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Segment 1- Tom, Mike and Adam talk about the 1st week of the shortened NHL season and who could win the Vezina Trophy this year.
Segment 2- The guys talk about how to fix the Washington Capitals.
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Professional goalies especially in the NHL have an opportunity that most goalies or hockey players generally don’t have, customizing their own equipment. Some guys decide to take the conservative route and use basic color schemes with white or black base colors, and a select few goalies in the NHL decide to stand out and make sure they’re noticed throughout the entire arena. Today we honor those men. This list consists of some of the best and most unique goalie gear of the 2011- 2012 season.
1. Edmonton- Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
Yakupov is far and away the favorite to be selected 1st overall. In 42 games played Yakupov had 31 Goals and 38 Assists this season and 101 total points last season with the Sarnia Sting. If selected by Edmonton, Yakupov will likely be wearing an Oilers sweater opening night.
2. Columbus- Ryan Murray, D, Everett (WHL)
Columbus needs help at every position and Murray will bring character and leadership to the defensive side of the bench. The Captain of Everett finished out this season with 9 Goals and 22 Assists in 46 games played. Look for Columbus to trade out of the #2 spot if Edmonton takes Murray #1.
3. Montreal- Filip Forsberg, LW, Leksands (Allsvenskan)
With the potential buyout of Scott Gomez’s contract, Forsberg would be a good replacement in the Habs’ top 6. Forsberg brings with him great size and a passion for the game.
4. New York Islanders- Griffin Reinhardt, D, Edmonton (WHL)
At 6’4″ and 204lbs Reinhart is one of the biggest d-men in this draft class. Along with his size he is an offensive minded puck moving defenseman with 12 Goals and 24 Assists this season. Reinhart could potentially be a nice fit paired with Mark Streit or Calvin de Haan.
5. Toronto- Alex Galchenyuk, C, Sarnia (OHL)
Galchenyuk spent most of this season out of the lineup recovering from a knee injury. Galchenyuk had 31 Goals, 52 Assists and 52 PIMS in the 2010-2011 season for Sarnia. He was also linemates with Nail Yakupov last season.
6. Anaheim- Mikhail Grigorenko, RW, Quebec (QMJHL)
With the potential loses of Teemu Selanne, Jason Blake and Niklas Hagman to Free Agency this offseason Anaheim cannot afford to pass him up. Grigorenko had 40 Goals and 45 Assists for Quebec this season.
7. Minnesota- Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
Rielly also missed a lot of playing time this season recovering from a knee injury. In 18 games played this season Rielly had 3 Goals and 15 Assists.
8. Carolina- Jacob Trouba, D, US-Under 18 (USAH-NTDP)
With Carolina’s log jam at the Forward position and 2 over 30 year old defensemen (Jaroslav Spacek and Bryan Allen) hitting unrestricted free agency this offseason, Jacob Trouba should be the pick at #8. Trouba is a tough defenseman with a lot to offer and could help Carolina deal with the potential loses on defense.
9. Winnipeg- Teuvo Teravainen, RW, Jokerit Helsinki (SM-Liiga)
I believe that picking Teravainen at the 9th pick is a reach because of his size (5-11 and 165lbs) but his puck handling ability is extraordinary. He could be worth the risk for the Jets
10. Tampa Bay- Mathew Dumba, D, Red Deer (WHL)
Lightning G.M. Steve Yzerman would have no choice but to pick Dumba if he was still available at the 10th pick. In 69 games played this season Dumba picked up 20 goals and 37 assists for the Rebels.
Segment 01- Tom and Mike begin this episode talking about the Washington Capitals’ late push for the playoffs and if the Caps can get it done.
Segment 02- Tom and Mike talk about the Western Conference playoff picture and potential 1st round match ups.
Seg 03- Tom and Mike finish up this episode discussing the Eastern Conference playoff race, potential 1st round match ups and predict the Stanley Cup Finals.
Segment 01- Tom and Mike start this week’s show talking about the trades that happened this past week in the NHL and what happened during the NHL Trade Deadline.
Segment 02- Tom and Mike continue to talk about the trades that happened during the NHL Trade Deadline.
Segment 03- Have the Washington Capitals hit rock bottom?
