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Each week we’ll bring our experts together, along with special guests, to talk about all the important issues in the hockey world.
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On this week's episode of The Hockey News American Pipeline Podcast with Sydney Wolf and Jacob Stoller filling in for Mike Stephens: - There were some big trades in the USHL over the past couple of weeks. Sydney dives into the biggest ones, including Muskegon going into selling mode, with Jake Richard, Tyler Dunbar and Owen Mehlenbacher going to new clubs. - The Youngstown Phantoms added Slovakian world juniors members Pavol Funtek and Martin Misiak, while a previous Slovakian U-20 member Libor Nemec now plays for Omaha. - The NCAA notes highlight a couple of freshmen, including Cade Mason lighting it up for Long Island defenseman and Ben Steeves of Minn.-Duluth showing tons of potential with 16 goals and 20 points in 24 games. Goalie Ryan Bischel also gets a shoutout after having his best season so far and stopping 55 of 59 shots in last weekend's sweep versus Wisconsin. - Some goalies start to emerge in college, the juniors and high school. Sydney discusses the performances of Simon Latkoczy with Omaha, Victor Ostman's 52-save shutout for Maine, high-schooler Will Ingemann with Wayzata and Jacob Fowler of Youngstown. - The Dallas Stars have four NCAA players and one USHL prospect in their system. forward Ayrton Martino of Clarkson (third-round pick in 2021) and George Fegaras of USHL Muskegon (third-round pick in 2022) are the top drafted Stars prospects in the American Pipeline, and both show promise.
On this week's episode of The Hockey News On The 'A' Podcast with Jacob Stoller and Patrick Williams: - Part 2 of the Connor Carrick interview: Carrick dove into what it's like for a player at his stage of his career, touching on topics like free agency, mentoring young players and why he picked Boston. - Alex Galchenyuk is in the AHL and he's trying to climb his way back up. Patrick spoke with Galchenyuk last week and provided some insight into the situation. - Aatu Raty is the prospect of the week. What are the Vancouver and Abbotsford Canucks getting in the main return piece of the Bo Horvat trade? - The St. Louis Blues are the team of the week. Things are about to get interesting with the Blues, who look primed to become sellers at the trade deadline.
On this week's episode of The Hockey News On The 'E' Podcast with Jacob Stoller and Justin A. Cohn: - The Reading Royals are the team of the week. The ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms are second in the North Division with a 25-12-2 record. There are two players with NHL contracts on the team in Evan Barratt and Mason Millman. - Hunter Jones is the prospect of the week. The 6-foot-5 goaltender plays for the Iowa Heartlanders, the ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild. - How do future considerations trades actually work in the ECHL? (And no, it's not trading a player for a pizza party.) - Justin touches on the Hockey Is for Everyone efforts in the ECHL for the past couple of years, from Fort Wayne's Martin Luther King Jr. jerseys to Kalamazoo's rainbow ice and the effects of these initiatives. - And more, including the Orlando Solar Bears, who like their hockey rough.
On this week's episode of The Hockey News On The 'Q' Podcast with Will MacLaren and Jamie Tozer: - The Halifax Mooseheads keep on rolling, now at 21 straight games with a point or more. The Quebec Remparts are also red-hot. - The CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game happened last Wednesday, and there were no other games in the CHL last Tuesday or Wednesday as a result. Should the same be done for the semifinal and medal games at the world juniors? - The Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL signed Zachary Morin, a highly-rated prospect for the 2023 QMJHL draft. Could this become a trend where more players take the USHL to NCAA route? - The Philadelphia Flyers are the team profiled this week. Alexis Gendron is the only player still in the QMJHL, but there are seven players from the league now in the pro ranks, including Sean Couturier. - Luke Coughlin of the Rimouski Oceanic is the 2023 NHL draft prospect of the week. - And more, including another coveted question pulled from the mailbag.
It’s episode 14 of The Hockey News On The ’O’ Podcast. Hosts Brock Otten and Tony Ferrari discuss the OHL weekly, bringing you the best coverage from two of the baldest and brightest in the game. This week, Tony and Brock kick things off by giving their three stars from the CHL Top Prospects Game before looking at the news from around the OHL, including Hamilton finding a temporary home in Brantford. The guys also build a "Frankenstein Defenseman," using five traits from blueliners around the OHL, review the San Jose Sharks prospect pool and profile Quentin Musty in the 2023 NHL draft spotlight.
This week on The Hockey News Podcast with Ryan Kennedy and Mike Stephens: - There's lots to talk about after the Vancouver Canucks traded captain Bo Horvat to the New York Islanders for Aatu Raty, Anthony Beauvillier and a conditional first-round pick. They give their initial reactions and dig deeper into the context. - Only three teams in the Eastern Conference are on a three-game winning streak or more, and the Ottawa Senators are one of those teams. After beating rivals Toronto and Montreal, they're trying to overtake some teams to get back in the playoff conversation. Is it too late? - Matty Beniers is out of the NHL All-Star Game with an injury, and Vegas' Chandler Stephenson will replace him. The only Kraken competing in Sunrise, Fla., this weekend is their mascot, Buoy. Is it fair to be the only team without a player representative? - Ryan and Mike also shout out the PHF for their all-star festivities and more.
The NHL has three games scheduled for Tuesday ahead of the all-star break. The Hockey News Action Show previews the matchups from a betting perspective with noteworthy statistics. Here's where to find each game and more in the episode: - Los Angeles at Carolina: 00:43-07:27 - Ottawa at Montreal: 07:27-10:19 - Columbus at Washington: 10:19-15:30 - Futures Bets: 15:30-24:43
It's another Saturday episode of The Hockey News Action Show with Mike Stephens and Rachel Doerrie, looking at the most intriguing matchups of the day in the NHL from a betting lens. The day's action starts at 3 p.m. ET when the St. Louis Blues host the Colorado Avalanche. - Boston at Florida: 00:34-06:57 - Colorado at St. Louis: 06:57-12:33 - Philadelphia at Winnipeg: 12:33-16:58 - Montreal at Ottawa: 16:58-22:10 - Chicago at Edmonton: 22:10-25:26 - Pittsburgh at San Jose: 25:26-30:33 - Buffalo at Minnesota: 30:33-END
On this episode of The Hockey News On The 'Dub' Podcast with Carol Schram and Lizz Child: - Scott Ratzlaff, Reily Heidt and Kalan Lind were among the standouts from the WHL at this week's Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. - Two goalies and a high-scoring forward factor into the Three Stars Of The Week. - The Ottawa Senators are the NHL Team of the Week. Top prospects from the WHL include Zack Ostapchuk and Carson Latimer, while 2020 first-rounder Ridly Greig picked up an assist in his NHL debut with the Senators on Jan. 25. - In our Connor Bedard Watch, the NHL's top prospect surprises everyone by going pointless in the Top Prospects Game in his hometown, reunited with a large group of B.C. players that he grew up playing with and against. Here's where you can find the full episode on your desired platform.
In this week's episode of The Hockey News On The 'E' Podcast with Justin A. Cohn and Jacob Stoller: - Joe Ernst joins the show. He's the senior VP of hockey operations in the ECHL and has been in the league in some capacity for 32 years. He talks about the state of the league, trying out the two-referee system, how he hands out supplemental discipline and more. - Carson Focht of the Kalamazoo Wings is the prospect of the week. He is the only Vancouver-contracted player in the ECHL at the moment. But Kalamazoo is an affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Cleveland Monsters, so why's Focht there? - The Utah Grizzlies are the team of the week. They are the affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Eagles, and they have the reigning goaltender of the week in Trent Miner, who's only 21 years old and has time to develop as in the Avalanche's system.
