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Talking Hockey

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Just a group of guys who like to talk. Sometimes it's even about hockey! Follow us on IG @talkinghockey for more like this.

132 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

What Are The Next Steps for Vancouver? | Episode #132

January 27th, 2023


Talking about where the Canucks go from here, the best first overall draft picks of all time, and more

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The Top 10 Athletes of All Time | Episode 131

January 13th, 2023


Nick, Eric, Tie, and Martin break down their top 10 athletes of all time

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Brock Boeser Was Benched... Almost | Episode #130

December 9th, 2022


Beyond that, we talk about how scoring has been increasing year-over-year, how Connor Bedard is insane, Trouba, and the rookies that have been impressing us.

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Thoughts from the Quarter Mark of the 2022 Season | Episode #129

December 2nd, 2022


Talking about the Seattle Kraken, our early season awards predictions, and more

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Is New Jersey Legit? | Episode #128

November 25th, 2022


On this episode, we talk about the World Cup, if New Jersey is legit, and the place Bergeron and Malkin have in NHL history.

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When Will Boudreau Be Fired and the Return of Jack Eichel | Episode #127

November 18th, 2022


Vancouver is still stumbling, Eichel has returned, and the Devils are one of the best teams in the league.

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Will Ryan Reynolds Buy the Senators and What Were The Bruins Thinking? | Episode #126

November 11th, 2022


In this episode, we talk about whether or not Ryan Reynolds will or should buy the Senators, what the heck the bruins were thinking, and the proof …

What the Financial Report Means for the NHL, Players, and Teams | Episode #125

November 4th, 2022


On this episode, we break down the financial reports that recently came out about the NHL and its teams, as well as some of the season's biggest surprises.

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Where do the Canucks Go From Here? | Episode #124

October 28th, 2022


Reviewing the season of the Vancouver Canucks in great detail and what went wrong. We also talk about Marner's comments about Keefe's comments and why the Leafs are underperforming.

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Predicting the Eastern Conference | #123

October 21st, 2022


We know we're a week behind but... in this episode, we predict the Eastern Conference, who's going to make the playoffs, and who's going to be left behind.

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Predicting The Western Conference | Episode #122

October 7th, 2022


In this episode, we submit our picks for who the top teams will be in the Western Conference and break down our picks.

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Nathan MacKinnon signs the NHL's largest contract ever, ads on jerseys, and Subban retires | Episode #121

September 23rd, 2022


The NHL season is almost back and that means so are we! On this episode, we talk about MacKinnon's contract, ads on jerseys, and NHL players like Chara and Subban retiring.

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Ranking NHL GMs From Worst to Best | Episode #120

August 26th, 2022


In this episode, we rank all 32 NHL GMs according to what tier of GM they think they're in from the most fireable to the best. Let us know what you think!

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Where Does Calgary Go From Here? | Episode #119

July 29th, 2022


The Calgary Flames organization had a terrible couple of weeks. Losing Gaudreau and now Tkachuk... where do they go from here? And just as important... where do the Florida Panthers go from here as they've gotten worse …

Free Agency 2022 | Episode #118

July 14th, 2022


Gaudreau goes to Columbus, Giroux to Ottawa, and Kadri still isn't signed (at the time of recording). The NHL 2022 Free Agency was wild. What …

2022 NHL Draft Rankings 1-36 | Episode #117

July 8th, 2022


Now that Rachel Doerrie is working for an NHL team we, unfortunately, couldn't bring her back. However, we have the next best thing... Tie and his …

Avs Get Their Cup and Discussing If This HHoF Class Deserved It | Episode #116

July 1st, 2022


On this episode, we talk:

  • The Avs beat Tampa in 6 games to win the Stanley Cup (1:00)
  • Did this hockey hall of fame class of Luongo, Alfredsson, and …

Tampa Going for a Three-peat | Episode #115

June 17th, 2022


On this episode, we discuss the last couple weeks of the playoffs, reveal our Stanley cup final predictions, and discuss all the coaching changes that have happened over the last month or so.

