The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 1, Episode 45 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 over the past couple weeks.  Between the expansion draft in Vegas, the Entry Draft in Chicago, and all of the trades that went on surrounding them, plus the NHL Awards and some HOF announcements, there is a lot to talk about, so lets get started!

 

 

 

THN Episode 45 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 NHL.com, 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 5, 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.
  • 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 Awards Results:

  • Hart: Connor McDavid
  • Norris: Brent Burns
  • Calder: Auston Matthews
  • Vezina: Sergei Bobrovsky
  • Ted Lindsay Award: Connor McDavid
  • Jack Adams: John Tortorella
  • Selke: Patrice Bergeron
  • Lady Byng: Johnny Gaudreau
  • Art Ross: Connor McDavid
  • Bill Masterton (dedication to hockey): Craig Anderson
  • Rocket Richard: Sidney Crosby
  • William Jennings: Braden Holtby
  • Mark Messier Leadership Award: Nick Foligno
  • GM of the Year: David Poile
  • Foundation Player Award (core Values of Hockey): Travis Hamonic
  • King Clancy Trophy(Humanitarian efforts): Nick Foligno
  • Special Presentation to Bryan Bickell and Denna Laing

 

NHL Expansion Draft:

 

NHL Transactions: 

 

NHL Entry Draft:

Hall of Fame Inductees (11/13):

  • Clare Drake (Builder): Clare Drake was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the builder’s category Monday, and you could practically hear the entire hockey coaching fraternity cheering.  Drake, 88, was coach of the University of Alberta Golden Bears for 28 years before leaving the school in 1989, winning six University Cup championships and, perhaps more importantly, influencing hockey coaches around the world with his innovative tactics and teaching techniques. He also coached the Edmonton Oilers during the 1975-76 World Hockey Association season and was a Winnipeg Jets assistant in 1989-90.  Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz, Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock and Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock are among those who consider Drake a mentor and a huge influence on their own coaching style.
  • Jeremy Jacobs (Builder): Longtime Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder, it was announced Monday. Jacobs, the Bruins owner since 1975, has been chairman of the NHL Board of Governors since 2007.   Jacobs oversaw the Bruins’ return to the heights of the NHL when they won the Stanley Cup in 2011 by defeating the Vancouver Canucks, becoming champions for the first time since 1972.  “This was a total surprise,” Jacobs said. “I’m humbled and very appreciative.”  Under Jacobs, the Bruins have been a consistent presence in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. From 1967-68 through 1995-96, The Bruins made the playoffs 29 straight seasons from 1967-68 to 1995-96, with Jacobs serving as the owner for 21 of those seasons. In his 41 seasons of ownership, the Bruins have made the playoffs 34 times.
  • Danielle Goyette: Goyette won three Olympic medals — gold at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and 2006 Turin Olympics, and silver at the 1998 Nagano Olympics — and seven golds and one silver playing for Canada at the IIHF World Women’s Championship.
  • Teemu Selanne: Selanne, who set an NHL rookie record with 76 goals for the Winnipeg Jets in 1992-93 and scored 684 times in 21 NHL seasons, was elected in his first year of eligibility. He broke the previous record of 53 set by Hall of Fame forward Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders in 1977-78, and his 132 points also are a record for an NHL rookie. Neither record has been approached.
  • Dave Andreychuk: Andreychuk, who was captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning when they won their only Stanley Cup championship in 2004, had been the only retired player with at least 600 goals (640) not in the Hockey Hall of Fame. He was elected in his ninth year of eligibility.
  • Mark Recchi: Recchi, a Stanley Cup winner with three teams during his 22-season NHL career and the 12th-highest scorer in League history (1,533 points), was elected after waiting four years. He was the only retired player to score more than 500 goals (577) and finish his career with more than 1,500 points (1,533) not in the Hall.
  • Paul Kariya: Kariya was a three-time member of the NHL First All-Star Team who finished his NHL career as a point-per-game player with 989 (402 goals, 587 assists) in 989 games with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues. He was captain of the Ducks from 1996-97 through 2002-03 and helped them advance to the 2003 Stanley Cup Final, where they lost to the New Jersey Devils in seven games. He also helped Canada win the gold medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.  Kariya and Selanne played together with the Ducks from 1996-2001 and with the Avlanche in 2003-04.  “Teemu, if I didn’t get the opportunity to play with him, I wouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame,” Kariya said.  Of playing with Kariya, Selanne said, “I played my best years with Paul, and chemistry was magic every night. I learned so much from him as a player and as a human being. It’s a great honor to share this honor with Paul.”

 

 

Free Agency

 

NHL Debuts:

 

Other Interesting Stories:

·         2017-2018 NHL Schedule Released: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-nhl-schedule-for-regular-season/c-290045466 Local highlights:

·         Home opener vs Min on 10/7, last home game on 4/7 vs TBL

  • Home Vs NYR: 11/22, 3/31
  • Home Vs Bos: 3/11
  • Other notable home games: ANA 10/29, NSH 11/26, PIT 12/29, WSH 1/2 & 1/12, VGK 1/21, PIT 2/23,  EDM 3/20
  • Bye week: 1/15-1/19
  • Anyone want to split Seas tix?

