We’re Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, Sean “Down Goes Brown” McIndoe of The Athletic and Ryan Lambert of Yahoo Sports and this is a hockey podcast, in the sense that we talk about hockey, both on the ice and about fan culture. That’s the “puck.” This is also a podcast about movies, TV, fast food, life lessons and general idiocy. That’s the “soup.” Unless you ordered the minestrone.
Here's the Latest Episode from Puck Soup:
The boys discuss the NHL reaction to the killing of George Floyd and the protests in its aftermath, from player and team statements to hypocrisy to what comes next. Plus, a really fun special event: The Ultimate Draft draft, as we build three teams restricted by which rounds players were selected. We also discuss the Ducks GM dumping on his coach and the merits of summertime hockey.
The boys break down every aspect of the NHL's "return to play" plan, from training centers opening to the 24-team playoff (maybe?) format to the draft lottery to the NHL Awards. They discuss the Red Wings not firing their coach and the Sabres not firing their GM; the best aspects of "Rise of Skywalker"; and play a new game show on journeyman players!
The boys discuss the proposed 24-team, conference-based playoff format, including potential matchups. Plus, the Toronto Six, when the NHL season should start, Akim Aliu, Pierre McGuire as Devils GM, The Snyder Cut, the COVID Cup and our latest and greatest game show segment, The $25,000 Pierre-amid, which is exactly what you think it is. Sponsored by Brooklinen!
The boys talk about the 24-team playoff format and why it could work, the AHL cancels season, Brett Hull's "hockey's no fun" comments, our four formative video games, Boba Fett returns, the return of the Puck Soup Threesomes game show and O/U/F/LF breakfast cereals. Brought to you by Raycon!
The boys discuss the NHL's plans for the draft, from the way it's set up for the Red Wings to the ruling on trades to whether this is a good idea or not. Plus, that horrible Brendan Leipsic apology, what to do with free agency, TSN's all-time Canadian teams, a O/U/F/LF on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and an incredible new game show called "Name Pat Falloon," our version of the classic "Leonard Maltin Game."
The boys take a trip back to 2010 to reexamine that season's NHL Draft, including reselecting the Top 10, the biggest busts and the notable trades. Also, we discuss that playoff plan that somehow put the Sabres in the postseason; players returning to training centers; the Blackhawks fire their president; that "salary cap exempt player" proposal; Blink-182's best song bracket; Dennis Rodman and hockey proxy; and an overrated/underrated/favorite/least favorite on sitcom dads!
The boys play prosecutor, defense attorney and judge in Salary Cap Court, ruling on questionable contracts for players ranging from Shea Weber to Brent Burns to Mitch Marner. Plus, we debate the June NHL Draft idea, the shifting of games to empty NHL arenas, the 2011 Bruins reunion, Gerard Gallant to the Devils, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and perfect movies, a mystery about "Back To The Future" is solved and an bit of nostalgia about wrestling theme songs. Sponsored by Raycon!
The boys talk about Greg's unfortunate luck with mascots, Gary Bettman, Alex Ovechkin vs. Wayne Gretzky on xBox, remembering Howard Finkel, Drew Doughty's comments, the salary cap headache and Bill Peters. Ryan and Sean face off in a quiz called "Was This an Actual ProStars Episode?" in honor of the new Michael Jordan doc. Plus, we dive deep into Keanu Reeves movies. Sponsored by Burrow!
The boys discuss their wild ideas for NHL neutral site playoff games in places like North Dakota, and the challenges they present; Brian Burke's latest "barn fight"; the 68-game season solution for the playoffs; NHL H-O-R-S-E; the Boneyard Brawl and the Firefly Funhouse matches from WrestleMania; why celebrity game shows suck; the NHL as "Jurassic Park"; and an overrated/underrated/favorite/least favorite on game shows. Plus, University of Denver coach David Carle joins us to talk hockey and KFC!
The boys dive into The Athletic's Top 100 sports movies of all-time and rerank a bit of it. Plus, the wacky answers in the NHLPA poll, Tuukka Rask's flatulence, where to get a hair cut, the future of the NHL Draft, players on Zoom and a quiz that asks "which team did this guy play for?" Sponsored by Raycon!
The boys are back with the latest on hockey's coronavirus shutdown, including the Bruins' bad decisions, a wild draft lottery idea, the Memorial Cup cancelled and why the NHL needs to shut down its regular season now. Plus, our 16-team tournament to determine the best team that never won the Stanley Cup, how commercials have gotten weird and what we're binging.
The boys are back to talk about all the NHL season restart options on the table, life under quarantine, paying arena workers, Sean's travel nightmare, empty arena sports, video games we're playing and a contagious movie quiz. Sponsored by The Black Tux!
The boys takes us through the timeline leading to the NHL's decision to "pause" its season for the coronavirus outbreak, the potential greatness of empty arena games, what the playoffs might end up looking like and more. Plus, ranking directors named Anderson, old timey radio, the Illuminati, and how we would program all-sports stations with no sports. Sponsored by Burrow and Away!
Greg is out recovering from getting his wisdom teeth out, so Sean and Ryan are running the show this week. They talk about the annual GM meeting, their thoughts on the rule changes and salary cap changes. They also talk about who’s doing well and who’s struggling, the wild card race, questionable choices from Ottawa and they play a round of Real or Fake. Brought to you by Mack Weldon and The Black Tux!
The boys discuss Emergency Backup Goaltender David Ayres and all the controversy his appearance against the Leafs created, and we get into that and other goalie talk with Cat Silverman of IN GOAL Magazine. That plus a full rundown of winners, losers and weird stuff from the trade deadline; how we did on our deadline bets; putting Ranch on your nachos, Chipotle ordering mayhem, farting on an airplane and more. Sponsored by Raycon E25 wireless earbuds!
The boys break down what has happened and gamble on what will happen at the NHL trade deadline. Plus a raging debate about Bruce Boudreau's postseason prowess, Mike Bloomberg as enhancement talent, the Leafs panic, Air Force Stadium Series problems, what the Raleigh game looks like, Player Safety criticism, and when to and when not to "complain to the manager" for bad service.
The boys discuss the number retirement and legacy of the Sedin Twins, and Kevin Bieksa's perfect roast of them. Plus, the Jay Bouwmeester scare, the Penguins trade, debating the Blackhawks' future, bad injury news, salary cap weirdness, Sonic The Hedgehog, the Olympics mess and Jeremy Roenick gets fired. Sponsored by Away and Burrow!
The boys discuss Alex Ovechkin's goal-scoring spree/Gretzky chase, the Buffalo Sabres' mess, surging Lightning, the Jack Campbell trade, Rage Against the Machine's legacy, and an awesome Oscars quiz that somehow incorporates both Leonardo DiCaprio and Beetlejuice.
The boys welcome WWE superstar Xavier Woods to the show to talk hockey, wrestling and bar arcades. Plus the Matthew Tkachuk vs. Zack Kassian fallout, NHL All-Star Game ideas and reviews, the Seattle Kraken (which Ryan does not like), remembering Kobe Bryant, the trade deadline and the Super Bowl in Canada. Sponsored by Raycon!
The boys discuss the police investigation into Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty, the Professional Hockey Writers midseason awards ballots, Ovechkin chasing 700, the strange world of the classic sitcom “Perfect Strangers” and a segment where you asked us anything and everything. Sponsored by AWAY!
The boys discuss the stunning firings of Gerard Gallant in Vegas and Ray Shero in NJ, their replacements and what it all means; debate the state of goaltending in the NHL; discuss Matthew Tkachuk and the “rats” in hockey; break down the All-Star Game events; talk Nicklas Backstrom contract; and look at the Oscar nominations, but mostly talk about JOKER. Sponsored by Away!
The boys discuss the firing of Peter Laviolette and hiring of John Hynes on Nashville; the NHL vs. Alex Ovechkin over the All-Star Game, and whether or not we dig this season's jerseys; Tim Horton's makes a pass at Meghan Markle; the Sharks are in big trouble; the Penguins and Blue Jackets are surprising; our love of Jeopardy! and knowledge; and we make playoff bets on teams months before the playoffs with $100 in fake money.
The boys welcome Dallas Stars broadcaster and all-around goofball Daryl Reaugh to the podcast. Then they break down the Winter Classic, including the pig races, the U.S. falling in world juniors, Kovalchuk to the Canadiens, Brent Seabrook's injuries and bold predictions for 2020. Also, we get into a spoilery "Rise of Skywalker" discussion.
To celebrate 2019, the boys go through all their best of for everything this past year.
The boys discuss the Taylor Hall trade and its various ramifications for the Devils and Coyotes, the top 10 most likably players in the NHL, the top 100 players of the decade, the WWE/WWF Mount Rushmore, the end of Ilya Kovalchuk and an epic Christmas stuff edition of Favorite/Least Favorite. Sponsored by Seat Geek!
The boys look at the firings of Sharks coach Peter DeBoer and Stars coach Jim Montgomery, for every different reasons; the NHL’s four-point plan to stop abuse, including a hotline no one will use; the latest Akim Aliu embarrassment; the future of the World Cup and Olympics; Jack Eichel for MVP; the Red Wings stink; ‘micro-cores’ for Cup teams; and our favorite holiday movies. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Away!
The boys discusses the untimely demise of NJ Devils coach John Hynes, then figure out who coaches them next and where Taylor Hall will be traded. Plus, the "resignation" of Bill Peters, the investigation of Marc Crawford and Sean Avery's role in it, David Pastrnak, NHL vigilantes, Nicklas Backstrom as his own agent, a super tough "foundational players" test and a deep dive into the best and worst wrestling stables. Sponsored by Seat Geek!
