Puck Podcast Special Wednesday show

On this special Wednesday edition of the Puck Podcast we talk about games of note in the NHL from Monday and Tuesday. We discuss the latest injury news on Devils goalie Martin Brodeur and the possibility of Mats Sundin joining the Ducks. We'll also read a couple of listener 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. Just found and started listening to your Podcast. There was some discussion on the format. I follow the Vancouver Canucks and the New York Islanders. Because I know you are going to talk about my teams, I am patient to listen and learn about what is happening with other teams. So I really think it is important that you touch on every team.


  2. Thanks for the feedback, Kevin, and for becoming a listener to the podcast. I hope you like what you hear and become a loyal listener for years to come!

    Doug Stolhand

  3. Hey Doug, mind if I ask how you came to choose the Panthers as your “Mistress Team”? Was this random, or is there something behind the choice? Why Florida?

    As for me, I have 2 mistresses… I’m a Leafs fan through-and-through, but I’m giving Boston and Calgary my extra attention this year.

  4. Hey, Kevin Weekes may not be Martin Brodeur, but could he be a Ty Conklin? Many were shocked when he helped the Penguins so much while Fleury was out. And he’s obviously doing pretty good in Detroit, but I think I remember one of you guys saying “Ty Conklin is Ty Conklin” last year.

  5. I was wondering if you heard Mike Modano’s comments after the 5-1 loss to Boston back on saturday reguarding all the fights that he said that “it was stupid and idiotic to be fighting so much when we are having such a bad start to the season when we need to work together and string some wins together.”

    In addidition, Olympic Qualifers tournaments get underway today and will go through Sunday. For the Men this is the 2nd round of games where group winners will advance to the final round comming up in Feb. As for the Women’s this is they final round and the group winners this weekend will get to play in the Olympics in Vancouver.

  6. Adam,
    I picked the Panthers because before this season I knew very little about them and hardly ever watched them play. I picked them so that I could watch as many of their games as possible and thus learn more about their organization, the players and the fan base. In addition to watching almost all of their games I visit their fan message board quite a bit to get a feel for what they are thinking about the team.

  7. I had been listening from the iPod recently, instead of on-line, and was just getting caught up on the listener comments here for the last few shows… from the quantity and ‘flavor’ of the comments, I’d say you have hit a home run with the new format. Good job guys!

    Oh and, as a Red Wings fan, I’m insulted that you do not talk enough about the Red Wings. Also, I take umbrage to your comments last season that Detroit does not deserve the title of Hockeytown anymore… LOL

  8. A New Jersey judge in 2005 ruled that it’s not drunken driving if it involves a zamboni. The judge says that it is not a motor vehicle because it cannot be used on highways and carry passengers. The driver testified at his trial that he drank beer and vodka, but after surfacing the ice. He also told police that he washed down two valium with his breakfast coffee and a shot of Sambuca!


  9. Here’s the scores from the 1st day of Olympic Qualfiying.

    Men’s 2nd Round

    Group B
    Kazakhstan 17 Spain 0 (7-0, 6-0, 4-0)
    Netherlands 4 Estonia 6 (2-1, 1-1, 1-4)

    1.Kazakhstan 1-0-0-0 3PTS 17-0
    2.Estonia 1-0-0-0 3PTS 6-4
    3.Netherlands 0-0-0-1 0PTS 4-6
    4.Spain 0-0-0-1 0PTS 0-17

    Group C
    Off Day, will begin tournament tommrow

    Group D
    Japan 7 Romania 0 (3-0, 3-0, 1-0)
    Poland 3 Great Britain 2 (SO) (1-1, 0-1, 1-0, 0-0, 1-0)

    1.Japan 1-0-0-0 3PTS 7-0
    2.Poland 0-1-0-0 2PTS 3-2
    3.Great Britain 0-0-1-0 1PTS 2-3
    4.Romania 0-0-0-1 0PTS 0-7

    Women’s Final Round

    Group C
    Kazakhstan 6 France 1 (1-0, 2-1, 3-0)
    Germany 0 Slovakia 2 (0-1, 0-1, 0-0)

    1.Kazakhstan 1-0-0-0 3PTS 6-1
    2.Slovakia 1-0-0-0 3PTS 2-0
    3.Germany 0-0-0-1 0PTS 0-2
    4.France 0-0-0-1 0PTS 1-6

    Group D
    Japan 3 Czech Republic 2 (2-1, 1-1, 0-0)
    China 5 Norway 0 (2-0, 2-0, 1-0)

    1.China 1-0-0-0 3PTS 5-0
    2.Japan 1-0-0-0 3PTS 3-2
    3.Cze. Rep. 0-0-0-1 0PTS 2-3
    4.Norway 0-0-0-1 0PTS 0-5

  10. I am a new listener and just wanted to say that I think you’re doing a great job. For fans in Europe it’s kinda hard to keep track of what’s going on in the NHL. If they do show some games on TV it’s usually late at night and I don’t always have the time to read the current news on the internet. So I’m really happy about your podcast. I listen to it on my iPod on my way to work and I think it’s great.
    I also wanted to add that I like the 30 team coverage. I don’t know how you did it before but with your podcast PLUS the Avs Hockey Podcast I learn everything I need and want to know. Keep up the good work!

    Oh yeah, Eddie: Congrats on your wedding!

  11. Congrats Eddie on your wedding and Doug on your home!

    Since you guys did a show on Wednesday, are you going to post one up today? When will you do your next show? You said if Doug had time he would do one this weekend, but if he doesn’t have time, when can we expect the next show?

    Keep up the great work! Consider me a fan of the 30 team format. You guys give news that happened during the week that some of us have missed, so it’s good.

    Also I wanted to ask why you post your shows on Saturday afternoon instead of Sunday afternoon? I don’t know your personal schedules, but on Saturdays there’s always a ton of games on. So, I thought if you did your Podcasts Sunday afternoon, you’d be able to review all that hockey action that happened on Saturday night. That’s almost always a great hockey night.

    Keep up the great work!

  12. Day 2 Results from Olympic Qualfiying.

    Men’s 2nd Round

    Group B

    Netherlands 4 Spain 1 (0-1, 2-0, 2-0)
    Estonia 0 Kazakhstan 7 (0-4, 0-2, 0-1)

    1.Kazakhstan 2-0-0-0 6PTS 24-0
    2.Estonia 1-0-0-1 3PTS 13-4
    3.Netherlands 1-0-0-1 3PTS 8-7
    4.Spain 0-0-0-2 0PTS 1-21

    Group C

    Lithuania 4 Croatia 2 (0-2, 3-0, 1-0)
    Hungary 9 Serbia 1 (4-0, 1-1, 4-0)

    1.Hungary 1-0-0-0 3PTS 9-1
    2.Lithuania 1-0-0-0 3PTS 4-2
    3.Croatia 0-0-0-1 0PTS 2-4
    4.Serbia 0-0-0-1 0PTS 1-9

    Group D

    Japan 2 Great Britain 1 (1-1, 1-0, 0-0)
    Romania 1 Poland 9 (1-3, 0-3, 0-3)

    1.Japan 2-0-0-0 6PTS 9-1
    2.Poland 1-1-0-0 5PTS 12-3
    3.Great Brit. 0-0-1-1 1PTS 3-5
    4.Romania 0-0-0-2 0PTS 1-16

    Women’s Final Round

    Group C

    Off Day

    Group D

    Japan 3 Norway 1 (1-1, 1-0, 1-0)

    Czech Republic 3 China 4 (1-1, 2-1, 0-2)

    1.China 2-0-0-0 6PTS 9-3
    2.Japan 2-0-0-0 6PTS 6-3
    3.Cze. Rep. 0-0-0-2 0PTS 5-7
    4.Norway 0-0-0-2 0PTS 1-8

    The Winner of the China VS. Japan on Sunday will advance to the 2010 Women’s Olympic Tournament.

  13. I told my wife this morning that I might not have a new Puck Podcast to sync today due to Eddie’s wedding. She said, the guy from Puck Podcast is getting married? Quite a catch for some luck girl! (I’m pretty sure she was being sarcastic.)