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Segment 01- Tom and Mike start this week’s show talking about the trades that happened this past week in the NHL.
Segment 02- Tom and Mike talk about the seven teams Rick Nash could potentially be traded to and what Columbus could get in return.
Segment 03- How can the Washington Capitals fix themselves going into the NHL Trade Deadline?
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Seg 01-Tom and Mike talk about Sam Gagner’s 8 point game against Chicago
Seg 02- 2013 NHL Winter Classic
Seg 03- Tom and Mike talk about the Washington Capitals and the issues they’re having.
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Draft Order: Standings as of 1/23/12
1) Columbus Blue Jackets- Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
Yakupov is far and away the favorite to be selected 1st overall. Yakupov has 22 Goals and 33 Assists so far this season and 101 total points last season with the Sarnia Sting. If selected by Columbus, Yakupov would more than likely be skating with Rick Nash and Jeff Carter on the top line opening night.
2) Edmonton Oilers- Filip Forsberg, LW, Leksands (Sweden)
Assuming Ryan Smyth or Ales Hemsky leaves Edmonton via Free Agency, Taylor Hall or Jordan Eberle will take their spot on the top line. Filip Forsberg would be able to take Hall or Eberle’s spot on 2nd or 3rd line.
3) Carolina Hurricanes- Ryan Murray, D, Everett (WHL)
With Carolina’s log jam at the Forward position and 2 over 30 year old defensemen (Jaroslav Spacek and Bryan Allen) hitting unrestricted free agency this offseason, Ryan Murray is a no-brainer at the 3rd pick. Murray is the Captain for Everett with 7 Goals, 12 Assists and 23 PIMS in 25 games played.
4) Anaheim Ducks- Mikhail Grigorenko, C, Quebec (QMJHL)
A lot of mock drafts have Grigorenko going to Edmonton at #2 and some even have him going #1 to Columbus, but this one doesn’t; unless Anaheim’s record allows them to pick earlier. Either way they’ll take Grigorenko. With the potential loses of Teemu Selanne, Saku Koivu, Jason Blake and Niklas Hagman to Free Agency this offseason Anaheim cannot afford to pass him up. Grigorenko has 28 Goals and 37 Assists for Quebec so far this season.
5) Buffalo Sabres- Mathew Dumba, D, Red Deer (WHL)
Dumba is an option for Buffalo because they are relatively young up front and getting up there in age on defense. Dumba has 37 total points and 53 PIMS so far this season for Red Deer and has been compared to Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings.
6) Montreal Canadiens- Alex Galchenyuk, C, Sarnia (OHL)
Galchenyuk had surgery on his knee and has been out so far this year. That being said, he is still a good pick at #6. Galchenyuk had 31 Goals, 52 Assists and 52 PIMS in the 2010-2011 season for Sarnia. Galchenyuk was also linemates with Nail Yakupov last season.
7) New York Islanders- Griffin Reinhart, D, Edmonton (WHL)
At 6’4″ and 204lbs Reinhart is one of the biggest d-men in this draft class. Along with his size he is an offensive minded puck moving defenseman with 11 Goals and 14 Assists so far this season. Reinhart could potentially be a nice fit paired with Mark Streit or Calvin de Haan.
8) Tampa Bay Lightning- Andrei Vasilevski, G, (Tolpar Ufa MHL)
With a GAA of 2.03 and a Save % of .953 Vasilevski helped Russia win a Silver Medal in this year’s World Juniors. Vasilevski will be battling with Mathieu Garon for the starting role if Dwayne Roloson doesn’t return and Tampa is pretty shallow at the Goalie position to begin with.
9) Phoenix Coyotes- Sebastian Collberg, RW, Frolunda HC (Sweden)
Collberg is a reach here but the Coyotes need a lot. Collberg plays the fast and discipline driven game that Phoenix likes to use. In the 2012 World Juniors Collberg has 4 Goals, 3 Assists and 0 PIMs in 6 games.
10) Calgary Flames- Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
Rielly is still dealing with a lower body injury but is expected back to Moose Jaw before the end of the season. Rielly has been compared to Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks and in 18 games played this season Rielly has 3 Goals and 15 Assists.