Jeff Marek asks Nick Kypreos about the UFAs this weekend, and Brian Burke about the RFAs; on the reported Jacob Trouba deal in New York, and the optimism around the Rangers; on how Mitch Marner is holding up Kyle Dubas, how GMs can handle RFAs now that July 1st is fast approaching, the big lesson from William Nylander, whether a two-year bridge deal would make sense for Marner, possible changes to entry level contracts and the evolution of wingers; on how attractive Sebastian Aho is to other teams; on Kasperi Kapanen's and Andreas Johnsson's contracts, players that are on the move around the league, how busy the Islanders may be, and this year's Hockey Hall of Fame inductees.
Jeff Marek asks John Shannon about the cap crunch facing teams, and Chris Johnston about Roberto Luongo's retirement; on Luongo as a player, his career and growth, why retiring is better for the Panthers as opposed to being placed on LTIR, the effect this has on the Canucks, and where Vancouver is at right now; on where Mitch Marner and the Leafs are at today, where the deadline is, Sebastian Aho being the most attractive player on the RFA list, and whether good players may go the William Nylander route going forward; Flames GM Brad Treliving on selecting Jakob Pelletier in the first round, Mike Smith's future in Calgary, the importance of talking to all free agents, Matthew Tkachuk's next contract, bridge deals, and the RFA market.
Jeff Marek asks John Shannon about the Hall of Fame class of 2019 inductees, and Anthony Stewart about Craig Berube shedding the interim tag; more on the HHOF class; Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on getting the call to the Hall, transitioning from player to executive, his favourite Cup win, his first trade, and entering the Hall with former teammate Vaclav Nedomansky; on the process of electing players and executives to the HOF, and whether personal grudges impact the voting process; on Brian Elliott signing a one-year deal with the Flyers, Shayne Gostisbehere's role with the team, how RFAs are waiting for Mitch Marner and Sebastian Aho to get their deals done, and how the Marner negotiations may be going.
Jeff Marek, Gord Stellick, and Anthony Stewart on who may be named to the Hockey Hall of Fame this year; on the Canucks looking at acquiring Tyler Myers, what else the Canucks might do, how close they are to competing for the Stanley Cup, the Hurricanes and their goaltending situation, and their trading of Calvin de Haan to the Blackhawks; more on the Hurricanes, the Leafs and their cap situation, the Mitch Marner situation and their blueline.
Jeff Marek asks Gord Stellick about the P.K. Subban deal, and John Shannon about the Red Wings' shocking first round selection at the Draft; on the cap crunch facing teams, what kind of activity we can expect over this next little while, and the Canucks' solid pick in the first round; New Jersey Devils F Jack Hughes on when he knew he was being picked first overall at the draft, how excited he is to join the Devils, players he admired growing up, his athletic family, his relationship with his brother Quinn, and when he knew he could make it in hockey; on Kappo Kakko, on Travis Sanheim re-signing with the Flyers, Sergei Bobrovsky and Artemi Panarin meeting up with Dale Tallon later this week, the Canucks' acquisition of J.T. Miller, and the status Mitch Marner contract negotiations.
Greg Brady asks Nick Alberga about Patrick Marleau potentially being on the Leafs' opening night roster; on Kyle Dubas' comments, Marleau's time with the Leafs and where he might end up; NHL insider Chris Johnston on Marleau, Dubas' Mitch Marner-offer sheet comments, the status of the contract negotiations between Toronto & Marner, and how active the trade market will be at the NHL Draft; on the free agent market, how the Nylander contract could be a steal a year from now, and whether we might see some pick swapping tonight; on Jack Hughes vs. Kaapo Kakko, Taylor Hall's future, and what the Oilers and Canucks might do.
Gord Stellick asks Nick Alberga about his favourite moment of the NHL awards; on which teams could be the busiest as the NHL Draft rapidly approaches, Alex Edler's deal, the NHL awards winners, what may happen with the goaltending situation in Carolina, and the possibility of an off-sheet heavy off-season; CHL on Sportsnet's Sam Cosentino on the Jesse Puljujarvi situation in Edmonton, possible trades to be made at the draft, and what he's looking for in the first round; New Jersey Devils GM Ray Shero on having the first overall pick, when he'll talk with Taylor Hall about his next contract, offer sheets, and how active they team may be this summer; on whether the Rangers may prefer picking second in the draft, whether we'll see teams try to move up in the draft, the job that lies ahead for Chuck Fletcher, and P.K. Subban being put on the trade market.
Caroline Cameron asks Gord Stellick about who he thinks will shine at the NHL awards tonight; on Corey Perry being bought out, Kevin Hayes' contract, the status of Mitch Marner's negotiations with the Leafs, and how free agency has changed over the years; Emmy award winner and SNL cast member Kenan Thompson on hosting the NHL awards, his role in "D2: The Mighty Ducks," the teams and players he follows, Jon Hamm's Blues' fandom, the Rangers' acquisiton of JacobTrouba, and athletes who did well as SNL hosts; on the most interesting awards race.
Jeff Marek asks Gord Stellick about defencemen making headlines; on Erik Karlsson staying in San Jose, Justin Braun being moved out, who else could be leaving San Jose, the Jacob Trouba trade, and how the Rangers are looking; Anaheim Ducks head coach Dallas Eakins on the promotion, working with Marty Wilford, his interactions with Brian Burke while with the Marlies, how the Ducks look heading into next season, and the talent that is Hampus Lindholm; on teams that could be making moves over these next few days, the NHL Draft, and how it has changed over the years.
From the first-overall pick last June to the final whistle of the Stanley Cup Final, the 2018-19 NHL season was one of big events, big moves and big news. This special episode of the Tape to Tape podcast relives it all. Subscribe to Tape to Tape for free at Sportsnet.ca/Podcasts. The Season in Sound was produced and mixed by Amil Delic. Associate producer Maria St. Aubin gathered the lion's share of the clips. John Grigg and Rory Boylen provided storytelling support. A big thanks to all the outlets we sourced audio from. Special thanks to all the personnel in the Sportsnet Media Operations department as well as the editors across the Sportsnet Radio Network who helped obtain material for this project. A big thanks to all the outlets we sourced audio from. Audio Credits: 97.1 The Fan, Altitude Sports, APTN, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, CBC Ottawa, CBS Miami, CityNews, Columbus Blue Jackets Radio, Dan Patrick Show, FAN 650 (Vancouver), FAN 960 (Calgary), Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Carolinas, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports SUN, Fox Sports West, Hockey Hall of Fame, Interscope (Snoop Dogg), Jets TV, KING 5 Seattle, KMOX, KUFX, Los Angeles Kings, MSG, NBC Sports, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Washington, NESN, NHL Network, Postmedia Network, Prime Ticket, Rogers Hometown Hockey, Sportsnet, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Steve Dangle, Toronto Maple Leafs, WBNS-FM, WBZ, Westwood One, WFED and WFLA. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is presented by the GMC Sierra Denali, complete with the World's-First Six-function Multi-Pro Tailgate. GMC- we are professional grade. www.gmccanada.ca.. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.