Puck Podcast – May 29, 2010

On this week’s show we’ll talk about the conclusion of the Conference Finals in the East and West and preview the Stanley Cup Finals. We’ll talk about a Hall of Famer being hired to turn around a franchise and the predictable choice for next year’s Winter Classic. We'll have interviews with with Keith Jones of Versus and Damien Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times. We’ll also read some of your e-mails and a whole lot more on this edition of the Puck Podcast.

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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. Hi Guys,

    I love your podcast! It’s an integral part of my weekend year round. Great insight into the game, combined with a healthy dose of humour.

    I wanted to shed some light on your apparent bafflement on why the NHL would choose The Carolina Hurricanes and the Minnesota Wild to play exhibition matches in Helsinki.

    Both squads have a healthy dose of elite Finns on their roster. Carolina sports Jussi Jokinen, Tuomo Ruutu, and Joni Pitkanen, while the Wild have Antii Miettinen, Mikko Koivu and Niklas Backstrom. I would think these two teams have the most complete offering of Finland’s best for the hometown crowd.

    As a Hurricanes Seasons ticket holder, I can tell you that sales to see the team play in Helsinki have been surprisingly strong, with several hundred people being willing to fork up a couple thousand dollars to see the exhibition games.

    Finally, now that Hurricanes fans who listen to your podcast have been humiliated by having the two lame team songs being played on your show, it’s my intent to send you the best one…it’s metal, it rocks, and it’s played at every game. I’ll wait until the summer to forward it to you.

    Redemption is divine.

    Keep up the great work guys!


  2. I don’t think those opening games being played in Europe has any negative aspects really. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved. I don’t really think any team’s fans are going to be up in arms over their teams starting the season overseas. It’s not like there aren’t another 81 games after that.

    As far as the time difference and Doug complaining that to see the games would require taking a day off from work or staying up all night, I hear that modern-day technology has come up with machines that can record something as it happens – so you can watch it at a later date when you have some free time. Sounds crazy, but that’s what I hear. 😉

    I kid of course. Love the podcast as always – couldn’t live without it at this point! Thanks guys!

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