Bag of Pucks

Bag of Pucks

By Bag of Pucks
The Bag of Pucks Podcast: Where we talk about all things hockey, from major headlines to obscure little tidbits. @NationalPodNet affiliate
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Episode 73: Qualifier Wrap-Up - Bag of Pucks Podcast
We do our best to wrap up a chaotic qualifying round, purposely not talk about the round robin games, and discuss what's next for phase 2 of the draft lottery.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:03:38
August 10, 2020
Episode 72: Team Effort - Bag of Pucks Podcast
It takes a village to raise a child, and a couple of friends to record a podcast. Geoffrey and Alson invite back their loser friends to talk about John Chayka and our way too early impressions from the exhibition game. Plus, how will the boys handle Quizmaster Geoffrey's NHL edition of "Who He Play For?" trivia game? Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:26:50
August 1, 2020
Episode 71: Western Play-In - Bag of Pucks Podcast
The Kraken has been released!!! We talk about the NHL's newest franchise and finish our predictions for the Western Conference play-in. Get ready for some WILD predictions!!! Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
57:47
July 28, 2020
Episode 70: Eastern Play-in - Bag of Pucks Podcast
We continue our series of play-in predictions with the Eastern matchups as we get closer and closer to the return of the NHL. Plus, we talk about some petty news against Geoffrey's beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
47:37
July 20, 2020
Episode 69: Dressing Room Problems - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Geoffrey and Alson come up with random trivial problems that the NHL might have with the release of the play-in schedule and listen to Alson fan-girl over Gary Bettman's leadership and success. Plus, we finally get into our play-in predictions, starting with the round robin tournaments.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
56:50
July 13, 2020
Episode 68: Friends of Losers - Bag of Pucks Podcast
What happens when you get a Leafs fan, a Kings fan, a Red Wings fan, and a sleeper Blue Jackets fan all in one podcast? Find out in this week's episode of the Bag of Pucks Podcast.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:23:15
July 6, 2020
Episode 67: Team E - Bag of Pucks Podcast
WE CALLED IT!!!!! Our favourite team wins the draft lottery so we have to talk about all the chaos that unfolded last Friday. Plus, some talk about hub cities, HHOF inductees, and part 1 of rants on the newest NHL arena.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
56:40
June 29, 2020
Episode 66: Cleaning House - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Another episode where we discuss COVID and the NHL. Plus, we talk about the decision to clean house in Buffalo (which Alson and Geoffrey were both partially right about from last episode).  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
59:00
June 22, 2020
Episode 65: Geography with Geo - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Another episode, another Melnyk rant from Alson. Plus, we finish off the last three non-play-in teams in the Atlantic and discuss their plans for the summer.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:01:35
June 15, 2020
Episode 64: For the Record - Bag of Pucks Podcast
At the beginning of this episode, Alson and Geoffrey make a statement about the current state of affairs in the world.  For more information, please see the following websites below: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/gyzs79/i_am_kailee_scales_managing_director_for_black/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:02:36
June 9, 2020
Episode 63: Bad Quality, Great Content - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Geoffrey does his best to explain to Alson what the NHL's plan for return to play but they end up just getting more confused and talk about other things happening around hockey.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
51:48
June 1, 2020
Episode 62: Return to Play - Bag of Pucks Podcast
This episode is all about the proposed return to play for the NHL. We chat about potential problems with the formats, what else needs to be in place for hockey to return, and whether we would go to a game if fans are allowed in the arena.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:00:35
May 24, 2020
Episode 61: Labour Relations - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In this episode, we explore the different labour-related problems affecting the CHL and the NWHL. Plus, we finally reveal ourselves (partially...) Article link: https://victorypress.org/2020/05/10/behind-the-game-former-players-detail-life-in-the-nwhl/?fbclid=IwAR1IstzhSspeg5ErfOCEuMuhtSmxWT-0T9h0_09jIk556iIhJN6wdVIkHtU Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
56:01
May 19, 2020
Episode 60: Content Creator - Bag of Pucks Podcast
A special mid-week episode to compensate for our short episode last week. We have a therapy lesson for Alson with the departure of Mike Futa from the Kings organization and start a new segment, the NHL Doomsday Clock.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
37:43
May 13, 2020
Episode 59: Mother Russia vs Swedish Elites - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In this short episode, we discuss Brendan Leipsic's contract termination and debate whether the KHL or the SHL is the second-best league in the world.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
34:53
May 9, 2020
Episode 58: Hating on Redrafts - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Catching up on some news in Chicago and Carolina, we gibber-gabber about random news topics around the NHL. We end off the episode by tearing apart NHL.com's 2011 redraft, where it seems recency bias is all to blame... Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
56:56
May 4, 2020
Episode 57: Singing and Washing - Bag of Pucks Podcast
The last episode of our compliance buyout series sees us look at some Metropolitan teams and who might be candidates for buyouts. Plus, Alson suffers from Trivia Trauma as we attempt questions from the NHL Hat Trick Trivia Challenge.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:06:54
April 26, 2020
Episode 56: Bye-foog-lee-in - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Time to head out east and talk about the Atlantic division teams and who they might buy out. SPOILER: it wasn't easy... Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:01:37
April 18, 2020
Episode 55: Pacific Road Trip - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Part 2 of our compliance buyout miniseries sees us take a road trip along the West coast and the Pacific division teams. And like with any road trip, there are arguments, controversial takes, and us going off the road in the wrong direction.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:02:19
April 12, 2020
Episode 54: Buyouts: Central Edition - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In our first episode of our compliance buyout mini-series, we put on our GM hats and discuss who we would and would not buyout for some Central division teams. This is all hypothetical as we still don't know what will happen next year but we'll lay out the groundwork for these GMs.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:05:53
April 8, 2020
Episode 53: Belarus - Bag of Pucks Podcast
How long can we talk about the Belarusian Extraleague? Turns out, pretty long when that's the only live hockey played in the world right now. Plus, we talk about our suggestions for how to end the 2019-2020 season with some teasers for next episode.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
52:56
March 30, 2020
Episode 52: Loyal and Lazy - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In light of Tom Brady going to the Bucs (sorry for those who don't know football), we chat about hockey players that look weird wearing the wrong jersey. And in typical Bag of Pucks fashion, we go super off-topic and go through random hypotheticals... Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
58:56
March 23, 2020
Episode 51: COVID Fatigue - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Are you tired with people talking about COVID-19? We sure are!!! Still, we address how coronavirus is affecting the sports world and our podcast, plus we brainstorm possible sports that we can still watch while hockey takes a break (some are sports, some aren't...) Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
47:25
March 16, 2020
Episode 50: Baby Boomer - Bag of Pucks Podcast
We turn 50 (episodes old)!!! Alson gets to go off on the Senators again and we talk about what's next for two teams also turning 50 this year, albeit 50 years instead of 50 episodes... Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
59:19
March 8, 2020
Episode 49: Trade Deadline Recap - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Part 2 of our 2020 NHL trade deadline recap. A busy trade deadline means our longest episode ever as we run through every deal and pick our winner and loser of the trade deadline (plus, we have a bonus loser?).  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:50:54
March 3, 2020
Episode 48: The Last 48 - Bag of Pucks Podcast
With 48 hours to go before the 2020 NHL trade deadline, we discuss the trades completed already and debate which ones will have the most impact in the playoffs.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:04:14
February 22, 2020
Episode 47: Bad Timing - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Timing is everything, and when the timing isn't perfect, things don't always work so well. In this week's episode, we talk about the poor timings of the Stadium Series, Bruce Boudreau's firing, the Habs trade deadline situation.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
56:04
February 17, 2020
Episode 46: Goaldigger - Bag of Pucks Podcast
WE CAN FINALLY DISCUSS SOMETHING INVOLVING THE KINGS AND THE LEAFS!!! Listen as Alson tries to talk Geoffrey away from the Leafs going for the retool plus some more hockey card unpackings.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:02:47
February 8, 2020
Episode 45: Rivalry - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In this week's episode, we talk about the Battle of Alberta and debate whether rivalries are overrated. Plus, we check in on a couple of Pacific Division teams in the Sharks and Coyotes. Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:09:13
February 5, 2020
Episode 44: All-Star - Bag of Pucks Podcast
After NOT watching the All-Star game, Geoffrey and Alson reflect on this past NHL All-Star weekend. Plus, we take a break from 20 Questions, but that doesn't mean we don't play a little trivia... Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
56:08
January 30, 2020
Episode 43: Carousel - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In this week's episode, we discuss the coaching carousel going on in the NHL and whether any teams might get the St. Louis Blues coaching change effect.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:01:37
January 19, 2020
Episode 42: Rambles - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Alson and Geoffrey ramble on about news around the world of hockey, plus a special edition of Name That Player. Can you name the two players who led the NHL in fights during the 2011-2012 season with 20 fighting majors? Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
59:00
January 13, 2020
Episode 41: The WORST - Bag of Pucks Podcast
You've seen all the "Best of the Decade"; the Bag of Pucks Podcast gives you the Worst of the Decade. We may or may not have been watching the World Juniors Final while we were recording so a couple of thoughts from an exciting tournament...  Coming into a new year and new decade, we introduce a new segment: Name That Player, where Alson has 20 questions to guess the player Geoffrey has in mind. Will Alson have some beginner's luck and guess which hockey player leads all Canadians in World Junior history with 20 assists? Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:00:20
