Episodes
Back for a big week of shows after a very entertaining weekend in the NHL. The Welcome Matt looks at the Oliver Ekman-Larsson acquisition by the Canucks, and how Sekeres feels that OEL will have a bounce back season joining an energized Vancouver market. Canucks sixth round draft pick Connor Lockhart follows and tells us that he’s not concerned about where he got drafted, feels that he is taking the steps to improve his game on and off the ice, and why he feels that despite his small...
Published 07/27/21
It’s NHL Entry Draft day and we got you covered!  The Welcome Matt dives into the merry-go-round of the Canucks front office decisions, after Jim Benning made a trade to bring in Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland from Arizona. Our Friday Canucks insider Rick Dhaliwal follows and gives updates on Nate Schmidt, Braden Holtby, Brandon Sutter and Jayce Hawryluk, unpacks the big trade with the Coyotes, wonders how Jim Benning is going to juggle all the contracts moving forward, and gives an...
Published 07/24/21
The day after the expansion draft and the boys wonder what exactly Ron Francis’ strategy was, as the Kraken general manager didn’t pull off any trades going into the draft. The Welcome Matt focuses on the Jim Benning presser from earlier today, where the Canucks GM revealed that negotiations with Elias Pettersson are ongoing, that they’re looking at acquiring size and toughness through free agency and what the approach will be when drafting the 9th overall pick in Friday’s NHL Entry...
Published 07/23/21
It is expansion draft day with little to no surprises.  The Welcome Matt looks at how the news of the day was leaked, as hours before what was supposed to be the big reveal the Kraken’s expansion list was leaked by the likes of Frank Seravalli and others.  Kevin Woodley from In-Goal Magazine follows and tells us how he thought that Carey Price was going to get picked by the Kraken, explains why he thinks it was a bad move that the Kraken didn’t select Price, wonders if there is something...
Published 07/22/21
We’re one day away from the expansion draft and just three days away from the NHL Draft, so the boys address some silly trade speculation off the top of the show that has been making the rounds on social media The Welcome Matt looks at the Seattle Kraken’s options in the expansion draft, speculating that Ron Francis will have plenty of opportunities to make very good deals for the first year franchise. Geoff Baker from the Seattle Times follows and tells us if the Kraken were to take Carey...
Published 07/21/21
Back in the blanket fort for another week of shows and we got a lot to cover in what will be a busy week around the NHL. The Welcome Matt focuses on the work that Jim Benning did over the weekend acquiring Jason Dickinson from the Dallas Stars.  Mike Heika from Dallas Stars .com follows and tells us how much Dickinson was loved in the Dallas organization, why he won’t get pushed around by the opposition, tells us that Ben Bishop’s health makes him a risky pickup for the Seattle Kraken, and...
Published 07/20/21
Big show with some breaking news right off the top. The Welcome Matt looks at the list of suspected forwards that could be available for the expansion draft and why Jim Benning should take advantage of these potential exposed players when looking to improve his own roster. Our NHL Entry Draft analyst Cam Robinson from Elite Prospects joins next to give us a draft primer. Our Friday Canucks insider Rick Dhaliwal follows Hashtags - the best and worst of Twitter, and tells us that Alex...
Published 07/17/21
The NHL rumour mill is heating up, we’ll address the latest Canucks rumours and more on this episode. The Welcome Matt takes a look at the Brock Boeser trade rumours that have once again resurfaced this offseason.  Ian Furness from KJR Sports Radio in Seattle follows and tells us how tight Kraken GM Ron Francis is holding his cards to his chest, why the focus will be on younger players for the Kraken, how the Kraken have separated themselves on the business end differently from the Seahawks...
Published 07/16/21
After three weeks in hospital Matt is back!  The Welcome Matt explains why he was held up in hospital for so long. ESPN radio NBA play-by-play announcer Marc Kestecher follows and breaks down the NBA Finals through the first three games.  Craig Button follows Hashtags - the best and worst of Twitter and tells us about his latest Craig’s List, details why Russian prospect Fedor Svechkov has climbed up the rankings and why Port Moody native Kent Johnson has fallen down, plus gives his take...
Published 07/15/21
All-Star night in the majors, so we’ve got an all-star show for you!  The Pat Down breaks down the amount of dough Zach Parise and Ryan Suter will put in their pockets, after the Minnesota Wild bought out both of their former stars on Tuesday.  Kevin Allen from Hockey Buzz follows and explains how he could see Suter heading to a contending team, despite his lack of production this year, he could still see a team taking a chance on Parise as a secondary scoring option, expands on the career...
Published 07/14/21
Back from the weekend with a very special announcement to kick off the show.  The Pat Down reveals J-Pat’s next step with his career.  Manuel Veth from Transfer Markt follows the Pat Down and tells us how penalty kicks in soccer have a unique science, questions the choices Gareth Southgate made for his penalty kick shooters, what he thinks went wrong outside of Wembley Stadium, why this is a very important season for Alphonso Davies, what he’s hearing about the Whitecaps designated players...
Published 07/13/21
Last show of the week and we go out with a bang!  The Pat Down gives kudos to the new kids on the NHL block, the Seattle Kraken, praising how they’ve handled business so far. Our Friday Canucks insider Rick Dhaliwal follows Hashtags - the best and worst of Twitter, and tells us that he doesn’t think the Canucks will be quick to buyout a player until they’ve exhausted every other avenue, whether or not the Kraken would be interested in Braden Holtby, tells us that there is nothing to the...
Published 07/10/21
The day after the Stanley Cup gets awarded and we’ve got a jam packed show.  The Pat Down takes a look at how stacked the Tampa Bay Lightning are now and moving forward.  Lightning Insider Erik Erlendsson follows and tells us how the Bolts were able to win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships, how they’re going to handle the salary cap this offseason, and who might shakeout from the Bolts’ roster.  Canucks insider Thomas Drance follows Hashtags - the best and worst of Twitter, and...
