Judd, Lindsey and Declan, provide an update on the Wild's free agent targets; The state of the Central Division; NHL Draft recap; Why is Paul Fenton so weird?; Zucker trade rumors; Other NHL trades and the Wild's schedule release.
Judd, Lindsey and Declan talk with Gopher men's hockey head coach Bob Motzko on the seven incoming Gophers who were drafted over the weekend; The team's young incoming roster; Getting fans back into the seats and the best chirp Bob's ever heard.
Judd's Hockey show returns. With the Blues winning the Stanley Cup, does that give you hope for the Wild; Free agency plan; What does a contract for Anders Lee look like? Spurgeon's future; Could the Wild draft a goalie? Who's most likely to be traded at the draft? CBA talk.
Louie gives his opinion on the reported trade that would have sent the Wild's Jason Zucker to Pittsburgh for Phil Kessel and whether he liked the deal. Why the need to trade Zucker? Lou discusses his thoughts on that and where the Wild need the most help. Louie also recalls his own trade talks from his days as general manager of the North Stars, how tough it was to keep those quiet and tells a story of a rival GM calling him to get his opinion before making a deal for a star player. We finish by getting a Stanley Cup prediction and discussing the top two players in the upcoming draft.
The gang is back together to discuss Phil Kessel nixing a trade to the Wild; What's Fenton thinking? The Modano hiring; Is this team about to fall off a cliff and what's the longterm plan of this franchise?
Louie and Judd discuss the NHL's Eastern and Western Conference finals -- Lou takes issue with the notion the Hurricanes have run out of steam -- and Lou reacts to the dustup between Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter in Game 3 of the Boston-Carolina series. Lou also talks about growing up a Red Wings and Tigers fan and the long trips he would make to Detroit to see those teams. What's the most crushing defeat Lou saw his childhood heroes suffer? You'll have to listen to find out.
Judd's Hockey Show opens with a quick conversation about Brad Marchand before Patrick Reusse interrupts the show for his takes on the postseason; A quick Game of Thrones review; Sharks-Blues review and the Danny Cunningham hijacks the show for two minutes and the gang closes the show with an update on the Iowa Wild what it means for the NHL team.
Louie discusses the two Game 7s in the NHL playoffs the past two nights, tells us what it was like to win and lose a Game 7 in overtime with the North Stars and gives his predictions for which teams will be playing in the Stanley Cup Finals. Louie also talks about some of the most clutch playoff performers for the North Stars and drops in a story about how Wayne Gretzky almost didn't end up in Edmonton.
No, Danny Cunningham, you can't be on the podcast; Who's more likely to waive their no-movement clause, Zach Parise or Ryan Suter?; What are the Oilers doing; Would you enjoy a Carolina vs. San Jose Stanley Cup and Lindsey's take on the women's hockey league boycott.
How many games should the NHL regular-season run? What should the playoff format be? What about the bye weeks that each team gets? On this week's episode, Lou Nanne gets to play NHL commissioner and gives his thoughts on some changes he would make. Louie also discusses which of the current second-round playoff series is his favorite and tells us what it's like to play in the postseason.