On this episode of The Hockey News On The 'A' Podcast with Jacob Stoller and Patrick Williams: - It's Part 1 of a conversation with Connor Carrick of the AHL's Providence Bruins. Carrick brings remarkable insight into how the media can improve the engagement and analysis of hockey. Does the NHL need its own version of The Last Dance on the NBA's Michael Jordan? - Connor McMichael of the Hershey Bears is the prospect of the week. The 2019 first-round pick of the Washington Capitals was assigned to the Bears in November after spending last season in the NHL. - The Columbus Blue Jackets are the team of the week, with a look at the AHL's Cleveland Monsters. Most of the prospects are called up to The Show due to injuries, so David Jiricek and Trey Fix-Wolansky are two players to watch for this squad.
It’s episode 13 of The Hockey News On The ’O’ Podcast. Hosts Brock Otten and Tony Ferrari discuss the Ontario Hockey League weekly, bringing you the best coverage of the OHL from two of the baldest and brightest in the game. This week, Tony and Brock preview the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game from an OHL lens and discuss who they are looking at to make a big impact. They also dig into the Los Angeles Kings prospects in the OHL and have some fun doing OHL over/under's for everything from Shane Wright points to Niagara IceDogs wins.
This week on The Hockey News Podcast with Ryan Kennedy and Mike Stephens: - Where do the Vancouver Canucks move forward after the mishandling and firing of Bruce Boudreau? Is Connor Bedard in their sights? - Barry Trotz is technically still under contract for the New York Islanders. With the non-rebuilding team not getting much closer to a playoff spot, is it even remotely likely the team could get him back on board as the coach? - What are the top playoff races and the main bottom dwellers right now? - They preview the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, which is scheduled for Wednesday in British Columbia. - And more.
On this edition of The Hockey News on the 'Q' Podcast, Will MacLaren and Jamie Tozer are joined by Eastlink TV personality Logan Delaney. - The Halifax Mooseheads, Quebec Remparts and Sherbrooke Phoenix are all riding point streaks. What could set one of these teams apart on the road to a championship? - It's been a noteworthy week for QMJHL alumni. Three players – William Dufour, Jakob Pelletier and Samuel Bolduc – have all skated in their first NHL contests over the past seven days. The guys discuss what they've seen – and, in at least one case, what they've heard – since these debuts. - A pair of QMJHL coaches are in the spotlight. While Quebec's Patrick Roy earned his 500th win, Saint John's Travis Crickard issued a suspension... to himself. - The guys dive into the mailbag to answer your questions. - The New York Rangers have one drafted player skating in the QMJHL, Moncton's Max Barbashev. But the NHL club is a veritable who's who of league talent, both on the ice and behind the bench. - Chicoutimi's Andrei Loshko has been on fire as of late, earning him recognition as the latest 2023 NHL draft prospect of the week.
In the 11th episode of the NHChel Podcast, Rahil and Safir discuss the All-Star Open qualifiers, Tampa Bay qualifiers and Stadium Series Open qualifiers, all part of the broader NHL 23 World Championship tournament. Insights are given about the qualifiers and their own experiences. They then talk about the 6s leagues on League Gaming, their experiences, and some pros and cons.
On this episode of The Hockey News American Pipeline Podcast with Sydney Wolf and Mike Stephens: - Who are the most notable NCAA and USHL players on the NHL Central Scouting mid-term rankings? - Zachary Morin was a potential top pick in the upcoming QMJHL draft, but he tendered with USHL Youngstown, which means he's more likely going down the NCAA route. How significant is this, and what can Morin bring to the league? - Tristan Broz may finally be fitting his footing in the NCAA. A second-round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins, he had four goals in one game and a six-point weekend last week. - Who are the favorites for the Hobey Baker Award for top player and Mike Richter Award for top goalie in the NCAA? - The transfer portal is starting back up, and quite a few Ivy League players have already put their names in the mix. - Who are the Colorado Avalanche's prospects in the American Pipeline? Sydney and Mike go through the names, including Sean Behrens, Matthew Stienburg, and Cale's brother, Taylor Makar. - And more, including new arenas and Kaidan Mbereko losing some teeth.
