May 12, 2020
The guys are back with some news to talk about. Unfortunately, they need to start with a serious topic in discussing Brendan Leipsic and the events that unfolded this week. Alex and Chace talk about what all of this means for him and the Washington Capitals. They look at it from and on-ice and also off-ice perspective. The guys discuss what would need to be done to make the situation better and what would the outcome be if it was a better-known player?
From there, they switch over to a pair of KHL signings and discuss what that may mean for teams going forward. Having a discussion about why Alex and Chace dislike comparables for players when it comes to pre-draft as well.
After that, they talk about the NHL Draft and the potential of it happening. Why it may happen, and why Alex thinks from a logistical standpoint, it absolutely shouldn't happen. Finally, the guys take a look at the worst five teams to take over right now. Factoring in the roster, management, and everything else that could be included. Tune in for all of this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!
May 1, 2020
The guys are back and they only have two things of news to touch on. Both are Columbus Blue Jackets related as the guys take a look at the Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins deals that were signed last week. Alex and Chace give their thoughts on the deals and why Columbus is in a good spot with goaltending going forward. After that, they take a look at NHL Compliance buyouts.
For this exercise, Alex and Chace looked at the best option for a compliance buyout. A compliance buyout is when a team buys out a player and pays him 2/3 of the remaining salary over double the length left. However, this buyout doesn't count towards the cap. These only usually happen when a new CBA comes into play or there is a massive change to the salary cap. With the uncertain circumstances of today, the guys thought it would be a fun idea to take a look at it.
To make it a little more interesting, they had three trades to use. If a team did not have someone they needed to buy out, they could trade for another player from a different team. This team would give them assets for the player and in turn, could technically buy out two players.
April 22, 2020
The guys are back to wrap up their best in the league lists. However, they actually have some NHL News to talk about. First off, they look at a pair of signings from the Blues. Locking down Marco Scandella and Sammy Blais to contracts. Alex and Chace give their thoughts on that and what it may mean for Alex Pietrangelo. Next, they look at Andrei Markov and his retirement to hockey, talking about what he meant to the game and what they will remember him for. Finally, the look at the Dustin Byfuglien contract termination. What it means for both sides and how it will affect both parties going forward.
After the NHL News, they switch to the top 10 goalies. They did the Top 20 Defencemen already, now they move to the position behind them. Alex and Chace discuss what went into their criteria for ranking goalies and try to decide how much one year means when ranking them. Tune in for all of this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!
April 16, 2020
The guys are back with another week of content! Last week, they looked at the top 20 NHL wingers. Now, they are back to look at the Top 20 NHL defencemen. This was the hardest list for both Alex and Chace to create. Mostly because there are so many different things that can go into evaluating a defenceman. Eye test, different statistics, and more. This is by far the most different their lists have been up to this point.
As always, they start with some honourable mentions. People who just missed the cut but very well could be here on next year's list. Next, they look at 20-15, where there are some similarities. Alex favours a certain type of player more than Chace does. However, as the list goes on, Alex has some players much lower than Chace has them ranked.
The biggest question per usual is, how much of this season should be taken into account vs the past two seasons? Alex and Chace debate it and explain why they have some guys so much higher or so much lower. Tune in for all of this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast! On Apple, Spotify, Soundcloud, and anywhere you get your podcasts.
April 6, 2020
The guys are back with another week of social distancing as COVID-19 continues to impact everything that happens. Today, they take a look at the top 20 NHL wingers in the league. Trying to take into account this season as well as prior season results to determine who makes the top 20 for best wingers currently. Both Alex and Chace take a statistical approach to determining it. However, one uses priors more than the other.
With so many great wingers in the NHL, the guys find it tough to narrow it down to just 20. Alex even forgets a name or two along the way and realizes he may need to reorganize his list. Who do you think are the leagues best wingers? Is it Taylor Hall, Mark Stone, Nikita Kucherov, or Artemi Panarin? Or is it someone else? Let the guys know here or on Twitter. Make sure to tune in for all of their top 20 and see if you agree or disagree with what they have. Listen for all of this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!
