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In the words of one-hit wonders Timex Social Club: “Look At All These Rumors!” With the NHL trade deadline at 3 PM ET Wednesday, the rumors ramped up on Tuesday but thankfully the […]

Murph’s Musings: NHL Trade Deadline – After Saving Up, Ducks Going For it; Goalie Shuffling In Edmonton

In the words of one-hit wonders Timex Social Club: “Look At All These Rumors!” With the NHL trade deadline at 3 PM ET Wednesday, the rumors ramped up on Tuesday but thankfully the […]

Despite what seemed to be a game that had good tempo and flow, the Montreal Canadiens just couldn't match the Los Angeles Kings size and skill, losing to them 2-1 in the first of four games of a Western swing. Join Corey Collard, along with Rob Elbaz, Matt Casavant and Coach K as they break down the action, and delve into Wednesday's NHL trade deadline.

MHT Post-Game: Habs vs. Kings – March 3rd, 2014

Despite what seemed to be a game that had good tempo and flow, the Montreal Canadiens just couldn’t match the Los Angeles Kings size and skill, losing to them 2-1 in the first of four games of a Western swing. Join Corey Collard, along with Rob Elbaz, Matt Casavant and Coach K as they break down the action, and delve into Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline.

Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz and Coach K, along with their special guest former NHLer and Hawkesbury Hawks head coach Shawn Anderson, as they preview tonight's matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and the Montreal Canadiens.

MHT Pre-Game: Habs vs. Kings – March 3rd, 2014

Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz and Coach K, along with their special guest former NHLer and Hawkesbury Hawks head coach Shawn Anderson, as they preview tonight’s matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and the Montreal Canadiens.

Match Up: Like Fievel, the Canadiens (34-21-7) are headed west. Their 4-game trip starts in Los Angeles on Monday when they play the Kings (34-22-6) at the Staples Center. The […]

Pregame Preview: Canadiens at Kings (Game #63)

Match Up: Like Fievel, the Canadiens (34-21-7) are headed west. Their 4-game trip starts in Los Angeles on Monday when they play the Kings (34-22-6) at the Staples Center. The […]

The UPS Store Canada's Hockey Week In Review, with your host Ted Bird.  Fresh off the Olympic break we discuss a week that saw the Habs take home 5 of a possible 6 points with Peter Budaj in nets for the canadiens. Alex Rabbat, Andrew Berkshire, and Avi Goldberg join Ted to break it all down!

Hockey Week in Review – Mar 2, 2014

The UPS Store Canada’s Hockey Week In Review, with your host Ted Bird. Fresh off the Olympic break we discuss a week that saw the Habs take home 5 of a possible 6 points with Peter Budaj in nets for the canadiens. Alex Rabbat, Andrew Berkshire, and Avi Goldberg join Ted to break it all down!

Despite being outplayed in the second and third periods, the Montreal Canadiens managed to win 4-3 in overtime over their hated rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs.

MHT Post-Game: Leafs vs. Habs – March 1st, 2014

Despite being outplayed in the second and third periods, the Montreal Canadiens managed to win 4-3 in overtime over their hated rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz and Jimmy Murphy and special guest Shane Murphy as Steve tries to keep the train on the track during the Live Brutopia Pre-Game looking ahead to the Leafs and Habs tonight

MHT Pre-Game: Habs vs. Leafs – March 1st, 2014

Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz and Jimmy Murphy and special guest Shane Murphy as Steve tries to keep the train on the track during the Live Brutopia Pre-Game looking ahead to the Leafs and Habs tonight

Match Up: The Canadiens (33-21-7) play host to the rival Maple Leafs (32-22-7) Saturday night at the Bell Centre. The game is set to start at 7:00 and airs on […]

Pregame Preview: Canadiens vs Maple Leafs (Game #62)

Match Up: The Canadiens (33-21-7) play host to the rival Maple Leafs (32-22-7) Saturday night at the Bell Centre. The game is set to start at 7:00 and airs on […]

Both teams still looked like they were suffering from an Olympic break hangover, at times looking awful, but the Montreal Canadiens managed to keep pace with the Pittsburgh Penguins and win in a shootout 6-5 at the Xcel Energy Center.

MHT Post-Game: Habs vs. Penguins – Feb. 27th, 2014

Both teams still looked like they were suffering from an Olympic break hangover, at times looking awful, but the Montreal Canadiens managed to keep pace with the Pittsburgh Penguins and win in a shootout 6-5 at the Xcel Energy Center.

Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz and Coach K as they preview the second of back-to-back games for the Montreal Canadiens, this time against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

MHT Pre-Game: Habs vs. Penguins – Feb. 27th, 2014

Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz and Coach K as they preview the second of back-to-back games for the Montreal Canadiens, this time against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Match Up: The Canadiens (32-21-6) are in Pittsburgh to face the Penguins (40-15-3) Thursday night, fresh off a 2-1 OT loss to the Red Wings. The game is set to […]

Pregame Preview: Canadiens at Penguins (Game #61)

Match Up: The Canadiens (32-21-6) are in Pittsburgh to face the Penguins (40-15-3) Thursday night, fresh off a 2-1 OT loss to the Red Wings. The game is set to […]

In their return to the Bell Centre, the Montreal Canadiens struggled to find any offense, yet still managed to salvage a single point, losing to the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in overtime. Join Corey Collard and Nick Murdocco, along with Joey Alfieri, Josh Bourke of the Montreal Alouettes and Coach K as they break it all down.

