Thanksgiving trips and various other maladies have delayed this week’s episode, but Rachel, emboldened by a stellar performance from Flyers’ goaltender Steve Mason, and Steven, felled by a cold he got at a Doctor Who convention, still find time to talk about the Flyers goalie situation, Gerard Gallant’s firing, and more on this midweek installment of Hockey Feels!
It’s almost US Thanksgiving, which is usually the unofficial measuring point to see where teams are at in the NHL standings and what to expect for the rest of the season. As of now, teams like the Oilers, Flyers, Devils, Jets, and Blue Jackets are hovering near respectability. Can they stay there for the rest of the season? Steven and Rachel discuss this, the All-Star Game rules, and more on this week’s Hockey Feels!
It was a rough week for the Hockey Feels crew, where the results of the 2016 US election knocked most of the joy out of life for both Rachel and Steven, and their enthusiasm for hockey and other diversions also suffered. Good thing, too, as both the Oilers and Flyers had less than inspiring weeks on the ice. However, the crew presses on to talk about Eric Lindros, sports and politics, and other sundry hockey news items.
The Oilers continue to be impressive this season, winning back-to-back games over the weekend despite facing a bevy of injuries. The Flyers lost in Montreal on Saturday night, but also won back-to-back games earlier in the week. But the Columbus Blue Jackets shocked the hockey world with a stunning 10-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens. All this and more on this week’s Hockey Feels!
The first regular season meeting between Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews did not live up to the (massive) hype, with neither player registering a point in a 3-2 OT win for the Maple Leafs on November 1. The Flyers have had troubles keeping the puck out of their own net while displaying a knack for putting that puck in other teams’ nets. Steven and Rachel have thoughts about these developments and more on this week’s Hockey Feels!