On this edition of the Hockey Writers Podcast, we chat the Edmonton Oilers and their formal offer to Ken Holland for the GM's role, we bring in The Old Prof to talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs and Stephen Ground stops by to chat about the St. Louis Blues.
On this edition of the Hockey Writers Podcast, Brandon fills in for Jim who was unable to host this week. The special guest is Zeke from The Hockey Writers to chat the San Jose Sharks first-round victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.
An exciting first round of the playoffs was highlighted (or low-lighted depending on your viewpoint) by the Vegas vs. San Jose series which ended in controversial fashion. A 5-minute major penalty by Cody Eakin, which many thought wasn't a penalty, helped spur the Sharks onto four goals and eventually a win.
On this edition of the Hockey Writers Podcast, we're bringing Euegene Helfrick to talk the shocking Tampa Bay Lightning loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in four games and Conner McTague to talk the Penguins getting swept by the New York Islanders.
How did two teams manage to perform so badly, especially the Lightning who won 62 games in the NHL's regular season and were the Presidents Trophy Winners?
On the 18th episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, Brandon and I take a good long look at the NHL franchises that either missed or will probably miss the 2018-19 NHL postseason. We focus on the teams that probably were expected to do more, but for some reason just couldn't pull it all together.
It's just the two of us this week, talking back and forth and chatting hockey. It's one of the least formal episodes we've done but one of the most fun as well. We hope you enjoy.
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Brandon and I look specifically at the LA Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim Ducks and New Jersey Devils. We also take a quick look at the Columbus Blue Jackets and ask out loud, what happens if this team doesn't make it? Considering all they did to try and get in this season, that could be devastating.
We look at record-breaking individual efforts by players with the Oilers, what might happen to someone like Taylor Hall if the Devils can't pull it together and if teams like Anaheim and Los Angeles will ever be contenders considering the massive contracts they have on the books and how neither team appears to be getting any younger.
Finally, what happens with free agents like Jeff Skinner or a host of players in Columbus?
On the 17th episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, Brandon Share-Cohen stops in to chat the news of the week in the NHL and we take a few minutes with Jonathan Willis of The Athletic to talk the Edmonton Oilers, their hopes for the playoffs, an 8-4 victory over the LA Kings and future franchise decisions.
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Jonathan Willis stops in to chat the Edmonton Oilers. Recently winning an 8-4 decision over the LA Kings, the team looked to be clicking on all cylinders. Why now?
On the 16th episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, Brandon Share-Cohen stops in to chat the news of the week in the NHL and we chat with The Old Prof and Stephen Ground to talk Toronto Maple Leafs and St. Louis Blues respectively.
On This Week’s THW Podcast
We start by visiting with regular guest Brandon Share-Cohen to talk all things NHL news including a couple of NHL extensions and some key injuries to playoff teams.
We then visit with The Old Prof who wrote two articles on The Hockey Writers recently. One was in regard to Garret Sparks essentially calling out the Maple Leafs after some disappointing play and the other about two names that might be leaving the team, Jake Gardiner and Connor Brown.
On the 15th episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, Brandon Share-Cohen stops in to chat the news of the week in the NHL. We talk with Scott Wheeler of The Athletic about the Toronto Maple Leafs and visit with Eric Friesen of THW to talk Edmonton Oilers and more.
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On This Week’s THW Podcast
We start by visiting with regular guest Brandon Share-Cohen to talk all things NHL news. From the Morgan Reilly investigation to Carey Price's record-setting 315 wins in Montreal to injuries on key teams going into the playoffs and what star players are being forced to do to defend themselves in today's game, resulting in suspensions.
One-on-One With The Athletic's Scott Wheeler (28:39)
We then head over to Toronto to chat with Scott Wheeler of The Athletic and ask about the Maple Leafs loss to the Blackhawks on Wednesday, if there are any concerns about the injuries, the play of the team and more heading into the postseason. We also touch on the Maple Leafs signing college free agent Joseph Duszak and whether or not he'll see any action this season.
Eric Friesen Edmonton Oilers (50:20)
THW contributor Eric Friesen stops by to talk the Edmonton Oilers, their playoff push, Connor McDavid's third-consecutive 100-point season and the GM search in Edmonton. Is Leon Draisaitl the real deal? Are the Oilers strong enough to make a 10-2-0 push to the end the campaign? Will they call on anyone from the Bakersfield Condors who are having an unbelievable season in the AHL?
On the 14th episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, Brandon Share-Cohen stops in to chat about what has so far been a bit of a slower news week in the NHL. That said, there are still some interesting topics to chat about.
We visit with former NHL'er Sean Brown. An ex-Edmonton Oiler, Boston Bruin, New Jersey Devil, and Vancouver Canucks player, Brown spent many years in the NHL but also five years playing hockey in Europe. He saw his hockey career change over time and with it, watched how the game changed while he was a part of it professionally. He brings a wealth of experience to coaching and skill development for young athletes and these days that's what he enjoys doing on a regular basis.
On the 13th episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, Brandon Share-Cohen and I chat all things NHL Trade Deadline day analysis. We look closely at the biggest trades to fall on Monday, what it means for NHL franchises moving foward, who has the best playoff hopes and who won and lost all the moves that were made.
As we scroll through the biggest deals of the day, we talk Mark Stone going to Vegas, what the Columbus Blue Jackets did and how big a risk they took, who made out the best and why some teams didn't do much of anything considering the buzz heading into deadline day.
On the 12th episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, we give a final update on the NHL Trade Deadline as we visit with Josh Bell who covers the Ottawa Senators for the Hockey Writers, with Tony Wolak who covers the Detroit Red Wings and with Eugene Helfrick who covers the Tampa Bay Lightning.
What to Expect on the Podcast This Week…
I touch on a quick update on the NHL trade deadline that is only four days away and while a player like Charline Coyle was moved yesterday to the Bruins and Hagelin to the Washington Capitals today, we're still waiting for the big names to go. Most of the delay seems to be teams waiting to see what the Ottawa Senators will do.
On the 11th episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, we asked Brandon Share-Cohen (THW news reporter) and Kyle Gipe (THW Nashville Predators analyst) to join us to cover predictions for the NHL Trade Deadline. Who are the most likely of players to be moved?
Kyle, Brandon and myself (Jim Parsons) made up our lists in completely different ways, with no rules and it was interesting to see how they were similar in some ways and very different in others.
Among the most popular names were:
Artemi Panarin, Matt Duchene, Cam Talbot, Ilya Kovalchuk, Kevin Hayes and Wayne Simmonds.
Who else made our list? Have a listen.
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On the tenth episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, we'll visit again with Brandon Share-Cohen to cover the news including the big signing by the Toronto Maple Leafs who locked in their star center for another five seasons in Auston Matthews.
Then, we make a call to our neighbour in Edmonton and chat with Allan Mitchell, aka Lowetide, from TSN 1260, lowetide.ca and The Athletic who will come in and talk all things the Edmonton Oilers. What's going on with the Oilers who have lost three in a row and embarrassed themselves against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday?
What's next? Are they sellers, who will be the new Oilers GM? Is Cam Talbot staying or going?
Part II of the ninth episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, we finish our interview with Ryan Ferizovic about the Maple Leafs, head on over the Philadelphia to talk the Flyers with Matt Mastrogiovanni and we bring in Andrew Chelney of the Chel Squared Podcast to talk the New York Rangers.
On the ninth episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, we bring a number of writers from our THW family to speak on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers, the All-Star Game, news around the league and more. Plus, we have a special guest on to talk about the New York Rangers as we bring in Andrew Chelney of the Chel Squared Podcast.
This is part one of two parts for Episode 9.
On the eighth episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, we bring a host of our contributing team, including a former Oilers writer to talk everything big in the NHL this week. Focusing on the Edmonton Oilers changes, the current run the San Jose Sharks are on and the drama out of Ottawa, we hit on all sorts of topics.
Our special guests this week include Shane Sander (Oilers), Zeke (Sharks), Josh Bell (Senators) and we start the show with Brandon Share-Cohen who helped us with a quick overview of all the topics on the show this week.
On the seventh episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, we bring a bit shorter version of the show, covering the latest in NHL rumors, but also focusing on an NHL franchise that has been in the news a lot lately. We invited Aaron Portzline of The Athletic, The Hockey News, and The NHL Network on to chat with us about all the drama happening in Columbus.
What's really happening there? Is this is the beginning of the end for one of the best goaltenders in the NHL?
On the sixth episode of the Hockey Writers Podcast (hosted by Jim Parsons) we brought in two regular contributors from The Hockey Writers family. We spent a good hour and change with JD Killian who covers the Colorado Avalanche and Kyle Gipe who covers the Nashville Predators. Both, along with Jim, gave their thoughts on the season that was in 2018 and what to expect out of the new year in 2019.
No two teams have been more front and center than the Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers this week. In one city, the CEO called out two of its star players and set the hockey world on fire with the colorful language used to describe their play. In another city, the GM has been making trades and moves in an attempt to stop a five-game losing streak, adding depth on their blue line but in the process picking up a player who has a heated history with the star of the team.
We’ll bring in Sean Shapiro of the Athletic and Reid Wilkins with the Edmonton Oilers and 630 Ched and talk all about the Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers. It’s the Stars, it’s the Oilers on Episode 5 of The Hockey Writers podcast!
On the fourth episode of the Hockey Writers Podcast, we bring in two respected Hockey Writers contributors in Stephen Ground and Greg Boysen and discussed the top five stories of 2018 in the NHL.
We all know that the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup and Ovechkin erased all doubts he couldn't win the big one. But, was that the top story of the 2018 season and calendar year? Where did the discussion on the Toronto Maple Leafs and John Tavares or William Nylander rank? Plus, we can't forget the Cinderella story that was the Vegas Golden Knights expansion season.
On the third episode of the Hockey Writers Podcast, my made quick stops in Pittsburgh to chat with Shane Darrow and Tampa Bay to talk with Eugene Helfrick but the bulk of our show this week was on the topic of NHL officiating. A hot-button topic recently, just this past week there were countless instances where calls weren't being made, where stars were getting frustrated with the inconsistency in the games and one coach addressed the state of the NHL towards star players as troubling.
It made sense to go straight to someone who would really know how to put a label on the problem. Our special guest this week was former NHL referee, Kerry Fraser.
On the very first episode of the new Hockey Writers Podcast, I went from Edmonton to San Jose, stopped in Buffalo and Toronto and had a lengthy conversation for NHL Hall of Famer and former goaltender Grant Fuhr.