Puck Podcast – February 2nd, 2008

In this week’s episode of the Puck Podcast we recap the All-Star weekend, talk about Jarko Ruutu’s controversial hit that knocked Ilya Kovalchuk out of action, discuss Alexander Ovechkin’s four-goal night, we talk with FSN North hockey analyst Kevin Gorg about the Minnesota Wild and the upcoming Hockey Day in Minnesota, we talk about some old players facing their old teams and Doug discusses a major change that he thinks needs to be made to minor league hockey. All that and a whole lot more in this episode of the Puck Podcast.

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  1. Thank you for an informative show. I have only been a hockey fan for a couple of years now, though I have been bitten bad by the hockey bug. Your show helps me keep up with the other teams. I enjoy your analysis and opinions – even if they are west league slanted 😉

    female hockey fan and loyal listener from the Capitals area

  2. Hey Guys!

    Yet another great show… my week just wouldn’t be the same without it.

    I have a quick question that you might want to pose to the other listeners…
    I was watching my Devils struggle in the first half of the 2/4/08 Penguins game at The Rock, and it became clear that they couldn’t get anything going. They weren’t creating much offense and to make things worse, the PP that they were currently on was just horrible. So fans at the arena started to boo them. I wondered if this was a reasonable reaction for fans across the country, or if it was something that the fickle fans of the New York Metropolitan area do when their team is down.

    So the question is: If your team isn’t playing well, do you have the right to boo them?

    By the way, the Devils did seem to scramble a little more when the booing became particularly loud and scored at the very end of the PP.

    Go Devs! Go PuckPodcast!

  3. hey!

    thanks so much for the heads up about the Mascot game during all star weekend! I went fishing on youtube after listening to the podcast this week and didn’t find much by way of quality video, but what I did find was brilliant.


    I didn’t catch much of the rest other than the highlights on NHL Network but it looks like the mascots could’ve been the highlight of the weekend.

  4. Once again, pure and simple thug-ary on the part of the Anaheim Schmucks. I’m sure Anaheim will gladly pay for whatever the refs order for dinner as they sit across the table from them tonight. Sad that the refs decided who’d win rather than the players. One team has class, one does not, period.

  5. Mark,
    The object of the game is not to be classy, it’s to win the Cup. The Ducks are after the Stanley Cup, not the Lady Byng. Besides, I don’t believe it was “pure and simple thug-ary” last night and I certainly don’t believe it was one-sided. The Ducks are going to hit you every chance they get and make no apologies for it. The onus is on the refs to call penalties if/when they cross the line.

    Here’s hoping it’s another Ducks/Red Wings Western Conference Finals!

  6. Doug,
    The object of the game, to me, is to win the right way–it’s what I taught my players when coaching. What is hard to watch is Anaheim being rewarded the win due to non-calls and the bullshit call of being in the crease–none of that is in dispute. You can be physical, you can be dirty but I rely on refs to know what’s what, last night they blew it.

    I agree, hope for another Wings/Ducks final.

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