ScuttlePuck NHL Hockey Podcast

ScuttlePuck NHL Hockey Podcast

United States

Hockey Outsiders Peter Wood and Mike Bonn give their less than expert opinions on the National Hockey League (NHL) and all things related to hockey.

Episodes

Episode Josh Ho-Sang (166): Rob Vollman Author of Hockey Abstract Returns!  

Rob Vollman, author of the Hockey Abstract and writer for NHL.com joins us to tell us what the stats say about teams and players  going into this season. Pete throws some Oilers trivia at Mike.

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Opening banter

Rob Vollman schools us on hockey stats and tells us what we should expect for the coming season. Click the here to order your copy of Hockey Abstract. The NHL changes the rules for offside challenges and icing. The Athletic goes BIG! Oilers trivia

 

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Episode Erik Karlsson (165): Shane Doan Retires. Is He a Hall of Famer? Habs Trivia Challenge.  

We discuss the latest signings of Butcher and Vanek and also the non-signings of Pastrnak and Anathasiou.  Also, Shane Doan retired this week and we look at his career and whether there is a case for his induction to the Hall of Fame.

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Mike drops Kate off at University Will Butcher signs with New Jersey Vanek signs with Vancouver Pastrnak still unsigned and Athanasiou threatens to go to KHL Shane Doan retires and we discuss his career and whether he should go into the Hall of Fame Will Iginla end up an Oiler?  Will Jagr beat Howe's record for most games played? Mike tests Pete with some Habs trivia

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Episode Nail Yakupov (164): Hockey News Ranks McDavid #1. He Says No.  

The Hockey News ranked Connor McDavid the best player in the world but he's having none of it. At the BioSteel camp, however he's showing why THN ranked him where they did. We discuss this and the top 10 of THN's Top 50. Also, we try a new game - Fan Trivia. Mike asks Pete 3 questions about the Habs' last year's team and he asks Mike 3 questions about the Oilers.

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Opening banter Transactions - Kerfoot signs in Colorado Dubinsky comments on NCAA free agents McDavid Talks at BioSteel camp The Hockey News puts out Top 50 Players list Our take on the list Mike puts Pete on the spot with some stats questions

Intro/Outro Music Artist:Headstones     Song: Tweeter and the Monkeyman

 

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Episode Tyler Ennis (163): Belleville Senators COO Rob Mullowney.  Leon Draisaitl Signs and Oilers Fans Rejoice...kind of.  

Belleville Senators COO Rob Mullowney joins us to talk about the process of starting a new AHL team.  The Oilers sign Leon Draisaitl and most fans are happy to have him, though some are not thrilled at the price. 

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Mike's still tired from Saturday wedding. Game of Thrones ratchets up. Leon Draisaitl signs for 8 years at $8.5MM.  Mike likes it, but others, not so much. Amazing how Toronto media makes every story about the Leafs Rob Mullowney talks Belleville Senators Free Agents left available Craig Button discusses why John Tavares should sign with Toronto for one year According to Sportsnet, the iPad was the key to the Penguins success this playoff

 

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Episode Carl Hagelin (162): We're Back! Summer Update- Draisaitl Watch Continues.  

Pete is back and we discuss everything that's happened since his last episode back in early July. The Habs made a few minor moves. The Oilers signed a couple of free agents and continue to wait to sign Draisaitl.  Hockey Canada named its' management team for the Olympics.  

Floods, Trips to Idaho, Book Reading, Game of Thrones and more banter Bryan Murray dies at 74. Great hockey man. Belleville Senators uniforms Habs - no Markov, Price signed long term. Do they have enough? Oilers - McDavid, Jokinen signings Other free agency signings Canada's Olympic management team

 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Mudhoney  Song: Touch Me I'm Sick

 

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Episode Maxim Afinogenov (161):SPECIAL GUEST Drew Pabhsky from Broadstreet Bully Podcast  

Mike welcomes Drew Pabhsky back to discuss the Flyers off-season work as well as other free agent signings around the league.  Also, does the structure of the latest contracts tell us something about the NHLPA's strategy going into the end of this CBA?

Mike back from Idaho and Drew talks Lewis and Clark Connor McDavid signs for $12.5MM AAV Will Draisaitl sign an offer sheet Flyers - Nolan Patrick, Jordan Weal, Brian Elliott, Braden Schenn trade Structure of deals indicates players getting ready for another lockout Lots of summer banter

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Snerly  Song: Canadian Summer Groove

 

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Episode Markus Granlund (160):Special Guest: John Van der Woude from Hockey by Design. Free Agents! Marleau to the Leafs. Thornton stays in San Jose. Habs sing Price.  
 

Free Agency is here.  The Leafs make a splash by signing Patrick Marleau.  Chris Kunitz goes to Tampa Bay - I did not see that coming! Habs miss out on Radulov as he moves to Dallas. All is not lost however as the Habs sign Price for 8 years. 

Mike gets back from a camping trip as Pete has water troubles.  Free agent signings Carey Price signs for lots - is it too much John Van der Woude from Hockey By Design gives us the low down on all the new NHL sweaters What will Connor McDavid get?  Will Leon Draisaitl get an offer sheet?

 

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Episode Jake Guentzel (159): NHL Expansion Draft! NHL Awards featuring Connor McDavid! NHL Entry Draft! New Sweaters!  EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING!  
A busy week as the NHL Expansion Draft takes place with Vegas picking its first players. The NHL awards go and Connor McDavid cleans up. Adidas unveils the new lineup of NHL sweaters. All this plus Thomas Krulikowski helps us review the NHL Entry Draft.    Listen Here:  iTunes  Google Play  Stitcher  Direct MP3   iHeart Radio   Banter - Mike is teaching another child to drive Vegas makes its expansion draft Connor McDavid dominates the NHL Awards while some writers didn't think Erik Karlsson was even a top 5 defenceman Adidas reveals its new sweaters Thomas Krulikowski reviews the NHL Entry draft Oilers trade Jordan Eberle, then sign Kris Russell and Mike settles down and analyzes what this means Lots of listener feedback

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Metallica   Song: Master of Puppets

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Episode David Savard (158): Penguins win Back to Back Stanley Cups!! NHL Expansion Draft Protected Lists are OUT!  
The Pittsburgh Penguins won their second straight NHL Stanley Cup championship this week. Sidney Crosby cements his status as one of the best players of all time. The expansion draft protected lists are released - 30 minutes late but... We have all the surprises, and potential deals.     Listen Here:  iTunes  Google Play  Stitcher  Direct MP3   iHeart Radio   Banter - A beautiful day in Ontario as Mike podcasts outside again. National Hockey League Stanley Cup Final Nashville Predators vs Pittsburgh Penguins - The Penguins take a second straight title.  Pete hates the discussion of where Sidney Crosby sits on the list of all time greats. All the other best stories from the final. Some pre-expansion trades by Montreal / Calgary. The expansion lists come out - finally. Listener email from Vegas!

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Episode Tyler Myers (157):Penguins on the Verge of Repeat Stanley Cups! Crosby and Subban Mix it Up.  
Pittsburgh Penguins go up 3-2 on the Nashville Predators after a dominant Game 5 performance by Sidney Crosby.  Crosby and Subban don't like each other.  We give our Game 6 predictions.  Also, Brian Burke is in the news as he doesn't seem to think Calgary city council appreciates the Flames.     Banter - Mike defies death riding the Leviathan and Behemoth roller coasters at Canada's Wonderland.  National Hockey League Stanley Cup Final Nashville Predators vs Pittsburgh Penguins - The Predators take game 4 to tie the series, but the Penguins bounce back and take game 5 with a dominant 6-0 rout. Crosby was on a mission in Game 6.  Lots of nastiness with fights, and a match penalty on a cross check by Sissons. Brian Burke calls out the city of Calgary at a local luncheon and we question whether this was the best strategy.  Will it kill any deal they had been working on? Last chance in our most recent campaign to buy a ScuttlePuck T Shirt or Hoodie through www.Teespring.com/scuttlepucktshirt

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Offspring   Song: Gotta Keep 'em Separated

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Episode Kevin Fiala (156): Stanley Cup Final Update. Penguins up 2-1 over Predators.  
Pittsburgh Penguins go up 2-1 on the Nashville Predators despite being outplayed in all 3 games.  Gary Bettman has an interesting press conference before the final series. Game 3 in Nashville is an amazing display of the Nashville fanbase.     Banter - busy weekend, Pete goes golfing National Hockey League Stanley Cup Final Gary Bettman's pre-final State of the Nation press conference is...interesting. Nashville Predators vs Pittsburgh Penguins - Penguins take an early 2-0 lead despite being outplayed by the Predators.  Nashville responds with a game 3 victory in an emotional back at home where the Nashville faithful show just how great a fanbase they are. Buy a ScuttlePuck T Shirt or Hoodie through www.Teespring.com/scuttlepucktshirt

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Episode Niklas Kronwall (155): Stanley Cup Final Preview: Penguins vs Predators.  
Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators win their semi-final series to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.  Pete and Mike review both Conference Championships and give our takes on the Final.  Also, we discuss the Vegas Expansion Draft and recent rumours that there will be many many trades in the days ahead.    Where the hell did May go? Sweden defeats Canada in the shootout to win the World Championship National Hockey League Playoffs Round 3 wraps up Anaheim Ducks vs Nashville Predators - Predators win a brutal series and advance to their first Stanley Cup Final.    Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins - The Penguins win the seventh game in double OT to advance and give themselves a chance at back to back Stanley Cups.  Predators vs Penguins - Penguins offence vs the Predators defence.  Who will win? McLellan defends Jordan Eberle after Drew Remenda questions his work ethic Buy a ScuttlePuck T Shirt or Hoodie through www.Teespring.com/scuttlepucktshirt

