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No finesse, just grinding out our opinions on Hockey and Hockey related news.

No finesse, just grinding out our opinions on Hockey and Hockey related news.
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No finesse, just grinding out our opinions on Hockey and Hockey related news.




Episode 135 - The Bones to Pick

The guys are back as the Stanley Cup playoffs near the end, with at most 2 games left. They touch on the news of the week including Joel having multiple bones to pick and: - The home team has won every game in the final so far. Will it continue? - Sidney Crosby and P.K. Subban got into a wrestling match in Game 5. Was the punishment sufficient? - Who will win the Stanley Cup? The also start to preview the NHL offseason, talking about: - Shayne Gostisbehere has a new 6 year contract. What...

Duration: 01:01:31

Episode 132 - The Lebroni Karlsson

The guys are back as they break down the Conference finals, including: - The injuries to Ryan Johansen and Mike Fisher have the Nashville Predator's backs against the wall. Can they hold off the Anaheim Ducks in a best of 3? - The Predator's anthem singer is upset. But can anyone remember his name? - The Pittsburgh Penguins finally made the switch in net. Has Marc Andre Fleury played his last game for the Penguins? - How big of a difference maker is Erik Karlsson for the Ottawa Senators?...

Duration: 01:03:43

Episode 131 - The Concussed Crosby

The guys are back to break down the news of the week as the 3rd round of the Stanley Cup playoffs get started, including: - Sidney Crosby has had at least one concussion so far this playoff. What should be done to prevent them from having more? - With the Washington Capitals eliminated, where does the team go from here? Who will be around next year? When will Ovechkin be traded away? - The Nashville Predators have been dominant so far in the playoffs. How long does it last? - Ben Bishop...

Duration: 01:05:19

Episode 129 -The Price of Losing

The guys are back as they recap the end to the 1st round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, including: - Joel's feelings about the end of the season for his Toronto Maple Leafs - Has the Montreal Canadiens window closed? What do they do this offseason to best prepare for the future? - After a trip to the Finals last year the Sharks are now out in the first round. What does this mean for their franchise? They also preview the second round of the playoffs, looking at The Senators vs Rangers,...

Duration: 01:08:16

Episode 128 - The Low Blow-vechkin

The guys are back as they record with the Leafs and Capitals game freshly ended. Talk talk through the news of the week and the happenings in the NHL playoffs. - The Toronto Maple Leafs are down to the Washington Capitals, but does this mean they're done? - With the Pittsburgh Penguins making quick work of the Columbus Blue Jackets, are they bettered suited for a 2nd round matchup against a potentially playoff tested Capitals team? Should Marc-Andre Fleury or Matt Murray start in net in...

Duration: 01:11:57

Episode 124 - The Swedish Lobsters

The guys are back and joined by Caleb Eefting of Rönnängs IK as he tells them what it is like to go from playing in Canada to being the leading scorer of the SHL Division 3. They also talk about the news of the week, including: - Sidney Crosby's hack on Ryan O'Reilly and slash on Marc Methot. Did Crosby deserve supplemental discipline for his slash? - Freddie Anderson and Tuukka Rask are hurt for their respective teams. How will this impact the playoff race? - What playoff matchups would...

Duration: 01:10:06

Episode 123 - The Grinding Joel's Gears

The guys are back as they try to rally through Joel's Leafs playing the biggest game of the season thus far during the show to talk about the news of the week, including: - Matthew Tkachuk's suspension for his elbow on Drew Doughty. Has Tkachuk reached the level of players like Andrew Shaw? - Brad Marchand (also in the Andrew Shaw range) is tied for the league lead in points. Where does he rank and how do we all come to terms with this? - What even is an offside anymore? - What do the...

Duration: 00:57:55

Episode 122 - The Barber Shop

The guys are back as they get ready for the playoff race and touch on the news of the week including: - The Arizona Coyotes struggles getting an arena - The red hot Calgary Flames' 9 game winning streak - The Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft information will not be publicized - The Eastern conference playoff race is broken down in detail, focusing on who will finish 3rd in the Atlantic division and get the last wild car spot They also talk about their favorite Jelly Belly flavor, what...

Duration: 01:06:15

Episode 121 - The Star Fox

The guys are back and Joel has some very kind words to say about our friends at The Listening Party Podcast. They also break down the dealings at the trade deadline, focusing on the Shattenkirk, Filppula, and Lazar deals. They also touch on the news of the week, including: - The Vegas Golden Knights being officially open for business - Eddie Lack being called out by coach Bill Peters - Is Patrick Kane currently the best player in the NHL? - Josh Ho Sang wearing #66 and should numbers be...

Duration: 01:04:04

Episode 118 - The Love is in the Air

The guys are back and ready to celebrate Valentine's Day. Which of the two are most romantic? The also talk about the news of the week including: - Gustav Nyquist impending suspension for his facial spear of Jared Spurgeon - Claude Julien's firing by the Boston Bruins - Joe Sakic's trip to Boston for trade talks - The Atlantic Division is tightening up. Who will come out on top? Who should make trade deadline moves? - Columbus Bluejackets having issues with John Tortorella - Gary Bettman...

