83 minutes | May 7th 2018

THN S2 Ep35: NHL Playoffs Round 2, games 1 and 2

THN Season 2, Episode 35 (Episode 80) Show Notes 4/25-5/2   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: Playoffs!!! Draft Lottery More news out of Carolina Slow on the ice but huge, just 12 games in the NHL since last podcast, but 10 of them were potential elimination games, where at least one team in those 10 games were facing elimination at that time. 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? 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Our preferred event ticket source: Seatgeek:  https://seatgeek.com/?aid12537  (reward us when you buy your next event tickets!)     PLAYOFFS: Schedule:  https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-playoffs-round-1-schedule/c-280159064 Roster Resource:  https://www.rosterresource.com/nhl-depth-charts/ ROUND 1 https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/lightning-vs-devils-series-a https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/bruins-vs-maple-leafs-series-b https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/capitals-vs-blue-jackets-series-c https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/penguins-vs-flyers-series-d https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/predators-vs-avalanche-series-e https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/jets-vs-wild-series-f https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/golden-knights-vs-kings-series-g https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/ducks-vs-sharks-series-h   ROUND 2 https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/lightning-vs-bruins-series-i https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/capitals-vs-penguins-series-j https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/predators-vs-jets-series-k https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/20 18/golden-knights-vs-sharks-series-l       FINAL NHL Standings: https://www.nhl.com/standings       NHL Transactions: Ron Francis had his contract terminated by the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday. Francis had been removed as general manager and named president of hockey operations March 7. He had been the GM since replacing Jim Rutherford on April 24, 2014. Francis had worked in various roles for the Hurricanes since 2006.  Carolina president Don Waddell has been leading the search for a new general manager, who will report directly to owner Tom Dundon.  Francis spent 16 of his 23 NHL seasons with the Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers, and is the franchise leader in goals (382), assists (793) and points (1,175). He retired as an NHL player before the 2005-06 season and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007.  His #10 also hangs in the rafters of the PNC Arena.  Joe Nieuwendyk also resigned as Hurricanes pro scout and adviser. He had 1,126 points (564 goals, 562 assists) in 1,257 NHL games and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.  Lou Lamoriello will not return as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs but will remain with the organization in the role of senior adviser. When Lamoriello, 75, was hired July 23, 2015, the plan was for him to be GM for three years before transitioning to senior adviser for the following four years. Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan said Monday he decided it was best to adhere to the original plan.  https://www.nhl.com/news/lou-lamoriello-out-as-general-manager-of-toronto/c-298345734 Brian Burke is leaving his position as Calgary Flames president of hockey operations and will join Sportsnet for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as an analyst, beginning this weekend. Burke, 62, had been with the Flames since Sept. 5, 2013 and hired general manager Brad Treliving on April 28, 2014. In Burke's five seasons, the Flames made the Stanley Cup Playoffs twice. This season they finished fifth in the Pacific Division and 11 points behind the Colorado Avalanche for the second wild card into the playoffs from the Western Conference. https://www.nhl.com/news/brian-burke-out-as-calgary-president-of-hockey-operations/c-298291282 Rick Dudley was hired as senior vice president of hockey operations for the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. Dudley, 69, was senior vice president of hockey operations for the Montreal Canadiens for the previous six seasons.  Dudley will report to Hurricanes president Don Waddell, furthering a relationship that dates to 1986, when Dudley was coach of Flint in the International Hockey League and hired Waddell as an assistant. They worked together most recently with the Atlanta Thrashers when Waddell, then general manager, hired Dudley as assistant GM in 2009.  College/Jr Signings: https://www.capfriendly.com/signings 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: Chris Tierneywill center the No. 1 line for the San Jose Sharks against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round at SAP Center on Monday.  Tierney will replace Joonas Donskoi, who sustained a lower-body injury in a 4-3 double-overtime win in Game 2 on Saturday, on a line with Joe Pavelski and Evander Kane. Pavelski moves from center to wing and Kane returns after a one-game suspension for cross-checking forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in the third period of a 7-0 win by the Golden Knights in Game 1 on Thursday.  Nico Hischierwill have his left wrist and hand immobilized for 2-4 weeks because of an injury the New Jersey Devils rookie forward played through all season.  Hischier, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, won't need surgery to repair the injury, the Devils announced Thursday, but it will keep him from playing for Switzerland at the 2018 IIHF World Championship in Denmark from May 4-20.  The 19-year-old, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, had 52 points (20 goals, 32 assists) in 82 regular-season games, second on the Devils behind Taylor Hall (93 points; 39 goals, 54 assists). Hischier scored one goal in New Jersey's five-game loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference First Round.  Malkin back for Game 3 On IR / Off IR: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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