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That Was Offside | Episode #114

June 3rd, 2022


Talking about the controversial Makar goal as well as giving our thoughts on the Western and Eastern Conference Finals Matchups.

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Kadri Under Attack and Florida Gets Swept | Episode #113

May 27th, 2022


On this episode we talk about:

  • The Florida Panthers getting swept by Tampa (3:00)
  • The Carolina and Rangers series is the least interesting (22:00)

The Leafs Lose Again... What Now? | Episode #112

May 20th, 2022


On this episode we talk about:

  • The results of the first round and who we expect to move on in the second round (2:00)
  • What the Leafs should do moving …

Playoff Updates and Barry Trotz Gets Fired on Long Island | Episode #111

May 13th, 2022


In this episode, we talk about:

  • Our playoff series updates and expectations (1:00)
  • Barry Trotz got fired from the Islanders (26:00)
  • Who should win …

Our 2022 NHL Playoff Predictions | Episode #110

May 6th, 2022


In this episode, we discuss:

  • Our NHL playoff predictions from now until the SCF (1:00)
  • Jeff Blashill is out in Detroit (37:00)
  • Will Boudreau stay on …

Should the NHL Switch to a 3-2-1 Points System? Episode #109

April 29th, 2022


On this episode we talk about:

  • How well the Oilers have played since the coaching change (2:00)
  • Why are more players hitting 100 points this year? …

Is Jack Eichel Bad Luck? | Episode #108

April 22nd, 2022


On this episode we cover:

  • Everyone believes Stutzle is a diver (0:30)
  • What's going on with the Golden Knights? (4:00)
  • Nick and Martin's conversation …

Who Deserves the Hart? | Episode #107

April 15th, 2022


On this episode, we have the hang back together again to discuss:

  • The new Batman movie and other TV (1:30)
  • Who deserves the Hart trophy and why …

Melnyk's Legacy and Canada Qualifying for the World Cup | Episode #106

April 1st, 2022


On this episode, Martin, Eric and Tie talk about:

  • Eric's time in Mexico (0:30)
  • The passing of Eugene Melnyk and the legacy he left in Ottawa (10:00)

Reacting to the 2022 Trade Deadline | Episode #105

March 25th, 2022


On this episode, Tie, Martin, and Luke break down every trade from March 16th to March 21st. Most of the time in order. Full breakdown:

  • The Vegas, …

Who's the Dumbest? | Talking Hockey #104

March 18th, 2022


On this episode:

  • Talking about Eric's trip to Mexico (0:30)
  • Discuss who's the dumbest between Tie, Nick and Martin (10:30)
  • Landeskog's comments about …

Huberdeau for Hart? | Episode #103

March 11th, 2022


On this episode we discuss,

  • Why Eric sucks (1:00)
  • Kessel flies home after his game to continue the iron streak and see his baby be born (5:00)
  • The

Will Canadians Be Outperformed By American Players in Coming Years? | Episode #102

March 4th, 2022


On this episode, we discuss:

  • What the Russia and Ukraine conflict will impact the NHL moving forward, as well as some horrible takes we saw on …

Reacting to Trade Deadline Fan Votes | Episode #101

February 25th, 2022


In this episode, we break down some fan data on where they think players are going at the trade deadline and reports that said Montreal's leadership …

Is McDavid a Coach Killer? | Episode #100

February 17th, 2022


On this episode we discuss:

  • Our Valentine's days (1:00)
  • Edmonton Oilers FINALLY make some type of management personnel changes and fire Tippett (7:00)

Montreal Hires a Peewee Coach | Episode #99

February 11th, 2022


On this episode we discuss:

  • Martin St. Louis is hired by the Montreal Canadiens (1:30)
  • The Vancouver Canucks make another hire and should they be …

Tom Brady Officially Retires and the Florida Panthers are Legit | Episode #98

February 4th, 2022


On this episode, we discuss some of the biggest news in sports and the NHL over the last week including Tom Brady, the Florida Panthers, Matthews …

Dell, Let's Talk | Episode 97

January 28th, 2022


On this episode, we discuss:

