Episodes
First, Max and Corey break down Corey’s latest 2022 NHL Mock Draft and discuss the Seattle Kraken’s likely choice between right-handed defensemen Simon Nemec and David Jiricek at No. 4, why Cutter Gauthier makes sense for the Columbus Blue Jackets at No. 6, and the intriguing possibility of Ivan Miroshnichenko going to the Tampa Bay Lightning at No. 25, as well as the play of some top prospects at the 2022 IIHF World Championship currently underway in Finland. Next, the guys give their...
Published 05/20/22
Ian and Sean discuss Game 1 of the Battle of Alberta on Wednesday night that was completely unhinged with fifteen goals scored. Is that game indicative of what we will get the rest of the series, or a one-off? Also, if the Rangers already in trouble in their series against the Hurricanes, and if the Blues have any chance against the Avalanche. Then in "Granger Things", Jesse Granger is back to discuss the Golden Knights' firing of coach Pete DeBoer and the potential candidates to replace him,...
Published 05/19/22
Published 05/19/22
Rob, Sara and Jesse breakdown the Tampa Bay Lightning's game one win over the Florida Panthers, Nikita Kucherov's sick hands, and the Panthers struggles to fill the net as they did in the regular season. The roundtable discusses a huge game for Jordan Binnington in the Blues OT game one loss in Denver to the Avalanche, the coaching change in Vegas and the Maple Leafs plan to stay the course after yet another first round loss. Arthur Staple from the Garden Faithful podcast joins the...
Published 05/18/22
The Tuesday boys praise the play of Dallas Stars goalie Jake Oettinger who has proven himself to be a number one goalie in the NHL and as an important piece for Team USA in future international play. The guys discuss the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals strategy with those franchises needing to make a decision on staying the course or beginning rebuilds.  Kevin Kurz from the Athletic joins to discuss the New York Islanders hiring Barry Trotz's top lieutenant Lane...
Published 05/17/22
First, Ian and guest cohost Julian McKenzie talk about one of the best weekends of playoff hockey of all time, featuring five Game 7s, with both Sunday night games going to overtime, Jake Oettinger’s heroics in net for the Dallas Stars, the Tampa Bay Lightning winning their ninth consecutive series, the potential end of elite status for the Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, and Pittsburgh Penguins, the upcoming Battles of Alberta and Florida, and much more. Next, The Athletic’s James...
Published 05/16/22
In episode two of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the team experience may change in the future: increased use of technology in gameplay, robotic umpires and the unique initiatives of a startup sports league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/15/22
In episode one of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the fan experience may change: how going to games, watching games at home and how memorabilia is shifting from physical to digital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/14/22
First, Max and Corey talk about the results of the NHL Draft Lottery, with the Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils securing the first and second overall picks, respectively, and discuss The Athletic NHL’s writers’ picks in a mock draft for every lottery team. Then, the guys dive into Corey’s new 2022 NHL Draft ranking and discuss why Shane Wright is still holding onto the No. 1 spot, Jiri Kulich’s move into the top-15, Ivan Miroshnichenko returning to the list at No. 11, Connor Geekie’s...
Published 05/13/22
Jesse Granger gets the call-up to sit in the host chair as Ian is on vacation, and with Sean, recaps Wednesday night's playoff action, including Sidney Crosby's injury and the Rangers' comeback, Florida Panthers are starting to look like the team we saw in the regular season, and a look at Thursday night's games. To wrap up, the guys discuss a new shootout rule proposition, and in "This Week in Hockey History", a look back at what may be one of the weirdest stories in NHL history. Have a...
Published 05/12/22
Rob Pizzo from CBC Sports and Jesse Granger from the Athletic recap game 5 wins in Toronto and Carolina, and for St. Louis in Minnesota and Los Angeles in Edmonton, ahead of three game fives this evening, including the Penguins at the Rangers in an elimination game, and Washington/Florida and Dallas/Calgary which are tied at two games. The boys welcome the Athletic's Shayna Goldman who discusses the NHL draft lottery which sees the Montreal Canadiens retain the top pick, with the New Jersey...
Published 05/11/22
The Athletic Hockey Show Prospect Series hosts Max Bultman and Corey Pronman react to the results of the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery in realtime, answering listener questions along the way and giving their analysis as the draft order is revealed. Please note: this episode was recorded live on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. You can get a 6 month subscription to The Athletic for just $1 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/11/22
Craig and Sean discuss the New York Islanders surprising decision to fire Barry Trotz after four seasons behind the bench for Lou Lamoriello's team. The guys take a look at possible landing spots for Trotz, with all signs pointing to Winnipeg and who Lamoriello might have in mind to guide the Islanders next season. Peter Baugh joins from Nashville with his new cowboy hat, on the heels of the Colorado Avalanche sweeping the Predators and advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup...
Published 05/10/22
First, Ian and guest cohost Julian McKenzie dive into Monday morning’s breaking news that New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello fired head coach Barry Trotz after four seasons behind the Isles bench. Then, the guys discuss a number of storylines from the first week of Stanley Cup playoffs action, including the high-scoring blowouts occurring seemingly every night, the Toronto Sun’s Steve Simmons asking Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe a loaded question about Justin Holl, Rod...
