All posts by Ryan Schaap

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

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 ...

Can’t Touch A Flame When It’s Red Hot

https://soundcloud.com/user-922863791/calgary-flames-201819-season-preview-the-pon-ten On this week's podcast, we review the ten NHL teams you should pay attention to -- and the Calgary Flames are one of those teams! At one point in my life, it might have pained me to say this, but I'm really high on the Calgary Flames this year. Growing up a Vancouver Canucks ...

The Real Winners: Colorado

Who won the Erik Karlsson trade? The Colorado Avalanche. https://soundcloud.com/user-922863791/the-real-winners-of-the-erik-karlsson-trade-colorado As discussed on this week's podcast, Colorado is expected to benefit greatly from Ottawa's inevitably awful upcoming season. When Matt Duchene was finally dealt from Colorado in that gigantic, three-team, blockbuster deal with Ottawa and Nashville, everyone looked to benefit. Colorado got rid of their ...

Patching The Holes In Montreal

Shortly after 1am on the East Coast, Max Pacioretty was traded from the Montreal Canadiens after three seasons of mystery, dramatics, and off-ice controversies which had become a regular occurrence in La Belle Province. The late night trade to the Vegas Golden Knights (for Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki and a second round pick in 2019) also ...

The Chicago Reclamation Project

One of my favourite storylines in recent years was the Brad Richards reclamation project in Chicago. Brad Richards signed on the cheap with Chicago for the 2014/15 season. He was in the final years of his NHL career but still had a desire to win. Now, he was far removed from dominant Conn Smythe trophy ...