The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 2, Episode 9 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 week around the hockey world. The NHL Regular season is under way, and Steve and I are thrilled that there are finally actual games to talk about!  You’ll be surprised at some of the teams who find themselves at the top and bottom of the satandings.  We’ll have the details of all this plus the minor league minute and our picks of the week.

THN Season 2, Episode 9 (Episode 54) Show Notes 10/6-10/10

Music by Bensound at

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:

  • Short 5 day podcast week, but more has happened on the ice in the last 5 days than the last 2 months combined. We’ll have the details
  • Are we in bizzarro world? Vegas and Vancouver are undefeated, Colorado is 2-1, and the Sharks, Preds, and Stars are winless.
  • More Hat Tricks! (Ehlers, Ovi,
  • 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.



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Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates

Bruins:  Lost to Col 4-0 on 10/9

Canes:  Won 5-4 (SO) vs Min on 10/8

Rangers:  Won 2-0 vs Mon on 10/8, Lost 8-5 vs Tor on 10/7


NHL Transactions:

  • Defenseman Mike Mathesonsigned an eight-year contract with the Florida Panthers on Monday.  Financial terms of the contract were not released, but TSN reported it is worth $39 million ($4.875 million average annual value). Matheson, 23, is in the final season of his three-year, entry-level contract and could have become a restricted free agent July 1, 2018.  Matheson is plus-2 with four shots on goal in two games this season. He had 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 81 games last season. He was selected by the Panthers with the No. 23 pick of the 2012 NHL Draft.
  • Goalie Calvin Pickardwas traded by Vegas Golden Knights to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday for forward Tobias Lindberg and a sixth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.  Pickard was selected by Vegas from the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL Expansion Draft on June 21 and was expected to be the No. 2 goalie behind Marc-Andre Fleury. But Pickard was waived Thursday after the Golden Knights clamed goalie Malcolm Subban off waivers from the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.  Subban is expected to back up Fleury. The 23-year-old is 0-2-0 and has allowed six goals on 22 shots in two NHL games.  Pickard, 25, was 15-31-2 with a 2.98 goals-against average and .904 save percentage in 50 games (48 starts) with the Avalanche last season. He could compete with Curtis McElhinney to be the backup in Toronto behind Frederik Andersen.  Lindberg, 22, has two assists in six NHL games with the Maple Leafs in 2015-16.
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  • Defensemen Erik Karlssonand Johnny Oduya did not travel Monday with the Ottawa Senators for their three-game road trip through Western Canada.  The Senators begin the trip Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks (10 p.m. ET; SNV, TSN5, RDS, NHL.TV), and coach Guy Boucher said it was too soon to rule them out for the rest of the trip. Ottawa plays the Calgary Flames on Friday and Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.  Karlsson, a two-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL’s top defenseman, missed the first two games recovering from foot surgery he had June 14.  Oduya sustained a lower-body injury in the season opener, a 5-4 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals last Thursday.  “They are both highly doubtful for [Tuesday] but you never know, might get a call and they are on a plane and they are here so I don’t know,” Boucher said. “They are skating and they are going hard so that’s what I am waiting to see the results of.”




  • Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzohas been fined $3,091.40, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson during NHL Game No. 33 in New York on Monday, Oct. 9, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 3:56 of the second period. Bortuzzo was assessed a pair of minor penalties for cross-checking.


·         Other Interesting Stories:


  • Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin, Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleuryand Philadelphia Flyers right winger Wayne Simmonds have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 8.  Ovechkin led for the League in goals and points (7-0-7) as the Capitals opened the season with two victories.  Fleury went 2-0-0 with a 0.98 goals-against average and a .973 save percentage as the Golden Knights opened the season with two victories.  Simmonds tied for second in the League in goals with four (4-0-4) — including two game-winners — as the Flyers began the season with two victories in three starts on the road.

Minor League Hockey Minute

·         Wayne:  After a pair of stellar outings on Friday and Saturday, forward Warren Foegele has been named CCM/AHL Player of the Week.  The 21-year-old rookie netted a pair of goals in his pro debut on Oct. 6 against the Hartford Wolf Pack, including the game winner with a minute left in regulation. Foegele then followed that up with another two goals the next night in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, including another game winner, with both coming shorthanded.  A third-round draft pick by Carolina in 2014, Foegele was named OHL Playoffs MVP last season after helping lead the Erie Otters to a league title.  Foegele is the eighth player in franchise history to earn AHL Player of the Week honors and the fourth forward, joining Aleksi Saarela last season, Brock McGinn in 2014-15 and Zach Boychuk in 2010-11.

·         Steve:  KHL Mozyakin


Power Ranking:

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



Looking ahead:

Tuesday, October 10
St. Louis at NY Rangers 7:00 PM FSMW MSG 322 available from $53
Columbus at Carolina 7:00 PM FSOH FSS 685 available from $11
Chicago at Montreal 7:30 PM CSNC RDS NBCSN 250 available from $49
Philadelphia at Nashville 8:00 PM CSN FSSM TVA 287 available from $57
Detroit at Dallas 8:30 PM FSDT FSSW 32 available from $22
Ottawa at Vancouver 10:00 PM RDS 207 available from $26
Arizona at Vegas 10:00 PM NBCSN 67 available from $124


Wednesday, October 11
New Jersey at Toronto 7:30 PM MSG TSN 288 available from $78
Pittsburgh at Washington 7:30 PM NBCSN 1,111 available from $29
Boston at Colorado 9:30 PM NESN ALT 548 available from $40
NY Islanders at Anaheim 10:00 PM MSG+ FSW2 1,168 available from $11
Calgary at Los Angeles 10:30 PM RSNW FSWHD 805 available from $14


Thursday, October 12
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay 7:30 PM ROOT SUN 1,263 available from $27
St. Louis at Florida 7:30 PM FSMW FSFL 1,885 available from $6
Dallas at Nashville 8:00 PM FSSW FSSM 464 available from $33
Minnesota at Chicago 8:30 PM FSN CSNC 903 available from $9
Winnipeg at Vancouver 10:00 PM 1,168 available from $25
Detroit at Arizona 10:00 PM FSDT FSAZ 1,390 available from $17
Buffalo at San Jose 10:30 PM MSGB CSNCAL 1,424 available from $14


Friday, October 13
Washington at New Jersey 7:00 PM CSNB MSG+ 753 available from $29
NY Rangers at Columbus 7:00 PM MSG FSOH NHL 1,513 available from $19
Anaheim at Colorado 9:00 PM FSW2 ALT 791 available from $19
Ottawa at Calgary 9:00 PM 698 available from $23
Detroit at Vegas 10:30 PM FSDT ROOT 1,393 available from $53


Saturday, October 14
Toronto at Montreal 7:00 PM NHL 602 available from $71
St. Louis at Tampa Bay 7:00 PM FSMW SUN 1,413 available from $18
New Jersey at NY Rangers 7:00 PM MSG+ MSG 1,144 available from $88
Washington at Philadelphia 7:00 PM CSNB CSN 1,280 available from $76
Florida at Pittsburgh 7:00 PM FSFL ROOT 983 available from $37
Carolina at Winnipeg 7:00 PM FSS 167 available from $48
Colorado at Dallas 8:00 PM ALT FSSW 885 available from $17
Columbus at Minnesota 8:00 PM FSOH FSN 541 available from $66
Nashville at Chicago 8:30 PM FSSM WGN 900 available from $24
Boston at Arizona 9:00 PM NESN FSAZ 1,677 available from $23
Ottawa at Edmonton 10:00 PM CBC 694 available from $51
Calgary at Vancouver 10:00 PM 1,392 available from $41
Buffalo at Los Angeles 10:30 PM MSGB FSWHD 957 available from $28
NY Islanders at San Jose 10:30 PM MSG+ CSNCAL 1,339 available from $40


Sunday, October 15
Boston at Vegas 7:00 PM NESN ROOT SNO 1,470 available from $49
Buffalo at Anaheim 9:00 PM MSGB FSW2 1,217 available from $14
NY Islanders at Los Angeles 10:30 PM MSG+ FSWHD 1,211 available from $16
Monday, October 16
Tampa Bay at Detroit 7:30 PM SUN FSDT SNO 1,047 available from $39


