Episode #37 – Everything Spezza in VHS Form

We interrupt our summer hiatus for a fun episode.  Ryan, Dave and Geeta sit down this week and discuss what some of us may have forgotten this summer in terms of trades and UFA signings. Ryan asks the question if Winnipeg and Ottawa are the first teams to begin tanking for Connor McDavid who’s projected to go 1st overall in next years draft.

Then, we dust off the VCR and break out Geeta’s old hockey tapes. Ranging from the 2000 NHL Entry Draft in Calgary, the 2002 and 2003 World Junior Hockey Championships and a Coach’s Corner from the 2001 Stanley Cup Finals which looks at the upcoming NHL Draft Class, including Jason Spezza, Dan Hamhuis and more.

It’s an unofficial map of Jason Speeza’s road to the NHL starting with his performance in the 2000 World Juniors.

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Episode #36 – H.A.G.S!

Summer’s here and we’re taking a few months off so we got the entire Pucks on net family together to wrap up the season, the free agent frenzy and what’s in store for the Canucks in the summer.

Radim Vbrata and Ryan Miller are headed to Vancouver, we discuss the terms of the deals and what they mean for the more or less rebuilding Canucks.

We discuss some other free agent signings and take a call from Jim Rutherford, Pittsburgh Penguins’ general manager. The gang look back at the rough Canucks season and predict where some not yet signed Free Agents could be headed.

Ryan, Sheila, Dave, Geeta and Paul and share their favourite moments from the podcast before signing off for the summer.

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Episode #35 – LIVE! At The Draft

Abbotsford boy Jake Virtanen gets drafted to the hometown team on one of the busiest days in recent Canucks History. Ryan Kesler gets dealt to the Ducks in what we discuss as a fairy solid and fair deal for the Canucks, given the circumstances.

This was recorded live during the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia, as per usual, the draft tended to get mighty boring around the 10th pick.

We chime in on the events during the draft, the two players the Canucks drafted and a call from Old Man Jim Rutherford to discuss his coaching hire and the draft day trade of James Neal, and touch on the controversial Josh Ho-Sang getting drafted the New York Islanders.

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Episode #34 – Canucks’ Coach Search & Playoffs Wrap Up

Darryl Sutter goes shirtless at the LA Kings Stanley Cup parade. The Vancouver Canucks don’t even have a coach who can take his shirt off yet! There are still a lot of loose ends to take care of in Vancouver this off season. Will they hire Mike Keenan? They really really really really should…

Geeta, Paul and Ryan discuss a wide array of topics. From the remaining candidates for the vacant coaching jobs around the league to the Canucks’ possible moves on draft day.

They share their favourite moments and storylines from the Stanley Cup Playoffs and have a visit from Old Man Rutherford to discuss the summer for the Penguins.

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Episode #33 – The Kings’ Three Game Sweep

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If you see the New York Rangers, please tell them to report to the Stanley Cup Final.

Geeta, Paul and Ryan gather to discuss the lackluster Stanley Cup Final and the poor showing from the AV led New York Rangers.

We discuss the similarities in problems the Rangers and Canucks faced being coached by AV.

There is a lot of excitement on this podcast looking forward to the Canuck summer once again, and the possibility of getting local boy Sam Reinhart in the draft.

They look at old man Jim Rutherford as the new General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins and ask if they can get back to the glory days of the late 2000’s.

Enjoy!

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Episode #32 – Rangers win, Youppi! loses

 

The New York Rangers are going to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years when they broke the hearts of Vancouver Canucks fans. Now, they’ve rallied around Marty St. Louis to lead their captainless team to the Finals.

 

Ryan and a returning Dave spend a while talking about the loveable New York Rangers, the coachless Vancouver Canucks and the hopeless Pittsburgh Penguins.

 

Ryan shares his favourite mascots in sports, and they talk about the Seattle Mariners glory years of the mid 90’s.

 

They also revist Stanley Cup predictions from Episode #3 and only Ryan is still in good shape with the Blackhawks forcing a game 7 in the Western Conference Championship.

 

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Episode #31 – ‘The Littlest Hobo’ Ryan Miller

Dustin Tokarski is riding high as the Montreal Canadiens starter but a lot of hockey fans are wondering, what about Peter Budaj?  Ryan, Geeta and P Mac on the Street are on this week to talk all about the 3rd round of the NHL Playoffs.

Paul tells an amazing story about an encounter with Johan Hedberg, someone who felt the same fate as Peter Budaj ten years ago while playing for the Vancouver Canucks.

Ryan Miller appears to be homeless right now, with not a lot of interest in his goaltending abilities. Is this a sign of the times? Where will he wind up?

They discuss the worst kept secret in hockey, Jim Benning finally being announced as the new General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks and touch on who could be the next head coach? Is Barry Trotz headed to the West Coast?

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Episode #30 – Do You Know Who Milan Lucic Is?

 

Milan Lucic has some plans for Dale Weise next year, but in the mean time, he’s got a lot of free time due to the Boston Bruins being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the hands of the Montreal Canadiens.

 

Ryan and P Mac on the Street discuss Milan Lucic’s fall from grace and his actions following the Bruins’ game 7 loss to Montreal. They bring in a character witness to defend Milan in Errol aka The Biscuit, but unfortunately, he just tells two stories of running into Lucic in and around Vancouver over the years.

 

They also touch on Anaheim Ducks’ goalie sensation John Gibson, just how likeable Dale Weise is and the new information released about just how bad John Tortorella’s season in Vancouver really was.

 

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Episode #29 – Pacioretty’s Revenge

Ryan Miller’s contract year turned into a contract period. The St. Louis Blues are out and the gang is not surprised.

Deep in the heart of the 1st round of the playoffs, Dave, Geeta and Ryan look towards round 2 and in particular, the age old rivalry of Montreal and Boston. Pacioretty is out for revenge and the hard skating Canadiens and the hard hitting Bruins are shaping up for a classic!

The gang gives predictions for the rest of the playoffs and discusses if the era of the franchise goalie is over.

Geeta and Ryan make a wager on a potential game seven between Los Angeles and San Jose.

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Episode #28 – #AskNeal About The Blue Jackets

Its the first week of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the gang is fired up for the Columbus Blue Jackets! After tieing up the series with the Penguins, people are starting to take notice to the hard working blue collar team made up of Kings and Rangers rejects.

Geeta, Dave and Ryan discuss their dislike of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby’s Team Canada, pointless hockey tournaments and a look at the exciting initial games of the 2014 NHL Playoffs

And what happened to Simone Gange? That is Geeta’s burning question this week on the podcast.

Enjoy!

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