Episodes

October 02, 2020

Do We Really Even Talk Hockey? | Episode #31

On this episode we discuss the 2020 Stanley Cup Winners (Tampa Bay Lightning) as well as the recent buyouts of Craig Anderson, Henrik Lunqvist and Bobby Ryan

September 25, 2020

Why Draisaitl Doesn't Deserve The Hart or Lindsay and Our Other Awards Opinions | Episode #30

All the 2020 NHL award winners have been announced and it's time for the opinions that no one asked for!

September 18, 2020

Eric Staal Trade, Goaltending, The Conference Finals, and Peter Laviolette | Episode #29

On this episode we discuss the Eric Staal trade, Marc-Andre Fleury and the crazy goaltending this playoffs, what the conference finals looked like, and why the Laviolette hire could work for the Capitals.

September 11, 2020

The Best and Worst GMs of the 2020 Season | Episode #28

On this episode, we discuss the GM of the year finalists that came out this week and breakdown who we think deserved it and why!

September 04, 2020

Analyzing The Trade Bait Board, The Montreal Canadiens' Offseason, and Laine Rumours | Episode #27

On this episode, we discuss what the Jake Allen trade means for Montreal and what their offseason might look like, the TSN trade bait board, and other trade rumours like Laine and Letang.

August 28, 2020

New Salary Cap and Draft Rules the NHL Should Implement | Episode #26

We think that the NHL could do with some new rules to make the league a little more fun. These rules include: Trading salary cap space, adding a luxury cap, and getting rid of the draft and letting prospects choose where they want to play.

August 21, 2020

Tuuka Rask, Playoffs Update, and This Week's Winners and Losers | Episode #025

On this episode, we discuss the Tuuka Rask situation, how the playoffs are going for each series and team, and who we think the winners and losers of the world are (beyond just the NHL).

August 14, 2020

Picking Our 2020 NHL Playoff Winners and Stanley Cup Champions | Episode #24

On this episode, Martin, Luke and Tie pick every East and West 2020 Playoff round winner.

August 07, 2020

Selecting Our Seattle Expansion Draft Team | Episode #23

On this episode, we let Martin pick his Seattle Expansion Team. If you missed out on our protected picks, make sure to revisit last week's episode.

July 31, 2020

Selecting Our Seattle Expansion Draft Protections| Episode #22

On this episode, we let Martin run the discussion again with his list Seattle expansion draft protected players.

July 24, 2020

When Should Teams Go All In For A Cup? | Episode #21

On this episode, we talk about whether it's better to be an "all-in" team or to build a dynasty and what that looks like for different teams.

July 17, 2020

How Players and Teams Use Analytics with Sam Gagner | Episode #20

In this episode, we talk with NHL player Sam Gagner, currently on the Detroit Red Wings, about the NHL restart plan and how excite players are to get back to playing. We also cover some questions and concerns that fans and players might be having regarding scheduling, safety, and playing in empty stadiums. Lastly, we discuss how different players and teams use analytics to their benefit and how these advanced stats will continue to be used in the game and how the new generation of players are better because of them. We also hear a really cool story about a bet that Gagner and Nugent-Hopkins made about Barzal and McDavid. Don't forget to check us out on IG @talkinghockey for more consistent news and insights!

July 10, 2020

Is the Draft Lottery Broken? Talking Hockey Debates | Episode #19

With COVID-19 affecting the season, the draft lottery takes a new shape. What we already know: the first overall pick will go to a team in the "playoffs". This could range from a team like the New York Rangers, to a team like Pittsburgh or the Leafs. Is this fair? Is this broken? That's exactly what we discuss on this week's episode as well as our general feelings about the draft lottery in other seasons. Three of us - Tie, Eric and Luke - think that it's fine the way it is, with some minor adjustments. Our local Sens fan though, thinks it's the worst system ever. Let's get into it!

July 03, 2020

2020 NHL Draft rankings: 11-40 with Rachel Doerrie | Episode #18

On this episode, we round off last week's episode with the list of elites prospects ranked 11-40 in the 2020 NHL Draft. This is part two of our series with Rachel. If you haven't, make sure to listen to last week's episode for picks 1-10.

