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OTPP: NHL Off-Season

July 28, 2017

Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere.

OTPP: NHL Off-Season Review

Today on On The Powerplay, we look at the best and worst teams this NHL off-season.

Advanced stats suggest the Carolina Hurricanes had the best off-season. What are the Hurricanes getting and what does it mean? Can Scott Darling solve the goaltending issues?

The Dallas Stars had big pick-ups. Does Ben Bishop fix their goaltending? Where do Alexander Radulov and Martin Hanzal fit? Can Marc Methot shore up the defence or is more needed.

The Washington Capitals took major hits this off-season. How good will they be without Kevin Shattenkirk, Karl Alzner, Nate Schmidt, Marcus Johansson, and Justin Williams?

Can the Chicago Blackhawks recover from their losses, especially on the blue-line?

The New York Rangers upgraded the blue line, but down graded up front. What does it mean?

What is Marc Bergevin doing for the Montreal Canadiens?

Does Patrick Marleau improve the Toronto Maple Leafs? How much? What is going on with their cap?


All this and more as we go On the Power Play.