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.
Season 2 of Hockey Feels is officially here! After a few episodes over the course of the summer, Rachel and Steven are back every week now, starting this week with their preview of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, and how their beloved Team North America will fare. Also, Steven gushes over the Oilers’ new home Rogers Place, which officially opened to the public this past weekend.
It’s almost the end of August. The Summer Olympics are over. You get the sense that hockey is just around the corner…and so Rachel and Steven reconvene to talk about World Cup goings on, Jimmy Vesey, Patrick Roy, and many other things as we get closer to getting back to a weekly schedule!
The Stanley Cup Final is set! It’s the Pittsburgh Penguins, winners of three Stanley Cups, their most recent in 2009, versus the San Jose Sharks in their first ever Finals appearance. Rachel and Steven both wear their hearts on their teal sleeves during this episode in cheering for the Sharks and their ragtag band of beards, although both realize that the Penguins are a formidable opponent indeed. Also, the World Cup of Hockey rosters were finalized, and what’s not to love about the Team North America roster? Gostisbehere, Nugent-Hopkins, and Auston Matthews all made the team, which has already won over both Hockey Feels hosts. Bring on September! But first – bring on the Stanley Cup Final!
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!