Duration: 01:07:13

Episode 115 - The Fixer Upper

Joel is back this week as the guys open with what to do when you cheer for a team that isn't your main team. Is it better to watch that team win or a rival lose? They also go through the news of the week, including: Jack Capuano has been fired. What do the New York Islanders do next? Do the Boston Bruins fire coach Claude Julien? What goal songs do you wish players would use How do you save the season for the St. Louis Blues? How do you fix the Dallas Stars? We find out how sad the...

Duration: 00:59:52

Episode 114 - The Oil Replacement

The guys are a man short as Mike Bonn from Scuttle puck joins Carl this week talking through the goings on of the week, including: - All Star Game roster announcement - Players fighting against their long time teams - How sad do the Avs make Carl? - A recap/preview of the Oilers - How did Gary Bettman screw us this week? - They hand out the midseason awards (Hart, Vezina, Norris, Jack Adams, Calder) They also find out your picks for the Eli Manning of the NHL and pick the Pavel Bure's of...

Duration: 01:03:18

Episode 113 - The Eli Waterfalls

The guys are back as they start the show by trying to figure out which NHL player has a career that mirrors that of Eli Manning. They also: - wrap up the 2017 World Junior Championships - preview the changes to jerseys next season, including the removal of 3rd jerseys - find out how sad the Avs make Carl, including some trade talk - talk All Star Game captains and pick their own Western division teams - learn how Gary Bettman screwed us this week - relive the Blue Jackets winning streak...

Duration: 01:03:09

Episode 112 - The Highs and Bettmans

The guys are back from their Christmas vacation with Joel getting to start 2017 celebrating the Leaf's victory in the Centennial Classic. They also touch on the news ending 2016, including: - Jaroslav Halak being put on waivers - Matt Murray's injury - Jack Eichel calling out his Sabres' teammates - The Bluejackets and Wild having the streakest game ever - Chris Pronger somehow still playing in an alumni game while being on an NHL roster - How sad the Avalanche make Carl They also recap...

Duration: 01:03:30

The Christmas Special

The guys are back and ready to celebrate Christmas! They talk about their favorite Christmas movies, food and gifts, as well as their favorite hockey moments of 2016 and look ahead to the rest of the 2016-17 NHL season. Twitter: Facebook: Email:

Duration: 01:07:11

Episode 111 - The 2016 Finale

The guys are back as they bring the final (regular) episode of 2016. In it they talk about the start of the World Juniors, Babcock's love of Freddy Gauthier, the struggles of making ice in Carolina, how sad the Avalanche make Carl this week, the Eakin suspension for his hit on Lundqvist, find out how Bettman screwed us this week and pick the remaining Pavel Bures for 2016. Twitter: Facebook: Email:...

Duration: 01:07:50

Episode 110 - The Avalanche of Emotion 2.0

The guys are back as Joel helps Carl through a counselling council/rant shack session, helping Carl deal with the weekend that was his Avalanche losing 10-1. They also sort through a couple of suspensions to Oleksiak and Borowiecki and some non-suspensions to Taylor Hall and Carey Price. Lastly, they touch on the Vegas Golden Knights' trademark issues, learn how Gary Bettman screwed us this week and picked the Pavel Bure's of the week. Twitter:...

Duration: 01:11:28

Episode 109 - The Berry Talk

The guys are back as Carl got to see Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs in person and was slightly underwhelmed. The guys touch on a variety of topics including: - The Flames 8-3 win and if they're starting to turn things around? - Switching the points system to use a 3 point game - Who will eventually be the Ovechkin to Crosby's McDavid? - Shane Doan's legacy - The Penguins goaltending situation - An expansion draft "Who will be protected?" rabbit hole Two new segments debut...

Duration: 01:12:32

Episode 108 - The Color Blind Host

The guys are back as they cover the news of the week, including: - The firing of Gerard Gallant by the Florida Panthers - The naming of the Vegas Golden Knights - The Brent Burns extension with the San Jose Sharks - The Jimmy Howard injury and Petr Mrazek's turn in net They also look at what is happening at the quarter poll of the season and who they are and are not worried about, covering the Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators and more. They also give details about what...

Duration: 01:10:42

Episode 107 - The Zetterbourne

The guys are back and joined by Mike Laybourne as they talk about the rash of injuries in the league, including Stamkos, Gaudreau and Hall, and try to decide the status of the Flames' rebuild. The NHL announced changes to the All Star Game format and it likely changed no one's view of the game. The Red Wings and Maple Leafs showed off their new jerseys and only one of them are good. Lastly, the guys touch on the state of goaltending in the NHL and pick the Pavel Bures of the week....

Duration: 01:04:40

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