The boys discuss the aftermath of the Mike Babcock firing and the controversy over his abuse of Mitch Marner; the breaking news on Bill Peters; the surging Sharks and Stars; the Robert Bortuzzo suspension and how to fix Player Safety; and welcome the great Rachel Doerrie to discuss her time in NHL player personnel evaluation, sports science and trying to change the game. Plus, a Puck Soup Thanksgiving Parade quiz! Sponsored by Seat Geek and Manscaped.
The boys discuss all the angles of the Toronto Maple Leafs' firing of Mike Babcock this week, including what's next for him and the team. Plus, a debate about hockey spitting and changing the rulebook; a round of "Hell Yes or B.S." on the Islanders, Jets, Coyotes and David Pastrnak; some thoughts on the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020; Steve Simmons steps in it again; and Baby Yoda. Sponsored by Seat Geek
The boys look at the real reasons Don Cherry was fired from "Hockey Night in Canada" and offer the top 10 options to replace him on Sportsnet. Plus, Sidney Crosby's injury, Ilya Kovalchuk vs. Kings, the Devils' collapse and Taylor Hall, Islanders surge, Leafs stink, "The Mandalorian" review (no spoilers) and the top 10 TV shows of the last decade. Sponsored by Manscaped and Seat Geek!
Sean and Ryan talk about the recent drama over remarks from Alexander Ovechkin and Drew Doughty, the media creating frenzies out of nothing and the current standings of the divisions. Plus bad road schedules, which teams aren't looking too hot, Ryan is getting excited for the new shows on Disney+ and Greg is in Japan befriending deer. Brought to you by SeatGeek!
The boys welcome famous sports curmudgeon Ray Ratto to talk Sharks, robot umpires and the state of the sports media. Plus we break down the Jonathan Toews NHL schedule fix, the WNHL, outdoor games, Tarasenko's injury, healthy scratches and what Stephen King adaptations we want to see. Sponsored by Seat Geek!
The boys discuss John Tortorella's face turn as a 3-on-3 OT supporter and shootout hater. Plus John Carlson, David Pastrnak, texting after fights, calling out your coach, Mikko Rantanen, drone racing and a "Star Wars" hockey quiz. Sponsored by Seat Geek and The Athletic.
The boys discuss the lousy starts for the Devils, Stars and Wild, while wondering how real the Oilers are. They also talk Donald Brashear, Jim Hughson’s apology, Peter Cech playing hockey and yell at each other about Braden Holtby. Finally, we break down the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame nominations and figure out what 1990s NHL player is Soundgarden. Presented by Seat Geek and The Athletic.
The boys talk about the glory of player rivalries after Drew Doughty’s WWE routine, cover the best and worst starts of the young season, James Neal is suddenly the real deal, who the next Batman villain to get his own movie should be and a Down Goes Brown game show that deals with shared NHL superstars. Plus, Julie Stewart Binks of Fubo’s “Call It A Night” joins us to talk pucks and media! Sponsored by Seat Geek and The Athletic.
The boys welcome former NHL goalie Mike McKenna to the show to discuss Twitter infamy, the mental anguish of goalies and hockey on TV. Plus first impressions from the NHL season, which coaches will be fired first, bad announcer takes, Auston Matthews and an incredible new quiz called The Puck Soup Three-Way. Sponsored by Seat Geek!
The NHL regular season is nearly here, which means it's time for the boys to guess the points over/unders for all 31 teams! Which teams will thrive? Which teams will falter? Can the Lightning be that good? Will the Senators be that bad? Let the debates begin! Sponsored by Seat Geek!
The boys return from their summer Patreon sabbatical to talk NHL labor peace, Mitch Marner, Dustin Byfuglien, Patrik Laine, “The Princess Bride” reboot and to play another round of “The Down Goes Brown ‘Is This A Movie?’ Quiz.” Plus, director Gabe Polsky on his new hockey documentary “Red Penguins.” Sponsored by Away and Seatgeek.
Greg, Ryan and Sean close out NHL free agency with analysis of all the major signings, the Sebastian Aho offer sheet failure and its impact, the Leafs and Avs trade, Darry Sutter joining the Ducks, who the best Spider-Man was, public access TV shows and Paul Fenton's weird-ass lizard comments. Sponsored by The Athletic.
Note: This is the last Puck Soup on your podcast feed this summer. July and August episodes are on the Patreon.
Greg, Ryan and Sean discuss this week's Hockey Hall of Fame announcement, and lament the snub; the NHL Draft and the Devils' P.K. Subban trade blockbuster; all the Maple Leafs drama, and Darren Dreger as Mitch Marner's dad's mouthpiece; Roberto Luongo retiring; Bob McCown leaving; previewing the NHL free agent frenzy; and Greg gives the boys a "Did This Happen in 2018-19?" quiz for the ages.
The boys break down the NHL Awards broadcast and the awards themselves, including some of the dumb voting. They look at the new video review and coach's challenge stuff, and whether the NHL overreacted to the playoff mistakes. Plus, Mitch Marner drama, Corey Perry, Jacob Trouba, Kevin Hayes, that Erik Karlsson contract and much, much more. Sponsored by Seat Geek and The Athletic!
The St. Louis Blues are Stanley Cup champions, and the boys talk everything Game 7, from crying Bruins to the Conn Smythe. Plus a debate about Raptors fans booing an injury, the USWNT celebrating goals and the competition committee makes NHL rule change suggestions. Sponsored by The Athletic and Seat Geek.
The boys welcome your questions in a round of Ask Us Anything, cover the brutal Stanley Cup Final series between the Bruins and Blues, rank the post-"The Office" careers of actors, discuss Taylor Hall's future, Erik Karlsson to the Senators, Maple Leafs drama, the burgeoning career of hockey insider Sean Avery, the minor league team that stole a trophy and advice to young journalists. Sponsored by Away, Seat Geek and The Athletic.
The boys discuss Boston beer protocol, Carl Gunnarsson’s urinal prediction, NBA vs NHL and the rise of the Raptors, Gary Bettman’s press conference, Kuznetsov and coke, Phil Kessel trades, Dave Tippett and a full Stanley Cup Final food review! Sponsored by Leesa, Seat Geek and The Athletic.
The boys tell you all you need to know and more about the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues, and make their championship and MVP picks. Plus, a post-mortem on the San Jose Sharks, a discussion on spoiler culture, the Ottawa Senators get their coach, watching people watching movies on airplanes and your picks for the Stanley Cup. Sponsored by Leesa, Seat Geek and The Athletic!
The boys break down the Game 3 controversy between the Blues and Sharks, where a missed hand-pass handed the win to San Jose. Plus the Hurricanes blow in conference final, a Boston writer gets pissy about basketball, Ralph Krueger takes over the Sabres, a wrestling mystery is solved, the joys of ranch dressing and a Puck Soup Stanley Cup rings quiz! Sponsored by The Athletic, Leesa and Seat Geek!
The boys welcome actor Bill Camp to the podcast, a.k.a. the voice of NHL documentaries, an Emmy nominated performer from "The Night Of" and someone who's in the new "Joker" movie. Plus, a complete breakdown of Round 2, more officiating controversies, Ken Holland takes over the Oilers, Sean takes a Blue Jays quiz, Brad Marchand vs. the media, predictions for the conference final and your picks for the Conn Smythe! Sponsored by Leesa, The Athletic and Seat Geek.
The boys welcome Alex Faust, voice of the LA Kings and potential new ‘Jeopardy’ host, about a great many things. Plus, they look at the controversy over Brad Marchand’s punch, the rolling Hurricanes, debate diving, look at weird NHL Awards nominations, examine the Vegas GM moves, discuss the women’s hockey boycott and remember the legacy of Jason Botchford. Sponsored by Leesa, The Athletic and Seat Geek!
The boys welcome Stefan Babcock, lead singer of PUP, who discusses the demise of the Toronto Maple Leafs and other topics. Then things get heated over the future of penalty reviews in the NHL, as they related to controversial playoff calls (like the Golden Knights vs. Sharks debacle). Plus, we break down Carolina's win over Washington; the futures for Vegas, Nashville and Toronto; preview the second-round series and pick the winners; and, in honor of "Avengers: Endgame," hand out some MCU awards. Sponsored by Away, The Athletic and Seat Geek!
Greg, Ryan and Sean eat shit about the Blue Jackets sweeping the Lightning and the Islanders sweeping the Penguins during a round up of all Stanley Cup Playoff series. Plus, the Kadri suspension, Ovechkin fight, Ryan "Muffin Man" Reaves, new coaches for the Flyers and Kings, Jeremy Roenick's new hair and a "playoff disasters" quiz. Sponsored by The Athletic and Seat Geek!
Greg, Ryan and Sean break down the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, analyzing the matchups in the East and West. Plus, Joel Quenneville chooses the Florida Panthers, the Buffalo Sabres hire Todd McLellan and other coaching mysteries; a loud debate about Connor McDavid; and the boys discuss how to end tanking in the NHL, or if it needs to end. Sponsored by Robinhood and Seat Geek!
Greg, Ryan and Sean hold a draft for the Stanley Cup Playoff teams, giving them some help from the non-playoff teams. Plus, a discussion about coaches' hot seats, the demise of the Canadian Women's Hockey League, the least valuable players in the NHL this season, movie spoilers debates and a thrilling WrestleMania quiz. Sponsored by Seat Geek!
Greg, Ryan and Sean discuss Drew Doughty's sourness towards Matthew Tkachuk and Brent Burns; the best playoff format; the future of Ilya Kovalchuk; a serious chat about hockey fighting and concussions; the end of Roberto Luongo; those St. Louis bagels and some dangerous words about Montreal bagels; and Ryan gives the boys an NCAA hockey quiz. Plus, Matt Porter of the Boston Globe joins us to talk life and pucks. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Caavo!
Greg, Ryan and Sean discuss the Tampa Bay Lightning juggernaut and whether their journey ends with a Stanley Cup. Plus, breaking down the NHLPA player poll, Gritty's sidekick, Brad Marchand’s trolling, “Bill and Ted 3” and Wyld Stallyns, Mike Babcock vs. Kyle Dubas, the Blackhawks’ playoff push, NES “Duck Hunt,” Ichiro and your saddest NHL retirements.
