ESPN On Ice with Wyshynski and Kaplan
Peter DeBoer, NHL Players Poll: 3/31/20
We begin with Tuukka Rask's... Flatulence? Plus, Vegas HC Peter DeBoer talks life since joining the Golden Knights (21:08). We also focus on the NHLPA Players Poll (38:10).
NCAA Sadness, NHL's Next Steps: 3/24/20
Emily reports that the NHL will start issuing pay cuts (4:21). Cornell Hockey Coaches Doug Derraugh (14:00) and Mike Schafer (30:10) talk about their canceled seasons.
Coronavirus Canceled My Season : 3/17/20
Special & unique episode, as we talk to ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin (17:51) and SPHL Commissioner Doug Price (38:00), about their canceled seasons.
Patrick Burke, Viral Panic: 3/10/20
Greg & Emily talk about recent steps made by the NHL and teams to limit exposure to the Coronavirus (6:00). Plus, Senior Director of Player Safety Patrick Burke (13:30).
Coronavirus vs NHL, with Craig Custance: 3/3/20
Craig Custance of the Athletic catches up with Emily about the growing concern of the Coronavirus (21:45). Emily & Greg address everything being discussed at the GM Meetings.
NHL Trade Recap (Real Version) : 2/24/20
First, mandatory David Ayres talk. Then, along with Prospects Analyst Chris Peters, Greg & Emily recap the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline results for all 31 teams.
Trade Deadline Call-in Special: 2/19/20
This week our guest is.... You! We play back great pre-deadline questions from our loyal listeners (6:27).. Plus, which deals have surprised us so far (33:18)?
Willie O'Ree, Penguins Big Move: 2/11/20
Penguins land Jason Zucker (6:20). Hockey Icon Willie O'Ree talks diversity in Hockey, Akim Aliu, & Ovechkin's pursuit of 894 (19:14). Plus, NHL back to the Olympics (36:10)?
Will Ovechkin Outscore Hockey's Great One?: 2/10/20
The Capitals' Alex Ovechkin is close to joining an elite club in hockey, as just the eighth player in NHL history to score 700 goals. Ovi's had his stumbles, but he's on track to beat none other than Wayne Gretzky for the all-time scoring record. ESPN's Greg Wyshynski tells Mina Kimes how Ovechkin's durability, longevity, and high-scoring power have dazzled over time, and what it'll take for him to best The Great One's legendary record of 894 goals.
Ovi-Mania, Sean Couturier: 2/5/20
Gritty acquittal, & More Ovechkin history. Flyers C Sean Couturier joins us to talk about Philly's playoff push (17:35). We also talk Trade Deadline and bubble teams (25:20)
NHL All-Star Recap with Stephen Whyno: 1/28/20
Greg & Emily record from All Star Weekend in St Louis, recapping the Game with Stephen Whyno. What else can the NHL do (4:51)? We then grade the Skills Competition (19:40).
Devils Fire Shero, Scouting the Refs: 1/14/20
The Devils fire Ray Shero (2:41). Josh Smith of "Scouting The Refs" talks about covering hockey officials (13:50). We rank the 5 biggest questions about playoff races (33:17).
Bill Daly, Midseason Grades: 1/7/20
Another firing (2:30). NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly talks about All Star festivities & Olympic involvement (13:05). Plus, Greg & Emily hand out Midseason Grades (29.30).
Top Ten Stories of 2019: 12/27/19
Our annual tradition continues, as Greg & Emily look back at some of the most significant stories to take place in the hockey world, in 2019. Find out where each one ranked!
Taylor Hall Traded, Rob Paulsen: 12/19/19
We react to the Taylor Hall trade, & discuss what it means for Arizona (9:11). Legendary Voice Actor & Red Wings fan Rob Paulsen shares stories of Hockey royalty (13:10).
Amanda Kessel, Jim Montgomery Fired: 12/11/19
Greg recaps the Board of Governors meeting from Cali (2:40). Amanda Kessel talks about the USA/Canada rivalry (10:10). Plus, how will NHL fix it's culture problem (23:53)
Inside the NHL's Alleged Head Coaching Abuses: 12/5/19
After an NHL head coach got fired, an unexpected outpouring began - with players speaking out on alleged psychological and physical abuses, and also racist remarks from coaches. Given all that's been aired, what's next for the league? ESPN hockey writer Emily Kaplan joins Mina Kimes to break down the culture around the allegations, and what it all means for a sport trying to grow its fan base.
Anthony Stewart on NHL Abuse: 12/3/19
Greg & Emily react to Bill Peters' resignation in Calgary (4:05), and the players who shined a light on coaching abuse and hazing. Anthony Stewart shares his NHL experience.
Drop the Gloves? Hockey Fighting Hits Historic Lows: 11/27/19
NHL hockey is notorious for gnarly fights on the ice. But we're seeing those brawls less and less. ESPN NHL insider Greg Wyshynski joins Mina Kimes to tell you why fewer players are dropping the gloves, how the game itself is moving toward a different style of play, and what that means for the future of the sport.
Dan Girardi, Hathaway Suspended : 11/20/19
We weigh in on the struggling Maple Leafs (4:07). Former NHL Defenseman Dan Girardi talks podcasting (13:27). Greg is baffled by Garnet Hathaway's 3 game suspension (29:06).
Don Cherry Fired, Ed Belfour: 11/12/19
Greg & Emily talk to "Down Goes Brown" (3:55) & Barry Melrose 21:46), to discuss Sportsnet's firing of Hockey Legend Don Cherry. Ed Belfour talks spirits & goaltending (37:20)
Slapshot, Meet Smile: Inside the Craziest Job in Sports - The NHL Dentist: 11/7/19
Pucks to the mouth. Teeth flying to the ice. Hockey players aren't known for their perfect smiles. But have you ever wondered who exactly comes to the rescue mid-game, after a player takes a slapshot to the teeth, and gets them back on the ice? Enter the world of NHL dentists - the brave heroes who put hockey players' notorious grins back together. ESPN writer Dave Fleming takes Mina Kimes on a gory, grueling journey of mouth molds, chiclets, emergency surgery, and more tales of dental hockey horror.
