are starting to get a little bit more fired up about the start of a new year.
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!
It's Friday afternoon and that can only mean that we've got a fresh episode of Oilersnation Radio to help you finish off your week and make sense of all things Edmonton Oilers. On this week's show, we talked about what's been happening in the preseason, fans being back at Rogers Place, Ask the Idiots, and a whole lot more. To kick off this week's podcast we jumped in with a look at the preseason and specifically our biggest takeaways from the preseason so far. Whether it's the first line developing chemistry to the depth we now have in the organization to Brendan Perlini shooting the lights out, there are a lot of interesting stories to watch as we progress through the tune-up season and we tried to get to everything that came to mind. Getting back to the first line, we spent some time talking about whether or not the McDavid-Hyman-Puljujarvi line could develop into one of the league's best. Changing gears, Duncan Keith made his preseason debut this morning and caused a few waves with his takes on vaccination so we tried to make sense of the quotes and whether we're all making a bigger deal of it than we should be. With the vaccine talk out of the way, we got back into the fun stuff as both Tyler and Rick were in attendance for Tuesday's game against the Kraken, and it was fun to hear them describe what it was like to be back at Rogers Place for the first time in nearly two years. The boys both talked about how great the atmosphere was at the arena and it got me excited about when I'll be able to go back and just having fans in the stands in general. Lastly, we wrapped up the podcast with a little bit of betting talk after our announcement earlier in the week that The Nation Network has teamed up with PointsBet Canada for a new partnership that will launch all kinds of new content for the upcoming season.
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.
Another Thursday has landed on the calendar and that means the boys from the Real Life Podcast are back with a brand new episode of the show to help you get you through what's left of your week. Today, the boys were talking National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, fans being back at Rogers Place, and a whole lot more. Kicking off this week's podcast, the guys kicked off the Thursday episode of Real Life with a conversation about National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and why it's important to keep the conversation going beyond just this one day. Here at the Nation, the guys talked about how important it is for stories being posted online to take the time to learn about what happened in this county. Changing gears, the guys spoke at length about the preseason that's in full swing and whether or not we should be getting excited about how well the Oilers have done so far. From Zach Hyman finding a home on McDavid's wing to Lamborghini Perlini scoring goals en masse, the Kool-Aid was going down smooth as the guys had a hard time containing their excitement for the new season. Sticking with sports, the guys did another round of NFL bets ahead of the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Bengals and the Jaguars, which kicked off another round of chirps from the guys as they're all trying to muscle their way up the ladder as the podcast's best bettor.
The weekend may be over but that doesn't mean the fun has to end as the boys are back with a fresh episode of the Real Life Podcast to help you get through what's left of your Monday. In today's episode, the guys covered the Oilers' pre-season win over the Flames, climbing the oil derrick, and welcomed John Scott to the podcast to discuss all things hockey and preview the NHL season. To kick off the Monday podcast, the guys got started with a look at the Ryder Cup and specifically how funny it was to see Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger pounding back a couple of beers on day one of the tournament. Speaking of beers, the Oilers are setting up the oil derrick in Ford Hall near the beer gardens which prompted the guys to wonder how long it will take before some drunk dude decides to climb that baby. Getting the show back on the rails, the guys welcomed former NHL tough guy and Dropping the Gloves host, John Scott, to the podcast to talk about everything from sore hips, broken hands, and what it's like to play men's league as a retired NHLer. Looking ahead at the upcoming season, the guys asked John what he expects as the league goes back to its full schedule for the first time since the pandemic started. He also gave the boys a breakdown on what it will be like for the Oilers to have a future Hall of Famer like Duncan Keith in the dressing room. As someone that played with Keith for a couple of years in Chicago, Scott gave his take on how valuable it will be to have a veteran presence like #2 in the room. He also got the boys fired up with his takes on the Oilers that were not overly inspiring but it was definitely fun to hear everyone get fired up about it anyway.
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.
It's Friday afternoon and that can only mean that we've got a fresh episode of Oilersnation Radio to help you finish off your week and make sense of all things Edmonton Oilers. On this week's show, we talked about the latest news from training camp, the Josh Archibald conundrum, Ask the Idiots, and a whole lot more. Kicking off this week's podcast, we jumped in with a look at the Oilers roster and specifically who will be feeling the most pressure as we head into the 2021-22 season. Whether it's the goaltending or the defence or the forwards, there is a handful of guys that are likely feeling the heat to perform as we head into a new season, and it was interesting to hear everyone's takes on who has the most on their shoulders. From there, we looked at what's going on at training camp, including the absence of a few players for varying reasons from quarantines to lack of vaccination. Since we were talking about missing time, I asked the boys how big of a deal it is for a player like Duncan Keith to miss the first week of camp as he is still in quarantine after returning home from the States where he got the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Changing gears, how could I not spend a few minutes talking about Peter Chiarelli landing a new gig with the St. Louis Blues despite a horrific track record with the Edmonton Oilers when he was last employed. Does the NHL need a little more depth in their talent pool when it comes to management? Lastly, we wrapped up this week's podcast with another round of Ask the Idiots and a look back on the ups and downs from the last seven days.
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.
Another Thursday has landed on the calendar and that means the boys from the Real Life Podcast are back with a brand new episode of the show to help you get you through what's left of your week. Today, they're talking about new projects, podcast censorship, NFL betting, and a whole lot more. To kick things off, the podcast got started with a conversation about Jay's pitch call to ESPN about a potential new deal that the Network is working on for DailyFaceoff.com. From the legal talk to contracts with a massive company like Disney, it was interesting to hear Jay talk a little bit about what it's like for a deal like this to come together. From there, the guys started talking about all of the stuff that got bleeped out of Monday's podcast and the feedback that came in as a result. Did Tyler cut things out that needed to be cut to save the podcast? All unnecessary? Who's to say. Getting to the Oilers, the guys spoke a little bit about training camp, specifically the video that Ryan Rishaug posted that showed Connor McDavid blowing the doors off his teammates in a skating drill. Sticking with McDavid, the guys spent a few minutes talking about how the Oilers will be featured heavily on TNT in the USA this season and how it makes perfect sense to showcase the league's best player in an attempt to grow the game. Lastly, the guys wrapped up this week's podcast with a little bit of betting talk as week 3 of the NFL season kicks off tonight.
The weekend may be over but that doesn't mean the fun has to end as the boys are back with a fresh episode of the Real Life Podcast to help you get through what's left of your Monday. In today's episode, the guys covered Tyler Yaremchuks's rise to stardom, tennis documentaries, and a whole lot more. To kick off the Monday podcast, the guys got started by busting Tyler Yaremchuk's balls after he spent a few days in Chicago hobnobbing with some of the NHL's elite last week with Frank Seravalli and the DailyFaceoff crew. From dinners with business daddy to a steak dinner with staff from ESPN to breaking news from Bill Daly, Yaremchuk's first week at full-time with the company was a ridiculous one and it was fun for everyone to hear him tell the story with a huge grin on his face. With Yaremchuk's tires adequately pumped, the podcast got derailed when Chalmers jumped in to talk about tennis documentaries that no one else had seen, but the good news is that it led into a conversation about the fight that broke out at the Cleveland Browns games this past weekend. Finally, the guys wrapped up the Monday episode of Real Life with a little bit of hockey talk after Kailer Yamamoto finally signed his new deal over the weekend, prompting Wanye to ask whether Yamo is as good as we all hope he needs to be.
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.
The weekend may be over but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop as the boys are back with a fresh episode of the Real Life Podcast to help you get through what's left of your Monday. In today's episode, the guys covered glow golf, the Dansbury Trashers, and a whole lot more. To kick off the Monday podcast, the guys got started with a story about Jay's glow golf experience from this past weekend after a Real Life listener slid into his DMs to see if he'd be interested in entering a team. As you can imagine, golfing in the dark is a completely different animal from a normal round of golf and it was interesting to hear the guys give their takes on what it must be like to play in that environment. From there, the conversation changed gears and dove into the Netflix documentary Untold: Crime and Penalties that covered the Dansbury Trashers, and the boys couldn't contain their excitement about was undoubtedly an insane story. From the way the team was purchased to its unbelievable demise, the story of the Danbury Trashers is something every hockey fan should watch because it is a 90 journey that is endlessly entertaining. Finally, the guys wrapped up the Monday edition of the podcast with some sports betting talk after the NFL season kicked off, giving everyone a chance to recap their wins and confess to their losses.