  14. Day 3 Results from Olympic Qualfiying.

    Men’s 2nd Round

    Group B

    Off Day

    Group C

    Lithuania 7 Serbia 2 (0-1, 4-1, 3-0)
    Croatia 1 Hungary 6 (0-2, 0-3, 1-1)

    1.Hungary 2-0-0-0 6PTS 15-2
    2.Lithuania 2-0-0-0 6PTS 11-4
    3.Croatia 0-0-0-2 0PTS 3-10
    4.Serbia 0-0-0-2 0PTS 3-16

    The Winner of the Hungary VS. Lithuania will advance to the Final Round of Olympic Qualfiying

    Group D

    Off Day

    Women’s Final Round

    Group C

    Kazakhstan 0 Slovakia 1 (0-0, 0-1, 0-0)
    France 2 Germany 7 (0-1, 0-3, 2-3)

    1.Slovakia 2-0-0-0 6PTS 3-0
    2.Kazakhstan 1-0-0-1 3PTS 6-2
    3.Germany 1-0-0-1 3PTS 7-4
    4.France 0-0-0-2 0PTS 3-13

    Group D

    Off Day

    The winner of the China VS. Japan Game tommorow will advance to the 2010 Women’s Olympic Tournament.

  15. Here’s the results from the final day of Olympic Qualfiying.

    Mens’s 2nd Round

    Group B
    Kazakhstan 7 Netherlands 2 (2-1, 3-1, 2-0)
    Spain 1 Estonia 8 (0-2, 1-3, 0-3)

    1.Kazakhstan 3-0-0-0 9PTS 31-2
    2.Estonia 2-0-0-1 6PTS 14-12
    3.Netherlands 1-0-0-2 3PTS 10-14
    4.Spain 0-0-0-3 0PTS 2-29

    Kazakhstan advances to the Final Qualfiying Round

    Group C

    Serbia 1 Croatia 5 (0-1, 1-3, 0-1)
    Hungary 5 Lithuania 2 (3-1, 0-0, 2-1)

    1.Hungary 3-0-0-0 9PTS 21-4
    2.Lithuania 2-0-0-1 6PTS 13-9
    3.Croatia 1-0-0-2 3PTS 8-11
    4.Serbia 0-0-0-3 0PTS 4-21

    Hungary has advanced to final Qualfiying Round

    Group D

    Great Britain 11 Romania 1 (4-0, 3-1, 4-0)
    Poland 1 Japan 3 (0-3, 1-0, 0-0)

    1.Japan 3-0-0-0 9PTS 12-2
    2.Poland 1-1-0-1 5PTS 13-4
    3.Great Brit. 1-0-1-1 4PTS 14-6
    4.Romania 0-0-0-3 0PTS 2-27

    Japan has advanced to final Qualfiying Round

    Here’s the Final Round Qualfiying Groups when it takes place in Feb.

    Group E

    Group F

    Group G

    Women’s Final Round

    Group C
    Slovakia 3 France 1 (1-0, 1-0, 1-1)
    Germany 1 Kazakhstan 3 (1-0, 0-2, 0-1)

    1.Slovakia 3-0-0-0 9PTS 6-1
    2.Kazakhstan 2-0-0-1 6PTS 9-3
    3.Germany 1-0-0-2 3PTS 8-7
    4.France 0-0-0-3 0PTS 4-16

    Slovakia clinches a women’s Olympic Tournament Spot

    Group D

    Norway 2 Czech Republic 1 (SO) (1-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0)
    China 2 Japan 0 (0-0, 1-0, 1-0)

    1.China 3-0-0-0 9PTS 11-3
    2.Japan 2-0-0-1 6PTS 6-5
    3.Norway 0-1-0-2 2PTS 4-9
    4.Czech Rep. 0-0-1-2 1PTS 6-9

    China has advanced to the women’s Olympic Tournament

    Here’s the teams that will be competiting in the Women’s Olympic Tournament.

    Canada, USA, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Russia, China, Slovakia

  16. IIHF Champions League Matchday 4 Results

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

    A back and foruth game throughout ending with Eisbaren Berlin winning in a shootout and keeps their hopes alive of advancing to the semifinals alive if Metallurg Magnitogorsk slip up against Karpat Oulu next week and that would set up the Group A decider on December 3.

    1.Metallurg MAG 2-0-0-0 6PTS 7-2
    2.Eisbaren Berlin 1-1-0-1 5PTS 8-9
    3.Karpat Oulu 0-0-1-2 1PTS 4-8

    Group B

    SC Bern 7 HV71 Jonkoping 5 (1-3, 3-0, 3-2)

    A high scoring affair in Switzerland as SC Bern improved dramiticly from the first 2 games in the group after going down 3-1 at the 1st intermission and then scored 6 goals (3 in both the 2nd and 3rd period). With SC Bern winning this put Group B in a very thight situation espically if SC Bern can beat Espoo Blues next week.

