This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: It's our 2021-22 Central Division Preview. We break down the Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets as follows: - Predicted place in standings - Likes - Dislikes - Overall outlook if a fan of that team stopped us in the street Plus, listener mailbag questions on which Central fanbase will be most disappointed, Vladimir Tarasenko's future and more!
Senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin break down all eight teams from the Atlantic Division and answer questions from listeners.
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - The Montreal Canadiens have until Saturday to match the Carolina Hurricanes' one-year, $6.1-million offer sheet for Jesperi Kotkaniemi. What should Habs GM Marc Bergevin do? - Jack Eichel switches agents, hires CAA super-agent Pat Brisson. What impact will Brisson have on the Buffalo Sabres' chances of trading Eichel? - Predicting surprise snubs and invitees for the Canadian men's 2022 Olympic squad - Do the Canadian and American women's national teams, set to meet in the World Championship final, own the greatest rivalry in sports? - Has Matvei Michkov surpassed Connor Bedard in the 2023 draft-prodigy pecking order? - Listener mailbag, including: who are some other offer-sheet targets still dangling out there? And much more!
Kim St-Pierre is the first female goaltender inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and is most remembered for her incredible play in the Salt Lake City finale in 2002 when the Canadian women brought back gold for the first time. She reminisces with Sami Jo Small about big games, great teammates, and lessons learned.
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This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - Henrik Lundqvist retires. Where does he rank among the best all-time goaltenders? - Defenseman and reigning No. 1 overall draft pick Owen Powers opts for another year at Michigan rather than joining the Buffalo Sabres. Is it a smart decision? - Vladimir Tarasenko and Evgeny Kuznetsov remain with their respective clubs but are still more likely than not to be traded. Which teams are the best fits? - More and more NHL teams are announcing plans to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests to attend games in 2021-22. Is the policy too lenient? - Hilary Knight sets the all-time goals record at the women's worlds. Where does she rank among greatest players ever? - Lightning round: predictions for the 2021-22 NHL season - Listener mailbag, including: which goalie younger than 25 is most likely to have his number retired someday? And more!
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writer Ryan Kennedy: It's a special all-mailbag edition for the dog days of summer! Listener questions include: - A rookie ready to shine - Are the Senators close to being a Stanley Cup contender? - Which player needs to have a make-it-or-break-it-year? - Who is the most underpaid goaltender right now? And more!
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writer Matt Larkin: It's a special all-mailbag edition for the dog days of summer! Listener questions include: - Will Tuukka Rask play in the NHL again? - Would the Oilers trade Leon Draisaitl if they don't improve in the next couple seasons? - Which teams would roll the dice on a Jack Eichel disk surgery? - Will Kirill Kaprizov really leave for the KHL? - What is Sean Monahan's trade value? And much more!
On a special episode of The Hockey News Podcast, Chicago Blackhawks defensemen and brothers Seth and Caleb Jones join senior writer Matt Larkin to discuss a variety of topics, including: - Why Seth committed to the Blackhawks on a long-term deal - Their reactions to becoming teammates after both were traded this off-season - Training and living together - Seth's venture into the Hemp and CBD business as a brand ambassador for Uncle Bud's - The idea of becoming role models for the black hockey community as teammates - Rapid Fire Game: including trying to guess each other's EA Sports ratings And much more!
This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin? - Evander Kane's wife Anna Kane accuses him of gambling on his own games and throwing games. If the NHL finds evidence to confirm his guilt, what is an appropriate punishment? - A few playoff contenders have been notably silent this off-season. Which fan bases should be particularly worried about their teams standing pat? - Jack Eichel's agents issue a statement claiming that the trade process isn't working and that he needs permission for surgery soon if he wants to recover for the 2021-22 season. What does Sabres GM Kevyn Adams do now? - Marc-Andre Fleury changes his mind and decides he'll play for the Chicago Blackhawks this coming season. Will they make the playoffs with him in their net? - No more David Krejci and perhaps no more Tuukka Rask. With few players left from their 2011 championship team, are the Bruins watching their Stanley Cup window close? - Listener mailbag, including: predicting the next captains for the six franchises with vacancies And more!
On the latest Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin: - We run down the winners and losers as Day 1 of 2021 NHL free agency winds down. Which teams made the smartest moves? Which teams did too much or too little? - Which high-impact players are still available on the UFA market? And more!