Katie Baker of The Ringer joins us to talk about Connor McDavid, changes in NHL fandom, John Tortorella, Bill Simmons and "Dating Around." Greg and Ryan tackle the playoff races, the Jake Voracek suspension appeal, NHL Awards controversies, Evgeni Malkin, an edition of Dinosaur Corner, which playoff teams should be Thanos-snapped and a spoiler review of "Captain Marvel" at the end of the episode, with fair warning. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Robinhood.
Greg, Sean and Ryan discuss Brad Marchand's contact advice to Mitch Marner, the Oilers' GM search, the wild card races, John Tavares Night, the GM meetings and the dumb rule changes they debated, "Bohemian Rhapsody" and why it sucked, McDonald's bacon cheese fries, Gallagher concerts, Ted Lindsay, which players you'd like to get high with and the top 10 performances by wrestlers as movie actors in honor of Dave Bautista returning to Monday Night RAW. Sponsored by Seat Geek.
Greg, Ryan and Sean put a bow around the NHL trade deadline by checking out their wagers from last week. We look at the sad state of the Ottawa Senators and Edmonton Oilers, as well as our favorite deadline moves. Plus, Zdeno Chara vs. Evander Kane, the guy who ate cat shit, how MLB's rules changes relate to hockey, John Tavares returns to Long Island and your team's biggest traitors. Plus, a fascinating discussion about hockey, life and Brexit with former NHLer and current Belfast Giant Jim Vandermeer! Sponsored by Seat Geek!
Greg, Ryan and Sean make their NHL trade deadline wagers on players and teams; discuss John Tortorella's fecal comments on Artemi Panarin and insulting comments on Anthony Duclair; talk Don Cherry vs. "a bunch of jerks"; break down the playoff chances for the Blues and Blackhawks; and take the "Golden Naked Men vs. Pretty Rings" quiz for the Oscars. Also, Scott Hartnell comes on to discuss his new NHL Network gig, Sidney Crosby and Gritty. Sponsored by Leesa and Seat Geek!
Greg, Ryan and Sean discuss Poop Johnson, the "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" remake, Randy Carlyle getting fired, Ken Hitchcock nearly quitting, Ryan's "lippy troll" feud with the Edmonton media, the Islanders, a world where The Beatles don't exist, NHL trade deadline, David Pastrnak's "sponsorship dinner" injury and your next coaches to be fired. Plus, Michael Russo of The Athletic joins us to talk about the Wild, the Panthers and Trampled By Turtles. Presented by Seat Geek and Leesa.
Greg, Ryan and Sean break down the Auston Matthews contract signing, what it means for boyish Mitch Marner and his contract while Marner's agent gets wacky. Plus, Sean and Greg sort out their Carolina celebration angst, the Super Bowl, Carter Hart, the Dallas Stars, Ilya Kovalchuk vs. Devils fans, which RFAs you think will get an offer sheet and Sean and Ryan take a very entertaining GRAMMY Awards quiz. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Robinhood
Greg, Ryan and Sean reunite to talk about Pierre McGuire's embarrassing man-splaining of Kendall Coyne, the NHL All-Star Weekend, what Columbus should do with Artemi Panarin, who should be the next Batman, whether bubble teams should buy or sell at the deadline, Lambert's best and worst of Spain and the places you'd least like to be stuck with Pierre McGuire. Plus, hockey video sensation Jillian Fisher joins the show to talk about goofing on teams, NHL overreaction to comedy, Gritty and the intersection between sports and society. Brought to you by Seat Geek!
Greg and Sean break down the firing of Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli and who should replace him, hand out some midseason awards, discuss seat etiquette at hockey games, figure out why there have been so many trades, discuss how to fix the Oscars and welcome your picks for the best NHL All-STar Game events. Plus, Nick Hirshon, author of “We Want Fish Sticks. The Bizarre and Infamous Rebranding of the New York Islanders” joins us to talk about that infamous disaster. Sponsored by Leesa and Seat Geek!
We talk hockey, tech and nerd stuff with Thomas Middleditch of "Silicon Valley," including his stint as a fake Canadian NHL analyst for the LA Kings. Also, Greg and Ryan and Sean discuss that fake trade tweet that fooled a Philly beat writer, what you need to know about CBA talk optimism. the Sabres' bubble bursts, the West wild card is nuts, Rick Nash and the top five hockey hip-hop references in honor of Snoop Dogg.
Greg, Ryan and Sean look at the new NHL All-Star jerseys, which are made from actual ocean garbage. Plus, the boys get into some intense debates about the Hart Trophy and the NY Islanders, as well as some insightful discussions about Sergei Bobrovsky's suspension, what Ottawa should do with Matt Duchene, teams fading in the playoff races, "The Masked Singer," Canadian reality shows, J-Lo's a chemist in her new movie and why so many damn sportswriters are obsessed with "The Bachelor." Sponsored by Seat Geek!
Greg, Ryan and Sean break down Alex Ovechkin's decision to skip the NHL All-Star Game, the Dallas Stars' CEO calling his best players "fucking horseshit," who plays in the 2020 Cotton Bowl Winter Classic, Canada blowing it in world juniors, Sidney Crosby rewarding a heckler, Winter Classic ratings and Sean takes on a Lambert "is this an actual movie in 2019?" quiz. Sponsored by Seat Geek!
Greg and Ryan look back at the year that was hockey and pop culture in 2018, giving awards to the best performers, trash humans, biggest Ottawa scandals, worst films, best TV, most overrated people, best and worst NHL moments and much, much more. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Leesa mattresses!
Please welcome your new Puck Soup overlords, as Greg fires up Version 2.0 of the podcast with new hosts Ryan Lambert of Yahoo Sports and Sean "Down Goes Brown" McIndoe of The Athletic! We talk Capitals vs. Penguins, Tom Wilson, Flyers firing Dave Hakstol, mascot violence, Joel Quenneville, Travolta in "Gotti," the Blues and Kings in sell mode, "Men In Black International," the Hartford Whalers tribute gone wrong, our favorite hockey Christmas gifts and your gifts for NHL players and teams! Sponsored by Seat Geek and Leesa!
The awesome Paul Lukas of UniWatch joins the show to discuss the state of NHL uniforms, including what the perfect hockey sweater looks like, and whether or not there are going to be ads on NHL jerseys one day. Plus, some news about this dumb podcast.
The boys are back, and they have Ryan Lambert of Yahoo Sports with them to talk about the recent coaching changes, the firing of Ron Hextall in Philadelphia, the future for Joel Quenneville, Lozo’s reaction to Scott Darling being waived, the NJ Christmas lights controversy, using hockey pucks to stop mass shootings and how to see more Winter Classic tickets. Presented by Robinhood and Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave welcome Sophia Jurksztowicz to the podcast to talk about Toronto hockey, Don Cherry, her loathing of 'A Star Is Born' and the scary joys of freelancing. Plus, Gary Bettman's Hall of Fame speech, Tom Wilson's suspension reduced, the concussion lawsuit's end, NJ.com tries to hire a beat writer that's really an intern, a full "one quarter season" rundown of everyone in the NHL, the passing of Stan Lee and who you're most embarrassed for in hockey right now. Brought to you by Hockeywood: A Novel, Seat Geek and Leesa!
Greg and Dave welcome Mark Lazerus from The Athletic to talk about the firing of Blackhawks' Joel Quenneville and his loathing of "Bohemian Rhapsody." Plus, the Kings fire John Stevens, the Senators get caught in a Taxi Cab Confession, Penguins vs. Capitals gets nasty, Winter Classic jerseys, Bettman's Hall of Fame speech and you tell us which players, active or retired, get fast tracked into the Hall. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Hockey 365.
Greg and Dave talk about the NHL’s new gambling deal with MGM and its problems. Plus, Jonathan Quick and Auston Matthews are hurt; some troubling stories about Slava Voynov and Evander Kane; puzzling sequels to “Bad Boys” and “Gladiator”; reviewing Connor McDavid’s new commercial; the season’s biggest surprises; and the ultimate TV quiz.
Greg and Dave go through the Gary Bettman ruling on Tom Wilson, talk about the Leafs/Jets game on NBCSN, breakdown a "hilarious" Jeremy Roenick segment with Patrik Laine, discuss Sidney Crosby vs. Connor McDavid, William Nylander's sponsorships, free curly fries, Adam Sandler, Venom and your hottest Halloween candy takes and worst costumes ever. Sponsored by Sonos and Seat Geek.
Greg and Dave welcome Adam Savage from Mythbusters and Mythbusters Jr. to the show, talking about weird science, corked bats and trying to find a reason to care about hockey. Plus, we inhale the ramifications of legal weed in Canada; talk about the nonsense surrounding hits on Elias Pettersson and Johnny Gaudreau; the best player in the world debate; a dumb hockey take from a Canadian columnist; and which NHL players you'd like to see bring hockey to a new location, like Sidney Crosby and Kenya. Sponsored by Sonos and Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave welcome DC Comics writer Scott Snyder to talk about Batman, Justice League and his beloved New York Rangers. Plus, Auston Matthews vs. Connor McDavid, Maple Leafs hyperbole, the NHL's goal orgy, early season surprises, the Predators' embarrassing banner, the Auston Watson suspension, and which coach is going to be fired first. Sponsored by Sonos and Seat Geek.