  • Aaron Dell makes a dirty play - should you be able to run goalies when they leave the crease? (4:00)
  • Philadelphia Flyers …

The Pissy Oilers and Montreal Makes An Interesting Hire | Episode #96

January 21st, 2022


In this episode, Martin, Tie, and Luke discuss:

  • The biggest snowstorm in the last 20+ years (1:45)
  • How Kent Hughes might be the best hire the …

Kodak Black Gets a Penalty | Episode #95

January 14th, 2022


On this episode, we discuss:

  • How and why Eric is losing his fantasy league and whether he should delete the book he wrote about how to win (1:30)

The Oilers Are Bad | Episode #94

January 7th, 2022


The Oilers are... not a good team. They got carried by the superhuman play of McDavid and Draisaitl and their powerplay early. Now that the two superstars have regressed, they're struggling to score and they seem to …

The World Juniors Are Cancelled | Episode 93

December 31st, 2021


On this episode, we talk about some of the best players from the World Juniors, what to expect from the prospects, albeit in a small sample size, and go over our year in review including financial, career, and love life …

Players Who Deserve the Hall of Fame | Episode #92

December 24th, 2021


With NHL hockey non-existent right now, we turn to some of the discussions we've wanted to have for a while on this podcast. This episode is mostly …

COVID is Back... What Next? | Episode #91

December 17th, 2021


We wish the topic of COVID in the NHL would end but it seems to be even worse this time... On this episode, we talk about the following:

  • What is …

Arizona Coyotes Are Broke and the Department of Player Safety | Episode #090

December 10th, 2021


On this episode, we talk about:

  • The Arizona Coyotes aren't paying their taxes and bills... what happens next? (1:30)
  • The Department of Player Safety …

Montreal Cleans House, Brendan Lemieux has Teeth, and Early Jack Adams Candidates | Episode #89

December 3rd, 2021


On this episode, we talk about:

  • What happened in Montreal and what are their next steps? (1:15)
  • Brendan Lemieux bites Brady Tkachuk and an overall …

Selecting Our Team Canada and USA Olympic Rosters | Episode #88

November 26th, 2021


On this episode, we break down The Hockey Writers' projected USA and Canadian Olympic roster selections and discuss who we think should and shouldn't …

The Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers and Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees | Episode 87

November 19th, 2021


On this episode, we break down all the events that have transpired over the last couple weeks in Vancouver and why their team is so bad and who's …

Re-Drafting the 2017 and 2018 Seasons | Episode #86

November 12th, 2021


On this episode, we talk about Corey Pronman's articles about how he would re-draft the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The articles have been linked here if …

The Most Surprising Teams so Far and Gary Bettman's Terrible Press Conference | Episode #85

November 5th, 2021


On this episode, we discuss Gary Bettman's terrible press conference, why nothing happened with Kevin Chevaldayoff, the most surprising teams so far …

The Chicago Blackhawks, Stan Bowman and Joel Quenneville | Episode 84

October 29th, 2021


On this episode, we ask the following questions about the Chicago Blackhawks report. We know this is a hard episode to listen to for some people so …

Reacting to the First Week of the Season from Buffalo to Montreal | Episode #83

October 22nd, 2021


On this episode, we react to everything that happened during the first week of the season from:

  • The Winnipeg Jets and why Paul Maurice get's too much …

Ranking Where Each Team Will End Up In Their Division | Episode #82

October 15th, 2021


On this episode we pick which teams we think will make the playoffs, what teams might be surprise picks and dark horses, and we let Eric end the show with a rant about the Rangers rebuild. Pacific Division (7:00), …

EA Rankings, Robin Lehner, Canuck Contracts and the Facebook Whistleblower | Episode #81

October 8th, 2021


On this episode we focus on the EA Rankings that got revealed this past week (1:30), the tweets from Robin Lehner and the problems it could cause …

Analyzing The Top 200 Fantasy Player Rankings of the 2021-2022 Season | Episode #80