January 13, 2020
Episode 40: Holiday Special - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Just in time for the winter holidays, Geoffrey and Alson do a deep dive into some draft analysis and share some interesting trends they've found. Amazing what happens when you actually do research and prep for an episode... Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:02:54
December 24, 2019
Episode 39: Deck the Halls - Bag of Pucks Podcast
The sexy dark-horse pick for the playoffs now looks like the sexy dark-horse pick for the draft lottery. Geoffrey and Alson help out GM Ray Shero with some potential deals for his upcoming free agents as they begin the tank for the 1st overall pick. Will any of these deals materialize?? Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
48:18
December 16, 2019
Episode 38: Being Thankful - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Getting in on the celebrations of American Thanksgiving (albeit a bit late), we look at players around the league that teams are thankful that they have signed them for under $2 million dollars this season. No, we didn't cheat with rookie-scale deals but we still found some finger-licking good options! We end of the episode with some trivia that is much easier than last week's, though Alson and Geoffrey still prove to big failures.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:07:10
December 4, 2019
Episode 37: Etiquette - Bag of Pucks Podcast
This week, we talk about the unwritten rules of fighting and fighting etiquette, plus we finally address the elephant in the room. Also, we cover tidbits from the Predators, Wild, Flames, Red Wings, and Blues before Geoffrey epically fails the trivia segment this week.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:13:32
November 25, 2019
Episode 36: Cherry - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In a slow week in hockey, we have nothing to discuss...NOT!!! We talk all about the Don Cherry news, then follow up on tidbits on Kaapo Kakko, Jamie, Benn, and Connor McDavid.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:01:21
November 16, 2019
Episode 35: Load Management - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In this episode, the boys discuss the responses from the ESPN NHL Player Confidential poll and the potential for load management in the NHL. We end off the episode with a nice round of trivia from the 2009 NHL draft. Will Geoffrey beat Alson's score from last week?? Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
53:06
November 11, 2019
Episode 34: Connoisseur of Cheapness - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Have an owner that doesn't want to spend money? The Connoisseur of Cheapness will teach you how to build a 2019-2020 team where you spend up to the cap but your owner spends below the cap floor. We also play the NHL version of "Who He Play For" but go five years back as we turn back the clocks this weekend.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:04:15
November 3, 2019
Episode 33: Dr. Alson Frankenstein - Bag of Pucks Podcast
What originally was supposed to be a Halloween-themed episode turns into a cap-circumventing hot take that we spend way too much time on. Hope you enjoy this treat! Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:28:03
October 30, 2019
Episode 32: Ripping Packs - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Nothing brings back the past like a good old-fashioned pack opening without the hassle of opening up our PS4. A bonus pack opening at the end plus Alson can't stop laughing.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:00:35
October 20, 2019
Episode 31: 31 HOT TAKES - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Grab a cup of milk before you listen to our spicy hot takes for each of the 31 teams. Might also want to grab a garbage bag because some of the takes are pretty bad as well... Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:16:15
October 13, 2019
Episode 30: Season of Firsts - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Even though the season has started already, it's never too late for the Bag of Pucks boys to make a season preview episode. We predict some unconventional "firsts" and watch as Geoffrey royally screws up his prep work. Listen to the end for a teaser for our episode next week!! Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
52:42
October 6, 2019
Episode 29: Sleeper - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Need fantasy help and need advice? Listen to Alson and Geoffrey give good (and bad) pointers on how to do well for your upcoming fantasy hockey draft. Unfortunately, we have a 50% satisfaction guaranteed policy so take a chance with what we have to say about fantasy hockey.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:03:57
September 27, 2019
Episode 28: The PEG - Bag of Pucks Podcast
A square Winnipeg in a round Stanley Cup hole. We talk about the latest news coming out of "the 'Peg" and some possible muy caliente solutions to solve their Big Buff-sized problem.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:08:03
September 21, 2019
Episode 27: The Marnerfly Effect - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In a summer where Mitch Marner has dominated hockey news, it's hard to find something else to talk about now that he's signed. So..........we talk about Mitch Marner because we don't know about anything else.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
54:48
September 17, 2019
Episode 26: A Star is Born - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In this episode, we ramble on about quirky news in the hockey world and prevent Alson's ego from reaching even higher heights.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:07:51