Published 07/09/21
Big day in the world of sports with so much to unpack.  The Pat Down wonders if we’re witnessing the demise of Roger Federer’s spectacular career, after the 20-time Grand Slam winner bowed out in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon today. Tennis insider John Horn follows and talks about how Denis Shapovalov’s game has taken a step forward, why Felix Auger Aliassime struggles when he goes deep in tournaments, and whether or not he feels that Federer is nearing the end.  Craig Button follows and...
Published 07/08/21
Big show on tap with so much happening in the world of sports.  The Pat Down looks at the long odds the Montreal Canadiens are facing trying to claw back into the Stanley Cup final. Former NHL player and current Tampa Bay Lightning scout Jeff Tambellini follows and gives the scouting report on Port Moody product Kent Johnson, who is projected to go top-10 in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.  Harman Dayal joins after Hashtags - the best and worst of Twitter, and tells us about some...
Published 07/07/21
Back from an extended long weekend and we’ve got so much to get to!  The Pat Down takes a look at the top candidates for the Conn Smythe trophy.  Whitecaps FC colour analyst Paul Dolan follows and tells us who he thinks will be in the Euro 2020 final, why the ‘Caps continue to find themselves under the gun late in matches, why he thinks the ‘Caps are close to breaking through, and gives his insight on Canada’s squad at the upcoming Gold Cup.  John Shannon follows Hashtags - the best and...
Published 07/06/21
Last show of the week and we got a special one for you. The Pat Down focuses on the Jonathan Toews news, as the Blackhawks captain revealed what has kept him out of the league this year. J Pat asks if the 82 game season is too taxing on the players, and floats the idea that maybe it is time to shorten the schedule. Former Canadian men’s basketball team member Al Kristmanson follows and gives us his insight on Canada’s win over Greece in game one of the FIBA Olympic qualifying, tells us how...
Published 07/01/21
Things are cooling down slightly around the city of Vancouver, but this show is still scorching hot!  The Pat Down takes a glance at the new 8-year deal that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins signed with the Oilers, wondering if that deal will be a comparable for Bo Horvat’s next contract. Soccer insider Kristian Jack follows and tells us that the Canadian Premier League will have fans in Winnipeg on opening week, gives his insight on the England win over Germany at Euro, why he believes that Denmark...
Published 06/30/21
We’re back from a fun weekend of golf courtesy of our friends at the Whistler Golf Club with so much to unpack!  The Pat Down focuses on Elias Pettersson contract extension, how the Canucks would be best served to get the deal done before an offer sheet could be offered by another team. Montreal native and TSN/Sports Illustrated contributor Michael Farber follows and tells us how the Canadiens have been able to prove all the doubters wrong and why the Canada Stanley Cup drought is extremely...
Published 06/29/21
Heading into a scorching hot weekend with a sizzler of a show. The boys unpack the wild night in Montreal, after the Habs topped the Golden Knights last night to advance to the Stanley Cup final. The Pat Down looks at Vegas’ offseason and wonders what changes will be made with a roster that has fallen twice in back-to-back years in the semi-finals. Frank Seravalli follows and tells us about his new gig with Daily Faceoff, why the Seattle Kraken went with Dave Hakstol as the teams first...
Published 06/26/21
Another scorching hot day in Vancouver, and another sizzling show from us. Jeff Paterson is sitting in for Matt Sekeres again on this episode and fills in for the Welcome Matt with the Pat Down, where J Pat takes a glance at the interesting hiring of Dave Hakstol as the Seattle Kraken’s first ever head coach. JT the Brick from Mad Dog Sports Radio in Las Vegas joins afterwards and says that if the Golden Knights win tonight, they’ll win the series in seven games.  Thomas Drance follows...
Published 06/25/21
Big day in Vancouver with the Sedin twins and Jim Benning speaking to the media the day after the club announced that Daniel and Henrik would be joining the front office. We hear from the twins and Benning in the first hour of the show, where Danny and Hank explain why they’re heading into management and what their roles will be. Craig Button follows Hashtags - the best & worst of Twitter, and he talks about the Sedin hire by the Canucks, telling us that he feels that Daniel and Henrik...
Published 06/24/21
Big show, with BIG breaking news, as moments before the show started the Vancouver Canucks announced that the Sedin twins are joining the front office as special advisors to the general manager. The Welcome Matt focuses on just that, questioning just what their role will entail, and whether this is just another attempt at improving the organization’s poor public image.  Arizona Coyotes insider Craig Morgan follows to explain what’s happening with Oliver Ekman-Larsson and the Yotes, stating...
Published 06/23/21
Back for another week of shows and this one is jam packed. The Welcome Matt takes a look at the officiating in the Stanley Cup playoffs, wondering if the officials can redeem themselves after some poor officiating thus far throughout the postseason.  Mark Zecchino from PGA Tour radio follows and breaks down what was a wild Sunday in the final round of the US Open at Torrey Pines.  John Shannon follows Hashtags - the best and worst of Twitter, and gives us the 411 on the two proposed...
Published 06/22/21
Last show of the week and it is a jam packed episode. The Welcome Matt takes a shot at the Milan Lucic troll video that was posted in front of Rogers Arena. Lucic crushing two beers while praising his ex-Boston Bruins teammates on the 10 year anniversary of winning the Stanley Cup in his hometown.  LQBTQ+ advocate and former professional goaltender Brock McGillis joins next to talk about his experience being a gay man growing up playing junior and professional hockey. McGillis opens up...
Published 06/19/21