MHT Post-Game: Red Wings vs. Habs – Feb. 26th, 2014

In their return to the Bell Centre, the Montreal Canadiens struggled to find any offense, yet still managed to salvage a single point, losing to the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in overtime. Join Corey Collard and Nick Murdocco, along with Joey Alfieri, Josh Bourke of the Montreal Alouettes and Coach K as they break it all down.

Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz and Coach K as they preview the return of the Montreal Canadiens, after the Olympic break, against Mike Babcock and the Detroit Red Wings with Monica McAlister of Kukla's Korner.

MHT Pre-Game: Red Wings vs. Habs – Feb. 26th, 2014

Join Steven Hindle, Rob Elbaz and Coach K as they preview the return of the Montreal Canadiens, after the Olympic break, against Mike Babcock and the Detroit Red Wings with Monica McAlister of Kukla’s Korner.

Just hours after Marty St. Louis and Canada beat the United States to advance to the gold medal game last Friday, former NFLer Boomer Esiason who co-hosts the ‘Boomer and Cart Show’ on CBS New York tweeted this:

“Marty, Marty , Marty in a good way? Hard to believe.”

Then just over 24 hours later Esiason tweeted this:

“Its coming and it will be huge. Surprising, shocking, inevitable, and all about business. $$$ #NHL#tradedeadline”

On Monday, Esiason explained whom he was referring to when he said “Marty” making sure his New York and New Jersey listeners didn’t think he meant Devils netminder Martin Brodeur who is also the subject of trade rumors.

Murph’s Musings: Martin St. Louis for Ryan Callahan Trade Unlikely At This Point

Just hours after Marty St. Louis and Canada beat the United States to advance to the gold medal game last Friday, former NFLer Boomer Esiason who co-hosts the ‘Boomer and Cart Show’ on CBS New York tweeted this:

“Marty, Marty , Marty in a good way? Hard to believe.”

Then just over 24 hours later Esiason tweeted this:

“Its coming and it will be huge. Surprising, shocking, inevitable, and all about business. $$$ #NHL#tradedeadline”

On Monday, Esiason explained whom he was referring to when he said “Marty” making sure his New York and New Jersey listeners didn’t think he meant Devils netminder Martin Brodeur who is also the subject of trade rumors.

Match Up: The Canadiens (32-21-6) kick off the post-Olympic race to the playoffs when they host the Red Wings (26-20-12) Wednesday night at the Bell Centre. The puck drops at 7:30 […]

Pregame Preview: Canadiens vs Red Wings (Game #60)

Match Up: The Canadiens (32-21-6) kick off the post-Olympic race to the playoffs when they host the Red Wings (26-20-12) Wednesday night at the Bell Centre. The puck drops at 7:30 […]

As if we all needed another reminder that hockey is — and until another country can produce as many quality and winning players – Canada’s sport. What Canada did in their semifinals and gold medal wins at the 2014 Men’s Olympic hockey tournament can only be described as the type of dominance that we haven’t seen at the Olympics or international level since the Russian Red Army teams owned the international hockey scene. That’s why it’s no surprise to have just read these stats from the NHL public relations department’s always-resourceful “Morning Skate” email:

“With the win, Canada became the first country to earn back-to-back gold medals since the Soviet Union in 1984 and 1988.”

Murph’s Musings: Canada is Hockey

As if we all needed another reminder that hockey is — and until another country can produce as many quality and winning players – Canada’s sport. What Canada did in their semifinals and gold medal wins at the 2014 Men’s Olympic hockey tournament can only be described as the type of dominance that we haven’t seen at the Olympics or international level since the Russian Red Army teams owned the international hockey scene. That’s why it’s no surprise to have just read these stats from the NHL public relations department’s always-resourceful “Morning Skate” email:

“With the win, Canada became the first country to earn back-to-back gold medals since the Soviet Union in 1984 and 1988.”

Join host Paul Graif, along with Rob Elbaz, Corey Collard and Steve Hindle as they discuss the Canadian Women's Gold Medal game 3-2 overtime win against the USA as we look ahead to the US vs. Canada men's game tomorrow.

MHT Olympic Edition: Feb. 20th, 2014

Join host Paul Graif, along with Rob Elbaz, Corey Collard and Steve Hindle as they discuss the Canadian Women’s Gold Medal game 3-2 overtime win against the USA as we look ahead to the US vs. Canada men’s game tomorrow.

Join host Paul Graif, along with Rob Elbaz, Corey Collard and Jesse Dorais as they break down the Canadian Men's 2-1 overtime win against Finland and discuss their predictions for tomorrow's match against Latvia.

