Slewfoot 7.5 – The One Where Fred Wins

Dave and Fred are back this week for another exciting and adventurous episode!

We’re a week and half into the season and of course, we are overreacting to everything that is happening around the NHL! 

We kick things off with some Top Shelf news and specifically we get into who is playing well, and who needs to spend a bit more time on the practice ice.  There’s a few teams that have struggled out of the gate (New York, Montreal, Dallas, Buffalo) and a few that have started the season off very well (New Jersey, Colorado, Chicago, Toronto)

We take a tour around the league on the Injury Train – an exciting but dangerous ride to be sure, but we wish nothing but the best for the new passengers on the Train.

We discuss Buffalo and Arizona’s frustrations so far this season and some of their leaders speaking out about their situations.

We end the show by playing one of favorite games – “Real Stat or Forget That” – find out who wins this round – the first round of this season – although the title gives it away.

Thanks for listening and be sure to send us your questions and feedback!

 

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Slewfoot 7.4 – The One About the New Season

It’s Canadian Thanksgiving and we’re thankful that it’s a new Season of NHL hockey and what a start of the regular season it has been so far! There’s been a few records, there’s been lots of scoring, and there’s been some unexpected teams performing above expectations!

On the show today we talk about the first couple of days of the season, who has performed well, and who needs some improvement. 

Well – the Golden Knights, Alex Ovechkin, the Leafs, The Blackhawks, Connor McDavid, the Devils, the Avs

Not so well – the Penguins, the Habs, the Sabres, the Predators

We get into some of the signings of some young players in the league and question if the trend of paying players before they perform is a good thing. Are teams overpaying these young athletes too much, too soon? Or are they considered an investment for these teams in the long run?

We get into one of our favorite games on the Slewfoot Hockey Show, “Yes Way, No Way” – we ask each other some questions and determine if we agree or disagree with certain statements.

We would love to hear your feedback, be sure to send us a message to feedback@slewfoothockeyshow.com, or check us out on Twitter – @SlewfootDave or @SlewfootFred

Thanks so much for listening!

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Slewfoot 7.3 – The One About the East

This Episode of the Slewfoot Hockey Show is all about the East!

We kick off the show with Top Shelf News – the subjects we discuss today are:

1: The pre-season and the end of that. We’re glad the new season will be starting soon, as I am sure everyone else is too. We don’t think it’s a true indication of what will be happening in the real season.

2: The Injury Train makes an appearance again – it’s been everywhere all over the league, making stops in various cities and picking up passengers. It’s unfortunate, but it’s part of the game.

We preview the Eastern Conference, equally as competitive as the West. The Metropolitan will be a very tough Division again with teams like Washington, Columbus, the Rangers all looking to dethrone the Champions from Pittsburgh. There were many moves in the off season in the Division so it should be very competitive.

The Atlantic has also improved and there are also some teams looking to grind their way to the playoffs. The Bruins look strong, The Canadiens with all their new talent are looking to show that their early playoff exit from the spring was a fluke. The Maple Leafs are looking to show everyone they’ve improved and their young group of superstars are for real – but can they stay healthy? The Red Wings struggled last season – Dave is a believer in the Wings turning things around, and he is cautiously optimistic about their playoff chances. Tampa Bay is hoping their Captain stays healthy all season, and if he does they could be a force to deal with!

So who ends up on top in the East? Dave believes the Bruins are going to have a good year and finish in 1st – Fred believes it will be Tampa’s year.

If you would like join our Regular Season pool, send us a message – feedback@slewfoothockeyshow.com or hit us up on Twitter @SlewfootDave or @SlewfootFred and we’ll send you the link!

Thank you for listening! 

Slewfoot 7.2 – The One About the West

On this episode of the Slewfoot Hockey Show, it’s all about the West and the Western Conference!

We start off this episode talking about Top Shelf News – the subjects we cover today are:

1: There’s a new Sheriff in town! George Parros is the new guy trying to keep all of the players safety – so he’s dealing with player safety issues. We talk about what he’s done so far. 

2: All of the penalties being called in the pre-season. We know you’re trying things out, but come on NHL! This is getting ridiculous!

3: The Canadiens slow start. It all doesn’t matter, it’s the pre-season.

4: Some of the rookies sticking around – how long will they last? When do they get sent down?

We then start our tour of the Western Conference. Who reigns supreme in the Pacific? Does Edmonton continue their rise to the top? Does Anaheim continue their history of strong play? How has Calgary improved their team and can the new guys in Vegas be better than the Canucks in Vancouver? 

In the Central, which is potentially the strongest division in hockey, there is Chicago, who is looking to avenge their early playoff exit from last season. There are the Wild, Preds, Blues, Satrs (who have improved greatly) and the Jets who are strong candidates for playoff positions. There’s always going to be bottom dwellers, and there’s a few teams that will continue to have that position of shame again this season.

Give us a listen and then let us know what you think – feedback@slewfoothockeyshow.com or check us out on Twitter:

@SlewfootDave, @SlewfootFred & @SlewfootShow

Thank you for your support and for listening!