Episodes
Nick and Pete catch up after all the major offseason moves, from signings to trades to notable NHL Draft picks. Topics discussed include the Predators signing Steven Stamkos and Jonathan Marchessault, the Lightning trading for Jake Guentzel, the Utah Hockey Club landing Mikhail Sergachev and the early outlook for the Sharks with prospects Macklin Celebrini and Will Smith. Other players covered include whether the Devils are becoming overrated after getting Jacob Markstrom and Brett Pesce,...
Published 07/10/24
Published 07/10/24
Nick and Pete are joined by Michael Leboff from the Action Network and "Line Change" podcast to preview the 2024 Stanley Cup Final between the Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers. The guys discuss various betting angles surrounding Game 1 on Saturday and also the entire series, from players who could score the most goals, Conn Smythe Trophy contenders for playoff MVP, number of games, Game 1 puckline, Connor McDavid's legacy, Sam Bennett being an X-factor, the goalie matchup and more.
Published 06/04/24
Pete, Nick and Anna are joined by Michael Leboff from the Action Network and Line Change podcast to preview the Eastern and Western Conference Final with series picks, X-factors, Conn Smythe Trophy candidates, potential series leaders and exotic betting angles surrounding the New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers.
Published 05/21/24
Pete, Nick and guest Michael Leboff from the Action Network and Line Change podcast preview the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with series picks, X-factors, Conn Smythe Trophy candidates and more betting angles.
Published 05/06/24
Pete and Nick are joined by Michael Leboff from the Action Network and "Line Change" podcast to discuss all the betting angles surrounding the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including first round series picks, Stanley Cup futures, Conn Smythe picks, player props and exotics. 
Published 04/18/24
Pete, Nick and Anna are joined by Jake Hahn from SiriusXM NHL Network Radio to preview fantasy playoff pools for the 2024 postseason. The crew debates the fantasy playoff pool rankings on NHL.com/Fantasy and identifies sleeper picks and X-factors that could decide each series. Topics include David Pastrnak vs. Auston Matthews, which teams could pull upsets in the first round, the No. 2 pick behind Connor McDavid, top goalies (individuals and tandems) and defensemen to consider, key trade...
Published 04/18/24
Pete, Nick and Anna tie a bow on the fantasy season with their MVPs based on average draft position, surprises and disappointments. Players and topics discussed include major steals like Connor Hellebuyck, Sam Reinhart, Zach Hyman, Filip Forsberg, Brock Boeser, Brandon Hagel, Noah Dobson, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Seth Jarvis, Charlie Coyle, Jordan Binnington and Connor Ingram, Brock Faber being the second-best rookie behind Connor Bedard, the late-season heroics of Semyon Varlamov, Logan Cooley...
Published 04/15/24
Pete, Nick and Anna are joined by Steven Ellis of Daily Faceoff to reflect on this season's best young players and their upside in the years ahead. Players and topics discussed include Connor Bedard's keeper rank and concerns about his supporting cast with the Blackhawks next season, ranking the Hughes brothers in long-term leagues, Adam Fantilli vs. Leo Carlsson revisited, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen's breakout performance and what it means for Devon Levi's stock, whether the Stars have the best...
Published 04/11/24
Nick and Jake Hahn are joined by Tim Kalinowksi from the Action Network and "Line Change" podcast to discuss all the betting angles surrounding the Stanley Cup Playoff push, including the Art Ross race, how the Eastern Conference will shake out and interesting Stanley Cup futures to look at. Plus, they look at spots for the Wednesday and Thursday slate of games. 
Published 04/10/24
Pete, Nick and Anna get together for the final mailbag episode of the fantasy playoffs where they preview Tomas Hertl’s upcoming Golden Knights debut and identify some Carter Verhaeghe injury replacements with the Panthers forward out week to week. Other players and topics discussed include category coverage pickups like Tyler Bertuzzi and Tom Wilson (back Thursday after suspension), Jamie Drysdale’s return and Ivan Fedotov’s debut giving the Flyers new wrinkles going into a huge game at...
Published 04/04/24
Pete and Nick are joined by Michael Leboff from the Action Network and "Line Change" podcast to discuss all the betting angles surrounding the Stanley Cup Playoff push, from division title races to the pack of teams still alive in the Eastern Conference to spoiler teams like the Sabres, Blue Jackets and Canadiens. Other topics covered include Tomas Hertl's potential debut for the Golden Knights later this week and the futures appeal of the defending champions, a surprisingly important...
Published 04/03/24
Pete, Nick and Anna identify the best pickups around the League for the final month of the season during the fantasy playoffs, including recently returned Dakota Joshua of the Canucks and recent KHL product Ivan Fedotov of the Flyers. Other players and topics covered include the Islanders’ make-or-break stretch this week, whether to take Joonas Korpisalo’s hot streak seriously for the Senators, the high-scoring young core in Arizona with Josh Doan and Logan Cooley, Mattias Ekholm and Adam...
Published 04/01/24
Pete and Nick are joined by Chris Meaney from FTN Network to preview a huge weekend in the fantasy hockey playoffs with the best pickups and roster decisions around the NHL. Players and topics discussed include how the Lightning appear to be equipped for a first round series win, whether Jake Allen and the Devils have enough runway left to catch the Capitals, players to watch in the upcoming NCAA men’s hockey tournament, goalies to stream, some strong finishers in the month of March like...
