OTPP: NHL Off-Season Frenzy

Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play 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 the boys get into the NHL Off-season frenzy. We have seen big name stars on the move, both in trades and as free agents. Dave and Ben examine each move.

This Week’s Show

NHL general managers did not wait for July 1st to get their off-season shopping started. The big moves started on June 29th as there were two big trades and a massive free-agent signing. The Edmonton Oilers traded Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for Adam Larson. This was quickly followed by the Montreal Canadiens trading P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Lightning locked up Steven Stamkos to an eight-year deal. What do the boys think of the moves?

On July 1st, teams spent money like it was going out of style. Andrew Ladd, Dan Hamhuis, Kyle Okposo, Eric Staal, Milan Lucic, Frans Nielsen, Loui Eriksson, David Backes, and Troy Brouwer were just some of the names finding new homes. Meanwhile, the Montreal Canadiens shocked many by bringing Alexander Radulov back from the KHL. Who made good moves on July 1st? Who overspent in the frenzy? The boys let give you their take.

Some other big names such as Kris Russell, Justin Schultz, Alex Tanguay, Jiri Hudlerand Vadim Shipachyov remain on the market. Where do the boys think they will go, and who is the best remaining free agent?

All this and more as we go On The Power Play.

OTPP: NHL Off-Season Frenzy

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Main Photo: TAMPA, FL – APRIL 30: Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders skates with the puck in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 30, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)