Jeff Marek asks Brian Burke about the Canes' playoff run, and Gord Stellick about the Bruins' advancing; on the Bruins' standard of excellence, the work that Don Sweeney and Peter Chiarelli have done over the years, and key pieces they added to make the team what it is now; on the Canes and what the future holds for them, and why it's important that Tom Dundon doesn't focus on solely tightening the budget; on the Memorial Cup, the missed hand-pass in Game 2 Sharks vs. Blues, why it was easy to miss, how the NHL needs to prevent this from happening again, and the future of video review.
Jeff Marek asks John Shannon about last night's controversial goal, and Anthony Stewart whether the Canes have a chance tonight; on the hand pass goal, why it shouldn't have counted, and changes the NHL can make; Colin Campbell, NHL Sr. Executive VP of Hockey Ops, on the goal, video review in the NHL, if there's been discussions about making that type of pass legal, and if the league is concerned that their older referees can't keep up with the speed of today's game; Bruins radio voice Judd Sirott on what the team will need to do tonight to complete the sweep of the Canes, the play of the fourth line, the different players who have stepped up for the squad, and David Krejci's performances; on Jim Schoenfeld stepping down as Rangers AGM and Sr. VP.
Jeff Marek asks Brian Burke about Justin Williams, and Anthony Stewart about Tuukka Rask; on Canes vs. Bruins and whether it'll be a sweep; NHL on Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos on Justin Williams getting rattled by the Bruins, the Canes' lack of fight, whether Curtis McEhlinney should get the start again in Game 4, the Bruins' playoff run, the talented pest that is Brad Marchand, Carolina's powerplay, and Sebastian Aho's next contract; on Ralph Krueger being hired by the Sabres, what to expect from Game 3 Blues vs. Sharks, and the final four teams' futures.
May 14: Time for 'Canes to go with Curtis McElhinney?
Jeff Marek asks Gord Stellick about the Blues' resilience, and John Shannon about Rod Brind'Amour's lack of transparency as to which goalie is starting tonight; on the goaltending situation in Carolina, Jordan Binnington's incredible performances, rookie goaltenders who have taken their teams on deep playoff runs, Vince Dunn's play, and the Blues' poor powerplay; on Rod Brind'Amour's tight lips on who's starting in net for the Canes, and whether the NHL may make coaches announce lineups before game time due to gambling; Hurricanes TV voice John Forslund on which goalie may get the nod tonight, the team's defensive struggles against the Bruins, and Brad Marchand mocking Justin Williams.
May 13: Recapping the opening weekend of NHL's conference finals
Jeff Marek asks Gord Stellick and John Shannon what stood out to them in Game 2 between the Bruins and Canes; if they're worried for the Hurricanes going down two games; what they expect in Game 3 from both teams; how they feel about the Blues and Sharks series after Game 1; San Jose Sharks beat writer for the Athletic Kevin Kurz on his Sharks' pick for the Conn Smythe Trophy, Marc-Edouard Vlasic's dependable presence on the blue line, how Joe Thornton has helped out Kevin Lebanc, what he expects from the Blues in Game 2, and the selfishness Joe Thornton has shown in his career in his attempt for a Stanley Cup.
David Amber, Gord Strellick and Brian Burke analyse the Bruins' 5-2 victory over the Hurricanes in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final and preview the Western Conference Final between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues.
Jeff Marek asks Gord Stellick about the Sharks' win over the Avs, and Anthony Stewart about the Bruins vs. Canes; on the Avs' impressive season, what's next for the club, and how talented Nathan MacKinnon is; on the great job Pete DeBoer has done with the Sharks, Martin Jones' incredible turnaround, their defence, and Wilson's overturned goal; on what to expect from Blues vs. Sharks, and Joe Thornton's quest for the Stanley Cup; on what they expect from Canes vs. Bruins, Carolina's amazing season, how the Canes and Blues respect their head coaches, Tuukka Rask's incredible play, and key players in the series.
Jeff Marek asks Brian Burke about Ben Bishop's impressive night, and John Shannon about what he's expecting from Sharks vs. Avs Game 7; on Pat Maroon's game-winning goal and his season turnaround, and Craig Berube's impressive coaching performance this season with the Blues; NHL on Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos on the Blues' series win and how they've changed under Berube, Ben Bishop's impressive play, the Stars' future, Ken Holland's hiring in Edmonton, and Game 7 Sharks vs. Avs; on how tonight's game is a total coin flip, whether Joe Pavelski will be a factor if he does play, concerns about Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, and expectations for both teams heading into the playoffs and whether they were met.
May 7: Oilers official name Holland President & GM
The Oilers introduce Ken Holland as their new General Manager and President of Hockey Operations; Jeff Marek, John Shannon, and Anthony Stewart react to the press conference; Fox Sports Midwest's Darren Pang on Game 7 Blues vs. Stars, keys to victory for either squad, Jordan Binnington's calm presence in the net, and Sammy Blais being put into the lineup; on what's next for the Blues if they fall tonight in Game 7, and the Bruins' series clinching win over the Blue Jackets.
May 6: Canes going to East Final, Oilers going to Holland
Jeff Marek asks Gord Stellick about the Canes' sweep of the Islanders, and John Shannon about the Oilers naming Ken Holland as their new GM; on how Bob Nicholson settled on Ken Holland, and what his first order of business is; Hurricanes President Don Waddell on whether he expected his team to sweep the Islanders, his role as GM, Rod Brind'Amour's unique relationship with Justin Williams, and the team's goaltending tandem; on Stars vs. Blues heading to Game 7, what the Blue Jackets need to do tonight to keep their post-season alive, and Nathan McKinnon's regression as of late.