After a week off thanks to Steven being in the desert, lost in Mountain Standard Time, the podcast returns with chatter about the Flyers playoff drive, the state of hockey in Arizona, and a rundown of the NCAA and IIHF Women’s hockey events going on this week. And tons of Flyers love from Rachel as her team strives for that last playoff spot in the East!
It was a championship weekend in women’s hockey as the Boston Pride captured the inaugural NWHL title, sweeping the final over the Buffalo Beauts to win the Isobel Cup. North of the border in the CWHL, the Calgary Inferno won their first ever Clarkson Cup over the heavily favoured Les Canadiennes. Both games were played under a shadow of possible expansion in the NWHL, or a merger between the two leagues… Also, lots of NHL outdoor games were announced this past week, and David Bastl from Bastl’s Bytes drops by to talk about them.
This past week featured not only the announcement of the preliminary rosters for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, and the unveiling of the uniforms each team will wear, but also the second of two meetings between Rachel’s Flyers and Steven’s Oilers! All these things were discussed this week, as well as a wrap-up of the first round series in the NWHL playoffs!
It’s the first annual Hockey Feels NHL Trade Deadline Special! And, oh, what trades were made! Okay, it was actually one of the quietest deadline days on record, with most of the big stuff happening on the weekend before, but there was plenty of transactions for Rachel and Steven to sink their teeth into, including the Flyers standing pat, and the Oilers tweaking the bottom portions of their roster.