The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 5 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 and Player Signings are the big part of the news this time of year, every team is working hard to fill all of their vacant roster spots.  We also begin our team by team season previews this week, and this week, we’ll be focusing on the Central Division.  We’ll have the details of all this plus the minor league minute and our picks of the week, coming up next!


THN Season 2, Episode 5 (Episode 50) Show Notes 9/7-9/12

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:

  • We are back to weekly shows, and this week, we start to preview the upcoming NHL season. We’ll take a look at all 31 teams over the next 4 weeks and tell you what to expect this season.  This week, we look at all the teams in the Central division.  Plus, we’ll have all the other headlines from around the league.

 

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, 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.

 

How to get in touch with us:

Twitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/thisoldnoob

 

 

Final Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

 

Headlines

  • Rookie tournaments are under way, and main training camps are starting up this week! Games start 9/16!
  • This is week 2 of our 4 week team by team season previews. This week:  Central Division.
  • More signings and PTO signings
  • Stay tuned to end of the show for details on a Fantasy Hockey League I am starting this fall (if you are in to that)

 

 

NHL Transactions: (8/26 to present)

 

 

Other Interesting Stories:

·         The Calgary Flames will no longer pursue a new arena in the city, president Ken King said Tuesday.  “The owners group are pretty clear, pretty definite, on their view on that,” King told the Flames website. “The building’s very important. We’ve been working on it for a long time. But it doesn’t look like we’re going to get there. And I think it’s time we stopped pretending and we’re a little honest with our fans and our city on that fact.”  Talks stalled when Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi balked at spending taxpayer money on a new building, Sportsnet said.  “We’ll just go on and run our business and do what we can to figure out what the future will look like later,” King said.  He said the Flames are not actively seeking a new home.  “We’re not talking about relocation. We’re talking about (upcoming) training camp,” King said. “We’re not shopping.”  Scotiabank Saddledome has been the Flames’ home since it opened in 1983 and is the oldest arena that has not been renovated in use in the NHL.  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said the Flames need a new arena.  “I think everybody knows the new arena is important on a whole host of levels for a whole host of reasons,” he said March 15 in Calgary. “You’ve got to get from here to there, and since I tend to be an optimist by nature I’m hoping that on both sides, not that there are sides, but the city and the Flames can figure this out. … It’s important. It’s vitally important that it gets done.”  “We’ll just operate as long as we can and work as hard as we can,” King said. “We’ve made it work for 36 years. I guess we’re going to have to make it work a little while longer.”

·         Still no contract for David Pastrnak

·         NHL Network announced its preseason schedule Tuesday, featuring more than 20 games including the Vegas Golden Knights’ first game, against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Sunday (5 p.m. ET).   The network will air four Golden Knights preseason games, three against Pacific Division opponents: the Canucks, Los Angeles Kings on Sept. 26 (10 p.m. ET) and San Jose Sharks on Oct. 1 (8 p.m. ET).  In addition, the network will air the Detroit Red Wings’ first game at Little Caesars Arena, against the Boston Bruins on Sept. 23 (7 p.m. ET). The defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will face their 2017 Eastern Conference First Round opponent, the Columbus Blue Jackets, in each team’s final preseason game at PPG Paints Arena on Sept. 30 (3 p.m. ET).   NHL Network will also air the second game of the 2017 NHL China Games between the Kings and Canucks at Wukesong Arena in Beijing on Sept. 23 (3:30 a.m. ET), and the 2017 Kraft Hockeyville Canada game between the New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators in O’Leary, Prince Edward Island, on Sept. 25 (6 p.m. ET).

·         Former Black Hawks captain Pilote dies at 85.  Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman won Norris Trophy three times, Stanley Cup in 1961.  http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=4291

·         Prospects Tournaments:  https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-nhl-prospect-tournaments-live-stream-schedule/c-290939678   https://www.nhl.com/news/training-camp-buzz-september-8/c-290930176

o   The 2017 Rookie Tournament Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal.  Tournament winner:  Ottawa

  • The Prospects Challenge in Buffalo: Boston, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, New Jersey.  Champion: Pittsburgh
  • 2017 Young Stars Classic: Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Vancouver.  Champion:  Edmonton
  • Traverse City Prospects Tournament: Detroit, Carolina, Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Minnesota, Rangers, St. Louis Champion:  Chicago  (Car 3rd)
  • 2017 Prospect Showcase: Colorado,  Anaheim, San Jose, Arizona  Champion:  Anaheim
  • LA vs Vegas: LA wins game 1 6-2, game 2 Wed 4pm ET
  • Estero, FL Tournament cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. Teams:  Florida, Nashville, Washington, Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay vs Nashville in Nashville: Preds won series 2-1
  • Washington, Florida stayed at home.
  • Islanders vs Philadelphia on Wed 7pm
  • Should the NHL standardize these?

 

 

Season Preview.  This week: Pacific Division

https://www.nhl.com/news/t-290471364

 

Minor League Hockey Minute

·         KHL is no longer the only league to have begun the 2017-2018 Season so far:  http://www.hockeydb.com/scoreboard/

·         Steve:

·         Wayne:  Hockeydb morning report link.  Former NHLer Jack Skille makes KHL Debut:  http://en.khl.ru/news/2017/09/11/358292.html   http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=87876

 

Picks of the week:

  • Steve:

·         Wayne:  https://www.nhl.com/panthers/news/red-sox-rays-bruins-panthers-partner-to-help-hurricane-irma-relief-efforts-in-florid/c-290967332

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Listener Feedback

 

 

Close the show

 

Next scheduled stream:

On or around Wed., 9/20

 

Topics for Next Show:

  • Free Agency update
  • Other news
  • Metro Division Preview

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, 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.

 

How to get in touch with us: