Puck Podcast – February 6, 2010

On this week's show we will breakdown several interesting trades in the NHL and discuss another NHL coach being fired. We'll tell you about some NHL teams on amazing hot streaks and a whole lot more including reading your e-mails and feedback.

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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. Higgins has played pretty much all games he has been healthy. He has been good in all except scoring. He has a dreadful shooting percentage.. a change of scenery might help him.

    Kotalik is a total dreg. Lazy and uncaring idiot..

  2. Kalle,
    We’ll be sure to include that in the corrections portion of the show next week! That is, if Eddie decides to include something that corrects him. (I kid, I kid!)

    Thanks for the note and for supporting the show.


  3. At least you guys get to watch the Penguins on your national broadcasts. Canadians have been stuck watching the Leafs for the first half of the Hockey Night in Canada double-header every week for YEARS…

    It’s going to be a great end to the season! The standings are so close in both conferences, it’s going to be a great couple of months to meld with the TV and the Center Ice subscription 🙂

  4. Mike,
    At least you’ll get to see the playoffs! I’m about two months away from crying myself to sleep for having to miss the NHL playoffs due to Versus contract dispute with DirecTV.

  5. Hey guys,
    Nice show once again. I wanted to weigh in however on the whole Kovalchuk saga – was a little taken aback by the “Ilya Lovefest” on the last podcast. While I wholeheartedly agree that the guy is a gifted, natural goal scorer and any team would love to have him, I have to say that the amount of money that was offered to him was absurd, not to mention obscene.

    I heard an interview with Thrashers’ GM Don Waddel on Friday and he said that what Kovalchuk and his agent wanted was 13 years @ 10 million a season. 130 million dollars!! He said the Thrashers’ owners were willing to pay him 100 million. Even that’s ridiculous. For a guy who has only scored 50 goals or more twice in his career, that’s more than a little hard to swallow. Now don’t get me wrong, 50 goals in a season is always a major achievement, but is it worth 10 million a season? For 13 years?! Come on. Absolutely not. Has he had success with getting his team into the post-season? No. Has he shown he is a leader? No. Don’t even compare him to someone like Ovechkin – he’s nowhere near being in the same league. And Waddel released that press release to let the fans know exactly what was going on, and held a team meeting so all the players could give their two cents. What wasn’t brought up was the fact that the rest of the team has no faith in Kovalchuk

    And there is no way in hell that Lou Lamoriello is going to sign Kovalchuk to that kind of money. Kovalchuk is just a rental for this season – it will be interesting to see what happens next season when he’s an UFA. I predict he’ll end up playing in the KHL.

    I love hockey, it’s a big part of my life and I never get tired of talking about it – but the fact that this guy would walk away from a 100 million dollar contract because he wanted 130 million turns my stomach. These guys are talented, and they should make a nice paycheck for their dedication to playing at such a high level, but give me a break. I find it obscene that anyone would even consider paying one athlete 130 million dollars to put a puck in the net.

    Okay, rant over. lol
    Just needed to get that off my chest and probably didn’t explain myself very well.

  6. Great show as always. I agree with Mark Horan above. No way is Kovulchuk worth $10 mil per season, let alone $13 mil. I agree that he will end up in the KHL. He has dropped in the points standings recently and to my mind, there is a question mark over the loyalty of all Russian signings, certainly when they hold out for $130 million. What happens when the KHL offers him $130,000,050

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