This week Dave Gove is off, but we are joined by LWOH writer Graham Anderson to look at the news from around the NHL.
OTPP: Second Round Preview, Buffalo Sabres Moves, Habs and Leafs Off-Season
The boys go series by series and preview all of the action in the Second Round of the NHL Playoffs.
Can Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers overcome the tight checking of Ryan Kesler and the Anaheim Ducks? Who will get the better of a Milan Lucic versus Corey Perry battle?
The Nashville Predators defence featuring Roman Josi and P.K. Subban will look to shut down Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues. Who will get the better of the Pekka Rinne versus Jake Allen match-up?
Its a battle of super Swedes as Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers take on Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators. Its also a look at two centres traded for each other last year with Mika Zibanejad taking on Derick Brassard.
Is this the year that Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals finally defeat their arch-nemesis in Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins? Can Braden Holtby turn up his game after an ordinary first round performance? Will Marc-Andre Fleury continue to play playoff hero?
In non-playoff news the Buffalo Sabres fired Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma. How involved was Jack Eichel? What does it mean for their future?
In Off-season talk, how do the Toronto Maple Leafs find a franchise defenceman? Is Morgan Rielly the answer? What free agents are available.
How do the Montreal Canadiens find a number one centre? Is Alex Galchenyuk the answer? Can they sign Vadim Shipachyov?
All that and more in this edition of On the Power Play.
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 round 2?
- With the Chicago Blackhawks being swept by the Nashville Predators, is it time for the Hawks to panic?
- Coach Dan Bylsma and GM Tim Murray are gone in Buffalo, following comments from Jack Eichel. What effect did Eichel's comments have on the firing and what does this mean for the future of the Sabres?
- Linesman Don Henderson has sued Dennis Wideman and the Calgary Flames for $10.25 million dollars. What does that mean for Wideman and the Flames?
Joel also plays another round of "Let's Roll the NHL Draft Lottery" as Carl pretends it's not happening.
Intro music by Erik Hall of Shoot the Shred podcast
In episode seven of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast we welcome guest analyst Logan Helfrich as all three of us roll out our latest mock drafts. We discuss who we think the Steelers should draft and why. This close to the draft we are reading the tea-leaves to try to gauge the Steelers interest in these draft prospects. We consider which players have visited the Steelers, who front office personnel has had dinner meetings with, and which pro days Steelers coaches and scouts have attended when making our pick. The Steelers have had 26 of their 30 official visits that we know of. Player’s stock can still rise and fall this close to the draft so don’t be surprised if big boards are continually changing all the way up to the start of the draft. Some of the players discussed are Marlon Humphrey, Gareon Conley, Jordan Willis, Tim Williams, T.J, Watt, Desmond King, Brad Kaaya, Raekwon McMillan, Derek Rivers, Carol Phillips, Adam Shaheen, Jamaal Williams, Jeremy Sprinkle, Donnel Pumphrey, Josh Reynolds and more! Check out www.lastwordonsports.com for exclusive content. On twitter, you can follow us at @LWOS Steelers.
In episode eight of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast we will recap the Steelers 2017 NFL draft. We’ll grade and breakdown the newest batch of Steelers and how they affect the roster coming into the 2017 season. We would love to hear Steelers Nation’s input! If you have any comments, suggestions, messages or thoughts feel free to reach out to us!
Austin and Dante hop on the pod to discuss everything NBA Playoffs, including how many interesting series there are and whether this will be the Clippers last run.
There's plenty going on in the first couple weeks of baseball season and Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen are here to discuss all of it. Eric Thames is glad to be back in the States after a few stellar years in Korea. Mookie Betts had gone 129 straight plate appearances without striking out, and then we brought it up on the podcast. Umpires could be mic'd up before too long, which could help public relations on replays a bit. Before any of that, however, we have to figure out which teams are evil.
After a short break, Nads and Dunc are back at it again! Episode 9 brings you an update on the tidbits that have gone on around the NFL of late, including Tony Romo's "retirement", and the Cleveland Browns are potentially not taking Myles Garrett at Number 1? With the Draft getting closer and closer, Dunc dives deep into the Defensive side of the ball, reviewing corners, inside linebackers and inside defensive lineman. And of course, we give you a recap of social media and the one and only Slam Dunc! or is it a Slam Hayden this week?
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In episode six of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast we focus on nine prospects a piece. Three that are over-rated, three that are under-rated, and three that are sleepers. Not all of these players are necessarily being associated with the Steelers prior to the draft, although some do have visits to Steelers headquarters scheduled. Things can quickly change at the draft, especially if one of these players becomes the best available player at their position or is drafted too early by a team that thinks very highly of the prospect. Some of the players discussed are Kareem Hunt, Tim Williams, Budda Baker, Brad Kaaya, Marlon Humphrey, Montravius Adams, Ryan Anderson, Teez Tabor, Patrick Mahomes II, Derek Rivers, Dwuane Smoot, Nico Siragusa Tanzel Smart, Connor Harris and more! Check out www.lastwordonsports.com for exclusive content. On twitter, you can follow us at @LWOS Steelers.
In episode seven of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast we will reveal our final 7-round mock drafts prior to the 2017 NFL draft. Prospects will have finished their visits to the various teams. This will give us the last hints as to the level of interest teams have in their various prospects.We would love to hear Steelers Nation’s input! If you have any comments, suggestions, messages or thoughts feel free to reach out to us!
The guys are back and ready to break down what has happened in the 1st round of the NHL playoffs to this point, including:
- Matt Calvert's likely unsuspended cross check on Tom Kuhnhackl. How much did the Tortorella trickle down effect impact this Calvert hit.
- Joel's Toronto Maple Leafs played well enough to win against the Washington Capitals. How will they perform in game 2? And when will Carl acknowledge that the Caps are his team?
- The Penguins are rolling against the Bluejackets. Will Matt Murray get his job back when he's healthy?
- Can the Minnesota Wild do enough to beat Jake Allen? Is he actually good?
- What do the Oilers need to do to beat the Sharks? Will their undisciplined play be their undoing?
They also look at coaching changes in Dallas, LA, Vancouver, Florida and Las Vegas. Lastly, Joel introdues a new segment called "Let's Play the NHL Draft Lottery".
Make sure to tune into the 42nd episode of the Crowding the Plate Podcast. You might just find the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything packed inside. You never know. What you do know is that Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen are going to talk about the Toronto Blue Jays slow start is dangerous to their playoff hopes. Will they, or any of the other contenders sputtering out of the gate, be able to rebound?
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The boys are back and looking at the news from around the NHL.
OTPP: Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview, Coaches and GMs Fired
Its the most wonderful time of the year. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are set to begin with eight series getting under way on Thursday Night. Dave and Ben break down the key storylines and match-ups of each one of those series, lay out who has the advantage, and how the underdogs could pull an upset. Finally they give their predictions on each and every series. Is this the Capitals year or do the rookie-laden Leafs have a surprise for Washington? Can the defensively minded Predators do enough to containg and upset the Blackhawks? What will happen between the Habs and Rangers as Carey Price and Henrik Lundqvist go head-to-head? How will the Penguins fare without their top defenceman Kris Letang?
After going through all of that, the boys shift their focus to non playoff teams. Who replaces Lindy Ruff with the Dallas Stars? What exactly is going on in Florida, as Tom Rowe is out and Dale Tallon is back in? Where do the Canucks go after firing Willie Desjardins? Is it Travis Green's time to be a head coach? The Kings have fired Darryl Sutter and Dean Lombardi, how do Rob Blake and Luc Robitaille get them out of cap jail?
All that and more in this edition of On the Power Play.
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