September 8, 2019
Episode 25: Dog Days of Summer / Season Premiere - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Though the NHL season doesn't start for another month, Season 1 begins for the Bag of Pucks Podcast. Just another content-filled episode where nothing flows, we don't do any prep, and we go off-topic over and over again. Listen to the end for some puppy trivia!!! Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
57:38
September 1, 2019
Episode 24: The End??? - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Another late uploaded episode...is this the end of the Bag of Pucks??? Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod  Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:19:28
August 27, 2019
Episode 23: World Cup of Money - Bag of Pucks Podcast
If you want to listen to a 6 minute long, profanity-filled rant, has Alson got something for you this week. We chat about the probability of the World Cup of Hockey in 2021 and how the NHL could be screwing up their chance to expand the game of hockey.   Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod  Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
48:19
August 18, 2019
Episode 22: Sidekick - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In this episode, we look at Jesse Puljujarvi's debatable hot take and whether one of the most accomplished sidekicks ever to play deserves a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
47:55
August 4, 2019
Episode 21: RUSSISSONS - Bag of Pucks Podcast
We go controversial this week with Alson disagreeing with one of the arguably most team-friendly deal signed this summer and Geoffrey pulls a conspiracy out of nowhere.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
57:20
July 29, 2019
Episode 20: Backwater Joint - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Chaos ensues when two Alberta teams make a trade and the Sens are showing us how to be great at budgeting your money.  BONUS: If you wanna hear a bad Don Cherry impersonation, Alson will give you two variations of things you never wanna hear in your life again.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
53:37
July 21, 2019
Episode 19: Arbitration All-Star Team - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In this week's episode, we form our starting lineup of players going into salary arbitration this summer. Not every player is a household name but we  look at some interesting cases and players that just might go into arbitration instead of settling beforehand.  Disclaimer: We kind of recorded at the same time as the Binnington signing so feel free to skip that section of the episode :) Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
59:38
July 14, 2019
Episode 18: FRENZY!!! - Bag of Pucks Podcast
The boys (attempt to) recap a very busy Canada Day and NHL free agent frenzy. Forgive us for missing your team's most important signing or your favourite player moving to another team but we couldn't cover over a hundred signing in the hour we had to record :(  Plus, our thoughts on a few offseason trades (mainly Leafs trades for Geoffrey).  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
49:00
July 2, 2019
Episode 17: Canadian RFA Primer - Bag of Pucks Podcast
This week, we pick one RFA from each of the 7 Canadian teams (sorry, American listeners) and discuss what type of contracts we might see them signing. Also, more shit talking of the Senators and Oilers (sorry, Edmonton and Ottawa fans).  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:12:46
June 21, 2019
Episode 16: Bit by bit - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Post-Stanley Cup Final reactions, recent hockey moves, and a free agent prediction. A true bag of pucks episode where there's no flow and we talk about anything and everything Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
48:04
June 17, 2019
Episode 15: Ohana - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Ohana means family. - Lilo and Stitch. In this week's episode (perhaps the last one of the NHL season), we discuss how family may affect hockey decisions and the futures for Patrick Marleau, Erik Karlsson, and Pat Maroon in the upcoming offseason.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
48:12
June 9, 2019
Episode 14: OFFER SHEEEEETS - Bag of Pucks Podcast
The rare and mythical offer sheet. No one has seen one in over 12 years but could this be the year where we finally see it again? The boys search the NHL for the most likely (and one outrageous) candidates to be offer sheeted successfully in the offseason. Agree? Disagree? Let us know on twitter at: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:16:02
June 2, 2019
Episode 13: Stanley Cup Preview - Bag of Pucks Podcast
The Stanley Cup Final is here! The boys breakdown the matchup between the Bruins and the Blues and make some WILD predictions while trying to stay on topic for longer than 2 minutes. Also, a little bit of Sharks talk as they prepare for a crucial offseason ahead.   Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:12:06
May 27, 2019
Episode 12: No Replays vs VAR - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In this short and sweet episode, the boys argue over the need for video review/instant replay and question the hand pass rule. Also, we discover if Geoffrey is actually a Bruins bandwagoner or not... P.S. Sorry for the echoing in the recording. We were having a bit of trouble of the mic but we'll have it fixed for next time! Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
43:38
May 19, 2019
Episode 11: We're BACK!!! - Bag of Pucks Podcast
We're BACK!!!!!!! The boys are all over the place this episode, catching up on hockey news over the last two weeks and ranting about pointless hockey things (mainly Alson). We have a little bit of everything for everyone this week so give us a listen!! Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:02:04