It's the first Saturday episode of The Hockey News Action Show with Mike Stephens and Rachel Doerrie, looking at the day's games in the NHL from a betting lens. Today's episode looks at some of the most intriguing matchups for betting purposes and looks at some point props and shot props for specific players. - Toronto at Montreal: 00:00-04:13 - Winnipeg at Ottawa: 04:13-05:16 - Colorado at Seattle: 05:16-07:01 - Buffalo at Anaheim: 07:01-08:26 - Shot props: 08:26-11:46 - Philadelphia Flyers' right wingers: 11:46-13:03 - Joel Eriksson Ek: 13:03-13:57 - Erik Karlsson: 13:57-15:08 - Unders: 15:08-17:21 - Point props: 17:21-25:04
This week on The Hockey News On The 'A' with Jacob Stoller and Patrick Williams: - San Jose Sharks defenseman Nick Cicek joined the show to discuss his rapid rise up the pro hockey ladder. The 22-year-old from Winnipeg started last season on an AHL two-way deal, which he parlayed into an entry-level contract with the Sharks this past summer. - Patrick spoke with Minnesota's 2021 first-round pick, goaltender Jesper Wallstedt. After recording a .894 save percentage in his first 10 AHL games with the Iowa Wild, he has since posted a .927 SP over his last nine appearances. - Thomas Harley of the Texas Stars is the prospect of the week. The 2019 first-round pick has scored 20 points in 36 games while being deployed heavily at even strength and molding his utility on the penalty kill. - The Winnipeg Jets and the AHL's Manitoba Moose are the teams of the week. Jacob went through five Jets prospects with promising potential.
On this episode of The Hockey News On The 'Dub' Podcast with Carol Schram and Lizz Child: - Connor Bedard tops the mid-term rankings from NHL Central Scouting. The WHL figures prominently at the top of the North American lists. Lizz tells us who she thinks is too high and who's too low. - Two of this week's three stars hail from the Everett Silvertips and one from the Victoria Royals, with both teams in tight races for playoff positioning. - The Montreal Canadiens are the NHL team of the week. Their fifth-round pick from 2022, Jared Davidson, is having an excellent season back with the Seattle Thunderbirds. WHL alumni in the Canadiens organization include Gianni Fairbrother, Kaiden Guhle, Kirby Dach, Joel Edmundson and Brendan Gallagher. - Our goalies of the week were traded for each other, not long before the deadline. Braden Holt is excelling in Victoria, while Tyler Palmer has been a workhorse in Everett. - In our Connor Bedard Watch, eight points and two game-winners for the WHL's top scorer this week, as Bedard hits 600 shots in his Dub career to date. Lizz sets a points target she wants Bedard to meet this week before he heads to the Top Prospects game, and Carol ponders his place in the history of B.C.'s top hockey players.
On this week's episode of The Hockey News On The 'E' Podcast with Jacob Stoller and Justin A. Cohn: - Goaltender Michael DiPietro of the ECHL's Maine Mariners is the prospect of the week. Since being acquired by the Boston Bruins organization and subsequently re-assigned to the Mariners, DiPietro has a .906 SP in eight ECHL games. - The ECHL All-Star Classic took place last Monday in Norfolk, Va. Justin spoke about the format: a four-team, 3-on-3 tournament similar to the NHL. However, there was one Eastern Conference team, one Western Conference team and squads representing the last-place Norfolk Admirals. - One of the interesting parts about the ECHL is seeing teams play three games in three days. But how could the matchups be improved, with some teams geographically close to each other not playing as much? - The Jacksonville Icemen are the team of the week. The ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers has some draft picks playing for them, and Jacob and Justin discuss the team's top scorer, Ara Nazarian. - And more.
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Kevin Gilmurray

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