In this episode, we talk all things playoffs, draft lottery, and our hope to be at the NHL draft in Dallas this June! It’s just Taylor and Dylan this episode, but we somehow make it through 30 mins without getting too side-tracked. Ok, we may go into one short rant about Ciarelli…it’s so difficult not too! In addition, we talk about our playoff predictions, Marchand’s bizarre licking of people, and a brief preview of who the Red Wings and Stars might draft.
It’s eulogy nation on this week’s Skate in the Crease.
This week we discuss the lost hopes and dreams of many a fan as we eulogize the hockey teams eliminated from the playoff race. We say goodbye to the hapless Buffalo Sabres. We say goodbye to the aging Sedin Twins and the Vancouver Canucks. We say goodbye to the tragic fall of the Ottawa Senators and the cost-cutting Eugene Melnyk. We say goodbye to the once assumed playoff team of the Detroit Red Wings and cry. We say goodbye to the previously Subban and pre-injured Price led Montreal Canadiens. We say goodbye, quite happily, to the bandwagon that is the Chicago Blackhawks. We say goodbye to the Chiarelli insanity show that is the Edmonton Oilers. Despite all of the farewells, we offer up some hope for each of these teams.
We end the episode by going over the playoff race and giving our hot takes on the future success of Colorado and the fate of the Calgary Flames.
The Seattle Expansion had an unbelievable ticket drive but fans will have high expectations after Vegas’ insane success. We’re not sure a second expansion can match the Vegas hype.
Our Playoff Hopes and Trade Outcome Analysis
We start this episode off by taking stock of the current playoff hopes of the teams around the NHL.
We look at the very early outcomes of the players moved at the trade deadline with some players thriving with their new hockey teams and others struggling to live up to the hopes of their new teams had when acquiring them.
What’s the NHL’s deal with International Hockey?
We’re still celebrating the USA Women’s Hockey Olympic Gold Medal Victory in a shootout thriller over Canada.
We go over the Olympic Athletes from Russia Men’s unsurprising gold medal amid the controversy of the NHL’s refusal to go to the Olympics and discuss the future of the NHL in the Olympics.
In Memoriam: Arizona Coyotes (10/5/17 – 3/6/18)
Then in our deep dive, we start off our eulogy series with the Arizona Coyotes, a team with big changes and a lot of hope coming into the hockey season only to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.
We end the show as always with Loose Ends and Hot Takes, where we have interesting conversations about soup throwing, yes you read that right, as well as takes on the Winnipeg Jets and the Vegas Golden Knights.