Greg Wyshynski, Avalanche vs Lightning Game 5, Valeri Nichushkin shining, team music choice, Avalanche goaltending, The Boys, how Avs win Game 6, creating chaos, Avs top line, environment in Tampa Bay, J.T. Compher and Bowen Byram, Game 6 preview and series predictions
Cale Makar, Nathan MacKinnon, Nazem Kadri, Connor McDavid, comparing Bednar to Marc Crawford and Bob Hartley, Avalanche taking on Bednar's calm and collected personality even when other teams instigate in playoffs, Vasilevskiy's greatness in elimination games, hard for Kuemper to put up another great night in net, Malik Reed, Russell Westbrook, Deshaun Watson
NHL Host at ESPN Arda Ocal joins the show to discuss his thoughts on tonight's game, Kadri's tough road in the playoffs, comparables to Kadri's return from injury in game 4, how far behind Makar Kadri is on Conn Smythe award ballots, how impressive Makar has been, Colorado's confidence against Vasilevskiy and Matthews Hart and Ted LIndsay wins.
MLB – Major League Baseball Last Night Boston Red Sox 6, Detroit Tigers 2 Toronto Blue Jays 9, Chicago White Sox 5 Chicago Cubs 14, Pittsburgh Pirates 5 Red Sox 6, Tigers 2 – Refsnyder hits 2-run homer as Red Sox sweep Tigers, 6-2 Rob Refsnyder hit a two-run homer in the third inning and the Boston Red Sox posted their third series sweep of the season, powering past the Detroit Tigers 6-2. Jarren Duran and Alex Verdugo each added a two-run double as Boston won for the eighth time in 10 games. Michael Wacha pitched six innings, allowing two runs and five hits. He struck out seven to help the Red Sox improve to a season-high eight games above .500. Javier Báez hit a two-run homer for the Tigers, who have lost 9 of 11. Tarik Skubal went 4 2/3 innings and allowed 6 runs on 6 hits. He's lost his last 3 starts. Blue Jays 9, White Sox 5 – Bichette slam, Kirk HR as Blue Jays beat Chisox, avoid sweep Bo Bichette hit a grand slam and Alejandro Kirk homered for the second straight game, leading Ross Stripling and the Toronto Blue Jays over the injury-riddled Chicago White Sox 9-5. Bichette's second career slam capped a five-run fourth inning as the Blue Jays avoided a three-game series sweep. Kirk hit an RBI single in the first and a homer to center in the third. He tops All-Star fan voting for AL catchers and leads all qualified catchers in batting average (.307) and OPS (.857). Cubs 14, Pirates 5 – Rivas slam, Happ and Wisdom homer, Cubs rout Pirates 14-5 Ian Happ and Patrick Wisdom hit two-run homers early and Alfonso Rivas added a grand slam off a position player late as the Chicago Cubs routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-5. Held to a total of two runs in the first two games of the series, Chicago broke out for seven runs in the second inning. The Cubs loaded the bases and Jared Eickhoff then hit Rivas with a pitch. Rafael Ortega doubled to score two and Patrick Wisdom singled home two more. Happ sent a first-pitch fastball to the shrubbery atop the center field wall. The Pittsburgh native continued his torrid June and is now hitting .380 with eight RBIs and three home runs this month. Tonight Chicago Cubs (Steele 2-5) at Pittsburgh (Quintana 1-4), 12:35 p.m. Baltimore (Kremer 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (Cueto 1-3), 8:10 p.m. Tigers are off NHL – National Hockey League – 2022 Stanley Cup Finals Last Night Colorado Avalanche 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 2 – OT (COL Leads 3-1) Avalanche 3, Lightning 2 – OT – Kadri scores in OT in return, Avs move to brink of title Nazem Kadri scored at 12:02 of overtime and the Colorado Avalanche beat Tampa Bay 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final to move within a victory of dethroning the two-time defending champion Lightning. Playing for the first time since June 4 due to a thumb injury, Kadri skated in on Andrei Vasilevskiy and slipped a shot under the goaltender's right arm to give Colorado a 3-1 series lead. The Avalanche outshot the Lightning 11-3 in the extra period. Vasilevskiy stopped Logan O'Connor on a breakaway, and Colorado had a shot clang off the post and another hit the crossbar before Kadri ended it. Game 5 is Friday night in Denver. NHL – Blackhawks' Hunter becomes 4th woman named NHL assistant GM The Chicago Blackhawks have promoted Meghan Hunter to assistant general manger among several front office moves. She is the fourth woman to be named an assistant GM in NHL history. Hunter joins Vancouver's Cammi Granato and Emilie Castonguay as the women currently serving in that role with a club. She will be in charge of contracts, budgeting and other departments as AGM of hockey operations. Mark Eaton will remain AGM of development under Brandon Davidson. Karilyn Pilch was also promoted to director of player personnel. NHL – Two more NHL teams name head coaches There were two NHL clubs that named their new head coaches on Wednesday,
TSN Hockey insider Pierre LeBrun joins First Up to chat about the Auston Matthews winning the Hart and Ted Lindsay, is he the greatest Leaf of all time, game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, why the Lightning seem tired, why he thinks Vasilevskiy is the key, NHL off-season and why shorter contracts can be signed and more!
