The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 16 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 past week around the hockey world. Playoff races are in full swing, and we’ll get you caught up with where every team stands.  We also have the latest ownership news out of Carolina and Seattle.  We’ll have the details of all this plus the Minor League Hockey Minute, The NCAA hockey minute and our picks of the week.


THN Season 2, Episode 16 (Episode 61) Show Notes 11/30-12/7

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:

  • Big Olympic news this week, leaving the hockey tournament in a very uncertain state.
  • Lots of honors this week. We’ll have details.
  • Fan voting for all stars is under way, than the NHL has made it fool proof to ensure there are no more John Scotts.
  • Of course we have the rest of the NHL news of the week.
  • 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.
  • We’ll have all this and more.

 

Break:

Where we are:

 

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Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates

Bos: 3-0 W @ Phi on 12/2, 5-3 L @ Nsh on 12/4 (last game outside the ET zone until Van/CGY/Edm Feb 17-20)

Car: 5-1 L @ NYR on 12/1, 3-2 OTW vs FLA on 12/2, 3-0 L @ Van on 12/5 (only 5 home games in Dec (15 tot))

NYR: 5-1 W vs Car on 12/1, 4-3 W @ Pit on 12/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Notable games:

Thursday, 11/30:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171130
Friday, 12/1:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171201
Saturday, 12/2: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171202
Sunday, 12/3: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171203
Monday, 12/4: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171204
Tuesday, 12/5: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171205
Wednesday, 12/6: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171206

 

 

NHL Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

 

NHL Transactions:

  • Forward Scott Wilsonwas acquired by the Buffalo Sabres in a trade with the Detroit Red Wings on Monday for a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.  Wilson, 25, has no points, 13 shots on goal and a minus-3 rating in 20 games this season. He played three games with the Pittsburgh Penguins before he was traded to Detroit on Oct. 21, along with a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, for forward Riley Sheahan and a fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft.  Selected by the Penguins in the seventh round (No. 209) in the 2011 NHL Draft, Wilson has 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) in 123 regular-season games and six points (three goals, three assists) in 23 Stanley Cup Playoff games.  The Sabres also placed forward Matt Moulson on waivers If Moulson, who has no points in 14 games, is unclaimed by noon ET on Tuesday; he will be assigned to Rochester of the American Hockey League.
  • Other Transactions: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions  &  https://www.capfriendly.com/trades

 

 

Injuries:

  • Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongowill be out for several weeks with a lower-body injury, coach Bob Boughner said Wednesday.  “Whether that’s three weeks, four weeks, five weeks; we’ll see how his rehab goes,” Boughner said. “Definitely out for a while. Obviously lower body, and it’s going to be an extended period of time.”  Luongo was injured Monday against the New York Islanders when he made a pad save with his right leg on a slap shot by Ryan Pulock at 2:31 of the second period. Luongo immediately lay on his stomach and then didn’t put any weight on his right leg when he was being helped off by two trainers.  Luongo left with the score tied 1-1 after making 12 saves. James Reimer made 16 saves in relief in a 5-4 shootout loss.  Luongo had hip labrum surgery in May 2016 and missed the final six weeks of last season with hip problems, but Boughner said this injury is not related to those issues.  “It’s not the hip, I can tell you that,” he said. “When he went down, everybody was worried about that.”  Luongo was out almost eight weeks (24 games) with a groin injury during the 2008-09 season, when he was with the Vancouver Canucks.  Reimer is 4-6-3 this season with a 3.67 goals-against average and .892 save percentage. He started six consecutive games from Oct. 21-Nov. 2 when Luongo was out with a hand injury.  The Panthers recalled goaltender Harri Sateri from Springfield of the American Hockey League on Wednesday, and Boughner didn’t rule out the possibility of acquiring another goaltender.
  • Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishopis day to day with a sore back and will miss their game at the St. Louis Blues on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; FS-MW, FS-SW, NHL.TV).  It is hoped Bishop will be able to return when Dallas hosts the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday, Stars coach Ken Hitchcock said.  Backup goaltender Kari Lehtonen will start against the Blues. The Stars will recall a goaltender from Texas of the American Hockey League to back up Lehtonen, likely Landon Bow or Mike McKenna, Hitchcock said.
  • Calgary Flames forward Kris Versteegwill have hip surgery Monday and is out indefinitely.  Versteeg was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after missing two games with the injury, which occurred Nov. 24 against the Dallas Stars.  Versteeg, 31, has eight points (three goals, five assists) in 22 games this season. He was averaging 13:08 of ice time per game, including 3:15 on the power play, which ranks third among Flames forwards behind Sean Monahan (3:28) and Johnny Gaudreau (3:25).   Versteeg had hip surgery May 2, 2012 after playing that season for the Florida Panthers. He played 10 games the following season.
  • Defenseman Adam Larssonwas placed on injured reserve by the Edmonton Oilers on Friday because of an upper-body injury.  Larsson did not play in a 6-4 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday because of the injury.  Larsson last played in a 3-2 overtime win against the Arizona Coyotes last Tuesday. He can return against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.  Larsson, 25, has four points (three goals, one assist) in 25 games this season and is second on the Oilers in ice time per game at 22:52. He leads the NHL with 90 hits and has 52 blocked shots.
  • Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawfordwas placed on injured reserve Friday because of an undisclosed injury.  Crawford, who made 31 saves in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars on Thursday, will miss at least the next three games and is eligible to return against the Buffalo Sabres on Dec. 8.  In 21 games this season, Crawford is 11-7-2. Among NHL goaltenders to play at least 10 games, he’s fourth with a .930 save percentage and sixth with a 2.29 goals-against average.  Anton Forsberg likely will start against the Stars. Forsberg is 1-2-2 with a 3.67 goals-against average and .904 save percentage in seven games this season.  Goaltender J.F. Berube was recalled from Rockford of the American Hockey League. In 12 AHL games, he is 6-6-0 with a 2.54 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. Berube has 21 games of NHL experience, including 14 games with the New York Islanders last season.
  • Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvatwill be out up to six weeks because of a fractured foot.  Horvat was injured with 11:10 remaining in the third period of a 3-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.  The Canucks said the 22-year-old will be seen by a specialist Thursday.  Horvat has 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in 28 games. He is Vancouver’s second-leading scorer behind rookie right wing and linemate Brock Boeser (25 points), and leads Canucks forwards with an average ice time of 18:36 per game. He plays in front of the net on the top power play and kills penalties.  The No. 9 pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, Horvat has 137 points (59 goals, 78 assists) in 259 games with the Canucks. He led Vancouver with 52 points (20 goals, 32 assists) in 81 games last season, the first time since 2005-06 someone other than Daniel Sedin or Henrik Sedin led them in scoring.
  • Defenseman Justin Schultzwas placed on injured reserve by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday.  Schultz sustained a lower-body injury against the New York Rangers on Tuesday. He left the game in the first period, returned in the second but left again after playing three shifts.  Schultz has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 23 games this season. He’s averaging 18:40 of ice time.
  • On IR / Off IR: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions

Suspensions/Fines:

  • San Jose Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillonhas been suspended for one game, without pay, for slashing Washington Capitals defenseman Madison Bowey during NHL Game No. 412 in Washington on Monday, Dec. 4, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday.  The incident occurred at 19:55 of the third period. Dillon was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for slashing.  Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Dillon will forfeit $17,580.65.
  • San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thorntonhas been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnsonduring NHL Game No. 399 in Tampa on Saturday, Dec. 2, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced on 12/3.  The incident occurred at 19:51 of the second period.
  • Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachukhas been suspended for one game, without pay, for unsportsmanlike conduct during NHL Game No. 426 in Toronto on Wednesday, Dec. 6, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 14:07 of the first period.  Tkachuk is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $11,280.49.

Other Interesting Stories:

 

  • https://www.nhl.com/news/hockey-hall-of-fame-labels-phil-kessel-as-amandas-brother/c-293592160
  • Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, a two-time Norris Trophy winner, said he will not entertain a hometown discount when it comes time to negotiate his next contract, according to the Ottawa Citizen. Karlsson, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2019, spoke about his contract situation Thursday after practice in New York.  “When I go to market, I’m going to get what I’m worth, and it’s going to be no less, no matter where I’m going,” the 27-year-old said.  Karlsson is in the sixth season of a seven-year contract worth $45.5 million, an average annual value of $6.5 million. He and the Senators can begin to negotiate a new contract July 1, 2018.  If Karlsson doesn’t sign a contract before the 2018-19 season, concerns that he could leave as an unrestricted free agent could cause the Senators to entertain the idea of trading him instead of losing him for nothing.  Karlsson could earn more than $10 million per season in a long-term contract. Shea Weber of the Montreal Canadiens is the highest-paid defenseman in the NHL at $12 million in salary and signing bonuses this season, the sixth of the 14-year contract he signed with the Predators in 2012, according to CapFriendly.com. However, his salary cap charge is $7,857,143. Predators defenseman K. Subban, who will make $11 million this season, has a $9 million salary cap charge, the highest for the position.  Karlsson said he is not looking to change teams but that he wants fair-market value for his skills.  “I like it here, I’m comfortable here, I’ve been here my whole career,” said Karlsson, who was taken by the Senators in the first round (No. 15) of the 2008 NHL Draft. “It’s something that I invested all my time in and something I would like to see all the way through. But at the end of the day, when it comes down to it, if it’s not the right fit and it’s not going to work out business-wise, then you’re going to have to look elsewhere because that’s what [owners] are going to do, as well.”
  • http://www.thehockeynews.com/news/article/nhl-could-be-looking-at-team-in-seattle-after-keyarena-renovation-deal Seattle City Council approved a $600-million renovation of KeyArena, and it might only be a matter of time before the NHL shows up with a team now that there’s an arena deal in place. The shine hasn’t yet worn off the NHL’s newest toy, the Vegas Golden Knights, but after overwhelming approval by Seattle City Council of a $600-million renovation to the existing KeyArena, it appears the league could be putting down roots in a new city in the near future.  On Monday, by a vote of 7-1, Seattle City Council green-lit a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and Oak View Group, an organization co-founded by Tim Leiweke, who was formerly the president and chief executive officer of Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns the Los Angeles Kings, and operated in the same roles with Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment from August 2013 until October 2015. And the MOU has finally given some clarity to an arena situation that has been watched, and watched closely, by those who believe Seattle is next up on the NHL’s docket after expanding to Las Vegas ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.   Follow Link…  The NHL and board of governors aren’t under the gun when it comes to Seattle, mind you. According to Baker, Seattle’s KeyArena renovation, once approved by the mayor, isn’t expected to get underway until late next year and the project isn’t expected to be complete until October 2020, meaning any team playing at the arena likely wouldn’t begin play until the 2020-21 campaign. So, no matter which direction the NHL chooses to go — team or no team, expansion or relocation — the league will have more than enough time to figure out the right way to approach Seattle now that it seems to have its arena situation ironed out.
