All posts by Ryan Schaap

Self described "leader" of Pucks On Net who can be followed on most social media platforms @schaaptop

Feedback Loop of Failure

The Edmonton Oilers have done this before. They do a lot of the same things over and over again, expecting a different result. https://soundcloud.com/user-922863791/hitchcock-returns-to-coach-mcdavid-the-oilers On this week's podcast, we're all scratching our heads trying to figure out why the Edmonton Oilers would hire a semi-retired Ken Hitchcock to turn things around in the self-proclaimed City ...

Thunderbolts And Lightning (Very Very Frightening)

The Tampa Bay Lightning are probably going to win the Stanley Cup this year. In a season that reminds me of the Washington Capitals a year prior, this is a total under the radar season for the Bolts. All the tell-tale signs are there. Don't say I didn't warn you! Nobody is talking about them ...

King William & The Maple Leaf Holdout

Word came out last week that two teams were very interested in trading for the rights to William Nylander, The Carolina Hurricanes and the Los Angeles Kings. Over twelve teams have expressed interest in Nylander, but the Kings and the Canes are the thirstiest. With Kyle Dubas and the Toronto Maple Leafs needing to make ...

That Pettersson Noise!

On Monday night I took in the Vancouver Canucks vs the Minnesota Wild game at Rogers Arena. It was a fantastic game. The beer was very expensive. The game was exciting and high scoring, which is incredibly rare as there hasn't been an exciting mid-week game vs Minnesota in fifteen years. Rogers Arena was nowhere ...

Canucks Observations: Four Games In

There have only been four games, but there is a major difference this season for the Vancouver Canucks. They're fun to watch! The team is fast, skilled, and an offensive threat. They are accumulating skilled forwards and building a roster that, until this season, was living in the shadow of a failed Stanley Cup run ...