Puck Podcast – August 12, 2011

In the first period of this week’s Puck Podcast we’ll recap all the news from the past week in the NHL including two teams making their third trade so far this off season. In the second period we’ll discuss if the NHL should consider contraction. In the third period we’ll read your e-mails.

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Doug Stolhand is one of the co-founders and co-hosts of the Puck Podcast and has been a member of the NHL media since the show's inception in 2006.


  1. To clarify in the question of whether the NHL has even contracted during Doug or Eddie’s lifetime, it has only happened once. The Golden Seals moved to Cleveland and became the Barons, who the merged with the Minnesota North Stars in 1978. In other leagues, the Dallas Texans were the last NFL franchise to fold (1952), the original Baltimore Bullets the last in the NBA (1954), and no MLB team in the 20th century has ever been contracted (though the Expos and Twins were discussed a few years ago). More marginal leagues: the Canadian Football Leagu’s Ottawa Renegades contracted in 2005, and the MLS Tampa Bay Mutiny contracted in 2001 despite having a great name.

  2. About GPS in the puck – nice idea but how would it work indoors? From what i know, it must “see” the sky and the satellites…

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