Hockey Players Club podcast hosts: Matt Schwartz, Brandon Rubeo, Kyle Kittelberger, and Kevin Kustron.
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Nathan MacKinnon, Mark Scheifele, and Zach Werenski were named this week’s 3 Stars.
After getting blown out by the Russians in the prelims, Team Canada comes from behind in the World Junior Championship to win gold.
This year’s Winter Classic between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators didn’t disappoint…
Dallas forward Corey Perry was ejected and later suspended less than 3-minutes into the game for elbowing Ryan Ellis.
And although the Stars went down 2-0 early, they battled back to win the game 4-2.
With Nashville continuing to underperform this season, long-standing bench boss Peter Laviolette was fired Monday… John Hynes was hired almost immediately after the announcement of Laviolette’s termination.
The Montreal Canadiens are taking a low-risk (two-way $700k/$70k contract) chance on veteran forward Ilya Kovalchuk.
In unsurprising news, Justin “Mr. Game 7” Williams re-signed with the Carolina Hurricanes for the remainder of the season.
More and more NHL players are electing to skip the All-Star Game. When does this become a problem?
The Penguins AHL goalie, Casey DeSmith, misses a call up due to a lost passport… or did he not want to make a day trip to Montreal, per Kittelberger’s conspiracy? Either way, it hasn’t stopped the Penguins from plowing ahead, even with a slew of injuries to key players.
And since it’s the midway point of the NHL season, the boys revisit their preseason predictions, including Cup Final matchup, Art Ross, Maurice Richard, Vezina, Norris, and Calder trophy winners.
Congrats to Erich Kwaloff of Frederick, Maryland for scoring 25 out of 30 possible points last week, winning himself a free $20 HPC gift card.
Being the first week of the month, he also currently sits atop the Weekly Picks January leaderboard. If he can keep this up he’ll be taking home a free HPC X1X hockey stick.
WIN KYLE’S MONEY:
Rules: Schwartz creates 7 trivia questions around the game of hockey. Once he finishes reading the first question, contestants have one minute to answer as many questions correctly as possible. Whoever provides the most correct number of answers in the shortest amount of time, whether Kyle or his opponent, wins. If Kyle fails to win, which has happened only once do date, his opponent wins a free HPC gift card.
This week, former NHL hockey player, Christian Hanson has a valiant effort, scoring 6 of 7 questions correct, but was it enough to defeat podcast-savant, Kyle Kittelberger? Listen and learn…
Think you can beat Kyle at Win Kyle’s Money? Shoot us an email to be a contestant.
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