The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 1, Episode 41 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the action in the NHL Conference Finals.  We’ll break down both series.  The World Championships have also finished, and we’ll get you up to speed on all of the results in Europe.  We’ll also take a look at the playoffs in the AHL, ECHL and the Memorial Cup Tournament.  We’ll have all this, plus our picks of the week, coming up next!

THN Episode 41 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:

  • We are down to the final 4 in the NHL Playoffs. We’ll get you caught up on both conference final series in the third round.
  • The World Championships have finished. We’ll get you caught up on who took the medals.
  • With fewer games in the NHL playoffs to talk about, we have more time to look at other levels of hockey. This week, we will get you up to date on the AHL and CHL playoffs.

 

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

 

 

Final Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

NHL Playoffs!

https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs

 

Penguins (2) vs. Senators (2)

Penguins lead 3-2 |  Series Coverage

Gm 1

Sat, May 13

Ottawa 2 Pittsburgh 1 (OT) Senators lead 1-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 2

Mon, May 15

Pittsburgh 1 Ottawa 0 Series tied 1-1 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 3

Wed, May 17

Ottawa 5 Pittsburgh 1 Senators lead 2-1 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 4

Fri, May 19

Pittsburgh 3 Ottawa 2 Series tied 2-2 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 5

Sun, May 21

Pittsburgh 7 Ottawa 0 Penguins lead 3-2 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 6

Tue, May 23

Pittsburgh 1 @ Ottawa 2 8:00 PM ET|, CBC, TVAS PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 7*

Thu, May 25

Ottawa @ Pittsburgh 8:00 PM ET|, CBC, TVAS PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
* If necessary
Ducks (1) vs. Predators (WC2)

NSH 4-2, will face PIT/OTT |  Series Coverage

Gm 1

Fri, May 12

Nashville 3 Anaheim 2 (OT) Predators lead 1-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 2

Sun, May 14

Anaheim 5 Nashville 3 Series tied 1-1 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 3

Tue, May 16

Nashville 2 Anaheim 1 Predators lead 2-1 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 4

Thu, May 18

Anaheim 3 Nashville 2 (OT) Series tied 2-2 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 5

Sat, May 20

Nashville 3 Anaheim 1 Predators lead 3-2 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 6

Mon, May 22

Nashville 6 Anaheim 3 NSH 4-2, will face PIT/OTT RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
 

https://www.nhl.com/news/forsberg-rinne-helped-nashville-predators-advance/c-289578516

https://www.nhl.com/news/five-reasons-why-anaheim-ducks-lost-west-final/c-289578648

 

 

 

 

 

Other News:

 

Transactions

 

05/19/2017  Travis Morin (F) Dallas Stars Texas Stars
05/23/2017  Radim Simek (D) Bili Tygri Liberec San Jose Sharks  
05/23/2017  Kevin Stenlund (F) HV71 Columbus Blue Jackets  
05/23/2017  Filip Sandberg (F) HV71 San Jose Sharks  

 

 

  • Craig Cunningham signed a two-year contract as a professional scout with the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday. Cunningham, 26, had a heart attack before a game with Tucson, the Coyotes’ American Hockey League affiliate, on Nov. 19. He needed advanced medical care, spent time on a ventilator, and had part of his left leg amputated. But he recovered enough to skate with a prosthetic leg and help from teammates and therapists on March 31.

Injuries

  • Nashville Predators centerRyan Johansen is expected to make a full recovery after having emergency left thigh surgery on Thursday following Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks.  “On Thursday, May 25, Ryan Johansen was treated for an acute compartment syndrome of the left thigh. Rapid diagnosis and treatment are critical to prevent complications,” Predators general manager David Poile said in a statement Sunday. “His symptoms developed shortly after the end of Game 4 in Nashville, and as they progressed, he was diagnosed, transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and had surgery performed by head team physician Dr. Jed Kuhn within two hours of his diagnosis.  “As a result, he had no permanent injury to his muscle, nerves or blood vessels and we expect a full and complete recovery. The Predators would like to thank Vanderbilt Life Flight Paramedics, the VUMC Emergency Department, Operating Room Nurses, and Anesthesiologists for their expedient and excellent care.”  The Predators announced on Friday that Johansen would miss the remainder of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but didn’t provide details of his injury.  Johansen tied for the Predators lead during the regular season with 61 points (14 goals, 47 assists). He is tied for the Predators lead in the playoffs with 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 14 games.  Johansen skated slowly to the bench after being checked into the boards by Ducks defenseman Josh Manson at 15:22 of the second period in Game 4. He returned to the game and fell awkwardly after a hit by Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm with 4:38 left in the third period.
  • Anaheim Ducks goalieJohn Gibson sustained a lower-body injury in the first period of a 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at Honda Center on Saturday, but coach Randy Carlyle didn’t rule him out for Game 6 in Nashville on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Milestones/Records/Honors/Deaths:

Suspensions/Fines: 

  •  Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf has been fined $10,000, the maximum permitted under the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement, for directing an inappropriate remark toward another on-ice participant in Thursday’s Game 4 of the team’s Western Conference Final Stanley Cup Playoff series with the Nashville Predators, the National Hockey League announced today.  Getzlaf’s comment is a violation of the League’s policy which prohibits inappropriate and offensive remarks, and the use of obscene, profane or abusive language or gestures in the game.  “Getzlaf’s comment in Thursday’s game, particularly as directed to another individual on the ice, was inappropriately demeaning and disrespectful, and crossed the line into behavior that we deem unacceptable,” said NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell. “The type of language chosen and utilized in this instance will not be tolerated in the National Hockey League.”

 

NHL Debuts:

 

Other Interesting Stories:

The Hockeynuts.com Power Rankings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

Team (reg season rank)

  1. Nashville (15)
  2. Pittsburgh (5)
  3. Ottawa (14)

 

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

 

 

World Championships:

 

http://www.iihfworlds2017.com/en/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_IIHF_World_Championship_rosters

 

Run Through 5/21.  Hosted in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France.  Medal round in Cologne

 

(# of NHL Players)

AccorHotels ArenaGroupB

 

 

Preliminary Round (FINAL STANDINGS)
R Team GP W OTW OTL L GF:GA PTS
Group A
1 USA 7 6 0 0 1 31:14 18
2 RUS 7 5 1 0 1 35:10 17
3 SWE 7 5 0 1 1 29:13 16
4 GER 7 2 2 1 2 20:23 11
5 LAT 7 3 0 1 3 14:18 10
6 DEN 7 1 2 0 4 13:22 7
7 SVK 7 0 1 2 4 12:28 4
8 ITA 7 0 0 1 6 6:32 1
Group B
1 CAN 7 6 0 1 0 32:10 19
2 SUI 7 3 2 2 0 22:14 15
3 CZE 7 3 2 0 2 23:14 13
4 FIN 7 2 2 1 2 20:22 11
5 FRA 7 2 2 0 3 23:19 10
6 NOR 7 2 0 2 3 13:19 8
7 BLR 7 2 0 1 4 15:27 7
8 SLO 7 0 0 1 6 13:36 1

 

 

Medal Round Schedule:

 

57         18 May, Thu16:15 GMT+2QF        LANXESS arena               USA 0 vs FIN 2     9:15a ET

58         18 May, Thu16:15 GMT+2QF        AccorHotels Arena           RUS 3 vs CZE 0     9:15a ET

59         18 May, Thu20:15 GMT+2QF        LANXESS arena               CAN 2 vs GER 1    1:15p ET

60         18 May, Thu20:15 GMT+2QF        AccorHotels Arena           SUI 1 vs SWE 3     1:15p ET

61         20 May, Sat15:15 GMT+2SF         LANXESS arena                    CAN 4 vs RUS 2    8:15a ET

62         20 May, Sat19:15 GMT+2SF         LANXESS arena                    SWE 4 vs FIN 1     12:15p ET

63         21 May, Sun16:15 GMT+2BMG      LANXESS arena                    RUS 5 vs FIN         9:15a ET

64         21 May, Sun20:45 GMT+2GMG      LANXESS arena                    CAN 1 vs SWE 2   1:15p ET

 

 

 

 

CHL Playoffs:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-memorial-cup-hockey-tournament-preview/c-289484104

Memorial Cup:

AHL Calder Cup Playoffs:

ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs:

 

All European Leagues are in their playoffs or are just starting their playoffs.  We’ll get you league winners as they come in.  We’ll be covering the following:

Other Minor Pro Leagues in North America

 

KHL Minute:

·         KHL:  http://en.khl.ru/

 

A look at the standings:  http://en.khl.ru/standings/

 

 

Picks of the week:

·         Wayne:    Who better to give a little advice on how to play like Mats Zuccarello than Mats Zuccarello?  Edvin Velle, a 12-year-old resident of Olso, Norway, was imitating his idol outside his house on Friday, when suddenly the New York Rangers forward appeared.  Velle was practicing his shot in his driveway when Zuccarello saw him and stopped by to talk hockey.  “Often when I train, I think of NHL players, and suddenly there was one there,” Edvin told the Oslo-based newspaper Aftenposten. “Zuccarello is my biggest role model, so it was incredibly cool to meet him.”  Velle, an avid youth hockey player, was obviously surprised to see the pro in front of his house.  “It’s so nice… to take time for something like that,” Linn Stalsberg, Velle’s mother, told Aftenposten.  Velle snapped a selfie with Zuccarello, and Stalsberg captured a photo of her son getting a lesson with the Rangers leading scorer and Norwegian hockey icon and posted it to Instagram.  “When you stand outside your yard and practice shooting for yourself, and maybe daydreaming about hockey and heroes, and suddenly Mats Zuccarello is right next to you,” his mother’s caption said.  Zuccarello, who is in his native Norway during the Rangers offseason, has played the most games (383) of the eight Norwegian-born players to play in the NHL, and he and Andreas Martinsen of the Colorado Avalanche are the only two active players from Norway in the NHL.

 

Honorable mention:

 

 

Listener Feedback

 

 

Close the show

 

Next Week’s scheduled stream:

Wed., 5/31 6:30 PM

 

Topics for Next Week:

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: