Puck Podcast – September 24, 2011

In the first period of this week’s Puck Podcast we’ll recap all the news from the past week in the NHL including the start of the preseason which included a couple of controversial hits and the punishment from new czar of discipline Brendan Shanahan. In the second period we wrap up our preseason division previews will a look at the Southeast Division. In the third period we’ll read your e-mails.

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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. The points you made about Savard being on the cup made no sense. The rules say 41 games or an appearance in the playoffs. Like you said, he played 25. It may not have been a “cup of coffee,” but it failed to meet the standards. The only excuse for putting him on the cup is that “he was concussed.” That isn’t really an extinuating circumstance. Players get injured all the time during a long season. I know you want to cite “emotional support” but the fact of the matter is, he was no more a contributer than all the fans in the stands providing emotional support. Why don’t we put them on the cup?
    Finally, Ian Laperriere was well deserving of the Masterton trophy. He practced all season long trying to come back and play. Even in the playoffs, he was on the ice practicing with the team. He then became very active in broadcasting, became a player development coach, and started working with players in juniors and the AHL to help them strengthen, condition, and work on their hockey skills. He did all this after playing only one season for his new team. That shows dedication.

  2. 26-16, 2.56 GAA, .924 svpct.
    Those were Hillers numbers. The save percentage is very impressive and he did have a great year.


    33-22, 2.12 GAA, .930 svpct while playing for a much less skilled team in front of makes Pekka Rinne the best goalie in the Western Conference.

    By my ranking the last year’s goalie list goes as follows:

    Pekka Rinne
    Roberto Luongo
    Ilya Bryzgalov
    Jonas Hiller

  3. I know it’s not your thing, but Madame Tussauds is a reputable chain of wax museums, started in the 1700s. Of course they are tourist attractions and I haven’t been to the one in DC yet, but a lot goes into the construction of each figure. It takes around 6 months and a lot of specific measurements to make one. Ovechkin had to submit to all the measurements and photos needed for the process, so of course he knows about it. Below is a link for anyone interested in Ovie’s figure.


  4. NO, MIKE! The points YOU make about hockey MAKE NO SENSE!

    Good job, first of all. You’ve upheld your lineage. The delusional and irrational Philadelphia fans prove time and again that while some fan bases are harder to deal with than others (my own included), the majority of Philly fans shouldn’t even be given the courtesy of sharing opinion as they show a blatant lack a connection with reality. I’m very disappointed Doug read your comment on the show to bring light to your moronic thoughts and also saddened he didn’t take the time to feast on a peanut brain. I feel bad for the minority of people in Philadelphia that DO remain rational that yet another idiot soils their reputation.

    How can you say in one sentence that a guy that played 25 games as a top forward in helping his team on the way to a Stanley Cup before suffering a career-ending injury and was used as a rallying point for the team doesn’t deserve to have his name on the Cup? The team won the Cup and he paid a significant ON ICE sacrifice to help them accomplish that goal. That’s how players get their names on the Cup! I’m sorry that you’re bitter it’s been so long since the Philadelphia Flyers have been able to put names on the Cup, but you have no right determining which players on the winning team should or should not get recognized.

    Then, in the next sentence, you claim a guy that didn’t play a game in the 2010-11 season was worthy of a prestigious season award given to a NHL player? It’s common logic that to be a player in the NHL, you have to play games in the NHL! If you go an entire season without playing a game, it’s illogical to receive an award for that season that goes to an NHL player.

    I can understand that Ian Laperriere showed a lot of dedication to ice hockey, we can agree on that. However, he shouldn’t have been eligible to win an award given to a NHL player in 2010-11, because he wasn’t a NHL player in 2010-11. Again, Savard was in a situation where he made noticeable on-ice contribution to the Bruins during the Cup year and the process of getting his name on the Cup was a fair petition process on which the NHL agreed.

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