Islanders Talk, NHL Prospect Watch: 11/5/19
ESPN NHL Prospects Insider Chris Peters fills in for Greg! We look at rookie play so far this year (3:04) and talk about the red-hot Islanders with MSG's Brendan Burke (15:30)
Teemu Selanne, NHL Awards Watch: 10/29/19
Happy Halloween! Roman Josi has a new contract in Nashville (3:30). Greg & Emily take a look at early season awards leaders (10:10). Plus, Hockey Legend Teemu Selanne (29:55)!
Bruce Cassidy, Hockey Gear Debate: 10/21/19
Contender concerns (10:19)? Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy talks about the 2019 playoff run (17:30). Plus, how has equipment technology effected the game's evolution (33:00)?
Mika Zibanejad, Goalie Superlatives: 10/15/19
We start by looking at struggling teams, like the Dallas Stars (10:12). Mika Zibanejad of the Rangers talks about his hot start (18:12). Plus, Goalie Superlatives (31:00).
Matt Duchene, NHL Player Rivalries: 10/8/19
Greg & Emily look at surprising starts around the NHL (3:08). Emily catches up with Matt Duchene of the Predators (17:15). Plus, who is the "Gronk" of hockey? (51:00)
Henrik Lundqvist and Taylor Hall: 10/1/19
Welcome back! We start the year off with our 2019-20 Season Preview (8:26). Taylor Hall (30:05) and Henrik Lundqvist (46:33) join the show. Plus, two Rants!
Auston Matthews and Aleksander Barkov: 7/1/19
Final episode of the season! Greg, Emily, and Chris Peters react to Free Agency 2019, and talk with Maple Leafs C Auston Matthews (31:22), and Sasha Barkov (57:45).
PK Subban Trade, NHL Draft Reaction: 6/22/19
Greg & Emily recap the 2019 NHL Draft with ESPN NHL Prospects Analyst Chris Peters (1:24). Devils President Hugh Weber on the acquisition of Defenseman P.K. Subban (10:31)
Mark Stone and Victor Hedman: 6/20/19
Emily & Greg record from the NHL Awards in Vegas. Emily catches up with Mark Stone of VGK (15:20), and Greg speaks with Victor Hedman of the Lightning (29:37).
Steve Levy and Barry Melrose: 6/13/19
ESPN Hockey voices Steve Levy and Barry Melrose join us inside TD Garden following the Blues Cup-clinching victory (19:26). Plus, our NHL Awards predictions (29:34).
Stephen Whyno and Joan Niesen: 6/4/19
Emily & Greg stay up late recapping the Blues Game 4 win at home. Steve Whyno of the AP (8:55) and Joan Niesen of Sports Illustrated (25:57) offer their thoughts on the game.
Frank Seravalli, Game 2 Recap: 5/30/19
Late on Wednesday, Greg & Emily react instantly to the Blues Game 2 victory in the Cup Final, with TSN's Frank Seravalli (6:54). Plus, when will Tom Brady show up in Boston?
Torey Krug, Stanley Cup Preview : 5/22/19
We look back at the Sharks' 2018-19 season (5:26).The Cup Final is set, and Bruins Defenseman Torey Krug talks about Boston's run up until this point (19:36).
Fins Talk Tuukka and Darren Pang: 5/15/19
Emily catches up with Finnish reporters Tommi Seppala and Sami Hoffren, on their coverage of Tuukka Rask(17:43). Greg talks with former goaltender Darren Pang (37:13).
Chris Peters and Francesca Vangel: 5/9/19
Greg & Emily preview the Conference Finals (4:30). Chris Peters explains Carolina's playoff success (14:56). Francesca Vangel on Fiance Pat Maroon's Gm 7 heroics (35:26).
Mike Rupp and Bomani Jones: 5/1/19
Emily on Game 3 in Columbus (2:27). NHL Network's Mike Rupp talks about Brad Marchand's antics (13:47). ESPN's Bomani Jones on his history with Hurricane fans (28:11).
Chris Johnston & John Davidson: 4/24/19
Emily & Greg talk about both Game 7's on Tuesday(3:05). Sportsnet's Chris Johnston recaps the 2018/19 Leafs(15:50). Columbus President John Davidson talks Jackets(34:15).
Lightning Swept, and Brett Connolly: 4/17/19
Columbus pulls off the sweep (2:25)! Capitals F Brett Connolly on the series with Carolina (28:14). Diana Nearhos of the TB Times explains the Lightning collapse (47:52).
Joel Quenneville and John Buccigross: 4/9/19
Playoff Time! Panthers Head Coach Joel Quenneville talks about getting back into coaching (14:37). John Buccigross talks "Cawlidge" Hockey, previewing the Frozen Four (35:48).
Jeff Blashill and Leah Hextall: 4/3/19
Emily finally caught up with Scott Foster. Red Wings HC Jeff Blashill talks about the future in Detroit (10:07). Leah Hextall discusses her trail-blazing career (31:20).
Sean Monahan and Steve Dangle: 3/26/19
Flames C Sean Monahan talks about playoff-bound Calgary (14:01). Greg recaps his conversation with George Parros (24:05). Steve Dangle on his book & unique career path (31:00)
Rick Tocchet and Dimitri Filipovic: 3/20/19
Coyotes HC Rick Tocchet talks about Arizona's surprising playoff push (18:21). Speaking of the postseason ESPN %2B Contributor Dimitri Filipovic gives some predictions (41:07)
Shannon Szabados and Alison Lukan: 3/12/19
Shannon Szabados of the Buffalo Beauts talks NWHL playoffs (16:06). The Athletic's Alison Lukan on the Blue Jackets, since their acquisitions at the trade deadline (36:08).
Ryan O'Reilly and Shea Theodore: 3/5/19
Blues Center Ryan O'Reilly explains the remarkable turnaround in St Louis this season (12:20). VGK Defenseman Shea Theodore talks year 2 for the Knights in Vegas (37:45).
NHL Trade Deadline Recap: 2/25/19
NHL Draft and Prospects Analyst Chris Peters joins Emily and Greg, as we recap all of the deadline deals, including Mark Stone heading to Vegas (13:02).
Tom Dundon and Martin Bachmayer: 2/19/19
Hurricane Owner Tom Dundon talks team celebrations and AAF (15:20). Jogmo CEO Martin Bachmayer explains the future of puck and player tracking in the NHL (37:25).
Jen Botterill and Barry Melrose: 2/12/19
Greg and Emily on the Ducks (3:40). Olympian and MSG Networks broadcaster Jennifer Botterill (13:30). ESPN NHL Analyst Barry Melrose previews the Trade Deadline (38:37).
Chris Johnston and Jayna Hefford: 2/5/19
Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reacts to Auston Matthews' contract extension (14:30). Hockey HOFer and Olympian Jayna Hefford talks about the future of Women's Hockey (35:49).
Kendall Coyne and Aaron Portzline: 1/29/19
Emily Kaplan catches up with Kendall Coyne, who made history at the 2019 NHL Skills Comp (12:09). The Athletic's Aaron Portzline talks about Columbus Blue Jackets (36:35)
Marty St Louis and Rick DiPietro: 1/23/19
The Oilers finally fire GM Peter Chiarelli (2:45). Marty St Louis on his new role as CBJ Special Teams Consultant (13:40). Rick DiPietro on the red hot Islanders (33:49).
Marty Biron and Marc Staal: 1/15/19
We start off talking about "Hockey Butts." Former Netminder Marty Biron talks Sabres (14:12). Ranger D Marc Staal talks career and future in New York (33:00).
Oh no, we took your calls....: 1/8/19
Greg and Emily open up the phone lines and take general hockey questions from you, our loyal listeners! Linda Cohn weighs in on the Isles. Plus, who is Tony Babcock?
Sean Shapiro and Marisa Ingemi: 1/2/19
Happy New Year! The Athletic's Sean Shapiro addresses criticism from Stars CEO Jim Lites (14:22). The Boston Herald's Marisa Ingemi helps recap the 2019 Winter Classic (35:38)
Top 10 of 2018: 12/24/18
John Tavares becomes a Leaf (21:25). The Golden Knights' maiden voyage (28:24). Listen to hear where these stories, and more, ranked in our review of 2018. Happy New Year!
Seth Jones and Colton Saucerman: 12/18/18
Columbus' Seth Jones talks about his season so far (12:53). Internet sensation Colton Saucerman brings us behind "the Beard" (33:10). Plus Linda Cohn's mailbag (54:27)%21
Matthew Tkachuk and Tracey Myers: 12/11/18
Calgary LW Matthew Tkachuk talks about his red hot Flames (13:52). Tracey Myers of NHL.com talks breaks down the turbulent year for the Blackhawks (33:31).
Seattle COO Victor de Bonis and Katie Strang: 12/4/18
From the Board of Governors Meetings in Georgia, we talk NHL Expansion (2:25), & hear from Seattle COO Victor de Bonis (14:10), as well as the Athletic's Katie Strang (32:50).
Frank Seravalli & Jeff Skinner: 11/27/18
Ron Hextall out in Philly. TSN's Frank Seravalli weighs in (18:20). Sabres LW Jeff Skinner talks about Buffalo's hot start (36:09). Plus, another Gritty siting (55:56)
Lyndsey Fry and Thanksgiving Week: 11/20/18
Happy Thanksgiving! Greg & Emily share what they are thankful for (3:10). US Olympian & Coyotes Adviser Lyndsey Fry talks about growing the game (18:30).
Bob Costas, Hall of Fame Fallout: 11/13/18
We react to Tom Wilson's suspension being reduced (4:00), & hear from a number of Hockey greats at the HOF Induction Ceremony (19:45). Plus, the legendary Bob Costas (42:40)
Luc Robitaille and Sean McIndoe: 11/7/18
Blackhawks fire HC Joel Quenneville (1:30). Kings President Luc Robitaille on the firing of HC John Stevens (19:26). Sportsnet's Sean McIndoe talks about his new book (51:25)
Darren Rovell and Stephen Whyno: 10/30/18
Has the NHL become too soft? (4:20) ESPN Business Reporter, Darren Rovell, on the NHL's partnership with MGM (14:20). Plus, Steve Whyno of the AP talks all things NHL (37:22).
Bruce Boudreau and Neil Glasberg: 10/23/18
Greg and Emily weigh in on goalie equipment issues (3:00), chat with Wild Head Coach Bruce Boudreau (11:52), and an agent for many NHL coaches, Neil Glasberg (31:40).
Rocky Wirtz and Sara Civian: 10/16/18
Did Panthers Defenseman Mike Matheson deserve a 2 game suspension for his hit on Canucks Center Elias Pettersson (4:30)? Blackhawks Owner Rocky Wirtz talks about his book, and the state of the franchise (16:18). Sara Civian of "The Athletic" helps explain the Canes start (40:40).
Ryan McDonagh and John Buccigross: 10/10/18
Greg and Emily talk with Lightning D Ryan McDonagh (14:02), and ESPN's John Buccigross (32:09). What's behind the Canes' success? (29:01) Plus, another "rant line" (57:40)
Rod Brind'Amour and Isabelle Khurshudyan: 10/2/18
Season debut: Greg and Emily preview the eastern (7:40) and Western Conf. (38:50), and speak with Carolina HC Rod Brind'Amour (30:16), and Isabelle Khurshudyan (1:02:08)
Tavares to Toronto & Chris Johnston: 7/2/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan are live from Bristol to break down the biggest player movement from free agency thus far (2:47), including an in depth look at John Tavares' switch to the Maple Leafs with Sportsnet's Chris Johnston (15:04). Plus, winners and losers (33:01) as well as the last rant line of the season from suffering Islanders fans (50:27).
Martin Brodeur & John Lu: 6/27/18
Highlighted by conversations with Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur (9:46) and John Lu of TSN to talk Tavares (28:20), Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan react to news of this year's HOF class (0:50) and share their winners and losers from the draft (19:58). Plus, all of your favorite segments of the week (50:08)!
P.K. Subban & Mathew Barzal: 6/22/18
Highlighted by interviews with Mat Barzal of the Islanders (22:48) and P.K. Subban of the Predators (43:18), Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan discuss the NHL Awards in Las Vegas (6:00), including the touching tributes to the tragedies in Humboldt and Vegas. Plus, they dish on Barry Trotz's move to New York (37:29) and cover all of your favorite segments (56:44)!
Caps Win It, John Walton & Chris Peters: 6/11/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan have returned home following the Capitals' Stanley Cup Final victory. They react to the result (2:48) and wonder what's next for both teams (28:30). Plus, Capitals radio voice John Walton (13:01) and ESPN prospects writer Chris Peters stop by (37:20), as well as all of your favorite segments of the week (54:15)!
Stanley Cup Final & Isabelle Khurshudyan : 6/5/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan come to you from the cavernous bowels of the Capital One Center to recap Game 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Final (3:30), talk to Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post about the series and other great stories from the Caps' beat (11:30). Plus, Greg and Emily talk to NHL Draft prospects Filip Zadina (28:30) and Brady Tkachuk (35:00) about their journey and more. Also, the team gets into all of your favorite segments of the week (39:00)!
Stanley Cup Final & Arash Markazi: 5/31/18
Welcome to the Stanley Cup Final! Greg and Emily are together at last to discuss the Capitals evening up the series at 1-1 (3:35) and Gary Bettman's NHL "State of the Union" address (40:47). Plus, ESPN's Arash Markazi stops by to cover atmosphere in Vegas (22:38) and the team gets into all of your favorite segments of the week (49:19)!
Final Preview, Fenton & Montgomery: 5/24/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan have returned home after a wild road to the Cup Final. They rehash Game 7 of Caps-Lightning and discuss how both they and the Golden Knights advanced this far (5:30). Plus, a full preview of the Final (16:56), followed by interviews with new Wild GM Paul Fenton (27:26) and new Stars HC Jim Montgomery (43:10), as well as your favorite segments of the week (55:25)!
Brian Boucher & Conference Finals: 5/16/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan are on opposite coasts and they delve into the conference final matchups they're covering, including Vegas-Winnipeg (4:07) as well as Tampa-Washington (15:10). Brian Boucher of NBC talks goalie play (24:47) and the crew discuss the impact of new sports gambling revelations on the NHL (35:08). Plus, all of your favorite segments of the week (49:18)!
Victoria Matiash & Stephen Gostkowski: 5/9/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan discuss the Capitals finally taking out the Penguins and the Golden Knights' push for the Stanley Cup. Plus, ESPN's Victoria Matiash stops by to give her view on the postseason thus far, we hear from Patriots K Stephen Gostskowski about his Bruins fandom and all of your favorite segments of the week!
Aj Mleczko & Jason Botterill: 5/2/18
Highlighted by conversations with NBCSN's AJ Mleczko (15:34) and Sabres GM Jason Botterill (37:04), Greg Wyshynski and Emily go around the horn on each series in the second round (2:35) and cover the trials of Tom Wilson and Department of Player Safety (27:27). Plus, all of your favorite segments of the week!
Rob Rossi & Tom Dundon: 4/23/18
Highlighted by conversations with longtime Penguins writer Rob Rossi (14:47) and Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon (33:29), Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan break down the second-round playoff matchups that have been set (2:57) and give their top candidates for the Conn Smythe (28:15). Plus, all of your favorite segments of the week!
Alan May & Catfish Guy: 4/16/18
Highlighted by conversations with CSN Washington's Alan May (13:05) and "Catfish Guy" Jacob Waddell (37:23), Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan debate which playoff teams are in the biggest amount of trouble (3:27) and what the solution is to the postseason player safety issue (27:14). Plus, all of your favorite segments of the week!
Humboldt Tragedy & Playoff Preview with Barry Melrose: 4/9/18
ESPN's Barry Melrose joins Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan on the show to react to the tragic accident of the Humboldt Broncos Junior Hockey team and preview The Stanley Cup Playoffs. Plus, all of your favorite segments of the week.
Jason Brough & Cup Keeper: 4/4/18
Highlighted by conversations with TSN's Jason Brough (11:37) and "The Keeper of the Cup" Howie Borrow (37:46), Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan debate the draft lottery situation (02:25) as well as barrel down the last throws of the playoff race (26:50), including injuries of note and more. Plus, all of your favorite segments of the week!
Eddie Olczyk & Pierre-Edouard Bellemare: 3/27/18
Before conversations with Eddie Olczyk of NBC Sports (16:05) and Golden Knights LW Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (35:25), Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan discuss what changes they would make to the current playoff format (3:26) and share the teams they're most disappointed in this season (10:24). Plus, we have our first rebuttal in the "ESPN On Ice Rant Line" (01:00:25).
John Buccigross & Jason Zucker: 3/20/18
Before conversations with ESPN's John Buccigross (9:05) and Wild LW Jason Zucker (25:50), Greg Wyshynski is joined by Emily Kaplan from the GM meetings in Boca Raton, Florida to discuss the joys of goalie interference (2:13). Plus, some playoff race talk (21:03) and the PWHA making their ballots public (32:48).
Mike Russo & Shawn Thornton: 3/13/18
Before conversations with Wild reporter Mike Russo of the Athletic (15:13) as well as Panthers executive Shawn Thornton (26:46), Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan discuss Alex Ovechkin eclipsing 600 career goals and who may one day take his crown (5:03), the goalie interference dilemma plaguing the NHL (10:45) and much more.
Dan Bylsma, NHL Playoff Bubble: 3/6/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan take a deep dive into the NHL postseason bubble (4:05), cover Alex Ovechkin's chase for 600 goals (24:36) and welcome former Sabres HC Dan Bylsma of the NHL Network to talk hockey analytics (12:15) as well as Kings' broadcaster Patrick O'Neal of Fox Sports Los Angeles (35:25).
Deadline Day Drama: 2/26/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan offer up a full break down of the madness that was the trade deadline, including the Rangers' bonanza of deals (2:50), the shocker for Stastny (9:36), a nice addition for the Golden Knights (12:54) and a new home for Evander Kane (22:08). What didn't happen that we thought would (32:42)? Plus, we hear from you on the ESPN On Ice "rant line" (42:55).
James Duthie, Brown & Bowey: 2/20/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan survey the "non-rental" options at the trade deadline (2:25) and take a look behind the curtain with TSN's James Duthie at what hosting TV coverage of the big day is like (19:11). Then, we hear from J.T. Brown of the Ducks (36:19) and Madison Bowey of the Capitals alongside his father Will (43:24). Finally, Connor McDavid falling behind in the Hart Trophy race (1:00:32) and a fan vents some Olympic frustration to the ESPN On Ice "rant line" (1:04:38).
Mark Lazerus & Mike Eruzione: 2/13/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan give matchmaking a try for free-agents-to-be in the spirit of Valentine's (5:17) and wonder why no coaches have been fired yet among many other things (28:40). Plus, they are joined by "Miracle on Ice" captain Mike Eruzione to talk Winter Olympics (34:56) and Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times to cover the Blackhawks' tough season (14:21).
Ticking Clock: 2/6/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan discuss the most long-suffering fan bases in the NHL on the back of the Eagles' SB win (6:26), talk Rick Nash rumors (11:40) as well as deadline teams to watch (17:07). Plus, former Devils Director of Hockey Analytics Sunny Mehta stops by to cover the rise of goals across the league (21:15) and much more.
Seeing Stars: 1/30/18
After weighing in on the long farewell to Jaromir Jagr's NHL career (1:01), Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan share their reactions to All-Star Weekend in Tampa, including the success of the Skills Competition and whose star shown the brightest as well as the dimmest (6:47). Plus, we hear from Kevin Weekes of the NHL Network on goaltending controversies (20:21) and Amanda Kessel of the USWNT (39:21) in addition to some reckless speculation on Eric Karlsson's future and relocation in Puck Headlines (45:05).
Surprise Surprise: 1/23/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan discuss the passing of Jim Johansson (2:26) and some surprise teams that could make a Stanley Cup run (7:42). Plus, some expansion talk now that Emily has returned from Seattle (28:21), as well as interviews with Lightning HC Jon Cooper (17:05) and Islanders rookie C Mat Barzal (33:39). And finally, some Oscar snubs (58:39) and another edition of the ESPN On Ice rant line (1:02:33).
You Know What Grinds My Gears?: 1/17/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan cover trade requests as well as the philosophy behind them (3:15), the Andrew Cogliano situation (10:45), Kid Rock getting picked to perform at the NHL All-Star Game (45:38) and much more. Plus, NBC Sports Boston's Joe Haggerty on the Bruins' youth movement (17:06) and Flyers D Shane Gostisbehere on why he's annoyed with criticisms of his playing style (31:13).
Father Time: 1/9/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan dish on potential conference re-alignment (1:35), Jaromir Jagr's future (10:03) and much more. Plus, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette joins to discuss the Penguins' rocky road (15:39) and Coyotes LW Max Domi stops by (27:53).
Linda Cohn and Brian Gionta: 1/2/18
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan welcome ESPN's Linda Cohn to talk Winter Classic (3:28) and the World Junior Championship (14:10). Plus, Greg and Emily discuss the potential of a Max Pacioretty trade (44:02) and are joined by newly minted USA hockey captain Brian Gionta (31:22).
Top 10 NHL Things of 2017: 12/26/17
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan take you on a ride through the year that was 2017 with their top 10 things that happened in the NHL!
Sweet Golden Knights!: 12/19/17
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan discuss the revenge streak of the Golden Knights (2:32), relocation threats from Senators owner Eugene Melnyk (7:45), player safety and video replay differences between the NFL and NHL (20:30) and a mysterious illness for Connor McDavid (47:42). Plus, Golden Knights D Deryk Engelland stops by (32:05)!
The Debut: 12/12/17
Greg Wyshynski and co-host Emily Kaplan kick off their new show by discussing the drama surrounding Erik Karlsson (1:53), a potential expansion team in Seattle (9:09) and much more! Plus, Emily chats with Blackhawks RW Alex DeBrincat (19:15).
Friday Top Five - Week 8: 12/1/17
Don La Greca reveals his list of top five teams in the NHL and gets you ready for the weekend around the league!
Devils and Ducks strike deal: 11/30/17
The New Jersey Devils have struck a deal with the Anaheim Ducks that includes sending forward Adam Henrique to Anaheim for defenseman Sami Vatanen.
Analyzing Video Replay: 11/29/17
Don La Greca discusses whether replay in the NHL has gone too far, goes around the league and answers some of your questions.
John Walton talks Capitals: 11/28/17
Don La Greca is joined by John Walton, the voice of the Capitals, to talk about the peaks and valleys that Washington has had.
E.J. Hradek joins Don La Greca: 11/27/17
Don La Greca is joined by NHL Network's E.J. Hradek to recap the weekend around the NHL and also answer some of your tweets!
Panic time for Oilers?: 11/22/17
The issues continue to pile up for the Edmonton Oilers, so is it panic time? Plus, Don previews a busy Wednesday around the league with 30 teams in action!
Assessing Suspensions: 11/20/17
Don La Greca is joined by NHL Network's E.J. Hradek as they discuss league suspensions, the overachieving Winnipeg Jets and the recent struggles of the L.A. Kings.
Friday Top Five - Week 6: 11/17/17
Don La Greca reveals his list of top five teams in the NHL and answers some of your tweets heading into the weekend!
Jamie Hersch of NHL Network stops by!: 11/16/17
Don La Greca chats with Jamie Hersch of the NHL Network about the early struggles of the Edmonton Oilers, the surging Minnesota Wild, and more!
Best big-game goalie ever?: 11/15/17
Don La Greca recaps Tuesday night's action and also discusses the best big-game goaltender of all-time and which player has the best 'flow'.
Twitter Tuesday!: 11/14/17
Don La Greca answers your twitter questions and discusses which teams you might want to keep an eye on when it comes to buying before the trade deadline.
What time is panic time?: 11/13/17
NHL Network's E.J. Hradek joins Don La Greca to discuss if fans of the Blackhawks and Oilers should be concerned as well as the NHL not going to the upcoming Olympics.
Friday Top Five - Week 5: 11/10/17
Don La Greca discusses what he believes are the most exciting five minutes in all of sports plus gives his Friday Top Five heading into the weekend!
Don La Greca discusses his favorite player from his youth and what went wrong when they finally crossed paths. Plus, which NHL player is the most overrated?
Who is the most underrated player in NHL?: 11/8/17
Don La Greca gives his thoughts on wins by the Penguins, Oilers and Blues and also weighs in on who the most underrated player in the NHL is.
Monday Night Pucks: 11/7/17
Don La Greca goes around the league to recap Monday's action and discusses the greatest NHL goaltenders of all-time.
Mount Rushmore: 11/6/17
On the Monday edition of Game Misconduct, EJ Hradek joins to share his thoughts on the Matt Duchene trade. Plus, the guys contemplate who would be on the NHL's Mt. Rushmore.
Friday Top Five - Week 4: 11/3/17
Don La Greca gives his list of the top five teams in the NHL, looks ahead to the weekend around the league and also discusses proper broadcasting etiquette.
No. 87 vs. No. 97: 11/2/17
Don La Greca recaps a battle of present vs. future, where Sidney Crosby's Penguins edged out Connor McDavid's Oilers and discusses Brian Boyle's return to the ice.
Rangers upend Golden Knights: 11/1/17
Don La Greca recaps what he saw at Madison Square Garden between the Rangers and Golden Knights and also looks ahead to tonight's slate of games around the league.
Assessing NHL Standings: 10/31/17
With the NHL standings beginning to take shape, Don La Greca gives his thoughts on the current state of the league and also answers some of your tweets.
BONUS: 30 for 30 Season Two Sneak Peek: 10/30/17
Hockey Today shares the trailer for Season Two of 30 for 30 Podcasts, launching November 14th, as well as one of our favorite episodes from Season One, On the Ice.
Weekend Recap: 10/30/17
Don La Greca talks with E.J. Hradek of the NHL Network about the struggles of the Rangers, the strong start by the L.A. Kings and other story lines from the weekend.
Friday Top Five: Week 3: 10/27/17
Don La Greca gives his top five teams in the NHL and looks ahead to the weekend action around the league.
Viva Las Vegas: 10/26/17
Don La Greca chats with the television voice of the Vegas Golden Knights, Dave Goucher, about the early success of the NHL's newest franchise.
Tuesday Impressions: 10/25/17
Don La Greca discusses what he saw around the league Tuesday night including the Penguins taking down the Oilers in OT and Vegas refusing to lose.
Should Rangers make changes?: 10/24/17
The New York Rangers have gotten off to a slow start, should they think about making changes? Plus, Don answers some of your twitter questions.
Weekend in review: 10/23/17
Don La Greca recaps the weekend action around the NHL and also speaks with E.J. Hradek of the NHL Network.
Leafs, Blues and Kings win big: 10/19/17
Don La Greca recaps big wins by the Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues and L.A. Kings as well as an emotional return to the broadcast booth by Eddie Olczyk.
Assessing early NHL returns: 10/18/17
After a couple of weeks, Don La Greca assesses which teams are underachieving, which are overachieving and which teams to keep an eye on.
New York Rangers still struggling: 10/17/17
The Rangers are off to a slow start, so is it panic time for fans? Plus, Don goes around the league and recaps Monday's slate of games.
Pens top Caps as Ovi nets eighth goal: 10/12/17
The Penguins picked up a win over the Capitals as Alexander Ovechkin netted his eighth goal. Plus, Don recaps the Wednesday action around the league.
Vegas home opener preview: 10/10/17
Don La Greca looks ahead to what is sure to be an emotional home opener for the Vegas Golden Knights and goes around the league with E.J. Hradek of the NHL Network.
Blackhawks drop 10-spot on Pens: 10/6/17
Should Penguins fans be worried after losing 10-1 to the Blackhawks? Don La Greca answers that plus some questions from you regarding Thursday night in the NHL.
Oilers, Leafs and Blues make statement: 10/5/17
Connor McDavid's first goal of the season set the tone for the Oilers, the Leafs dropped seven on the Jets and the Blues upended the Penguins on their banner night.
The 2017-18 season is here: 10/4/17
The wait is over hockey fans! Don La Greca is here to preview the opening night of the NHL.
Hockey is (almost) here!: 10/2/17
Don La Greca discusses Jaromir Jagr signing with the Calgary Flames and looks back fondly on the time that he spent with broadcaster Dave Strader.
Training Camp Q&A: 9/15/17
With NHL teams on the ice for training camp, Don La Greca answers all of your tweets to get you ready for the 2017-18 season.
Western Conference Preview: 9/14/17
After previewing the Eastern Conference yesterday, Don La Greca breaks down the Western Conference and which teams he expects to make the playoffs.
Eastern Conference Preview: 9/13/17
With NHL teams around the league reporting to camp this week, Don La Greca is here to preview the Eastern Conference.
Free Agency Frenzy: 7/5/17
Free agency in the NHL has brought new faces to new places and Don La Greca is here to make sense of it all alongside Dan Rosen of NHL.com.
Time to make a deal!: 6/27/17
Don La Greca looks back on some of the trades that have already gone down around the league and previews free agency with E.J. Hradek of the NHL Network.
Viva Las Vegas: 6/22/17
The expansion draft is in the books and the Vegas Golden Knights now have a roster. Don La Greca analyzed their selections with E.J. Hradek of the NHL Network.
Penguins March Together: 6/12/17
For the second time in as many years, the Pittsburgh Penguins are Stanley Cup champions. Don La Greca reacts to a questionable no-goal call and the Cup staying in Pittsburgh.
Penguins Marching: 6/9/17
After a dominating performance in Game 5, only one win separates the Penguins from back-to-back Cups. Plus, was Sidney Crosby out of line?
Game 5 Preview: 6/8/17
It's Game 5 between the Penguins and Predators; can Nashville break through on the road? Don La Greca is joined by Kenny Albert to look ahead to Thursday night's action.
Predators Party: 6/6/17
Both the Penguins and Predators are undefeated at home during the Stanley Cup Final, will that trend hold up? Don La Greca looks ahead to the rest of the series.
Nashville Hockey-Tonk: 6/5/17
Will the Predators be able to replicate their success from Game 3 and even the Cup Final at two wins apiece? Don La Greca discussed with NHL Network's E.J. Hradek.
Pens Take a 2-0 Lead: 6/1/17
Don La Greca breaks down Nashville's chances at mounting a successful comeback and wonders what has happened to Pekka Rinne.
Game 2 Preview: 5/31/17
Can the Predators bounce back in Game 2? Don La Greca chats with Steve Goldstein of the Florida Panthers and assesses the excitement level surrounding the Stanley Cup.
Game 1 goes to Pittsburgh: 5/30/17
Despite blowing a 3-0 lead and going shot-less over a span that lasted 37 minutes, the Penguins won Game 1. Don La Greca recapped the game with NHL Network's E.J. Hradek.
Stanley Cup finals set: 5/26/17
The Penguins knocked off the Senators in double overtime Thursday night and will now take on the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup finals. Who has the edge?
Two Words: Game Seven: 5/25/17
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators will play one game for the right to take on the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup finals, so who's it going to be?
Sens Force Game 7: 5/24/17
There will be a Game 7 between the Penguins and Senators! Which team has the upper hand as the series shifts to Pittsburgh? Don La Greca discusses.
Preds Punch Cup Ticket: 5/23/17
The Nashville Predators have advanced to their first ever Stanley Cup Final. Will the Penguins be their opponent, or can the Senators force a Game 7?
Penguins Punish Senators: 5/22/17
The Penguins moved within one win of a berth in the Cup Final after a 7-0 win over the Senators. Plus, will the Predators punch their ticket to the Final tonight?
Ducks Fly Together: 5/19/17
The Ducks leveled their series with the Preds at two wins each, who has the upper edge? Plus, Don La Greca talks with the voice of the Ottawa Senators, Dean Brown.
Sens Stifle Pens: 5/18/17
Don La Greca chats with broadcaster Steve Mears of the NHL Network (and soon, the Pittsburgh Penguins) on how much hot water the Pens are in after losing Game 3 to the Sens.
Predators Pounce: 5/17/17
The Nashville Predators are within two wins of a berth in the Cup Final and Don La Greca talked with Nashville broadcaster Pete Weber to sum up the team's success.
Penguins March: 5/16/17
Don La Greca looks back on the Penguins evening up their series with the Senators at one win apiece and discusses the turbulent journey of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.
Penguin Pushback: 5/15/17
The Penguins trail the Senators in the Eastern Conference Finals, will they bounce back tonight? Plus, do the Predators now have the edge over the Ducks out west?
Conference Finals Set: 5/11/17
Don La Greca recaps two Game 7s from Wednesday night and looks ahead to what the Capitals need to do this offseason to get over the hump.
Busted Blueshirts: 5/10/17
Don La Greca discusses the Senators moving on to the next round, the Rangers going home for the summer and two Game 7s tonight.
Game 7's Galore: 5/9/17
There are already two Game 7's on tap in the NHL and the Rangers could force another. Don La Greca gives his thoughts on the landscape of the NHL postseason.
Will Pens KO the Caps?: 5/8/17
Will the Capitals be able to force a Game 7 against the Penguins? Plus, the Rangers face elimination and the Oilers bounce back in a big way.
Can the Caps come back?: 5/4/17
The Capitals were hockey's best team during the regular season, but are they headed for the golf course? Plus, can the Rangers even their series with the Senators?
Game Misconduct with Don La Greca: 5/3/17
Don La Greca recaps wins for the New York Rangers and Nashville Predators plus looks ahead to an important Game 4 between the Penguins and Capitals.
Game Misconduct with Don La Greca: 5/2/17
Sidney Crosby was injured during last night's loss to the Washington Capitals. Does Matt Niskanen deserve to be suspended for Game 4?
Game Misconduct with Don La Greca: 5/1/17
The Capitals and Rangers both trail in their respective series, can either of them battle back? E.J. Hradek of the NHL Network joins Don La Greca to discuss.
Conference Semifinal's: 4/25/17
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun share their thoughts on each of the Conference Semifinal's, discuss how important of an offseason this is for the Maple Leafs and welcome Penguins C Matt Cullen as well as Ducks D Kevin Bieksa.
High Drama: 4/20/17
Scott Burnside, Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun discuss the latest drama in the playoffs and welcome new Dallas Stars Head Coach Ken Hitchcock as well as Glenn Healy.
Overtime Everywhere: 4/18/17
Scott Burnside and Craig Custance discuss the latest happenings in the playoffs, including a couple of difficult overtime losses for the Capitals and Bruins. Plus, the Maple Leafs' Tyler Bozak joins as well as Ryan Ellis from the Nashville Predators.
Rapid Reactions: 4/14/17
Scott Burnside, Joe McDonald and Craig Custance cover storylines after the first games of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including who has the top goalkeeper remaining. Plus, Ken Hitchcock back in Dallas, wholesale changes in LA as well as interviews with Capitals RW Brett Connolly and Penguins RW Patric Hornqvist.
Playoff Preview: 4/10/17
Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun, Joe McDonald and Craig Custance break down all matchups in first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in meticulous fashion. Plus, more thoughts on the closure of Joe Louis Arena as well as interviews with Bruins D Zdeno Chara and Predators GK Pekka Rinne.
The Cold Shoulder: 4/4/17
Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and Craig Custance react to the news that the NHL will not allow player participation at the next Winter Olympics in South Korea after not coming to an agreement with the IOC. Plus, thoughts on the impending closure of Joe Louis Arena and more.
Mind The Net: 3/28/17
Scott Burnside and Craig Custance weigh in on the Lightning's chances at making the postseason, the downward spiral of the Sharks and goal tending issues around the league. Plus, Hurricanes GM Ron Francis joins the show.
Early Bloomers: 3/21/17
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun discuss the most surprising teams in the NHL on both ends of the spectrum. Plus, conversations with Blue Jackets LW Nick Foglino and Blackhawks GK Scott Darling.
D.C. Funk: 3/15/17
Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and Craig Custance dish on the funk the Capitals are in during a conversation with Washington RW T.J. Oshie. Plus, the race for the Hart Trophy, the latest in the NHL's souring relationship with the Olympics and more..
South For The Winter: 3/7/17
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun weigh in on news coming from the GM meetings, the Calder Trophy race and pressures facing the Capitals. Plus, new Panthers LW Thomas Vanek joins the show.
Trade Deadline Recap: 3/2/17
Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and Craig Custance chime in on the biggest deals from the trade deadline, including Mark Streit, Thomas Vanek, Kevin Shattenkirk and more. Plus, how the playoff race has been affected by transactions.
Deadline Primer: 2/27/17
In a small batch, Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and Joe McDonald react to the news of trades for Ben Bishop and Martin Hanzal by the Kings and Wild respectively. Plus, a preview of what's to come at the deadline.
Cause And Effect: 2/22/17
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun welcome Golden Knights GM George McPhee to cover the ramifications of the expansion draft on the deadline. Plus, Flyers great Eric Lindros weighs in on the Stadium Series game between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and much more.
Quick Trigger: 2/15/17
Scott Burnside and Craig Custance discuss what players could be on the move at the deadline and what the true effect is of a midseason coaching change such as the Canadiens' shocking decision to replace Michel Therrien with Claude Julien. Plus, Oilers LW Pat Maroon and Islanders LW Jason Chimera join.
Shipping Out From Boston: 2/7/17
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun react to the news of Claude Julien's dismissal in Boston and chat with Kings GK Peter Budaj. Plus, the IOC and NHL are sitting at the same table again with work to be done and which NHL franchise is most likely to depart their current home?
The Stretch Run: 1/31/17
Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and Craig Custance recap the highlights from All-Star and take on some of the most pressing questions of the second half, including Fleury/Bishop trade possibilities, NHL Olympic participation and potential ownership change in Carolina.
Feeling Blue?: 1/25/17
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun discuss whether the time is now for the Capitals to go "all in", which teams are falling out of the race as well as the Islanders firing Jack Capuano. Plus, Blues announcer Darren Pang and Hurricanes C Derek Ryan.
Necessary Change?: 1/18/17
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun discuss if changes are on the horizon for the Stars and Blues as well as if the Penguins need to deal one of their GK's. Also, when will the Cup window close for the Capitals and Stars LW Patrick Sharp stops by.
Wild Card Race : 1/11/17
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun weigh in on the wild card race, the incorporation of the bye week, the disaster in Colorado and more. Plus, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau joins.
Return To Music City: 1/4/17
Scott Burnside and Craig Custance discuss Shea Weber's return to Nashville, Auston Matthew's hot start, and Craig's book release. Plus, Predators D Roman Josi joins.
The Re-Draft: 12/21/16
Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun look at mid-season awards, re-draft the 2015 and 2016 drafts and more. Plus, Flyers D Shayne Gostisbehere and Kings D Drew Doughty join.
Cloudy Future: 12/14/16
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun discuss if Lightning GK Ben Bishop's uncertain status has affected his play, when we may see Rangers GK Henrik Lundqvist return to the net and more. Plus, Ducks D Hampus Lindholm and NHL HOF'er Brett Hull.
Let Us Play!: 12/7/16
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun cover what may or may not happen regarding the NHL's participation in the Olympics with former GK Glenn Healy. Plus, former HC Bob Hartley on coaching hot seats and Sabres C Jack Eichel on shedding the hype.
A Different Direction: 11/30/16
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun are in Bristol! Joined by Craig Custance, they discuss the Panthers' dismissal of Gerard Gallant, the return of Jack Eichel, if the NHL should address league parity and more. Plus, Blackhawks D Brian Campbell stops by.
Viva Las Vegas!: 11/22/16
Scott Burnside, Craig Custance, Pierre LeBrun and former Stars Assistant GM Frank Provenzano discuss the expansion team in Las Vegas and the task of filling the team's roster. Plus, former NHL "tough guy" Dale Purinton on the NHL's concussion issue.
GM Summit: 11/16/16
Scott Burnside, Joe McDonald, Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun dish on which teams have enough depth to overcome their serious injuries as well as the most important bits from the GM meetings. Plus, Jets C Mark Scheifele and George McPhee, GM of the Las Vegas expansion franchise join.
Chasing The King: 11/9/16
Scott Burnside, Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun dish on the high-scoring matchup of Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid, including whether the Oilers are for real at this stage of the season. Plus, Rangers GK Henrik Lundqvist, Penguins D Trevor Daley and Wild C Charlie Coyle stop by.
Where's The Beef?!: 11/2/16
Scott Burnside, Craig Custance, Joe McDonald and Pierre LeBrun recap the first showdown between Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews, cover the struggling Islanders, surging Canadiens and more. Plus, Devils D Andy Greene and Oilers LW Milan Lucic stop by.
Mind The Net: 10/26/16
Scott Burnside, Craig Custance, Joe McDonald and Pierre LeBrun discuss goalkeeping woes at the start of the season and the NHL's sour relationship with the IOC. Plus, Red Wings C Steve Ott and Maple Leafs LW James van Riemsdyk stop by.
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