Kings are struggling to find consistency, they sit in the middle of the standings just barely in a playoff spot, trade rumors are swirling–feels like we’ve been here before. Thus Sean and Keith are not losing heart, though they are happy to play armchair GM and offer their solutions to improve the team. They also take a look around the league at this halfway point and take solace in the suffering of other teams, suggest their award front runners, and make some predictions.
It’s been too long–but isn’t that how it always feels?
Sean and Keith had the good fortune to watch a game in person, which the Kings had the poor fortune to lose to those brutal Blackhawks. Sean gives his patented game breakdown and they review the state of the NHL at the 25-game mark.
A groundbreaking (or water-displacing?) episode with plenty of firsts: Sean and Keith chat in person, in a pool, with beverages, and a guest dog. They catch up on NHL news–unsigned RFAs, expansion rumors, rule changes–before getting into in-depth, division-by-division predictions for the 2014-15 season.
P.S. Our apologies to Sabres fans, but let’s face it: Buffalo is pretty forgettable these days.
Some East Coast representation! Brian, of Connecticut, joins Keith to discuss the ghosts of franchises past (Whalers), the balance of power in the two conferences, and how the Atlantic Division may shake out in 2014-15. They also bond over Nutmegger Jonathan Quick… and this is just Part I of II.
Another special guest! Richard, of Calgary, discusses his take on the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the plight of his Flames past and present, and the mutual bond that is Darryl Sutter.
Keith and Richard also relive their shared experiences during the Kings 2014 Stanley Cup run, as we have been reviewing throughout the month of August, and look forward with a preview of the 2014-15 season.
It’s true. The more we do this podcast, the better it gets.
(And not just because we stopped eating pizza while recording.)
Our first guest from enemy (Shark) territory, Dan, joins Keith as they discuss the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, East-West bias, and “General Hockey.” This helps sets the table for the second half of their discussion–coming up in a following podcast episode–in which they review 2014 Sharks-Kings Round 1 Series.