June 26, 2020

2020 NHL Draft rankings: 1-10 with Rachel Doerrie | Episode #17

On this episode, we ask Rachel Doerrie of Elite Prospects how she fell in love with hockey and her career path. We also discuss the top 10 draft rankings for the upcoming 2020 season. This is part one of a two part series with Rachel. We will be finishing off the top 40 list in next week's episode so make sure to tune back in.

June 19, 2020

Who Are The Best First Overall Picks Since 2000? | Episode #16

On this episode, we let Tie pick rank his list of best first overall draft picks since the year 2000. This includes hot takes about Patrick Kane, Marc-Andre Fleury, and many more! I bet we all know who the last two players are though. You can find the link to the audience survey here. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @talkinghockey if you want any of your future questions featured on the podcast.

June 12, 2020

What Would An Eichel Trade Look Like? Is Ovi a Top 5 Player All Time? | Episode #15

On this episode, we take some questions from our IG followers. These include questions about Eichel and the Sabres, Ovechkin and his all time greatness, as well as conversations about Datsyuk and John Tortorella's statements about kneeling during the anthem. Make sure to follow us on Instagram in the future @talkinghockey if you want any of your future questions featured on the podcast.

June 05, 2020

Can You Really Just Stick To Sports? | Episode #14

With things bigger than sports going on in the world right now, is there an expectation for athletes to speak up? If so, what is their message? With players like Tavares, Toews, Crosby, McDavid, Kane and most of the teams making statements against racism and the murder of George Floyd, we discuss what we want out of our athletes and why their voices matter. This is a touchy topic for some, of which we are aware, but we felt it was a disservice to ourselves and our audience if we didn't talk about it.

May 29, 2020

The 2020 NHL Playoff Format and Picking Our First Round Winners | Episode #013

With the new NHL Playoff format for the first round officially voted upon, Martin, Eric, Luke and Tie break down what this will look like for the league and who benefits the most. We also pick our first round winners as well the our bye seeds. Who do you think will benefit the most? Do you think there is an aestriks next to this year's Stanley Cup winner? Will those on the edge care more about winning than teams like Tampa and Pittsburgh because of it? Let us know your thoughts on Instagram and Twitter!

May 22, 2020

Picking Our 2020 Team North America | Episode #012

On this episode, Eric, Martin, Tie and Luke pick their 2020 Team North America. Obviously, this tournament isn't happening, but we can have hope! Who's team did you think was the best? Who would you have picked instead? Let us know on our IG page @talkinghockey

May 15, 2020

Talking Hockey With Hailey Salvian | Episode #011

On this episode, we discuss everything Ottawa Senators with Athletic writer Hailey Salvian. This includes how Hailey got into writing in the first place, Senators prospects, Senators management and more. Hope you enjoy the show.

May 03, 2020

Doing The 2015 NHL Re-Draft | Talking Hockey #010

On this episode, Eric, Martin, Tie and Luke tackle the 2015 NHL Draft and what it would look today if we were in charge! For more content, follow us on IG @talkinghockey and on Twitter at @_TalkingHockey_

April 23, 2020

Is The NHL Combine Useless and How Good Would McDavid Be If He Still Played Junior? | Talking Hockey #009

On this episode, we talk about the Arizona Coyotes and the combine tampering and ask questions like how good would McDavid be if he was still in the juniors? For more content, follow us on IG @talkinghockey and on Twitter at @_TalkingHockey_

April 17, 2020

Becoming An NHL Writer and Analyzing the Canucks with Harman Dayal | Talking Hockey #008

For this episode we have a very special guest, Harman Dayal. Harman is a staff writer for The Athletic covering the Vancouver Canucks who combines NHL video and data analysis. Harman tracks microstats and is the host of the Game Theory podcast. On this episode, we cover topics like how young fans and writers can get started in the industry and work their way up with tangible tactics. We also talk deeply about the Vancouver Canucks' prospect pool, talent, and management. You can connect with Harman on Twitter @harmandayal2 and read his work on The Athletic here. For more content, follow us on IG @talkinghockey and on Twitter at @_TalkingHockey_