Puck Podcast – October 4th, 2008

In this week’s episode we recap the first two games of the regular season with analysis and highlights as well as discuss the Canucks controversial choice of captain, what the future holds for a pair of Russian stars, who’s trying to buy a piece of the Predators…again…we’ll say goodbye to one of the all-time great minor league coaches and have a special interview with one of the best known voices in all of hockey. All that plus your e-mails and a whole lot more.

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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. My playoff predictions for this season.

    Western Conference:

    1. Detroit (Central Division Champion)
    2. Dallas (Pacfic Division Champion
    3. Calgary (Northwest Division Champion)
    4. Anaheim
    5. San Jose
    6. Edmonton
    7. Nashville
    8. Calgary

    Eastern Conference
    1. Philadelphia (Atlantic Division Champion)
    2. Montreal (Northeast Division Champion)
    3. Washington (Southeast Division Champion)
    4. Pittsburgh
    5. New Jersery
    6. Boston
    7. Ottawa
    8. Tampa Bay

    2009 Stanley Cup Final
    Detroit VS. Montreal

  2. IIHF Champions League Matchday 1 Scores and Review

    All Scores are Home VS. Away

    Group A
    Eisbaren Berlin 3 Karpat Oulu 2 (1-1, 1-0, 1-1)

    A very evenly matched games despite most of the Karpat Oulu team recovering from a stomach Flu Outbreak from last week. Berlin scored just 1:35 into the game from Florian Busch, just a couple of minutes later Tulson Mulock. After it was very nevours game where the defense dominated most of the game. Late in the 2nd period Eisbaren Berlin scored to make it 2-1 and then pulled away from their despite The Karpat Goalie playing well. Finally Eisbaren made it 3-1 and won 3-2.

    Standings: W-OTW-OTL-L PTS GF-GA
    1. Eisbaren Berlin (GER) 1-0-0-0 3PTS 3-2
    2. Metallurg Magintogorsk (RUS) 0-0-0-0 0PTS 0-0
    3. Karpat Oulu (FIN) 0-0-0-1 0PTS 2-3

    Group B
    HV71 Jonkoping 6 SC Bern 2 (1-0, 2-0, 3-2)

    HV71 just dominated this game, in the first period they outshot SC Bern 17-2, finally HV71 scored late in the first and then scored 2 goals in the first 2 and half minutes into the 2nd period where SC Bern basically didn’t have a chance. Also SC Bern just took way too many penalties in the game for the recently qualified culb.

    Standings: W-OTW-OTL-L PTS GF-GA

    1. HV71 Jonkoping (SWE) 1-0-0-0 3PTS 6-2
    2. Espoo Blues (FIN) 0-0-0-0 0PTS 0-0
    3. SC Bern (SUI) 0-0-0-1 0PTS 2-6

    Group C
    Salavat Yulayev Ufa 7 Ceske Budejovice 1 (1-0, 3-0, 3-1)

    This was the easist of the 4 games today. Salavat from the end of the first on was rolling on all cylinders during the game. Ceske Budejovice is also one of the weakest teams in the Champions League this season, their currently 7th in the Czech Extra League right now including a loss against the newly promotied Mlada Boleslav recently. This group will be determined with the 2 games between Salavat Yulayev Ufa and Slovan Bratislava.

    Standings W-OTW-OTL-L PTS GF-GA
    1.Salavat Yulayev Ufa (RUS) 1-0-0-0 3PTS 7-1
    2.Slovan Bratislava (SVK) 0-0-0-0 0PTS 0-0
    3.Ceske Budejovice (CZE) 0-0-0-1 0PTS 1-7

    Group D
    Slavia Prague 4 HC Linkopings 2 (2-1, 1-1, 1-0)
    Early it looked like HC Linkopings would possibly run away with the game with the fast start with the shots on goal. However, the Slavia Goalie held his cool allowed Slavia to stay with the game. After scoring twice in 5 minutes they were able to change the game. In the 2nd and 3rd The Slavia Goalie was rock solid including stopping a penatly shot to keep them ahead. Group D may be on the tightest and the best group to follow during the group stage.

    Standings: W-OTW-OTL-L PTS GF-GA
    1.Slavia Prague (CZE) 1-0-0-0 3 4-2
    2.ZSC Lions (SUI) 0-0-0-0 0 0-0
    3.HC Linkopings (SWE) 0-0-0-1 0 2-4

    for more info on the Champions League, log on to http://www.championshockeyleague.com

    Matchday 2 Schedule (October 22)

    Karpat Oulu (FIN) VS. Metallurg Magnitogorsk (RUS)
    SC Bern (SUI) VS. Espoo Blues (FIN)
    Ceske Budejovice (CZE) VS. Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
    HC Linkopings (SWE) VS. ZSC Lions (SUI)

  3. Here are my picks:

    West East
    Detroit 1 Washington
    Calgary 2 Buffalo
    San Jose 3 Philadelphia
    Minnesota 4 NY Rangers
    Anaheim 5 Pittsburgh
    Chicago 6 Montreal
    Dallas 7 Tampa Bay
    Vancouver 8 New Jersey
    Columbus 9 Boston
    Phoenix 10 Ottawa
    Nashville 11 Atlanta
    St. Louis 12 Florida
    Colorado 13 NY Islanders
    Edmonton 14 Toronto
    Los Angeles 15 Carolina

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