The Hockey News Podcast

The Hockey News Podcast

The Hockey News
This is The Hockey News Podcast. Each week we’ll bring our experts together, along with special guests, to talk about all the important issues in the hockey world.
Which NHL GMs Are on the Hot Seat?
Welcome to The Hockey News Wraparound Show, where we tackle hockey topics in bite-sized segments as the off-season continues. Ryan Kennedy and Jacob Stoller take a look around the NHL and analyze some off-season moves, what's still to come and much more. Here's what they discussed: 0:00: Which NHL GMs are on the hot seat? 4:23: How has new Edmonton Oilers prospect Matthew Savoie’s development been so far? 8:17: Who are the top NHL free agents left? 11:00: Does a Mitch Marner trade make sense now? 14:15: Could the Anaheim Ducks surprise teams this year? 16:33: Is the Vegas Golden Knights' competitive window closing? 20:05: Is Rutger McGroarty NHL-ready? 22:28: Which teams should’ve been more active in free agency? 26:10: What's going on with the 'Yzerplan' in Detroit? 30:25: Which teams are still due for a big move this summer? 33:00: Two rounds of "Would you Rather" featuring young players taking off in the NHL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12
36 min
Top Storylines After the Beginning of NHL Free Agency
Welcome to The Hockey News Wraparound Show, where we discuss hockey topics in bite-sized segments throughout the off-season. The NHL's on the other end of two weeks of full-fledged action, featuring the Cup final Game 7, draft and beginning of free agency. Here's what Michael Traikos and Jacob Stoller discussed: 0:00: Where do the Florida Panthers stand as Stanley Cup contenders after July 1? 3:02: What are some non-playoff teams with a shot to appear in the 2024-25 post-season? 8:30: Who are the top NHL free agents left? 12:20: Will Mitch Marner remain a Toronto Maple Leaf for all of 2024-25? 17:45: The NHL reinstated Joel Quenneville, Stan Bowman and Al MacIsaac. 22:40: Are the Nashville Predators Stanley Cup contenders after getting Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Marchessault and Brady Skjei? 27:45: What's the outlook for the Winnipeg Jets? 31:34: What about the Pittsburgh Penguins? 34:56: Could there be an offer sheet signed this off-season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 5
37 min
2024 NHL Draft Preview with Tony Ferrari
Welcome to the 2024 NHL draft preview edition of The Hockey News Wraparound Show, featuring hockey topics in bite-sized segments. Draft and prospect expert Tony Ferrari joined Jacob Stoller for this episode. Here's what they discussed: 0:00: How does Tony evaluate NHL draft prospects? 4:33: There's uncertainty about who the Chicago Blackhawks will draft second overall. 8:00: How many defensemen will be taken in the top 10? 9:15: How does Ivan Demidov compare to Matvei Michkov? 11:14: Would you rather have Zeev Buium vs. Zayne Parekh? 12:53: Which teams could trade up or down before or during the draft? 15:09: Will Berkly Catton be this year’s Zach Benson? 16:46: Is Cole Eiserman still the best pure goal-scorer in this class? 19:27: Who will the Sharks target at pick No. 14? 21:54: Does Tij Iginla make sense for the Calgary Flames? 24:14: Outside of Celebrini, which player is the most NHL-ready? 25:47: Who is this year’s version of Easton Cowan? 27:25: The top five forwards available at the draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27
31 min
As the NHL Playoffs End, There's Much More To Come
Welcome to another episode of The Hockey News Wraparound Show, featuring NHL topics in bite-sized segments as the Stanley Cup final ends and off-season officially begins. Here's what Michael Traikos and Jacob Stoller discussed: 0:00: The Florida Panthers are Stanley Cup champions. What did we think of Game 7? 3:30: Should Connor McDavid have come out to accept the Conn Smythe Trophy? 5:55: Will McDavid ever win a Cup with the Edmonton Oilers? 11:20: The Matthew Tkachuk trade paid off for the Florida Panthers. 14:49: Is Sergei Bobrovsky reaching Hall of Fame territory with this championship? 19:16: Should Paul Maurice be coaching Team Canada? 23:02: Are the Ottawa Senators a playoff team now that they acquired Linus Ullmark? 28:42: Is Matvei Michkov the new Calder Trophy favorite? 33:30: The Toronto Maple Leafs hired Marc Savard. What will he bring to the squad? 35:30: Who are some free agents who should re-sign with their clubs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25
38 min
NHL Off-Season Picks Up as the Stanley Cup Final Intensifies
Welcome to another episode of The Hockey News Wraparound Show, full of NHL topics in bite-sized segments. Here's what Michael Traikos and Jacob Stoller discussed: 0:00: Pierre-Luc Dubois is traded to the Washington Capitals. Who benefits most? 3:58: Jacob Markstrom heads to the New Jersey Devils. Does this take them to the next level. 7:06: Barkov could be the first Finnish captain to win the Stanley Cup. What are some countries that haven't had a Cup-winning captain yet? 9:45: Should Connor McDavid win the Conn Smythe Trophy, even if the Edmonton Oilers lose? 14:28: Corey Perry scored a big goal in Game 5. Could he avoid a fourth Cup finals loss? 18:05: Which teams are left without a Stanley Cup championship, and which of them are closest to winning? 22:43: What changes will the Toronto Maple Leafs' new coaching staff bring? 27:15: Should the Columbus Blue Jackets be aggressive in free agency? 31:30: How should the San Jose Sharks build around Macklin Celebrini? 35:13: Can Kyle Dubas re-shape the Pittsburgh Penguins into contenders? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20
38 min
Could Pressure Derail the Edmonton Oilers' Home-Ice Advantage?
