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Zone Time: Tanking power rankings in battle for Bedard
Which NHL teams are showing the worst 'tank awareness' in the race to draft generational talent Connor Bedard? On this week's episode of Zone Time, Julian and crew also ask if John Tortorella is right for once and whether Jason Robertson has a legitimate shot at the Hart Trophy.
Zone Time: Is 1000-game Evgeni Malkin underrated?
Evgeni Malkin scored in his 1000th NHL game on Sunday as the Penguins topped the Chicago Blackhawks but is the Russian underrated in the pantheon of hockey greats? Julian, Omar, Sam and Avry also discuss playoff bubble teams ahead of the unofficial Thanksgiving barometer and ask if the Kraken were right to send Shane Wright to the AHL on a conditioning stint.
Zone Time: Will the Canucks ever win again?
The Vancouver Canucks (4-9-3) are currently one of the worst teams in the NHL. Julian is joined by Sam, Omar and Arun to discuss Vancouver's woe, Winnipeg's strong start to the season and find out why Maple Leafs diehard Omar is wearing a Bruins jersey.
Zone Time: Behind Bruins' indefensible Mitchell Miller signing
The Zone Time crew react to the Boston Bruins signing and then releasing prospect Mitchell Miller. How did the team not see the backlash coming? Were the Bruins players who spoke out sincere about their concerns? Why did Miller's agent Eustace King decide to work with such a controversial player?
Zone Time: Firing Sheldon Keefe won't get to heart of Leafs' problem
In light of the Maple Leafs' recent struggles, there have been calls for head coach Sheldon Keefe or general manager Kyle Dubas to be fired but if the roster and player's performances are the problem, then changing bench bosses won't solve the issue in Toronto.Julian is joined on Zone Time this week by Sam, Arun and Avry, where they also ask if it's time to stop roasting the Coyotes fanbase.
Zone Time: What’s stopping Vancouver from making long-term plans?
It's groundhog day for frustrated Canucks fans as expectations of being a contender give way to a winless run to start the NHL season. Julian is joined by Sam, Omar and Arun to ask why ownership and management in Vancouver is so resistant to making long-term plans. They also discuss the biggest surprises of the NHL season so far.
Zone Time: These NHL fanbases should already be worried
We're only a few games into the new NHL season so is it too soon to be worried about teams like Vancouver, New Jersey and Columbus? Julian and crew also take a hilarious deep dive into the recently published list of most handsome NHL coaches.
Zone Time: Off-ice controversy dominates as season begins
Steve Simmons' take on Akim Aliu was dangerous says Omar on the latest episode of Zone Time but the response from Wayne Simmonds and Nazem Kadri amongst others shows that the Hockey Diversity Alliance is united in its fight to rid hockey of racism.Ahead of the 2022-23 NHL season, the crew also make some early predictions for league MVP, rookie of the year and Stanley Cup finalists.
NHL season preview: Predictions, Cup favourites, surprises and more
The Zone Time crew give their takes on Hockey Canada fumbling everything to do with the investigation against their organization and discuss the below subjects ahead of the 2022-23 NHL season beginning.24:50 - Who can dethrone the Avs?33:01 - The best Canadian team39:19 - Teams that could surprise41:30 - Which franchises will be most dramatic?