Meanwhile, in Montreal...

Cam Charron
January 25 2014 06:28PM

The Montreal Canadiens have had an awful Fenwick Close % for the last while, and, well, it doesn't look like that's going to get any better against Washington. It takes a certain kind of awful to have as many shots as your adversary has goals midway through the second period, but, hey, at least it isn't Randypuck*.

* - Does "Randypuck" refer to Randy Carlyle or Randy Cunneyworth, these days?

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Rookies and the 20 Goal Plateau

Byron Bader
January 25 2014 09:18AM

-via halfaxdrunk

Flames' rookie Sean Monahan has been the talk of Flames Town for much of the 2013-14 season. He was selected in the 2013 draft 6th overall by the Flames and made the team immediately out of camp. He did not disappoint in his first few months in the league, putting up 15 points in roughly 20 games. His game has trailed off since then but he's still contributing on a Flames team that doesn't score very much. In fact, he's leading this Flames team in goals with his 14 on the season.

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The Log Off Podcast: "Imagine how good this team would be if you replaced Jack Johnson with Jeff Carter!"

Dimitri Filipovic
January 24 2014 03:58PM


"So, Mr.Poile, tell us about that time you got drunk and got all of those unfortunate tattoos.."

Topics covered on today's edition of the show:

  • The Patrick Marleau/Joe Thornton contract extensions and what does the future holds for the Sharks (Ales Hemsky?)
  • Whose career would you rather have: Marleau's, or Vincent Lecavalier's? Is Marleau a Hall of Famer?
  • The Michael Del Zotto/Kevin Klein trade, and the flexibility the Nashville Predators have moving forward
  • The Lumbus Blue Jackets! How legit is their current winning streak? Who can we credit for it?
  • The All-Hipster Team!

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The Log Off Podcast: "Are we going to touch on St.Louis? Did he stroke it?"

Dimitri Filipovic
January 20 2014 02:58PM

 
John Tortorella should've probably just #LoggedOff on Saturday night.

This past weekend in the NHL sure did provide us with a litany of topics to discuss on this edition of the podcast; particularly Saturday night, in which there was an officiating blunder in Detroit, a 4-goal game by an ageless wonder, and oh yeah, a line brawl in Vancouver (and some shenanigans off of the ice to boot).

Don't you worry, we touched on all of that. We also whether we'd rather buy Avalanche or Lightning stock, and introduced a few new segments that'll be recurring over the coming weeks/months (a buy/sell fantasy hockey portion, and a picks contest).

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The Log Off Podcast: "Is there blood on our hands?"

Dimitri Filipovic
January 13 2014 04:29PM


"I can't believe the internet hasn't ran with this meme by now, if I'm being honest"

Last time you heard from us, we were openly ridiculing the Winnipeg Jets for the way in which they've been handling their business, from management to coaching to player personnel. Well, one of those has seemingly been fixed, with Paul Maurice replacing Jeff Goldblum Claude Noel behind the bench. Cam assures me that there's no blood on our hands, but I'm not so sure about that.. we were pretty harsh last time out after all. Either way you're welcome, Winnipeg.

As a quick aside: how is it possible that, given the social media era we currently live in, that no one has taken the Kevin Chevel-DAY OFF meme and ran with it? I spent some time searching it up online, and nothing comes up, which is a total travesty. This stuff basically writes itself. Whenever the day comes that he finally gets axed by the club, I hope you all enjoy the Kevin Chevel-LAY OFF headline.

But enough about the Jets. We only spent a couple of minutes talking about them, before using the rest of the show to take a close look at the Eastern Conference playoff race (particularly "the murky middle" as Cam coined it, from spots 5-14). We mostly focused on the New York Islanders (a team which we like, especially if they get their hands on a legitimate NHL goaltender), the Carolina Hurricanes (a team that could be poised to make a run up the standings), and the Buffalo Sabres (who could be really enticing in a few years if they nail their upcoming draft picks).

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