Episode #205 – Hitchin’ A Ride To Edmonton

Last week on the show, we fell to the floor laughing about the idea of Ken Hitchcock coaching an NHL team in 2018, and then the Edmonton Oilers came a knocking.

Ryan, Geeta and P Mac gather at the palatial estate to discuss Ken Hitchcock’s hiring in Edmonton. Dave skypes in from Edmonton to chime in on a very questionable decision in bringing in the recently retired Hitchcock. Will his dead puck era style of coaching work with McDavid? Or this will be another step backward in the Oilers’ feedback loop of failure?

They also discuss the struggling LA Kings. It seems like Willie D has already made an impact down in So Cal, and has demoted Ilya Kovalchuk to the fourth line and playing less than seven minutes a night. He was the lone bright spot on the Kings this season, but since Willie D has taken over, Kovalchuk’s point production has almost dried up completely.

They look back to Patrik Laine’s big five-goal effort Saturday night vs. the St. Louis Blues and just what sparked his recent hot streak. Some intel may lead you to believe it might have to do with Fornite!

They talk about the Maple Leafs’ impending William Nylander contract concerns and look at the trade the Arizona Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks made. The Blackhawks sent Nick Schmaltz to Arizona for Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini, we dissect the trade and take a look at what some recent Blackhawks’ first round picks are up to.

Finally, the gang discusses the Canucks, their injuries, their big slump-busting win against their former coach in LA and answer some Twitter questions.

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