The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 1 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 opened on July 1, and almost every team got at least one or more new players.  We’ll have the details.  Also, there have been a lot of trades that have taken place over the past couple week.  There is a lot to talk about, so lets get started!


 

THN Season 2, Episode 1 (Episode 46) Show Notes

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 Headlines:

  • Expansion Draft!
  • NHL Awards!
  • NHL Entry Draft!
  • Trades, Trades, Trades!
  • HOF Nominees Named
  • Qualifying offers sent to RFAs on Monday by 5 pm
  • Development camps coming up in the next couple weeks
  • Looking ahead to Free Agency

 

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, subcribe 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

 

Upcoming stream schedule:

  • July 26, Aug 16, Aug 30 (back to weekly).
  • May be periodic solo “shows” if events warrant.
  • I am trying to tweet big news stories and quick commentary, so if you want timely updates, please follow me.
  • I am also planning on putting out more regular content (short videos in addition to the video version of the podcast) via our Youtube channel

 

Final Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

 

Headlines

 

 

NHL Transactions: 

 

 

 

Free Agent:

Winners:

  • Hurricanes, Stars, Red Wings, Panthers, Kings, Predators, Devils, Rangers, Maple Leafs, Canucks, Jets

Losers:

  • Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, Canadiens, Penguins, Sharks, Capitals

Standing Pat:

  • Ducks, Coyotes, Bruins, Sabres, Flames, Avalanche, Oilers, Wild, Islanders (no moves?), Senators, Flyers, Blues, Lightning, Golden Knights

 

 

 

NHL Debuts:

 

Other Interesting Stories:

·         Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat were among 30 players to file for salary arbitration, the NHL Players’ Association said Wednesday. https://www.nhl.com/news/30-nhl-players-file-for-salary-arbitration/c-290306750

·         Ilya Kovalchuk will not play this season in the NHL and instead remain in the Kontinental Hockey League, his agent said Tuesday.  The forward reportedly wanted to return to the NHL. The New Jersey Devils hold his rights, so to do so Kovalchuk would have had to sign and play with New Jersey, or sign and then be traded to another team.  The New York Post said, “In end, it was Kovalchuk’s decision to return after [the Devils] made attempts to make trades. Just did not work out.”  Devils general manager Ray Shero said Saturday he would not trade Kovalchuk “for pennies on the dollar,” but was willing to make a fair deal.  “I don’t want to be an impediment for him getting back in the League,” Shero told Northjersey.com. “My intent is not to keep him out of the League.”  Agent Jay Grossman confirmed Kovalchuk will play this season in the KHL. By waiting until next season to possibly play in the NHL, Kovalchuk, who turns 35 on April 15, 2018, will become an unrestricted free agent able to sign with any team.  Kovalchuk voluntarily retired from the NHL on July 11, 2013, with 12 years and $77 million remaining on a 15-year, $100 million contract he signed with New Jersey on Sept. 3, 2010. He signed a four-year contract with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL in his native Russia on July 15, 2013.  When Kovalchuk left the NHL, his contract was terminated and he was placed on the voluntary retirement list. That allowed the Devils to maintain his NHL rights until he turns 35. Prior to then, if Kovalchuk wanted to sign with another team he would have needed approval from all 31 NHL teams.  Kovalchuk, selected by the Atlanta Thrashers with the No. 1 pick of the 2001 NHL Draft, had 816 points (417 goals, 399 assists) in 816 games with the Thrashers and Devils.

·         Passing of Dave Semenko: Dave Semenko, a two-time Stanley Cup winner and linemate of Wayne Gretzky with the Edmonton Oilers, died Thursday of pancreatic cancer. He was 59.  “It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Oilers legend Dave Semenko after a short, but courageous battle with cancer,” the Oilers said in a statement. “Dave will be remembered as a fierce competitor, loyal teammate, fan favorite and dear friend to so many. His legendary toughness on the ice is surpassed only by his kindness and caring for others, and his equally legendary wit and sense of humor. Our hearts go out to Dave’s family and many friends.”  Kevin Lowe, vice chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group, said the banners hanging in Rogers Place honoring Edmonton’s all-time greats were indicative of Semenko’s influence and guidance.  Semenko, a Winnipeg native, joined the Oilers for the 1977-78 World Hockey Association season. He scored the last goal in the history of the WHA, in a 7-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in Game 6 of the Avco Cup Final, and then moved with the Oilers to the NHL for 1979-80, playing with Edmonton until he was traded to the Hartford Whalers on Dec. 12, 1986.  “One of the first Oilers I met in 1978, I didn’t know at the time the impact he would have in my life and my career,” Gretzky said in a statement. “He was the toughest player I knew and yet the biggest teddy bear you would ever know. A beloved Oiler that will be missed dearly because of his kind heart and funny sense of humor. He made us all better people.”  “The news of Dave passing this morning literally took my breath away,” Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier said in a statement. “I loved [Semenko] like we all did. He was a great teammate, a loyal friend, a loving father and a worthy champion.”  The Oilers said Semenko was first diagnosed with cancer three to four weeks ago, after he called former Oilers head medical trainer Kenny Lowe, the brother of Kevin.   “I guess he had not been well for a couple of weeks,” Kevin Lowe said. “There was no record of any of his recent health, because he hadn’t been to a doctor in 15 years because I guess he had been the picture of health.  “The prognosis had been not great, but it felt treatable at the time, and it was just a rapid descent.” “I’m devastated,” Lowe said. “He loved what he did, this was the first year he wasn’t scouting but was an ambassador. He was the first-ever Oilers ambassador. We had so many comments from our customers and our employees of how fortunate they were to be able to work with him.  “And he was so happy, so happy of not traveling and he was really happy with the new building, the team and what he was doing, and he was really looking forward to the coming years. I’m shocked that this all went down so quick, and I’m going to really miss him.”   https://www.nhl.com/news/dave-semenko-dies-at-59/c-290217226

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Picks of the week:

  • Steve:

·         Wayne:  11-day hockey game sets world record and raises over $1 million to fight cancer.  https://www.si.com/nhl/2017/07/03/longest-hockey-game-ever-world-record-buffalo

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Honorable mention:  https://www.nhl.com/news/hockey-hall-of-famer-mark-messier-receives-order-of-canada/c-290240810 https://www.nhl.com/news/sharks-joe-thornton-brent-burns-on-cover-of-espn-the-magazine/c-290239874

 

 

Listener Feedback

 

 

Close the show

 

Next scheduled stream:

On or around Wed., 7/26

 

Topics for Next Show:

  • Free Agency update
  • Grading the teams on their comprehensive off season moves

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, subcribe 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: