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!
The Winnipeg Jets hosted the Edmonton Oilers in the 2016 NHL Heritage Classic on October 23, so to review the event, it was only right and proper to bring back Bastl’s Bytes host (and Winnipeg native) David Bastl to talk about the celebratory weekend. Steven and David also talk about three of the hottest young stars in the game and how they’re all playing for Canadian teams.
You know it’s incredibly early in the NHL season when the Oilers are in first place, but with five wins in their first six games, Steven is still cautiously optimistic about the start for his favourite team. Over in Flyers territory, Rachel is happy to see how rookies Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov continue to perform. All this and more in an exciting week in the NHL!
The first few days of the NHL season are in the books, and there is plenty of optimism in Oil Country after a couple dominant offensive wins over Calgary (and one offensively dominant loss at the hands of the Sabres…). Also, the Flyers are burning the midnight oil out on the west coast, making it difficult for hometown fans to follow their exploits, including those of the Flyers’ newest hockey boys in Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov. Hockey is back, everyone!
Hockey season is finally here! And so is our NHL season preview episode! Listen as Rachel and Steven agree to disagree on their picks of where some teams will finish in the standings, while finding common ground on how well (or poor) other teams fare. Will the Flyers build on their successful run to the playoffs last season? Will Connor McDavid and the Oilers finally end their playoff drought? Listen and find out!
It’s a special midweek episode of the podcast! On this episode, Rachel talks with Deb and Erika (from the Doctor Who podcast Verity!) about one their favourite things as of late, the hit Tumblr hockey webcomic Check, Please! They talk about their love of the comic, its characters, and the Kickstarter campaign launched to help fund the comic by its creator, Ngozi Ukazu. Enjoy!
It already seems like ages ago, but last Thursday, Team Canada won the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Steven and Rachel were blown away by this utterly predictable development, and so devoted some time and energy into discussing the result of this new-ish international tourney. But focus now is on NHL training camps and spotty coverage of preseason games, and the hopes and dreams of Travis Konecny making the Flyers opening day roster. Next week: our NHL preview edition!
The final in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey is set! Canada will face…Europe? Interesting. Rachel and Steven discuss the World Cup, Rachel’s visit to Toronto to watch a couple games and experience the atmosphere, and they lament the beautiful creature that was Team North America. Also, NHL training camps have opened, and optimism is high in both the Oilers’ and Flyers’ camps. The preseason begins tonight!
The first round robin games at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey are in the books, and there have been some big surprises. Team Europe, that gang of Old World orphans, shocked the heavily favoured USA, while Canada was especially dominant against the Czech Republic. However, those plucky upstarts on Team North America have already won over the coldest of hearts, blitzing Finland, and making Rachel and Steven very happy on this week’s Hockey Feels.