Greg and Dave explore the horrors of self-serve beer at hockey games, Tom Wilson's 20-game suspension, Brad Marchand's unique leadership, the Senators giving away tickets and hugs, Patrik Laine and Fortnite, the Fast & The Furious on the Moon, and can Dave survive the NHL 2018-19 Official Team Slogan Quiz? Brought to you by Sonos and Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave preview all 31 teams for the 2018-19 NHL season from multiple locations around NYC (we'll explain) and make their bold Stanley Cup picks. Plus, we discuss Gritty, the Flyers' sensational mascot and plushies in general; the return of the Hartford Whalers in Carolina; the Joker movie, which Dave hates; and much more. Presented by Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave break down the Erik Karlsson and Max Pacioretty trades, and listeners chime in with reasons for Ottawa Senators fans to have hope; Steve Yzerman leaves the Lightning GM spot; looking at the suspensions for Austin Watson and Nate Schmidt; which NHL players should be apartment mates; the joys of "Game Night"; Greg's war with mice; and much more. Sponsored by SeatGeek!
Greg and Dave travel back to 1998 for a look back at hockey and pop culture and nonsense in this special episode.
Greg and Dave return to discuss NHL happenings since the last episode, the return of Martin Brodeur to the Devils and our most fascinating teams of the 2018-19 season. Sponsored by Robinhood.
It’s the Great John Tavares Signing Fallout! Greg and Dave talk about the big free agent move for the Toronto Maple Leafs and what it means for the jersey-burning New York Islanders fans. Plus a review of all the major signings and trades of free agency; John Tortorella goes nuts on the Penguins; the concept of time travel and the existence of UFOs; whether Drew Doughty is worth the money; The Rock has a prosthetic leg; and much more in our season finale (but much more on the Patreon this summer www.patreon.com/pucksoup)!
Greg and Dave debate the merits of Gary Bettman as a Hockey Hall of Famer, from the timing to whether or not he's actually earned it. Plus, the rest of the Hall of Fame class and various snubs, the John Tavares sweepstakes, free agency preview, the Penguins and Jack Johnson, the Demolition Man Taco Bell and much more!
Greg and Dave are live from the Prophet Bar in Dallas with Stars defenseman Stephen Johns! We talk NHL Awards, Barry Trotz and the Islanders, Ilya Kovalchuk, drunken Notre Dame hijinks, the Mike Hoffman trade, Sergei Zubov and the Hall of Fame, and Jamie Benn being down. Plus, two live game shows and much more!
Greg and Dave welcome Alex Prewitt of Sports Illustrated to talk about the Washington Capitals' drunken celebration, goalies who poop, the NHL vs. concussions and his path in journalism. Plus, the boys break down all the drama with the Ottawa Senators, Mike Hoffman and Erik Karlsson; discuss the strange straw man of Alex Ovechkin criticism; predict the NHL Awards; and delve into the question of the week about a generic hockey jersey from a Snuggle commercial. Sponsored by Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave celebrate the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, which is still very weird to say, from Alex Ovechkin's triumph to what this means for the franchise to the way nearly all the Caps stopped celebrating to look at boobs. Plus, an incredible guest: Jon Taffer of Bar Rescue, talking about the Vegas Golden Knights, how to fix hockey and that pirate bar that hated him. Also, Ryan Miller vs. Chrissy Teigen, the Islanders clean house, P.K. Subban trade talk and your favorite moments of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sponsored by Seat Geek.
Greg and Dave cover the Stanley Cup Final as only they could, with thoughts on the Golden Knights, "The Save," the goofy opening ceremonies, late night adventures in Sin City and much more. Plus the boys mix it up over Tom Wilson, go in depth on sports and burner accounts, and get your feedback on what you'd ask Gary Bettman if given the chance. Sponsored by Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave look back at their predictions for the Vegas Golden Knights, and how they all came true. Plus a look back at Game 7 in the East, a full preview of the Stanley Cup Final, doxxing on the Internet, Lou Lamoriello, Evander Kane, "Dunkirk," Mia Khalifa, Miro Satan, Greg's late cat, the JFK hotel, David Quinn, Paul Fenton and your Stanley Cup picks. Sponsored by Seat Geek.
Greg and Dave welcome Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com to the show to talk playoff hockey, Brad Marchand and not growing up as a pop culture idiot. Plus, we break down the conference finals, discuss how the NHL is going to handle legalized gambling, lesser Arnold Schwarzenegger films, the Golden Knights' preposterous intro, Greg gets into a fight with an NHL player and much, much more Sponsored by Seat Geek!
Dave literally takes his victory lap in backing the Washington Capitals over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Plus, previews of the Eastern and Western Conference Finals, more owner hijinks with the Carolina Hurricanes and new coach Rod Brind'Amour, that time Greg went to Lilith Fair, whether we believe Brad Marchand's vow to stop licking dudes, the fall of Dennis Miller, Phil Kessel doesn't speak, whether Tom Cruise was actually funny in "Tropic Thunder," and Dave legitimately loses his mind over Nashville catfish tossing. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Zyppah!
Greg and Dave welcome Sean Gentille of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to the podcast to discuss the Penguins and Capitals, ridiculous sandwiches and the perils of covering Pittsburgh sports. Plus, that Nicklas Backstrom quote controversy, our Stanley Cup Playoffs roundup, the Tom Wilson suspension, someone keeps pooping in the wrong bathroom, our debate and your thoughts on a total ban on hits to the head, playoff Jersey Fouls and other nonsense. The show ends with a spoiler filled “Avengers: Infinity War” review and discussion that we give you ample warning about. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Zyppah.
Dave believes the Washington Capitals will finally defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins. Greg feels differently. They break down that series and all the second-round Stanley Cup Playoffs matchups; discuss the Wild GM opening; wonder how Bill Peters knows so much about the Flames; ranking the Mission: Impossible films; a fourth "Look Who's Talking" movie involving British silverware; the worst part of a classic serial killer film; and your reader mail on which teams most and least deserve to win the NHL Draft lottery. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Blue Apron.
Greg and Dave welcome Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme and Erik Stolhanske from Broken Lizard as we talk Super Troopers 2 (out on 4/20, of course), Steve's love of the Rangers, Erik's love of the Wild and all things Minnesota, and the time Kevin was chased around naked by an NHL player. Plus, the time they broke the Stanley Cup, the time they were punched in the face by Colton Orr, being cult movie icons, how comedy has changed since the first Super Troopers and why mocking Canada is god's work.
Greg and Dave discuss the Vegas Golden Knights’ sweep of the LA Kings, and why they can win the Stanley Cup; the rest of the playoffs’ underwhelming first round; the wacky awards voting and why Dave hates the Selke; coaches that look like coaches, and the vacancies they might fill; the few actors to never appear in superhero films; and play along with the Taco Bell Discontinued Menu Item quiz! Sponsored by Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave break down all the Stanley Cup Playoff first-round series and pick their winners, as well as reveal their picks for the Stanley Cup Final and the eventual champ. That plus T.J. Miller calls in a bomb threat, NBC puts playoff hockey on The Golf Channel, commentary on the breakdown days for the Islanders and Canadiens and Sabres and Hurricanes, your playoff predictions and a tribute to those affected by the tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos junior team. Sponsored by Seat Geek and eHarmony!
Greg and Dave welcome hockey legend "The Maven" Stan Fischler to discuss the end of his incredible career, era vs. era in the NHL, the demise of hockey fighting, Gary Bettman and some of his greatest hockey memories. Plus, the boys give a tribute to the Sedin twins, talk goalie interference controversies, take another run through the NHL Award, play the Channing Tatum game, talk playoffs, discuss "Dilly Dilly" vs. the PGA, rank their top five Steven Spielberg movies and discuss the changes Puck Soup fans would make in the Stanley Cup postseason. Presented by Seat Geek and Just For Men!
Greg and Dave break down the final stages of the Stanley Cup Playoff race, from matchups we want to the fate of the Golden Knights. Plus, Connor McDavid for Hart, Taylor Hall is libeled, Lozo has an issue with the NHL's social impact, which characters on FRIENDS likely voted for Trump, coaches that might be fired, Mike And The Mad Dog reunite, the Franchise Movie bracket and confessions from listeners about their hockey sins, from lying about games to never watching the Western Conference. Brought to you by Health IQ, Seat Geek and Blue Apron!
Greg and Dave welcome Pete Blackburn from CBS Sports and the Brunch podcast to talk about the Boston Bruins and Boston sports media. Then they Rank the Chrises (Evans, Hemsworth, Pine, Pratt). Plus, the boys discuss the ESPN top 20 athletes of the last 20 years, the demise of the Blackhawks, whether or not the "popcorn trick" is real, "Black Panther," goalie interference and a challenging question of the week about being a billionaire. Brought to you by Just For Men, Health IQ and Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave welcome Corey Masisak of The Athletic New York to discuss his new gig, the joys of paywalls and hockey life. Then, they all debate Lozo's insane new playoff format for the NHL in which all 32 teams (hi, Seattle) make the cut. Plus, NBCSN adds celebrities to Pierre McGuire's box, Alex Ovechkin vs. Wayne Gretzky, tanking for the top draft pick, how the boys fill out their March Madness brackets, "Ready Player One" and your answers for the best college name plus team name combinations. Brought to you by SquareSpace, HealthIQ and Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave talk about the sorta firing of Hurricanes GM Ron Francis, the utter nonsense of Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire, the Stanley Cup Playoff races, the "Star Wars" series that Jon Favreau might create, Vladimir Putin controls the KHL playoffs, a special March Madness quiz for Lozo and an International Women's Day question of the week. Sponsored by Health IQ, Seat Geek and Just For Men!
Greg and Dave tie a bow around the NHL trade deadline; examine the media war between Vancouver and Elliotte Friedman; explain why some Hart Trophy opinions are trash, and match Oscar Best Picture nominees to MVP candidates; give your best and worst of NHL owners; praise Seattle's ticket sales; talk about biometrics and millennials; and make their full Oscar picks and sing some nominated songs. Presented by Health IQ, Seat Geek and Blue Apron.
Greg and Dave chat with "Kickboxer: Retaliation" star Alain Moussi about the Ottawa Senators, his life as a stunt man, Hugh Jackman's body, acting with Mike Tyson and ranking Jean-Claude Van Damme movies. Plus, Team USA men flop at the Olympics, the NHL trade deadline, Chicago Blackhawks fans get banned for racism, Greg takes the The Brent Seabrook Contract Quiz, Erik Karlsson trades and reader mail! Brought to you by Health IQ, Casper and Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave sit down with New Jersey Devils legend Patrik Elias to discuss his number retirement, the joys and frustrations of playing the trap, and learning English by watching Rikki Lake. Plus, the boys debate the Winter Olympics, a Hockey News columnist's NHL boycott, the NY Islanders fans' anti-Garth Snow billboard, why hockey players lose lockouts, the TV doctors show scale, the Phaneuf trade and a review of Taco Bell's new Nacho Fries. Sponsored by SquareSpace and Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave welcome back SB Nation's Charlotte Wilder, fresh off her trip to the Super Bowl and the aquarium with Zach Parise. We discuss the the chaos of a big event, the Eagles parade, Tom Brady's cartoon crocodile, Snapple, their favorite Olympic sports and the heroes of curling and have a in-depth discussion about homerism in the sports media. Plus, we debate the Vegas Golden Knights' deadline plans, the NY Rangers' rebuild, the Alex Burrows suspension, "Patrik Laine" on his Players Tribune article and the cities we most want to see a championship parade take place in. Sponsored by HealthIQ, Seat Geek and Blue Apron!
Greg and Dave welcome author Craig Custance to discuss his book "Behind The Bench," working for The Athletic and a great many hockey things. Plus, discussions about Mike Fishers' un-retirement, Jaromir Jagr leaving the NHL, best and worst of the All-Star Game, the Hurricanes honor the Whalers, the legacy of Gary Bettman, Greg's near Kid Rock run-in and much much more. Brought to you by Just For Men, Seat Geek and Health IQ!
Greg and Dave discuss the NHL All-Star Game, and our preferred formats for the event; the Brad Marchand suspension; Greg's big screw up at Monday Night RAW; the return of the XFL; whether PED users belong in the Hall of Fame; Dave's rant about Philly fans; the official chicken rankings; the Golden Knights' new autograph policy; and which NHL people are most likely to eat Tide Pods.
Greg and Dave welcome in Arda Ocal of MSG Networks and ESPN to talk hockey, video games, media and his time as "Kyle Edwards" with the WWE. Plus, the boys discuss the ongoing offside review controversies, Barzal vs. Boeser for rookie of the year, the true intentions of John Tavares, their confusion with the "Fifty Shades" series, whether or not the roster announcements have made people more excited for the Olympics, a bat-shit new All-Star Game format and they reveal the Blake Bortles of the NHL. Sponsored by Squarespace and Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave invade Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia for a raucous live show, with special guest Frank Seravalli of TSN. We talk NHL All-Star Game snubs, the Sharks vs. Winnipeg, killing the offside coach's challenge and about the Flyers. Plus, Frank and Dave spin hilarious tales about Ray Emery beating up Braden Holtby and seeing Martin Brodeur at an Applebees. All that and two game shows, including another round of Schlemko'd! Brought to you this week by Seat Geek.
Greg and Dave give out NHL Awards at the midpoint of the season, including MVP, most disappointing player and the team that's convinced you it can actually win the Stanley Cup. Plus, Buffalo gets shafted in the Winter Classic, and our feelings on NHL outdoor games; Greg's truly insecure and bizarre rules for when to wear a Flyers jersey to a Rangers game; TV news people are weird; the best goalie in hockey; trading Max Pacioretty; fining goalies for diving; those, um, interesting All-Star Game jerseys; and you tell us how it feels to know the NHL front office picks the All-Star teams. Sponsored by Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave podcast live at the pub for this end of 2017 edition, with year-end superlatives in hockey, movies, music, books, podcasts and general failures. Plus, rants about Zac Rinaldo's suspension, Robin Lehner's Buffalo conspiracy theories, the evil of Panera, the evil genius of Bill Belichick, Rachel Ray, predictions for 2018 and a rather ridiculous bit involving the dad from "Diff'rent Strokes."
Greg and Dave welcome David Ehrlich of Indie Wire back to the podcast for a discussion about the New York Rangers, Islanders hate, the Oscar derby, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," and his 'F' grade to "Bright" that earned him an online feud with director David Ayer. Also, Greg writes a rap song for Will Smith. That plus the Vegas Flu, the Penguins' problems, The Hockey News Power and Influence list, the future of The Athletic, the Islanders' new arena and the worst Christmas presents you ever received as a child.
It's the Puck Soup Holiday Spectacular recorded live at WNYC's The Greene Space! Harrison Browne of the Metropolitan Riveters, one of the first openly transgender athletes in professional team sports, joins us to talk about his journey, how he's inspired others and the best and worst holiday songs ever. Plus, Greg and Dave talk Erik Karlsson's future, idiotic hockey media controversies, blue cheese dressing, talking on the toilet and take audience questions. Plus a special installment of our game show Schlemko'd, featuring a final round you won't want to miss. Sponsored by Seat Geek.
Greg and Dave welcome Karen "Duff" Duffy to the podcast for a conversation about MTV VJs, hanging with Sean Avery and Brendan Shanahan, raising a goalie and her remarkable new book about dealing with chronic pain. Plus, the boys talk about NHL expansion to Seattle, NHL All-Star voting, joke T-shirts, that Ken Campbell tweet, that whack Edmonton Journal article about the "good old days" and a debate about the merits of 3-on-3 overtime. Plus, your reader feedback on NHL rivalries. Sponsored by Blue Apron and Harry's!
Greg and Dave welcome Puck Daddy's Ryan Lambert to the show for a free-wheeling conversation about the Philadelphia Flyers, the Edmonton media, naked Ryan Kesler, "Avengers: Infinity War," why scoring is up, a ridiculous NHL 100 documentary, this season's big surprises, Greg's family and their weird casino games, dog costumes and an intense bit of dinosaur trivia with RL, a dinosaur expert.
The boys welcome WWE superstar Daniel Bryan to the podcast to talk about his "YES!" chant with the Islanders, hockey in Seattle, if a wrestler could win a hockey fight and socioeconomic disparities that leave him feeling guilty for having made money. Also, Greg and Dave go to war over the Chicago Blackhawks in the Winter Classic and the 10-game suspension to Radko Gudas; they talk NHL expansion, and Greg gives Dave a Houston-centric quiz; the Puck Soup Awards for the quarter-point in the NHL season; "Justice League" angst; which Thanksgiving side dishes would you eliminate from Earth; and a wonderful Thanksgiving carol featuring Gary Bettman and Ilya Bryzgalov.
Greg and Dave celebrate a milestone episode with Rubie Edmondson of TheRinger.com, talking about her love of the Chicago Blackhawks, loathing of Jeff Goldblum and answering for all of those millennial-based movie rankings. Plus, a rather spirited debate about the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018, Carey Price and the Canadiens, the Coyotes suck, Taylor Swift, the Sports Illustrated subscription service, “Justice League” and knowing too much about movies, Twitter’s 280 characters of hell and which NHL fan bases you’d never want to call your own.
It's a (guest) free skate for Greg and Dave, as the boys discuss the blockbuster Matt Duchene trade and its winners and losers; debate the Hall of Fame Class of 2017 and the validity of the Hall's selection process; Dave rants about dumb media questions; Greg explains his policy on food past its expiration date; Twitter's 280 characters; an amazing moment between an Islander and a referee; there are too many British people in "Star Wars" movies; and a full post-THOR RAGNAROK ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, leading to much disagreement between our heroes. Brought to you by Seat Geek and Blue Apron!
Spawn creator and former Edmonton Oilers part-owner Todd McFarlane talks to us about McFarlane Toys, the incredible third jersey he designed for the Oilers, his battles with Gary Bettman and how he would change the NHL to market it better. Plus, Greg and Dave assess the playoff potential for slow-starting teams in a round of "happy on the bottom or coming from behind?"; a look at the Oilers' struggles; problematic behavior from Connor McDavid, Tyler Seguin and Alex Ovechkin; whatever the hell the Coyotes are doing; how Burger King is a stoner and McDonalds is his stoner buddy trying to get a job at the bank; seeing Aaron Judge at Six Flags; and your favorite NHL duos. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Harry's Razors!
Greg and Dave welcome Ngozi Ukazu, writer and illustrator of the hockey comic sensation "Check, Please!" to talk about underserved audiences, crowd-sourcing and her take on the game. Plus, discussions on NBC's dumb decisions, Kevin Bieksa's 'Superman Punch,' the Andrew Shaw investigation, the (Sweet) Golden Knights amazing start, coaches that are mending their reputations, Wilford Brimley, jelly beans, the top 10 worst sexy Halloween costumes, Barstool and The Athletic controversies and the perfect costumes for NHL players to wear. Brought to you by Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave talk hockey with Lou D'Angeli of Cirque Du Soleil, a.k.a. Sign Guy Dudley from ECW, about his dual fandom of the Penguins and Golden Knights, his surreal journey through the wrestling industry, doing drugs at shows and Vegas life. Plus, the insane notion that Auston Matthews is under-appreciated, the wacky 'pick your own opponent' playoff format, remembering the movie "Parenthood," Greg's adventures in Bristol, the Vegas Golden Knights Twitter feed steps in it and asking the listeners for the first coach fired. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Blue Apron.
Greg and Dave are in Vegas for the Golden Knights' first home game, and talk about the incredible emotional night at the rink (and also "Sweet Golden Knights"). Plus an interview with poker legend Daniel Negreanu about the tragedy in Vegas, Leafs vs. Knights fandom, why James Woods is a dick and whether or not Phil Kessel is a good card player. They also talk Penguins at the White House and early season NHL surprises.
Greg and Dave welcome Sean Leahy for some Puck Daddy memories and general hockey silliness. Plus discussions about Jaromir Jagr to the Calgary Flames, the Blackhawks’ controversial decision on Marian Hossa, "Mike and The Mad Dog" give you the over/unders for the NHL 2017-18 season, some thoughts on Las Vegas, Martin Brodeur as Yoda, the return of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Greg’s surreal post-Breitbart announcement on leaving Yahoo and some thoughts on manhood. Sponsored by Seat Geek, Blue Apron and Draft Kings!
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Greg and Dave welcome New York Islanders announcer Brendan Burke to discuss the team, rabid fans and when he gets to pee. Plus, we preview the 2017-18 NHL season with divisional predictions, break down the controversies with the Penguins and Donald Trump, talk P.K. Subban and the national anthem, debunk an NBC vs. NHL myth and wonder why Mike Milbury is announcing games. Plus your listener mail!
Greg and Dave talk about Lozo’s sudden infamy as the guy who got fired for unknowingly calling his boss/ESPN Public Editor “the dumbest person alive.” Plus, the NHL’s crackdown on slashing penalties and faceoff violations; David Pastrnak’s new contract; how to build a movie franchise; Taco Bell and booze; Joffrey Lupul vs. the Maple Leafs; why bad Tom Cruise is the best Tom Cruise; Greg talks Spain trip and does Bryzgalov for readers; Dave laments the loss of “Seinfeld” and “Friends”; and a mailbag that covers Golden Knights Twitter and Jersey Fouls and erotic corkscrews.
Greg and Dave are live from Toronto, talking with Chris Johnston and Jackie Redmond from Sportsnet and The Athletic editor James Mirtle! Plus, discussions on George Parros taking over NHL Player Safety, the Pope endorsing hockey, the new offside review rule, the Leafs and Oilers Cup chances, "Star Wars" needs a director and we play Schlemko'd, a.k.a. The Roster Game.
Greg and Dave are back for Season 2 (or probably 3) of Puck Soup! Featuring a wide-ranging interview with actor/director Jay Baruchel about the Montreal Canadiens, “Game Of Thrones,” dental care, hockey fighting and his new film “Goon: Last Of The Enforcers!” Plus we discuss the future of John Tavares, Shane Doan retiring, big contracts for Leon Draisaitl and Carey Price, and a listener mailbag featuring summer movies and bad general managers.
In our season finale until our inevitable summer editions, Greg and Dave break down all the big free agent signings in the NHL, from Kevin Shattenkirk to Alex Radulov to Karl Alzner; the state of the Washington Capitals; the Ilya Kovalchuk affair; new contracts for Carey Price and Connor McDavid; cheap old players; a steroids in baseball debate; Pierre McGuire gets even weirder; the big changes at Fox Sports 1; a massive disagreement over BABY DRIVER (warning: spoilers, so skip ahead if needed) and reader mail that covers food and the best and worst of Greg’s impressions. Presented by Audible!
It’s the first Puck Soup live show, taped on June 26 at Brooklyn’s Union Hall. Barry Petchesky of Deadspin joins us to talk growing the NHL, Pierre McGuire and state of the sports media. Greg and Dave talk Hockey Hall of Fame, the NHL Awards, the Blackhawks’ big moves, the Derek Stepan trade and free agency, plus we play live versions of “Does Sidney Crosby like …?” and The Roster Game: Tournament Edition. Sponsored by Seat Geek!
Greg talks with NHL MVP Connor McDavid about video games, weirdos hugging him, junk food and much more. Plus, Greg and Dave break down the Vegas Golden Knights and the expansion draft, review the NHL Awards, talk about the new Adidas jerseys, cover Dave Tippett's departure, debate Marian Hossa's retirement, celebrate a potential rules change, talk about the merits of stoner comedies, NBA offseason vs. NHL offseason and answer reader mail. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Audible!
Greg and Dave put a bow around the Stanley Cup Final, debate the merits of Sidney Crosby as MVP, offer their top 10 favorite things from the 2017 playoffs, dive deep into the NBA vs. the NHL and super teams, reveal a secret about DIE HARD, re-rank that stupid French Fry ranking, create a Sir-Mix-A-Lot tribute to catfish, discuss Dan Girardi’s buyout, preview the Golden Knight’s expansion draft and read your listener mail from waffle sex to NHL coaches as Uber drivers. Sponsored by Seat Geek.
Ilya Bryzgalov, former NHL goalie and The Players' Tribune correspondent, joins us to talk about the universe, bears, Peter Laviolette, Greg's impression of him and the relationship between Russia and USA. Plus, Greg and Dave discuss the Stanley Cup Final, P.K. Subban's antics, a stirring round of "Does Sidney Crosby like...?", Dennis K. Morgan, angry Penguins fans, new coaches for Florida and Buffalo, a tribute to Adam West and reader mail! Sponsored by Seat Geek and Blue Apron.
Greg and Dave talk about the Stanley Cup Final, Jake Guentzel and the Conn Smythe, the Predators fan who used a catfish as an "instrument of crime," Doc and Pierre eat sandwiches, trading Alex Ovechkin, the Olympics and a mailbag that features the Penguins vs. Cavaliers playing hockey and basketball. Plus, TSN Insider Bob McKenzie talks about breaking news, keeping sources, how journalism's change since he started, the NHL playoffs, his love of canoes and his even bigger love of hip-hop. Sponsored by SEAT GEEK!
Greg and Dave welcome Charlotte Wilder of SB Nation to talk about the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final, Boston as a hockey town, when Patriots fans attacked her, America's Test Kitchen, horse racing and "is this a sport?" Plus, our Stanley Cup Final picks, Ryan Getzlaf's dirty mouth, the P.K. Subban hate, Ottawa's empty seats and reader mail that includes pizza, MVPs and which sports franchise we would curse.
Greg and Dave talk about babies named after Phil Kessel, John Tortorella in "Multiplicity," a terrible Stanley Cup commercial, the GM of the Year Award, the evils of Ryan Kesler, the sad saga of a salty national anthem singer in Nashville, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," a special expansion draft quiz for Lozo and your reader mail, including whether you should use the phone while pooping. Presented by Seat Geek.
Greg and Dave take a thorough look at the Washington Capitals' demise in Game 7, including Nicklas Backstrom's defeatism, blaming Alex Ovechkin and what the team does next. Plus, previews of the Stanley Cup conference finals, Vladimir Putin is Russia's greatest hockey player, Tyson Barrie is injured 'rasslin with a teammate, Jason Botterill is hired Ottawa as Canada's team, the best and worst supermarkets, drunken diners, burning jerseys, "Baywatch" and travel snobs. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Helix Sleep!
Greg and Dave welcome Chris Johnston of Sportsnet and, in a podcast first, Chris's adorable dad to talk about the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the ridiculousness of fame, Ottawa as a hockey town, Canada vs. the U.S., separate rules for playoff hockey and much more. Plus, Rob Rossi pens a wild Sidney Crosby conspiracy theory, the Devils win the Draft Lottery, Mike Milbury and the future of hockey hot takes, NHL players as MARIO KART drivers, a round of "Is This An A-Hole?" and your reader mail, including Taco Bell Chicken Chips and Matt Damon vs. George Clooney. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Harry's Razor
Greg and Dave welcome former CSN host and Philadelphia sports pundit Sarah Baicker to talk about the Flyers, Philly as a sports town, how TV people are treated by athletes and the nasty sendoff she received from one fan. Plus, comments about the massive ESPN layoffs that claimed some hockey writers, predictions for the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, working for the Sabres, chaos in Chicago, how we played NES and our favorite games, movie sequels we may not want to see, and reader mail covering obscure fast food items, mini-golf etiquette and what Dave sings in the shower. Sponsored by Helix Sleep and Zip Recruiter.
Greg and Dave welcome Amanda Stein, Montreal Canadiens reporter and radio host, for a wide-ranging talk about the Habs’ language challenges, P.K. Subban controversies, USA vs. Canada, her career path, Dave’s lack of love for ‘Parks and Rec’ and Amanda’s lifelong fear of mascots. Plus, the media protects its own on Calgary Flames controversy; the Stanley Cup Playoffs; the ‘Dart Guy’ for other NHL teams; Jack Eichel might get Bylsma fired; sex disrupts a tennis match, and what sporting events are best for sex; Dave didn’t totally hate SUICIDE SQUAD; and listener mail on everything from steak dinners to rom-coms.
Greg and Dave break down the Stanley Cup Playoffs, disagree a lot about their picks and then find out they have the same teams for the championship round. They go through the big coaching and management changes in Los Angeles, Dallas, Vancouver and Florida. They chronicle the weird sex case involving the Edmonton Oilers’ owner, and even weirder policy on selling tickets to watch playoff games from the arena hallway. Plus, why Star Wars is about sex; Tinder, but for hockey fans; being podcasting consultants; masturbation habits in a friend’s house; and reader mailbag questions on movie trailers, continental breakfasts and lonely people who roll solo to Disney. Brought to you by Zip Recruiter and Harry’s Razors!
Greg and Dave welcome NHL and MLB Network host Jamie Hersch for a fun conversation about Minnesota life, hockey vs. baseball, Game of Thrones and reliving the most awkward interview she ever had with a gossip columnist. Plus, it's the First Ever Puck Soup NHL Olympic Participation Debate, as Greg blames the IOC and Dave targets the NHL; looking at the Stanley Cup playoff matchups; if a Canadian team will win the Cup; how lit Dave's millennial brand knowledge is; and reader mail that spans from burgers to best coaches to people thinking they can jinx athletes through a television. Sponsored by Helix Sleep and Blue Apron!
