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OTPP: Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens Trades, Barry Trotz Decision, NHL Draft

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

OTPP: Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens Trades

The boys start off by looking at the series of trades that sees Mike Hoffman head to the Florida Panthers, a bunch of draft picks head to the San Jose Sharks, and Mikkel Boedker end up with the Ottawa Senators. Did Pierre Dorion misplay the situation? Who is the next player out of Ottawa? How did Doug Wilson get such a steal? Why is Colton on a rant?

The boys also look at the Montreal Canadiens sending Alex Galchenyuk to the Arizona Coyotes for Max Domi. Is this trade enough to get Ben to match Colton's rant? Why does Marc Bergevin keep making these June blockbusters and why does he keep failing to address the Habs biggest needs? What is next in Montreal? What does Domi bring to the table? How important is the fact he grew up as the son of Tie Domi in a market like Toronto?

The boys also look at Artemi Panarin. What is he worth on the market? What does the news that he is available for trade mean for the other wingers on the market? Does it change things for the free agents like James van Riemsdyk, Ilya Kovalchuk, and James Neal?

Barry Trotz Decision

Head coach Barry Trotz is leaving the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. Where does he go next? Does it affect John Tavares decision? Does he go to the new Seattle franchise? Is there any club willing to fire their coach to hire him?

NHL Draft

The boys discuss the upcoming NHL Draft. Who is overrated? Underrated? Who do the Habs take at 3? The Sens at 4? Who is an unknown prospect to watch?

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

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Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Draft Spectacular

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team manager Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Draft Spectacular

This week on the Last Word on Habs pod, Connor and Johannes come out of playoff hibernation to discuss the Alex Galchenyuk trade, the NHL playoffs and some free agency talk. The bulk of the conversation centers around the NHL draft.

The Habs hold five picks int he first two rounds. Connor and Johannes discuss what Marc Bergevin might do with all that collateral. How does the acquisition of Max Domi change the Habs draft plans? Will they trade the third overall pick?

Joining Johannes and Connor this week is Patrik Bexell to go into European prospects to keep an eye on in the draft. Lyle Richardson also joins the pod to discuss draft rumours and free agent news.

All this and baby sleeping habits, the World Cup, Habs twitter and much much more.

Tune in!

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 20.5 Rundown

Intro (00:00 - 2:00)

Playoff recap/Washington Capitals praise (2:00 - 10:30)

Alex Galchenyuk - Max Domi trade (10:30 - 22:40)

NHL Draft (22:40 - 34:15)

Habs trade talk (34:15 - 40:45)

Free Agency (40:45 - 53:24)

Habs coaching shake-up (53:24 - 59:24)

Patrik Bexel interview (59:24 - 1:39:50)

Lyle Richardson interview (1:40:00 - 2:07:02)

Outtro (2:07:02 - 2:08:00)

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions.

Be sure to follow Patrik Bexell on Twitter @Zeb_Habs. Find his writing at Habs Eyes on the Prize. Listen to the Puck Drop Europe podcast on SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts.

Follow Lyle Richardson on Twitter @spectorshocky. Check out spectorshockey.net for Lyle's writing and rumours.

Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.Montreal

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MnM Hockey Podcast - The Ottawa Senators Future Plans

In this week’s episode, Alex Metzger and Chace McCallum quickly recap The Stanley Cup Final, along with all of the celebrations that came with it.

Following that, they take a look at the Ottawa Senators. A team that has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The guys break down the Ottawa Senators future and what it holds, especially what the Senators should expect in the upcoming season. The guys talk about why the Senators should consider moving this year's 4th overall pick. They weigh the benefits and costs of doing so and talk about if it's worth it.

They also break down where they think this team is headed and how they would help fix their problems. They ask the question about whether or not a full rebuild is needed, in management and on the ice. Finally, they try to figure out what the Ottawa Senators will look like in future years.

Join for all this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast.

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MNM Podcast Debut Episode

In this weeks episode, the first of the MnM Hockey Podcast, Alex Metzger and Chace McCallum introduce themselves and the podcast itself. From what it's about to who they are.

Following that, they take a look at the Stanley Cup Final and make their predictions for the series. The boys breaking down how both the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals got to the Final. Both have similar opinions on the upcoming series, but who do they choose to win it all? They talk about how exciting these finals are compared to past and the quality of hockey they expect to see over the next two weeks.

Finally, the guys take a look at some way too early predictions for next season. They reveal their picks for three teams who they think will make next year's Stanley Cup Playoffs who missed this season, and three more who will miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs that made it this year.

Join for all this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast.

 

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OTPP: Vegas Golden Knights Introduction, Conference Finals Analysis, Memorial Cup, and More

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

Vegas Golden Knights Introduction and the Western Conference Final

The boys discuss the strange Vegas Golden Knights introduction for Game 3 of the Western Conference Final. The entire production was weird, but brings up memories of past NHL disasters. Colton and Ben then move on to discussing the series. What are the Winnipeg Jets and Golden Knights doing in the series? Who has the edge? What will happen next

Eastern Conference Final

Moving to the east, the boys look at the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning. How did the Capitals build a 2-0 series lead and what did the Lightning do to reverse the trend in Game 3? Who holds the edge going forward?

What do the four conference finals teams have in common? Do the performances of Marc-Andre Fleury in Vegas, and Alex Ovechkin finally end the myths of choking/clutch forever? What NHL rumours have the boys intrigued for the summer?

Memorial Cup

The Boys discuss the upcoming Memorial Cup in Regina. What are they looking for? How will it affect the NHL Draft? Who will be the players to watch? Who will win the tournament? The Regina Pats haven't played in six weeks, can they get it together for the tournament?

NWHL Expansion

Lastly the boys discuss recent expansion news out of the NWHL. What does a new franchise in Minnesota mean? How will the Whitecaps do? What does this mean for a potential NWHL-CWHL merger? What is next for the growth of women's hockey?

All that and more as we go on the power play.

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OTPP: Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Game 7; Round Two Preview, and More

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

*This episode of OTPP is dedicated to the memories of the 10 people who lost their lives, and the many injured and affected by the Toronto Van Attack. It is also dedicated to the First Responders, Medical Personnel, and Police Officers who prevented a bigger tragedy.

Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Game 7

Game 7 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins goes tonight. We look at what brought us to this game. Can the Leafs win another game at TD Garden, or does home ice advantage make the difference? Can the Leafs continue to contain Patrice Bergeron's line? Does Auston Matthews have a big game in him? Will Mitch Marner continue as the best player on the ice? Who do we think wins?

Stanley Cup Playoffs Round Two Preview

The winner of Game 7 faces the Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 2. Who is the tougher match-up for the Lightning? Who can contain Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov? Who will win the series?

The Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks both swept their first-round series. Who has the edge in Round 2? Can the Knights keep the miracle season going? Will Joe Thornton return?

The Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators might be the most important series of the second round. Who has the edge? Can the Jets continue their success with their young team? Do the Predators make their second straight Cup Final?

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals meet for the third straight year. Can Alex Ovechkin finally overcome Sidney Crosby in a series that matters?

Matt Calvert Comments

John Tortorella and Matt Calvert had a war of words in the media. What does it mean for the Blue Jackets?

Slava Voynov

Rumours out of Russia have Slava Voynov looking at an NHL return. Should someone take him back? Should the league let him return? What will the P.R. fallout be like? Does the rumour have credibility?

Draft Lottery

How good are Rasmus Dahlin, Andrei Svechnikov, and the rest of the 2018 NHL Draft prospects who are the big prizes in this weekend's draft lottery?

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

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OTPP: Boston Bruins Dominating Toronto Maple Leafs, and All Your Playoff Action

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

*This episode of OTPP is dedicated to the memories of the 16 people who lost their lives in the Humboldt Broncos Bus Tragedy. If you liked our show, please donate to https://ca.gofundme.com/funds-for-humboldt-broncos.

