The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 1, Episode 17 is live!

Coming up on this long awaited episode of the Hockey Nuts, our favorite teams have up and down weeks, some worse than others.  We’ll have all the details.  Also, the injury wave continues across the league, and some of the game’s biggest stars are affected.  We have a couple retirement announcements, and a couple World Junior Championship Tournament announcements this week.   We’ll have all this, plus some College Hockey talk, the KHL minute, and our picks of the week, coming up next!
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Opening Remarks

  • 8 days since last podcast…
  • Thanksgiving over, on to Xmas season
  • Steve missing this week.



Upcoming games





Week’s Headlines


Our teams performances last week (Through Tue):

Bos:  4-2 loss vs Stl on 11/22, 3-1 Loss @ Ott on 11/24, 2-1 Loss vs Cgy on 11/25, 4-1 Win vs TBL on 11/27, 3-2 SO Loss @ Phi on 11/29, 2-1 SO Win vs Car on 12/1.

NYR:  6-1 Loss vs Pit on 11/23, 3-2 win @ Phi on 11/25, 2-0 loss vs Ott on 11/27, 3-2 win vs Car on 11/29, 4-3 Loss @ Buf on 12/1

CAR:  2-1 win @ Tor on 11/22, 2-1 Loss @ Mon on 11/24, 2-1 loss @ Ott on 11/26, 3-2 win vs Fla on 11/27, 3-2 loss @ NYR on 11/29, 2-1 SO L vs Bos on 12/1.

Notable Games (Other than Rangers, Bruins, and Canes)

·         Caps 4, Blues 3,  on 11/23 Ovi HT

·         Sharks 2, Hawks, 1 on 11/23

·         Jackets 5, Lightning 3 on 11/25

·         Wild 6, Pens 2 on 11/25

·         Pens 4, Devils 3, so on 11/26

·         Kings 2, Hawks 1 OT 5th straight for LA on 11/26

·         Ducks 3, Sharks, 2 on 11/26

·         Ana 2, Mon 1 on 11/29

·         CLB 5, TB 1 on 11/29

·         SJ 4, @ LA 1 on 11/30

·         Stl 5, TB 4 on 12/1

·         Chi 4, NJ 3 on 12/1




  • The Florida Panthers fired coach Gerard Gallant on Sunday. “I’ve been let go,” Gallant told prior to leaving PNC Arena in a taxi following a 3-2 loss against the Carolina Hurricanes.  General manager Tom Rowe was named interim coach for the remainder of the 2016-17 season.  In addition to Gallant, assistant coach Mike Kelly also was fired.  “In seeking to earn a second consecutive playoff berth and bring a Stanley Cup to South Florida, we believe that new leadership is required immediately,” Panthers owner Vincent Viola told the Panthers website.  The Panthers, who won the Atlantic Division with a franchise record 47 wins and 103 points last season, are 11-10-1 after 22 games.  “My focus is solely on turning our season around, fixing our special teams and securing a playoff berth,” Rowe said.  Gallant was in his third season as Panthers coach. He finished second in the Jack Adams Trophy voting last season after he guided the Panthers to their most successful regular season with 47 wins and 103 points. Gallant received 20 first-place votes and 203 points in the voting, 141 behind winner Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals and 128 ahead of third-place Lindy Ruff of the Dallas Stars.  This marks the sixth time in the Panthers’ 23-year history they have made an in-season coaching change. It previously happened in 2013-14 when Peter Horachek replaced Dineen after 16 games.
  • DefensemanBen Hutton signed a two-year, $5.6 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.  The Former Maine Black Bear, Hutton, 23, has one year remaining on his entry-level contract. The new contract is has an average annual value of $2.8 million. Hutton was due to become a restricted free agent after this season.  The Canucks selected Hutton in the fifth round (No. 147) of the 2012 NHL Draft.
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  • ForwardBobby Ryan and defenseman Fredrik Claesson have been placed on on injured reserve by the Ottawa Senators.  Ryan reinjured the index finger of his right hand against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday. Claesson left during the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday with a hip injury.  Ryan sustained a bone bruise on his right index finger against the Nashville Predators on Nov. 17 when he was hit by a puck. After missing two games, he returned to play the next four but said he had difficulty holding his stick and left the game against the Sabres after playing 2:50.  He was placed on injured reserve after that game, Dorion said, and is eligible to play Wednesday against the San Jose Sharks during the Senators’ four-game road trip.  Ryan has broken a finger on his left hand in each of the past two seasons and missed four games.
  • Detroit Red Wings forwardJustin Abdelkader will miss 2-4 weeks with a sprained MCL in his right knee, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday.  Abdelkader was injured during the first period of a 2-1 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers on Thursday in a collision with Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck. Abdelkader, who has four goals and four assists in 22 games, becomes the latest Red Wings player who will miss significant time with an injury, joining forwards Andreas Athanasiou (knee), Tyler Bertuzzi (ankle), Darren Helm (shoulder), defensemen Brendan Smith (knee) and Alexey Marchenko(shoulder), and goaltender Jimmy Howard (groin).
  • GoaltenderCraig Anderson took an indefinite leave of absence from the Ottawa Senators to be with his wife, who began cancer treatment Wednesday.  Nicholle Anderson was diagnosed with throat cancer and started chemotherapy and radiation treatment in New York.  Anderson won’t be available when the Senators host the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET; RDS, TSN5, CSN-PH, NHL.TV). Mike Condon will start and Andrew Hammond, who was recalled from Binghamton of the American Hockey League earlier this week, will be the backup, coach Guy Boucher said on Wednesday.
  • CenterJack Eichel had a goal and an assist in his season debut for the Buffalo Sabres in a 5-4 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday.  After missing the first 21 games because of a high ankle sprain, Eichel sparked Buffalo to a 2-0 lead in the first period, assisting on Kyle Okposo‘s power-play goal and making it 2-0 with his first goal, also on the power play, to help the Sabres (8-9-5) win for the first time in three games.
  • Buffalo Sabres goaltenderRobin Lehner left the game Tuesday against the Ottawa Senators in the first period after injuring his hip and is day to day.  Lehner was relieved by Anders Nilsson with 2:12 left in the first after allowing a goal on six shots. He appeared to sustain the injury when he came out of net to attempt to play the puck prior to leaving. Sabres coach Dan Byslma described Lehner’s injury as a cramp.
  • Boston Bruins defensemanJohn-Michael Liles has a concussion and will be out indefinitely, the Bruins announced prior to their game at the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.  Liles was injured during the first period of a 4-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday when he tripped over Lightning goalie Ben Bishop‘s stick and fell awkwardly into the end boards.  Liles, 36, has five assists in 22 games this season.
  • Carolina Hurricanes forwardJordan Staal sustained a concussion against the Florida Panthers on Sunday and has been placed on injured reserve.  There is no timetable for Staal’s return, general manager Ron Francis told the News & Observer on Monday.  The Hurricanes recalled forward Phillip Di Giuseppe from Charlotte of the American Hockey League.  Staal, 28, left the game in the first period after taking a stick to the head from Florida defenseman Jason Demers. The Hurricanes defeated the Panthers 3-2 for their sixth win in eight games following a 3-6-4 start.
  • DefensemanAlexander Edler will miss 4-6 weeks because of a fractured index finger on his left hand, leaving the Vancouver Canucks without either player from their top defense pair.  Edler, who is scheduled to have surgery Monday, was injured early in the first period when he attempted to block a shot by Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg in a 3-2 shootout win on Saturday. His regular playing partner, Christopher Tanev, hasn’t resumed skating because of a lower-body injury that has kept him out of the lineup since Nov. 2.  With Tanev out at least another week, it won’t be easy to replace Edler, who leads Vancouver in average ice time per game (23:41) and plays on the top power-play and penalty-kill units. Edler has a goal and two assists in 21 games this season but has been regularly matched up against the opponent’s top forwards.
  • Craig Cunningham update: Friends for a decade and teammates at two stops in their hockey career,Milan Lucic has been seeking constant updates on Craig Cunningham’s condition since learning that he collapsed on the ice before an American Hockey League game in Tucson on Nov. 19.    So, with his Edmonton Oilers landing in Phoenix on an off day Thursday before playing the Arizona Coyotes on Friday, Lucic knew where he had to be.  He rented a car and made the two-hour drive to Tucson and spent a few hours with Cunningham in his hospital room at Banner Medical Center, then some more time with Cunningham’s family and friends, sharing stories and a few smiles.  Cunningham, 26, remains in critical but stable condition and has not regained consciousness since collapsing before Tucson played Manitoba.  “The good news is he’s progressed a lot from the state he was in last weekend,” Lucic said. “He’s heading in the right direction, but obviously there’s a lot more progression and healing to be done. I can’t go into [details] too much more than that.  “Being one of my best friends … to go there and show my support was something I wanted to do. I didn’t want to overload him too much knowing that he needed to get some rest. I just wanted to do my part and show my support to him and his family. I think it was important to kind of take their minds off of what’s going on … talk about me, my family, and bring a positive vibe.”
  • The Detroit Red Wings placed goalieJimmy Howard on injured reserve on Saturday after he sustained a lower-body injury in a 5-4 overtime win against the New Jersey Devils on Friday.  Howard, who will miss at least the next seven days, was injured in the first period when his skate got caught in the ice. He allowed one goal playing 11:31.
  • Chicago Blackhawks captainJonathan Toews left the game Wednesday against the San Jose Sharks in the second period with an undisclosed injury.  Toews went to the locker room after leaving the ice with 11:17 remaining in the second, shortly after he fell awkwardly into the boards. The center skated three shifts for 1:32 of ice time in the period.  Friday Update:  The Chicago Blackhawks placed center Jonathan Toews on injured reserve Friday, retroactive to Nov. 24, and activated defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from injured reserve.  The Blackhawks captain and top center has an undetermined timeline to return from the upper-body injury that will sideline him for a fifth straight game when Chicago plays at the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday  Toews hasn’t been ruled out for the game against the Winnipeg Jets at United Center on Sunday, but the Blackhawks won’t rush him back.  The injury is related to his back, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Putting Toews on injured reserve gave Chicago the roster space to activate van Riemsdyk to play against the Flyers. He has missed 20 games since Oct. 21, when he sustained an upper-body injury crashing into a goal post in the third period at the Columbus Blue Jackets.
  • Montreal Canadiens defensemanNathan Beaulieu was released from a hospital Wednesday after being hit with a puck in the throat area during the second period of a 4-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.  Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Beaulieu will miss Montreal’s home game Thursday against the Carolina Hurricanes (7:30 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN360, RDS, FS-CR) and is also likely to miss the game at the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. He could not give a more detailed timeline for Beaulieu’s return.  The Canadiens called up defenseman Mark Barberio from St. John’s of the American Hockey League on Wednesday and sent down defenseman Joel Hanley. Barberio will make his season debut Thursday playing on the third pair with Greg Pateryn, who was a healthy scratch the past two games.
  • Philadelphia Flyers centerSean Couturier will miss 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury. Couturier, who was placed on injured reserve, has a small MCL tear in his left knee but will not require surgery, reported Wednesday. He was injured 1:40 into the second period of the Flyers’ 3-1 win at the Florida Panthers when his legs got tangled with Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck and had to be helped off the ice.  Couturier has five goals and eight points in 20 games.
  • Boston Bruins defensemanZdeno Chara sustained a lower-body injury in the second period of a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden last Tuesday.  He hasn’t played since. Chara had one shot on goal in 9:04 of ice time on Tuesday. The Bruins captain has a goal, six points and a plus-12 rating in 19 games this season, and 179 goals and 581 points in 1,294 NHL games with the New York Islanders, Senators and Bruins.  The Bruins are 2-3-1 since he went down.  Fri Update:  Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is nearing a return to the lineup but will not play against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Saturday.  Chara took part in a full practice Friday at Warrior Ice Arena for the first time since he sustained a lower-body injury in the second period against the St. Louis Blues on Nov. 22. Chara has missed five games.



  • None this week


  • Forward Travis Moen on Tuesday announced his retirement from the NHL after 12 seasons. Moen, 34, played 23 games for the Stars last season.  He was selected by the Calgary Flames with the No. 155 pick in the 2000 NHL Draft. He had 59 goals, 77 assists and 801 penalty minutes in 747 games for the Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Montreal Canadiens and Stars. He won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007.  The Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan native had seven goals and five assists in 21 Stanley Cup Playoff games to help the Ducks defeat the Ottawa Senators in five games to win the Cup. He had 11 goals and eight assists in 83 playoff games.
  • Mark Howe has spent his life in hockey and considers it the best possible life to have lived. His contributions to the game will be rewarded when he receives the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.  Howe and ECHL co-founder Pat Kelly will receive the Lester Patrick Trophy in Philadelphia on Wednesday, along with the 2016 inductees into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame: former NHL player Craig Janney, longtime high school hockey coach Bill Belisle and the 1996 U.S. World Cup team.  Howe finished his NHL career with 742 points in 929 games. When you add his WHA totals, he had 1,246 points in 1,355 games. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.  Howe became a professional scout with the Red Wings after he retired, and since 2005 has been their director of professional scouting and a trusted adviser to Red Wings general manager Ken Holland.
  • Ottawa Senators goaltenderCraig Anderson, New Jersey Devils left wing Michael Cammalleri and San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 27.  Anderson paced the NHL with four wins, compiling a 1.25 goals-against average, .960 save percentage and one shutout in four appearances to lift the Senators (14-7-1, 29 points) into second place in the Atlantic Division.  Cammalleri led the NHL with four goals and eight points to power the Devils (10-6-5, 25 points) to a 1-0-2 record in his three appearances.  Burns ranked first among defensemen with 2-4-6 in four outings as the Sharks (12-9-1, 25 points) won three of their four games to maintain second place in the Pacific Division.
  • Matt Carleretired from the NHL on Friday. The 32-year-old defenseman played six games for the Nashville Predators this season.  Carle had 45 goals and 238 assists (283 points) and was plus-82 in 730 games with the Predators, Lightning, Flyers and Sharks.  He was the No. 47 pick in the 2003 NHL Draft by San Jose, and in 2006 won the Hobey Baker Award, given to the best player in NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey, at the University of Denver.

NHL Debuts:

Other Interesting Stories:

  • Center Nolan Patrick, the possible No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, was one of 32 players chosen by Hockey Canada on Tuesday to take part in Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp next month that will help determine its 22-player roster for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. Patrick (6-foot-3, 198 pounds), an A-rated skater on NHL Central Scouting’s players to watch list, has missed the past 18 games for Brandon of the Western Hockey League because of an upper-body injury.  Canada’s selection camp will be held Dec. 11-14 at the Centre d’Excellence Sports Rousseau in Blainville, Quebec. It will feature three games, including two matches against a team of U Sports (formerly CIS) all-stars on Dec. 12 and 13, and a final match against the Czech Republic on Dec. 14.


GOALTENDERS: Carter Hart, Everett, WHL (Philadelphia Flyers); Connor Ingram, Kamloops, WHL (Tampa Bay Lightning); Michael McNiven, Owen Sound, OHL (Montreal Canadiens)

DEFENSEMEN: Jake Bean, Calgary, WHL (Carolina Hurricanes); Guillaume Brisebois, Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL (Vancouver Canucks); Thomas Chabot, Saint John, QMJHL (Ottawa Senators); Dante Fabbro, Boston University, NCAA (Nashville Predators); Samuel Girard, Shawinigan, QMJHL (Nashville Predators); Noah Juulsen, Everett, WHL (Montreal Canadiens); Jeremy Lauzon, Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL (Boston Bruins); Philippe Myers, Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL (Philadelphia Flyers); Kale Clague, Brandon, WHL (Los Angeles Kings); Victor Mete, London, OHL (Montreal Canadiens)

FORWARDS: Mathew Barzal, Seattle, WHL (New York Islanders); Anthony Cirelli, Oshawa, OHL (Tampa Bay Lightning); Dillon Dube, Kelowna, WHL (Calgary Flames); Pierre-Luc Dubois, Cape Breton, QMJHL (Columbus Blue Jackets); Julien Gauthier, Val-d’Or, QMJHL (Carolina Hurricanes); Brett Howden, Moose Jaw, WHL (Tampa Bay Lightning); Mathieu Joseph, Saint John, QMJHL (Tampa Bay Lightning); Tyson Jost, University of North Dakota, NCAA (Colorado Avalanche); Michael McLeod, Mississauga, OHL (New Jersey Devils); Nicholas Merkley, Kelowna, WHL (Arizona Coyotes); Nolan Patrick, Brandon, WHL (2017 draft eligible); Nicolas Roy, Chicoutimi, QMJHL (Carolina Hurricanes); Zach Senyshyn, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL (Boston Bruins); Mitchell Stephens, Saginaw, OHL (Tampa Bay Lightning); Dylan Strome, Erie, OHL (Arizona Coyotes); Taylor Raddysh, Erie, OHL (Tampa Bay Lightning); Blake Speers, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL (New Jersey Devils); Sam Steel, Regina, WHL (Anaheim Ducks); Austin Wagner, Regina, WHL (Los Angeles Kings)

·         Four first-round NHL draft picks were among the 34 players invited to Russia’s training camp for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.  Goaltender Ilya Samsonov, selected by the Washington Capitals with the No. 22 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, and forward German Rubtsov, picked by the Philadelphia Flyers at No. 22 in the 2016 draft, are two of the 28 players that will attend a camp in Novogorsk, Russia starting Dec. 8.  In 18 games with Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Kontinental Hockey League, Samsonov has 11 wins, a 2.14 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage. Rubtsov has three shots on goal in 12 games with Podolsk in the KHL, and 15 points in 15 games with Chekhov in Russia’s junior league.  Six players skating in North America will join the camp when it moves to Kingston, Ontario, Dec. 19-24. Among them will be defenseman Mikhail Sergachev and forward Denis Gurianov.  Sergachev, selected by the Montreal Canadiens with the No. 9 pick in the 2016 draft, was in their opening-night lineup, and was a plus-1 in three games before being returned to his junior team, Windsor of the Ontario Hockey League. He has seven assists in 11 OHL games.  Gurianov, the No. 12 pick in the 2015 draft by the Dallas Stars, has three goals and six assists in 19 games with Texas of the American Hockey League.   Russia will play in Group B at the WJC, which runs Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Toronto and Montreal, along with Canada, Latvia, Slovakia and the United States.

·         Announced on Thur 12/1, Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, will host the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.  It will be the second time Vancouver has hosted the under-20 international tournament. In 2006 the city co-hosted with Kelowna and Kamloops, British Columbia.  Games will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and Save-On Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. Canada will play all of its games at Rogers Arena.  The 2017 WJC, which runs Dec. 26-Jan. 5, will be held in Montreal and Toronto. The 2018 WJC will be in Buffalo.

·         Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk took another important step Thursday in his bid to build an arena in downtown Ottawa.  The National Capital Commission, which oversees the LeBreton Flats on the western edge of downtown, announced Melnyk’s RendezVous LeBreton organization is the “preferred proponent” to develop the 53-acre site.  RendezVous LeBreton is a 135-member team of urban planners, transportation experts, architects and environmental advisers that spent 14 months assembling a 2,000-page proposal called IllumiNATION LeBreton, which was submitted Dec. 15, 2015.  The IlluminNATION LeBreton proposal has an 18,000-seat arena as its main feature. The plan also calls for an adjacent open square that could accommodate 28,000 people, a two-rink practice facility and a 250,000-square-foot multipurpose recreational facility. The proposal also includes 2.8 million square feet of retail space and five neighborhoods with 4,400 residential units.  Senators president Cyril Leeder said in January that if the RendezVous LeBreton bid were to be accepted, the Senators could be playing downtown as soon as 2021. The Senators current arena, Canadian Tire Centre, is located 17 miles west of downtown Ottawa.


The Power Rankings:

Team (last week)

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



Upcoming Schedules:

Boston:  vs Car on 12/1, @Buf on 12/3, vs Fla on 12/5, @ Was on 12/7

NYR:  @Buf on 12/1, vs Car on 12/3, @ NYI on 12/6

CAR:  @ Bos on 12/1, @ NYR on 12/3, vs TBL on 12/4, @ Ana on 12/7

Highlights of upcoming week

  • Mon @ SJ 12/2
  • Ana @ Edm on 12/3
  • Was @ TB on 12/3
  • Min @ Edm on 12/4
  • Ott @ Pit on 12/5
  • Mon @ StL on 12/6
  • Ott @ SJ on 12/7


NCAA Minute:

·         1 game last week: Maine beat Brown 5-1 on Sat 11/26 in Portland, ME. Maine now 5-7-3

·         Home and Home vs UNH on 12/1 and 12/2

·         Upsets:

·         Fri, Nov 25:

  • #19 St Lawrence 0, #3 Quinnipiac 0
  • Princeton 4, #10 Bemidji State 1
  • #11 Minnesota 4, Northeastern 6
  • Lake Superior State 3, #16 Michigan 1
  • Michigan State 4, #5 North Dakota 3
  • Sat, Nov 26:
    • Princeton 3, #10 Bemidji State 1
    • #20 Vermont 5, #3 Quinnipiac 1
    • Michigan State 2, #5 North Dakota 2
    • Clarkson 2, #12 Notre Dame 0
  • Sun, Nov 27:
    • #11 Minnesota 2, #4 Boston College 4

·         Upcoming big games:

·         #20 Michigan @ #7 Penn State, 12/1 &12/2

  • #10 Ohio St @ #11 Minnesota, 12/2 & 12/3
  • #8 Harvard @ #19 St Lawrence, 12/2
  • #17 St Cloud St @ #16 Western Michigan 12/3 & 12/3
  • #18 Union @ #5 Quinnipiac 12/3
  • #3 BC @ #9 North Dakota 12/3 (@MSG) (CBS Sports Net)

·         Rankings:


·         November 28, 2016

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Minnesota-Duluth (47) 10- 2-2 995 1
2 Denver ( 3) 9- 2-3 952 2
3 Boston College 11- 4-1 838 4
4 Massachusetts-Lowell 8- 4-2 790 6
5 Quinnipiac 9- 4-2 755 3
6 Boston University 7- 4-1 752 7
7 Penn State 11- 1-1 689 8
8 Harvard 6- 2-1 604 9
9 North Dakota 7- 5-3 590 5
10 Ohio State 8- 1-4 539 13
11 Minnesota 6- 4-2 508 11
12 Notre Dame 7- 5-2 406 12
13 Bemidji State 11- 4-1 345 10
14 Vermont 9- 3-2 322 20
15 Minnesota State 8- 5-1 319 14
16 Western Michigan 7- 3-2 253 18
17 St. Cloud State 6- 6-0 224 15
18 Union 8- 3-2 199 17
19 St. Lawrence 8- 4-4 160 19
20 Michigan 6- 5-1 131 16
Others receiving votes: Clarkson 59, Omaha 35, Michigan Tech 10, Air Force 8, Providence 6, Northeastern 4, Lake Superior 3, Dartmouth 2, Wisconsin 2.

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KHL Minute:

·         Wayne:  November 1946 was a crucial month in the history of Russian hockey – it marked the foundation of Dynamo Moscow, the first hockey club in the Soviet Union, and saw the birth of a new powerhouse in the sport.  The Blue-and-Whites were on the road for the club’s 70th birthday on November 22, but after returning to Moscow for Wednesday’s game they were eager to mark the occasion in style.  The class of 1946-47 went on to win the inaugural Soviet Championship, but Sergei Oreshkin’s current roster is in a less impressive condition. Dynamo’s proud record of reaching every playoff in the KHL era is under serious threat as the team rattles around in mid-table in the West. Recent form has been poor; going into the game against Barys, Dynamo had not won in regulation for over a month since a 3-0 victory against Jokerit. The team picked up just nine points in nine games over that period.  Bruins Once played Moscow Dynamo in 85-86 @ The old Garden during the Soviet Super Series: Vladimir Myshkin started in goal for Dynamo that night.  Dynamo’s jerseys were remarkably similar to today’s.  Dynamo won the game 6-4.  2 Soviet teams went a combined 7-2-1 vs the NHL teams that year.  Dynamo went 2-1-1 and Red Army went 5-1-0.  Red Army had the KLM line in those days, and went 32-3-5 in the Russian League that year.

·         Steve:  My KHL minute involves the game between CSKA and Dynamo Moscow which Dynamo Moscow won 3-2 in a shootout… Legendary coach Anatolia Tarasov was remembered during this game. His son and daughter were there for a ceremonial puck drop to start the game… Tarasov was the first great CSKA and team USSR coach, and one of the pioneers of Soviet hockey…



Picks of the week:

·         Wayne – Mt St Charles Coach:

Steve:  Jack Eichel’s triumphant return after a high ankle sprain kept him out the first 21 games of the season… He had a goal and an assist  to help spark Buffalo to a 5-4 victory over Ottawa in Ottawa Tuesday night

His triumphant return to Buffalo last night scoring 2 goals in the Sabres 4-3 victory over the NY Rangers last night…

Eichel did not appear to be slowed down or tentative on his skates whatsoever last night and seemed to me, at least, to have returned to the form he had last season… This is good news for the Sabres and bad news for the rest of the Eastern Conference…


Listener Feedback


  • From website on 11/28:

From: Mac <>Subject: NHL from the UK Message Body:Keep up the amazing work lads it’s hard being a hockey fan from the UK you guys keep me up to date in the best way possible, as I’m a new hockey fan what would be your best tips to learn your team ? And the rules (I know the basics)  Many thanks Mac



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