Kevin Blackistone of ESPN's "Around The Horn" and the Washington Post joins us to talk about the early days of the Dallas Stars, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals' place in D.C. sports, race and hockey and why ESPN doesn't talk NHL on its shouting shows. Meanwhile, Dave is recovering from Vegas, Greg has all of Edmonton mad at him, and the boys talk about the U.S. women's hockey team getting paid, the playoff teams we're rooting for, why you should never cross Gary Bettman, HBO "Real Sex" and porn roulette, the top seven celebrities to have attended WRESTLEMANIA that Lozo had no idea actually did, the latest in our March Mute-This bracket and reader mail. Sponsored by SEAT GEEK and ZIP RECRUITER.
Greg and Dave welcome Sportsnet hockey analytics smartypants Dimitri Filipovic for a chat about the warring factions of stat nerds, his work with an NHL team, what numbers we should trust, the media's ignorance and whether you can sell hockey with math. Plus,the boys debate the Olympics and the NHL; look at the Vezina Trophy field, and ponder the merits of Corey Crawford as a franchise goalie; give a March Mute-This tournament update; play a round of 'London Tube Stop, U.K. Crime Series or Sexual Slang'; and answer your listener mail about 'Lethal Weapon' vs. the 'Ocean's' movies, Subway sandwiches, peanut butter on hamburgers, how we shower and the merits of jellybeans. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Blue Apron!
Greg and Dave speak with author Dan Barbarisi, whose excellent new book "Dueling With Kings" chronicles his amazing adventures playing (and winning quite a lot at) daily fantasy hockey. Plus, Greg gets a nasty letter from Devils coach John Hynes's "personal brander" or whatever; the boys debate the Hart Trophy race; looking at the issues in the U.S. women's national team vs. USA Hockey; the Winter Classic at Citi Field; looking at the Top 50 fast food items and why millennials have to stop eating Frostys; monkey movies vs. movies with monkeys; the Puck Soup mailbag; and just in time for the big tournament, it's Puck Soup March MuteUs, the Tournament of Annoying On-Air Hockey Commentators. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Harry's Razors.
Seann William Scott, the titular goon of "GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS" joins us to talk about making a hockey cult classic, his career, the live experience of hockey vs. other sports and whether Eugene Levy is the Nick Fury of AMERICAN PIE movies. Plus, Greg and Dave address vital hockey issues like the NHL offside review, the expansion draft, the future of the Arizona Coyotes, bye weeks, Josh Ho-Sang wearing Mario's number and much more. They sing a song about Kristers Gudlevskis. Then they air their love and gripes about LOGAN and read your listener mail. Brought to you by Seat Geek and Blue Apron!
Greg and Dave and special guest Sean Leahy of Puck Daddy talk about the blockbuster trades of what was, without question, the most entertaining trade deadline in history. (And by "entertaining" we mean excruciating.) We analyze every trade, while also discussing alligator attacks, aliens, foods we hate, Leicester City, Neapolitan ice cream and Dave's zipper problems.
Dave and Greg welcome Will Leitch of Sports On Earth and the New Republic (and the founder of Deadspin) to talk about the St. Louis Blues, how baseball and hockey are constantly trying to court fans that don’t like them, Barstool Sports and the changing digital sports media landscape, and Will’s Oscar picks. That, plus the Auston Matthews vs. Patrik Laine debate goes nuclear; the downside of the “Miracle On Ice”; previewing the NHL trade deadline; and musical tribute to the sad, ignored Ryan Johansen; a Blackhawks fans marries a Wild fan on the ice but betrays his team; and listener mail that takes us through pizza dipping, hockey documentaries and Ilya Bryzgalov on the seven new exoplanets.
Dave and Greg talk with Jonah Keri (The Jonah Keri Podcast) about his beloved Montreal Canadiens firing Michel Therrien and hiring Claude Julien, as well as the trend of recycling coaches in hockey and baseball. That, plus JOHN WICK vs. JACK REACHER and a Keanu movie quiz; Antoine Vermette smacks a ref and gets suspended; Gustav Nyqvist smacks a Wild player and gets suspended; Patrik Laine and the Calder Trophy; the wacky Eastern Conference playoff race; Taco Bell Cantina; fan behavior at Jennifer Lopez concerts; Dave gives Greg a quiz about hockey erotica book titles; and listener mail on the best James Bond and the worst aspect of fan identity. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Harrys.com!
Dave and Greg welcome Pete The Retailer from Star Wars Minute to talk about how his first Puck Soup was ruined, his New York Islanders’ fortunes and potential relocation, how to do Minute-By-Minute podcasts and they play the exciting new game “Star Wars Planet or NHL Player.” That, plus Claude Julien gets fired by the Bruins, and the boys talk about where he and that team go next; firing your coach during a Super Bowl parade; the best and worst of Super Bowl LI; reviewing the Taco Bell Naked Chalupa; the flat salary cap, and the NHL’s evil reasons for it; reader mailbag; and the winners of the first Puck Soup contest, as well as the introduction of the mysterious Puck Soup Cup Soup trophy. Brought to you by Seat Geek and Blue Apron!
Greg and Dave discuss the firing of St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock. OK, they actually talk about hotel bathroom etiquette, and then get around to Hitchcock. Plus, the NHL All-Star Weekend, Justin Bieber, the NHL 100 list’s biggest flaw, Ilya Bryzgalov interviews Republican Ryan Suter; the NHL and the Olympics; Dave gives Greg a pop culture quiz; the NHL takes a political stand on immigrants and gay rights … well, sorta; the first Puck Soup Podcast listener contest, such as it is; and the listener mailbag, featuring if “Ocean’s 11” was cast with NHL players.
Greg and Dave welcome Pittsburgh Penguins fan Chris Barker, a.k.a. Chris #2, from the punk band Anti-Flag to talk Mario Lemieux, how hockey is punk rock, his sneaky plans to get punk music at NHL games and what art is going to look like under the Trump administration. Plus, we rank the NHL All-Star Game skills competitions, discuss our new book "The 100 Greatest Players In NHL History (and other stuff)," finally review ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, discuss the finer points of Limp Bizkit, debate the best donuts and food combinations and offer our take on NHL entertainment. Sponsored by Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave speak with a self-identifying "puck bunny" about how she entered that lifestyle, her relationships with players, how hockey guys differ from other athletes, how she handles dangerous situations and harassment, and how she feels about women hockey fans being taunted as "puck bunnies" due to her activities. It's a raw, honest discussion about an uncomfortable facet of fandom. That, plus the Islanders fire Jack Capuano; the status of all 31 NHL general managers; Ilya Bryzgalov and Patrik Laine comments on bears in schools; plus reader mail about Trump, the Vegas Raiders, Jonathan Cheechoo and bacon. Sponsored by Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave welcome actress Erin Darke to the podcast to talk about her beloved Detroit Red Wings and die-hard hockey fandom; how she converted boyfriend Daniel Radcliffe into a puckhead; and life tips for smuggling things into games. Plus, breaking down NHL All-Star snubs, debating the virtue of Jonathan Toews, modern players among the Top 100 of All-Time, is Alex Ovechkin traveled back in time to win Stanley Cups, Russian spying, Martin Short, our favorite condiments, Patrik Laine and much more. Sponsored by Seat Geek
Greg and Dave welcome Titus O'Neil to the podcast, a WWE superstar and a die-hard Tampa Bay Lightning fan who discusses his relationship with coach Jon Cooper, the similarities between hockey and wrestling and destroying Peyton Manning in college football. Plus, we dig into the Winter Classic and the future of NHL outdoor games; the NHL All-Star Game captains; Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs' impending dynasty; the amazing Columbus Blue Jackets; the figure-four leg lock; Southwest Airlines stress; hockey line names; our favorite vegetables; and erotic recreations of Ringling Bros. circus acts. Puck Soup is brought to you by SEAT GEEK.
It's the Year in Hockey 2016, as Greg and Dave offer their top 10 stories from the last year as well as a self-indulgent look back at the year in Puck Soup. Plus, the boys predict what will happen in 2017, from the Vegas Golden Knights to the Olympics to the NHL Awards. Also, the typical nonsense about things like Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Blue Jackets fans, Patrik Laine's soft deviousness and all sorts of other things in the latest Puck Soup, sponsored by Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave get into the Christmas spirit while discussing Jaromir Jagr's amazing career achievements and off-ice infamy; the lack of buzz for NHL outdoor games; a new survey on how hockey fans watch games; the Columbus Blue Jackets fans that hate Greg and Dave; the ultimate debate over whether DIE HARD is a Christmas movie or a movie with Christmas in it; the top 8 worst Christmas songs of all-time; how we found out the truth about Santa as kids; and a listener mail segment that includes some very awkward threesome talk about the brothers Sedin, Staal and Benn.
Greg and Dave welcome Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast and You're Eating It Wrong on Cooking Channel, to talk about hockey arena eats, the New Jersey Devils, Nassau Coliseum, when attending games turns dangerous, the history of pork roll and the right way to eat pizza and ice. That, plus our mixed feelings on the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Eastern and Western Conference playoff races, how the Blackhawks can win again, what to do with the Avalanche, Westworld (spoilers), Price Is Right games and Dave creates some Christian rock anthems.
Greg and Dave discuss the stunning turn of events for the Florida Panthers, in firing their coach; our confusion over the show "Dirty Jobs"; an apology to NBC, which actually does like showing young Canadian players in the All-Star Game; the NHL's offensive problem; a thrilling round of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Character or Finnish Hockey Legend"; NHL Awards at the quarter mark of the season; and listener mail, including Christmas traditions.
Greg and Dave reveal the 11 NHL types that you'll find at your hometown bar the night before Thanksgiving. Plus, whether teams off to great starts are big phonies; the NHL's All-Star voting changes; the Las Vegas team name; Greg's John Tortorella theory; the Centennial Classic jerseys; your reader mail; and the boys crack open classic trading card packs from WCW circa 1991 and "Saved By The Bell: The College Years" because of course they did.
