The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 10 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the news of the week around the hockey world. There are a number of surprises so far this season in the league standings, and you’ll be surprised at some of the teams who find themselves at the top and bottom of the standings.  I know we are!  We’ll have the details of all this plus the minor league minute and our picks of the week.


THN Season 2, Episode 10 (Episode 55) Show Notes 10/10-10/19

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

 

Opening Tease:

  • 9 days since last podcast, so we have a lot to catch up on. We’ll have the details
  • Vegas Golden Knights continue to surprise (5-1), as well as other teams, both good and bad (NJD 5-1, PHI 4-2, Mon 1-4-1, NYR 1-5-1, LA 4-0-1, Col 4-3, Edm 1-4)
  • Stay tuned to our post-show for our new Fantasy Hockey Segment. We are putting it after the show so that those of you who are not into fantasy hockey can easily skip that segment without missing anything.

 

Break:

Where we are:

 

How to get in touch with us:

 

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates

Bruins:  6-3 L @ Col on 10/11, 6-2 W @ ARI on 10/14, 3-1 L @ VGK on 10/15

Canes:  2-1 OTL vs CBJ on 10/10, 2-1 L @ WPG on 10/14, 5-3 W @ EDM on 10/17

Rangers:  3-1 L vs STL on 10/10, 3-1 L @ CBJ on 10/13, 3-2 L vs NJD on 10/14, 5-4 OTL vs PIT on 10/17

 

NHL Transactions:

 

 

Injuries:

  • Boston Bruins forward Ryan Spoonerwill be out 4-6 weeks after sustaining a groin injury against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday.  Spooner sustained a right groin adductor tear in the 3-1 loss. He missed six games in the prior two seasons.  The 25-year-old center has one assist in five games this season. He ranks second among Bruins forwards in power-play ice time per game (3:42), behind David Pastrnak (3:55).  Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask had to be helped off the ice after rookie forward Anders Bjork collided with him during practice Wednesday.
  • Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Raskhas been diagnosed with a concussion.  Rask was not on the ice for the optional morning skate Thursday one day after he had to be helped off the ice following a collision with rookie forward Anders Bjork at practice.  Backup Anton Khudobin will start for the Bruins against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; SN360, NESN, NHL.TV) and Zane McIntyre was recalled from Providence of the American Hockey League to serve as his backup.  Rask, 30, is 1-3-0 with a 3.30 goals-against average and.882 save percentage in four games this season.
  • Vancouver Canucks forward Loui Erikssonwill miss 4-6 weeks because of a sprained knee.  Eriksson, 32, was injured during a 5-2 loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday. He has one assist in four games.  Eriksson is in the second season of a six-year contract worth $36 million ($6 million average annual value) that he signed July 1, 2016.  Eriksson had 24 points (11 goals and 13 assists) in 65 games with the Canucks last season.
  • Leon Draisaitl was placed on injured reserve by the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.  The 21-year-old forward didn’t play in a 6-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday or a 5-3 loss vs Carolina Tuesday because of an eye injury and concussion-like symptoms sustained during the first period of a 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 9.  Draisaitl has three points (one goal, two assists) in three games this season. He was eighth in the NHL with 77 points (29 goals, 48 assists) in 82 games in 2016-17, and signed an eight-year, $68 million contract ($8.5 million average annual value) on Aug. 16.
  • Goalie Marc-Andre Fleurywas placed on injured reserve by the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday.  Fleury sustained a concussion after taking a knee to his head from Detroit Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha during a 6-3 loss on Friday. He is 3-1-0 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in four starts this season.  Fleury had two concussions in four months in 2015-16 while playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins and lost the No. 1 job to Matt Murray. He was 18-10-7 as Murray’s backup last season and helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup for a second straight season by going 9-6 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs before Murray returned from a lower-injury injury in the Eastern Conference Final.  Forward Jonathan Marchessault, who has one goal in four games, also was placed on injured reserve by the Golden Knights. He has a lower-body injury.
  • Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edlerwill miss 4-6 weeks with a sprained MCL.  Edler was injured in the first period of a 4-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. He has one assist in three games. Edler averaged 24:17 of ice time in the first two games playing on the top defense pair with Christopher Tanev, as well as playing the point on the top power-play unit and on the penalty kill.  Defenseman Derrick Pouliot will replace Edler against the Calgary Flames on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; CITY, SN1, NHL.TV). Pouliot will play for the first time since being acquired in a trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Oct. 3 for defenseman Andrey Pedan and a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
  • The Washington Capitals placed defenseman Matt Niskanenon long-term injured reserve Saturday with an upper-body injury.  Niskanen left in the second period of Washington’s 5-2 victory at the New Jersey Devils on Friday and did not return. He is listed as week to week. Niskanen has one assist in Washington’s first five games and was averaging 23:22 of ice time through four games. He played 12:18 against the Devils.  Coach Barry Trotz said the earliest Niskanen can return is the Capitals’ game at the Buffalo Sabres on Nov. 7.   Niskanen, 30, has been a durable player, missing five games in the past four seasons. He has 270 points (49 goals, 221 assists) in 738 NHL games over 11 seasons with the Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and Capitals.  Washington recalled defenseman Madison Bowey from Hershey of the American Hockey League. Bowey, 22, will make his NHL debut Saturday when the Capitals play at the Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m. ET; NBCSP, NBCSWA, NHL.TV). Bowey will be paired with Christian Djoos, who made his NHL debut Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The two were partners in Hershey last season.
  • Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carterwill be out indefinitely with a cut to his left leg that required surgery on Thursday.  “He cut a tendon but it was on the side of the ankle,” Kings general manager Rob Blake said. “It wasn’t the Achilles tendon. We won’t (announce) a timeline, at all. … He’s out indefinitely.”  Carter, who has three assists in six games and was the leading scorer for the Kings last season with 66 points (32 goals, 34 assists) in 82 games, was injured in the last minute of the first period on a hit from Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry in a 5-1 win on Wednesday. He left the game and did not return.  Los Angeles signed forward Brooks Laich to a one-year $650,000 contract shortly after announcing Carter would be out. Laich had 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in 81 games with the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs last season.

 

Suspensions:

  • Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotkahas been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for high-sticking Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharpduring NHL Game No. 93 in St. Louis on Wednesday, Oct. 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 14:40 of the third period. Sobotka was assessed a double-minor penalty for high-sticking.

Other Interesting Stories:

 

  • The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have teamed up to help explore the feasibility of bringing NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey to Oakland University. Using money from the industry growth fund that was negotiated as a part of the 2013 collective bargaining agreement, the League and NHLPA will fund an eight-week study to analyze one-time and annual expenses, funding opportunities, facility needs, and student and community support at Oakland.  “We don’t know what the study is going to end up suggesting, but we’re very excited at this possibility,” Oakland athletic director Jeff Konya said Monday at a press conference at Little Caesars Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings, about 30 miles from the Rochester, Michigan, school. “This would be a chance to add a high-profile sport to our campus.”  Konya stressed that no decisions have been made and that a start date would depend on the findings of the study.  “This is something that the NHL and Red Wings definitely support,” Detroit general manager Ken Holland said. “It would bring college hockey to Metro Detroit, and it would make my commute a lot shorter on scouting trips.”  Oakland is the second college selected for the study, after the University of Illinois in June. Three more will follow in the program.  If the school does add men’s and women’s hockey, it would be the only men’s program in the Detroit area and the only women’s program in the state.  The closest Division I men’s program to Detroit is the University of Michigan, about 45 miles away, and the nearest women’s program is Ohio State University.
  • Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subbanwas in a car with several of his teammates heading to the rink on Sunday. He was preparing to face his former team, the Boston Bruins.  There was a lot at stake. Subban was making his first start for the Golden Knights, thrust into the spotlight because of an injury to Marc-Andre Fleury, their No. 1 goaltender and face of the franchise. Also in the car was forward Alex Tuch, who, like Subban, was poised to make his Golden Knights debut.  It was a storybook finish for each of them. Subban, who had a mere 62 minutes of previous NHL experience, made 21 saves in defeating the Bruins 3-1 at T-Mobile Arena. Tuch scored his first NHL goal, at 14:38 of the second period, and assisted on Vadim Shipachyov’s first NHL goal 3:08 later.
  • The New York Islanders are committed to building an arena at Belmont Park, co-owner Jon Ledecky confirmed Tuesday. Ledecky and co-owner Scott Malkin are part of a group known as New York Arena Partners, LLC., which also includes Sterling Project Development and the Oak View Group. Sterling Project Development is controlled by the Wilpon family, which owns the New York Mets. Oak View Group has helped in the design and construction of arenas across North America.  Ledecky said he’s unsure of how long it will be before Empire State Development, which will determine what will be built at Belmont, decides on the winning bid. Most estimates appear to be in the range of 4-6 months.  Belmont Park is located in Elmont, New York, on the border of Nassau County and Queens.  Ledecky said the Islanders are contractually obligated to play this season and next at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where they began play at the start of the 2015-16 season after 43 years at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. He wouldn’t comment on where the Islanders would play in the interim should they receive the go-ahead to build an arena at Belmont. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said on multiple occasions that the Coliseum is not a viable option.  https://www.nhl.com/news/islanders-committed-to-building-arena-at-belmont-park/c-291794780

 

Honors:

  • Winnipeg Jets left wing Nikolaj Ehlers, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthewsand Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 15.  Ehlers led the NHL with five goals (5-2-7), including a pair of winners, to propel the Jets (3-2-0, 6 points) to three straight victories.  Matthews recorded four goals (4-0-4), including two in overtime, to power the Maple Leafs (4-1-0, 8 points) to a pair of wins in three starts.  Backstrom paced the NHL with 3-6-9 in four games with the Capitals (3-2-1, 7 points). He posted 1-2-3, factoring on all three Washington goals in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning Oct. 9.