October 1st, 2021


On this episode, Martin and Eric break down their fantasy hockey overvalued and undervalued players from ESPN and Yahoo's lists. They also go over some sleeper picks and names that you might recognize like Ekblad, …

Discussing Goalie Contracts, RFA Signings and Holdouts, and Vaccines | Episode #79

September 24th, 2021


On this episode of the podcast we talk about the new goalies contracts that were signed by Cal Petersen and Elvis Merzlikins, the RFA contracts by …

Luke is Back, Stan Bowman, Evander Kane, Zach Parise and Other Offseason News | Episode #78

September 17th, 2021


It's been a slow last few weeks so we discuss things like the Stan Bowman and Olympic Committee decision, Evander Kane accusations and storyline, and …

Ranking The Top 10 NHL Goalies and Why Hellebuyck Isn't On The List | Episode #77

September 3rd, 2021


We bring Nick, our resident goalie "expert", on the episode to discuss the top goalies, most overrated goalies and best goalie prospects in the league. We have some surprising picks on this list that are highly …

Discussing The Arizona Coyotes Eviction and Where They Could Move | Episode #76

August 27th, 2021


On this episode, Eric, Tie and Martin respond to Luke's date episode on his own podcast and also respond to the news about the Arizona Coyotes being evicted from their Arena in 2022. That causes a lot of hiccups for an …

The Top 10 Best and Worst Contracts in the NHL | Episode #75

August 20th, 2021


On this episode, we talk about the recent news in the NHL including the Fiala contract as well as the point of this discussion: breaking down Dom Luszczyszyn's articles of the best contracts and worst contracts.

We start …

Rating the Eastern Conference Team's Offseasons | Episode #74

August 16th, 2021


Breaking down how the Eastern Conference teams improved, digressed, or stayed put, this episode analyzes each team from the North and Metropolitan …

Rating the Western Conference Team's Offseasons | Episode #73

August 13th, 2021


Breaking down how the Western Conference teams improved, digressed, or stayed put, this episode analyzes each team from the Pacific and Central division and gives them a grade from F to A+ for their offseason. Make sure …

Breaking Down NHL Free Agency A Week Later | Episode #72

August 6th, 2021


This was an active NHL Free Agency with everything on deck from bad signings to great signings to trades we never expected. On this episode, we take time to break down some teams and their work, as well as specific …

Reviewing the Seattle Expansion Draft and Recent Trades | Episode #71

July 30th, 2021


On this episode we talk about the expansion draft and what is going on with Seattle and why they didn't pick better players. We also discuss:

  • The …

2021 NHL Draft Rankings 1-30: Analyzing The Draft Pool with Rachel Doerrie | Episode #70

July 23rd, 2021


On this episode, we have Rachel Doerrie join the Talking Hockey crew to break down the rankings of the first 30 picks of this year's odd NHL Draft. …

Dissecting The Crazy First Week of the NHL Off-Season | Episode #69

July 16th, 2021


The first week of the NHL off-season gave us lots to talk about. On this episode, we discuss the following topics:

  1. Can the Lightning three-peat?
  2. Why …

Our Thoughts on Duncan Keith, the NHL Award Winners, and Tyson Barrie | Episode #68

July 9th, 2021


On this episode, the boys discuss our thoughts on the Duncan Keith situations, the winners of the NHL awards and what might happen with Tyson Barrie. …

Was The North Really The Worst Division, Eichel Rumors, and Gallant's Hiring | Episode #67

June 25th, 2021


We discuss if the North Division was really that bad, what an Eichel trade might look like, and what Gallant's hiring in New York might look like. As …

Talking the Semi-Finals, Bill Burr, Luke's Haircut and Martin's Dates | Episode #66

June 18th, 2021


On this episode we talk about Luke's latest haircut, the NHL Semi-Finals and our winners, and why the NHL needs to work with Bill Burr in some …

Mark Scheifele and the Winnipeg Jets, PK Subban, and the Vegas Golden Knights | Episode #65

June 11th, 2021


On this episode we talk about Mark Scheifele's end of year interview, the Winnipeg Jets, and the Vegas Golden Knights. As always, following …

