Episode 15: The NHL All-Star Break

January 26, 2015

It's All-Star break weekend and with Mike exploring caves in Texas, Patrick talks to you about the All-Star skills competition, Derek Boogaard, and the proper way to deface an NHL jersey before throwing it onto the ice. Patrick points out skaters you should keep an eye on because their shooting percentages are unsustainable and updates you on all the latest injury information around the NHL.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Johansen, Jakub Voracek, Johnny Gaudreau, Jordan Eberle, Dustin Tokarski, Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid, Carter Hutton, Marek Mazanec, Jake Allen, Jussi Jokinen, Nick Bjugstad, Jimmy Hayes, Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture, Matt Nieto, Trevor Daley, Erik Johnson, Matt Beleskey, Corey Perry, Alex Killorn, Mikkel Boedker, Justin Braun, Tommy Wingels, Kevin Bieksa, Kris Letang, Erik Cole, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Tyler Johnson, Karri Ramo, Joni Ortio, Jacob Trouba, Robyn Regehr, Mikhail Grabovski, Lubomir Visnovsky, Daniel Carcillo, Mathieu Perreault, Zac Rinaldo, Martin Brodeur, Alex Pietrangelo, Kevin Shattenkirk, Kari Lehtonen

Opening song credit: 

Live on WFMU on Evan "Funk" Davies show - Nov 20, 2013 (Valley Lodge) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

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Episode 14: Goalie Usage in 2014-2015

January 19, 2015
As we head into the All-Star break, Mike and Patrick get you up to date on how goalies have been deployed by their coaches in the first half of the season. They break down which teams have the most/least back-to-back sets in the 2nd half and explain what impact that will have on each team. All the while, the guys tell you of adventures involving green jays and feral hogs. Mike points out goalies you should keep an eye on because their save percentages are unsustainable, while Patrick updates you on all the latest injury information around the NHL. Find out what pain is in store for the Buffalo Sabres, the impact Barry Trotz has had in Washington, and how improving the Toronto Maple Leafs could lead to bad news for Bernier owners.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Cory Schneider, Braden Holtby, Pekka Rinne, Kari Lehtonen, Marc-Andre Fleury, Roberto Luongo, Frederik Andersen, Jonathan Quick, Carey Price, Henrik Lundqvist, Tuukka Rask, Ryan Miller, Antti Niemi, Jaroslav Halak, Ben Bishop, Thomas Greiss, Niklas Svedberg, Antti Raanta, Robin Lehner, Eddie Lack, Semyon Varlamov, Corey Crawford, Cam Talbot, Dustin Tokarski, Jhonas Enroth, Jonas Hiller, Carter Hutton, Michal Neuvirth, Martin Jones, Chad Johnson, Ray Emery, Jimmy Howard, Petr Mrazek, Tom McCollum, Carter Hutton, Marek Mazanec, Patric Hornqvist, Blake Comeau, Braydon Coburn, Mathieu Perreault, Dan Carcillo, Victor Hedman, Tyler Johnson, Marco Scandella, Martin Hanzal, James Neal, Brad Marchand, Ryan Suter, Devan Dubnyk, Simon Gagne, Martin Brodeur, Evander Kane, Matt Read, Jonathan Bernier

Opening song credit: 
Live on WFMU on Evan "Funk" Davies show - Nov 20, 2013 (Valley Lodge) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
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Episode 13: Mid-Season Fantasy Awards

January 12, 2015

We've hit the halfway point in the NHL season and with that comes mid-season fantasy hockey awards! Mike and Patrick will give you their mid-season MVP picks for C, LW, RW, D, and G. You'll also hear who they think has been this season's biggest surprise and biggest underachiever. Will their picks agree with the robot? Mike points out skaters you should keep an eye on because their shooting percentages are unsustainable, while Patrick updates you on all the latest injury information around the NHL. Todd Bertuzzi takes another crack at hockey, Antti Raanta loves playing at home, and throwing tomatoes at your fellow fantasy hockey managers is healthy fun!

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Players mentioned in this episode: Pekka Rinne, Marc-Andre Fleury, Dustin Byfuglien, Kevin Shattenkirk, Tyler Seguin, Claude Giroux, Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin, Joe Pavelski, Nick Foligno, Jakub Voracek, Filip Forsberg, Tyler Johnson, Kari Lehtonen, Alexander Semin, Nathan MacKinnon, Marian Hossa, Ilya Bryzgalov, Reto Berra, Calvin Pickard, Cam Talbot, Dustin Tokarski, Eddie Lack, B.J. Crombeen, John Scott, Matt Read, Patrick Marleau, Trevor Daley, Erik Johnson, Matt Beleskey, Bryan Little, Nino Niederreiter, Jack Skille, Grant Clitsome, Radko Gudas, Tyler Toffoli, Tanner Pearson, Nicklas Grossmann, Darcy Kuemper, John Curry, Steve Mason, Jimmy Howard, Karri Ramo, Rob Zepp, Ray Emery, Petr Mrazek, Joni Ortio, Evander Kane, Toby Enstrom, Zach Bogosian, Brian Elliott, Joe Thornton, Mikael Backlund, Mark Letestu, Cam Atkinson, Michael Grabner, Todd Bertuzzi, Antti Raanta, Jaroslav Halak

Opening song credit: 

Live on WFMU on Evan "Funk" Davies show - Nov 20, 2013 (Valley Lodge) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

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Episode 12: Mumps in the NHL

January 5, 2015

In this week's show, Mike and Patrick discuss the origin and transmission of the mumps virus through the NHL. Who got mumps first and how was it spread from team to team? Find out in Episode 12. Mike brings you up to speed on which goalies are performing at unsustainable levels, while Patrick breaks down all of the latest injury information across the league. New Jersey and Minnesota have seen big changes on their powerplay and Mike bites down on something out of this world while enjoying a piece of cake. A special thanks goes out to Scouting the Refs for discussions related to NHL officials.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Jori Lehtera, Keith BallardChristian Folin, Francois BeaucheminJonas Brodin, Marco ScandellaClayton Stoner, Emerson Etem,Tanner Glass, Ryan SuterAdam Larsson, Travis ZajacSidney Crosby, Derick BrassardBeau Bennett, Olli MaattaLee Stempniak, Scott ClemmensenPetr Mrazek, Jimmy HowardThomas Greiss, Semyon VarlamovMarc-Andre Fleury, Steve MasonJhonas Enroth, Jonas HillerKris Versteeg, Nazem KadriJoffrey Lupul, Mikael GranlundMark Borowiecki, Evander KaneCam Atkinson, Radko GudasSteve Downie, Patrik EliasMichael Ryder, Corey PerryZack Kassian, Christian EhrhoffJordan Staal, Josh JoorisBrian Elliott, Chris NeilDavid Perron, Peter HarroldAntoine Vermette, Milan LucicBrad Marchand, Gabriel LandeskogMatt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnonRyan O'Reilly, Daniel Briere

Opening song credit: 
Live on WFMU on Evan "Funk" Davies show - Nov 20, 2013 (Valley Lodge) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
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