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!
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.
It's Friday afternoon and that can only mean that we've got a fresh episode of Oilersnation Radio to help you finish off your week and make sense of all things Edmonton Oilers. On this week's show, we talked about the boys being back in town, celebrated Rod Phillips' 80th birthday, hypothetical scenarios, and a whole lot more. To kick off this week's podcast, we jumped in with a look at our favourite Edmonton Oilers moments when we were actually in attendance at either Rexall Place or Rogers Place or somewhere else altogether. Whether it was a playoff game or a pre-season matchup or our first NHL game we ever went to, we spent the first chunk of the podcast talking about some of our favourite moments we've ever been able to see in person and it was interesting to hear everyone's perspectives on what a 'best moment' meant to them. From there, we jumped back to the present and looked at many of the Oilers coming back to town to prepare for a new season and whether that gets us even more excited to go even though nothing is really happening right now. We also spent a few minutes celebrating Rod Phillip's 80th birthday by offering up our favourite Rod moments from the booth as he was undoubtedly one of the best to ever do it. Next up, we looked at the Calgary Flames' offseason and whether it will be enough to get them back into the playoffs after what was a very disappointing season in the all-Canadian Division.
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.
Another Thursday has landed on the calendar and that means the boys from the Real Life Podcast are back with a brand new episode of the show to help you get you through, and this week, they're talking AirPods, Kool-Aid season in Oil Country, and a whole lot more. Kicking off this week's podcast, Baggedmilk and Tyler got the podcast going while the rest of the crew either bailed or had an impossible time trying to join the zoom call, making for a ridiculously disjointed open to the podcast. After finally making his way into the podcast, Jay explained why he's having an impossible time joining the zoom call and how that led him to buy a second pair of AirPods, potentially welching on a deal he made with Baggedmilk to sell him the old headphones if he found them. Are there shenanigans afoot? It looks that way. Getting into Oilers Kool-Aid season, the guys talked about some of the futures bets you can put down on the team right now, and whether or not they'd be willing to put their own money down on bets like McDavid for Hart, Oilers to win, Draisaitl for Hart, and a whole lot more. Lastly, the guys wrapped up the Thursday episode of Real Life with a little bit of football talk as the NFL season kicks off tonight, prompting the boys to launch another round of football betting and prop picks.
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!
It's Friday afternoon leading into the long weekend and that means we've got a fresh episode of Oilersnation Radio to help you make sense of everything going on with the Oilers and around the NHL. On this week's show, we looked at the Yamamoto stalemate, NHL players heading to the Olympics, and a whole lot more. To kick off this week's podcast, we got started with a conversation about the 2022 Olympics after the NHL announced that its players would be attending the games after missing out in South Korea three years ago. That led us to talk about who we'd love to see playing with McDavid throughout the tournament, and since the options are almost endless for Team Canada, it was interesting to hear the boys give their takes. From there, we looked at the ongoing Kailer Yamamoto situation that's developing here in Edmonton and I asked the boys if they're feeling any stress about losing the former 22nd overall pick. Sticking with the Pacific Division, we looked at how the division may play out as there has been a lot of changes for every team over the last year without even mentioning the fact that a lot of these teams haven't played each other in a while. Next up, we looked at some of the details from the NHL's vaccination policy and how strict they're being with their unvaccinated players, leaving them next to no freedom to move freely. Lastly, we finished up this week's podcast with a look at some of Connor McDavid's quotes from a quick interview he did with the NHL this past week, expressing how excited he is to get going while also giving some love to the new additions to the team.
Another Thursday is upon us and that means the boys from the Real Life Podcast are back with a brand new episode of the show, and this week, they're talking Donda, Netflix docs, and a whole lot more. The entire Real Life crew was back for the Thursday episode of the podcast, and the boys got started with a conversation about Yaremchuk's vacation and how he missed all of the Oilersnation Open recaps on both Real Life and Oilersnation Radio. Despite trying to talk golf, the guys turned the conversation towards Donda, the Kanye West album that everyone has been waiting for over the past couple of months and offered up a full breakdown on the 27-track banger. Moving over to the NFL, the guys discussed the situation going on with the New England Patriots after Cam Newton got cut in favour of Mac Jones, a surprising move for many football fans but not necessarily for anyone that's followed Bill Belichick for any length of time. Sticking with sports, the guys discussed an upcoming Netflix documentary that will break down the world of golf in a brand new way and it had everyone excited about it. Lastly, the guys wrapped up this week's podcast with a look at the offer sheet shenanigans going on between the Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes. Is this type of predatory (read: entertaining) play good for the league? The entire Real Life crew was back for the Thursday episode of the podcast, and the boys got started with a conversation about Yaremchuk's vacation and how he missed all of the Oilersnation Open recaps on both Real Life and Oilersnation Radio. Despite trying to talk golf, the guys turned the conversation towards Donda, the Kanye West album that everyone has been waiting for over the past couple of months and offered up a full breakdown on the 27-track banger. Moving over to the NFL, the guys discussed the situation going on with the New England Patriots after Cam Newton got cut in favour of Mac Jones, a surprising move for many football fans but not necessarily for anyone that's followed Bill Belichick for any length of time. Sticking with sports, the guys discussed an upcoming Netflix documentary that will break down the world of golf in a brand new way and it had everyone excited about it. Lastly, the guys wrapped up this week's podcast with a look at the offer sheet shenanigans going on between the Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes. Is this type of predatory (read: entertaining) play good for the league?
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.
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.
It's been a quiet week around these parts but that doesn't mean we didn't have enough to come up with a fresh episode of Oilersnation Radio to help get you through what's left of your week while also make sense of everything going on with the Oilers and around the NHL. On this week's show, we looked at ads going on NHL jerseys, McDavid points predictions, and a whole lot more. Kicking off today's podcast, we jumped in with a conversation about ads being placed on jerseys for the start of the 2022-23 NHL season and whether or not anyone was surprised that the NHL decided to make some of the easiest money they possibly could. From there, we looked at one of the more evil Would You Rather questions that I've ever seen as it related to the Oilers potentially winning the Stanley Cup and losing a superstar to make it happen. We also discussed Auston Matthews being on the cover of NHL 22, making it the second time the Leafs sniper has made the cover and offering up another reason to piss off hockey fans from every other fanbase. Then to wrap up this week's podcast, we brought back Ask the Idiots for a round of rapid-fire questions where I asked everyone on the podcast a series of hockey questions and they had to give their hottest takes on whatever topic came into my brain.
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!
The calendar says it's Thursday and that means the boys from the Real Life Podcast are back with a brand new episode of the show, and this week, they're talking badass dream jobs, future Wanye voicemail messages, and a whole lot more. To kick off the Thursday episode of Real Life, the guys got started with a conversation about jobs they think are badass after both Baggedmilk and Chalmers saw a fighter jet cruising around the west end. From there, the guys finally got to the Future Wanye voicemail messages after finding out that real Wanye wouldn't be on this week's show, leaving the three boys to try and figure out how the hell the mystery message nailed his impression. Seeing as this was the first time Tyler has played voicemails in a little while, the conversation turned to whether or not the podcast needs more static segments or if it's better to fly by the seat of our pants. Getting away from the structure almost immediately, the guys spent a few minutes recapping what's been going on in the Big Brother house as the season has finally started to get interested. Lastly, the guys wrapped up the Thursday episode with a look at ads being placed on NHL jerseys for the start of the 2022-23 season and whether or not the outrage we're seeing from some folks on social media is justified or not.
The weekend may be over but the good news is that the boys are back with a fresh episode of the Real Life Podcast to help you get your week started and to make some sense of the world around us. In today's episode, the guys looked at pickleball, movie theatres, Donda, and a whole lot more. Kicking off today's podcast, the guys jumped in with a chat about Thursday's interview with Andy Sutton and how the guys thought that that podcast deserved more love. Somehow, talking about Andy Sutton turned the conversation to Pickle Ball after Jay noticed that Glen Anderson was in Red Deer for a major tournament this past weekend. As you may have expected, just hearing the term pickleball was enough for the guys to challenge each other to a game with Jay and Chalmers hoping to even the playing field against Baggedmilk and Tyler. Changing gears, the guys got into what it would take to get them back into a movie theatre as most of the boys haven't gone to watch a movie since the pandemic started. Finally, the guys wrapped up the Monday episode of Real Life with a look at Donda, the unreleased Kanye West album that the entire world has been waiting for, and whether or not this thing is actually going to come out.
