Yahoo Sports Hockey Podcast
Zone Time: Bruce Boudreau should walk away
In a strange press conference, Canucks President of Hockey Operations Jim Rutherford refused to give head coach Bruce Boudreau his full support. Following months of instability and rumours, Boudreau should consider quitting his post before his inevitable firing.
On the latest episode of Zone Time, Julian and the crew also ask how much Cole Caufield is worth to the Montreal Canadiens. They discuss Connor McDavid's socks and his views on shootouts, and Omar starts the long road towards a first-round meeting between the Leafs and Lightning.
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.
Zone Time: East loads up, all quiet on the Western front
As the Eastern Conference contenders load up for the playoffs, Julian and the Zone Time crew ask what a first-round pick is really worth. They also wonder why things are so quiet in the Western Conference ahead of the NHL trade deadline.