MnM Hockey Podcast
NHL Round Three

NHL Round Three

May 12, 2019

The guys are back with another round of news and hockey action to get to. First, they take a look at NHL Round Three and all the matchups that come with that. Looking at the storylines and who they want to win for each series. They also dive into it and look at who will actually win.

After that, they switch to the four teams who didn't make it to the NHL round three matchups. They dive in and look at every single team in detail, saying what they should do going forward. They suggest some should stay put, while others have some massive decisions to make this summer. Overall, the four teams can be happy with where they got but no doubt they will be going in different directions from here.

Lastly, the guys look at all the GM switches that have happened over the past two weeks and what that means. They dive into each team and breakdown what needs to happen to fix them. Tune in for all of this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!

NHL Round Two

NHL Round Two

April 28, 2019

The Playoffs continue as the NHL Round Two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are here. The guys take a look at everything that happened in round one and why it was surprising. They also take a look at what happened and why it happened. As well, what to expect moving forward.

They look at the game sevens that happened, which leads to a debate about video review. Alex is completely against adding more review, however, Chace thinks it could be an OK idea. Where do you fall on the situation?

Next, the guys look at all of the NHL Round Two matchups. They give their predictions as well as say which ones they are most excited to watch. The playoffs have been unpredictable and they hope to be more accurate than their original predictions.

Lastly, they quickly look at the Thatcher Demko extension and why it was a smart move to make. They look at the future and why it is bright for the Canucks. As well as what to do moving ahead.

NHL News, Playoffs, and More

NHL News, Playoffs, and More

April 20, 2019

The guys are back and with a very busy week of hockey behind them. There was lots of NHL news that came with the first round of the playoffs. First, the guys take a look at two new Head Coaching hires. They discuss whether they like them or not and what it means going forward.

Next, they switch to suspension talk. Looking at Nazem Kadri and Joe Thorton's suspensions. Whether or not they deserved them and what they wanted to see in more or less. When it comes to suspensions, Chace is usually for more is better. However, Alex this time at least thinks the NHL got it right.

Finally, they switch and look at three upset playoff series. One vs Eight seeds as well as a team that may right or wrongly still be called an underdog. Do the guys think any of these teams can move on? What will it take for a team to stop them? Come find all of this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!

Western Conference Playoff Preview

Western Conference Playoff Preview

April 8, 2019

The guys are back with part two of their playoff series. This time with the NHL Western Conference Playoffs. The guys take a look at all 4 matchups once again and what to expect. First, they take a look at the division winners vs wildcard series. Where do Alex and Chace think each team stands? Alex tries to make a case for one of the wild card teams to actually upset a division leader. Chace isn't quite sure but does admit that there is always a possibility in the playoffs.

However, both Alex and Chace seem to agree that the more exciting part of the NHL Western Conference Playoffs will be the divisional series. Two series that could really go either way. They look at the teams forwards, defence, and goaltending and decide who they think will come out on top for all four series. Let them know if you agree with them. Also, who you think will win the first round matchups. Tune in for all of this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!

 

Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

April 8, 2019

The guys are back with the first of their two-part series. Here, they are breaking down the NHL Eastern Conference Playoffs and what they have in store. Alex and Chace take a look at every team in the East playoffs this year and look at how they think the matchups will go.

First, they take a look at the wild-card seeds and if either of the teams has a chance to knock off the division leaders. They break down each team's top-six, bottom-six, defence, and goaltending. From there, they decide who they think gets the edge and what that means for the series. After that, the guys look at what the underdog team will have to do right to have an upset. With the playoffs always so close they admit you never know what will happen.

However, then they look at the two divisional series. Alex is confused by what he sees on Twitter. Despite this, he is convinced the series is as close as it can be to 50/50. They once again follow the same pattern looking at each teams strengths and weaknesses and make a prediction. Who do you think will win? Do you agree with Alex and Chace? 

NHL Awards

NHL Awards

April 2, 2019

The guys are back and as the regular season runs down they decide to take a look at the NHL Awards. However, they first take a look at a pair of signings that happened. Zdeno Chara is the first signing. Both the guys don't have too many thoughts on it but Alex is super impressed with Chara. Next, they look at Nick Schmaltz and his 7-year deal. Chace tries to convince Alex this is a better deal than he seems to think.

