About NHL @TheRink
Join Dan Rosen and Shawn Roarke of @nhldotcom for in-depth analysis on the biggest news in the NHL and insightful conversations with hockey scribes, broadcasters, players, coaches, and front office personnel, providing fans with an informative, fun and unique listening experience.
Dan and Shawn are joined by Ryan Hartman of the Minnesota Wild (32:30). He talks about the crazy Wild/Blues game from Wednesday night and getting into it with Blues goalie Jordan Binnington. He discusses some of the infamous pranks that occur in the Wild dressing room, the challenge of playing without Kirill Kaprizov and the recent success that the Wild have had. Plus, he tosses out some of his NCAA tournament picks. Dan and Shawn start the episode talking about the GM Meetings and the discussions surrounding the expansion of video replay and fighting that results from clean hits. They also debate whether the Hurricanes can win the Stanley Cup without Andrei Svechnikov. They close the episode debating the viability of the NY Rangers in the playoffs, the Seattle Kraken being able to sustain performance in the playoffs and the unlikely success of the Vegas Golden Knights without their top goalie tandem.
Dan and Shawn are joined by New Jersey Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald (17:09). Fitzgerald talked about the busy Trade Deadline, the arms race in the Eastern Conference, why Timo Meier fits the Devils plans and what his expectations are as they head into the Playoffs. He also discusses the importance of Meghan Duggan and Kate Madigan to his hockey operations staff and how close we are to a woman becoming a head coach in the NHL. The guys start the episode marveling at Connor McDavid and dissecting the absurdity of the numbers he's put forth this season. They also chat about the Pittsburgh Penguins recent run of quality play and Sidney Crosby's consistent level of play. They look at Jon Cooper's decision to bench his star players and answer a mailbag question on Cooper's job security in Tampa Bay. Plus, an intense debate on this week's Trophy Tracker on NHL.com
Dan and Shawn are joined by NHL Network's Mike Rupp (26:00) to discuss all of the Trade Deadline activity, including the Rangers acquiring Patrick Kane, the Devils improving by trading for Timo Meier, the LA Kings parting ways with Jonathan Quick and the Boston Bruins bolstering almost every aspect of their lineup. He also touches on the Carolina Hurricanes, Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche. The guys start the show discussing the NY Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Barry Trotz's move into management with the Nashville Predators. After Rupp, they dive deeper into the LA Kings getting Korpisalo and the Senators acquiring Jakob Chychrun. They wonder if the Senators can push their way into the Playoffs and chat about the wide open nature of the Western Conference.
Shawn is joined by guest co-host Mike Zeisberger for this week's episode as Dan Rosen enjoys a little vacation time. Mason Appleton and Kyle Capobianco of the Winnipeg Jets stopped by the NYC offices and took a little time to sit with Shawn (16:16) to talk about their season, the reasons why Rick Bowness works for their group, the playoff races in the Western Conference, Connor Hellebuyck's importance to the team and Josh Morrissey's breakout season. Shawn and Mike start the episode talking about the Ryan O'Reilly trade and asking whether or not the deal makes the Maple Leafs a legitimate cup favorite, while dissecting all aspects of the deal (2:00). They look back at the Stadium Series in Carolina and marvel at just how good of a team the Hurricanes are this season, with Shawn claiming they are better than the Boston Bruins. With the Trade Deadline looming, the guys look at what teams are buyers and who are sellers. Where is Patrick Kane going? Would anyone have interest in John Gibson? What makes sense for the Edmonton Oilers? What's going on with the Capitals and Penguins? They tackle all these questions and more.... Follow @TheRink on Twitter.
Dan and Shawn are joined by Lars Eller (14:00). Eller talks about the upcoming Stadium Series in Carolina, the rivalry with the Hurricanes and adjusting to having to play without Alex Ovechkin. The guys also gave some insight into the Stadium Series game in Raleigh, which will be the first outdoor game for the Hurricanes. They discussed Vladimir Tarasenko's instant impact on the Rangers, moves that could be made in advance of 2023 NHL Trade Deadline on March 3, and gave some reasons why they understand but don't like why some teams in a selling mode are already sitting out players that could be moved (Arizona Coyotes with defenseman Jakob Chychrun, Columbus Blue Jackets with defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov). They disagreed on how the Toronto Maple Leafs should approach the deadline, but agreed on reasons why the Nashville Predators could be dangerous if they just simply find a way to get into the playoffs.
Dan and Shawn are joined by ESPN analyst Brian Boucher (13:10) to talk about the tight Eastern Conference playoff races, he discusses the NY Rangers, NJ Devils and NY Islanders, and wonders if both the Penguins and Capitals will miss the playoffs. He dives into why he loves Jacob Trouba's game and tries to handicap what teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning, NY Rangers and St. Louis Blues will do at the Trade Deadline. The episode starts with a look at the Western Conference and the struggles of the Vegas Golden Knights and the injuries surrounding the Colorado Avalanche (3:00). They wrap the episode by answering some mailbag questions on how the St. Louis Blues will handle the Deadline (41:00) and what sort of impact Luke Hughes can have on the Devils if he gets called up.
Dan and Shawn recorded from the NHL All Star Beach Festival and were joined by: - Florida Panthers TV play-by-play voice, Steve Goldstein (14:00) - NHL.com's Amalie Benjamin (40:10) - HHOFer Bernie Parent (56:30) - HHOFer Denis Potvin (1:07:00) - Florida Panthers Defenseman Josh Mahura (1:19:50) - Curtis Joseph (1:29:20) - HHOFer Angela James (1:44:10) They also discuss the upcoming trade deadline and the impact of Bo Horvat headed to the New York Islanders (31:27)
Dan and Shawn are joined by Edmonton Oilers TV analyst and former NHLer Louie DeBrusk (27:00). Louie gives great insight into Evander Kane's impact to this team, Connor McDavid's maturity, the Oilers improved goaltending and the role players who have helped contribute to their recent success. He also discusses his son Jake and provides some thoughts on why the Bruins are on this incredible winning pace. The guys start the show talking about potential trade targets for the NJ Devils and the impact that Rick Tocchet will have on the Vancouver Canucks. They try to include some historical context to the Bruins winning ways and debate whether or not Don Granato can challenge Jim Montgomery for the Jack Adams. They wrap the episode talking about the Vegas Golden Knights struggles, Steven Stamkos scoring 500 goals and some of the line combinations that they want to see during All Star Weekend. Follow @TheRink on Twitter.
Dan and Shawn are joined by Kevin Woodley, NHL.com's Vancouver-based correspondent, to talk about the struggling Canucks and where they can go from here, basing a lot of the conversation they had around the revealing comments made by president Jim Rutherford in his press conference on Monday (14:00). Woodley, Rosen and Roarke talked about what will happen with center Bo Horvat and if he will be traded, the future of center Elias Pettersson, if goalie Thatcher Demko is the answer in net for Vancouver, forward J.T. Miller's contract and changes that could be coming. Rosen and Roarke also spent time talking about the resurgence of the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche (3:00), and why the New Jersey Devils are proving once again that they're legit (8:00). They debated if and when the San Jose Sharks might trade defenseman Erik Karlsson, and the challenges behind that for both the Sharks and the team acquiring him (40:00). They also talked about Oilers center Connor McDavid and the numbers he might be able to put up this season (46:00).
Dan and Shawn are joined by NHL.com's Tom Gulitti (16:37). Tom discussed the Washington Capitals success this season, the returns of forwards Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson, and why Alex Ovechkin might be the Hart Trophy favorite (25:35) at the midpoint of the season Gulitti also focused on the Metropolitan Division and how it appears there will be six teams vying for five spots in the Stanley Cup Playoffs (33:00). Rosen and Roarke opened the podcast talking about the red-hot Kraken (3:00). They debated the bigger surprise of the season, Seattle or the New Jersey Devils (12:00). They also talked about the bigger disappointment, the Panthers or Colorado Avalanche and they ranked the seven Canada-based teams from closest to furthest from a Stanley Cup championship (47:00)
Dan and Shawn are joined by Carolina Hurricanes Captain Jordan Staal (16:40). Staal discusses the Canes recent run of success, Rod Brind'Amour's ability to build a winning culture and the emergence of Pyotr Kochetkov. He looks ahead to this year's Stadium Series in Carolina and also looks back at some of the mentors that helped guide him as a younger player. The guys start the episode looking back at the Winter Classic and examining the pressure that's on the Carolina Hurricanes to win a Stanley Cup this year. They wrap the episode talking about Tage Thompson's monster season and the underrated story of Pheonix Copley playing well for a sneaky good LA Kings team. Follow @TheRink on Twitter
Dan and Shawn are joined by NHL.com's Boston correspondent to discuss the Winter Classic and some of the elements that will make this year's event very special. She also looks back at last Winter Classic held at Fenway, discusses the mindset of this Bruins organization as their start to the season has been historic and provides a wonderful perspective on Linus Ullmark. The guys start the episode discussing their Super 16 and Dan wonders why the Vegas Golden Knights are rated so high and Shawn points to the Carolina Hurricanes as a team that deserves more credit at this point in the season. They wrap up the episode answering some mailbag questions and focusing on the direction of a few teams, including the Florida Panthers and St. Louis Blues. They also look at a few players that would be highly coveted at the trade deadline. Follow @TheRink on Twitter.
