Episode 23: 50 Goal-scorers and a Girl Named Cheechoo

March 29, 2015

There were five 50-goal scorers in the NHL in the 2005-2006 season. This year, there will only be one. We discuss the impact of officiating on goal production in the early part of this week's episode. We'll walk you through this week's hockey schedule and get you up to speed on all of the latest injury news. Later, you'll find out why the Pittsburgh Penguins are playing with only five defensemen, why Kyle Chipchura could be a great late-season addition, and how we changed our niece's name to Cheechoo. Listen in to this week's episode!

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Players mentioned in this episode: Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos, Evgeni Malkin, Corey Perry, Sidney Crosby, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jarome Iginla, Vincent Lecavalier, Dany Heatley, Jaromir Jagr, Jonathan Cheechoo, Ryan Getzlaf, Scott Darling, Andrew Hammond, Craig Anderson, Thomas Greiss, Marc-Andre Fleury, Alex Stalock, Antti Niemi, Jake Allen, Andrei Vasilevskiy, James Reimer, Devan Dubnyk, Victor Hedman, Brandon Prust, Ben Bishop, Wayne Simmonds, Robert Bortuzzo, Zach Sill, Zac Rinaldo, Luke Schenn, Rob Scuderi, Jakub Voracek, Steve Downie, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Trevor Daley, Erik Johnson, Mike Fisher, Michael Stone, Ryan Suter, Erik Cole, Andrew Ference, Andrew MacDonald, Christian Ehrhoff, Kris Letang, Shane Doan, Nick Bjugstad, Matt Beleskey, Paul Byron, Henrik Lundqvist, Mackenzie Skapski, Cam Talbot, Dustin Byfuglien, Patrick Kaleta, David Krejci, Kevin Shattenkirk, Valeri Nichushkin, Jared Boll, Patrick Maroon, Rem Murray, Maxime Talbot, Keith Yandle, Marek Zidlicky, David Legwand, Kyle Chipchura, Martin Hanzal, Antoine Vermette, Claude Giroux, Patrice Bergeron, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, Brent Burns

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

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Episode 22: How a Broken Stick Cost You the Fantasy Championship

March 22, 2015

The first week of the fantasy hockey playoffs are over and there is already major controversy! Justin Abdelkader scored an overtime goal with a stick that was as broken as some of your fantasy championship dreams. Mike and Patrick discuss the goal that changed the fate of many fantasy hockey managers. We also let you in on a secret about the rate at which assists are awarded on powerplay goals! We'll walk you through this week's hockey schedule and get you up to speed on all of the latest injury news. Want to know how new overtime rules might impact your goalie's save percentage next season? Listen in to this week's episode!

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Players mentioned in this episode: Justin Abdelkader, Jake Allen, Jimmy Howard, Niklas Kronwall, Alexander Edler, Steve Mason, Ray Emery, Frederik Andersen, John Gibson, Jhonas Enroth, Devan Dubnyk, Darcy Kuemper, Niklas Backstrom, Keith Kinkaid, Cory Schneider, Carter Hutton, Craig Anderson, Thomas Greiss, Alex Stalock, Antti Niemi, Michael Hutchinson, Ondrej Pavelec, Semyon Varlamov, Kari Lehtonen, Corey Crawford, Brandon Prust, Ben Bishop, Milan Lucic, Ryan Miller, Steven Stamkos, Brad Marchand, Mark Borowiecki, Mike Brown, John Scott, Mark Stuart, Jared Cowen, Jussi Jokinen, Shawn Thornton, Andrew Hammond, Scott Darling, Marc-Andre Fleury, Jonas Hiller, Rasmus Rissanen, Martin St. Louis, Craig Anderson, Ryan Miller, Pavel Datsyuk, Evgeni Malkin, Dougie Hamilton, Taylor Hall, Michael Del Zotto, Sami Vatanen, Alec Martinez, Boone Jenner, Jeremy Morin, Ondrej Palat, Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot, Mackenzie Skapski, Clarke MacArthur, Robin Lehner, Dustin Byfuglien, James Neal, Erik Johnson, Nazem Kadri, Matt Fraser, Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Cheechoo, Cody Franson

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

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Episode 21: Pucks That Strike the Goalposts

March 16, 2015

Clang! If you think your team has been hitting the goalpost more often than normal, then you'll want to listen to this week's podcast. Mike and Patrick go into great detail about how often teams and individual players are hitting the goalpost this season. Do these struck goalposts influence the NHL standings? What about your fantasy team? Find out in this week's podcast. The crew also walks you through the details of this week's schedule, the ins-and-outs of the Calgary Flames, and updates you on Mike's attempts to set his house on fire using a Nutella jar.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Mark Stone, Jakub Voracek, Alex Ovechkin, Mike Cammalleri, Jordan Eberle, Reilly Smith, Bryan Little, Rick Nash, Sean Monahan, Logan Couture, Johan Franzen, Adam Henrique, Jaden Schwartz, Mark Streit, Brad Marchand, Patrick Kane, Gustav Nyquist, David Perron, Evgeni Malkin, Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg, Curtis McElhinney, Petr Mrazek, Dustin Tokarski, Carey Price, Keith Kinkaid, Cory Schneider, Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot, Mackenzie Skapski, Ryan Miller, Jacob Markstrom, Joacim Eriksson, Braden Holtby, Justin Peters, Philipp Grubauer, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov, Derek Roy, Roberto Luongo, Brandon Prust, Trevor Daley, Erik Johnson, Matt Beleskey, Nino Niederreiter, Brian Boyle, Keith Yandle, Jason Garrison, Dion Phaneuf, Drew Doughty, Mike Green, Jussi Jokinen, Matt Read, Michael Stone, Ryan Suter, Roman Polak, Jack Hillen, Nick Leddy, Kevin Klein, RJ Umberger, James Neal, Evgeni Malkin, Braydon Coburn, Ondrej Palat, Cedric Paquette, Patric Hornqvist, Martin St. Louis, Ryan Murray, Christian Ehrhoff, Zbynek Michalek, Valeri Nichushkin, Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, Joakim Nordstrom, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Mark Giordano, Dennis Wideman, Kris Russell, Deryk Engelland, TJ Brodie, Raphael Diaz