Boston Bruins Dominating Toronto Maple Leafs

The Boston Bruins have a 2-0 series lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Neither game has been particularly close. The line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and David Pastrnak have dominated the series so far with 20 points in two games. Can the Leafs get some momentum back at home, or are the Bruins poised to make quick work of the series? What do the Leafs need to do to get Auston Matthews more involved? Can they fix their defensive issues?

Winnipeg Jets Run Over Minnesota Wild

The Winnipeg Jets have also been in complete control of the first two games against the Minnesota Wild. Goaltender Devan Dubnyk has been the only reason that these games have been close. How much do the Wild miss Ryan Suter? What is the big difference for the Jets?

Nashville Predators Take First Two Over Colorado Avalanche

The Nashville Predators are another team with a 2-0 series lead. However, the Colorado Avalanche are not going down without a fight. Can the Avs pull the upset, or will the Predators superior depth and talent pull through to move on to the next round? Are the Preds still Cup favourites?

Battle of Pennsylvania is Tied

The Pittsburgh Penguins got a 7-0 win in Game 1. The Philadelphia Flyers won Game 2 by a score of 5 to 1. Why have the two games been so different? What should we expect as the series shifts to Philadelphia?

Tampa Bay Lightning In Control

The Tampa Bay Lightning have dominated the first two games against the New Jersey Devils. Are the Lightning looking like a Cup favourite? Should the Devils switch from Keith Kinkaid back to Cory Schneider? What do the Devils need to do to take the next step?

Blue Jackets Take First Game in Washington

The Columbus Blue Jackets got an upset victory in Game 1 of their series against the Washington Capitals. Artemi Panarin was the overtime hero. How do the Capitals shut him down going forward? Can the Jackets pull the upset? Should the Capitals go back to Braden Holtby or stick with Philipp Grubauer?

Vegas Golden Knights keep Miracle Season Going

The Vegas Golden Knights have taken a two-game lead in their series against the Los Angeles Kings. They have been full value for both wins. What is leading to their dominant possession advantage? Will the returns of Drew Doughty and Jake Muzzin turn the tide?

San Jose Sharks Winning the Battle of California

The San Jose Sharks take a 2-0 lead on the road in their series with the Anaheim Ducks. What have the Sharks done well? What does Anaheim need to make a comeback?

 

All this and more as we go On the Powerplay.

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BeLeaf In The Magic: Playoff Preview

BeLeaf In Magic: A Maple Leafs Podcast - Leafs Playoffs Talk

 

BeLeaf In Magic: A Maple Leafs Podcast features Christian Holmes (better known as Christian Mingle or Holmesy) and Oscar Elieff talking about hockey and all things Toronto Maple Leafs. With their knowledge of hockey and comedic talents, Christian and Oscar will enlighten your ears to hard-hitting, truth speaking, uncensored, 100 % no bullshit Leafs talk. So get your chicken fingers and your Freedom 35 because it's about to go down!

Do You BeLeaf In Miracles?: Let's Talk About The Playoffs

It's your new homeboys (and favourite Leafs fans) Christian Holmes and Oscar Eliefff coming at you from the GTA.

What'll be cracking on the podcast today, party people:

In our first eppy ever, we'll be talking 'bout:

  • The playoffs?
  • How we feel the Toronto Maple Leafs stack up against the Boston Bruins
  • We discuss the Leafs UFA situation 2018 and beyond
  • Where will John Tavares go
  • Our bold first round predictions

So stay here and keep your stick on the ice, or as every Canadian's favourite wrestler Chris Jericho might say, "You'll get 'IT!'"

About your hosts

Christian Holmes is a journalism student at Humber College. Known as Christian Mingle and Holmesy, he spends most of his time living life, sipping on Budweiser, listening to The Hip, being a smart ass, and building his writing portfolio. He writes for Grandstand Central and has been featured in Artifact-News.com, and Last Word on Hockey. In the future, Holmesy strives to be an NHL exec and report on the Leafs. Follow him on Twitter @HolmesyWrites.