Tuesday, October 17
Tampa Bay at New Jersey 7:00 PM NBCSN 954 available from $20
Pittsburgh at NY Rangers 7:00 PM ROOT MSG TVA 1,253 available from $81
Florida at Philadelphia 7:00 PM FSFL CSN 1,857 available from $22
Toronto at Washington 7:00 PM TSNT CSNB 2,200 available from $14
Vancouver at Ottawa 7:30 PM 1,407 available from $20
Colorado at Nashville 8:00 PM ALT FSSM 651 available from $23
Columbus at Winnipeg 8:00 PM FSOH 230 available from $43
Arizona at Dallas 8:30 PM FSAZ FSSW 1,288 available from $7
Carolina at Edmonton 9:00 PM FSS 803 available from $32
Buffalo at Vegas 10:00 PM MSGB ROOT 1,295 available from $30
Montreal at San Jose 10:30 PM RDS NBCSN 1,566 available from $16


Wednesday, October 18
Detroit at Toronto 7:30 PM FSDE+ SNO 732 available from $79
Chicago at St. Louis 8:00 PM NBCSN 1,537 available from $45
Montreal at Los Angeles 10:30 PM RDS NBCSN 1,278 available from $25


Thursday, October 19
Vancouver at Boston 7:00 PM NESN 1,859 available from $35
NY Islanders at NY Rangers 7:00 PM MSG+ MSG 1,364 available from $85
Nashville at Philadelphia 7:00 PM FSSM CSN 1,797 available from $28
Tampa Bay at Columbus 7:00 PM SUN FSOH 1,716 available from $15
New Jersey at Ottawa 7:30 PM MSG+ RDS 1,559 available from $19
Edmonton at Chicago 8:30 PM WGN SNO 1,286 available from $19
St. Louis at Colorado 9:00 PM FSMW ALT 1,207 available from $13
Carolina at Calgary 9:00 PM FSS 1,135 available from $6
Dallas at Arizona 10:00 PM FSSW FSAZ 2,108 available from $6



College Hockey Minute:


·         Maine split vs UConn, hosts Miami (OH) this weekend

·         Upsets of ranked teams:


7:07 CT(19) Ohio State3@(12) Wisconsin2

7:15 ETNew Hampshire4@(5) UMass Lowell3

7:00 ET(10) Penn State1@Clarkson2

4:07 CT(16) Union3vs.Michigan Tech6

7:37 CT(3) Minnesota3@(6) Minnesota Duluth4OT


7:00 ET(5) UMass Lowell1@New Hampshire3

7:07 ET(20) Western Michigan2@Ferris State3

7:07 AT(7) North Dakota3@Alaska Anchorage2OT  (tie Fri)

7:37 CTMichigan Tech4@(6) Minnesota Duluth3


·         Big games this week (both teams ranked):


7:07 CT(11) Penn State@(7) Minnesota

7:00 ET(10) Wisconsin@(13) Boston College

7:35 ET(1) Denver@(4) Notre Dame Fri and Sat


3:07 CT(11) Penn State@(7) Minnesota

5:00 ET(13) Boston College@(9) Providence



Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Denver (45) 0- 0-0 995 1
2 Boston University ( 5) 2- 0-0 947 2
3 Harvard 0- 0-0 849 4
4 Notre Dame 2- 0-0 743 8
5 Minnesota Duluth 1- 1-0 726 6
6 St. Cloud State 1- 0-0 723 9
7 Minnesota 1- 1-0 708 3
8 North Dakota 1- 0-1 678 7
9 Providence 2- 0-0 670 11
10 Wisconsin 2- 1-0 424 12
11 Penn State 1- 1-0 410 10
12 UMass Lowell 0- 2-0 365 5
13 Boston College 0- 0-1 346 13
14 Northeastern 2- 0-0 291 20
15 Clarkson 2- 0-0 267 NR
15 Michigan Tech 2- 1-0 267 NR
17 Quinnipiac 0- 1-1 257 14
18 Cornell 0- 0-0 226 15
19 Air Force 1- 0-1 161 17
20 New Hampshire 2- 0-0 134 NR
Others receiving votes: Ohio State 132, Minnesota State 61, Western Michigan 36, Colgate 24, Michigan 16, Union 14, Bemidji State 12, Vermont 6, Omaha 5, Army 4, Miami 2, Brown 1.



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·         Fantasy Hockey Segment


  • Results last week
  • Standings
  • Leading Scorers Season (Fantasy Points)
  • Key performers over the past week