OTPP: Bruce Boudreau Hotseat, Stars Climb, and NHL Schedule Rant


Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere.

This week on OTPP, Ben and Dave look at the Anaheim Ducks.  With just 10 goals scored in 10 games this year, and coming off yet another loss, they examine just how hot the Bruce Boudreau hotseat can get.  What is going on in Anaheim?  The Ducks cannot score, why is that? How have some recent injuries made the problem even worse?  And is there any solution, other than firing the coach?

From the bad to the good, the boys examine the Dallas Stars who just keep on winning.  Led by Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin the Stars have plenty of offence, but something about the team’s defense and goaltending has been really impressive this year.  Dave and Ben discuss if they can keep it going.

The Boys then look at Connor McDavid’s point streak, and Jack Eichel’s play in Buffalo.  They aren’t the only rookies making headlines though as Max Domi, Darnell Nurse, Sam Reinhart, Anthony Duclair, and others are all making their marks.  As the 10-game mark approaches, the boys examine if Jake Virtanen, Jared McCann, Robby Fabbri, and others will stick in the NHL or be sent back to junior.

Injuries are being felt league wide and the boys get into those and how they will effect their teams.

One injured player is Evander Kane who gave a candid interview in the Hockey News this week.  The boys discuss Kane’s controversial revelations.

Dave and Ben then look at the end of Montreal’s winning streak.  Vancouver got it done, and the boys talk about why. They also look at P.K. Subban and some impressive stats he’s put up during that streak.

Lastly the boys rant about the NHL schedule, and examines who makes these travel arrangements.

All that and more, as we go on the Power Play.


OTPP: Bruce Boudreau Hotseat, Stars Climb, and NHL Schedule Rant

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