MHT Olympic Edition: Feb. 18th, 2014

Join host Paul Graif, along with Rob Elbaz, Corey Collard and Jesse Dorais as they break down the Canadian Men’s 2-1 overtime win against Finland and discuss their predictions for tomorrow’s match against Latvia.

The seedings are set for the qualification and medal rounds of the Men’s Olympic hockey tournament and Sweden, United States, Canada and Finland all earned byes and automatic spots in the quarterfinals.

Murph’s Musings: Olympic Hockey Picks For Qualification And Quarterfinals Rounds

The seedings are set for the qualification and medal rounds of the Men’s Olympic hockey tournament and Sweden, United States, Canada and Finland all earned byes and automatic spots in the quarterfinals.

Join Steven Hindle, along with Rob Elbaz, Coach K, Kamal Panesar and a special appearance in the third segment from Tony Padula (@OlympicSizeRage) as they break down the Canadian Women's team's 3-2 victory over the USA, and today's 3-1 victory by the men's hockey team against Team Norway.

MHT Olympic Edition: Feb. 13th, 2014

Join Steven Hindle, along with Rob Elbaz, Coach K, Kamal Panesar and a special appearance in the third segment from Tony Padula (@OlympicSizeRage) as they break down the Canadian Women’s team’s 3-2 victory over the USA, and today’s 3-1 victory by the men’s hockey team against Team Norway.

Join Steven Hindle, CoachK along with Paul Graif and Tyler Bjorn from the London 2012 Canadian Olympic Sailing team as they discuss Canada's results to date and the Men's and Women's hockey teams.

MHT Olympic Edition – Feb 11th, 2014

Join Steven Hindle, CoachK along with Paul Graif and Tyler Bjorn from the London 2012 Canadian Olympic Sailing team as they discuss Canada’s results to date and the Men’s and Women’s hockey teams.

Came away with some interesting tidbits on my weekly show “Murphy’s Hockey Law” this Saturday. NHL Vice President of Player Safety & Hockey Operations Damian Echevarrieta joined me to give a behind the scenes look on how suspensions and fines are determined. He also gave some interesting insight into what he agreed was one of the toughest decisions he and NHL Vice President of Hockey and Business Development and Director of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan have had to make and that is the 15-game suspension handed down to Shawn Thornton in December. As Echevarrieta pointed out, suspending a guy they want other players to emulate was very difficult.

Murph’s Musings: NHL Safety Exec: Shawn Thornton “Poster Boy” of Tough Hockey

Came away with some interesting tidbits on my weekly show “Murphy’s Hockey Law” this Saturday. NHL Vice President of Player Safety & Hockey Operations Damian Echevarrieta joined me to give a behind the scenes look on how suspensions and fines are determined. He also gave some interesting insight into what he agreed was one of the toughest decisions he and NHL Vice President of Hockey and Business Development and Director of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan have had to make and that is the 15-game suspension handed down to Shawn Thornton in December. As Echevarrieta pointed out, suspending a guy they want other players to emulate was very difficult.

The UPS Store Canada's Hockey Week In Review, with your host Ted Bird.  Joining ted this week is Alex Rabbat, Andrew Berkshire, and Paul Graif drops by the WSMN studios to join the conversation!

Hockey Week in Review – Feb 9, 2014

The UPS Store Canada’s Hockey Week In Review, with your host Ted Bird. Joining ted this week is Alex Rabbat, Andrew Berkshire, and Paul Graif drops by the WSMN studios to join the conversation!

The NHL roster freeze went into full effect Friday at 3 p.m. and there was not the flurry of trade activity many in the media were expecting. But while all was quiet on the trade front, the chatter around the league went into full Olympic mode. One of the big debates for years now has been whether or not NHLers should be participating in the Winter Olympics. But when the NHL and NHLPA ended the lockout of 2012-13 and agreed on a new CBA, they both agreed that the players would participate in the Sochi games and then reevaluate for South Korea in 2018. But as of late, it doesn’t appear that most owners and teams are upholding the spirit of that agreement.

On Thursday, Flyers owner Ed Snider didn’t hold back when asked what he thought of NHLers traveling to Sochi or any Olympic tournament mid-season.

Murph’s Musings: NHL Teams Should Respect Olympic Agreement With Players

The NHL roster freeze went into full effect Friday at 3 p.m. and there was not the flurry of trade activity many in the media were expecting. But while all was quiet on the trade front, the chatter around the league went into full Olympic mode. One of the big debates for years now has been whether or not NHLers should be participating in the Winter Olympics. But when the NHL and NHLPA ended the lockout of 2012-13 and agreed on a new CBA, they both agreed that the players would participate in the Sochi games and then reevaluate for South Korea in 2018. But as of late, it doesn’t appear that most owners and teams are upholding the spirit of that agreement.

On Thursday, Flyers owner Ed Snider didn’t hold back when asked what he thought of NHLers traveling to Sochi or any Olympic tournament mid-season.

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