OTPP: NHL Trades, NHL Draft, Hockey Hall of Fame

Dougie Hamilton

Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play with Ben and Colton. Join Ben Kerr and Colton Praill each week as they take a look at the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere.

OTPP: NHL Trades, NHL Draft, Hockey Hall of Fame

The last week has brought us three big NHL Trades. How will Philipp Grubauer fit in with the Colorado Avalanche? What does the move mean for Semyon Varlamov? Who won the big deal between the Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes? How good can Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm be? Is Dougie Hamilton the best player in the deal? What did the Buffalo Sabres get in Conor Sheary and Matt Hunwick? How will the Pittsburgh Penguins spend their cap space?

What was the story behind Devante Smith-Pelly not receiving a qualifying offer, but re-signing with the Washington Capitals?

They also look at the Hockey Hall of Fame Announcement.  Is Martin Brodeur the best goalie ever? Did Martin St. Louis deserve to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer? How good was Alexander Yakushev? Why is Jayna Hefford a women’s hockey legend? What does the election of Willie O’Ree mean? Does Gary Bettman deserve the honour?

We also look at the NHL? Who made the best picks? The biggest reach? What was the story of all the small-skilled defencemen? What should we expect of Rasmus Dahlin? Jesperi Kotkaniemi? Brady Tkachuk? Vitali Kravtsov?

Now that they are out of the John Tavares sweepstakes, what does Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin do to rebuild the team? Should he pursue Paul Stastny or Ryan O’Reilly? What about secondary options like Tyler Bozak and Riley Nash? Can he get a defenceman like Calvin de Haan? Should he take another option and go into a full-scale rebuild?

All this and More as we go on the Power Play.


Main Photo:

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 25: Calgary Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) skates in warm up before a regular season NHL game between the Boston Bruins and the Calgary Flames on November 25, 2016, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Flames defeated the Bruins 2-1.(Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)