Nick Maraldo and AQ Shipley, yes the center for the Arizona Cardinals... dive into all the important hockey topics going on in the world to make sure you have your weekly dosage of puck. Come join us for a little hockey talk.
Rumor guru @NHLRumorsDaily joins the show and the guys recap some of the deals that have gone down so far and look ahead at what to expect before the trade deadline on Monday 2/24. If you have a question on who's going where? There's an answer for you in this show.
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An in depth conversation with former NHL D man and tough guy Stu Bickel. If you've ever wondered what it's like to fight through the ranks from juniors all the way to the show this is the episode for you. From his toughest scraps, playing for John Tortorella, to his transition to coaching Stu lays it all out. You can follow Stu on twitter at @StuBickel.
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Jesse Marshall (Twitter: @jmarshfof) from the Athletic joins the show for a crash course in analytics and "fancy stats" in today's game. Jesse breaks it all down in a digestible fashion to help understand what the hell all these stats mean. Plus the boys discuss Ovechkin's record breaking goal pace in his quest to 700 and eventually catching Gretzky. The Columbus Blue Jackets are turning heads thanks to their new man in between the pipes meanwhile Toronto has found themselves in bit of trouble in net. JT Miller from the Canucks had some choice words when taking on the Big Bad Bruins and they caused a bit of a stir.
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A quick recap of the All Star weekend in St. Louis and some good (and bad) news about the Mighty Ducks coming back into our lives with Disney+. Former NHLer and current NHL Network and TSN analyst Mike Johnson joins the show to chat about his career, the trade deadline, the playoff push, and shares some classic stories. You can find Mike on twitter @Mike_p_Johnson
The boys interview the NHL's lead color commentator and one of the best broadcasters and in all of sports Mr. Eddie Olczyk.
Edzo is a former 1st round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks, who scored in his very 1st NHL game, then went on to play 16 seasons in the NHL, a US olympian, former head coach, a member of the US Hockey Hall of fame and a member of the 1994 Stanley Cup winning New York Rangers.
Edzo recently released a very personal and detailed book “Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life" available on amazon and anywhere books are sold. From shooting hundreds of tennis balls at a goal in his childhood living room to the ups and downs of his improbable hockey career to rollicking stories from the booth and the backstretch, Olczyk guides readers on his journey toward his ultimate test: a battle against Stage 3 colon cancer. For years, Olczyk's goal was to be the best husband, father, broadcaster, and handicapper he could be. Today he has a new one: to bring as much awareness and support to those fighting cancer as he possibly can. In this emotional but often hilarious autobiography, you'll learn why the people who know Eddie Olczyk best might describe him as "tremendously tremendous."
Pat McAfee, CFO Phil Mains, and Gump join AQ & Nick to chat about Ovi's incredible goal scoring run, Justin Williams return the Hurricanes, Penguins fans giving Matt Murray the "Bronx cheer," and the Chicago Blackhawks fighting at practice plus the return of Coach Q with Florida.
On the forty year anniversary of the historic "Miracle on Ice" the captain of the 1980 U.S Men’s Olympic Hockey Team, Mike Eruzione joins the show to chat about winning the gold, Coach Herb Brooks, the movie "Miracle", NHL players in the Olympics, and his life after hockey. Check out Mike's new book "The Making of a Miracle" in stores now.
A pair of surprise firings for Gerard Gallant in Vegas and GM Ray Shero in New Jersey have @NHLRumorsDaily calling in to help us sort through the front office drama plus some rumored names on the trade block. Nick and AQ dive in on Crosby returning the Pens, Brad Marchand's whiff, Filip Forsberg's beautiful Michigan/Lacrosse goal, and the Kassian/Tkachuk hits and asswhooping.
We're back! A new season and even though we're mid way through we look back on some of the top story lines from the first half of the season and what went right and what went very wrong for some teams. Justin Williams is back in Carolina and we talk about what that means and his impact. What's going on in Nashville... Plus some hockey betting talk and Nick and AQ give their 5 most under appreciated players from the last decade.
Find out everything that went down with the NHL Free Agency period. Our Canadian brother Gump joins the show and we discuss the major moves and money being thrown around by the NHL GMs. Tune in to find out who got paid and who got played.
With the NHL Draft approaching this weekend the offseason is in full swing and already off to a hot a start. We welcome @NHLRumorsDaily to the show to talk trade and free agency rumors and reports. Multiple trades have already gone down this week and the guys analyze what's gone down and what could be coming. Check out his work at https://nhlrumorsdaily.com/.
The St. Louis Blues are your 2019 Stanley Cup Champions after a harrowing 7 game series. This episode takes a look back at how the Blues went from worst to first, their run through the playoffs, and some eye opening numbers. The guys talk their highlights and favorite moments of the 2019 season and take a quick look ahead at the offseason.
10 year pro Eric Tangradi joins the show to talk about his journey as a 10 year professional hockey player in the NHL and AHL. He shares some insight from his time in Pittsburgh, what the locker room was like with Sidney Crosby, going against Steve Downie in juniors, his battle with concussion symptoms, his growth as a player and person, and his what's next in his career. The guys also recap game 4 from the Stanley Cup Finals and dig into how the Bruins will move forward without Zdeno Chara.
2 Games down in the Stanley Cup Final and the series is even at 1 game a piece. The Blues managed to escape Boston with a game 2 OT win after Carl Gunnarson calls his shot. The boys talk about St. Louis problem with penalties and Boston's depth players putting any doubt to rest. Pat McAfee stops in and gives his take on the finals so far and his fondness for going "top ched."
The Blues took care of a short handed San Jose club to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals in a rematch of the 1970's against the Boston Bruins. Gorms takes some unnecessary shots at Bobby Orr's famous flying goal and the boys preview and offer up their predictions for the finales. A Happy Birthday to AQ Shipley and a few touching notes from him with a personal story in relation to the way St. Louis and Blues have rallied around "Gloria."
Tuukka put on a performance for the ages to give the Bruins a 3-0 series lead and the guys discuss how he turned from pariah to hero. Looking out west who's inconsistency will cost them the series and what will it take for either the Sharks or Blues to take control. Also, a little debate on what the NHL can do to improve video review and still be efficient.
Justin Williams isn't happy with his or his teams effort being down 2-0 in the series to Boston and called game 2 a "Poop sandwich." Who does Carolina start in net in game 3? The guys offer up their advice to coach Rod. Some sloppy play from the Blues has the Sharks up 1-0, they've bounced back and dominated on the road all playoffs can they keep it going in the Shark Tank?
A heroic effort from Ben Bishop fell just short in a game 7 defeat to the St. Louis Blues and the boys tell who they think is going to be make their picks for the San Jose/Colorado game 7 series clincher tonight. A few thoughts on the McAvoy suspension and the current rules regarding hits to the head as well as a look ahead to the ECF with Boston and the Jerks in Carolina.
The Hurricanes sweep has caused Don Cherry to lose his mind and there is all kinds of petty in Carolina. All eyes were on Dallas and St. Louis yesterday and it was more than just the hockey that had everyone glued to their TV. The Sharks are circling and the Blue Jackets are trying to hold the line before a potential retreat in each of their respective series plus the guys dig into the Ken Holland hiring in Edmonton and the situation in Detroit.
Can the Islanders find some offense and turn this series around tonight? Can Boston find some production from their big time players? Can Brad Marchand help himself at all after a cheap shot to Scott Harrington? All these questions are discussed on today's episode as well as a roast of Stars D man Lindell after his flop fest. AQ shares a story from the gridiron where he let a pest sucker him in and the boys debate if tonight is do or die for the Islanders.
All tied up across the board in the second round except for the Carolina Hurricanes surprisingly up 2 games to none on the road. How does playing in Brooklyn change things for the Islanders compared to Nassau? Can the Blues keep their road win streak alive? Can San Jose overcome and get out of their own heads? The guys discuss the finalists for the Hart/MVP trophy and how the big time players have shown up for Colorado and Columbus.
