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On The Power Play – Prust vs Watson, New GMs and More

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 Ben and Dave examine the comments from Brandon Prust following the incident with referee Brad Watson on Sunday night.  Was Watson out of line?  What should the NHL do about it? How do we feel about former NHL referee Kerry Fraser’s comments that Prust is now a marked man amongst NHL officials? How did a previous similar incident affect the careers of Alex Burrows and Stephane Auger?

Next the boys look at the new general managers in New Jersey and Edmonton?  What are Ray Shero’s biggest challenges with the Devils?  Will he bring in Dan Bylsma to be the head coach? How will he work under president Lou Lamoriello?  What are the next moves in New Jersey.

The boys move on to Peter Chiarelli’s hiring in Edmonton.  Can he finally turn around the Oilers?  What type of changes need to be made to the roster?  Who will he hire as head coach?  Will it be Todd MacLellan, Mike Babcock, Todd Nelson, or someone else?  How will Craig MacTavish interact as a number two man?  Who do the Oilers move to get the defencemen and goaltender that they need to move forward?

After that its on to the second round series between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals?  How have the Capitals taken wins in two of the first three games?  How do the boys feel about the controversial non-call that led to Joel Ward’s game winning goal late in the third period of game one?

Then they move on to the Flames and Ducks?  Why is Anaheim so dominant?  Can the Flames make a series of things when they get back to home ice at the Saddledome?

What about the Blackhawks and Wild?  How are the Hawks dominating Minnesota?  Is Corey Crawford back in form, and what is going on with Devan Dubnyk’s glove hand?  What does Minnesota need to do to get back in the series.

All this and more as we go on the powerplay.

OTPP- Prust vs Watson, New GMs and More


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