Yahoo Sports Hockey Podcast
Why Edmonton-Colorado is the perfect series at the perfect time
Justin Cuthbert and Julian McKenzie discuss what the 2022 Western Conference Final could mean to the NHL and its broadcasting partners, as well as Jason Spezza's retirement and Game 7 between the Hurricanes and Rangers.
Zone Time: Flames can save season from brink of failure
The Calgary Flames are hanging onto hopes of securing a Western Conference wild card spot despite a season that has failed dramatically to meet expectations. Julian and the Zone Time crew wonder if the Flames can find a way to salvage things down the NHL run-in despite themselves.They also discuss why the Golden Knights should be feared by any Western Conference Stanley Cup contender, despite goaltending inconsistency and question if playing for pride could cost the Vancouver Canucks dear when it comes to the NHL Draft Lottery.
Zone Time: Islanders the wild card Bruins don't want to face
The Eastern Conference Wild Card race is heating up as numerous teams vie for a spot in the NHL playoffs. With goaltender Ilya Sorokin performing at a Vezina level, the New York Islanders play a style of hockey that can cause problems for any opposition and might be the team the Presidents Trophy-elect Boston Bruins fear facing the most in the first round.On this week's episode, Julian asks the Zone Time crew which rule change they would advocate for if they were an NHL general manager in Florida this week for their annual assessment of the game.Trivia is also back! Do you know which Sedin brother finished his NHL career with more points?
Zone Time: Maple Leafs fans freaking out, again
The Maple Leafs lost two out of three on a Western Canada road trip and Toronto fans are not happy with the performances. To make things worse, trade deadline acquisition Ryan O'Reilly is out indefinitely with a broken finger, while John Tavares will miss Tuesday's game in New Jersey. The Leafs are locked in a playoff spot but some of their key players are playing below standard, notably defenceman Morgan Rielly. On the latest episode of Zone Time, Julian asks Omar and crew if the panic within the fanbase is really justified?They also discuss the post-trade deadline mood in Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary and wonder which NHLer, if anyone, could host Saturday Night Live.