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

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Episode 20: Fantasy Hockey Draft Guides

March 9, 2015

With less than five weeks left in the hockey season, it may be time to start looking ahead to how you'll prepare for next season's fantasy hockey draft. With that in mind, Mike and Patrick give you the ins and outs of the types of draft guides you'll find on the market this year and then shamelessly work to convince you that the Left Wing Lock draft guide is the one that belongs front and center. The crew also gets you up to speed on all of the trade deadline action, walks you through the details of this week's schedule, and discusses a mysterious injury to Semyon Varlamov - all while fighting through upper-body injuries of their own.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos, Curtis McElhinney, Jonas Hiller, Karri Ramo, Kari Lehtonen, Jhonas Enroth, Jonas Gustavsson, Petr Mrazek, Michal Neuvirth, Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot, Mackenzie Skapski, Corey Crawford, Cody McLeod, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Steve Downie, Robert Bortuzzo, Semyon Varlamov, Thomas Greiss, Cam Ward, Marc-Andre Fleury, Martin Jones, Andrew Hammond, Rene Bourque, William Karlsson, James Wisniewski, Zbynek Michalek, Maxim Letunov, Jordan Caron, Maxime Talbot, Chris Stewart, Chad Johnson, Ryan Miller, Jaroslav Halak, Matt Hackett, Andrey Makarov, Jeff Petry, Marek Zidlicky, Braydon Coburn, Radko Gudas, Joakim Lindstrom, Olli Jokinen, David Clarkson, Nathan Horton, Brett Connolly, Ben Smith, Trevor Daley, Matt Martin, Stephane Robidas, Eric Nystrom, Dustin Byfuglien, Nathan MacKinnon, Al Montoya, Roberto Luongo, Derek MacKenzie, Sam Brittain, Tim Jackman, Ben Lovejoy, Devante Smith-Pelly, Corey Perry, Mark Giordano, Reto Berra, Calvin Pickard, Tyler Seguin, Craig Anderson, Jared Spurgeon, Henrik Zetterberg, Brandon Dubinsky

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

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Episode 19: Engineering Your Fantasy Hockey Trade Deadline

March 2, 2015

With the Fantasy Hockey trade deadline looming, the Left Wing Lock team walks you through every possible scheduling angle to give your fantasy team an extra edge. Wondering which teams play the most games during the playoff weeks? Wondering which teams face the weakest opponents during playoff weeks? How many starts will your goalies lose to back-to-back sets in the playoffs? Find out in Episode 19. Patrick will then walk you through next week's schedule in great detail and you'll hear about all of the important trades that went down in the NHL in recent days. Don't miss out on important injury updates in this episode as well as interesting nuggets about Tuukka Rask, the Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers.

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Players mentioned in this episode: John Tavares, Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Shea Weber, James Neal, Wayne Simmonds, Devan Dubnyk, Sergei Bobrovsky, Chris Kunitz, Blake Comeau, Patrick Marleau, John Gibson, Frederik Andersen, Ilya Bryzgalov, Jason LaBarbera, Darcy Kuemper, Niklas Backstrom, Carter Hutton, Antti Raanta, Scott Darling, Corey Crawford, Patrick Kane, Craig Anderson, Andrew Hammond, Mike Smith, Cam Talbot, Cody McLeod, Mikael Granlund, Charlie Coyle, Gabriel Landeskog, Nino Niederreiter, Matt Beleskey, Mike Cammalleri, Trevor Daley, Erik Johnson, P.K. Subban, TJ Brodie, Dennis Wideman, Drew Doughty, Jussi Jokinen, Michael Stone, Keith Yandle, Matt Read, Ryan Suter, Mike Weber, Josh Gorges, Johnny Oduya, Henrik Zetterberg, Jamie Benn, David Krejci, Ryan Miller, Eddie Lack, Jacob Markstrom, Mark Giordano, Matt Calvert, Brandon Dubinsky, Jared Spurgeon, Dion Phaneuf, Christian Ehrhoff, Tye McGinn, Jared Cowen, Erik Cole, Kari Lehtonen, Jhonas Enroth, Johan Franzen, James Sheppard, Lee Stempniak, Carl Klingberg, Curtis Glencross, Keith Yandle, Chris Summers, Anthony Duclair, John Moore, Antoine Vermette, Klas Dahlbeck, Kimmo Timonen, Devante Smith-Pelly, Jiri Sekac, Sean Bergenheim, Tomas Fleischmann, Dany Heatley, Mathieu Perreault, Jiri Tlusty, Andrej Sekera, Willie Mitchell, Tim Gleason, Jack Hillen, Daniel Winnik, Brandon Sutter, Steve Downie, Zach Sill, Spencer Abbott, TJ Brennan, Jaromir Jagr, Adam Cracknell, Nathan Horton, David Clarkson, Chris Pronger, Tuukka Rask, Ryan Reaves, Steve Ott, Chris Tierney, Mike Brown, John Scott, Martin St. Louis, Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash

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

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