NHL Weekly Roundup
In case you’ve been living under a rock this past week, the NHL board of governors unanimously voted in favor of adding an expansion team in Seattle for the 2021-22 season. But what will their name be?
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And with 16 teams in each conference, should the NHL consider any wildcard play-in games like the MLB? The games would certainly be watched and bring in extra revenue but would you be cool with your team battling to be the 8th seed for 82 games only to have their playoff dreams squashed by a best of one with a team that wouldn’t have qualified otherwise?
ICYMI, Washington Capitals forward, Tom Wilson, “ran into a lion in the jungle” last Tuesday, according to Ryan Reeves. Kus thought the hit was “street justice” while Schwartz thought it was dirty. But you reap what you sow, right??
Which led the boys to discuss, is there still room in the game for getting “Kronwalled?”
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Last week, first time Weekly Picks player, Jack Howett led the field with 20 points, winning a $20 HPC gift card.
Meanwhile, Sam Martinez, of Oxnard, CA, continues to set the pace in December. If he maintains his momentum he’ll win a free HPC XV3 hockey stick – a true top-of-the-line, 100% carbon fiber, one-piece hockey stick. And by the way, awesome player profile, Sam!
Of course, Kus, Kittelberger, Schwartz, and Rubeo debate their selections for 3 of this week’s Weekly Picks, including this 5-pointer:
And no Hockey Players Club podcast would be complete without a round of Top Shelf Trivia. This week, HPC and Quest Hockey co-founder, Matt Schwartz brings the heat with a hat trick list that kept the boys guessing.
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