The San Jose Sharks and Las Vegas Golden Knights put on one of the most incredible, remarkable, and memorable game 7 performances in NHL history last night and the guys dissect how everything came into place. Pat McAfee joins the show to discuss his LOCK of the Golden Knights and the voodoo style curse magic he possesses. Looking ahead to another game 7 tonight as well as sizing up some future playoff series.
Double OT wasn't enough to finish off the Sharks and now Vegas must face their first game 7 in team history. Will they be up to the task? Toronto is still reeling from the 'Drake Curse' and head back to Beantown for a series finale. The guys also try to figure out if Carolina and Nashville have enough in the tank to stretch their series to 7. What bandwagon are the boys jumping on now?
Things went south quickly for Tampa and Pittsburgh as the boys breakdown the shocking sweeps. After a disturbing start lady luck has kissed the Vegas Golden Knights and Mark Stone has them rolling. Thoughts on the Ryan Reaves/Evander Kane feud as well as the Ovechkin knockout. Analysis on the remaining playoff series and some vindication for Gorman with his Toronto pick.
After a historical season Tampa Bay is on the ropes and time is running out. The boys breakdown what's happened to make Pittsburgh look so pedestrian. Nothing lifts the spirits like a quick trip to Vegas and putting the theory of defense wins championships to the test in the Nashville-Dallas series. They recap all of the action over the weekend and look ahead to the 4 series playing their game 3's tonight.
Special guest Pat McAfee joins the show and chimes in on his "lock" plus a wild night to kick things off across the league. The boys break down a HUGE come from behind upset victory by Columbus, a road win for the Dallas Stars, and a sloppy uninspired Penguins team drops game 1 in a rowdy Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. Looking ahead to tonights games, the guys breakdown the remaining series and give their takes.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs kick off tonight! The guys breakdown all of the series dropping the puck tonight. They also go on record with their picks for winners of every series as well as their cup winners. The PMI Playoff Bracket challenge is live where you can enter your picks and compete against Nick, Gorms, & AQ check out @ThatsHockeyTalk on twitter for the link. The winner will have get their pick of multiple free items from Store.PatMcAfeeShow.Com. Part 2 will release tomorrow with reactions and previews of Thursday nights games.
With 2 games left in the season Nick, Gorms, and AQ Shipley break down the playoff race. The East has been Tampa’s playground but they have some questions to answer in the post season. A couple big names are returning from injuries and their potential impacts are discussed. What lies ahead for a few non playoff teams and the guys break down some interesting comments coming out of Edmonton.
Nick, Gorms, and AQ look forward to the playoffs and some potential matchups. Who’s getting in and who’s left at home with a shot at the #1 overall pick. Is the current playoff format the right way to get the best matchups and make sure the best teams get a shot at the cup? A lot of Norris Trophy debate and some heated comments from Drew Doughty plus the guys have a potential solution to help shine some light on the league’s best defensemen.
Nick, Gorms, and AQ Shipley recap one of the best games of the season with the President's Trophy winning Tampa Bay Lightning going into the Verizon Center taking on the defending Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals in a potential playoff preview. They breakdown who the real 2nd best team in the league is and attempt to get to the bottom of the Penguins recent late game collapses. There are some mixed opinions on the Carolina Hurricanes Storm Surge celebrations but the guys agree the Canes are for real. Plus a little breakdown for a "slumping" player and what that really means and a playoff projection for both conferences.
Presented by The Pat McAfee Show 2.0, in the first installment of "That's Hockey Talk," Nick Maraldo and Gorms dive into some of the hot button issues that are making waves around the NHL right now as we get closer and closer to the playoffs, talk about who they like right now, some of their most hated players in the NHL, and more as they cover everything you might've missed this week in hockey. Along the way, Arizona Cardinals center AQ Shipley will join the guys to give his thoughts on all the happenings around the league. Subscribe, rate, and review, and come have a good time with us.