MnM Hockey Podcast
Rask and Marchand, Canadiens and Oilers Coaching, and the Coyotes are Playing WHERE?

Rask and Marchand, Canadiens and Oilers Coaching, and the Coyotes are Playing WHERE?

February 11, 2022

Alex and Chace return with a busy week of news to cover. First, they take a look at the news that Tuukka Rask is retiring and look back on his career. One of the most underrated goalies of his era, they also look at what it means for the Bruins and get into a playoff debate. After, they switch to the Montreal Canadiens firing their coach and hiring Martin St. Louis as their new head coach. Despite how unique it is, Alex thinks it is a good idea.

Switching to Edmonton Oilers coaching, Alex loses his mind over how bad the roster is and asks the ultimate question, what is a new coach really going to fix? The roster is flawed and what is the peak of the Oilers? The guys discuss that even further. Finally, they take a look at the Arizona Coyotes moving to a 5,o00 seat arena for the next few years and how embarrassing that is for the league as a whole. 

Rocky Wirtz, NHL All-Star Weekend, Where Are They Now?

Rocky Wirtz, NHL All-Star Weekend, Where Are They Now?

February 7, 2022

Alex and Chace are back and recording before NHL All-Star weekend. However, before they can highlight anything that happened from there, they need to look into some much more important issues. That being Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz snapping on two reporters when asked about Kyle Beach. Alex and Chace give their thoughts on it and just why this helps show the owner, who represents the organization, has learned nothing from this whole process and wants to sweep it under the rug. It's a shameful look on the league and team.

Switching to some actual hockey content, the guys focus on the NHL All-Star game. They recorded this before the weekend itself so they only previewed the weekend. But the bigger focus was the overall lack of excitement itself. It's pretty telling when two of the most diehard NHL fans have no passion to tune in. So, how can the NHL improve the weekend as a whole? Finally, they look at a new General Manager hiring and wrap up with a game of "Where Are They Now?"

Midseason NHL Awards, Canucks Hirings, and Kane/Carter Deals

Midseason NHL Awards, Canucks Hirings, and Kane/Carter Deals

January 29, 2022

Alex and Chace are back with a very busy week of content. To start, they look to the ECHL and its season-long suspension for a racist gesture. After discussing that, they switch to the Vancouver Canucks hiring a new General Manager and Assistant General Manager. Looking at where the team goes from here and asking the question, does another full rebuild need to happen? As well as an Evander Kane deal and a Jeff Carter extension. Breaking down what it means for each respective team. One deal is unsurprising but disappointing, the other is very surprising and leads to some different questions being asked. 

Finally, they get to their NHL Awards as the middle of the season is here. Alex and Chace give their winners and runner-ups for all the big awards. That includes Hart, Vezina, Norris, Calder, Jack Adams, and Selke awards. Discussing why they selected who they did and what each player has accomplished up to this point in time. Let them know if you agree or disagree with their selections.

Montreal Canadiens New GM and Edmonton Media Frenzy

Montreal Canadiens New GM and Edmonton Media Frenzy

January 21, 2022

The guys are back and for a second week in a row, the Edmonton Oilers are dominating the news cycle. However, they first take a look at some news from around the league. The biggest being the new Montreal Canadiens General Manager being announced. Alex and Chace discuss what is in the future for the team and ask should they hit the reset button fully? Exploring at some of the contracts and why this offseason might be the better time to make some moves.

After that, they shift to the Oilers and the storm they caused this week. Giving their opinion on reporter Jim Matheson asking Leon Draisaitl "why are you being so pissy?". Alex goes off on the media in general and the fact that they are asking the wrong people the wrong questions. From there, they discuss just what it would take for either of Draisaitl or Connor McDavid to request a trade and what would that package even look like?

Edmonton Oilers Record, Returning Players, and More

Edmonton Oilers Record, Returning Players, and More

January 16, 2022

Alex and Chace are back for another week of content in the NHL. This week, the big focus in on the return of some players, including Evgeni Malkin for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The guys discuss what it means to get him back and what it could mean for the playoff picture. Another return is goaltender Tuukka Rask who is back in the net for the Boston Bruins. Again, the guys discuss how this could affect a very close playoff race in the East.

Next, they look at the Edmonton Oilers record and how bad things are going. Alex loses it on the organization and highlights how predictable this was to see plus where it went wrong from day one. They also discuss Ken Holland and should he be considered a "good" general manager given his last decade of work. After Alex calms down, the guys look at some other relevant NHL news.

