Rachel is both snowed under and under the weather, having been prevented attending the NWHL All-Star Game in Buffalo by New York City travel bans and flu-like symptoms. However, there was plenty to talk about this week, including just announced details regarding the NHL’s new streaming service, NHL.tv. Next week: it’s the NHL All-Star Weekend!
On this week’s show, Rachel and Steven discuss the John Scott situation as it looks like the player fans voted in to be captain of the Pacific Division All-Star Team won’t be playing in the game at all after all thanks to a trade and a demotion. But wait, there’s more! How do you pick a team to cheer for if you’re new to a sport? This, and Rachel’s Recommendations!
A flurry of trades (actual trades!) highlighted this week in the NHL, and Rachel and Steven were keen to talk about them – especially as Flyers’ GM Ron Hextall pulled off some salary dump larceny! Also, Connor McDavid has a return date to the Oilers lineup, and the NHL All-Star game rosters have taken shape!
It wasn’t a good start to the year for the US and Canadian junior hockey programs as both teams bowed out before the gold medal game at the recent IIHF U20 Championships in Helsinki. But is that a bad thing? And what did Rachel and Steven think of the NHL Winter Classic this year? Listen in!