Published 03/28/24
Pete and Nick are joined by Tim Kalinowski of the Action Network and “Line Change” podcast to break down the surprising Washington Capitals and Nashville Predators and identify game-by-game, props and futures betting strategies. Other players and topics covered include Seth Jones' success in the props market as Chicago finishes strong, the impact of Josh Doan joining the underdog Coyotes down the stretch, the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy, when the Predators' long point streak could...
Published 03/27/24
Nick, Pete and Anna catch up before the fantasy hockey playoffs with players to pick up, teams to trust and all the latest on the playoff races. Players and topics discussed include tapping into wild card contenders by adding Connor McMichael of the Capitals, Brandon Saad of the Blues, Viktor Arvidsson of the Kings, Jason Zucker of the Predators, Seth Jones bouncing back for the Blackhawks as one of the most valuable defensemen down the stretch, Michael Bunting being a good fit with the...
Published 03/25/24
Nick and Anna are joined by guest Jake Hahn from SiriusXM NHL Network Radio to talk best strategies for fantasy playoffs, including the value of key trade deadline moves such as Jake Allen and Anthony Duclair. They discuss the future of the Nashville Predators, who are 13-0-2 in their past 15 games, the depth of the Carolina Hurricanes and the fantasy goalie market. Players and topics covered include Joseph Woll, Timo Meier, Connor Bedard, Philipp Kurashev, Gustav Nyquist, Tyler Toffoli’s...
Published 03/21/24
Pete and Nick are joined by Tim Kalinowski of the Action Network and “Line Change” podcast to break down all the betting angles surrounding the Eastern and Western Conference wild card races, including make/miss playoff numbers for some trending teams. Other topics discussed include whether Nathan MacKinnon will win the Hart Trophy and/or have points in all 41 home games for the Avalanche this season, the sneaky Stanley Cup futures appeal of the Predators and Lightning, whether Jake Guentzel...
Published 03/20/24
Pete, Nick and Anna catch up about the best pickups around the NHL ahead of the fantasy playoffs and discuss players from spoiler teams like Alex Nylander of the Blue Jackets, Dustin Wolf of the Flames, Zach Benson of the Sabres and more. Other players discussed include deadline steals like Evgeny Kuznetsov, Anthony Duclair, Jack Roslovic and Sean Walker, an update on the race for the final two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, whether fringe teams like the Red Wings and Golden Knights...
Published 03/18/24
Pete and Nick answer fan questions after the NHL Trade Deadline and for the stretch run and fantasy playoffs and identify some replacement options for injured goalie Thatcher Demko. The guys preview Marat Khusnutdinov's upcoming NHL debut with the Wild, discuss the updated timeline on Tomas Hertl's potential return after being traded to the Golden Knights, how long to be patient with Adam Henrique and Evgeny Kuznetsov with their new teams and debate Bowen Byram vs. Kris Letang for the rest of...
Published 03/14/24
Pete and Nick are joined by Michael Leboff of the Action Network and “Line Change” podcast to break down the betting angles surrounding all the biggest NHL Trade Deadline moves. Topics discussed include the updated Stanley Cup futures odds on the Golden Knights, Hurricanes and Avalanche, the Rangers’ dominant stretch, sneaky appeal of the Sabres with Bowen Byram and how Tyler Toffoli and Bryan Rust are viable shot prop targets.
Published 03/13/24
Pete, Nick and Anna catch up about the all the NHL Trade Deadline moves with their takes on the winners, losers and teams that stood pat. They react to the Hurricanes moves to get Jake Guentzel and Evgeny Kuznetsov, the Golden Knights chances of repeating if they get newly acquired Tomas Hertl and/or Mark Stone back from injury for the playoffs and touch on various sleeper picks and teammates beneficiaries around the NHL. Other players discussed include Bowen Byram with the Sabres, Casey...
Published 03/11/24
Pete and Nick are joined by Tim Kalinowski of the Action Network and Line Change podcast to catch up on all the action and angles across the NHL. What's the impact of the Dallas Stars adding Chris Tanev? Do the Nashville Predators have staying power? Plus, they discuss a few long shots in the awards market and take a look at the week ahead from a betting perspective. 
Published 03/04/24
Pete, Nick and Anna catch up about pre-deadline pickups like Elvis Merzlikins, Adam Henrique, Anthony Duclair and how stances could be changing for teams like the Predators, Flames and Penguins. The crew debates Kraken goalies Philipp Grubauer and Joey Daccord for the rest of the season, breaks down Joseph Woll’s ceiling after returning for the Maple Leafs, the upcoming returns of Jack Eichel and Frederik Andersen, Shane Pinto, Cody Glass and more.
Published 03/04/24
Nick and Anna catch up with Jonny Lazarus and take your fantasy questions, topics include Dallas trading for Brandon Tanev, Logan Stankoven becoming a must roster fantasy player, Tyler Bertuzzi's rest-of-season value, the buy-low value of Drake Batherson and how fantasy owners should handle Jacob Markström with the trade rumors swirling around him. Lazarus touches on the NY Rangers, their trade deadline strategy and the career ceiling of Alexis Lafrenière. 
Published 02/29/24