The Leaf Collapse, Draft Lottery and Our Second Round Playoff Picks | Episode #64

June 4th, 2021


On this episode, Luke, Nick and Tie talk about what has transpired over the last week of the playoffs including a brief review of the Leafs collapse, …

Discussing the First Round so Far and Bad Goalie Takes with Nick | Episode #63

May 28th, 2021


On this episode we discuss the first round of the playoffs including the Oilers and Avs, as well as allow Nick to make some really bad takes about …

Is Crosby Better Than McDavid and the First Week of the Plays | Episode #62

May 21st, 2021


On this week, we talk about the first week of the playoffs and let Martin, Tie and Eric debate on who is better... Crosby or McDavid? As always, …

First Round Playoff Predictions and Quinn, Tortorella and NHL Coach Movement | Episode #61

May 14th, 2021


On this episode we talk about all the recent coach firings and termination of contracts as well as our first round playoff predictions. As always, …

The Implosion of the New York Rangers and NHL Player Safety from Wilson to Davidson to Gorton | Episode #60

May 7th, 2021


On this episode we cover the news that came out of the New York Rangers franchise over the course of a week including the Wilson/Panarin situation, …

Patrick Marleau, Disciplining Players, Women's IIHF and Getting Goalie'd | Episode #59

April 23rd, 2021


On this episode, we talk about Patrick Marleau's record, the Nylander/internal disciplining of players, what it means that Women's IIHF got canceled and the idea of "being goalie'd". As always, check us out on Instagram …

Reacting to the 2021 Trade Deadline | Episode #58

April 16th, 2021


On this episode, we react to the trades that took place at this year's NHL trade deadline. This includes the Anthony Mantha, Taylor Hall, Nick …

Drug Addiction and Fighting in the NHL with Brantt Myhres | #Episode #57

April 9th, 2021


On this episode we have former NHL enforcer Brannt Myhres on the show to discuss his book, drug addiction in his life and the new age of fighting. Martin and Eric also discuss the latest news, trade and information that …

TSN Trade Bait, Available Goalies, McDavid's Infraction and Player Safety | Episode #56

April 2nd, 2021


On this episode we talk about the upcoming trade deadline, what goalies are the best available, McDavid's non-suspension and the overall concept of …

The State of Refereeing in the NHL | Episode #55

March 26th, 2021


On this episode we discuss the Tim Peel situation, game management, referee accountability and what needs to change. For daily content follow …

Barstool vs Gord Miller, The Buffalo Sabres and Erik Karlsson

March 19th, 2021


On this episode, we break down the Gord Miller vs Barstool Sports drama, Ralph Krueger and the Buffalo Sabres and Erik Karlsson's comments about San …

What The Flat Salary Cap, New ESPN Deal and Lottery System Changes Mean for the NHL | Episode #53

March 12th, 2021


On this episode, Eric, Luke, Martin and Tie discuss t he salary cap news, why the ESPN deal matters, and what what the lottery changes mean for the …

Instat, Analytics and Scouting with Mark Yates | Episode #52

March 5th, 2021


On this episode we were honoured to interview Mark Yates of Instat on analytics, scouting, and his role at Instat. Topics include:

  • How different …

What Happened to The Montreal Canadiens and How to Rebuild | Episode #51

February 26th, 2021


On this episode we discuss what happened to the juggernaut Montreal Canadiens and what the best approach to rebuilding your team is. As always, for …

Brad Marchand and the Arizona Coyotes | Episode #50

February 19th, 2021


We hit episode 50!!! Can't believe it. On this week we talk about how Brad Marchand commented on one of our IG posts sparking lots of engagement and the Arizona Coyotes have been exposed again... when is something going …

The Penguin's Hiring Decisions and Is Benching Players Effective | Episode #49

February 12th, 2021


We take the time to discuss the Ron Hextall and Brian Burke hiring's in Pittsburgh as well as the Laine/Tortorella benching and discuss if benching …

Talking Tony DeAngelo, Instagram Reels, Stocks and COVID | Episode #48

February 5th, 2021


On this episode we just have a fun conversation about a lot of things including Tony DeAngelo, the Instagram Reels drama on our page, COVID and the …

Managing Public Relations for Players like Seguin, Thornton and Gilmour with Saverina Scozzai | Episode #47

January 29th, 2021


On this episode, we talk with Saverina Scozzai about what it's like to be a PR representative for NHL players like Zac Rinaldo, Tyler Seguin and many …

The Washington Capitals COVID Situation and Why The NHL Should Add More Teams | Episode #46

January 22nd, 2021


On this episode we discuss why players should get more chances, what's going on with the Capitals, and why the NHL should add more teams. As always, …

Talking Dubois Trade Request, Kane Financials, the James Harden Trade and More | Episode #45

January 15th, 2021


On this episode we talk about Pierre- Luc Dubois's trade request and where we think he will end up, the Evander Kane financials situation, and the difference between start players in the NBA and NHL when it  comes to …

Our 2021 Playoff Picks and Stanley Cup Winners | Episode #44

January 8th, 2021


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Talking Hockey's 2020 Year in Review | Episode #43

December 28th, 2020


On this episode we have a guest and friend Nick LeGallais to discuss our year in review. Famous TikToker and not-famous goalie, Nick has played with the likes of Taylor Hall, Jeff Skinner, Quinn Hughes and more in the …

Picking Our 2023-2024 Standings and Discussing The Stan Bowman Decision | Episode #42

December 18th, 2020


On this episode, we pick our 2023-2024 top tier teams and bottom tier teams. We also discuss the Stan Bowman decision in Chicago as Eric has some thoughts on the situation. If you're confused by some of the …

How To Draft For This Year's Fantasy Hockey | Episode 41

December 11th, 2020


On this episode, Eric and Martin teach you how to draft fantasy hockey, goalies, breakout players, rebound players! And as always, follow us on …

Best Contracts on Each Team and The Likeliness of Another Lockout | Episode #40

December 4th, 2020


On this episode we discuss the potential of a lockdown with the rumours of the NHL and NHLPA not getting along as well as the best contracts on each team!

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The Episode Where We Discuss Nothing | Episode #39

November 27th, 2020


Nothing much going on in the hockey world so we discuss sports and COVID cases, Johnny Boychuk, and not much else. Follow @talkinghockey on Instagram …

Top 30 NHL Prospects with Scouching | Episode #38

November 20th, 2020


On this episode, we break down the top 30 NHL prospects with Scouching aka @scouching aka Will Scouch. You can find more of his information and opinions on his Twitter, linked above, on his website,, his …

Doing NHL Trivia, Talking TikTok and Some Questions From the Fans | Episode #37

November 13th, 2020


There isn't much going on in the hockey world but we decided to talk about TikTok, do some NHL Trivia and answer some fan questions! As always, …

Questions From Our Followers and The 2020 USA Election | Episode #36

November 6th, 2020


On this episode we answer some questions from our IG followers including which teams would we most want to manage, what our division and conference …

Our Top 30 Under 23 List and The Mitchell Miller Debacle | Episode #35

October 30th, 2020


We get Eric to list his Top 30 under 23 list and debate him on it. We also discuss the case of Mitchell Miller and how it was handled.

As always, …

Winners and Losers From the 2020 Off-Season | Episode #34

October 23rd, 2020


On this episode we talk about our winners and losers based on the draft, free agency and trades. Teams include Toronto, New Jersey, Vegas, Colorado, …

Reacting to 2020 Free Agency and Trades | Episode #33

October 16th, 2020


On this episode we talk every trades and free agency from the 2020 NHL offseason. As always, follow @TalkingHockey on IG for content every day.

Winners and Losers From the 2020 NHL Draft | Episode #32

October 9th, 2020


Listen in to hear Tie, Martin and Eric pick their 2020 NHL Draft Winners and Losers. Some of the names include Minnesota, LA King, Ottawa and Buffalo, but you'll need to tune in to know where they lie!

As always, make …

Do We Really Even Talk Hockey? | Episode #31

October 2nd, 2020


On this episode we discuss the 2020 Stanley Cup Winners (Tampa Bay Lightning) as well as the recent buyouts of Henrik Lunqvist and Bobby Ryan and some other off-season predictions. But honestly, most of this episode is …

Why Draisaitl Doesn't Deserve The Hart or Lindsay and Our Other Awards Opinions | Episode #30

September 25th, 2020


All the 2020 NHL award winners have been announced and it's time for the opinions that no one asked for! What do you think? Did Draisaitl deserve the Hart and Lindsay awards? If not, who did? What about the other …

Eric Staal Trade, Goaltending, The Conference Finals, and Peter Laviolette | Episode #29

September 18th, 2020


On this episode we discuss the Eric Staal trade, Marc-Andre Fleury and the crazy goaltending this playoffs, what the conference finals looked like, …

The Best and Worst GMs of the 2020 Season | Episode #28

September 11th, 2020


On this episode, we discuss the GM of the year finalists that came out this week and breakdown who we think deserved it and why! Is our list the same …

Analyzing The Trade Bait Board, The Montreal Canadiens' Offseason, and Laine Rumours | Episode #27

September 4th, 2020


On this episode, we discuss what the Jake Allen trade means for Montreal and what their offseason might look like, the TSN trade bait board, and other trade rumours like Laine and Letang.

Who do you think the biggest …

New Salary Cap and Draft Rules the NHL Should Implement | Episode #26

August 28th, 2020


We think that the NHL could do with some new rules to make the league a little more fun. These rules include: Trading salary cap space, adding a …

Tuuka Rask, Playoffs Update, and This Week's Winners and Losers | Episode #025

August 21st, 2020


On this episode, we discuss the Tuuka Rask situation, how the playoffs are going for each series and team, and who we think the winners and losers of the world are (beyond just the NHL). We also talk about Eric's belief …

Picking Our 2020 NHL Playoff Winners and Stanley Cup Champions | Episode #24

August 14th, 2020


On this episode, Martin, Luke and Tie pick every East and West 2020 Playoff round winner. This includes how many games it will take to win. We disagreed on some of our choices but we always went with the majority. Let …

Selecting Our Seattle Expansion Draft Team | Episode #23

August 7th, 2020


On this episode, we let Martin pick his Seattle Expansion Team. If you missed out on our protected picks, make sure to revisit last week's episode.

Is …

Selecting Our Seattle Expansion Draft Protections| Episode #22

July 31st, 2020


On this episode, we let Martin run the discussion again with his list Seattle expansion draft protected players. Is there anything you would have …

When Should Teams Go All In For A Cup? | Episode #21

July 24th, 2020


On this episode, we talk about whether it's better to be an "all-in" team or to build a dynasty and what that looks like for different teams. Other topics include how Jim Rutherford is an adaptable GM, what does …

How Players and Teams Use Analytics with Sam Gagner | Episode #20

July 17th, 2020


In this episode, we talk with NHL player Sam Gagner, currently on the Detroit Red Wings, about the NHL restart plan and how excite players are to get back to playing. We also cover some questions and concerns that fans …

Is the Draft Lottery Broken? Talking Hockey Debates | Episode #19

July 10th, 2020


With COVID-19 affecting the season, the draft lottery takes a new shape. What we already know: the first overall pick will go to a team in the …

2020 NHL Draft rankings: 11-40 with Rachel Doerrie | Episode #18

July 3rd, 2020


On this episode, we round off last week's episode with the list of elites prospects ranked 11-40 in the 2020 NHL Draft. This is part two of our series with Rachel. If you haven't, make sure to listen to last week's …

2020 NHL Draft rankings: 1-10 with Rachel Doerrie | Episode #17

June 26th, 2020


On this episode, we ask Rachel Doerrie of Elite Prospects how she fell in love with hockey and her career path. We also discuss the top 10 draft rankings for the upcoming 2020 season. This is part one of a two part …

Who Are The Best First Overall Picks Since 2000? | Episode #16

June 19th, 2020


On this episode, we let Tie pick rank his list of best first overall draft picks since the year 2000. This includes hot takes about Patrick Kane, Marc-Andre Fleury, and many more! I bet we all know who the last two …

What Would An Eichel Trade Look Like? Is Ovi a Top 5 Player All Time? | Episode #15

June 12th, 2020


On this episode, we take some questions from our IG followers. These include questions about Eichel and the Sabres, Ovechkin and his all time …

Can You Really Just Stick To Sports? | Episode #14

June 5th, 2020


With things bigger than sports going on in the world right now, is there an expectation for athletes to speak up? If so, what is their message? With players like Tavares, Toews, Crosby, McDavid, Kane and most of the …

The 2020 NHL Playoff Format and Picking Our First Round Winners | Episode #013

May 29th, 2020

With the new NHL Playoff format for the first round officially voted upon, Martin, Eric, Luke and Tie break down what this will look like for the league and who benefits the most. We also pick our first round winners as …

Picking Our 2020 Team North America | Episode #012

May 22nd, 2020

On this episode, Eric, Martin, Tie and Luke pick their 2020 Team North America. Obviously, this tournament isn't happening, but we can have hope! …

Talking Hockey With Hailey Salvian | Episode #011

May 15th, 2020


On this episode, we discuss everything Ottawa Senators with Athletic writer Hailey Salvian. This includes how Hailey got into writing in the first place, Senators prospects, Senators management and more. Hope you enjoy …

Doing The 2015 NHL Re-Draft | Talking Hockey #010

May 2nd, 2020

On this episode, Eric, Martin, Tie and Luke tackle the 2015 NHL Draft and what it would look today if we were in charge! For more content, follow us …

Is The NHL Combine Useless and How Good Would McDavid Be If He Still Played Junior? | Talking Hockey #009

April 23rd, 2020


On this episode, we talk about the Arizona Coyotes and the combine tampering and ask questions like how good would McDavid be if he was still in the …

Becoming An NHL Writer and Analyzing the Canucks with Harman Dayal | Talking Hockey #008

April 17th, 2020


For this episode we have a very special guest, Harman Dayal. Harman is a staff writer for The Athletic covering the Vancouver Canucks who combines NHL video and data analysis. Harman tracks microstats and is the host of …

How EA Could Get Better and Is The NHL Moving to Dakota? | Talking Hockey #007

April 9th, 2020


There isn't much news to cover so on this episode we discuss how we think EA could make changes to chel and whether or not we think the NHL will move …

How Will the NHL Season Play Out and Hitting 10k Followers | Talking Hockey #006

March 26th, 2020


First off, thank you so much to our followers. We are about to hit 10k on IG and it wouldn't be possible to have this community and podcast without …

How Will Coronavirus Affect the NHL? | Talking Hockey #005

March 12th, 2020


As teams and sports around the world start to play in empty stadiums, how will the NHL deal the coronavirus? What matters more - the regular season …

Trade Deadline Madness, Winners and Losers, and Who the Heck is David Ayres? | Talking Hockey #004

February 27th, 2020


On this episode, we analyze the madness that was the trade deadline with it being the most active in recent years, who we think the winners and …

Refereeing in the NHL, Prepping for the Trade Deadline, and Analyzing Your Mock Trades | Talking Hockey #003

February 13th, 2020


On this episode, we discuss the state of refereeing in the NHL, the Paul Maurice signing, the Zucker trade, how we value prospects and picks and …

What Even Is The All-Star Game, Mid-Season Playoff Predictions, and #BellLetsTalk | Talking Hockey #002

January 30th, 2020


On this episode, we discuss what the heck even is the All-Star game at this point, NHL Olympic participation, and our midseason playoff picks. We also take some questions from our IG comments and discuss #BellLetsTalk …

Midseason Awards, Coaching Changes, and The Battle of Alberta | Talking Hockey #001

January 16th, 2020


On this episode, we discuss our midseason awards, all the coaching changes that have happened throughout the year, and the Zach Kassian & Matthew …

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