Minor League Hockey Minute

Wayne:  https://theahl.com/bears-flyers-alumni-to-battle-at-outdoor-classic

Steve:

 

Power Ranking:

  1. Toronto (1) 2
  2. Tampa Bay (12) 3
  3. Los Angeles (8) 1
  4. Columbus (19) 4
  5. Vegas (6) 5
  6. New Jersey (5) 6
  7. St Louis (2) 7
  8. Chicago (3) 8
  9. Pittsburgh (15) 9
  10. Philly (14) 10
  11. Calgary (13) 11
  12. Ottawa (18) 12
  13. Carolina (7)
  14. Colorado (11) 13
  15. Detroit (9) 14
  16. Nashville (30) 15
  17. Minnesota (27)
  18. Washington (4) 16
  19. Dallas (29)
  20. Winnipeg (24)
  21. Vancouver (10)
  22. Islanders (17)
  23. Anaheim (16)
  24. Florida (21)
  25. San Jose (31)
  26. Boston (20)
  27. Buffalo (28)
  28. Edmonton (22)
  29. Rangers (23)
  30. Montreal (25)
  31. Arizona (26)

 

 

Looking ahead:

 

 

 

College Hockey Minute:

 

Maine –  off  Miami @ Maine this weekend

Upsets of ranked teams:

Friday:

7:07 CT(11) Penn State3@(7) Minnesota1

7:07 CT(5) Minnesota Duluth2@Bemidji State5

7:30 ETMinnesota State6@(2) Boston University3

7:15 ETNebraska-Omaha4@(12) UMass Lowell2

Saturday:

7:00 ETMinnesota State3@(2) Boston University0

 

Big games this week (both teams ranked):

Fri

7:00 ET(19) UMass Lowell@(12) ClarksonCheel Arena, Potsdam, N.Y.

7:00 ET(18) Quinnipiac@(16) NortheasternMatthews Arena, Boston

7:37 CT(13) Boston College@(3) St. Cloud StateHerb Brooks National Hockey Center, St. Cloud, Minn.

7:37 CT(8) Minnesota@(4) North DakotaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.

Sat

7:30 ET(10) Providence@(12) ClarksonCheel Arena, Potsdam, N.Y.

7:00 ET(18) Quinnipiac@(16) NortheasternMatthews Arena, Boston

7:07 CT(13) Boston College@(3) St. Cloud StateHerb Brooks National Hockey Center, St. Cloud, Minn.

7:07 CT(8) Minnesota@(4) North DakotaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.

 

Poll:

October 16, 2017

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Denver (49) 1- 0-1 999 1
2 Harvard 0- 0-0 897 3
3 St. Cloud State ( 1) 3- 0-0 886 6
4 North Dakota 3- 0-1 791 8
5 Notre Dame 2- 1-1 772 4
6 Wisconsin 4- 1-0 731 10
7 Boston University 2- 2-0 621 2
8 Minnesota 2- 2-0 583 7
9 Minnesota Duluth 1- 2-1 513 5
10 Providence 2- 1-0 495 9
11 Penn State 2- 2-0 454 11
12 Clarkson 3- 0-1 436 15
13 Boston College 1- 1-1 378 13
14 Minnesota State 2- 1-0 344 NR
15 Michigan Tech 3- 1-1 316 15
16 Northeastern 2- 0-1 310 14
17 New Hampshire 4- 0-0 255 20
18 Quinnipiac 1- 1-1 184 17
19 UMass Lowell 1- 3-0 164 12
20 Air Force 3- 0-1 159 19
Others receiving votes: Cornell 126, Bemidji State 52, Ohio State 9, Michigan 8, Omaha 7, Western Michigan 5, Army 2, Vermont 2, Dartmouth 1.

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/rankings/d-i-mens-poll/#ixzz4vvhIrf4g

 

Picks of the week:

 

Listener Feedback / Action item for the week

 

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Next scheduled stream: On or around Thur., 10/26

 

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Fantasy Hockey Segment

 

  • Results last week
  • Standings
  • Leading Scorers Season (Fantasy Points)
  • Key performers over the past week

The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 9 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the news of the week around the hockey world. The NHL Regular season is under way, and Steve and I are thrilled that there are finally actual games to talk about!  You’ll be surprised at some of the teams who find themselves at the top and bottom of the satandings.  We’ll have the details of all this plus the minor league minute and our picks of the week.


THN Season 2, Episode 9 (Episode 54) Show Notes 10/6-10/10

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

 

Opening Tease:

  • Short 5 day podcast week, but more has happened on the ice in the last 5 days than the last 2 months combined. We’ll have the details
  • Are we in bizzarro world? Vegas and Vancouver are undefeated, Colorado is 2-1, and the Sharks, Preds, and Stars are winless.
  • More Hat Tricks! (Ehlers, Ovi,
  • Stay tuned to our post-show for our new Fantasy Hockey Segment. We are putting it after the show so that those of you who are not into fantasy hockey can easily skip that segment without missing anything.

 

Break:

Where we are:

 

How to get in touch with us:

 

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates

Bruins:  Lost to Col 4-0 on 10/9

Canes:  Won 5-4 (SO) vs Min on 10/8

Rangers:  Won 2-0 vs Mon on 10/8, Lost 8-5 vs Tor on 10/7

 

NHL Transactions:

  • Defenseman Mike Mathesonsigned an eight-year contract with the Florida Panthers on Monday.  Financial terms of the contract were not released, but TSN reported it is worth $39 million ($4.875 million average annual value). Matheson, 23, is in the final season of his three-year, entry-level contract and could have become a restricted free agent July 1, 2018.  Matheson is plus-2 with four shots on goal in two games this season. He had 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 81 games last season. He was selected by the Panthers with the No. 23 pick of the 2012 NHL Draft.
  • Goalie Calvin Pickardwas traded by Vegas Golden Knights to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday for forward Tobias Lindberg and a sixth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.  Pickard was selected by Vegas from the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL Expansion Draft on June 21 and was expected to be the No. 2 goalie behind Marc-Andre Fleury. But Pickard was waived Thursday after the Golden Knights clamed goalie Malcolm Subban off waivers from the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.  Subban is expected to back up Fleury. The 23-year-old is 0-2-0 and has allowed six goals on 22 shots in two NHL games.  Pickard, 25, was 15-31-2 with a 2.98 goals-against average and .904 save percentage in 50 games (48 starts) with the Avalanche last season. He could compete with Curtis McElhinney to be the backup in Toronto behind Frederik Andersen.  Lindberg, 22, has two assists in six NHL games with the Maple Leafs in 2015-16.
  • Other Transactions: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions  &  https://www.capfriendly.com/trades

 

 

Injuries:

  • Defensemen Erik Karlssonand Johnny Oduya did not travel Monday with the Ottawa Senators for their three-game road trip through Western Canada.  The Senators begin the trip Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks (10 p.m. ET; SNV, TSN5, RDS, NHL.TV), and coach Guy Boucher said it was too soon to rule them out for the rest of the trip. Ottawa plays the Calgary Flames on Friday and Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.  Karlsson, a two-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL’s top defenseman, missed the first two games recovering from foot surgery he had June 14.  Oduya sustained a lower-body injury in the season opener, a 5-4 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals last Thursday.  “They are both highly doubtful for [Tuesday] but you never know, might get a call and they are on a plane and they are here so I don’t know,” Boucher said. “They are skating and they are going hard so that’s what I am waiting to see the results of.”

 

 

Suspensions:

  • Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzohas been fined $3,091.40, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson during NHL Game No. 33 in New York on Monday, Oct. 9, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 3:56 of the second period. Bortuzzo was assessed a pair of minor penalties for cross-checking.

 

·         Other Interesting Stories:

Honors:

  • Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin, Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleuryand Philadelphia Flyers right winger Wayne Simmonds have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 8.  Ovechkin led for the League in goals and points (7-0-7) as the Capitals opened the season with two victories.  Fleury went 2-0-0 with a 0.98 goals-against average and a .973 save percentage as the Golden Knights opened the season with two victories.  Simmonds tied for second in the League in goals with four (4-0-4) — including two game-winners — as the Flyers began the season with two victories in three starts on the road.

Minor League Hockey Minute

·         Wayne:  After a pair of stellar outings on Friday and Saturday, forward Warren Foegele has been named CCM/AHL Player of the Week.  The 21-year-old rookie netted a pair of goals in his pro debut on Oct. 6 against the Hartford Wolf Pack, including the game winner with a minute left in regulation. Foegele then followed that up with another two goals the next night in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, including another game winner, with both coming shorthanded.  A third-round draft pick by Carolina in 2014, Foegele was named OHL Playoffs MVP last season after helping lead the Erie Otters to a league title.  Foegele is the eighth player in franchise history to earn AHL Player of the Week honors and the fourth forward, joining Aleksi Saarela last season, Brock McGinn in 2014-15 and Zach Boychuk in 2010-11.

·         Steve:  KHL Mozyakin

 

Power Ranking:

  1. Toronto
  2. St Louis
  3. Chicago
  4. Washington
  5. New Jersey
  6. Vegas
  7. Carolina
  8. Los Angeles
  9. Detroit
  10. Vancouver
  11. Colorado
  12. Tampa Bay
  13. Calgary
  14. Philly
  15. Pittsburgh
  16. Anaheim
  17. Islanders
  18. Ottawa
  19. Columbus
  20. Boston
  21. Florida
  22. Edmonton
  23. Rangers
  24. Winnipeg
  25. Montreal
  26. Arizona
  27. Minnesota
  28. Buffalo
  29. Dallas
  30. Nashville
  31. San Jose

 

 

Looking ahead:

Tuesday, October 10
TEAMS TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV TICKETS
St. Louis at NY Rangers 7:00 PM FSMW MSG 322 available from $53
Columbus at Carolina 7:00 PM FSOH FSS 685 available from $11
Chicago at Montreal 7:30 PM CSNC RDS NBCSN 250 available from $49
Philadelphia at Nashville 8:00 PM CSN FSSM TVA 287 available from $57
Detroit at Dallas 8:30 PM FSDT FSSW 32 available from $22
Ottawa at Vancouver 10:00 PM RDS 207 available from $26
Arizona at Vegas 10:00 PM NBCSN 67 available from $124

 

Wednesday, October 11
TEAMS TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV TICKETS
New Jersey at Toronto 7:30 PM MSG TSN 288 available from $78
Pittsburgh at Washington 7:30 PM NBCSN 1,111 available from $29
Boston at Colorado 9:30 PM NESN ALT 548 available from $40
NY Islanders at Anaheim 10:00 PM MSG+ FSW2 1,168 available from $11
Calgary at Los Angeles 10:30 PM RSNW FSWHD 805 available from $14

 