  • http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/21679458/russian-olympic-committee-banned-2018-winter-olympics-happens-now The International Olympic Committee’s executive board, led by president Thomas Bach, took the unprecedented step Tuesday of suspending the Russian Olympic Committee for “systematic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system,” but will permit individual athletes to compete in the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Games if they meet standards determined by an IOC-convened panel. The ruling comes after months of investigations that uncovered voluminous evidence of corruption and sabotage leading up to and during the Sochi 2014 Games, implicating every segment of Russia’s Olympic sports industry: athletes, team officials, scientists, anti-doping administrators and government authorities.  With the Pyeongchang Winter Games less than 10 weeks away, the IOC is will now deal with the question of which Russian athletes should be eligible. It’s a partial replay of the events preceding Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Summer Games, when the IOC also faced pressure to exclude Russia. This time around, there is was far stronger and more comprehensive evidence on the table, making the last-minute nature of the IOC’s decision more glaring.  Anti-doping agencies from 37 countries, including the United States, called for a blanket ban on the Russian Olympic Committee, citing the scope and detail of the conspiracy and the odds that few prominent actors in Russian sport could have been unaware of it. That group did advocate that a path should be created for clean athletes to make their cases, and offered to help provide criteria for that process.  The news has several major consequences. The foremost one: whether a Russian team competes in the hockey tournament. If it does, it would do so under a neutral flag.  Then there’s the Kontinental Hockey League issue.  If the Russians do participate in the hockey tournament, the majority of the team’s players will be from the KHL, since the NHL decided to not participate in the Games.  The KHL already has an Olympic break (from Jan. 29 to Feb. 26) built into its season schedule. But Pavel Lysenkov of Sovetsky Sport told ESPN last month that the KHL would eliminate the break in its schedule if Russia was banned. “If Russia is not admitted to the Olympics for doping reasons, the KHL will cancel the pause window in one month, which is now in the regular season,” he said.  KHL board member Alexander Medvedev told Russian news agency TASS last month that “contracted players won’t be able to go anywhere” should the IOC ban Russia from the 2018 Games. There was also talk that the Russian parliament was preparing a bill that would ban KHL players from leaving for the Games.  That decision would send ripples through several countries. There were 15 KHL players on the Team Canada roster for the Karjala Cup tournament, which is an Olympic showcase. There were seven KHL players on the Team USA roster for the upcoming Deutschland Cup tournament.  Another Article:  http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/21678949/2018-winter-olympics-russian-ban-more-chaos-2018-olympic-hockey
  • Defenseman K. Subbanmight see a familiar face in the opposing goal when the Nashville Predators host the Vegas Golden Knights at Bridgestone Arena on Friday (8 p.m. ET; FS-TN, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV).  Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subban, P.K.’s younger brother, could start against the Predators. If so, P.K. said, it would be the first time the two have played against each other at any level.  Karl Subban, P.K. and Malcolm’s father, will be on hand as part of the Golden Knights’ fathers’ trip.  P.K., 28, has watched Malcolm’s whirlwind of a season with the Golden Knights from afar. Malcolm, 23, was in training camp with the Boston Bruins, who took him in the first round (No. 24) in the 2012 NHL Draft, when he was placed on waivers and claimed by the Golden Knights on Oct. 3.  P.K. said playing against Malcolm for the first time may present some challenges.  “I haven’t shot on him in a while, so maybe that’s part of his thing is kind of not having me shoot on him so I don’t know where to go,” he said. “But I’ll find a way.”