·         The New York Rangers are expected to hire former Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff as an assistant, the New York Post reported on Saturday.  Ruff would replace Jeff Beukeboom, who’s expected to move to a scouting role on coach Alain Vigneault’s staff. Ruff, 57, was fired by the Stars on April 9 after they failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs one season after finishing with the best record in the Western Conference. In four seasons with Dallas, he was 165-122-41 and has a career coaching record of 736-554-78-125 in 1,493 games with the Stars and Buffalo Sabres.  His 736 wins are fifth in NHL history behind Scotty Bowman, Joel Quenneville, Al Arbour and Ken Hitchcock, who succeeded him in Dallas.

·          Skipped NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Friday that the League and the NHL Players’ Association will sponsor feasibility studies to explore establishing future NCAA Division I college hockey programs on campuses across the United States.  The announcement was made during a press conference prior to the start of the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas at United Center.   The NHL and NHLPA have agreed in this endeavor to commit funds through the industry growth fund, which is financing the initiative.   The University of Illinois will be the first to participate in the study.  “This initiative demonstrates the NHL’s support of the growth of men’s and women’s college hockey at the Division I level and we’re looking to incentivize and raise awareness to schools that may be interested in getting a Division I hockey program,” Commissioner Bettman said. “By expanding our footprint of hockey at all levels for elite programs we can inspire new players and parents to join the hockey family.  “By working to expand the number of programs, we hope to grow the game at all levels and increase participation.”  Commissioner Bettman was joined by NHLPA Special Assistant to the Executive Director Mathieu Schneider; USA Hockey Executive Director Pat Kelleher; University of Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman; President/CEO of the Chicago Blackhawks John McDonough; Buffalo Sabres Owner and Alumnus/Patron of Penn State University Terry Pegula.  Penn State added a Division I program for men and women in 2012-13, and the men’s program was ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation during 2016-17.   The University of Illinois had a successful club hockey program that finished No. 13 in ACHA Division I last season while playing in the Central States Collegiate Hockey League. Illinois is part of the Big Ten, which began sponsoring hockey when Penn State elevated its program.  “The number of players who have played college hockey and played in the NHL is growing,” NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said. “There are a number of development paths to the NHL and college is becoming a much more prominent way to get here. We’re focused on the development leagues below college hockey as well in terms of strengthening them.”  According to collegehockeyinc.com, 32 percent of all NHL players have played college hockey at some point. There were 15 players on the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins who played college hockey.  Kevin Westgarth, NHL Vice President of Business Development & International Affairs, is proud of the effort made to expand hockey into more Division I colleges.  “It would be amazing to see a UCLA-USC game before a Los Angeles Kings-Anaheim Ducks game,” Westgarth said. “There’s certainly some big dreamers involved in this. I think the goal really is with the raising of awareness and the NHL connection and being able to use our platform to be able to announce this and explore what the cost would be at a variety of schools.

·         Dave Tippett has agreed to leave as coach of the Arizona Coyotes, it was announced Thursday.  “After some thoughtful discussions with [owner Andy Barroway], we both agreed that it was best for me to move on,” Tippett said in a statement issued by the team. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Coyotes and wish Andy and the entire organization all the best in the future.”  Tippett, 55, was 282-257-83 in eight seasons as Coyotes coach. He had the second-longest tenure with one team among NHL coaches behind Joel Quenneville, who was hired by the Chicago Blackhawks four games into the 2008-09 season, but Arizona had failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs the past five seasons.  “On behalf of the entire Coyotes organization, I would like to sincerely thank Tip for all of his hard work and the many contributions he made to our organization,” Barroway said in the statement. “Tip is a man of high character and we are very grateful for his leadership during his tenure as our head coach.”  The announcement came five days after the Coyotes traded goaltender Mike Smith to the Calgary Flames and three days after they announced their decision to not offer a contract to longtime captain Shane Doan.  Barroway, who reportedly bought out minority owners to take full control of the Coyotes earlier this month, said there were philosophical differences with Tippett on how to build the team.  “Therefore, we mutually agreed that it is in everyone’s best interest to have a coaching change in order to move our franchise forward,” he said.  Tippett agreed to a structured buyout, the Coyotes said. On May 5, 2016, he signed a five-year contract that replaced his former agreement and also was given the title of executive vice president of hockey operations. Those moves coincided with Chayka being promoted to GM.  Tippett won the Jack Adams Award as best coach in the NHL in 2009-10, his first season in Arizona. He guided the Coyotes to the playoffs each of his first three seasons, getting as far as the Western Conference Final, in 2012.

·         New Jerseys:  https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-jerseys-by-adidas-unveiled-for-2017-18-season/c-290020400

·         NHL All-Stars:  https://www.nhl.com/blackhawks/news/kane-keith-panarin-named-to-2016-17-nhl-all-star-teams/c-290054912

·         NHL All Rookie Team:  https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-announces-2016-17-all-rookie-team/c-290053502

·         Future expansion?  https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-not-considering-further-expansion-at-this-time/c-290043516

·         Development camps happening over the next couple weeks…

·         Hossa:  https://www.nhl.com/news/marian-hossa-unable-to-play-in-2017-18-season/c-290030030

 

 

 

Picks of the week:

  • Steve:

·         Wayne:

 

Honorable mention:

 

 

Listener Feedback

 

 

Close the show

 

Next scheduled stream:

Wed., 7/5 6:30 PM

 

Topics for Next Week:

  • Free Agency!!!!

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:

 

 

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