Thursday, October 12
TEAMS TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV TICKETS
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay 7:30 PM ROOT SUN 1,263 available from $27
St. Louis at Florida 7:30 PM FSMW FSFL 1,885 available from $6
Dallas at Nashville 8:00 PM FSSW FSSM 464 available from $33
Minnesota at Chicago 8:30 PM FSN CSNC 903 available from $9
Winnipeg at Vancouver 10:00 PM 1,168 available from $25
Detroit at Arizona 10:00 PM FSDT FSAZ 1,390 available from $17
Buffalo at San Jose 10:30 PM MSGB CSNCAL 1,424 available from $14

 

Friday, October 13
TEAMS TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV TICKETS
Washington at New Jersey 7:00 PM CSNB MSG+ 753 available from $29
NY Rangers at Columbus 7:00 PM MSG FSOH NHL 1,513 available from $19
Anaheim at Colorado 9:00 PM FSW2 ALT 791 available from $19
Ottawa at Calgary 9:00 PM 698 available from $23
Detroit at Vegas 10:30 PM FSDT ROOT 1,393 available from $53

 

Saturday, October 14
TEAMS TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV TICKETS
Toronto at Montreal 7:00 PM NHL 602 available from $71
St. Louis at Tampa Bay 7:00 PM FSMW SUN 1,413 available from $18
New Jersey at NY Rangers 7:00 PM MSG+ MSG 1,144 available from $88
Washington at Philadelphia 7:00 PM CSNB CSN 1,280 available from $76
Florida at Pittsburgh 7:00 PM FSFL ROOT 983 available from $37
Carolina at Winnipeg 7:00 PM FSS 167 available from $48
Colorado at Dallas 8:00 PM ALT FSSW 885 available from $17
Columbus at Minnesota 8:00 PM FSOH FSN 541 available from $66
Nashville at Chicago 8:30 PM FSSM WGN 900 available from $24
Boston at Arizona 9:00 PM NESN FSAZ 1,677 available from $23
Ottawa at Edmonton 10:00 PM CBC 694 available from $51
Calgary at Vancouver 10:00 PM 1,392 available from $41
Buffalo at Los Angeles 10:30 PM MSGB FSWHD 957 available from $28
NY Islanders at San Jose 10:30 PM MSG+ CSNCAL 1,339 available from $40

 

Sunday, October 15
TEAMS TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV TICKETS
Boston at Vegas 7:00 PM NESN ROOT SNO 1,470 available from $49
Buffalo at Anaheim 9:00 PM MSGB FSW2 1,217 available from $14
NY Islanders at Los Angeles 10:30 PM MSG+ FSWHD 1,211 available from $16
Monday, October 16
TEAMS TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV TICKETS
Tampa Bay at Detroit 7:30 PM SUN FSDT SNO 1,047 available from $39

 

Tuesday, October 17
TEAMS TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV TICKETS
Tampa Bay at New Jersey 7:00 PM NBCSN 954 available from $20
Pittsburgh at NY Rangers 7:00 PM ROOT MSG TVA 1,253 available from $81
Florida at Philadelphia 7:00 PM FSFL CSN 1,857 available from $22
Toronto at Washington 7:00 PM TSNT CSNB 2,200 available from $14
Vancouver at Ottawa 7:30 PM 1,407 available from $20
Colorado at Nashville 8:00 PM ALT FSSM 651 available from $23
Columbus at Winnipeg 8:00 PM FSOH 230 available from $43
Arizona at Dallas 8:30 PM FSAZ FSSW 1,288 available from $7
Carolina at Edmonton 9:00 PM FSS 803 available from $32
Buffalo at Vegas 10:00 PM MSGB ROOT 1,295 available from $30
Montreal at San Jose 10:30 PM RDS NBCSN 1,566 available from $16

 

Wednesday, October 18
TEAMS TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV TICKETS
Detroit at Toronto 7:30 PM FSDE+ SNO 732 available from $79
Chicago at St. Louis 8:00 PM NBCSN 1,537 available from $45
Montreal at Los Angeles 10:30 PM RDS NBCSN 1,278 available from $25

 

Thursday, October 19
TEAMS TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV TICKETS
Vancouver at Boston 7:00 PM NESN 1,859 available from $35
NY Islanders at NY Rangers 7:00 PM MSG+ MSG 1,364 available from $85
Nashville at Philadelphia 7:00 PM FSSM CSN 1,797 available from $28
Tampa Bay at Columbus 7:00 PM SUN FSOH 1,716 available from $15
New Jersey at Ottawa 7:30 PM MSG+ RDS 1,559 available from $19
Edmonton at Chicago 8:30 PM WGN SNO 1,286 available from $19
St. Louis at Colorado 9:00 PM FSMW ALT 1,207 available from $13
Carolina at Calgary 9:00 PM FSS 1,135 available from $6
Dallas at Arizona 10:00 PM FSSW FSAZ 2,108 available from $6

 

 

College Hockey Minute:

 

·         Maine split vs UConn, hosts Miami (OH) this weekend

·         Upsets of ranked teams:

Friday:

7:07 CT(19) Ohio State3@(12) Wisconsin2

7:15 ETNew Hampshire4@(5) UMass Lowell3

7:00 ET(10) Penn State1@Clarkson2

4:07 CT(16) Union3vs.Michigan Tech6

7:37 CT(3) Minnesota3@(6) Minnesota Duluth4OT

Saturday:

7:00 ET(5) UMass Lowell1@New Hampshire3

7:07 ET(20) Western Michigan2@Ferris State3

7:07 AT(7) North Dakota3@Alaska Anchorage2OT  (tie Fri)

7:37 CTMichigan Tech4@(6) Minnesota Duluth3

 

·         Big games this week (both teams ranked):

Fri

7:07 CT(11) Penn State@(7) Minnesota

7:00 ET(10) Wisconsin@(13) Boston College

7:35 ET(1) Denver@(4) Notre Dame Fri and Sat

Sun

3:07 CT(11) Penn State@(7) Minnesota

5:00 ET(13) Boston College@(9) Providence

 

Poll:

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Denver (45) 0- 0-0 995 1
2 Boston University ( 5) 2- 0-0 947 2
3 Harvard 0- 0-0 849 4
4 Notre Dame 2- 0-0 743 8
5 Minnesota Duluth 1- 1-0 726 6
6 St. Cloud State 1- 0-0 723 9
7 Minnesota 1- 1-0 708 3
8 North Dakota 1- 0-1 678 7
9 Providence 2- 0-0 670 11
10 Wisconsin 2- 1-0 424 12
11 Penn State 1- 1-0 410 10
12 UMass Lowell 0- 2-0 365 5
13 Boston College 0- 0-1 346 13
14 Northeastern 2- 0-0 291 20
15 Clarkson 2- 0-0 267 NR
15 Michigan Tech 2- 1-0 267 NR
17 Quinnipiac 0- 1-1 257 14
18 Cornell 0- 0-0 226 15
19 Air Force 1- 0-1 161 17
20 New Hampshire 2- 0-0 134 NR
Others receiving votes: Ohio State 132, Minnesota State 61, Western Michigan 36, Colgate 24, Michigan 16, Union 14, Bemidji State 12, Vermont 6, Omaha 5, Army 4, Miami 2, Brown 1.

 

 

Picks of the week:

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·         Fantasy Hockey Segment

 

  • Results last week
  • Standings
  • Leading Scorers Season (Fantasy Points)
  • Key performers over the past week

The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 8 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the news of the week around the hockey world. The NHL Regular season is under way, and Steve and I are thrilled that there are finally actual games to talk about!  We also give you our picks for who will win the Stanley Cup as well as individual awards. We’ll have the details of all this plus the minor league minute and our picks of the week


THN Season 2, Episode 5 (Episode 53) Show Notes 9/28-10/6

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

 

Opening Tease:

  • NHL Season has begun!! 2 days of games are already in the books!  We’ll have the details
  • Lots of goals and Hat Tricks! (4 already, Ovechkin, Simmonds, Saad, & McJesus)
  • Jaromir Jagr has finally signed, and we’ll tell you where. Here’s a hint…  We called it!
  • This week, we finish our season previews by predicting the entire playoff bracket. Yes, I know it’s pointless this early, but we’re doing it anyway
  • Stay tuned to our post-show for our new Fantasy Hockey Segment. We are putting it after the show so that those of you who are not into fantasy hockey can easily skip that segment without missing anything.

 

Break:

Where we are:

 

How to get in touch with us:

 

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates

 

NHL Transactions:

 

Current UFAs:  https://www.capfriendly.com/browse/free-agents/2018/points/all/all/ufa

Jagr finally signs!  9th team  The right wing signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.  “I’m glad I’m here,” Jagr said. “I want to say thanks to the Calgary Flames organization. They gave me a chance to play at least one more year in the NHL. I’ve been in the NHL for so many years … I don’t even know how many. I started when I was 18. I’m 45. I love this game. I love the NHL.”  Jagr, who could earn an additional $1 million in bonuses, Sportsnet reported, added it “99.9 percent might be my last season.”  It will be his first with a team from Canada.  “When I decided last minute where I wanted to go, it was a big factor also,” he said. “I wanted to get the experience so I can say I’ve played for a Canadian team. So I’m here.”  “I was waiting for such a long time,” he said. “This summer was a different summer than I was used to. I didn’t know if I was ever going to play here. I’m going to do the maximum I can do to help this team win. Give me a little bit of time. It was a different summer. When you don’t have the motivation to practice, to go in a direction … I didn’t know where I was going to play or if I was going to play.  “Now I know. I probably just need a little bit more time than usual. After that I will give everything I can to help this team.”  He added, “I said a long time ago I wanted to play until 50,” he said. “The new trend of the NHL, and I understand it, the managers and presidents and the teams have to give opportunities to the young guys. I understand it. That’s why it’s hard for so many older guys to find a job. I’m glad I did. Not that many older guys can say the same thing.          Related:  https://www.nhl.com/news/traveling-jagrs-happy-with-jaromir-jagrs-new-home/c-291613386  We are by fans for fans, and we celebrate fans!

Defenseman Derrick Pouliot was traded by the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.  The Penguins acquired defenseman Andrey Pedan and a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from Vancouver.  Pouliot, 23, has one season remaining on a three-year, $4.05 million contract, according to CapFriendly.com. He can become a restricted free agent July 1.   “[Pouliot’s] a player that we watched playing junior, we liked his skill set, his talent,” Canucks general manager Jim Benning said. “Our pro scouts have followed him the last few years and we feel like in getting him we are betting on his talent, his skill level are going to come to rise to the top, so we think it’s a gamble worth taking.   Pouliot has 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in 67 games for Pittsburgh the past three seasons. He appeared in two Stanley Cup Playoff games in 2016, when the Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks in six games to win their first of back-to-back Stanley Cup championships.   Pedan, 24, played 13 games for the Canucks in 2015-16. He was selected by the New York Islanders in the third round (No. 63) in the 2011 NHL Draft. Pedan was on loan to Utica of the American Hockey League prior to the trade.