Honors/Milestones:

  • Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Priceand Dallas Stars center Radek Faksa have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Dec. 3.  Wheeler led the NHL with 2-8-10, including a trio of three-point performances, in four contests to propel the Jets (17-6-4, 38 points) to a 3-0-1 week and the top of the Western Conference standings.  Price went 4-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average and .950 save percentage to help the Canadiens (13-12-3, 29 points) post a perfect week and extend their win streak to five games overall.  Faksa registered a League-best five goals (5-2-7) and +7 rating (tied) in four games to power the Stars (16-10-1, 33 points) to a 4-0-0 week.
  • Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersenand St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of November.  MacKinnon registered 5-15-20 in 12 outings, leading the NHL with 1.67 points per game and a +11 rating to power the Avalanche (12-9-2, 26 points) to a 6-4-2 November.  Andersen went 9-2-1 with a 2.14 goals-against average, .938 save percentage and two shutouts to guide the Maple Leafs (17-9-1, 35 points) to a 10-4-1 November.  Schenn recorded 7-12-19 in 12 contests, an average of 1.58 points per game, to propel the Blues (17-7-1, 35 points) to a 7-5-0 November and the top of the Western Conference standings.
  • Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser, who led all NHL players with 11 goals in 15 games (11-5-16), has been named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for November. Boeser edged New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (3-14-17 in 12 GP), Chicago Blackhawks right wing Alex DeBrincat (10-4-14 in 13 GP), Colorado Avalanche center Alexander Kerfoot (5-6-11 in 12 GP) and New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (3-8-11 in 14 GP) for the honor.  Boeser became the second rookie in Canucks history to register double-digits in goals in one calendar month, joining Pavel Bure (12 in March 1992). The 20-year-old Burnsville, Minn., native also became the first rookie to score 11 goals for any NHL team in one calendar month since Nail Yakupov posted an equal number with the Edmonton Oilers in April 2013.  Boeser, the 23rd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, added goals in four straight games from Nov. 16-22 (6-0-6) and now paces all rookies with 13 goals and 25 points in 23 total appearances this season. He joins Arizona Coyotes center Clayton Keller (October) as a Rookie of the Month winner in 2017-18.
  • Rob Blake, Chris Chelios, Daniel Alfredsson and Jere Lehtinen are among eight people voted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame for 2018. The induction ceremony will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, during the final weekend of the 2018 IIHF World Championship, which is scheduled for May 4-20.  Blake, the general manager of the Los Angeles Kings, played 20 seasons in the NHL with the Kings, Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks. He helped the Avalanche win the Stanley Cup in 2001, won the Norris Trophy in 1998 and was a finalist for the award four times. Blake was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014.  Internationally, he helped Canada win the gold medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, which earned him membership in the Triple Gold Club. He had won the gold medal with Canada at the 1994 IIHF World Championship.  Chelios is sixth all-time in NHL games played with 1,651, in 26 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Atlanta Thrashers. He won the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1986, and with the Red Wings in 2002 and 2008, and won the Norris Trophy three times (1989, 1993, 1996).  Chelios played for the United States in the Winter Olympics four times, and was the captain in 1998, 2002 and 2006. He helped the U.S. win the silver medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and was the tournament’s best defenseman. Chelios also won a gold medal with the U.S. at the 1996 World Cup.  Alfredsson played 17 of his 18 NHL seasons with the Ottawa Senators. His 444 goals and 1,157 points are second among Sweden-born NHL players to Mats Sundin (564 goals, 1,349 points). He helped the Senators reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2007, played in the All-Star Game six times, and won the King Clancy Trophy in 2012 and the Mark Messier Leadership Award in 2013.  Internationally, Alfredsson played in the Olympics for Sweden five times, winning a gold medal in 2006 and a silver medal in 2014. He also helped Sweden win the silver medal at the World Championship in 1995 and 2004, and the bronze medal in 1999 and 2001.  Lehtinen spent his 14-season NHL career with the Dallas Stars, finishing with 514 points (243 goals, 271 assists) in 875 games. He helped the Stars win the Stanley Cup in 1999 and return to the Final in 2000. Lehtinen also won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward three times, and was a finalist six times. He’s one of five players (Patrice Bergeron, Bob Gainey, Guy Carbonneau, Pavel Datsyuk) to win the Selke at least three times. The Stars retired his No. 26 on Nov. 24.  He won a silver medal with Finland at the 2006 Torino Olympics, as well as a bronze medal in 1994, 1998 and 2010. Lehtinen also helped Finland win the gold medal at the 1995 World Championship, and the silver medal in 1992, 1994 and 2007. He was inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.  Also entering the IIHF Hall of Fame are France national team member and executive Philippe Lacarriere; former referee Bob Nadin; Jesper Damgaard, who played in 17 consecutive World Championships with Denmark and is the winner of the Torriani Award, given to players outside the top hockey nations; and Kirovs Lipmans of Latvia, the winner of the Paul Loicq Award for outstanding service to hockey.
  • Daniel Sedinbecame the 87th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 points when he scored the tying goal for the Vancouver Canucks in a 5-3 win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.  Sedin, who was two points shy of 1,000 entering the game, had one goal and two assists.  Sedin has 376 goals and 625 assists in 1,251 NHL games.  Henrik reached 1,000 points on Jan. 20. They are the only two players to score that many playing for Vancouver, and the only brothers to do so in NHL history.  Selected by Vancouver with the No. 2 pick in the 1999 NHL Draft, Daniel is the Canucks’ all-time leader in goals and is second in games played, points and assists. Henrik, the No. 3 pick in the 1999 draft, is first in games played (1,274), assists (796) and points (1,035).