March 30, 2020
The guys are back after a few weeks off due to COVID-19. Today, they look at the Top 10 NHL Centres. Each giving their list of the best centres playing in the game right now. However, Alex and Chace have a disagreement to start the podcast. They talk about the proposed first overall tournament where teams would play to get the first overall pick. Alex lists reasons why he thinks it wouldn't work, while Chace thinks there is an idea to be uncovered there.
Next, they take a look at the top 10 NHL centres. Starting with honourable mentions and working their way all the way to the top. It should come as no surprise where Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby land, but what about the rest of the list? Tune in to find out just who Alex and Chace believe are the top centres in the league.
Finally, the guys answer some mailbag questions. If you have a question for a future episode feel free to leave it in the comments or send it to them via Twitter. Tune in for all of this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!
March 9, 2020
Alex and Chace are back with a surprisingly busy week. The guys have a lot to talk about this week, including a bunch of Metropolitan division talk. They start by discussing the unfortunate Johnny Boychuk news. This leads to a discussion about whether or not facemasks will become mandatory in the future. After that, they take a look at how the Metropolitan Division standings have drastically been changing lately. Looking at teams that have been on hot streaks, and lots of teams on cold streaks. Alex asks if one Metro heavyweight should be considered as such.
The guys also took a look at the General Manager meetings. They start by discussing the decision to leave the emergency backup situation as is. As well as discussing a potential offside rule change that could make things like video review much easier. Finally, they take a look at the new possible salary cap and where they think it will land. They also discuss why they wouldn't be shocked if the rumoured numbers are too high.
February 27, 2020
Welcome back to the MnM Hockey Podcast. Last week, the guys previewed the NHL Trade Deadline and looked at 10 trades that had already happened. This week, they look at what happened on NHL Trade Deadline day. However, they start by looking at the story of David Ayres and what happened. They also take a look at the new Jake Muzzin deal and what it means for him and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Following that, they dive into all kinds of trades. Alex is happy the Ottawa Senators got a haul for Jean-Gabriel Pageau. They look at why Andreas Athanasiou and Tyler Ennis are the perfect fits for someone like Connor McDavid's wing. They also discuss why Barclay Goodrow cost so much and whether or not it was a good idea to give that much up.
Finally, they take a look at the Vincent Trocheck trade, along with some smaller deals. Alex and Chace go over who their big winners and losers of this NHL Trade Deadline are as well. Tune in for all of this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!
February 22, 2020
The guys are back with a busy week to break down. The NHL Trade Deadline is almost here and trades are flying. Alex and Chace take a look at 10 trades that have happened before the NHL Trade Deadline weekend begins. Starting off with the Andy Greene and Blake Coleman trades, the guys talk about why the New Jersey Devils did such a good job at recovering assets that they desperately needed. Following that, they take a look at the long list of defencemen that were traded. Names like Dylan DeMelo, Alec Martinez, Marco Scandella, and Brenden Dillon.
Alex goes on a rant about the rumoured Ottawa Senators NHL Trade Deadline plans. Who they may keep and why it was a mistake to trade away DeMelo. They then touch on the Tyler Toffoli, Cody Eakins, and Ondrej Kase trades. Discussing what they thought of for each of those. Tune in next week as they cover every trade that was made from Saturday to Monday of the NHL Trade Deadline.
All of that and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!
February 17, 2020
The guys are back with another week filled with news to talk about. They start by taking a look at some NHL Trades. Namely, the Jason Zucker trade that happened right after recording last week. Discussing what it means for both teams involved and who came out the winner.
After that, they shift into more news and look at some suspensions that happened over the week. Alex thinks the Zack Kassian suspension is something the NHL should be ashamed of. The guys also talk about what Evander Kane had to think about his suspension. Next, they talk about a pair of injuries to Connor McDavid and Shea Weber. Discussing what it means for each team and how it affects their season outlooks going forward. Chace wonders what Leon Draisaitl will do now that he is firmly in the spotlight. Finally, they look at some other small news items around the league and give their thoughts on those.
Tune in for all of this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!