Another week in the NHL means The Last Word on Hockey Show is back on the MAD Radio Network and North East Streaming Sports. Your host Jim Biringer from lastwordonhockey.com was back alongside Coach Jay and special guest Ron Grossman filling in for Marc Weiss who was on assignment. The boys take a trip around the NHL looking at the big stories of the week. This week they look at the trade that sent Brendan Lemieux to the Los Angeles Kings, Cole Caufield signing in Montreal, the play of Jack Campbell for Toronto, and much more.
The Last Word on Hockey Show
Brendan Lemieux Trade
Jim opens the show welcoming everyone back. He brings up the news of the week including two things that happened after last week’s show went off the air. Jim talks about the New York Rangers trading Brendan Lemieux to the Los Angeles Kings. Coach Jay jumps in with his theory on why this was a bad move considering the Rangers don’t play with that physical edge needed this time of year. Ron gives his two cents on the move as well as why players need a change of scenery.
Cole Caufield Signing
Jim transitions the show over to the Montreal Canadiens and the signing of Cole Caufield. The boys talk about his accomplishments in NCAA and at the World Junior level, however, Ron is skeptical of Caufield being successful at the NHL level. Ron mentions how it is a different game and there is a quicker pace to the game. They all agree it will be best for Caufield to adjust to the pro game in the AHL and it would wise for the Canadiens not to rush him along. Montreal has had too many misses lately when it comes to drafting players. Jim brings up the example of Ryah Poehling.