Next, they look at the NHL Awards. The guys start with the Hart debate. First, they say where they stand on if you need to be in playoffs or not. After that, they start to look at the award winners itself. They then look through the Norris, Calder, Selke and Vezina awards. The guys talk about who they think should win and also who may get overrated in each award.

Finally, they take a look at the Jack Adams and GM award. They talk about what goes into a Jack Adams and does a coach make a hot goalie or a hot goalie make a good coach? Tune in for all of this and more on the MnM Hockey Podcast!

 

Mike Babcock, Eugene Melnyk, and More

Mike Babcock, Eugene Melnyk, and More

March 26, 2019

The guys are back with a full week of news. First, they take a look at the Toronto Maple Leafs. Comments and possible tweets from Mike Babcock and Kyle Dubas? Alex and Chace both seem to think this has been an overreaction. But why exactly? As well, they look at what Mike Babcock may truly be thinking.

Next, they switch and look at what Eugene Melnyk said on the radio this year. Alex is fed up with his team and wants to know why they can't be better at everything. Chace has some questions for why Melnyk would even think this is a good idea. As well, Alex breaks down the whole situation and why they would never move the team.

After that, they switch to even more comments. This time coming from Bob Nicholson on Tobias Rieder. The guys wonder what on Earth was going through Nicholson's head. They also highlight why this is terrible news for Edmonton. Not just because of the comments but what it means moving forward.

Lastly, they take a look at the Montreal Canadiens vs Columbus Blue Jackets playoff race. The guys decide who they think will make it. Along with asking the question will Columbus fire their coach or GM if they miss playoffs? What about if they just miss one round? Tune in for all of this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!

Improving Eliminated NHL Teams

Improving Eliminated NHL Teams

March 20, 2019

The guys are back and as playoffs approach, the number of eliminated NHL teams grow. Alex and Chace decided to look at the eliminated NHL teams and decide how to improve them

They start with the few that are truly eliminated. They look at a team like Ottawa that was the first eliminated NHL team. However, they try to give other options than get a new owner. The guys break down what went wrong for each team. As well, they look at are they on the right path and if not what is needed to get to the right path.

Next, they look at teams who are very likely not going to make it. Teams that technically still have a chance, however, are so far behind it would take more than a miracle. Alex and Chace decide where these types of teams are at too. Are they on a decline? Or an uprise? Stick to the course or blow it all up? All questions the guys ask themselves.

Finally, they switch gears and look at the teams right on the bubble. Teams that may not make it, however, still have a legit chance. They talk about what would be next if they did miss and why there are some very ranging situations for different teams. Join for all of this and more with the MnM Hockey Podcast!

John Tavares Return, Guy Boucher Fired and More

John Tavares Return, Guy Boucher Fired and More

March 7, 2019

The guys are back for another week. This week, they have lots of NHL news to talk about. Jakob Silverberg and Eric Staal both signed new deals. Chace likes one of them but not the other. However, Alex believes he may have a reason for one.

Next, they look at John Tavares return to Long Island. They talk about the game itself but more importantly the atmosphere. As well, how Leaf fans reacted for John Tavares that Saturday. Alex isn't happy with Islanders fans for their lack of attendance the rest of the season.

After that, they look at the new Garret Sparks deal and is he actually an NHL goalie? Following, they look at Guy Boucher and how he has been fired. Alex talks about who he wants to see as a new Head Coach and lists some possible candidates.

Finally, the guys look at an Athletic article that NHL player gives their opinions on. They then give their own opinions on the same question and compare and contrast to the league.

NHL Trade Deadline Review

NHL Trade Deadline Review

February 25, 2019

The NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone. So, the guys are here to review it. Alex and Chace look at every single detail about the deadline. They look at the return for players like Matt Duchene, Mark Stone, Gustav Nyquist, Jimmy Hayes and much more. Looking at every big trade that happened for each team. Debating how each team did and if it was smart or not.

After that, they talk about how tight the Western Playoff race looks after the NHL Trade Deadline. The guys believe there are 6 legit teams in the West. All of them with a fair chance of making it out of the West.

Lastly, the guys give a grading on all 31 teams in the NHL based on how their deadline went. They take into account where the team is, what they did, what they should have done, and the price they paid or sold at for each player. Which team was Alex upset that they didn't do anything? Which teams did he think were smart to stay put? What does Chace think about Erik Gudbranson? Tune in for all of this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!