 

Injuries:

Bruins – Center Patrice Bergeron and forward David Backes did not play for the Boston Bruins in their season opener against the Nashville Predators at TD Garden on Thursday.  Bergeron (lower body) and Backes (diverticulitis) missed the morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena. Coach Bruce Cassidy said then Bergeron is day to day. The Bruins later announced Backes would be out 3-4 weeks.  Bergeron has been off the ice, with the exception of a brief participation in practice Tuesday, since Monday. Backes did not skate Wednesday, and Cassidy said after practice that he was under the weather.  The Bruins were also without defenseman Torey Krug, who’s recovering from a fractured jaw sustained in a preseason game on Sept. 19

Center Ryan Getzlaf did not play for the Anaheim Ducks in their season opener against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday (10 p.m. ET; PRIME, FS-A, NHL.TV) because of a lower-body injury.  Thursday morning, coach Randy Carlyle said Getzlaf, Anaheim’s captain, did not take part in the morning skate and would not dress.  Getzlaf, 32, skated on his own before practice Tuesday and was able to practice Wednesday.  He led the Ducks in scoring last season with 73 points (15 goals, 58 assists) and had 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Defenseman Erik Karlsson, recovering from surgery on his left foot, won’t dress for the Ottawa Senators’ season opener against the Washington Capitals on Thursday but could play Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings.  The two-time Norris Trophy winner, who had surgery to repair torn tendons June 14, did not take part in the morning skate before the Senators opened their regular season at Canadian Tire Centre (7:30 p.m. ET; RDS2, TSN5, NBCSWA, NHL-TV).  Karlsson remains day-to-day.

 

Suspensions:

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been suspended for four games, without pay, for boarding St. Louis Blues forward Sammy Blais during NHL Preseason Game No. 109 in St. Louis on Sunday, Oct. 1, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 17:39 of the second period. Wilson was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.  Wilson is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $97,560.96. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

 

 

Other Interesting Stories:

The Carolina Hurricanes named center Jordan Staal and defenseman Justin Faulk as co-captains on Thursday.  They will be the 14th and 15th players in the history of the Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers franchise to serve as captain, and will switch between home and road games, Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. Staal will be home captain for the first half of the season and Faulk the road captain, then will switch roles for the second half of the season.  Forward Jeff Skinner will serve as an alternate captain for the entire season.  “There’s obviously guys who are leaders in that room who would love to wear the ‘C’ and didn’t get selected,” general manager Ron Francis said. “They’re probably disappointed. That’s a good thing. You want guys who want to be that guy.”  Jordan Staal and Faulk fill the vacancy left by Eric Staal, who was traded to the New York Rangers on Feb. 28, 2016. Jordan Staal, Faulk, Skinner and center Victor Rask were alternate captains last season.  “It’s an honor to wear it,” Staal said. “We both understand who the leaders are in the room. It’s always been a shared thing. It’s still a bit of an acknowledgment and an honor. I’m definitely very excited about it.”  Staal will wear the “C” on Saturday when the Hurricanes open the season at home against the Minnesota Wild (7 p.m. ET; FS-CR, FS-N, NHL.TV). Eric is beginning his second season with the Wild.  “Being able to skate on the ice with the ‘C’ playing against Eric is going to be really cool,” Jordan Staal said. “He’s excited for me, and I’m beyond excited about that. It’s going to make that opening night even more special.”  https://www.nhl.com/news/carolina-names-jordan-staal-justin-faulk-co-captains/c-291602704

  • To commemorate tonight’s start of the 2017-18 NHL season, each of the 31 NHL teams will have an official hashtag-triggered emoji, the National Hockey League (NHL) and Twitter announced today. While hockey fans have been sharing their excitement for the new season via the official #NHLFaceOff hashtag, starting today at Noon ET and continuing throughout the entire NHL season, fans can add a new level of engagement with their favorite teams, players and fellow hockey fans on Twitter with unique team logo emojis.  Fans can add team logos to their tweets by tweeting the official team hashtags:   https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-twitter-celebrate-new-season-with-hashtag-triggered-team-emojis/c-291558516
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins will not three-peat as Stanley Cup champions, if the full-season simulation from EA Sports NHL 18 is correct. EA Sports predicted the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the Stanley Cup after defeating the Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup Final. The Penguins are projected to win the Presidents’ Trophy for the first time since 1992-93, but lose to the Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final. The game predicts the Oilers to defeat the Minnesota Wild in the Western Conference Final.  NHL 18 projects the Oilers to reach the Cup Final thanks to a huge season from center Connor McDavid, who will win the Hart and Art Ross trophies, and the Ted Lindsay Award for the second straight season. It also predicts Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov will win the Maurice Richard Trophy as the League’s top regular-season goal scorer, as well as the Conn Smythe Trophy for MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron is projected to repeat as Selke Trophy winner for best defensive forward, which would be his fifth time winning the award, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is predicted to earn his third Norris Trophy and Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is projected to win the Vezina Trophy for the second time.   The simulation for NHL 17 accurately predicted the Nashville Predators to win the Western Conference. The game had the Predators defeating the Canadiens in the Cup Final; in reality, they lost to the Penguins in six games.

 If you’ve been wanting to try out all that NHL.TV has to offer, now’s your chance! Four free games a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and one additional day) gives you the opportunity to experience NHL action to its fullest.  Home and away broadcasts, DVR controls, multi-game views and all the hat tricks you can shake a stick at.  https://www.nhl.com/news/nhltv-free-games/c-291516040

 

Honors:

Fourteen statues of Toronto Maple Leafs immortals now stretch more than a quarter of a rink length through Maple Leaf Square outside Air Canada Centre.  Combined, these bronzed players won 38 Stanley Cup championships for this century-old franchise, the very elite among the many hundreds who have worn its jersey.  Late Thursday afternoon, under perfect October skies, the Maple Leafs unveiled statues of forward Charlie Conacher, forward Red Kelly and forwards Frank Mahovlich and Wendel Clark, adding to Legends Row.  The four joined 10 others whose statues have been installed outside the Maple Leafs’ downtown arena since September 2014. First came goaltender Johnny Bower and forwards Ted “Teeder” Kennedy and Darryl Sittler. Then, a year later, defenseman Borje Salming and forward Mats Sundin, followed two months later, in November 2015, by forwards Syl Apps and George Armstrong. Last October, the roster was brought to 10 with the addition of goalie Turk Broda, defenseman Tim Horton and forward Dave Keon, the latter chosen last fall as the Maple Leafs’ No. 1 player of all time in a vote by fans and a 31-member panel.  Each of the 14 statues has come north from the studio of renowned Chicago-area sculptor Erik Blome, who was in attendance with his wife, Charlotte. Blome’s work commemorating sports, social and political figures and events is on display throughout the United States. Among his statues is a towering Wayne Gretzky outside Staples Center in Los Angeles.  https://www.nhl.com/news/maple-leafs-add-conacher-kelly-mahovlich-clark-to-legends-row/c-291628900

The Pittsburgh Penguins raised another Stanley Cup banner Wednesday, and then raised the curtain on a new season with a 5-4 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues.  To the Penguins, the moment that 2017 banner reached the rafters in PPG Paints Arena, joining those from 1991, 1992, 2009 and 2016, their celebration of winning back-to-back championships was over and the journey toward trying to win three in a row began.  In their opener, the Penguins showed they have some work to do. They were sloppy with the puck at times and in their defensive reads against the rush. But they battled back from down 4-2 in the third period to tie it on goals from Sidney Crosby and Conor Sheary before Alex Pietrangelo won it for the Blues 1:15 into overtime.  Then they lost last night 5-0 in CHI.  https://www.nhl.com/news/penguins-raise-another-banner-begin-three-peat-bid/c-291593082

Doc Emrick took a few minutes out of the NHL on NBC broadcast Thursday to pay tribute to his colleague Dave Strader in a touching segment.  Strader, the longtime play-by-play announcer, died Sunday at age 62 from cholangiocarcinoma, a form of bile duct cancer. The Hockey Hall of Fame honored Strader, known as The Voice, as the 2017 winner of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.  Emrick walked viewers through Strader’s career, which had humble beginnings, and talked about his journey as a broadcaster and how Strader impacted so many people with his warmth and passion for the game.   https://www.nhl.com/news/emrick-delivers-emotional-tribute-to-late-stars-broadcaster-strader/c-291591122

 

Predictions:

  • Who makes the Playoffs?
  • Who are your Conference finalists?
  • Who are your Finalists?
  • Who wins Cup?
  • Individual trophies: Hart?  Art Ross?  Richard?  Norris?  Vezina?  Calder?  Jack Adams?  Selke – No need.

Minor League Hockey Minute

KHL is pissing me off!  Blackouts…

Most leagues are up and running now.  Rest start in the next week…  http://www.hockeydb.com/scoreboard/

Steve:

Wayne:  The 82nd season of the American Hockey League begins Friday.  Player development remains the top priority for the AHL, and the numbers back up that mission. Last season, 121 AHL players made their NHL debuts, and 88 percent of NHL players last season had spent time in the AHL.  Look no further than the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins for proof. Goaltender Matt Murrayand forward Jake Guentzel, each a cog in the championship, passed through the AHL recently. Sixteen members of the 2017 Stanley Cup champions spent time with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pittsburgh’s affiliate.  https://www.nhl.com/news/ahl-notebook-rookies-to-watch/c-291534816

 

Power Ranking is back next week!

College Hockey Minute:

College is under way!    No updates to poll.  Week 1:  Canada vs US:   #19 Ohio State lost to Ryerson (CA) 7-4,  #6 MN-Duluth lost to Alberta 4-3, #2 BU tied PEI 5-5, #10 Penn State lost to Ottawa 4-3 (OT)

Maine beat Acadia 3-1 last week.  UConn @ Maine this week, Fri and Sat

 

Picks of the week:

  • Steve:

Wayne:  Wayne:  Detroit’s new arena.  Beginning of a venue renaissance similar to baseball?  https://www.nhl.com/news/little-caesars-arena-raises-bar-for-future-nhl-venues/c-291634984   https://www.nhl.com/news/commissioner-bettman-says-nhl-events-coming-to-little-caesars-arena/c-291621844

 

Listener Feedback / Action item for the week

 

  • We want to know what you would like us to cover! Email us at…

 

 

 

 

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Topics for Next Show:

  • Covering all of the game action and news of the week because we gave games!!!

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Fantasy Hockey Segment

 

  • Results last week
  • Standings
  • Leading Scorers Season (Fantasy Points)
  • Key performers over the past week

The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 7 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the news of the week around the hockey world. The NHL preseason schedule is winding down, and teams are working hard at paring down their rosters as they prepare for opening night, which is less than a week away.  We’ll update you on their progress.  We also continue our team by team season previews this week, and this week, we’ll finish them with the Atlantic Division.  We’ll have the details of all this plus the minor league minute and our picks of the week


 

THN Season 2, Episode 5 (Episode 52) Show Notes 9/21-9/28

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

 

Opening Tease:

  • Preseason games have begun and we couldn’t be happier. Opening night is less than a week away!
  • NHL Teams are in full roster cut mode, and most have reduced to around 30 players on their march to get down to 23 or less before opening night.
  • This week, we continue our preview of all 31 teams. We are looking at all the teams in the Atlantic division this week.
  • Last call for the Fantasy Hockey League, as we draft this Sunday! (if you are in to that)

 

Break:

Where we are:

 

How to get in touch with us:

 

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

 

NHL Transactions:

 

·         Current UFAs:  https://www.capfriendly.com/browse/free-agents/2018/points/all/all/ufa  

·

 

Injuries:

·         St. Louis Blues forward Robby Fabbri is out for the season after reinjuring his surgically repaired left knee.  St. Louis practiced Saturday and Fabbri was not on the ice; he was expected to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Kraft Hockeyville USA game, but the Blues said the 21-year-old reinjured his knee and would be re-evaluated in 10 days.  Fabbri tore his left ACL on Feb. 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins and missed the rest of last season. He had surgery Feb. 28 and was cleared to resume training July 31. The Blues felt Fabbri, who had 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) in 51 games last season, would be 100 percent this season and were experimenting with moving him back to center.  A first-round pick (No. 21) in the 2014 NHL Draft, Fabbri has 29 goals and 37 assists in 123 NHL games.    https://www.nhl.com/news/st-louis-blues-forward-robby-fabbri-out-for-season/c-291401688  Jagr?

·         Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson skated with his teammates Saturday for the first time since having surgery to repair torn tendons in his left foot on June 14.  Karlsson, a two-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL’s best defenseman, wore a light blue non-contact jersey and did not take part in all the drills during the morning skate at Canadian Tire Centre before a preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens.  “It’s a positive thing, but we don’t want to get too excited. It’s a second step,” Senators coach Guy Boucher said. “The first step was to let the therapists tell us when it was adequate to put him on the ice, because you need to get the flexibility and the strength off the ice before we could put [him] on the ice. Yesterday they apparently put the skates on to see how it felt and [went] very lightly on the ice, and they felt he was able this morning [to] get dressed and be with the boys.  “Basically, this is the second step, but there’s quite a few steps before we get to him playing. We don’t want him to get too excited.”  Boucher said the plan is for Karlsson to take the next two days off and see how his ankle responds. There’s no timetable for his return. The Senators open the regular season against the Washington Capitals on Oct. 5.

·         Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug will miss the start of the regular season with a non-displaced fracture of his jaw.  Krug was hit in the face with the puck in the defensive zone during the second period of the Bruins’ 4-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. The Bruins said Thursday he will be re-evaluated in three weeks.  Krug led Boston’s defensemen in scoring last season with 51 points (eight goals, 43 assists). He led the Bruins with 25 power-play points (six goals, 19 assists).

·

Other Interesting Stories:

  • The NHL announced three rule changes for the 2017-18 season. This video explains them as well as directions related to existing rules and equipment reminders. 1. No time out allowed after an icing.    Face-off location for High sticking puck during powerplay/shorthand situation used to be different than on 5 on 5. Now it will be the same regardless. 3. If a coaches challenge a goal due to off-side, and are wrong, delay of game is resule, and they will no longer lose their time out.  Coaches were using it to help rest players late in games.  They also addressed emphasis on several current rules:  1.  Slashing  2. Faceoff procedures (player position) 3. Equipment reminders:  Pants tuck, visors properly worn.  Link to 11+minute video: https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-rule-changes-for-2017-18-season-explained/c-291420140
  • NHL puts historical stats at your fingertips – Six-year project gives fans online access to data on every game, player since 1917. https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-historical-stats-now-available/c-291389804
  • Former NHL center Vincent Lecavalier will have his No. 4 retired by the Tampa Bay Lightning before the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Amalie Arena on Feb. 10. Lecavalier, selected by Tampa Bay with the No. 1 pick in the 1998 NHL Draft, had 949 points (421 goals, 528 assists) in 1,212 games with the Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers and Kings. The four-time All-Star won the Stanley Cup in 2004 and the Maurice Richard Trophy as the League’s top goal-scorer with 52 in 2006-07, when he set a Lightning record with 108 points. Lecavalier’s 383 goals are also a Tampa Bay record.   Lecavalier, 37, retired on June 21, 2016. He is the second player to have his jersey retired by the Lightning, joining forward Martin St. Louis (No. 26).
  • It may be the preseason, but the atmosphere certainly had the intensity of a Stanley Cup Playoff game when the St. Louis Blues defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in the third annual Kraft Hockeyville USA game at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on Sunday. The Penguins, playing in front of 1,500 fans in their practice rink, were the home team after Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, topped the more than 1,300 entries to win the title. As a result, the Rostraver Ice Garden received $150,000 in renovations and the community had numerous festivities leading up to the game, including a visit from the Stanley Cup.
  • Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilsonhas been suspended for two preseason games for interference against St. Louis Blues forward Robert Thomas during NHL Preseason Game No. 46 in Washington on Friday, Sept. 22, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 5:47 of the third period.
  • Forward Erik Cole announced his retirement from the NHL Last Wednesday.   Cole, who hasn’t played in the NHL since 2014-15, signed a one-day contract to retire with the Carolina Hurricanes. Following the announcement, Hurricanes president Don Waddell named Cole team ambassador.  Cole sustained a spinal contusion March 24, 2015, playing for the Detroit Red Wings against the Arizona Coyotes. That was his final NHL game.  “I spent my first summer when I got back here from Detroit trying to prove doctors wrong. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to this time around,” the 38-year-old said. “It wasn’t the first time in my career I’ve been told to retire. For the first year, I sulked a little too much about it. I was a little lost and frustrated about not being able to play. But eventually I started getting on the ice with my son and his hockey team and I started finding more important things to do.”  Cole had 363 points (168 goals, 195 assists) in 557 games in nine seasons with the Hurricanes. He scored 59 points (30 goals, 29 assists) in 60 games in 2005-06 and played two Stanley Cup Playoff games during Carolina’s run to its only Stanley Cup championship.  Cole finished his NHL career with 532 points (265 goals, 267 assists) in 892 games in 13 seasons for the Hurricanes, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings.  Cole said he and Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis discussed him returning to play for Carolina but it did not work out.  “We had talked pretty openly about the fact that it was pretty disappointing to me, how I really wanted to come back here and do some one-year contracts as long as it worked for me and it worked for them,” Cole said. “[I wanted] to help out and teach what I’ve learned from so many great veterans that I played with here when I was young.”

Season Preview.  This week: Atlantic Division

https://www.nhl.com/news/t-290471364

·         Boston Bruins – Season Preview: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-boston-bruins-season-preview/c-290548908?tid=290471364    3 Questions:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-bruins-breakdown-key-factors/c-290545824?tid=290471364        Key Stats: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-bruins-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290553370?tid=290471364      Top Prospects: https://www.nhl.com/news/boston-bruins-prospect-watch/c-290546298?tid=290471364

·         Buffalo Sabres – Season Preview: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-buffalo-sabres-season-preview/c-290563864?tid=290471364    3 Questions:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-sabres-breakdown-key-factors/c-290560338?tid=290471364        Key Stats: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-sabres-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290561444?tid=290471364      Top Prospects: https://www.nhl.com/news/buffalo-sabres-prospect-watch/c-290560354?tid=290471364

·         Detroit Red Wings – Season Preview: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-detroit-red-wings-season-preview/c-290627300?tid=290471364    3 Questions:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-red-wings-breakdown-key-factors/c-290626920?tid=290471364        Key Stats:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-red-wings-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290609080?tid=290471364     Top Prospects: https://www.nhl.com/news/detroit-red-wings-prospect-watch/c-290626566?tid=290471364

·         Florida Panthers – Season Preview: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-florida-panthers-season-preview/c-290636806?tid=290471364     3 Questions:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-panthers-breakdown-key-factors/c-290630114?tid=290471364        Key Stats: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-panthers-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290634082?tid=290471364      Top Prospects:  https://www.nhl.com/news/florida-panthers-prospect-watch/c-290631038?tid=290471364

·         Montreal Canadiens – Season Preview: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-montreal-canadiens-season-preview/c-290652274?tid=290471364     3 Questions:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-canadiens-breakdown-key-factors/c-290591342?tid=290471364       Key Stats:   https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-canadiens-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290641276?tid=290471364   Top Prospects:  https://www.nhl.com/news/montreal-canadiens-prospect-watch/c-290652034?tid=290471364

·         Ottawa Senators – Season Preview: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-ottawa-senators-season-preview/c-290704170?tid=290471364     3 Questions: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-senators-breakdown-key-factors/c-290703800?tid=290471364         Key Stats:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-senators-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290691118?tid=290471364     Top Prospects:  https://www.nhl.com/news/ottawa-senators-prospect-watch/c-290703792?tid=290471364

·         Tampa Bay Lightning – Season Preview:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-tampa-bay-lightning-season-preview/c-290746994?tid=290471364  3 Questions: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-lightning-breakdown-key-factors/c-290747782?tid=290471364      Key Stats:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-lightning-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290712910?tid=290471364     Top Prospects: https://www.nhl.com/news/tampa-bay-lightning-prospect-watch/c-290746140?tid=290471364

·         Toronto Maple Leafs – Season Preview:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-toronto-maple-leafs-season-preview/c-290752336?tid=290471364   3 Questions:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-maple-leafs-breakdown-key-factors/c-290753642?tid=290471364       Key Stats: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-maple-leafs-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290712916?tid=290471364     Top Prospects: https://www.nhl.com/news/toronto-maple-leafs-prospect-watch/c-290753234?tid=290471364

 

Minor League Hockey Minute

·         KHL is no longer the only league to have begun the 2017-2018 Season so far:  http://www.hockeydb.com/scoreboard/

·         Steve: Dynamo Riga 0-12

·         Wayne:  AHL:  As NHL teams cut rosters, a good portion of the players are ending up in AHL camps.  The AHL Preseason is under way and their opening night is Friday, October 6.  AHL Preseason is much shorter, at 1-3 games.  ECHL Preseason goes from 10/5-10/9, and regular season starts 10/13.  SPHL preseason 10/13-10/15, and regular season begins 10/20.

