On the Powerplay – Sharks Meltdown, Red Hot Rangers and Playoff Rivals

Last Word on Sports is proud to present their newest 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.

On the Powerplay – Sharks Meltdown, Red Hot Rangers and Playoff Rivals

Tonight On the Powerplay, Ben and Dave discuss the situation between Joe Thornton and Doug Wilson in San Jose. Is this the end of the Sharks as we know them? Can they still make the playoffs? If they don’t, is it the end of the line for Wilson? What about coach Todd McLellan? Will Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau stay in San Jose?

We also look at the New York Rangers. How does the team keep winning without Henrik Lundqvist? Are they the best defensive club in the Eastern Conference? How does the club deal with the latest injury to Martin St. Louis? Would they rather play the Boston Bruins or Washington Capitals in the playoffs

We then look around the league at some other possible playoff matchups that intrigue us. Montreal/Boston or Montreal/Detroit, Islanders/Penguins, Blues/Kings, Canucks/Flames. Is the NHL’s new divisional based format doing exactly what the league wanted in creating rivalries?

Finally a look at the reeling Penguins. How do they cope without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin? Can they get their game back together before the playoffs begin.

Lastly we look at Matt O’Connor, Casey Bailey, Troy Stecher, Kenney Morrison and Mike Reilly, the top potential NCAA free agents this year. We take an in depth look at the Reilly situation and the Justin Schultz rule. Will the Blue Jackets’ prospect go to free agency? Should the League close this loophole?

All this and more as we go on the powerplay with Ben and Dave.​

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