Puck Podcast – October 21st, 2006

In this week’s episode we talk about the hot starts for the Sabres, Sharks, Wild, Thrashers, Ducks and Stars and which team has impressed us the most so far. We also talk about the disaster that is the Philadelphia Flyers and why Derian Hatcher should be sent to the minors. We fess up to some things we got wrong in our preseason predictions, talk to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Doug calls out Cuba Gooding, Jr. plus a whole lot more!

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NOTE: This episode was recorded just a few hours BEFORE Flyers GM Bobby Clarke resigned and Flyers head coach Ken Hitchcock was fired.

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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. Eventually you guys will come on the Sabres bandwagon. Despite your preseason predictions and your lack of support on this podcast eventaulyl the Sabres will win you over as the best team in the league! Good podcast guys- keep up the good work!

  2. I have a bone to pick on a few things that you stated on Malkin and Crosby.

    I realize that it was stated that you mentioned that you only watched one game by him so far this season but he is displaying something special on the ice. I have watched Kopitar (sp?) and the kid is amazing but it in now way nullifies what Malkin does on the ice.

    Where in the past I would definitely agree that he tended to whine about calls I have not seen that behavior so far this season, at least not any worse than any other player. This season I have seen many people take runs at Crosby to try and get him to run his mouth off but so far he seems to just take it in stride. What he does do is that he tends to noticeably point his eyes to the replay screen when he thinks that he has been wronged. More interestingly, I have seen him take some blatant shots at people that he is pissed at such as a quick slash or an elbow when they are in the mix. In the Islanders game he really pissed off the entire Isladers team, mostly by playing some excellent hockey but also because they took some obvious runs at him to no avail. They boarded him and he didn’t say anything and in one instance a player directly punched him in the face and he did nothing. He still has a ton of growing up to do but he is different this year. I have to admit at age 18 I would have been one of the most immature people on the ice.

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