A little deep dive on the Calgary Flames with Mike Pfeil (@mikeFAIL) from The ScorchStack. We talked about their great start, what the key factors have been and if their success at even-strength (5v5) and special teams is sustainable or not. Mike also shared his thoughts on the Flames roster construction, where they could make improvements, and what the club is doing well tactic-wise this season.
Couple thoughts on the Oilers start, even-strength (5v5) play and how they compare to their division rivals.
Joined by Avry Lewis-McDougall (@avry) to talk all things Oilers, their recent success and how things might shake out in the Pacific division. We also talked about fan experience and how the Oilers and the NHL can do a better job growing and promoting their product. We also shared our thoughts on Kyle Beach’s bravery and what impact he’ll have on the game and society.
Joined by Dennis King (@dkingbh) on the show to discuss the Oilers start to the 2021/22 regular season, what they’ve done well and where they need to improve. We focused on the players that have stood out, positively and negatively, and the impacts of Holland’s approach when it comes to building and optimizing a roster.
Joined by Jason Adams (@adamsonhockey) on the show to discuss the Oilers’ start to the 2021/22 regular season, what they’ve done well and where they need to improve. We talked about Holland’s off-season moves on the blueline and some of the early struggles there. We also talked about Jesse Puljujärvi, how important he is today and going forward – plus lots more.
Couple thoughts on the Oilers early success, even-strength numbers, team defense and Barrie's impact.
Couple thoughts on the Oilers upcoming season, and the lack of confidence in the management group and coaching staff.
I joined Rod Kurtz on CBC Radio Active to talk Oilers and their first home game in front of fans since March 2020. We talked about management’s off-season approach of adding veterans to the roster, where the strengths are in the roster and the weaknesses. We also talked about which youngsters the Oilers will need to emerge as regular options. And we discussed what we're watching for this upcoming season including the Oilers even-strength play without McDavid, as well as the penalty kill.
Joined by Alex Thomas (@Alex_Thomas14) on the show to discuss the Oilers off-season activities, the changes up front and the defence core, and Holland’s overall approach to constructing the roster.
I joined Rod Kurtz on CBC Radio Active to talk about the Oilers and their free agency activities. We covered the signing of Zach Hyman, what he brings to the team and the risks associated with the contract. Discussed trading away Ethan Bear to make room for veteran defencemen, and what to expect from forward Warren Foegele. We talked about Tyson Barrie's actual impact to the team, and signing Cody Ceci, and if he can fill Adam Larsson’s role (short answer: nope). Also covered Evan Bouchard's role next year and the barriers in place. And we closed off with my thoughts on the outstanding roster issues and how the front office remains the Oilers biggest deficiency.