Former NHL player and TSN Hockey analyst Dave Poulin joins First Up to talk about Matthews winning the Hart and Ted Lindsay, is he the greatest Leafs player of all time, the close results of the Norris trophy, looking ahead to game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, Vasilevskiy's performance so far and more!
Brian Engblom, Vasilevskiy's reputation, Tampa Bay emphasizing offense over defense, comparing Cale Makar and Victor Hedman, Darcy Kuemper, Pavel Francouz, Brooks Koepka going to LIV Golf, Saudi money, pro golfers leaving PGA for LIV, Cale Makar wins Norris Trophy, Michael Porter Jr.
Jeff chats with Matthew DeFranks, writer for the Dallas Morning News, about the impending hire of Pete DeBoer in Dallas, the interesting dynamic with the current contract situation with Jim Nill and Joe Pavelski's influence on the coaching move (00:31). Hockey Night in Canada's Craig Simpson looks back on the Lightning's big Game 3 win, Andrei Vasilevskiy's performance and who might be at the top of the Conn Smythe list right now (17:49). Finally, EliteProspect.com's Cam Robinson weighs in on the Canucks' signing of Andrei Kuzmenko, and why Shane Wright is his number one overall player in the upcoming draft (49:10). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Colorado whooped Tampa Bay in Game 2, Vasilevskiy and Point not at morning skate, Nazem Kadri, Cogliano, Lehkonen, Manson, comparing Pierre Lacroix and Joe Sakic, Avalanche dominance compared to other Colorado Stanley Cup teams, Rob Blake or Victor Hedman, Colorado Mammoth are NLL Champions
Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Stanley Cup champion and Tampa Bay Lightning VP of Corporate and Community Affairs Dave Andreychuk joins Leafs Lunch to recap the Lightning's Game 3 Stanley Cup Final win. Andreychuk shares his thoughts on the evolution of Steven Stamkos, what makes Andrei Vasilevskiy so good, how the Lightning continue to overcome adversity, the similarities between Cale Makar and Victor Hedman, how this Stanley Cup run compares to the last two and more.
Overdrive host and former NHL Goaltender Jamie McLennan joins the show to discuss his thoughts on the start of game 3, how good Colorado was in game 2, Vasilveskiy's bounce back game and his opinions on movies for kids,
Welcome to our 75th “Hal Gill” edition of the pod! With Button at the 2022 Memorial Cup in Saint John, New Brunswick we start this episode with our continued coverage of the Stanley Cup Final! What happened in Game 2s 7-0 beat down for the Colorado Avalanche over the Tampa Bay Lightning? We try to explain and figure what could happen next:Avs dominate (1:45)Tampa troubles (5:00)What now for Bolts? (8:13)Vasilevskiy not pulled (14:18)Strategies going forward (19:37)Our Sports Interaction for Monday(22:48) features our inside look at game 3 of the SCF in Tampa! In the 2nd half of the pod we look at some NHL news bits and bites:The Coaching Carousel: Dallas + DeBoer (24:46)Winnipeg + Trotz (27:15)Craig's List, Shane Wright and any debate over the 1st overall and top picks at the NHL Draft(32:00). What could Montreal do with the 1st overall pick in Montreal?And in our Ultimate Hockey Fans Final Thoughts (37:47) we talk about the major NHL Awards and what might take place.
TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger joins First Up to chat about Lightning being in trouble, Vasilevskiy not being pulled, NHL awards, Brunette may not come back to the Panthers, Torts to the Flyers, Memorial Cup and more!
Former NHL player and ESPN hockey analyst Brian Boucher joins First Up to chat about Lightning getting blown out, why Avs can't be able to replicate the same success, Vasilevskiy not coming out of the game, Avs unsung heroes, Torts to Flyers and more!
Hosted by Kyle Knopp and Matthew Zator, The Hockey Writers Podcast is where your favourite THW contributors discuss the hottest topics around the NHL and hockey world, five days a week (Monday to Friday). In today's episode, Kyle and Matthew discuss the Colorado Avalanche's dominance over the Lightning in Games 1 and 2, whether Andrei Vasilevskiy has finally run out of gas after playing most of the regular season and all of the playoffs, and keys for the Lightning to turn things around. They also give their thoughts on the Dallas Stars hiring Pete DeBoer as their next head coach and get into a back and forth about various NHL Draft busts over the years and some underrated prospects in the Ontario Hockey League eligible for the 2022 Draft inspired by their articles of the day. Articles of the Day 2022 NHL Draft Buyer Beware: 6 Recent First-Round Busts (Mark Scheig) - https://thehockeywriters.com/2022-nhl-draft-buyer-beware-6-recent-first-round-busts/ 2022 NHL Entry Draft: Top 10 Underrated OHL Prospects - https://thehockeywriters.com/2022-nhl-draft-top-10-underrated-ohl-prospects/ ===================================================== Follow The Hockey Writers: Twitter - Instagram - Facebook Join us in the Hockey Lounge on Discord to talk all things hockey Subscribe to the Morning Skate Newsletter Graphics by Vince Richard
Wow. Well that was fun! At least for Avalanche fans. The Colorado Avalanche went out and played like a team possessed against the two time defending champs in the Tampa Bay Lightning. So much went wrong for Tampa while absolutely everything went right for the Avs. If there was any question about if the Avs could beat a top tier goalie, those questions have all been collected, stuffed into an envelope and locked away in a case sunk to the bottom of the ocean. All seven goals were against the great Vasilevskiy. He was never pulled for a backup, or for an extra attackers. No, he let in all seven Avalanche goals. And they came in all forms. Even strength, two power play goals and even a short handed variety by Cale Makar. The Avalanche gave Tampa Bay nothing. Darcy Kuemper had possibly the easiest shutout of his career as he turned aside 16 measly shots. But make no mistake, the Avalanche are not done in their quest for the Cup. Makar gave a simplistic "no" when asked if they will celebrate this victory. That happens after two more wins. Chris and Kyle break it all down and even get two new songs on the Sound Check playlist! Tune in and subscribe! BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Lightning making adjustments, Avalanche injury update, Jesse Montano, Avs take 1-0 series lead, Valeri Nichushkin, Andre Burakovsky, Ken Wiebe, Tampa Bay has to get used to Colorado's "warp speed", Jared Bednar and Jon Cooper, Victor Hedman and Steven Stamkos will perform better going forward, Andrei Vasilevskiy's impact as series goes on, Makar and Toews, Lightning's paths to their 3 consecutive Stanley Cup Final appearances, Griz playing Avs watch party, All the Small Things, Game 2 bets
LightningInsider.com Founder Erik Erlendsson joins Game Play to tee up Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Erlendsson shares his thoughts how Andrei Vasilevskiy is consistently able to bounce back from poor showings, Brayden Point's performance after returning from injury in Game 1, how Tampa Bay is able to effectively make adjustments in a series as it progresses and more.
It's no secret Andre Burakovsky has had his ups and downs this season with the lowest point being a healthy scratch in a a few games this postseason. But this is why you always have to be ready when called upon. Just over one minute into the OT session, Burakovsky was in the right place at the right time and he used that leathal wrist shot and perfect placement to get one past Tampa goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy and send the Avs faithful home with a 1-0 series lead. The Avalanche came out hot and within the first 10 minutes of the game had gotten two past Vasilevskiy and another that hit the post. They were able to beat him a 3rd time before the period was over, making it the first time he has given up three goals in the first period of the postseason. But he made life difficult for the Avalanche afterwards and we got a little taste of what he is capable of doing in shutting down an opponent so his team can claw back into a game. Which is exactly what Tampa did. In the end, the Avs got the goal that matter most, the last one. Now we wait two days before trying to take the 2nd home game and a 2-0 series lead. Chris and Kyle break it all down! Tune in and subscribe! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Daren is joined by Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau to get the coach's perspective on the Stanley Cup Final after Game 1. Boudreau worked for the NHL Network before getting hired by the Canucks so he put back on his analyst hat to talk about the storylines surrounding the Cup Final, the matchups between the Avs and Lightning, the goaltending advantage for the Lightning and the luxury that Jon Cooper has over Jared Bednar with Vasilevskiy in net. He explains why it's so difficult to hold a lead in the NHL these days, the one player that would concern him the most as a coach, the detailed preparation and adjustments made by each team after Game 1, and whether or not home ice advantage matters in a series like this. He also talks about the Golden Knights hiring Bruce Cassidy and the whirlwind that Cassidy is dealing with as he quickly hired after being let go by the Boston Bruins.
Game one of The Stanley Cup Final certainly lived up to the hype! Frank and Mike broke down what they saw in the series opener with Stephen Whyno! They also talked about the Florida Panther's offseason plans and what Bill Daly and Gary Bettman said in their media availability yesterday.2:35 - Avalanche take game one5:40 - Vasilevskiy breakdown8:50 - Daly/Bettman speak12:50 - Down & Out: Panthers16:15 - Stephen Whyno on game one See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Steve Konroyd, goaltending questions, Avalanche's high-scoring offense during playoffs, Kuemper and Vasilevskiy only need 4 good games of work to hoist the Cup, Colorado's path to the Final compared to Tampa Bay's, Eric and Terry make their Game 1 and series predictions, Cale Makar, Nathan MacKinnon, Eric's wedding
Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning playing for the Stanley Cup. Stamkos vs. MacKinnon, Makar vs. Hedman, Vasilevskiy vs. Kuemper or Francouz? We'll breakdown who will hoist the Stanley Cup and how they will do it plus: - What's next for the Oilers and Rangers? - Head Coaching vacancies not being filled yet? - Sharks GM update and speculation - What's your first move if you were Sharks GM? Teal Town USA - A San Jose Sharks' post-game podcast, for the fans, by the fans! Subscribe to catch us after every Sharks game and our weekly wrap-up show, The Pucknologists! Check us out on YouTube and remember to Like, Subscribe, and hit that Notification bell to be alerted every time we go live!
OverDrive's Jamie McLennan joins Julia and Al's Brother to talk about if the Avs can find a way to beat Vasilevskiy, how the Lightning can contain Makar, if the Cup final will come down to a battle of wills, and who could be a fit for the Leafs in goal next season.