·          Winston-Salem, NC – The Carolina Thunderbirds have announced they will be holding a Free Agent Camp beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 18th at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex, located at 414 Deacon Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. The camp will feature an ice session on Wednesday at 7 PM, two ice sessions on Thursday at 11 AM and 7 PM, and one on Friday at 11 AM. Immediately following the Friday morning skate, the coaching staff will select 28 players and 4 goaltenders to advance.  The advancing skaters will continue to Training Camp on Friday, Oct. 20th at 7 PM and Saturday, Oct. 21st at 12 PM and 7 PM. Saturday night will feature an inter squad game.  Players who are interested must sign up, and the cost of the camp is $95. All players must report to the arena by 4:00 PM on Oct. 18th. We have arranged a rate at our host hotel, the Winston-Salem Hotel & Spa for just $70 a night. Several meals will also be provided during the camp. The camp is limited and players are encouraged to sign up early by contacting Director of Hockey Operations, Andre Niec at info@carolinathunderbirds.com. Any player attending camp must also provide proof of insurance.

·         College gets underway on 9/29!  (Tomorrow night)

Picks of the week:

  • Steve: Now that’s a cool honor.  Fans who bought season tickets for the inaugural season of the Vegas Golden Knights had their names embedded in the ice at T-Mobile Arena. They will be visible for all to see starting Tuesday when Vegas plays its first home preseason game against the Los Angeles Kings (10 p.m. ET; NHLN, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV).  The names were printed on to a long paper mat, laid in the neutral zone in the end the Golden Knights defend twice and then frozen into the playing surface. They are laid out in four rows from board to board.

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·         Wayne:  College gets underway on 9/29!  (Tomorrow night) Maine 10/1, 4 PM)  Preseason poll:  http://www.uscho.com/rankings/d-i-mens-poll/

 

 

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The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 6 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the news of the week around the hockey world. The NHL preseason schedule is under way, and teams are working hard at paring down their rosters as they prepare for opening night, which is less than 2 weeks away.  We’ll update you on their progress.  We also continue our team by team season previews this week, and this week, we’ll move east into the Metropoilitan Division.  We’ll have the details of all this plus the minor league minute and our picks of the week, coming up next!


THN Season 2, Episode 5 (Episode 51) Show Notes 9/13-9/20

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

 

Opening Tease:

  • Preseason games have begun and we couldn’t be happier. Opening night is less than 2 weeks away!
  • NHL Teams are already beginning to narrow down their rosters, as they need to get down to 23 before opening night.
  • This week, we continue our preview of all 31 teams. We are looking at all the teams in the Metro division this week.
  • Stay tuned to end of the show for more details on our Fantasy Hockey League (if you are in to that)
  • Opening thoughts on preseason action? Penalties?

 

Break:

Where we are:

 

How to get in touch with us:

 

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

 

NHL Transactions:

 

  • Defenseman Jason Demerswas traded by the Florida Panthers to the Arizona Coyotes for forward Jamie McGinn on Sunday.  Demers, 29, has four years remaining on a five-year, $22.5 million contract he signed with the Panthers on July 2, 2016, according to CapFriendly.com.  In 81 games last season, Demers had 28 points (nine goals, 19 assists), 53 penalty minutes and a minus-14 rating, his worst plus/minus in eight NHL seasons. He has 171 points (37 goals, 134 assists) in 504 games for the Panthers, Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks.  Demers and McGinn, who were teammates with the Sharks from 2009-12, talked on FaceTime after the trade.  “He was excited that he was coming here so he could play with me,” McGinn told the newspaper. “I let him know that I was the one going the other way, so he didn’t know.”  McGinn, 29, has two years remaining on a three-year, $10 million contract he signed with the Coyotes on July 1, 2016.  McGinn had 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) in 72 games for Arizona last season and has 184 points (100 goals, 84 assists) in 522 games during nine NHL seasons with the Coyotes, Sharks, Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim Ducks and Colorado Avalanche.
  • Signings: https://www.capfriendly.com/signings  (start with 9/14)
  • PTOs: https://www.capfriendly.com/professional-tryouts  

·         Current UFAs:  https://www.capfriendly.com/browse/free-agents/2018/points/all/all/ufa  

·         Goalie Zehao Sun 21, was signed to an amateur tryout contract by the Canucks on Monday. The Canucks want him to watch and learn and get on the ice here this week to work with goaltending coach Dan Cloutier. He has represented China at the international level, recently coming to the Canucks’ attention via the recommendation of Barry Beck, the defenseman who played 10 seasons in the NHL. Beck played for the Colorado Rockies in the 1970s, spent most of his NHL career with the New York Rangers and came out of retirement to finish his career in Los Angeles, playing 52 games with the Kings in 1989-90. He has been based in Hong Kong and runs the Hong Kong Academy of Ice Hockey, and told Canucks executive Stan Smyl about Sun. Beck said Sun helped assist the academy when it held a youth tournament in Beijing, praising his work ethic and ability. For the Canucks, the move to include Sun worked on multiple levels. The 2017 China Games are about promoting the sport, and Sun’s addition to the roster for this week did that with national media on hand. It also helped the Canucks manage their roster more efficiently.  “We’re kind of taking it day by day,” Canucks coach Travis Green said. “We went back and forth with bringing a third goalie with us. It’s a long way for someone to come and not play and only two practices. We’ll probably get him on the ice tomorrow.  “No, he will not be playing in games,” Green said. “This is an experience for him and, like I said, we contemplated bringing a third goalie over. Even if we brought a third goalie over, he was not going to play in games. We wanted our two regular goalies to play in the games. If someone got hurt, he would definitely back up.”  Sun thanked Beck, and others, for helping him get the opportunity of a lifetime. He also recognized the larger implications of this week for his country.  “Now the good news is that NHL is coming to China already and bringing a very brilliant game to China, for the Chinese people to know the top players in the world,” Sun said. “Also, it can help to increase the atmosphere in China, to help people know more about ice hockey.”  Followup:  https://www.nhl.com/news/zehao-sun-makes-saves-in-net-against-sedins/c-291200728

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Injuries:

·         New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia.  “I feel very fortunate and very blessed,” Boyle said Tuesday. “We’ve had a tremendous outpouring of prayers, and if there’s anything I can ask it’s that that continues. That is something that I’ve seen firsthand heal cancers and heal situations that are said to be untreatable. For us, we’re in a good spot. We think we have a good plan of attack here and I’m looking forward to getting on the ice and playing.  The disease, known as CML, is a type of cancer of the bone marrow that is largely treatable with medication. Dr. Michael Farber said Boyle is in the early stages of the disease, which was revealed by blood tests taken Thursday during Boyle’s training camp physical.  “We are awaiting further test results that will help guide management and any possible return to play,” Farber said.  Boyle, 32, signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Devils on July 1. He had 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) in 75 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs last season (the Maple Leafs acquired Boyle in a trade with the Lightning on Feb. 27).  He has 169 points (93 goals, 76 assists) in 624 games for the Maple Leafs, Lightning, New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, and 28 points (15 goals, 13 assists) in 106 Stanley Cup Playoff games in 10 NHL seasons. https://www.nhl.com/news/new-jersey-devils-brian-boyle-has-leukemia/c-291181794

·         St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester will be re-evaluated in three weeks because of a fractured left ankle. He was injured during a scrimmage Sunday.  Bouwmeester, 33, had 15 points (one goal, 14 assists), was plus-6, and averaged 22:24 of ice time in 81 games last season. His ice time rose to 24:15 during 11 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  In 14 NHL seasons with the Blues, Florida Panthers and Calgary Flames, Bouwmeester has 391 points (82 goals, 309 assists) in 1,071 games. Since coming into the NHL in 2002-03, no defenseman has played more games.  The Blues also announced forward Zach Sanford will have surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder and will be out 5-6 months. He was injured during the first day of training camp.  Sanford, 22, had five points (two goals, three assists) in 13 games with the Blues after being acquired as part of the trade that sent defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to the Washington Capitals on Feb. 27.

·         Ottawa Senators forward Colin White will miss the start of the regular season with a broken left wrist, general manager Pierre Dorion said Tuesday.  White is expected to need 6-8 weeks to recover. He was injured blocking a shot during the third period of a 6-2 preseason win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.  The No. 21 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft had an opportunity to start the season in the NHL with center Derick Brassard recovering from shoulder surgery on June 6.

·         Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler is out indefinitely after having offseason hip surgery.  “As of right now, there is no timeline whatsoever,” general manager Bob Murray told the Ducks website Friday. “He couldn’t skate [during the second half of the season]. No push-off on his right leg. He has to rebuild his glutes and quads. That’s what we’re in the process of doing right now. I’m hopeful to have him back before Christmas, but that’s all I’m going to say right now.”  Kesler, 33, had surgery in Colorado on June 8 to remove several pieces of floating hip capsule, an ailment that limited his mobility and goal-scoring during the second half of last season.  He had 58 points (22 goals, 36 assists) in 82 games last season, and had eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games. The Ducks advanced to the Western Conference Final before losing to the Nashville Predators in six games.  The Ducks also will begin the season without defensemen Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm, who each had offseason surgery to fix a torn labrum. Murray said he’s hopeful they will be able to return by Nov. 1.  Lindholm, 23, took a step back from his first three seasons with the Ducks. He had NHL career lows in points (20), shots on goal (94) and games (66), and had five power-play points after finishing with 15 in 2015-16.  Vatanen regressed to 24 points (three goals, 21 assists) in 71 games after having at least 37 points in back-to-back seasons. He also had a 2.6 shooting percent on 117 SOG; his NHL average is 7.0.