    1.Espoo Blues 2-0-0-0 6PTS 6-3
    2.HV71 Jonkoping 1-0-0-2 3PTS 13-12
    3.SC Bern 1-0-0-2 3PTS 10-16

    Group C

    Ceske Budejovice 0 Salavat Yulayev Ufa 3 (0-2, 0-1, 0-0)

    Salavat became the first team to clinch a semifinal spot with a dominiting 3-0 Ceske Budejovice. After 2 quick goals in the first, Salavat defense just shut down Budejovice. Midway through the game, Salavat made it 3-0 late in the 2nd period to put the game away. Salavat is now in the semifinals where they may rest some of their players for their final group stage game against Slovan on December 3.

    1.Salavat Yulayev Ufa 3-0-0-0 9PTS 14-3
    2.Ceske Budejovice 1-0-0-2 3PTS 6-12
    3.Slovan Bratislava 0-0-0-2 0PTS 4-9

    Group D

    HC Linkoping 4 Slavia Prague 5 (0-2, 3-1, 1-2)

    Despite a valueint effort for HCL, Slavia were just too fast and played too well for HC Linkoping to even get a point of it. It looked like it was heading for OT when Slavia pulled a rally to get the win and a big lead for them in the group with 2 matchdays left.

    1.Slavia Prague 2-1-0-0 8PTS 14-10
    2.ZSC Lions 1-0-1-0 4PTS 11-7
    3.HC Linkoping 0-0-0-3 0PTS 8-16

  17. IIHF Champions League Gameday 5 Results

    Group A

    Metallurg MAG 3 Karpat Oulu 1 (0-0, 2-0, 1-1)

    A slow game for most of it, Karpat was not going to end it’s champions League run without a fight and almost took the lead at times during the game. However, Metallurg’s 2 early 2nd period goals put the game away. Karpat had some great flureies in the 3rd but they were not able to break through while Metallurg scured a Champions League Semifinal Spot against their Russian League Oppesition Salavat Yulayev Ufa.

    1.Metallurg MAG 3-0-0-0 9PTS 10-3
    2.Eisbaren Berlin 1-1-0-1 5PTS 8-9
    3.Karpat Oulu 0-0-1-3 1PTS 6-11

    Group B

    Espoo Blues 2 SC Bern 1 (2-1, 0-0, 0-0)

    All the scoring came in the first as the Espoo Blues are in the Champions League Semifinals with a close and tight win over SC Bern who had been improving with each Champions League game but with loses in the first 2 games had dommed them.

    1.Espoo Blues 3-0-0-0 9PTS 8-4
    2.HV71 Jonkoping 1-0-0-2 3PTS 13-12
    3.SC Bern 1-0-0-2 3PTS 11-14

    Group C

    Slovan Bratislava 5 Ceske Budejovice 3 (3-0, 0-0, 2-3)

    This game didn’t matter that much with Salavat clinching a semifinal spot in Gameday 4, but a lot of younger players got a chance with Slovan getting out to a 3-0 in the first including opening the scoring just 57 seconds into the game and being to hold on to the win.

    1.Salavat Yulayev Ufa 3-0-0-0 9PTS 14-3
    2.Slovan Bratislava 1-0-0-2 3PTS 9-12
    3.Ceske Budejovice 1-0-0-2 3PTS 9-17

    Group D

    ZSC Lions 4 HC Linkoping 3 (1-1, 2-1, 1-1)

    The Lions from Zurich have forced a winner take all game on December 3 against Slavia Prague with a close fought out win with Cyrill Buhler scoring the game winner 57 seconds into the 3rd period for Zurich.

    1.Slavia Prague 2-1-0-0 8PTS 14-10
    2.ZSC Lions 2-0-1-0 7PTS 15-10
    3.HC Linkopings 0-0-0-4 0PTS 11-20

    Gameday 6 Schedule (December 3)
    Eisbaren Berlin VS. Metallurg Magnitogorsk
    HV71 Jonkoping VS. Espoo Blues
    Salavat Yulayev Ufa VS. Slovan Bratislava
    Slavia Prague VS. ZSC Lions

    Semifinal Picture

    Metallurg Magnitogorsk VS. Salavat Yulayev Ufa
    Espoo BLues VS. Slavia Prague/ZSC Lions Winner

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