Tampa Bay faced fast teams in Toronto and Florida, each team's path to the Cup, Peter McNab, comparing Vasilevskiy to NHL's greatest goaltenders, members of the media have to pay to park at the arena for the Stanley Cup Final, NHL and Gary Bettman should do better, Badgers basketball at ballpark, Steph's 3-pt streak, WWE NIL deals
Avalanche Stanley Cup favorites despite goaltender disparity, matchups with TB and COL, non-quarterbacks the Broncos can't afford to lose, Garett Bolles, Pat Surtain II, Calvin Booth trades JaMychal Green to OKC for #30 overall pick and two future 2nd round picks, move gives Nuggets options, Rory McIlroy fires shots at LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman, Cale Makar praised by Borque and Roy, QBs taking the leap in 2022
Curry has a bad day and Wiggins has his best as the Warriors finally break the back-to-back streak for the Celtics with a 104-94 win. Steph doesn't help Sal behind the 3 and the rest of GSW doesn't help Steph from back there either. Do Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum need a rest from time to time, like during the 10 min he didn't score? A discussion of the current series odds: GSW -420/+320 Celtics. Back to the rink with a breakdown of the Avalanche vs. Lightning. Current series bet - Avs (-180/+155) has Sal liking the Lightning and maybe, more importantly, Spaghetti willing to watch. Parlay likes the Avs while Bri and Harry are backing Sal's selection. Why no goal in the first ten minutes is the play and Vasilevskiy props are goals. Sorry.
After winning four straight games against the New York Rangers, the Tampa Bay Lightning are off to their third straight Stanley Cup Final. If they want to win a third straight ring they'll have to beat arguably the toughest Finals opponent they've faced in the Colorado Avalanche. It's lining up to be an incredible series and Frank and Jason started today's podcast by previewing the matchup. They debated how many future Hall of Famers are playing in this Stanley Cup Final and they also drooled over the quality of hockey we will likely see over the next few weeks. It should be a great series and they debated the key matchups that will decide who gets to lift the Cup.They were joined by former Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Calvert. He talked about his career, the time he spent with the Avs and what makes that group special, and also the new sports management company that he launched. He gave some tremendous insight into what makes players like Makar and MacKinnon tick. He also shared why he loved having Jared Bednar as a Head Coach.2:20 - How many future Hall of Famers in this series?8:10 - Vasilevskiy vs the Avs offence16:20 - Where does Vasilevskiy rank all-time?31:58 - Matt Calvert joins the show40:55 - His new agency41:50 - Cale Makar insight43:40 - What makes TB so good36:10 - Nathan MacKinnon insight47:20 - Why he loves Jared Bednar See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hosted by Kyle Knopp and Matthew Zator, The Hockey Writers Podcast is where your favourite THW contributors discuss the hottest topics around the NHL and hockey world, five days a week (Monday to Friday). In today's episode, Kyle and Matthew give their one good and one bad from the week that was, discuss various Stanley Cup Final storylines including the impact of Brayden Point and Nazem Kadri should they return at some point, the matchup between Andrei Vasilevskiy and Darcy Kuemper, and the reasons why the Tampa Bay Lightning are on the verge of winning 3 Stanley Cups in a row for the first time since the 80s. They also give their predictions for the Conn Smythe Trophy and Stanley Cup and favourite memory from the first three rounds. Finally, in the articles of the day segment, they talk about Mike Smith's future in Edmonton and the legacy Ryan Miller left in Buffalo. Articles of the Day Mike Smith's Future With Oilers Comes Down to Question of Fit - https://thehockeywriters.com/oilers-mike-smiths-future-question-of-fit/ Ryan Miller's Sabres Career Was Entirely Rafter-Worthy - https://thehockeywriters.com/sabres-ryan-miller-career-rafter-worthy/ ===================================================== Follow The Hockey Writers: Twitter - Instagram - Facebook Join us in the Hockey Lounge on Discord to talk all things hockey Subscribe to the Morning Skate Newsletter Graphics by Vince Richard
Greg Linnelli, Game Day Host for the Tampa Bay Lightning Radio Network, joins Julia and Al's Brother to talk about Stamkos' impact and how he's reinvented himself, when Point may return, if Vasilevskiy is the difference maker in the series and more.