Welcome to the sixth episode of The Hockey News Wraparound Show, full of NHL topics in bite-sized segments. Here's what Ryan Kennedy and Jacob Stoller discussed: 0:00: What would an injury to Florida Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov mean for the Stanley Cup final? 4:30: Could pressure derail the Edmonton Oilers' home-ice advantage? 6:40: Which defenseman will be taken first at the NHL draft? 9:36: Outside of Macklin Celebrini, who is the most NHL-ready forward at the draft? 12:45: Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill won the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award. What's been his best move? 15:20: The Washington Capitals reached an agreement to buy CapFriendly. Should the NHL just have their own site with salary information? 18:55: The Columbus Blue Jackets and Patrik Laine are reportedly working on a trade, according to TSN/The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. Where are some potential destinations? 23:26: Who are some prime buyout candidates? 27:55: Will a handful of pending UFAs stay or go? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13
35 min
How Should Connor McDavid Handle Florida's Physicality?
Welcome to our fifth episode of The Hockey News Wraparound Show. We're discussing the Stanley Cup final, more NHL news and another hockey topics in bite-sized segments. Here's everything Michael Traikos and Jacob Stoller discussed: 0:00: How should Connor McDavid handle Florida's physicality? 4:44: How will Sergei Bobrovsky's run affect Igor Shesterkin's contract? 9:03: Who are some under-the-radar trade candidates? 12:14: Who benefits the most from the NHL's salary cap rising? 15:16: Should the Chicago Blackhawks pursue Jake Guentzel? 19:31: Do draft combine test results matter? 22:31: What are some crazy combine questions? 24:23: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said he's received lots of interest in expansion. What could be the next expansion cities? 28:34: Michael and Jacob predict the first six players at the 4 Nations Face-Off for Canada and the USA. 33:54: They then predict the first six players for Sweden and Finland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10
38 min
Will a Cup Win Make Draisaitl and McDavid Locks to Stay with Oilers?
Welcome to our fourth episode of The Hockey News Wraparound Show. We're discussing a ton of hockey topics in bite-sized segments. Jacob Stoller and Ryan Kennedy discuss more Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers topics ahead of the Stanley Cup final before discussing the NHL draft and more NHL topics. Here's everything on today's episode: 0:00: Ryan’s travel experience for the Stanley Cup final 2:41: Does GM Ken Holland deserve credit for the Oilers' turnaround? 6:02: Do the Florida Panthers deserve to be the heavy betting favorite to win the Cup? 8:38: After this Cup final appearance, are Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid locks to stay in Edmonton? 11:35: Is Oilers blueliner Evan Bouchard a top-10 NHL defenseman? 14:00: Is projected No. 1-overall NHL draft pick Macklin Celebrini being overlooked as a franchise talent? 18:00: Utah's NHL team is down to six potential names. 20:31: What are possible landing spots for Anaheim Ducks center Trevor Zegras if he gets traded? 25:23: Are there any players we would've liked to see in the NHL's upcoming docuseries on Prime Video? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 7
30 min
Stanley Cup Final Preview, X-Factors, Superstitions and More
Welcome to our third episode of The Hockey News Wraparound Show. We're tackling a ton of hockey topics in bite-sized segments. Michael Traikos and Jacob Stoller discuss the early storylines ahead of the Stanley Cup final between the Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers, plus some more NHL topics. Here's everything on today's episode: 0:00: Who has the edge between the Panthers and Oilers? 2:44: The Panthers and Oilers did not touch their conference champion trophies. How do Michael and Jacob feel about the superstition? 4:34: What can the rest of the NHL learn from the Panthers? 7:23: Is Matthew Tkachuk a top-five player in the NHL? What about a top-five playoff player? 10:10: Who is each finalist's X-factor? 13:49: Can Aleksander Barkov shut down Connor McDavid? 16:58: Who are the NHL's latest Conn Smythe Trophy candidates? 21:22: Should the NHL even out the playing field for states with harsher income tax, or is it just an excuse? 25:27: Who should Canada's goaltender be at the 4 Nations Face-Off and the Olympics? 28:20: Should the NHL have a most improved player award? If so, who should win it? 31:54: A blind ranking of past first-overall picks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 4
35 min
Predicting the Over or Under on Popular NHL UFAs
Welcome to our second episode of The Hockey News Wraparound Show. We continue to tackle a ton of hockey topics in bite-sized segments during the rest of the playoffs and off-season. Michael Traikos and Jacob Stoller discuss more storylines in the NHL playoffs and off-seasons for those already eliminated, as well as the PWHL and Memorial Cup. Here's everything on today's episode: 0:00: Who has been the most disappointing Edmonton Oilers player in the Western Conference final? 2:35: The New York Rangers and Florida Panthers are in a very tight series, but which goaltender has the edge the rest of the way? 4:50: Should there be a "buyer beware" label for breaking the bank on a Sam Reinhart deal? 7:33: Will Steven Stamkos return to the Tampa Bay Lightning or hit the open market? How much is he worth? 11:35: Is it time for the PWHL to expand? If so, where? 14:03: After a cameraperson was on the ice for a fight during the Memorial Cup, should the NHL steal this concept? 18:53: Who should be the next coach of the San Jose Sharks? And if the Columbus Blue Jackets change their bench boss, who would replace Pascal Vincent? 22:30: Blue Jackets rookie Adam Fantilli was named a breakout candidate in an upcoming issue of The Hockey News. Who is your pick? 26:15: Do the Ottawa Senators need to make a big move this summer? 29:50: Will Easton Cowan crack the Toronto Maple Leafs' roster next season? 32:35: Over/Under: 2024 NHL free agent contract predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30
39 min
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