 

Power Ranking:

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

 

 

Looking ahead:

Bos: vs Ari on 12/7, vs NYI on 12/9, @ Det on 12/13

Car: @ SJ on 12/7, @ LA on 12/9, @ ANA on 12/11, @ VGK on 12/12

NYR: @ WSH on 12/8, vs NJD on 12/9, vs Dal on 12/11, @ Ott on 12/13

 

Other Notable games:

Thursday, 12/7:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171207
Friday, 12/8:  http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171208
Saturday, 12/9: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171209
Sunday, 12/10: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171210
Monday, 12/11: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171211
Tuesday, 12/12: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171212
Wednesday, 12/13: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20171213

 

 

Minor League Hockey Minute

Wayne:  1:  https://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2017/11/30/16690940/2018-winter-olympics-ice-hockey-players-khl-ahl-college-hockey   2:  http://www.pressherald.com/2017/11/29/portlands-new-pro-hockey-team-unveils-its-logo-team-colors/

Steve:

 

 

College Hockey Minute:

 

Maine –  2-2 tie and a 6-2 W last week vs VT (last home games until Jan 16), @ Quinnipiac this week for 2 games.  Then no games until 12/29.  Now 6-7-1, 4-4-1 in HE

 

Upsets of ranked teams:

Friday:
7:00 ETBoston University7@(15) Boston College4
7:35 ET(5) Cornell1@Miami2

Saturday:
4:05 ETPenn State4@(11) Ohio State0
7:07 CT(14) Wisconsin3@(7) Minnesota2
7:00 ETYale5@(19) Union3
7:00 ET(9) Providence0@(13) New Hampshire1
4:05 ET(17) Colgate1@Army West Point3

Big games this week (both teams ranked):
This is last weekend of full NCAA action until week of 12/28-1/3

6:35 ET(7) Minnesota@(15) Ohio State  (2G)
8:07 ET(4) Notre Dame@(12) Wisconsin  (2G)
7:37 CT(5) North Dakota@(2) St. Cloud State  (2G)
7:00 ET(10) Northeastern@(14) Boston College  (SAT Only)

 

Poll:

 

December 04, 2017

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Denver (39) 9- 3-2 987 1
2 St. Cloud State ( 9) 11- 2-0 947 2
3 Clarkson ( 1) 13- 3-1 879 3
4 Notre Dame ( 1) 14- 3-1 874 4
5 North Dakota 10- 4-4 792 6
6 Cornell 10- 2-0 756 5
7 Minnesota 10- 7-1 667 7
8 Minnesota State 9- 5-0 643 8
9 Providence 9- 6-1 571 9
10 Northeastern 9- 5-1 467 12
11 Western Michigan 9- 7-1 450 10
12 Wisconsin 10- 7-2 432 14
13 New Hampshire 8- 5-1 412 13
14 Boston College 9- 6-2 396 15
15 Ohio State 8- 4-4 388 11
16 Colgate 8- 5-4 176 17
17 Minnesota Duluth 7- 8-2 160 16
18 Penn State 9- 7-2 138 NR
19 Union 9- 7-1 115 19
20 Niagara 9- 5-1 62 NR
Others receiving votes: UMass Lowell 36, Omaha 32, Bowling Green 30, Michigan 29, Boston University 28, Miami 13, Massachusetts 6, Canisius 5, Harvard 5, Army 3, Colorado College 1.

Pairwise:  http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-rankings/d-i-men/

 

 

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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.

 

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