Avalanche positives and negatives of starting Stanley Cup Final Wednesday or Saturday, Darcy Kuemper or Pavel Francouz, Ron Rivera fines DC Jack Del Rio $100,000 for his comments on January 6th Capitol Riot, Colin Kaepernick, betting Avalanche or Lightning or Rangers to win the Cup, Makar or MacKinnon or Vasilevskiy for Conn Smythe Trophy, Rockies, NBA Finals
Former NHLer Matt Calvert joins Matt Marchese to discuss his new gig with CAL Sports Management, before weighing in on Jared Bednar proving himself this postseason, Cale Makar's ability to erase mistakes with speed, and shares a memory of playing with and against Nazem Kadri (00:19). Later on, Scott Laughlin of NHL Network Radio chats about Game 5 in the Eastern Conference Final, the Rangers' 5-on-5 concerns, Andrei Vasilevskiy's playoff resume, and the offseason questions in Las Vegas and Florida (21:38). Finally, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com looks back on Tampa's playoff run so far, evaluates the matchup between Vasilevskiy and Igor Shesterkin, and previews what could be a busy offseason ahead for Kyle Dubas and the Maple Leafs (50:20). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Listen in as the Rangers Ed boys cover the first 4 games of the Eastern Conference Finals against Tampa Bay. Rangers came out hot in game 1 putting in 6 goals behind Vasilevskiy and followed up with another great win at home in game 2. Game 3 was in reach, but Tampa Bay showed why they are defending back-to-back Champions. Cousin Ed shares his experiences from both MSG and Amalie Areana. Find out what the Rangers have to do to stay alive and keep this dream season going.Follow Us:Instagram: @rangers_ed.podTwitter: @rangers.edpod Facebook: Rangers Ed Podcast
Matt Marchese hosts in place of Jeff Marek and is joined by Elliotte Friedman to share their thoughts on Filip Chytil's performance on New York's "kid line", our first look at the goaltending matchup between Shesterkin and Vasilevskiy, and the effort plays made by Frank Vatrano (00:04). Later on, the guys update Darcy Kuemper's injury status, and share their expectations for backup Pavel Francouz and Edmonton's Mike Smith tonight (11:27). To wrap up, Matt and Elliotte take a closer look at Toronto's cap space and evaluate what's next for Ondřej Kaše and the rest of the roster (21:07). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
The Kid Line steps up in a major way. Shesterkin outperforms Vasilevskiy. Zibanejad continues his incredible play. Vatrano makes a nice defensive effort play and then snipes a goal. New York's #2 Sports Show is an Influencer Audio production. Music provided by Stephen Dillaro: https://soundcloud.com/stephendillaro
Former NHL goalie and Daily Faceoff analyst Mike McKenna joins Al's Brother and Frankie Corrado to talk about the high-scoring affair between the Avalanche and Oilers in Game 1, why he fully expects Mike Smith to start game 2, why Andrei Vasilevskiy may be one of the best ‘money' goalies ever and if the Leaf should prioritize re-signing Jack Campbell over exploring the UFA goalie market.
First, Arthur and Producer Chris break down the Rangers' epic 6-2 Game 7 win over the Carolina Hurricanes last night in Raleigh to move on to the Eastern Conference final for the first time since 2015 in a matchup against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Then, the guys discuss how the Rangers took down the Canes over the course of the seven-game series, including the outstanding play of Igor Shesterkin in goal, Mika Zibanejad leading the way offensively, Barclay Goodrow's unexpected return from injury in Game 6, Ryan Reaves' effective work on the fourth line, Gerard Gallant's subtle pulling-of-strings, and more. Plus, to close things out, the guys preview the Rangers-Lightning series, including thoughts on the Shesterkin vs. Vasilevskiy goaltending battle, how The Kid Line can be an x-factor, predictions, and more, as well as quick picks on the Western Conference final between Nathan MacKinnon's Colorado Avalanche and Connor McDavid's Edmonton Oilers. And, right now, you can get a 6 month subscription to The Athletic for just $1 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/tgf
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are down to just four teams remaining! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan discuss which series storyline is juicer: McDavid vs. MacKinnon or Vasilevskiy vs. Shesterkin? We take a look from the Sens Abroad angle, which former Senators do we want to hoist the Cup the most? We continue our Prospect Profiles Rankings Countdown with #41-39. #41: Sam Rinzel, #40: Noah Ostend and #39: Owen Beck. Check us out on TWITTER and YOUTUBE! Support us by supporting our sponsors! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jeff Marek, host of The Jeff Marek Show and co-host of 32 Thoughts: The Podcast, joins the show to discuss Mike Smith's strong post-season play, the plethora of marquee head-to-head matchups in the Oilers-Avs series, Cale Makar's greatness, and where Andrei Vasilevskiy fits on the Mount Rushmore of clutch playoff goaltenders. Later, JD and Ailish dive into the Castellanos curse and head to the text line to field comments and questions from listeners (26:39). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
Daren is off the injured list and is joined by his pal Nick Kypreos to talk about the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including the Toronto Maple Leafs failure to advance past the first round, the decisions surrounding the Panthers head coaching position and the potential landing spots for Barry Trotz. The two debate who they'd take right now.... McDavid or Vasilevskiy? and they look ahead to the spectacle that would be a MacKinnon & McDavid showdown in the Western Conference Final. They wonder who the Vegas Golden Knights will hire to be their coach and reminisce about some of their traveling stories from the Sportsnet days.... Who was given the nickname Pedals and why?
Ian Mendes and Sean McIndoe talk abut the St. Louis Blues' comeback win Wednesday night versus the Avalanche, will the Avs be able to rebound from Game 5's collapse? Also, if Edmonton and the Avalanche advance to the Conference Finals, could McDavid vs. MacKinnon be among the greatest "Star vs. Star" matchups? Then, a discussion on choosing between McDavid or Vasilevskiy in a hypothetical Game 7, with Jesse Granger also weighing in, before discussing home ice advantage trends in "Granger Things". To wrap up, a listener brings the data on league parity, "ugly" jersey numbers, and to wrap up, a look back with "This Week in Hockey History" Have a question for Ian and Sean? Email email@example.com, or leave a VM (845) 445-8459! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/hockeyshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dan and Shawn are joined by former NHLer and current ESPN analyst Ryan Callahan (13:30) to talk about the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including Tampa Bay's sweep of the Florida Panthers, the dominance displayed by Andrei Vasilevskiy, the state of the Carolina Hurricanes power play, the difficulty of trying to score on Igor Shesterkin, Connor McDavid's otherworldly play, the questionable response that the St. Louis Blues had after losing Jordan Binnington to injury and Nazem Kadri's hat trick in Game 4. The guys start off the episode discussing where Andrei Vasilevskiy ranks among all-time goalies and whether or not the Panthers should move forward with Andrew Brunette as their head coach. They finish the episode discussing the lack of discipline displayed by the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 and whether or not John Tortorella would be a good fit to coach the Philadelphia Flyers. Follow @TheRink on Twitter
Neal Ruhl and DMac LIVE FRO BIG BOY IN BRIGHTON break down how a college football WR is making more money than NFL players, will the Detroit Lions be the next winning franchise in Detroit, are you scared of Aaron Glenn leaving for a head coaching position, Barry Sanders having the greatest college football season of all time, is Vasilevskiy making a case for the best goalie of all time?
Jeff chats with The Athletic's Joe Smith about Andrei Vasilievskiy's ranking among the modern goaltending greats, what the biggest surprise was in the series with the Panthers and when Brayden Point could be back in the lineup (02:18). Later on, NHL Network analyst Mike Rupp discusses what impact Chris Tanev would have on the Battle of Alberta, Connor McDavid's ability to be “sudden” and how Tampa dismantled the Panthers in round two (17:34). Finally, Kelly Hrudey weighs in on Vasilevskiy's performance against Florida, the level that McDavid is playing on right now and what Nazem Kadri has had to endure over the last few days (46:42). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Neal Ruhl and DMac break down how a college football WR is making more money than NFL players, will the Detroit Lions be the next winning franchise in Detroit, are you scared of Aaron Glenn leaving for a head coaching position, Barry Sanders having the greatest college football season of all time, is Vasilevskiy making a case for the best goalie of all time?
TSN Hockey Analyst Dave Poulin joined OverDrive earlier today following the Leafs Game 6 loss last night. He touched on that, their chances in Game 7 tomorrow, strategy in OT and what he makes of the winner-take-all record for Andrei Vasilevskiy.