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Portugal The Man   Song: Feel It Still

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Episode Jujhar Khaira (154): Sweden is World Champion. Ryan Getzlaf is a Potty-mouth. Penguins and Predators On the Verge of the Stanley Cup Final.  
Sweden wins the World Championship, defeating Canada in a shootout. Round 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has both the Penguins and Predators up 3-2 despite having significant injury problems. Ryan Getzlaf has his own problems as he gets fined $10,000 for yelling a homophobic slur at a referee.    ScuttlePuck march now available! Sweden defeats Canada in the shootout to win the World Championship National Hockey League Playoffs Round 3  Anaheim Ducks vs Nashville Predators - Rough series with Johansen, Fisher, Smith and Fiala out. Predators still find a way to win game 5.  Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins - Back and forth series with Ottawa winning 5-1, Pens win a 7-0 game. Lots of injuries. How is Erik Karlsson?  Buy a ScuttlePuck T Shirt or Hoodie through Teespring.com

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Episode Shayne Gostisbehere (153):  Round 2 Wrap Up and Round 3 Predictions. Senators and Predators Up Early.  
Round 2 is done and we're on to Round 3. Ducks vs Predators and Senators vs Penguins. Mike hates how the NHL lets mediocre players neutralize the stars.  What does the future hold for the Oilers? Jim Benning is looking for European skill and North American heart, leaving him open to questions about the Sedins. Should Crosby have been removed from the game against Washington?  Where does Washington go from here?    National Hockey League Playoffs Round 2 Wrap Up and Round 3 Predictions Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks - Game 7 heartbreaker for the Oilers New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators - Senators finish the Rangers off in 6 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals - Capitals fail again to get to the conference final. Slava Malamud thinks it's all because of Ovechkin. St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators  Predators win in 6 Round 3:  Penguins vs Senators - Senators surprise with Game 1 OT win Ducks vs Predators - Predators out to early lead Jim Benning perpetuates all the stupid stereotypes in one sentence. Is Crosby's concussion an issue? What's next for Oilers? Caps?

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Episode Adam Foote (152): What IS Goaltender Interference? Oilers Collapse Twice. Niskanen Concusses Crosby. Caps Battle Back.  
Round 2 continues as the Ducks win 3 straight with 2 comeback wins in OT and have the Oilers on the ropes. Nashville, Ottawa and Pittsburgh are on the cusp of winning their series with 3-2 leads as well. Crosby gets concussed by Niskanen and most of the hockey world thinks the hit was okay. Mike does not.    Pete's dog has dental surgery National Hockey League Playoffs Round 2.  Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks - Mike watches game 4 from bar in Edmonton area. Oilers are a frustrated group but McDavid stays poised. Will they be able to bounce back after two soul-crushing losses? New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators - Karlsson continues to amaze. Sens take 3-2 lead after getting thumped by Rangers two games in a row. Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals - Niskanen concusses Crosby and Pete and Mike disagree on whether it was an okay play. Washington gets series to 3-2 but can they battle back to even the series? St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators  -Preds look poised to win the series and we all kind of hope they win the cup so PK can bring it to Montreal. Ziga Jeglic of Slovenia kicks Swiss player in neck and gets suspended 2 games.  Mike is confused. 

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Lee Harvey Osmond Song: Shake the Hand 

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Episode Brian Campbell (151):Oilers, Sens, Penguins Up 2-0. NHL Draft Lottery Results. Mike Milbury Says PK Subban is a Clown. Takes One to Know One.  
Round 2 is well under way and the Oilers are up 2-0 on the Ducks. The Penguins and Capitals are in a battle Royale while the Predators and Blues are locked at 1 game a piece. The Senators and Erik Karlsson continue to surprise Mike as they lead the Rangers.    New Jersey and Taylor Hall win the draft lottery. National Hockey League Playoffs Round 2.  Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks - Oilers up 2-0! Ducks focus on McDavid while Draisaitl and Talbot dominate the games. New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators - Karlsson's ridiculous goal. Sens take 2-0 lead with incredible comeback victory. Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals - Crosby leads the way with 2 goals in opening game. Caps outshoot/outchance Penguins in game 2 but get smoked 6-2. St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators  -PK is great despite Mike Milbury's concerns about his "focus"

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Lee Harvey Osmond Song: Shake the Hand 

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Episode Antoine Vermette (150): NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Update. 6 of 8 Series Decided. Oilers Win! Habs Lose. Toronto Maple Leafs Hanging in there.  
Round 1 update as 6 of 8 series are decided. Edmonton Oilers advance! Montreal Canadiens do not. Leafs and Bruins are hanging in there. PLUS the Sabres clean house and Don Henderson sues Dennis Wideman and the Calgary Flames.  National Hockey League Playoffs first round is winding down Buffalo Sabres fire Dan Bylsma and Tim Murray and the rumour is that Jack Eichel demanded it.  Linesman Don Henderson sues Dennis Wideman of the Calgary Flames for $10.25MM Oilers vs San Jose Sharks - Oilers WIN! With a come from behind win in game 5, the Oilers closed out the series in San Jose. Referee Dan O'Halloran strangely goes off on Patrick Maroon. Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers - Rangers win series 4-2. Hotly contested but Pete says Habs need offence and Centres.  Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets - Pens roll over Blue Jackets in 4-1 one series win and Tortorella is less than gracious. Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames - Ducks win 4-0. Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators  -Predators win 4-0 in shocking upset. Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Blues win 4-1 as Jake Allen steals the series for the Blues. Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins - Sens up 3-2 and look to close out the Bruins. The Bruins fans are livid with the officiating. Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs Incredibly even series goes to game six with Capitals up 3-2. Can the Leafs force Game 7? Thanks for joining us in our Sesquicentennial episode!

Intro/Outro Music Artist:Nickelback Song:Saturday Night

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Episode Michael Leighton (149): NHL Playoffs! Leafs/Oilers Both Tie Series. Blackhawks in Trouble.  
We review our brackets and comment on the first 2 games of both series. The Leafs have been full value for their 1-1 record. The Oilers flip flop from game 1 to game 2. The Blackhawks go down 2-0 to Nashville. A full recap of all the series on today's episode plus discussions of suspensions and non-suspensions. National Hockey League Playoff start and it's amazing We go over our brackets We continue to see the changing of the guard Officiating has been terrible Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers - has been an amazing series. Radulov is nuts and that's wonderful Oilers vs San Jose Sharks - tale of two completely different games. Game 1 all Sharks, Game 2 all Oilers. Did Kassian deserve any supplemental discipline? Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins - Sens tie it up. Will this go long? Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs Leafs giving the Caps all they can handle. Full value for 1-1 series tie. Polak out.  Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets - Pens rolling and Calvert gets 1 game for vicious cross check. Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators  -Preds up 2-0 after 5-0 drubbing of Hawks in game 2.  Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames Coaching changes - Stars hire Hitchcock

Intro/Outro Music Artist:Nicolas Falcon Song:Reliable Source

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Episode Daniel Briere (148): Epic Stanley Cup Playoff Preview with Guests Drew Pabhsky, Al Mitchell, Darren Desaulniers and Thomas Krulikowski.  
We get some help from our friends for this Epic NHL Playoff Preview edition. Drew Pabhsky of the Broadstreet Bully Podcast, Al Mitchell of TSN 1260, Darren Desaulniers of the Canadian Press and Thomas Krulikowski of the Whyhockey podcast join us to preview all the upcoming NHL Playoff series. National Hockey League Playoff Excitement abounds Review Pre-season predictions Guest #1  - Drew Pabhsky of Broad Street Bully Podcast What happened to the Flyers? Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Guest #2 - Al Mitchell of TSN 1260 Edmonton Oilers turned North, finally, thanks Connor McDavid Oilers vs San Jose Sharks (or Calgary Flames) Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Guest #3 - Darren Desaulniers How did Ottawa make it? Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Guest #4 - Thomas Krulikowski of the Whyhockey podcast Panthers' train wreck Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs (or Bruins) Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators

Intro/Outro Music Artist:Pachyderm Song:Out of My Mind

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Episode Leo Komarov (147): NHL Says NO to Olympics! Oilers Clinch Playoff Spot! Habs Clinch! Dennis King Clinches! Everybody Clinches!  
As the NHL season winds down, Pete and Mike are in good moods as both the Oilers and Canadiens are in.  Connor McDavid is on pace to win the scoring title and quite possible a Hart trophy as well.  The NHL says No to the Olympics. Dennis King joins us again to discuss the Oilers and why he is concerned they may not be as strong as they seem.  Pete takes a tumble McDavid rolling at a pace to win the Art Ross Matthews going to get 40 NHL says NO to the Olympics Dennis King interview Fan Feedback - Geoff Splendorio / Kimmie Cook US Women's team reaches a deal with USA Hockey TOTW San Jose Sharks

Intro/Outro Music Artist:Pachyderm Song:Ice Cold

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