Published 05/09/22
Ian and Sean discuss Gary Bettman's comments on the NHL's playoff format from Wednesday night, and if there would be benefits to changing seedings or adding a play-in system. Also, with many starting goalies going down at the end of the regular season, teams are going to their 2nd or 3rd string goalies within the first games of round 1, and Sean shares his thoughts on EBUGs. Jesse Granger returns for "Granger Things" to discuss Louis Domingue's meal before jumping into Tuesday's 3OT game...
Published 05/05/22
Rob, Sara and Jesse discuss an exciting 2nd night of the playoffs, led by the Penguins triple OT win over New York, Florida's 3rd period collapse over Washington, Calgary's shutout win over Dallas and Colorado's dismantling of Nashville. The roundtable looks ahead to Wednesday's games including Boston looking to even up their series with Carolina, Tampa looking to rebound over Toronto, Mike Smith attempting to redeem himself and his Oiler teammates vs the Kings and Marc-Andre Fleury getting...
Published 05/04/22
Custance and Gentille look back on night one of the Stanley Cup playoffs, dissecting game one wins for Toronto, Edmonton, Carolina and St. Louis. The Leafs dominated Tampa Bay, Mike Smith's gaff handed LA an upset win over Edmonton, Antti Raanta solidified the Hurricanes concerns in net over Boston and David Perron turned back the clock to lead St. Louis over Minnesota. In segment two, the boys welcome the Athletic's Shayna Goldman who helps u preview four more series debuting Tuesday evening...
Published 05/03/22
Ian Mendes is joined by The Athletic NHL's writers to preview every first round playoff series and discuss the players to watch, make predictions, and much more. Please note: this episode was recorded live on Monday, May 2, 2022. Watch a replay of the show on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0mcuSfPgTXo Right now, you can get a 6 month subscription to The Athletic for just $1 a month when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/02/22
On this edition of the Prospect Series Max and Corey discuss the 2022 IIHF Under 18 tournament happening right now in Germany.  The guys analyze how prospects in the tournament are looking, including Logan Cooley, Isaac Howard Rutger McGroarty and Ryan Chesley from Team USA, Connor Bedard and Adam Fantilli from Team Canada, Jiri Kulich from Czech Republic, Jonathan Lekkerimaki from Sweden and Joakim Kemell from Finland. Plus Max and Corey look at the final four of the tournament with the US...
Published 04/29/22
Ian Mendes and Sean McIndoe kick off this week discussing Sean's piece sharing positive thoughts for the teams eliminated from the postseason. Which teams were to hardest to come up with nice things to say? Also, the guys discuss a few playoff matchups that were already locked in, and the potential for a Penguins- Panthers contest in round one. As the season wraps up, so does voting for the major awards, and the guys discuss their perfect ballots for some of the categories. Then, a dip into...
Published 04/28/22
With the NHL playoff picture becoming clearer, Rob, Sara and Jesse take a look at some of the more enticing matchups, what series they are looking forward to the most and what they would do to improve the playoff format. The roundtable discusses career seasons from Connor McDavid, Johnny Gaudreau, Auston Matthews, Matthew Tkachuk, Steven Stamkos and Roman Josi, injuries to Juuse Sarros, Alexander Ovechkin and Robin Lehner and we finish on a laugh with Tampa's trip to the White House to meet...
Published 04/27/22
Craig and Sean welcome Troy Terry of the Anaheim Ducks to discuss the up and coming Ducks, playing and learning from the legendary Ryan Getzlaf, skilling it up, Tyson Nash, Auston Matthews and keeping up with multi talented line-mate Trevor Zegras. Gentille and Custance take a look at the NHL's schedule and the playoff format and share their frustration with how the NHL has handled both and that change to both is long overdue. In the only good segment on the show, the Tuesday boys answer your...
Published 04/26/22
First, Ian, Hailey, and guest cohost Sean Gentille discuss the must-watch Vegas Golden Knights soap opera unfolding in the desert, with the team blowing a late two-goal lead to the San Jose Sharks over the weekend in the latest episode, eventually losing 5-4 in a shootout and putting their playoff hopes in serious jeopardy, Robin Lehner’s confusing injury status and future with the club, the “players are expendable” storyline, their yet-to-be fixed salary cap woes, and more. Then, the group...
Published 04/25/22
Ian and Sean kick off the show with thoughts on Pete DeBoer pulling Robin Lehner after the first period of Wednesday's Golden Knights-Capitals game. Speaking of the Capitals, Ovi passed the 50-goal mark for the 9th time in his career, did this time feel understated? Also, the NHL's announcement that the Global Series will return. Next in "Granger Things", Jesse Granger shares his thoughts on the goalie controversy, and Evgenii Dadonov's production following that voided trade. Sean and Ian...
Published 04/21/22
This week on the roundtable, Rob Pizzo from CBC Sports and Sara Civian and Jesse Granger from the Athletic NHL discuss the red hot Florida Panthers led by current NHL scoring leader Jonathan Huberdeau, goaltending injuries to Freddy Andersen and Tristan Jarry in Carolina and Pittsburgh and how goaltending duo's might be a factor for playoff teams this season and we ask, are pending free agents Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk tied together with the Calgary Flames? Ryan Clark who covers the...
Published 04/20/22