Episode 24 - Touching Wood

February 28, 2018

Episode 24 – Touching Wood

The guys are back discussing all things hockey. In this edition the lads discuss coaching changes in the EIHL, NHL trade deadline day, Olympic games and all the other usual features you have come to expect from the Door 14 Hockey podcast.

EIHL Standings

League Standings

Conference Standings

Erhardt Conference

Gardiner Conference

Patton Conference

NHL Standings



Period One - Local Coverage round up

Its all fun at the Caps

Caps player-coach doesn’t skate against Panthers as the team didn’t order new skate blades for him…meanwhile their ‘owner’ Scott Neill wasn’t even at the game!

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Period Two - Across the Pond

NHL Trade deadline day winners and losers

The guys discuss their thoughts on some of the trades. Rangers make good on their promise.

Check out a few more here.

Mike Fisher

John talks about the Preds…strange that…and his thoughts on the bargain of getting Mike (Fish) Fisher  back on a $1M deal to the end of the 17-18 season.

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Wild New York

Dave gives the team a round up of his time in New York and watching his team, the Wild, play the Rangers at the Garden.  Check out his Vblog here.

Period Three - General Nockey News

Round up of Olympic action

Mens Ice Hockey Results

Womans Ice Hockey Results


Fife Flyers

Fife Flyers clinch Gardiner Conference. Just want to say it really (John).

Star Segment

Aarons Star Goal

Tampa Bay Lightning forward, Nikita Kucherov,  successfully executed his patented no-shot move to beat the Washington Capitals, goalie Braden Holtby. Link.

Martys Star Goal

That goal from Germany in the Olympics

Johns Star Player

Pekka Rinne. Shutout vs Blues (and series sweep too)

Daves Star Game

Dave gives us a round up of the game he  saw link at the garden. Wild vs Rangers


Blind Hockey

Marty comes across a topic that combines is work life and Ice hockey:

They can’t see, but blind hockey players can pass, shoot and score

‘Hockey sonore’ is a growing sport in the DC region and across the US


Paul McCleans Story

A lot of Belfast Giants fans will be very familiar with the legend that is Paul McClean. He was the on ice commentator at the Odyssey for many years. Recently he has been through a difficult journey. Here is a few word from his just giving page.

On 18 June 2016, I had a massive stroke… the paramedics were worried that I wouldn’t make it the hospital! I was 40 years of age. Nice birthday! The hospital give my wife a 10% chance that I would survive for operation, but I liked the odds… I had a Mechanical Thrombectomy, a clot retrieval that helped my recovery better than before. Then they hoped that I would only be in hospital for 3 months! After all that, I just out after 2.5 weeks… that’s when rehab started.

Okay, so I still have nerve damage on my right side land a thing called aphasia to work with, but life is a challenge! Speech and Language therapy (as well as Occupational therapy) got me from a new words a week, to 10 times a day and got me to read, write and speak! The Stroke Association were a massive part of that; my rehab still continues with them 18 months later.

Now, I am a Stroke Association Ambassador, talking to nurses, doctors and politicians, anyone who can help. Stroke kills 1 in 3 people… and that needs to change. However, until that happens, the Stroke Association help stroke survivors learn and get better with what they can do. Help me to give them some money!

Paul recently completed the Resolution Run Belfast 2018, check out his Just Giving page and maybe give to a good cause.