May 13, 2019
Episode 10: TRUCULENCE - Bag of Pucks Podcast
The guys are combining two of Alson's favourite things; Truculence and NHL Drafting.  In a special episode before they take a one week break, they draft like they've never drafted before. The guys make some questionable draft picks in a questionable draft premise, and just hang out. A little different than most episodes, we hope you like it.  Follow us on Twitter here: https://www.twitter.com/BOP_pod Follow us on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
54:11
April 27, 2019
Episode 9: Bob The Builder - Bag of Pucks Podcast
On this episode of the Bag of Pucks podcast, the guys put on their Bob The Builder caps and try to plan a renovation! The renovation project? The President Trophy winning Tampa Bay Lightning. How do you fix one of the best regular season teams in the world? Well don't you worry, the guys have got you, but you have to listen to find out!  Have opinions? Make sure to tell us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bop_pod
59:51
April 21, 2019
Episode 8: Craazzy 8s - Bag of Pucks Podcast
An episode less than an hour long??? In this episode of the Bag of Pucks Podcast, the boys dive into the stats world to find the most obscure stats in each playoff series involving the number of 8. Also, we give you our updated predictions for the playoffs (because we can and because we forgot to submit our brackets).  Check out the podcast on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es Check out the podcast on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bag-of-pucks/id1454580877?mt=2 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bag-of-pucks/support
58:28
April 16, 2019
Episode 7: Lucky Number 7 - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In this episode of  the Bag of Pucks Podcast, the guys talk luck. They place way too much weighting on PDO and other fancy stats, while Alson learns how bad his idea of stats are. Is Patrick Laine unlucky, or are teams starting to figure him out? Is Ryan Getzlaf elite anymore? How does Alson know so much about slot machines but doesn't gamble? How does Geoffrey know so little about slot machines?  The guys finish up the podcast with their playoff predictions and Draft Lottery Predictions, and spoiler alert: Alson doesn't want the Kings to win the lottery. Check out the podcast on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es Check out the podcast on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bag-of-pucks/id1454580877?mt=2 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bag-of-pucks/support
1:18:02
April 9, 2019
Episode 6: Fortune Tellers - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In this episode of the Bag of Pucks Podcast, the guys look into their Crystal Ball. They discuss who will be making the Team Canada World Championship roster, as per usual, come up with some TERRIBLE picks as hot takes, and Geoffrey doesn't believe Connor McDavid makes the roster. Alson picks way too many Kings players and refuses to give up on them.  The guys also discuss who will be the Wild Card teams, and who misses the playoffs completely.  Check out the podcast on Spotify here:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es  Check out the podcast on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bag-of-pucks/id1454580877?mt=2   
1:21:41
March 30, 2019
Episode 5: Look Ma We Have Friends! - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In this episode, the guys bring in a guest. Extra people equal extra shenanigans! They also talk about the Leafs, and Alson has a terrible hot take about Kyle Dubas. Is Garret Sparks the future backup or do the Leafs need to bring up reinforcements? The guys discuss it along with some extra hot takes.  The guys also talk about the absolute trainwreck comments by Bob Nicholson, and finish up the trainwreck of a podcast with some Leafs trivia. If you like what we do, make sure to check us out on Spotify and iTunes here: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bag-of-pucks/id1454580877?mt=2 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
1:42:16
March 25, 2019
Episode 4: Pierre Dorion Is A Wizard - Bag of Pucks Podcast
In this episode the guys try to spit some hot takes. They discuss how the Senators may have made a smart move by giving up the 2019 1st instead of the 2018 1st.  Alson also realizes he's terrible with NHL trivia.  Check us out on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/bop_pod Check us out on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bag-of-pucks/id1454580877?mt=2 Check us out on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
52:32
March 19, 2019
Episode 3: Commissioner Geoffrey Bettman?? - Bag of Pucks Podcast
If you could be Gary Bettman, what rule changes would you make to the NHL?? Listen to us debate this week on some of our controversial rule changes we would like to see in the NHL. Check us out on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/bop_pod Check us out on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bag-of-pucks/id1454580877?mt=2 Check us out on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
59:32
March 10, 2019
Episode 2: Dumpster Fire - Bag of Pucks Podcast
We beat the dead horse known as the Senators a little further. Alson and Geoffrey go off topic, and bad puns galore. Check us out on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/bop_pod Check us out on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bag-of-pucks/id1454580877?mt=2 Check us out on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ib3yq4quqK62RAC6465es
41:54
March 4, 2019
Episode 1: Trade Deadline/What Are We Doing? - Bag of Pucks Podcast
Our first episode! Do we really know what we're doing? Not really. But join us in our path to figure out what we're doing. Follow us on Twitter @bop_pod!
1:34:11
February 28, 2019