The Lads return from their adventure from across the Atlantic ocean and are back discussing all things Hockey. In this episode we talk big hits, bites, All-Star weekend, doggos, American food and the Steelers plus all the bits you have come to expect from the Door 14 Hockey Podcast
Mosey KO – Good Hit or Not?
In this weekend’s game between the Cardiff Devils and the Nottingham Panthers, Evan Mosey was knocked out during play, causing lots of online chat as to the legitimacy of the hit.
What do you think?
Tough call for DOPS. Not 100% sure each way on this hit. Think it looks worse than it is.
Question, was there retribution? Did someone go for the player who delivered the hit?
— Patrick Smyth (@patricksmyth) January 27, 2019
2020 Winter Classic Announced
Another piece of exciting news that hit the presses in San Jose this weekend was the announcement of the 2020 Winter Classic, which will feature two teams yet to play outdoors – The Dallas Stars and John’s own Nashville Predators, who will meet at Dallas’ Cotton Bowl.
And because of who we are and the fact that we LOVE jerseys, here’s some very early concepts for they’re expected to wear on the big day!
Junior Player suffers Frostbite!
A Minnesotan Junior player suffered frostbite whilst playing in an outdoor game close to the Canadian border in almost -30 degree conditions. Was there a line crossed by coaches and those responsible for the players here?
All-Star women shine, but did the NHL tarnish it a bit?
The aforementioned All Star weekend is just over, and we say a couple of firsts, as women played a far greater role than ever before. Kendall Coyne became the first woman to ever take part in an official event at the showcase as she took part in the speed skating competition, finishing 7th out of 8, and just a second behind Conor McDavid.
Meanwhile, Brianna Decker took to the ice to act as the display for the crowd and TV audience for the passing skill contest, only to beat all the NHL players’ times comfortably. However – the NHL chose not to recognise this, and instead equipment supplier CCM stepped up and handed Decker $25,000 as a gesture. The winning male player, Oilers’ forward Leon Draisaitl also earned $25k, but that payment was an official NHL payment for ‘winning’…
It’s that time in the show where we want to share a player, a goal or a game that we thought was outstanding this week.
Game/Goal/Player: Vegas Golden Knights vs Minnesota Wild
Game/Goal/Player: It’s pretty much always Gritty, yeah?!
We field your questions from Twitter….
Matty Carleton asks about Crosby….yeah we don’t care! Sorry Matty!
Did Crosby drive to Pittsburgh from San Jose in his new car?
— Matty Carleton (@MattyCarleton) January 28, 2019
Steve Lowry asked about the food we ate in Vegas/the US during our trip…
I'd like to know what the food in the USA is like. Did you just eat fast food, or did you go to proper restaurants? I have a friend who lives in Dallas and posts photos of his dinner every time he goes out to eat and it all looks like it will harden your arteries in short order.
— Steve lowry (@sglowry1965) January 28, 2019
But our favourite OT submission comes from JO (as usual seemingly!) as we got more HOCKEY DOGGOS, this time from the Toledo Walleye!
— Toledo Walleye (@ToledoWalleye) January 27, 2019
Finally, Danny asked us, where do the Steelers go from here?….million $ question right there Danny!
If I'm not too late… where do the steelers go from here (in the summer especially)
— Danny Hudson (@SteelCityDan) January 28, 2019