Oscar Elieff is a student set to attend Brock University in Sept. 2018, for their Sports Management program. Elieff if formerly an employee with the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario. He is set on leaving a major impact on the hockey industry. Elieff is constantly trying to learn new analytics to help his own understanding of the sport. The love of numbers id what he wants to work with. Check out his work on Last Word on Hockey. Follow him on Twitter @oscaelie_99.

 

Timestamps:

0:00 - 1:20 Intro

1:20 - 17:20 Leafs vs Bruins Series Matchup

17:20 - 30:00 Playoff Format

30:00 - 48:30 Upcoming 2018 and 2019 Free Agency

48:30 - 53:00 Maple Leafs Square

53:00 - 1:03:00 Rask vs Andersen

1:03:00 - 1:06:25 Recap & Outro

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Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Season Wrap-Up

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team manager Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 20 Montreal Canadiens Season Wrap-Up

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

Connor and Johannes return for the season finale of the Last Word on Habs Pod. This episode, our hosts discuss and dissect the end of season press conference held by Marc Bergevin and Geoff Molson. Johannes wonders if Molson's more prominent role in the press conference means Bergevin is on his last life as Habs general manager. Connor thinks the Habs 'attitude' problem starts at the top.

Then our hosts turn to more introspective questions, such as what was it like covering the Montreal Canadiens during such a down season. Then Connor and Johannes figure out how likely a John Tavares singing in Montreal is. Johannes is optimistic (at least more so than Connor) about Tavares. What is the worst Habs team either host remembers watching? Will Max Pacioretty still be on the Canadiens come October? Can Bergevin turn it around?

All this and Johannes' travel plans, a quick Playoff preview and much more!

Tune in!

As this is the season finale of the Last Word on Habs Pod, both Johannes and Connor would like to thank our listeners (loyal and casual) for tuning in. With the Habs out of the playoffs, the pod will be on hiatus, most likely until after the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Please be assured that The Pod will be coming back! To keep up-to-date with Connor and Johannes' opinions and views (and when the Pod will be back) be sure to follow them on twitter (see the bottom of the article for their handles).

THANK YOU!

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 20 Rundown

Intro (00:00 - 01:50)

Bergevin/Molson Press conference (01:50 - 28:40)

What was it like covering the Habs this year (28:40 - 34:50)

Worst Habs team (34:50 - 43:10)

Will Tavares sign in Montreal (43:10 - 51:48)

Is Max Pacioretty on the Habs next year (51:48 - 104:00)

How can Bergevin turn it around (104:00 - 119:00)

Season one Wrap-up/NHL Playoffs/West Coast viewing/Final Thoughts (119:00 - 127:27)

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions.

Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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OTPP: Vancouver Canucks Sedin Retirement, Erik Karlsson’s Last Game with Ottawa Senators

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

Vancouver Canucks Sedin Retirement

Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin have officially announced their retirement. We look back on their career, talk about what they mean to the franchise, and their hall of fame chances, and their place in Vancouver Canucks history. The boys also discuss the 1999 NHL Draft and the moves that made them Canucks. Could someone pull off such a series of moves today?

Erik Karlsson's Last Game with the Ottawa Senators

Defenceman Erik Karlsson may have played his last game with the Ottawa Senators. He certainly felt the need to grab a souvenir. What does this action mean? Is there any way he is back in Ottawa next year? Why is he leaving? How should Sens fans feel?

Hart Trophy

Can Connor McDavid win the Hart Trophy without making the playoffs? Who else deserves the award? How great has Taylor Hall's season been? What about Nathan MacKinnon? Claude Giroux? Anze Kopitar?

Playoff Races Heat Up

The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning battle for the Atlantic Division crown. Who will take it? Can the Toronto Maple Leafs beat either team in the playoffs? What happened out west with the Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames collapse?

All this and more as we go on the power play.

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