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?
<h2>Colin Shields becomes highest points scorer in EIHL history</h2>
Sunday’s game between the Belfast Giants and the MK Lightning brought yet another accolade to Scots born forward and Giants legend Colin Shields, as he became the highest points scoring player in EIHL history with an assist during the game. Stick tap Shieldsy, stick tap!
<h2>On This Day</h2>
dave’s trip through hockey’s history return with a story of how the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/1984/01/29/sports/kings-stop-gretzky-scoring-streak-at-51-games.html">LA Kings, on this day in 1984 stopped The Great One’s march of scoring game at 51</a>!!
<h2>A bite taken out of P.K. Subban?!</h2>
The guys were all in Vegas for this one! During the Predators’ first franchise win in Vegas, P.K. Subban appeared to have a bite taken out of him by Knights player Edouard Bellamare….and they <a href="https://larrybrownsports.com/hockey/pk-subban-pierre-edouard-bellemare-bite-finger/482154">both had their view on it!</a>
<h2>All Star Weekend showcases the Future of the NHL</h2>
This weekend saw the 2019 All Star weekend take place in San Jose, and of all the stalking points (we’ll get to some others soon) the revaluation of the new <a href="https://www.cbssports.com/nhl/news/2019-nhl-all-star-game-bad-music-new-technology-boring-play-and-other-takeaways/">technology</a> that will make it’s way to the League was a major talking point.
Check out the NHL’s video here:
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