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Episode 222: Left On An Island Defensively
Originally aired February 22 2018
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Episode 222: Left On An Island Defensively
February 22 2018
Arthur Staple joins the show to discuss the New York Islanders, their solo mission to fix any goal scoring concerns the NHL may still have, and how the high level of uncertainty that looms large this summer has them rapidly approaching a crossroads: Contextualizing the Islanders defensive woes (0:30); Looking ahead to the Trade Deadline (6:00); Tavares uncertainty and Barzal's emergence (10:20); 'The Chiarelli Line' (22:15); Paying Josh Bailey and Anders Lee (27:15); Finding longer term solutions in net (35:50).
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Episode 221: Making Money Moves
February 15 2018
Craig Custance joins the show to discuss what to watch for as we approach this year's trade deadline. Topics include: Working sources, and the race to breaking a trade (4:40); The Dion Phan Marian Gabo Nick Shore trade (13:06); Pierre Dorion's extension, and the future of the Senators (25:00); Jim Benning's extension, and the future of the Canucks (36:50); The most interesting teams to keep an eye out for (48:25).
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Episode 220: Building a Super Team
January 31 2018
Alan Wells joins the show to help deep dive the Tampa Bay Lightning, their impressive start to the season, and the Erik Karlsson trade rumours that have recently been gaining steam: Everything going right in Tampa Bay (0:30); Kucherov and Stamkos feeding off of each other(5:30); Namestnikov as the 3rd wheel, and his next contract (9:45); Vasilevskiy as a front runner for the Vezina (13:30); Toughest competition in the East (18:00); Brayden Point's emergence (22:00); An Erik Karlsson trade, and his landing spots (26:45); Trade deadline optimism (46:15).Alan Wells joins the show to help deep dive the Tampa Bay Lightning, their impressive start to the season, and the Erik Karlsson trade rumours that have recently been gaining steam: Everything going right in Tampa Bay (0:30); Kucherov and Stamkos feeding off of each other(5:30); Namestnikov as the 3rd wheel, and his next contract (9:45); Vasilevskiy as a front runner for the Vezina (13:30); Toughest competition in the East (18:00); Brayden Point's emergence (22:00); An Erik Karlsson trade, and his landing spots (26:45); Trade deadline optimism (46:15).
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Episode 219: Riding The Flyers Rollercoaster
January 25 2018
Charlie O'Connor joins the show to help deep dive the never-ever-boring Philadelphia Flyers: The rollercoaster ride this season (0:40); Case for trading vs. keeping Wayne Simmonds (5:45); The annual penalty kill woes (11:45); Giroux and Voracek�s return to form (18:30); Sean Couturier�s breakout campaign (27:40); The Provorov Eye Test (35:30); Handicapping the Metro Division (43:45).
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 218: The Babcock Effect
January 17 2018
Justin Bourne joins the show to discuss the recent struggles in Toronto, how much of the blame should lay at the feet of Mike Babcock and his tactical decisions, and what realistic expectations are for the Leafs moving forward.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 217: It's That Time of Year Again
January 15 2018
Jonathan Willis joins the show to dissect the All-Star Game rosters, and figure out who was deserving of their selection and who wasn't.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 216: The Return of The King
January 11 2018
Nick Mercadante discusses Rangers & how Alain Vigneault has misused Pavel Buchnevich (4:18), Henrik Lundqvist's return to form (19:45), trend of poaching someone else's backup goalie to be your starter (33:45), & potential solutions for Islanders (47:15).
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 215: Window to Win
January 09 2018
Jonatan Lindquist on the Lias Andersson incident in WJHC final (0:30), Rasmus Dahlin's NHL readiness & ideal landing spots (10:20), Ducks injury plagued season & window to win (21:12), & perks of being a reporter in a non-traditional hockey market (42:35)
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 214: [Insert Vegas Golden Knights Pun]
January 04 2018
Greg Wyshynski discusses the Vegas Golden Knights exceeding everyone's wildest expectations, whether their early success changes plans for the immediate future, the NHL not going to the Olympics, and why the league needs a version of NFL RedZone.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 213: Devil Worship
December 21 2017
Arda Ocal joins the show to discuss the new look New Jersey Devils, how sustainable their surprising start to the season is, and ways to improve hockey broadcasts moving forward.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 212: Filibustering on Rebuilds
December 19 2017
Craig Custance joins the show to discuss the many different ways to go about rebuilding a team, future trades that make way too much sense not to happen, and a variety of other topics.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 211: So Underrated, You're Actually Overrated
December 14 2017
Andrew Berkshire joins the show to help rank the best players in the league currently inhabiting the wing positions.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 210: East Coast Bias
December 06 2017
Dom Luszczyszyn joins the show to help navigate the Eastern Conference.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 209: The Wild Wild West
December 04 2017
Tyler Dellow joins the show to bounce around the Western Conference.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 208: The Art of Reporting
November 30 2017
Elliotte Friedman joins the show to discuss trades and the art of reporting in the NHL
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 207: Fighting Through Voter Fatigue
November 27 2017
Andrew Berkshire joins the show to discuss the intricacies of the defense position, and help rank the best players at the position.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 206: Who's To Blame For The Oilers Miserable Start?
November 22 2017
Jonathan Willis joins Dimitri Filipovic to discuss where things have gone wrong in Edmonton this season, the potential for a reactionary Ryan Nugent-Hopkins trade, Peter Chiarelli’s series of questionable off-season decisions, Todd McLellan’s role in sub-
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 205: Getting Down To The Nitty Gritty
November 21 2017
Andrew Berkshire joins the show to discuss the best centers in the game, helping to eventually whittle down the list to the Top 10 players at the position.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 204: We Have a Trade to Announce
November 08 2017
Chris Johnston joins the show to discuss the three-team trade that took over the hockey world this past weekend, and what the next dominos to fall will be.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 203: 106.7 Reasons to Listen
November 06 2017
Andrew Berkshire and Mike Kelly join the show live from Montreal to discuss a variety of different topics.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 202: Getting Behind The Bench
October 26 2017
Craig Custance joins the show to discuss his new book, in which he got to spend time with an assortment of the league's best coaches, dissecting their most important individual games and picking their brains about how they got to where they are.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 201: Hanging Out with Your Cool Uncle
October 25 2017
Jeff Marek doesn't have a podcast of his own anymore, so we just let him host this one. We discuss a medley of random topics. As you'd expect he shares stories and goes on about obscure draft prospects. It's good to have him back.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 200: Top 10 Goalies
October 19 2017
Nick Mercadante joins this milestone episode of the PDOcast to help rank the top 10 goalies in the league this season.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 199: Enjoying The Ride
October 18 2017
Alex Prewitt joins the show to discuss what's going on in Vegas, the impact Brandon Saad is having in his return to Chicago, the importance of a healthy Steven Stamkos, and hanging out with Jaromir Jagr.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 198: Super Duper Early Season Takeaways
October 17 2017
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 197: 2017-18 NHL Watchability Rankings
October 12 2017
Craig Custance joins the show to help put together the annual Watchability Rankings, where we stack every team in the NHL from 31 all the way down to 1 based on the entertainment value they figure to provide viewers with this season.
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The Hockey PDOcast - 196: Blast From The Past
October 09 2017
Dan Murphy joins Dimitri Filipovic to discuss the Canucks' continued rebuild, their off-season shopping spree and more.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 195: Predictions and Projections
October 04 2017
Dom Luszczyszyn joins Dimitri Filipovic to help preview the upcoming season by using his projection model to outline what we can expect the league standings to look like by year’s end.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 194: A New Chapter
October 02 2017
Chris Johnston joins the show to help preview the upcoming season by investigating the biggest and most interesting stories around the league.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 193: Back and Better Than Ever
September 20 2017
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 192: Kids These Days!
August 24 2017
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 191: With the Benefit of Hindsight, Part 2
August 17 2017
Garret Hohl is back for Part 2 of this offseason series we've undertaken, in which we're redoing each entry draft of the past decade now that we have more information about how things will play out. This time, we go through the years 2011-2015.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 190: With the Benefit of Hindsight, Part 1
August 16 2017
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 189: Yet Another Mailbag Episode
August 10 2017
Andrew Berkshire joins the show to help answer your mailbag questions.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 188: A Hohl Lot of Jets Talk
August 09 2017
Garret Hohl joins the show to discuss the Winnipeg Jets sustained goaltending woes, the surprisingly slow pace they played at last season, whether they should load up their top line or spread the wealth, and their outlook for the 2017-18 season. Plus, a c
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 187: So Nice, Let's Do It Twice
August 02 2017
Jonathan Willis joins the show to help dip back into the mailbag.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 186: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers
July 31 2017
Craig Custance joins the show for a mailbag episode in which we answer your Twitter questions.
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 185: Lightning Deep Dive, and Jagr Landing Spots
July 27 2017
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 184: The Bourne Resurrection
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 183: Mailbag Marathon
July 12 2017
Nick Mercadante joins the show to discuss the new look New York Rangers and whether they're now an improved team, Vegas' decision not to load up on goalies in the expansion draft, and this summer's free agent goalie carousel, before helping sift through t
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 182: This Kind of Thing Never Happens on Marek vs. Wyshynski
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 181: The Calm Before the Free Agency Storm
June 30 2017
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 180: Stories From The Green Room
June 29 2017
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The Hockey PDOcast - Episode 179: You Get a Trade, You Get a Trade, You Get a Trade
June 24 2017
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The Hockey PDOcast - 178: Loaded with D
June 22 2017
Craig Custance joins the show to discuss the Jordan Eberle trade (2:19), the awards show and transparency in the voting process (12:57), George McPhee's approach in the expansion draft and the return Vegas came away from it with (20:01), and what type of
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