What Would Make 2022 a Successful Year for Each Team

What Would Make 2022 a Successful Year for Each Team

January 4, 2022

Alex and Chace are back for their first episode of 2022! After taking some time off over the Holidays, the guys are back and ready for a new and exciting year. Instead of looking at the many cancellations, the league has had so far, Alex and Chace decide to look forward to the 2022 NHL season. This means the entire calendar year.

Today, the guys go through each team and list one item or thing that has to happen for that team to consider 2022 a successful year. For some, the ambitions may be very high. As high as winning the Stanley Cup as their only way this is a success. For others, it could be just having a single-player develop or winning the lottery. Join them and see what they think needs to happen, big or small for every team. What do you agree with? Are there any that you disagree with? Let the guys know here or on Twitter as we head into 2022.

Montreal/Vancouver GM Firings, Waivers, Hughes, and More

Montreal/Vancouver GM Firings, Waivers, Hughes, and More

December 8, 2021

Alex and Chace return for another week of content. Because of their guest podcast last week, they have plenty of news to discuss this week. Starting with some firings that have happened around the NHL. Marc Bergevin is out as General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens. Jeff Gorton steps in to take his place. As well, Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning was let go, along with Travis Green. The guys give their reaction to each replacement and where all the teams go from here.

They also take a look at a pair of waivers in Evander Kane and Matt Murray. Two very different situations as they wonder what is in store next. Finally, they break down the Jack Hughes contract. Alex thinks there is some risk, however, Chace also likes the gamble the New Jersey Devils are taking. What is the long-term look of this franchise? Are they a team on the cusp of taking the next step? Find out what the guys think on the MnM Hockey Podcast.

Analytics, Positional Factors, and Draft Pick Value with Chris Watkins

Analytics, Positional Factors, and Draft Pick Value with Chris Watkins

November 29, 2021

Alex and Chace have returned for another week of NHL discussion. This week, at the time of recording there wasn't too much news to talk about. So they had Chris Watkins join the podcast. Better known to some by Yolo Pinyato on Twitter, Chris is a writer for Hockey Graphs who likes to think about the game in a different way. The guys have a discussion about the idea of a fourth forward playing defence instead of a bad third pair defenceman that coaches love these days. As well, how does that fit with the idea of positionless hockey?

Chris dives into some of the data with supporting NHL analytics as to why four forwards may actually be more beneficial from what we've already seen. Another discussion they dive into is the idea of draft pick value and why teams who are good should be much more willing to trade picks for any type of roster player. Tune in for all of that and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast.

Jerseys, Vancouver Canucks, and Where Do They Play Now?

Jerseys, Vancouver Canucks, and Where Do They Play Now?

November 25, 2021

Alex and Chace are back for another week of content. There isn't much news going on in the NHL this week, however, there have been a handful of jerseys that have been revealed. Including both Canada and USA's Olympic jerseys. The guys give their opinions on them and discuss what they like and dislike about them. After that, they switch their focus to some NHL Trends. Including what is going on with the Vancouver Canucks? Is there a quick solution and what is the long-term outlook there?

They move on to look at a couple of teams that are starting off hot including the Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, and Florida Panthers. Discussing just how loaded the Atlantic division is if Sergei Bobrovsky is back and the Panthers are legit. Finally, they play a game of "Where Do They Play Now?". Where Alex names a player for Chace and he needs to guess their current NHL team.

Bob Murray, Chicago Blackhawks, Coyotes Suck, and More

Bob Murray, Chicago Blackhawks, Coyotes Suck, and More

November 15, 2021

lex and Chace are back after a partial week off and they have a few large stories to discuss. They start with some news that is tough to talk about. That being Bob Murray stepping down as the Anaheim Ducks General Manager and entering the NHL's Alcohol Abuse Program. The guys talk about why it is an unfortunate situation that like all bad situations, is a good thing it has come to light but a bad thing it ever happened. They also look at the Ducks on the ice and discuss their future. Next, they look at the updates with John Doe two and the Chicago Blackhawks case. Before switching to the actual team that fired head coach Jermy Colliton last week. Discussing his future and the teams future as a whole.

The guys also look at just how bad the Arizona Coyotes are. Astonished that their record can be so poor this far into a season. They are currently sitting at 1-13-1 and the guys place over/under on their final points. Finally, Alex and Chace look at the Ottawa Senators COVID situation and how that may affect things heading forward. 

 

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