Dan and Shawn are joined by Brian Dumoulin (18:45) and Mike Morreale (38:16). Domoulin talks about the excitement surrounding the Penguins heading to Boston to play the Winter Classic, Mike Sullivan's coaching style, Kris Letang's importance to the team and provides a behind the scenes look at Sidney Crosby. Morreale previews the World Juniors and looks at USA and Canada's chances of winning it all. He also provides great insight into some of this year's draft eligible prospects that will be playing in the tournament. The guys discuss Cale Makar's rare act of sportsmanship (3:00) and Colorado's ability to adapt to injuries. Plus, they look at the Carolina Hurricanes and discuss some of the moves they may make in order to win the Stanley Cup (12:00). What are some of your dream NHL rule changes? The guys present some rule changes that they think would be intriguing (1:01).
Dan and Shawn are joined by NHL.com's Tom Gulitti (2:00) and Brandon Hagel of the Tampa Bay Lightning (26:18). Gulitti was in Chicago for Alex Ovechkin's 800th goal and he checked in to discuss Ovi's milestone and his pursuit of Wayne Gretzky's all-time goal record. Hagel talks about the Tampa Bay's recent run of success, playing on the same line with Kucherov and Point. He also discusses Steven Stamkos, the winning culture of the Lightning and some of his interests away from the ice. The guys also touch on the Board of Governors meeting and the Salary Cap increase for next season.
Dan and Shawn are joined by Seattle Kraken broadcaster Nick Olczyk (22:40). Nick discusses some of the keys to Seattle's good start, Shane Wright's development, the team's goaltending, Matty Beniers and the enthusiastic fanbase in Seattle. The guys start the episode talking about Mitch Marner's point streak and the recent play of Matt Murray, and they touch on the myriad of injuries that the Colorado Avalanche are dealing with and wonder if the injuries will keep Colorado from making the playoffs. They wrap the episode discussing Jordan Binnington's antics and the Devils possibly trading for Patrick Kane. Follow @TheRink on Twitter.
Dan and Shawn are joined by Dallas Stars analyst Daryl "Razor" Reaugh (17:19). Daryl talks about the success of the Stars, Jason Robertson's growth as a player and Pete DeBoer's impact on the team. They open the episode discussing Kris Letang's recent health scare and how the Pittsburgh Penguins will be impacted on the ice by the loss of Letang. The co-hosts also discussed the issues plaguing the New York Rangers, the Toronto Maple Leafs success and forward Mitchell Marner's point streak, the latest on Alex Ovechkin's chase for Wayne Gretzky's all-time goals record and favorites for NHL postseason awards at this point in the season.
Dan and Shawn are joined by Zach Hyman (19:35). Hyman talks about the Oilers trying to find more consistent play, Connor McDavid's drive to be great, his love for the Bill and the NHL and his passion for writing children's books. The guys start the episode talking about teams that are "streaking" (3:00).... including the Devils, Blues, Bruins and Sabres. They tackle a question from the mailbag.. who are the League's most underappreciated players? They debate the question and discuss a number of players that fit the category.
Dan and Shawn are joined by Lindy Ruff (19:30) to talk about the hot start to the season for the New Jersey Devils, Jesper Bratt's high level of play, the speed that's taken over the NHL and Vitek Vanecek's presence in goal. The guys start the episode talking about the Hockey Hall of Fame festivities and debate who should be in the class of 2023. They wrap up the episode talking about the likelihood of Erik Karlsson getting traded this season, teams (Jets and Kraken) that might not be able to sustain their early season success and their latest Super 16.
Dan and Shawn are joined by Vegas Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy (19:02). Bruce talks about his transition to Vegas, the excellent goaltending he's getting from Logan Thompson, Jack Eichel's start to the season and the passionate hockey market that Vegas has become. The guys also touched on a number of topics, including reasons why the St. Louis Blues have lost eight in a row (3:00), concerns they have about the New York Rangers (35:00), praise for the New York Islanders (39:00) and New Jersey Devils (45:00), memories they have of Peter McNab (52:30) and the upcoming Hockey Hall of Fame induction weekend celebration.
Dan and Shawn are joined by Mike Zeisberger to talk about all the drama surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs (14:30). Zeisberger discusses the team's early season struggles, the dynamic between the coach and the players, the potential for a coaching change and the inability of the team's best players to perform well thus far in the season. The guys start the episode discussing the Global Series between the Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets and re-hash a hilarious prank the Avalanche played on Pavel Francouz. Dan was at opening night at Mullett Arena and talks about his experience and the positives and negatives of an NHL team playing in a college hockey arena. The guys wrap up the episode (40:05) with some thoughts on the Vegas Golden Knights, Jack Eichel's renaissance, the disappointing start to the St. Louis Blues season and the early season turnaround of the New Jersey Devils.
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