Hey, everyone! Welcome back!!
We kick off today’s episode with a discussion about the red-hot Pittsburgh Penguins. After a shaky start this season, Sidney Crosby and the Pens are back in the thick of the playoff race, taking over as the leader of the Metropolitan division. Can they hold onto it though? The Washington Capitals, after dominating the division the entire season, are not ready to hand over the lead just yet. So how will it all turn out? Yoshi and Mazzat have some bold predictions for you. Also, the Atlantic division has developed into a three team race, with all others watching from afar. Can the Toronto Maple Leafs pull ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the home stretch… or are they on a collision course with the Boston bruins? We break it down for you.
During the second round, we switch things over to the Western conference where we take a look at the surprising Dallas Stars. Just a couple of months ago, many were ready to “throw in the towel” when it came to this team. Now, they are in third place in the Central division. So what happened? How did this team turn things around? Also, the Winnipeg Jets have quietly become the model for building a successful team. They’re big… they’re fast… and they know how to win. So just what do we see down the road for this Jets team? Could a Stanley Cup be in the not-so-distant future? Our answers might surprise you.
We close out today’s show with a look back at the action from this week’s Olympic Hockey Tournament. It’s a very different feel this time around without the NHL’ers on the ice. The action isn’t as fast-paced, and many of the players are unfamiliar to most people. But are the games entertaining / competitive? In the end, did anyone benefit from the decision to exclude NHL players, and why? We take a stab at explaining this rather foolish situation.
Music for today’s show is provided by our friends in the band Glen Street (recently renamed Trampoline Jetstream). Please lick on the link, and visit their Page! https://www.facebook.com/TrampolineJetstream/