The Montreal Hockey Talk presents the season preview, with Corey Collard, Alex Rabbat, Dave Kellerman and Paul Graif. Special guest Jimmy Murphy joins the conversation as well as they break down the Canadiens and the upcoming 2013-2014 season
The Montreal Hockey Talk post-game show is back, with Corey Collard as your host. Joining Corey in studio to discuss the Canadiens 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils are Steven Hindle, Nick Murdocco and Coach K.
Derek Wills, play-by-play voice of the Hamilton Bulldogs, spoke about what the team should look like this season during the Sunday shinny, where Nick Murdocco and Gary Whittaker were joined in-studio by Steven Hindle.
Derek Wills, play-by-play voice of the Hamilton Bulldogs, joined Nick and Gary to talk about what the team should look like this season during the Sunday shinny, where they were joined in-studio by Steven Hindle.
Nick Murdocco and Gary Whittaker are back this week with Moe Khan to discuss the National Football League. The boys also take a look at the Montreal Canadiens, and the shortfall of the Montreal Impact versus the San Jose Earthquakes in CONCACAF Champions Leagues action.
Corey Collard hosts the final of our Summer Content series, and is joined by Nick Murdocco, Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz, Coach K and Chuck from Little Bear Pet Supplies. The gang discussed the future of Louis Leblanc, what the lineup may look like moving forward and this season’s Unsung Hero.
Nick Murdocco slides into the host chair, as he is joined by Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz, Paolo Mingarelli and Coach K to talk about the most important conference for Habs fans, the Atlantic. Listen in as the boys rip into Paolo for placing the Canadiens in 5th place, and possibly missing the playoffs.
Matt Cazavant joined Nick and Gary to talk boxing and about Floyd Mayweather’s victory against Canelo Alvarez. The first Montreal Hockey Talk edition of the Sunday Shinny featured Laura (The Active Stick) and Mike Oberand (HabsLaughs) where they discussed the Habs moving into the pre-season and the whiny bitch that is Chris Philips.
Nick Murdocco and Gary Whittaker bring their unique style to Montreal Hockey Talk, as we are proud to present The Franchise.
The boys welcomed Moe Khan to talk a little pigskin in the first hour. Joining them during the second hour was music guru Eric Alper, as they talked about classic and unorthodox duets.
Corey Collard, Rob Elbaz, Steven Hindle and Coach K try to keep a straight face, as Paolo Mingarelli queues up his Metropolitan Conference preview. Could you believe he has his New Jersey Devils making the playoffs?
Despite the addition of the Red Wings, Cup Finalist Boston Bruins remain the team to beat. The most entertaining battle in this division will come from the Canadian Content. Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal are all clubs that who are entering a phase in their history where it will be time to add the final pieces to establish themselves as legitimate cup contenders as the rival Bruins have done.
Recently the Bs have both held the cup and come second in the running. Most organizations would consider any kind of significant change to be a risk not worth taking.
The Detroit Red Wings may not be used to how hockey is played out east, but given their consistent ability to be contenders in the wild wild west over the years, it’s impossible to count them out. Losing key players and leaders in their locker room has not stopped them from being perennially playoff-bound and that will not change this year.
Alfredsson exits the Senators; fear not, enter Bobby Ryan. Although they gave up youngster Jakub Silfverberg and a 1st, this is quite a good deal for Ottawa. Stuck in Perry’s shadow may leave the casual hockey fan with little knowledge on this new Senator, but as Brian Murray said, “we believe we have an elite scorer in Bobby and we don’t think he’s reached his potential” further proof is in the pudding when it comes to Ryan who in 6 years, has scored 30 goals 4 times, failing in his rookie year and in the lockout shortened year.
Leafs nation rejoiced when David Clarkson signed on the dotted line and when they traded for goaltender Jonathan Bernier making him the future #1 despite the solid play of James Reimer.
Marc Bergevin has more to deal with then he may have hoped for with Montreal’s success last year. Despite a great finale seeding the Habs’ in the playoffs, they were ousted in the first round. With many selections in the front end of this year, Montreal loaded up their future stockpile. Rather than ship out some of those picks to teams in a rebuild, he kept them on the off chance they don’t storm the table like last season.
Jonathan Huberdeau won the Calder Trophy last year and with the departure of Weiss will be certainly slotted in the top 6. Along with winger Kris Versteeg and Tomas Fleischmann, Tomas Kopecky and the emergence of prospect Nick Bjugstad the Cats do have some up-tempo players in their top 6. However a lack of secondary scoring was a factor throughout the lockout shortened season, in which the Panthers drew a slew of injuries that riddled their roster. With a decent stock of quality prospects including Drew Shore who had a stint with the big club last year, GM Dale Tallon can fill in the forwards nicely during this upcoming season.
When your team ices Steven Stamkos it’s hard for the opposition to contain such a great scorer, let alone one who has the help of an elite playmaker like Martin St-Louis. Although Lecavalier (PHI) was bought out, they did choose to fill in the skill void by drafting Jonathan Drouin who will be given the opportunity to play immediately.
For Buffalo Sabres fans drafting in the top 10 is not something they are accustomed to. This season will mark the first time Lindy Ruff is not behind the bench full time. During his stay with the club they made the playoffs 8 times and while they may have missed last year, they remained in the hunt throughout the season.
Corey Collard, Rob Elbaz, Steven Hindle, Coach K and Paolo Mingarelli sat in studio to breakdown the Central Conference, where the Blackhawks may have their way again. The boys also delve into Habs’ Camp, and the rookies that will be attending.
Of the new divisions, the Pacific will be one of the more offensive, boasting an abundance of top tier talent with a solid mix of skill. The standings may appear streaky for most of the season, however, by the end of it all, it should come down to the Kings at the top with a lot of possibilities surrounding the teams who follow.
Generational talents such as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin come around ever so rarely and to have one of them playing for your club is exceptional. To have both is something Pens fans have cherished since both debuts, especially after they helped return the Stanley Cup to Pittsburgh in 2009.
The pressure of the big apple and being an original six franchise puts immense scrutiny on the Rangers who brought in a new bench boss-Alain Vignault, to move them to the next step-the Stanley Cup.
The Capitals had a few fans worried, including GM McPhee, in the early part of the last season. Criticism of head coach Adam Oates, the play of Alexander Ovechkin and the moves made by management to address their performance in the playoffs have all been under scrutiny.