Collin and Andy recap the Conference finals. Final thoughts on Tampa Bay and St. Louis. Looking forward to Pens vs Sharks, speed and skill vs strength and skill.
The best team is out of the playoffs as the Penguins dropped the Capitals. The Sharks and Predators have yet to play game 7 at the time of this recording. The Blues blast the Stars in game 7. Who is the best team remaining? The Blues or The Penguins? Tampa took out the Islanders can their speed compete with the Penguins? Sorry we recorded this before the western conference finals but Andy is pretending he has a career.
The Second round is about half way done. The Caps don't look bad but their situation is. The Penguins just keep getting the bounces even though they aren't always carrying the play. Tampa and NYI series is taking forever even thought it began a day before everyone else. Tampa's forward depth is showing. Collin has a hard time saying words. In the west The Sharks and Predators are getting no love, but could they upset winner of Dallas vs STL??
Andy went 5-3 in his first round predictions. Collin went 3-5... But anyhow they take another crack at it. Crosby vs Ovie? Most exciting players in the league, John Tavares best player right now? Can Ovie, St. Louis or San Jose finally break through and win it all? It was late. We did our best. Listen.
Suspend or not to suspend? The league came down on a few players and let others go. Is Shaw a clown or what? Philly, LA, Chi, Det, Minn are all on life support. Penguins vs Rangers is still anybody's series. San Jose and St. Louis look incredible. Capitals are outscoring the Flyers at a rate that will be hard to turn around. Tampa is just fine with injuries. And much, much more.
Playoff preview. Andy flip flops while Collin sometimes wears flip flops. Does anyone think Tampa can win? What about Philly? Anyone gunna pick the Wild? Didn't think so. Jonathan Druin is on the first line right now. Tons of injuries to goalies and other star players. Who will play for the Penguins? The Islanders are hurting the most but did they get a more favorable matchup vs the Panthers?
The guys give their picks for yearly awards. Should the NHL have an offensive defenseman award? Who makes the playoffs Philly or Detroit? Colorado is almost officially done. Collin brags about working with a celebrity. The stars of the week via NHL.COM. Insightful and but not intelligent hockey conversation.
Philly and Colorado will just not go away. What players are you must excited to see play next season. Should McDavid still win the Calder even though he missed so many games? Is Kane still the MVP frontrunner? Can Dallas sustain without one of the two superstars? Are the Capitals set up for disaster or a Stanley Cup?
Colorado and Philly are still hanging on but barely. Collin made sure Andy was as distracted as possible. Are the Penguins better without one of their two big stars? Injuries to key players down the stretch. Can the Red Wings score enough goals? Some cities should be excited about next year. Others probably want to fast forward or rewind 10 years. GM meetings will cover a lot of stuff that they already cover every year. That and much, much more.
The 16 playoff teams seem to be set (sorry Colorado and Philly). Collin and Andy predict the Stanley Cup Finals. Best and worst trade of the deadline? Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf got different receptions in Toronto this year. Collin is the only hockey fan that still cares about Jonathan Druin... Andy much, much more.
Collin and Andy discuss the Verzon Center after we attended the Maple Leafs vs the Captials. How was the food? How were the fans? How were the sight lines? How many times did Collin eat Burger King? Tune in.
Trade deadline talk. Stammer is staying put in Tampa. Andrew (he's just a Ladd) will likely be traded. Could the Penguins end up with Eric Staal as a rental? Will Colorado hold onto a spot? The Capitals are playing a video game on easy. Afternoon games stink and much, much more.
How long is Edmonton's rebuild going to take? Are Crosby and Ovechkin still the best players in the league or has the torch been passed? Holbty doesn't lose ever. Collin still brings up Jonathan Druin once a podcast. Andy and Collin talk about traveling to Columbus this Tuesday to see Islanders vs Jackets. Penguins fans continue to annoy Andy.
The all star game was fun... for some people. John Scott and Gary Bettman had a lot to say. Expansion into Quebec and Vegas. Who do we think will make the playoffs. Are the Red Wings able to hang on? Can Montreal get back into it? Will Arizona hold onto that last spot in Pacific or will Ducks overtake them? Did Dennis Wideman lose his god damn mind? All that and more.
Andy went to a game in San Jose over the weekend. Is Joe Thornton underrated? Stamkos looks like he's going elsewhere for sure. The Canadians have completed imploded. The playoff structure is a joke and should change soon. Collin likes to talk over Andy when he's speaking. Nobody plans on watching the All-Star game and much, much more.
The Pacific division is as big a joke as their all star captain. Collin suggests John Scott open a diner in western PA. We talk upcoming free agents. Whats going on in Tampa? How much is the most expensive team (NY Rangers) worth? How much is the least expensive team (Florida Panthers) worth? The Canadian dollar in free fall is going to cost Quebec a hockey team and much, much more.
Ovechkin scores his 500th. Panthers finally lost after 12 games. Collin thought it was 10. Trades are finally starting to happen. Bubble teams remain on the bubble. Habs continue to take a dive. The Pacific stinks and much, much more.
Rangers and Habs are sliding. Panthers have won 9 in a row. John Scott is an All Star. Tampa, Pittsburgh and Ottawa are staying in it. The Pacific stinks so bad the Ducks are sitting in a playoff spot. Philly cant score. Collin thinks its appropriate to go to Disney World as an adult.
Andy and Collin debate where Jaromir Jagr ranks all time and argue over who should be in the top ten. Who rounds out the list Andy goes back and forth on Messier. Collin leaves out Sakic but not one of his teammates.
Canadians only lost one game but slipped to sixth place in the standings. All Star Game is continuing to be a joke. Another Kane in trouble, in Buffalo. Collin is soft. Winter Classics are getting old. More hockey stuff.
The Ducks are terrible. The Rangers are an okay team with a great goalie. The Capitals are rolling, Jagr and Panthers in playoffs spot. Andy is hungry. Collin wore a t shirt that was way too tight. Evander Kane, Steven Stamkos contract. Penguins fans are terrible people. Florida fans don't exist... And much more.
Rangers have been bad. Capitals have been great. Penguins are a hot mess. Fighting in hockey is going away. Semin stinks. AND MUCH MORE
Colin and Andy talk about the games of the week. Patrick Kanes scoring streak, John Scotts all star voting, early Hart Trophy picks and more.