Episodes

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

Aug. 14, 2020

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

Selecting Our Seattle Expansion Draft Team | Episode #23

Aug. 7, 2020

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.

Selecting Our Seattle Expansion Draft Protections| Episode #22

July 31, 2020

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

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

July 24, 2020

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.

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

July 17, 2020

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 p…

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

July 10, 2020

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 lik…

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

July 3, 2020

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 f…

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

June 26, 2020

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 wi…

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

June 19, 2020

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 a…

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

June 12, 2020

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…

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

June 5, 2020

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 ma…

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

May 29, 2020

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…

Picking Our 2020 Team North America | Episode #012

May 22, 2020

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 …

Talking Hockey With Hailey Salvian | Episode #011

May 15, 2020

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 s…

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

May 3, 2020

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_

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

April 23, 2020

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…

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

April 17, 2020

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 …

How EA Could Get Better and Is The NHL Moving to Dakota? | Talking Hockey #007

April 9, 2020

There isn't much news to cover so on this episode we discuss how we think EA could make changes to chel and whether or not we think the NHL will move the rest of their games to North Dakota amidst the current COVID-19 situat…

How Will the NHL Season Play Out and Hitting 10k Followers | Talking Hockey #006

March 26, 2020

First off, thank you so much to our followers. We are about to hit 10k on IG and it wouldn't be possible to have this community and podcast without the likes of you listeners and followers. As the Talking Hockey team, we wan…

How Will Coronavirus Affect the NHL? | Talking Hockey #005

March 12, 2020

As teams and sports around the world start to play in empty stadiums, how will the NHL deal the coronavirus? What matters more - the regular season or the playoffs? What is going on in Ottawa and Florida? And finally - are t…

Trade Deadline Madness, Winners and Losers, and Who the Heck is David Ayres? | Talking Hockey #004

Feb. 27, 2020

On this episode, we analyze the madness that was the trade deadline with it being the most active in recent years, who we think the winners and losers are, and that mess of a game that was Carolina and Toronto. And of course…

Refereeing in the NHL, Prepping for the Trade Deadline, and Analyzing Your Mock Trades | Talking Hockey #003

Feb. 13, 2020

On this episode, we discuss the state of refereeing in the NHL, the Paul Maurice signing, the Zucker trade, how we value prospects and picks and prepare for the NHL trade deadline by looking at the Trade Bait List as well as…

What Even Is The All-Star Game, Mid-Season Playoff Predictions, and #BellLetsTalk | Talking Hockey #002

Jan. 30, 2020

On this episode, we discuss what the heck even is the All-Star game at this point, NHL Olympic participation, and our midseason playoff picks. We also take some questions from our IG comments and discuss #BellLetsTalk day. F…

Midseason Awards, Coaching Changes, and The Battle of Alberta | Talking Hockey #001

Jan. 16, 2020

On this episode, we discuss our midseason awards, all the coaching changes that have happened throughout the year, and the Zach Kassian & Matthew Tkachuk beef. Follow us on IG @talkinghockey