Puck Podcast – March 14th, 2009

In this week’s episode we talk about the Canadiens decision to fire head coach Guy Carbonneau, a great game between the Flames and Red Wings, we talk with Blue Jackets beat writer Aaron Portzline about Columbus’ playoff surge, we talk about Martin Brodeur and Henrik Lundqvist making history, the GM meetings, Wild GM Doug Risebrough calling out some of his players and, of course, a whole lot more.

MP3 File

Here’s some video of things we’re talking about on this week’s show

Wade Belak KO’s Donald Brashear:

Henrik Sedin’s great goal vs. Kings:

Highlights of the Puck Podcast Game of the Week: Flames vs. Red Wings

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    Doug-“Way to go.”
    Eddie-“I didn’t mean to do that.”

    Absolutely HILARIOUS. That couldn’t have been any more hysterical if it had been done on purpose.

  2. about the defenceman being push into his goaltender by steve begin and his goal conted with both defense and goaltender in the net…..the same thing happened last when a philly player nudge a washinton player into huet pushing huet completly out of the net heading towards the end board and a goal was scored into the empty net and counted.the ruling was that because it was his defenseman who took him out it wasn’t an goalie interfering…..(this happened in the first round)

  3. Good showing by Osgood and the Wings winning back to back games over the weekend. Babcock says the #1 job is on a platter, and Osgood posted two road wins in two days, allowing two goals and making 53 saves. The win gave the Wings their NHL record 9th straight 100-point season and gave Osgood his 385th victory, tying him for 11th ALL-TIME.

  4. Upcomming International and Junior Dates

    Here’s some upcomming dates for different international and junior events that going to be taking place this spring.

    2009 IIHF World Championships
    April 24 thru May 10 in Bern and Zurich Switzerland

    Partcitpting Teams

    Group A: Canada, Slovakia, Belarus, Hungary
    Group B: Russia, Switzerland, Germany, France
    Group C: Sweden, USA, Latvia, Austria
    Group D: Finland, Czech Republic, Norway, Denmark

    Tournament Notes: Canada is Defending Champion, Hungary and Austria promoted from IHWC Div 1 and Hungary is making their IHWC Debut.

    2009 IIHF U18 World Championship:
    April 9-19 in Fargo N.D., and Moorhead, Minnesota

    Teams Involved
    Group A: Canada, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic

    Group B: Russia, USA, Finland, Slovakia, Norway

    Tournament Notes: Canada is defending Champions, the USA has won a medal at the U18 Level 5 stright years. Czech Republic and Norway promotied from U18 DIV 1.

    IIHF Women’s Championship
    April 4-12 in Hameenlinna, Finland

    Partciting Teams:

    Group A: USA, Russia, Japan
    Group B: Canada, Sweden, China
    Group C: Finland, Switzerland, Kazakhstan

    Junior Events

    2009 CHL Memormial Cup
    May 16-24 in Rimouski, Quebec

    Parctiping Teams
    the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL League Champions will join the tournament host Rimouski Oceainic. After the round robin, the 1st place team will make the championship game automatically while the 2nd and 3rd place teams will play for the championship.

    2009 RBC Cup
    May 2-10 in Victoria, B.C.

    Teams Invloved
    The 10 leagues that make up the CJHL will compete for their league champions. Then they play each other for the regional championship and play for the RBC Cup. They will join the tournament host Victoria Grizzlies. At the end of the round robin, the 1st place team will join the championship automatically while the 2nd and 3rd place teams will play for the other championship spot.

    Pacfic Region
    British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL)

    Western Region
    Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) and Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL)

    Ontario Region
    Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), the Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL), and the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL)

    Atlantic Region
    Central Junior Hockey League (CJHL), Ligue du Hockey aaa du Quebec (LHAAAQ) and the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MJAHL)

    USHL Clark Cup
    No Set dates, but it’s usually held in mid May. The Clark Cup is the USHL Championship between the East and West Divisions.

    NAHL Robertson Cup
    April 28 thru May 3 in Mason City, Iowa

    The NAHLs 4 division champions (North, Central, South, and West) will join the this tournament host North Iowa Outlaws in a 5 team 4 game round robin where the #1 and #2 teams at the end of the round robin will play for the NAHL Robertson Cup Championship.

  5. I did not get to see the game Sunday, but how about Detroit going into Columbus and getting back a little face? And Osgood with a shutout, to boot.

    Columbus really is making a statement, though, overall. I don’t see them passing Chicago, but it will be great to see them make the playoffs.

  6. Doug – on the fighting topic… regarding your comment about one-dimensional players and how you (and, indirectly, the owners) would like them out of the game… it seems to me that the owners don’t need any help from the NHL to make that happen. The teams are the ones who HIRE the one-dimensional players… why? to sell tickets. Maybe a naive thought on my part but, if the owners want to get rid of it, they already have the power by not hiring these guys.

  7. …sorry – I hit submit too soon… to sum up, I am agreeing with you – especially when you said this ‘recommendation’ is an obvious PR move by the owners… cheers!

  8. Does anyone have any picks for the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL Playoffs which for the most part get underway tonight. 2 of the series in the OHL got underway last night and a tie breaker game between the Edmonton Oil Kings and the Prince Albert Raiders was needed to determine the final playoff spot in the WHL’s eastern Conference.

    Here’s the matchups.

    Western Hockey League

    Eastern Conference

    #1 Calgary Hitmen VS. #8 Edmonton Oil Kings
    #2 Saskatoon Blades VS. #7 Lethbridge Hurricanes
    #3 Brandon Wheat Kings VS. #6 Kootenay Ice
    #4 Swift Current Bronocos VS. #5 Medicine Hat Tigers

    Western Conference

    #1 Vancouver Giants VS. #8 Prince George Cougars
    #2 Tri-City Americans VS. #7 Everett Silvertips
    #3 Kelowna Rockets VS. #6 Kamloops Blazers
    #4 Spokane Cheifs VS. #5 Seattle Thunnderbirds

    Onatario Hockey League

    Eastern Conference

    #1 Belleville Bulls VS. #8 Sudbury Wolves
    #2 Brampton Battalion VS. #7 Peterborough Petes
    #3 Ottawa 67s VS. #6 Niagara Icedogs
    #4 Mississauga Majors VS. #5 Barrie Colts

    Western Conference

    #1 Windosr Spitfires VS. #8 Owen Sound Attack
    #2 London Knights VS. #7 Erie Otters
    #3 Saginaw Spirit VS. #6 Guelph Storm
    #4 Plymouth Whalers VS. #5 Sarnia Sting

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Quebec West Division

    #1 Gatineau Olymiques VS. 4 Acadie-Bathurst Titans
    #2 Montreal De Juniors VS. #3 Rouyn-Nornda Huskies

    Quebec Central Division

    #1 Drummondville Voltigers VS. #4 Lewiston Maineaics
    #2 Shawinigan Catarictics VS. #3 Victoriaville Tigers

    Quebec East Division

    #1 Quebec City Ramparts VS. #4 Baie-Comeau Drakkar
    #2 Rimouski Oceanic VS. #3 Chicoutimi Sagueneens

    Atlantic Division

    #1 Moncton Wildcats VS. #4 Prince Edward Island Rockets
    #2 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles VS. #3 St. John Seadogs

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