117 minutes | Mar 6th 2018

THN S2 Ep27: Trades, Injuries, Honors, and Playoff Races

THN Season 2, Episode 27 (Episode 72) Show Notes 2/23-3/7   Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.   Opening Tease: Playoff Races!!! Trade deadline results We’ll have all this and more.   Break: Where we are: We are now on The Hockey Writers Podcast Channel! thehockeywriters.com @TheHockeyWriter #THW Itunes Stitcher Soundcloud iHeartRadio TuneIn Google Play Music fm Spreaker? Android/Apple apps RSS: http://thehockeynuts.libsyn.com/rss Our Web Site: http://www.thehockeynuts.com   How to get in touch with us: Twitter: Wayne: @waynehallee9 Steve: @sball504man Email: feedback@thehockeynuts.com Voicemail: 919-960-1718 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thehockeynuts/ Youtube Channel: http://www.thehockeynuts.com/youtube (Don’t forget to like and subscribe!) Live streaming!!! We stream the recording of our show on Youtube, but you can also get occasional streams on Facebook.  Youtube: https://www.thehockeynuts.com/youtube Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehockeynuts/ Affiliate Links: Ting:  https://z31ad62n9r3.ting.com/   Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates Bos:  4-3 L @ Tor on 2/24 (goalie interference?), 4-1 L @ Buf on 2/25, 4-3 OTW vs Car on 2/27, 8-4 W vs Pit on 3/1, 2-1 OTW vs Mon on 3/3 Car:  6-1 L vs Pit on 2/23, 3-1 L @ Det on 2/24, 4-3 OTL @ Bos on 2/27, 4-1 W @ Phi on 3/1 (ends 0-4-2 skid), 3-1 W vs NJD  on 3/2, 3-2 L vs WPG on 3/4 NYR: 4-1 L vs Min on 2/23, 3-2 OTL vs Det on 2/25, 6-5 OTW @ Van on 2/28, 3-1 W @ Cgy on 3/2, 3-2 W @ Edm on 3/3   Other Notable games: Stadium Series game (curling and lights) Friday, 2/23: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180223 (5 games) Saturday, 2/24: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180224 (12 games) Sunday, 2/25: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180225 (6 games) Monday, 2/26: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180226 (5 games) Tuesday, 2/27: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180227 (9 Games) Wednesday, 2/28: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180228 (5 games) Thursday, 3/1: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180301 (8 games) Friday, 3/2: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180302 (9 games) Saturday, 3/3: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180303  (8 games) Sunday, 3/4: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180304  (7 games) Monday, 3/5: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180305  (5 games)   NHL Standings: https://www.nhl.com/standings     NHL Transactions: All Trade Deadline Trades!!! https://www.capfriendly.com/trades (cover 2/23-3/2) Aaron Dellsigned a two-year contract with the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.  The 28-year-old goalie could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He is 14-5-3 with a 2.71 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 25 games (20 starts) this season.  Dell is 25-11-4 with a 2.39 GAA and .920 save percentage in 45 games for the Sharks, who signed him as a free agent March 4, 2015. Patric Hornqvistsigned a five-year, $26.5 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. The contract has an average annual value of $5.3 million.  Hornqvist could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He has 32 points (17 goals, 15 assists) in 51 games this season.  Johnny Oduyawas claimed on waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers from the Ottawa Senators on Monday.  The 36-year-old defenseman had eight points (four goals, four assists) in 51 games with Ottawa this season. He was plus-2 in 17:12 of ice time per game.  Oduya has 190 points (41 goals, 149 assists) in 849 NHL games with the New Jersey Devils, Atlanta Thrashers, Chicago Blackhawks, Winnipeg Jets, Dallas Stars and Senators. He has 28 points (six goals, 26 assists) in 106 Stanley Cup Playoff games and was part of the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup championship teams in 2013 and 2015.  Chris Stewartwas claimed on waivers from the Calgary Flames from the Minnesota Wild. The 30-year-old forward has 13 points (nine goals, four assists) in 47 games this season.   Selected by the Colorado Avalanche with the No. 18 pick of the 2006 NHL Draft, Stewart has 318 points (159 goals, 159 assists) in 645 NHL games with the Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim Ducks and Wild.  Mike Fishersigned a one-year, $1 million contract with the Nashville Predators for the remainder of the season Monday.   The 37-year-old forward announced Jan. 31 he was coming out of retirement to join the Predators. He has been practicing with the team since Feb. 12.     Cody Goloubef signed with the Calgary Flames on Sunday for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. The one-year contract is worth $650,000. The 28-year-old defenseman was placed on waivers after signing the contract and, if he clears, will be sent to Stockton of the American Hockey League. However he would be eligible to be called up by the Flames at any point and could play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Goloubef recently played for Canada in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics He had two assists in six games as the Canadians won a bronze medal. Selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round (No. 37) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Goloubef has played 129 NHL regular-season games for the Blue Jackets and Colorado Avalanche, and has 23 points (two goals, 21 assists). This season with Stockton, Goloubef had 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 34 games.  Brian Gionta signed a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins on Sunday, making him eligible to participate in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 39-year-old forward signed for $700,000.  Gionta had not been playing in the NHL this season, but did serve as captain for the United States men's hockey team at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. He played in all five games for the United States, which was eliminated by the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.  Gionta last played in the NHL in 2016-17 with the Buffalo Sabres, when he had 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in 82 games. He has 588 points (289 goals, 299 assists) in 1,006 regular-season games in 15 seasons with the Sabres, Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils. He has 68 points (32 goals, 36 assists) in 112 Stanley Cup Playoff games.  He was selected by the Devils in the third round (No. 82) of the 1998 NHL Draft.  Other trades: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-nhl-trades/c-289968698 Other Transactions: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions  &  https://www.capfriendly.com/trades       Injuries: Loui Erikssonof the Vancouver Canucks will miss the rest of the season with a fractured rib.  The forward left late in the third period of a 3-1 win against the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday after a hit from Coyotes center Max Domi. He has 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in 50 games this season and 47 points (21 goals, 26 assists) in 115 games with the Canucks. Eriksson, 32, signed a six-year contract July 1, 2016.  Patrice Bergeron, the top-line center for the Boston Bruins and a candidate for the 2018 Hart Trophy as NHL most valuable player, is out indefinitely with a fractured right foot. Bergeron, who was injured blocking a shot during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Josh Andersonwill be out four weeks for the Columbus Blue Jackets because of a sprained knee.  The forward was injured during a 5-1 home win against the Washington Capitals on Monday. He was able to finish the game and was plus-1 in 17:41.  The 23-year-old is tied with Artemi Panarin for the Blue Jackets lead with 18 goals in 61 games. Anderson has 29 points.  Matt Murraywill be out indefinitely with a concussion, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Tuesday.  The goalie was diagnosed Tuesday morning after first being evaluated following practice Monday, which the 23-year-old left early after taking a puck to the head on a shot by defenseman Olli Maatta.  Rookie goalie Casey DeSmith is expected to start Tuesday with Tristan Jarry backing up. Sullivan said he's comfortable moving forward with DeSmith, 26, and Jarry, 22, for the time being.  Jarry is 10-4-2 with a 2.58 GAA and .916 save percentage in 20 games this season. He allowed four goals on 16 shots in a 6-5 loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday.  DeSmith is 3-3-0 with a 2.23 GAA and .926 save percentage in seven games (five starts) this season.  Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthewsis expected to be out at least 10 days because of a shoulder injury.  "We always tell you day to day, and that usually means 10 and we go from there," Toronto coach Mike Babcock said Saturday. "As fast as we can get him back and ready to play and healthy, that's what we'll do."  Matthews left with 1:06 remaining in the third period of a 4-3 shootout win against the New York Islanders at Air Canada Centre on Thursday. He scored with 3:29 remaining to tie the game 3-3.  Matthews led the Maple Leafs with 50 points (28 goals, 22 assists) in 53 games before he was injured. He missed 10 games earlier this season because of injuries. On Nov. 8, he sustained an upper-body injury and missed four games. On Dec. 9, Matthews collided with teammate Morgan Rielly in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins and missed the next six games with a concussion.  Matthews won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year last season with 69 points (40 goals, 29 assists) after the Maple Leafs selected him with the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. Charlie McAvoywill miss at least four weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, the Boston Bruins said Tuesday.  The rookie defenseman was injured during the first period of the Bruins' 2-1 overtime win against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. McAvoy left 37 seconds into the game after a hit by Montreal forward
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