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As the first week of the playoffs wraps up, we’re happy to say that we are handling it with just as much dignity, grace, and level-headedness as you’ve come to expect from this podcast! Which is to say: none at all. Join us as we break down the first two games, discuss ref accountability, and look at what Finland pulling an upset at the 2019 Women’s Worlds means for the growth of women’s hockey.
It’s finally the playoffs, and through a nail-biting end to a season full of twists and turns and speculation the Leafs are…… facing Boston in the first round. But that’s fine, and we’re fine, and still have four final regular season games to talk about anyways. Plus: updates on the CWHL situation, revisiting our beginning of the season predictions, and what the Lightning’s uniforms should look like.
Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Toronto, where we lay our scene, from ancient coaching technique to new mutiny, Mike Babcock and Kyle Dubas are…. probably not actually in a blood feud. But hey, the media narrative did gave us a chance to butcher Shakespeare, and isn’t that what watching hockey’s really all about?
We also talk the NHLPA’s annual player poll, the Washington Capital’s upcoming visit to the White House, the tragicomedy of the Ottawa Senators, and Vegas’ new social media ventures.
The Leafs got outscored 23-15 this week. Which is fine. We’re fine. Everything’s fine.
Ignoring all that, we did have some exciting news this week, including a new Leaf to Leaf, Duszak being signed to a future ELC, and the announcement of the first ever Cree-language hockey broadcast. We also answer some amazing listener questions and play which hockey: cryptid edition.
This week, Babcock out Babcock’d Babcock in the most Babcockian way ever. Join us as we send our condolences to the 5’9” line (RIP, we hardly knew ya), Freddie (at least 60 starts is slightly less than last year, right?), and perennial third-line player William Nylander. We don’t actually threaten to fight Babcock, but we’re not gonna lie…. it was close.
Any questions for the podcast this week?? 🤔🤔🤔