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.
It's been a surprisingly busy week in Oil Country and that means we're back with a fresh episode of Oilersnation Radio to help get you through what's left of your week while also make sense of everything going on with the Oilers and around the NHL. On this week's show, we looked at Kailer Yamamoto's next contract, the defensive group, and a whole lot more. To kick off this week's podcast, we got started with a look at Kailer Yamamoto's next contract as he is one of the few remaining players that has yet to be re-signed. Considering Yamo didn't have the best season in 2021, we wondered what a fair deal would look like for the former 22nd overall pick, and whether or not the Oilers will try to add some term to this contract to keep him as a cheaper option. From there, we looked at Tyler Benson's place with the team and whether or not he has the skillset to crack the roster even if it means playing somewhere lower in the lineup. Would it even make sense for Benson to play on the fourth line? Sticking with some of the housekeeping the Oilers got done this week, we dove into Slater Koekkoek's two-year deal that got signed this past week and whether or not it was crazy for the Oilers to give the guy a second year even though he'll probably get lapped on the depth chart before the contract is over. With a fresh one-year contract in his pocket, we looked at where Brandon Perlini fits into the lineup as he tries to get back into the NHL after spending the last year in the Swiss league.
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.
The boys from the Real Life Podcast are back with a brand new episode of the show, and this week, they're welcoming a former Edmonton Oiler, Andy Sutton, into the mix to talk about his career and what he's up to in retirement. Kicking things off, the podcast got started with a preview of Andy Sutton's NHL career and how he was such an imposing force on the ice when he played. First up, the guys asked Andy to walk through his come up to the NHL, and if you hadn't heard the story before, it was incredible to hear how his work ethic and mindset basically carried him to hockey's top league. From the way he broke into the league to the way he put his body to the test on a nightly basis, it was fascinating to listen to Sutton tell stories from his career with so much openness and passion. After his career wrapped up, Sutton knew he wanted to stick within the hockey space and that's what drove him to get into the gear game. Driven by his passion for the sport, customer service, and product innovation, Sutton is now making major moves with Verbero hockey as he looks to transform the way we buy and market hockey equipment and apparel. Needless to say, this was a fascinating interview with an extremely interesting individual and you'll definitely want to give it a listen.
The weekend may be over but the fun is far from over as the boys are back with a fresh episode of the Real Life Podcast to help get your week started and to make sense of the world around us. In today's episode, the guys covered Jay's trip to Nashville, and a whole lot more. Kicking off today's podcast, the guys got started with a recap of Jay's trip to Nashville and what it means for the Nation Network moving forward. From high-level meetings with a powerful mentor to the food tour he powered through and what it potentially means for citizens that will be joining us on an upcoming Nation Vacation. From there, the conversation turned towards the Oilersnation Open and how excited everyone is to get together and hit the links at Cougar Creek for the first tourney in two years. Lastly, the guys wrapped up the Monday episode of the podcast with a discussion about Dogpatch that is set to open up soon, so the guys walked through the history of Nation HQ offices they've worked at before eventually landing in their new digs later on this summer.
It's been another busy week around here and that means we're back with a fresh episode of Oilersnation Radio to help get you through what's left of your day while also make sense of everything going on with the Oilers and around the NHL. On this week's show, we looked at Darnell Nurse's contract extension, goaltending, and a whole lot more. To kick off today's podcast, we jumped in with a look at the Oilers' goaltending situation leading into 2021-22 and whether or not we'll the exact same duo for the third tour of duty or if Ken Holland will make a move to bolster the pairing. Does Alex Stalock factor into the equation? What about Ilya Konovalov? From there, we got into the Darnell Nurse eight-year contract extension that carries a $9.25 million cap hit and tried to break down why it's actually a reasonable deal for the Edmonton Oilers. We also spoke about Warren Foegele's three-year contract extension and how much all four of us are excited to see what he brings to the lineup in his first season with the Oilers. While we can still be upset about the Bear trade, I think a lot of us have started to turn the page and focus more on what Foegele will bring in instead. We also looked at some way too early line combinations after Bob Stauffer mused on his show that we could see McDavid and Draisaitl playing together 30-40% of the time, which, as expected, annoyed Oilers fans to no end.
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'.
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.