This week the lads talk goal line technology, NHL trips, all things NHL trade, thoughts of a 4 year old, castles, streaking mascots, bans galore and they wax lyrical about this past weekends EIHL action. Plus all the usual features and content you have come to expect from the Door 14 Hockey podcast.
After taking the weekend’s second loss, this time in Overtime, over the weekend, the use of a laptop to award the Ginats with the GWG by referees Darnell and Perring led to a complete weekend meltdown on Facebook and Twitter. We discuss. Oh, here’s that goal, if you’re interested (cheers Bownsey)
THAT overtime winner👉what a moment! #WeAreGiants pic.twitter.com/9SrCKXRdD4
— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) February 25, 2019
Devils appreciate the NHL
The Devils look to bounce back from TWO LOSSES TO THE BELFAST GIANTS by having an NHL appreciation night.
Prizes include a trip to New York to see the Rangers play at MSG…so not the NJ Devils then, eh?
On This Day
Dave might still be a bit sore about the Wild’s trade deadline dealings…so this time, it’s an up to date “On This Day”…and apparently the Wild have sold themselves down the river. February 25th 2019; a day that will live in infamy in the State of Hockey!
Trade Deadline Dealings
So, not only were the Wild flat-out at the deadline, so were the Predators – and John took issue with some of that too. Meanwhile Aaron’s Flyers and Marty’s Leafs seem to have done not much in the way of preparation for postseason. What do you make of the trades?
To be fair, it couldn’t get more interesting for any of the players though than it did for former Wild and now Predators forward Mikael Granlund when he found out about his trade whilst in hospital with his fiancée while she delivered their first child into the world! Not a date he’ll soon forget!
The Knights sure know how to treat their new arrivals though, as Mark Stone found out on his arrival to Vegas!
Picking up your friend at the airport: 😕🙄
Picking up Mark Stone from the airport on trade deadline day: 😄🤩🎉🥳 pic.twitter.com/stfIaqLA5K
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) February 26, 2019
Where the hell was Chance when we arrived in January?!
4 Year Old Mason is the Biggest Hockey Star in the Woirld right now!
And with good reason! When is dad decided to mic him up for practice, something special came from it!
Kovalchuck mansion on the market….with HOW MANY BATHROOMS?!
if you have a spare $18,000,000 – you too can pee at any corner of your home as Ilya Kovalchuck puts his 8 bedroom, 14 bathroom (?!) mansion on the market after team move…the guys struggle to get their head abround this one…
With Aaron away again, John is forced to bring up the nightmare that is GRITTY once more. This time, as well as zip lining into the Flyers Stadium Series game, he went wild and streaked across the field…that’s an image we could’ve done without…thanks for this ongoing ‘gift’ Philly….
You’ll never unsee it. @GrittyNHL goes streaking! #StadiumSeries pic.twitter.com/efY9YKqy4t
— NHL (@NHL) February 24, 2019
also….wtf is with the BLUE BELLYBUTTON!?
This is the ideal Grit body. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like. #StadiumSeries pic.twitter.com/Lkn4JEQvvI
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 24, 2019
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: DARCY MURPHY
Marty’s on the Dangle Express, and Darcy is taking him for a ride! Hard to argue with his reasoning for awarding no. 15 with the star this time around.
Player: Captain Fantastic Blair Riley
After a quiet start, Dave gives his star to arguably the lynchpin of the Giants squad on the ice these days – Captain Blair Riley.
Player: Tyler ‘Beskomania’ Beskorowany
I mean, It couldn’t BE anyone else – could it?!
— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) February 24, 2019
Game/Goal/Player: None this time around from Aaron.
So, things got crazy between the Peterborough Phantoms and the Bracknell Bees this past weekend, leading to multiple suspensions, including a 21 gamer (effectively a full season) for Bees’ player Ryan Watt following this altercation and a later (off camera one) with a fan.
Ryan Watt gets 21 games for this Incident vs Peterborough..https://t.co/eJ2Og9CZUJ pic.twitter.com/NtXoyxYbni
— BritishHockeyFights (@HockeyFightsUK) February 24, 2019
After John had a go at them, DoPS are clearly keeping their heads down (or they’re asleep again) with only one ban from last week’s action so far in the shape of Steeler Jordan Owens with a 3 game, check to the head suspension.
The moment we didn’t expect to some – Conor McDavid was handed a 2 game ban for a questionable hit to the head. His first offence, but quite the salary sacrifice at $134,408.60. Hope the kid survives…
We field your questions and look at some other interesting developments:
Only one this time from Mark:
How chilled is John Tavares pic.twitter.com/MgWeuCdbfI
— Pens67 (@HotdogPens67) February 26, 2019
Yup…he’s chilled…but was it bravery, ignorance or a bit of both?!
He needs to take a leaf outta Pierre McGuire’s book and flinch a bit earlier!
Pierre McGuire almost died pic.twitter.com/1FLtiigOo9
— Hockey Central (@HockeyCentraI) February 19, 2019