Other Interesting Stories:

  • Forwards Brady Tkachuk and Oliver Wahlstrom, each a projected first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, will lead opposing teams at the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at KeyBank Center on Thursday. The sixth annual game features 42 of the top United States-born players chosen by USA Hockey in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting.  “The game has an interesting mix of draft-eligible prospects from all levels of hockey and from all areas of the country,” said Dan Marr, director of NHL Central Scouting. “These players bring quite a cross section of talent and they have been identified at this early stage of the season as some of the top prospects from the United States. It will give NHL scouts a good sneak preview of the 2018 NHL Draft class.”  Tkachuk (6-foot-2, 194 pounds), who will play for Team Brian Leetch, is a freshman at Boston University and is considered a candidate to be a top-five pick. He had 54 points (25 goals, 29 assists) in 61 games for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program under-18 team last season. He is the son of United States Hockey Hall of Fame member Keith Tkachuk and brother of Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk.  Oliver Wahlstrom (6-1, 205) will lead Team Chris Chelios. He’ll play this season for NTDP U-18 after he had 25 points (14 goals, 11 assists) in 43 games for the NTDP U-17 team and 15 points (10 goals, five assists) in 20 games for NTDP U-18 last season. He’s committed to Harvard University in 2018-19.  Wahlstrom is known most for this viral Youtube vid:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TxGVSw6Ayw No word on TV/streaming coverage.  tv?
  • CCM/USA HOCKEY ALL-AMERICAN PROSPECTS GAME ROSTERS
  • TEAM BRIAN LEETCH
  • GOALIES:Jacob Kucharski, Des Moines, USHL; Jon Mor, USA U-18, USHL
  • DEFENSEMEN:Stanislav Demin, Wenatchee, BCHL; Jordan Harris, Kimball Union, HIGH-NH; Quinton Hughes, University of Michigan, BIG10; Christian Krygier, Lincoln, USHL; Adam Samuelsson, USA U-18, USHL; Spencer Stastney, USA U-18, USHL; Bode Wilde, USA U-18, USHL
  • FORWARDS: Braden Costello, Des Moines, USHL; Jake Gricius, Portland, WHL; Curtis Hall, Youngstown, USHL; Blake McLaughlin, Chicago, USHL; Jaxon Nelson, Sioux Falls, USHL; Jacob Pivonka, USA U-18, USHL; Noah Prokop, Green Bay, USHL; Jack Randl, Omaha, USHL; Ryan Savage, Fargo, USHL; Colin Schmidt, Wayzata, HIGH-MN; Brady Tkachuk, Boston University, H-EAST; Jake Wise, USA U-18, USHL
  • TEAM CHRIS CHELIOS
  • GOALIES:Drew DeRidder, USA U-18, USHL; Ben Kraws, Buffalo Jr. Sabres U18, USMAAAE
  • DEFENSEMEN: Michael Callahan, Bloomington, USHL; Ty Emberson, USA U-18, USHL; Cole Krygier, Lincoln, USHL; K’Andre Miller, USA U-18, USHL; Alec Regula, Chicago, USHL; Mattias Samuelsson, USA U-18, USHL; Jacob Semik, Dubuque, USHL
  • FORWARDS: Paul Cotter, Lincoln, USHL; Jack Drury, Waterloo, USHL; Joel Farabee, USA U-18, USHL; Jonathan Gruden, USA U-18, USHL; Gavin Hain, USA U-18, USHL; Jack Jensen, Eden Prairie, HIGH-MN; Philippe Lapointe, Lincoln, USHL; Jay O’Brien, Thayer Academy, HIGH-MA; Ryan O’Reilly, Madison, USHL; Jackson Perbix, Elk River, HIGH-MN; Oliver Wahlstrom, USA U-18, USHL; Tyler Weiss, USA U-18, USHL

 

  • Upcoming key dates: https://www.nhl.com/news/key-dates-special-events-in-2017-2018/c-289988046
  • Ovechkin releases statement regarding Olympics: “I wanted to make this statement so that my words are clear and nobody misunderstands what I am saying. The Olympics are in my blood and everybody knows how much I love my country. Ever since I was a kid and all the time I have played in the NHL, NHL players have played in the Olympic Games. We never have to make choice between our team and our country my whole career. I love the Capitals and my teammates here as much as I love my country and I know all the other NHL players feel the same for their teams. We should not have to be in position to make this choice.  My mom was a two-time Olympic champion and when I start to play hockey I dream that if I have chance to play for my country I will do it every time they ask me. Ever since I was teenager I have played for Junior Russia National team whenever they ask me to. Ever since I was good enough to play on Men’s National Team, whenever they ask me I play. When they ask me to be part of Olympics Closing Ceremony in Vancouver before Sochi get the Olympic Games I said ok let’s do it. When they ask me to be Ambassador for Sochi Olympic Games I did it. When they ask me to go to Greece and be first Russian to carry Olympic flame on way to Sochi I do it. When they ask me to play in World Cup I do it. I am proud that we win on Junior team and for the National team in World Championships but we do not win the most important thing yet. Olympic Gold Medal.  I see the news this week and I am very disappointed that IOC, IIHF and NHL put me and all NHL players in this position when some of the best players in world do not have chance to play in the Olympic Games. This is not just about me but all the NHL players who want to play and have a chance to win Gold for their country. Our countries are now not allowed to ask us to play in the Olympics. Me, my teammates and all players who want to go all lose. So do all the fans of hockey with this decision that we are not allowed to be invited. NHL players in the Olympics is good for hockey and good for Olympics. It sucks that will we not be there to play!!  I said every time I was asked since last Olympics that nobody is going to tell me I can’t play because my country was going to be allowed to ask me. Now the IIHF and NHL say my country is not allowed to ask anybody in the NHL to play and there is nothing to talk about anymore. I talk to Ted about this last year and he support me and have my back and understand what I want to do if I was allowed to be asked to go. Me and my family thank him for his support.  There is nothing like Olympic Games. It is still my dream to win an Olympic Gold medal for my country. I hope things will change and all of us will have a chance to go again in 2022. What’s most important to remember is kids have lots of dreams. My focus as it always is this time of year is on my other dream as a kid, to try to win the Stanley Cup. I am excited training camp has started in Washington and the time for talking is done. We just have to go out and do it and I will try my hardest to help my teammates win like I do every year since I came to the NHL.”

 

Season Preview.  This week: Pacific Division

https://www.nhl.com/news/t-290471364

·         Carolina Hurricanes – Season Preview: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-carolina-hurricanes-season-preview/c-290564118?tid=290471364    3 Questions:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-hurricanes-breakdown-key-factors/c-290563862?tid=290471364       Key Stats:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-hurricanes-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290599032?tid=290471364    Top Prospects: https://www.nhl.com/news/carolina-hurricanes-prospect-watch/c-290561994?tid=290471364

·         Columbus Blue Jackets – Season Preview: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-columbus-blue-jackets-season-preview/c-290604070?tid=290471364    3 Questions:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-blue-jackets-breakdown-key-factors/c-290604052?tid=290471364       Key Stats:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-blue-jackets-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290609358?tid=290471364    Top Prospects:  https://www.nhl.com/news/columbus-blue-jackets-prospect-watch/c-290604074?tid=290471364

·         New Jersey Devils – Season Preview: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-new-jersey-devils-season-preview/c-290655246?tid=290471364    3 Questions:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-devils-breakdown-key-factors/c-290654752?tid=290471364       Key Stats:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-devils-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290656176?tid=290471364    Top Prospects:  https://www.nhl.com/news/new-jersey-devils-prospect-watch/c-290653064?tid=290471364

·         New York Islanders – Season Preview:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-new-york-islanders-season-preview/c-290666666?tid=290471364   3 Questions:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-islanders-breakdown-key-facts/c-290660290?tid=290471364       Key Stats:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-islanders-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290656752?tid=290471364    Top Prospects:  https://www.nhl.com/news/new-york-islanders-prospect-watch/c-290660494?tid=290471364

·         New York Rangers – Season Preview:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-new-york-rangers-season-preview/c-290692048?tid=290471364   3 Questions:   https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-rangers-breakdown-key-factors/c-290692690?tid=290471364      Key Stats:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-rangers-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290667588?tid=290471364    Top Prospects:  https://www.nhl.com/news/new-york-rangers-prospect-watch/c-290692932?tid=290471364

·         Philadelphia Flyers – Season Preview:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-philadelphia-flyers-season-preview/c-290666492?tid=290471364   3 Questions:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-flyers-breakdown-key-factors/c-290666458?tid=290471364       Key Stats:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-philadelphia-flyers-stats-analysis/c-290685298?tid=290471364    Top Prospects:  https://www.nhl.com/news/philadelphia-flyers-prospect-watch/c-290661816?tid=290471364

·         Pittsburgh Penguins – Season Preview:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-pittsburgh-penguins-season-preview/c-290711132?tid=290471364   3 Questions: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-penguins-breakdown-key-factors/c-290711128?tid=290471364      Key Stats:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-penguins-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290685286?tid=290471364    Top Prospects: https://www.nhl.com/news/pittsburgh-penguins-prospect-watch/c-290711122?tid=290471364

·         Washington Capitals – Season Preview: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-washington-capitals-season-preview/c-290772754?tid=290471364    3 Questions: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-capitals-breakdown-key-factors/c-290773714?tid=290471364        Key Stats: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-capitals-numbers-stats-analysis/c-290724246?tid=290471364     Top Prospects: https://www.nhl.com/news/washington-capitals-prospect-watch/c-290773448?tid=290471364

 

Minor League Hockey Minute

·         KHL is no longer the only league to have begun the 2017-2018 Season so far:  http://www.hockeydb.com/scoreboard/

·         Steve:

·         Wayne:  St Petersburg still undefeated through 12 games.  Eric Perrin still playing in Finland.  http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=18068

Picks of the week:

