Puck Podcast – February 15th, 2009

In this episode of the Puck Podcast we talk about the Penguins decision to fire Michel Therrien and replace him with Dan Bylsma. We also discuss the Rangers problems, the Devils surge, the Blue Jackets and Panthers playoff push as well as whether or not Jaromir Jagr is on his way to Edmonton, Mike Green’s record setting goal streak and a whole lot more.

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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. I thought the show was great! It seems like something is missing without the music intro but when you get to the show there was some great content. I still love the undisclosed injuries. Keep up the great work. By the way, they’re going to talk about fighting in an upcoming NHL meeting. When are they going to get rid of the instigator rule. Everyone agrees that it has made the whole situation surrounding fighting worse and not better. If they’re going to allow fighting, then allow fighting.

  2. Great work on the pod cast, I always look forward to coming here and listening during work or at home.

    Please keep it up! I hope there is no thought of stopping!

    Which episode did you guys discuss Semin’s fighting skills ? Remember the fight he got into (i think his only fight ever) where he was punching like a girl or a little kid? lol

  3. love the show.i am from atlanta and the only place i can get good hockey talk is listening to you guys.everyone else is all about new york,and i hold the same quiet disdain for the canadian media,hell they were breaking down the lightning the year they won the cup.the canadians need to realize the american teams are NOT their minor leagues.keep up the good work,go thrashers.
    p.s kovalchuk isn’t going anywhere

  4. Here’s a topic for the next show (maybe after you guys return to full length): What are the odds the NHL will contract in the next 2-3 years? Islanders? Coyotes? The recession may force leagues to do things that have never been done before.

  5. I don’t think Bettman will allow the league to contract. I think he will soften his stance on moving clubs before he starts shuttering franchises. And I don’t believe the owners will ever allow one another to give up on a club without exploring the relocation idea. I think at least two teams will move within two seasons and the NHL will be in Vegas and Eastern Canada before u know it.

    I have a question however: would a professional club in Nevada mean that gambling on the entire league would therefore be illegal? I don’t know really why it would, but I don’t know for sure. Would it be something like how you can’t bet on any NBA games at The Palms because the hotel owners own the Sacramento Kings?

  6. There’s too much demand (and profit) to be made for the NHL to contract, despite the economy. Kris has it right when he says that there are just more viable markets out there, and relocation would happen before any teams were just flat-out eliminated. Sure, some teams may be getting into serious trouble, but that is mostly due to their market.

  7. Hi guys,

    thanks for inviting us all into Doug’s living room to listening to the podcast 🙂

    As someone who is still getting to grips with the NHL, can someone explain or point me in the right direction to explain how the waivers and trades work with teams. Over here in the UK, when football team ( or soccer to you guys) wants another player, the team looking at getting the player puts in a bid for that player and it’s up to the other club to see if it’s an acceptable offer. I understand that there is no fee involved in NHL, is that right?

    thanks again for a great show.


  8. Great show guys. Despite losing all the bells and whistles, the show is still pretty fantastic. In fact I kind of like the condensed – more news focused approach better in many respects.

    Also nice to hear the kudos from Doug on the Blues. To be in contention for the playoffs, even though it’s pretty unlikely with the number of teams jam packed in standings, was nice.

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