Puck Podcast – August 16th, 2008

This week on the Puck Podcast we talk with Sporting News NHL writer Craig Custance about the offseason so far and which teams have done the best, and worst, jobs this summer. We also talk about the Islanders hiring a new coach, the Flyers locking their coach down for two more years, some of the NHL’s brightest prospects getting signed to pro contracts, some history being made at the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, a possible trade involving a high priced defenseman, a legendary Oilers player scheduled to be honored and a whole lot more.

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Scott Gordon is the Islanders new head coach. Good luck, Scott.

Click here to check out The Sporting News Today and to get Craig Custance’s daily reports on the NHL.

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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. Doug,

    Count me in for the keeper league for the 3rd season I am looking forward to it. I need to avenge my last place finish last season


  2. Must… be… in… Puck Podcast Keeper League! Puck Podcast + Hockey pool? Better combo than peanut butter and chocolate.

  3. Doug – As a fantasy hockey newbie (fantasy football veteran), I’ll put my name in the hat to replace Draft Mike as the “get well card” for the new keeper league. Long time listener, first time poster …

  4. I’m in for fantasy hockey. I’ve only done it one time, about 10 years ago on ESPN.com. Not only did I win my league, I was 20th out of about 9,000. Pure luck, I must admit. I’m in for the keeper league too. Certainly never been in one before.

  5. Tim,

    I am not going anywhere. I lost my top center and my top 2 goaltenders in the same week to injury and my season blew up

  6. I now know the Format for the Russian KHL Season that Starts on September 2. I think this should be intresting for our viewers to check this out.

    League Format: 24 teams divided into 4 Divisions of 6 teams each playing 56 games, 4 games against Division Oppenents and 2 games against the rest of the teams.

    Playoffs: the top 16 teams make the playoffs, with the Division Champions being seeded 1-4 while the rest of teams will based on record just like the NHL, expect their’s no conference so it’s going to be 1-16, 2-15 and so.

    Divisional Alignment.

    Bobrov Division
    Salavat Yulaev Ufa (2007-08 RSL Champions and IIHF Champions League)
    Dynamo Minsk (Belarus)
    Spartak Moscow
    Metallurg Novokuznetsk
    Severstal Cherepovets
    Atlant Mytischi

    Tarasov Division
    Metallurg Magnitogorsk (IIHF Champions League)
    Khimik Voskresensk (Replaced by Avtomobilist Yekateriburg)
    Traktor Chelyabinsk
    HC MVD Balashikha
    SKA St. Pettersburg
    CSKA Moscow

    Kharlamov Division
    Avangard Omsk
    Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (2007-08 RSL Runner Ups)
    Lada Togliatti
    Sibir Novosibirsk
    Amur Khabarovsk
    Dinamo Riga (Latvia)

    Chernyshev Division
    AK Bars Kazan
    Bars Astana (Kazakhstan)
    Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
    Vityaz Chekhov
    Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
    Dynamo Moscow

  7. Bah, that’s terrible news about Stefan Legein. Watching him play in the World Juniors last x-mas, he became one of my most anticipated prospects for the NHL. Entertaining guy to watch.

    Too bad we won’t be seeing him anymore.

    Still, best of luck to him.

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