·         Steve:  New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia.  “I feel very fortunate and very blessed,” Boyle said Tuesday. “We’ve had a tremendous outpouring of prayers, and if there’s anything I can ask it’s that that continues. That is something that I’ve seen firsthand heal cancers and heal situations that are said to be untreatable. For us, we’re in a good spot. We think we have a good plan of attack here and I’m looking forward to getting on the ice and playing.  The disease, known as CML, is a type of cancer of the bone marrow that is largely treatable with medication. Dr. Michael Farber said Boyle is in the early stages of the disease, which was revealed by blood tests taken Thursday during Boyle’s training camp physical.  “We are awaiting further test results that will help guide management and any possible return to play,” Farber said.  Boyle, 32, signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Devils on July 1. He had 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) in 75 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs last season (the Maple Leafs acquired Boyle in a trade with the Lightning on Feb. 27).  He has 169 points (93 goals, 76 assists) in 624 games for the Maple Leafs, Lightning, New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, and 28 points (15 goals, 13 assists) in 106 Stanley Cup Playoff games in 10 NHL seasons. https://www.nhl.com/news/new-jersey-devils-brian-boyle-has-leukemia/c-291181794

·         Wayne:  https://www.nhl.com/news/new-jersey-devils-los-angeles-kings-hold-emergency-goalie-tryouts/c-291066504   honorable mention:  https://www.nhl.com/news/new-jersey-devils-fan-gets-free-season-tickets/c-291035676

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Listener Feedback

 

 

 

 

 

Close the show

 

Next scheduled stream:

On or around Wed., 9/27

 

Topics for Next Show:

  • Free Agency update
  • Other news
  • Metro Division Preview

Where we are:

How to support the show:

This show is a labor of love for us, but it does cost us money each month to produce.  So, we are exploring options to allow you, our listener, to help us cover the costs of producing it.  For starters, we have set up affiliate relationships with a couple companies.  In the future, we may have more, but for now, you can support us through your purchases at Amazon.com and HockeyMonkey.com (Hockey Monkey is a hockey equipment provider).  Your purchases there will not cost you a dime more, but a small percentage of your purchase will come back to us.  In order to support us through our affiliates, simply go to our web site at TheHockeyNuts.com, and click on the appropriate affiliate link on the right side of the page.  Coming soon: Seatgeek.com

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The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 5 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the player transactions that have been going on since we last recorded.  Free Agency and Player Signings are the big part of the news this time of year, every team is working hard to fill all of their vacant roster spots.  We also begin our team by team season previews this week, and this week, we’ll be focusing on the Central Division.  We’ll have the details of all this plus the minor league minute and our picks of the week, coming up next!


THN Season 2, Episode 5 (Episode 50) Show Notes 9/7-9/12

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

 

Opening Tease:

  • We are back to weekly shows, and this week, we start to preview the upcoming NHL season. We’ll take a look at all 31 teams over the next 4 weeks and tell you what to expect this season.  This week, we look at all the teams in the Central division.  Plus, we’ll have all the other headlines from around the league.

 

Break:

Where we are:

How to support the show:

This show is a labor of love for us, but it does cost us money each month to produce.  So, we are exploring options to allow you, our listener, to help us cover the costs of producing it.  For starters, we have set up affiliate relationships with a couple companies.  In the future, we may have more, but for now, you can support us through your purchases at Amazon.com and HockeyMonkey.com (Hockey Monkey is a hockey equipment provider).  Your purchases there will not cost you a dime more, but a small percentage of your purchase will come back to us.  In order to support us through our affiliates, simply go to our web site at TheHockeyNuts.com, and click on the appropriate affiliate link on the right side of the page.  Coming soon: Seatgeek.com

Additionally, we are looking at ways to directly support us through a donation program.  For now, if you would like to donate, go to thehockeynuts.com/donate and you will redirected to paypal.

Finally, if you can’t support us financially through one of the programs we just mentioned, you can support us through the following:

  • Share our show with other hockey fans you know.
  • If you have the itunes app on your computer or device, subscribe to our show there. It will help us rise up the rankings.
  • Speaking of itunes, we also encourage you to give us a review on itunes, as it will also help us get noticed more there.
  • Like, comment, and share our content wherever you see us on various social media pages.
  • Get involved with the show! We are just a couple hockey fans, and we love interacting with the audience.
  • Finally, we are looking for guest hosts to come on from time to time. If you feel you can provide more insight on your favorite team or league than we are, let us know!  All you would need to join the show is a computer and Skype.

 

How to get in touch with us:

Twitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/thisoldnoob

 

 

Final Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

 

Headlines

  • Rookie tournaments are under way, and main training camps are starting up this week! Games start 9/16!
  • This is week 2 of our 4 week team by team season previews. This week:  Central Division.
  • More signings and PTO signings
  • Stay tuned to end of the show for details on a Fantasy Hockey League I am starting this fall (if you are in to that)

 

 

NHL Transactions: (8/26 to present)

 

 

Other Interesting Stories:

·         The Calgary Flames will no longer pursue a new arena in the city, president Ken King said Tuesday.  “The owners group are pretty clear, pretty definite, on their view on that,” King told the Flames website. “The building’s very important. We’ve been working on it for a long time. But it doesn’t look like we’re going to get there. And I think it’s time we stopped pretending and we’re a little honest with our fans and our city on that fact.”  Talks stalled when Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi balked at spending taxpayer money on a new building, Sportsnet said.  “We’ll just go on and run our business and do what we can to figure out what the future will look like later,” King said.  He said the Flames are not actively seeking a new home.  “We’re not talking about relocation. We’re talking about (upcoming) training camp,” King said. “We’re not shopping.”  Scotiabank Saddledome has been the Flames’ home since it opened in 1983 and is the oldest arena that has not been renovated in use in the NHL.  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said the Flames need a new arena.  “I think everybody knows the new arena is important on a whole host of levels for a whole host of reasons,” he said March 15 in Calgary. “You’ve got to get from here to there, and since I tend to be an optimist by nature I’m hoping that on both sides, not that there are sides, but the city and the Flames can figure this out. … It’s important. It’s vitally important that it gets done.”  “We’ll just operate as long as we can and work as hard as we can,” King said. “We’ve made it work for 36 years. I guess we’re going to have to make it work a little while longer.”

·         Still no contract for David Pastrnak

·         NHL Network announced its preseason schedule Tuesday, featuring more than 20 games including the Vegas Golden Knights’ first game, against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Sunday (5 p.m. ET).   The network will air four Golden Knights preseason games, three against Pacific Division opponents: the Canucks, Los Angeles Kings on Sept. 26 (10 p.m. ET) and San Jose Sharks on Oct. 1 (8 p.m. ET).  In addition, the network will air the Detroit Red Wings’ first game at Little Caesars Arena, against the Boston Bruins on Sept. 23 (7 p.m. ET). The defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will face their 2017 Eastern Conference First Round opponent, the Columbus Blue Jackets, in each team’s final preseason game at PPG Paints Arena on Sept. 30 (3 p.m. ET).   NHL Network will also air the second game of the 2017 NHL China Games between the Kings and Canucks at Wukesong Arena in Beijing on Sept. 23 (3:30 a.m. ET), and the 2017 Kraft Hockeyville Canada game between the New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators in O’Leary, Prince Edward Island, on Sept. 25 (6 p.m. ET).

·         Former Black Hawks captain Pilote dies at 85.  Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman won Norris Trophy three times, Stanley Cup in 1961.  http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=4291

·         Prospects Tournaments:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-nhl-prospect-tournaments-live-stream-schedule/c-290939678   https://www.nhl.com/news/training-camp-buzz-september-8/c-290930176

o   The 2017 Rookie Tournament Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal.  Tournament winner:  Ottawa

  • The Prospects Challenge in Buffalo: Boston, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, New Jersey.  Champion: Pittsburgh
  • 2017 Young Stars Classic: Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Vancouver.  Champion:  Edmonton
  • Traverse City Prospects Tournament: Detroit, Carolina, Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Minnesota, Rangers, St. Louis Champion:  Chicago  (Car 3rd)
  • 2017 Prospect Showcase: Colorado,  Anaheim, San Jose, Arizona  Champion:  Anaheim
  • LA vs Vegas: LA wins game 1 6-2, game 2 Wed 4pm ET
  • Estero, FL Tournament cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. Teams:  Florida, Nashville, Washington, Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay vs Nashville in Nashville: Preds won series 2-1
  • Washington, Florida stayed at home.
  • Islanders vs Philadelphia on Wed 7pm
  • Should the NHL standardize these?

 

 

Season Preview.  This week: Pacific Division

https://www.nhl.com/news/t-290471364

 

Minor League Hockey Minute

·         KHL is no longer the only league to have begun the 2017-2018 Season so far:  http://www.hockeydb.com/scoreboard/

·         Steve:

·         Wayne:  Hockeydb morning report link.  Former NHLer Jack Skille makes KHL Debut:  http://en.khl.ru/news/2017/09/11/358292.html   http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=87876

 

Picks of the week:

  • Steve:

·         Wayne:  https://www.nhl.com/panthers/news/red-sox-rays-bruins-panthers-partner-to-help-hurricane-irma-relief-efforts-in-florid/c-290967332

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Listener Feedback

 

 

Close the show

 

Next scheduled stream:

On or around Wed., 9/20

 

Topics for Next Show:

  • Free Agency update
  • Other news
  • Metro Division Preview

Where we are:

How to support the show:

This show is a labor of love for us, but it does cost us money each month to produce.  So, we are exploring options to allow you, our listener, to help us cover the costs of producing it.  For starters, we have set up affiliate relationships with a couple companies.  In the future, we may have more, but for now, you can support us through your purchases at Amazon.com and HockeyMonkey.com (Hockey Monkey is a hockey equipment provider).  Your purchases there will not cost you a dime more, but a small percentage of your purchase will come back to us.  In order to support us through our affiliates, simply go to our web site at TheHockeyNuts.com, and click on the appropriate affiliate link on the right side of the page.  Coming soon: Seatgeek.com

Additionally, we are looking at ways to directly support us through a donation program.  For now, if you would like to donate, go to thehockeynuts.com/donate and you will redirected to paypal.

Finally, if you can’t support us financially through one of the programs we just mentioned, you can support us through the following:

  • Share our show with other hockey fans you know.
  • If you have the itunes app on your computer or device, subscribe to our show there. It will help us rise up the rankings.
  • Speaking of itunes, we also encourage you to give us a review on itunes, as it will also help us get noticed more there.
  • Like, comment, and share our content wherever you see us on various social media pages.
  • Get involved with the show! We are just a couple hockey fans, and we love interacting with the audience.
  • Finally, we are looking for guest hosts to come on from time to time. If you feel you can provide more insight on your favorite team or league than we are, let us know!  All you would need to join the show is a computer and Skype.

 

How to get in touch with us: