April 22 2012 01:02PM
Aside from the St. Louis Blues who are now home and dry, pretty much all of the favorites heading into the playoffs are on the ropes. It's been a wacky post-season for fans of playoff teams. Luckily the Flames, Leafs and Oilers faithful don't have to deal with such stress - all that's left for them is to sit back, await the draft and continue to pray for a Canucks first round upset (sorry Canucks fans).
This week on program we welcomed draft gurus Corey Pronman and Kirk Luedeke to talk prospects, as well Nation regulars Kent Wilson and Jonathan Willis to get a feel for the Flames and Oilers off-season.
This is Nation Radio.
April 21 2012 10:14AM
The NHL has suspended Raffi Torres for 25 games as a result of his hit on Marian Hossa.
April 21 2012 07:32AM
Thursday night the Toronto Marlies began their journey for the Calder Cup.
Having finished second in the Western Conference, they have home ice advantage, but this doesn't change the fact that their 1st round opponent is the Rochester Americans, a team the Marlies had some trouble with during the regular season.
April 18 2012 02:35PM
Remember that time everyone called Duncan Keith a hero because he played after losing some teeth? Bobby Baun scored a Cup winning goal on a fractured ankle, no big deal.
As eloquently summed up by Ellen Etchingham over at the Backhand Shelf, many fans and members of the media are outraged at the state of player safety and supplemental discipline in the NHL. As she points out fixing supplemental disciple and the culture surrounding headshots will be a long, arduous, and incremental process. But as much as we can try to reduce the number of concussions and increase the harshness of the punishment the issue will never be totally eradicated. As fans and observers we have to accept the fact that players will sacrifice their health and well being for the sake of winning.
The '67 Sound
April 17 2012 09:03AM
I was listening this morning, as I often do, to Justin Bourne and Rob Pizzo discussing the events of this past Sunday on their thoroughly entertaining podcast. Both of them agreed that while many of the individual incidents were unfortunate, they enjoyed the game as a whole. The word that kept popping up was "passion". Justin even joked that they had probably used the word "passion" thirty times on the podcast.