Greg and Dave welcome San Jose Sharks superfan Kelen Capener of The Story So Far to talk about music, his hate for the Los Angeles Kings and specifically Dustin Brown; Twitter wars with Nashville fans; the joy of Joe Thornton and the agony of seeing the Stanley Cup go to Pittsburgh. That, plus the NHL is using the Olympics to strong-arm players, new shootout rules, the Oilers' slump, Lethal Weapon movies, the NY Islanders' plight, sneaky Las Vegas moves, Hallmark Movie Channel holiday films and the realization that Donald Trump is probably a hockey fan (sigh).
Greg and Dave welcome renowned baseball writer and fellow Nerdist sports podcaster Jonah Keri to the podcast to talk about his beloved Montreal Canadiens, the P.K. Subban trade, the progress of advanced stats in baseball vs. hockey, how different generations believe their sports were the best and much more. Plus the boys send in Seal Team 5 to rescue NHL players from bad situations, play F/M/K in hockey, debate which team has the biggest national fan base, touch on the Islanders' coach and Jacob Trouba's contract, and discuss your listener mail, including sports spoiler etiquette! Sponsored by Seat Geek!
Greg and Dave reveal the secrets of the NHL's Department of Player Safety with special guests Damian Echevarrieta, the NHL's vice president of Player Safety and Hockey Operations, Patrick Burke, director of Player Safety. They discuss why a play does or does not earn a suspension; the pitfalls of precedent; whether they hate your team; inside a player safety hearing; whether players actually like them; and whether the NHL's suspension policies go far enough. That, plus discussions on "American Psycho," Connor McDavid, John Tortorella, expansion team success, Christmas decorations and National League fanboy Greg takes on designated hitter apologist Dave in a fight to the death. Brought to you by SEAT GEEK.
It's the Puck Soup Halloween Spooktacular, as Greg and Dave assign trick-or-treat costumes to NHL players and play "yummy in my tummy or only for a dummy" with classic Halloween candy. Plus, a look at early season surprises in the NHL; Dave is all-in on the Edmonton Oilers; why the Maple Leafs are a wonderful kind of bad; Greg rants about the poor NBCSN game analysis; why the Rangers are quite good; why the Pacific Division is not very good; TV shows that have longevity but we don't know who actually watches them; David S. Pumpkins vs. Black Jeopardy; and if the Zodiac killer was obsessed with candy.
Greg and Dave talk hockey with Bill Pidto of MSG Network and formerly of ESPN, ranging from whether sports coverage is too buttoned down to the changing speed of the NHL to whether hockey fans are just sore losers. That plus Greg saw Hamilton, Dave hates musical theater, Greg loves Westworld, Dave hates robots with feelings, the death of General Fanager as a salary cap source, what the hell the LA Kings can do to save their season, sandwich and toilet etiquette, the biggest sports city loser and the next general manager fired in the NHL.
Greg and Dave talk hockey with actor John C. McGinley (Scrubs, Platoon, Office Space) about being in Chris Chelios's "Malibu Mob," leaving the Stanley Cup on the beach by accident, working with Oliver Stone, his greatest improv'd line and Stan Against Evil, his bloody great new IFC show. Plus, our 10 hopes and dreams for the 2016-17 NHL season, P.K. Subban's controversial quote and marketable NHL players, the concept of "locker room talk," Ken Bone, Matt LeBlanc's acting career, listener mail and which NHL team Jon Taffer should coach.
Greg and Dave talk puck with Sarah Kwak of Sports Illustrated, previewing the 2016-17 NHL season, the joys of Costco booze, her journey from SI intern to editor, if Crosby and Ovechkin are old now and the meat content of poop. Plus, "Mike and the Mad Dog" give over/unders for all 30 teams, we debate play-in games and your listener mail!
Greg and Dave welcome Indiewire film critic David Ehrlich to talk about the New York Rangers, hockey movies, his loathing of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, censorship and Lozo finally say "The Force Awakens." Plus, our eight requests for subsequent World Cups of Hockey, the NHL's centennial celebration, "World Cup of Hockey: The Musical," Johnny Gaudreau's contract, our favorite "The Price Is Right" games and why we hate umbrellas.
Greg and Dave dissect the corpse of Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey, including why they sucked, who to blame and how to fix it. Plus, Dave gloats about Team Europe, in praise of Team North America, whether either team will be back next World Cup, rating ESPN's hockey performance, ranking Kevin Smith movies, a flurry of food questions, Evander Kane and marriage proposals at sporting events.
Greg and Dave talk hockey with Linda Cohn of ESPN and her incessant boosterism of the New York Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist. Plus, the World Cup of Hockey gets previewed; Eli Manning vs. Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady; why ESPN doesn't cover hockey; which World Cup team you'd most like to play for; how the musical "Cats" is about ritual sacrifice; the NHL Las Vegas team's gimmicks; and listener mail, including the best potato chip flavor.
Greg and Dave talk about John Tortorella's stand against those who sit during the national anthem; ESPN's Stephen A. Smith doesn't understand what Team USA is; why Dave loves him some Team Europe in the World Cup of Hockey; Green Day and The Killers are NHL famous; behind the scenes of the Edmonton Oilers' trades; the best fast-food items, ranked; whether Dave could find a mate on "Bachelor in Paradise"; Greg's jury duty, and the chocolate bar defense; and your listener mail including tailgate stories, boxers vs. briefs and more.
Greg is back from Rio and Dave is back from uncomfortable conversations about Penn State at children's birthday parties! On this episode of PUCK SOUP, we cover Patrick Roy leaving the Avs and their new coach; Jimmy Vesey picking the Rangers; the World Cup of Hockey; Greg's Olympic tales and Dave's Olympic-sized apathy; the new Las Vegas team's name; and your listener mail!
Greg and Dave break down the big NHL free-agent signings, including the worst moves and love for the Lightning. Plus, the new lockout is almost here; Milan Lucic is legendary; Margot Robbie turns us down; becoming hot-take guys; Dustin Brown has a sad; Sean Avery is garbage but Greg has a weird story about him; Hollywood is recycling too much; ranking the top 8 foods to eat at a summer BBQ; and listener mail!
Greg and Dave analyze the P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall and Steven Stamkos blockbusters, while attempting to explain Rogie Vachon's Hall of Fame credentials; sports broadcasting legend Keith Olbermann joins us to slam Hockey Night in Canada's changes, talk NY Rangers, spin an Eric Lindros story and explain why the NHL needs ESPN; we list our 10 most fascinating free agents; your listener mail; and a few moments on the absurdities of ID4 2 and OCEAN'S 13.
Greg and Dave present the 2016 Puck Soup NHL Awards, featuring a galaxy of star presenters and sterling production values! That, plus controversial changes on Hockey Night in Canada; the Maple Leafs and overpaying "franchise" goalies; Steven Stamkos and the Buffalo Sabres; why Buffalo isn't the new Cleveland as far as "loser" cities; the NHL in Las Vegas; why Dave hates the end of "Independence Day"; listener mail; and an exciting round of "NHL Draft Prospect, Vine Star or Los Angeles Menswear Store?
Greg and Dave talk with VEEP writer and satirist Billy Kimball about the show's hockey plotline, how an NHL locker room is like a writers' room and why hockey is inherently funny. Plus, the Penguins win the Stanley Cup, and Phil Kessel talks to Greg; what we love about Cup celebrations; Sidney Crosby and the Conn Smythe voting controversy; the joy of steakhouses; the Ducks hire their fired coach; the Hockey Hall of Fame process; and what parts of Las Vegas we want to see in the Las Vegas NHL experience.
Greg and Dave discuss the Stanley Cup Final, including why Sidney Crosby shouldn’t be the playoff MVP; the terrible music at the NHL Awards; Dave’s weird pizza-filled Alex Ovechkin dream; which modern players should get the “Ray Bourque” treatment; Greg talks with NBC Sports and NHL Network anchor Kathryn Tappen about hockey, life and her relationship with Mike Milbury; and a special last segment on the death of hockey legend Gordie Howe.
Greg and Dave talk about the Stanley Cup Final, including Sidney Crosby’s genius, Logan Couture’s whining and whether neutral fans should cheer for the Sharks or Penguins. Also, NBC announcing legend Mike “Doc” Emrick joins us to tell funny tales and talk puck. All that plus rants about the World Cup, expansion, the NHL in the Olympics, “Now You See Me 2,” and a horrific story about a cleaning lady that drank Greg’s vodka.
Greg and Dave talk puck with Brian Weitz (a.k.a Geologist) of Animal Collective, including his life as a Flyers fan, his hatred of Washington fans and his rebellious 5-year-old son rejecting the former for the latter. Plus, Stanley Cup Final predictions, Sidney Crosby's reputation, Hockey Porn and Cap and Bucky are in love and on the run from Tommy Lee Jones.
Greg and Dave talk hockey with actor Tom Cavanagh (The Flash, Ed, Mike and Tom Eat Snacks podcast) including Olympic memories, the Canadiens and his epic tale about almost starring in Mystery, Alaska. Plus Stanley Cup Playoffs talk, trashing NBC's studio show, the Top 6 Worst Playoff Losses Ever and reader mail that leads into a ridiculous movie title game.
Greg and Dave talk hockey with Sydney Esiason of SI.com, including her relationship with the Islanders’ Matt Martin and how her Rangers fan father Boomer Esiason feels about it. Plus, ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and matching each one with a hockey thing; the Capitals are eliminated, and we love Phil Kessel; Bruce Boudreau and Guy Boucher get jobs; and Dave gets confused by a joke regarding the Minions and 1970s pornography.
Greg and Dave discuss NHL suspensions, Stanley Cup Playoffs, happy Leafs fans and fired coaches. Also, Dave presents GAME OF THRONES 101 to Greg and the boys recreate a Pierre McGuire/Tony X. interview.
Greg and Dave welcome comedian and Flyers fanatic Trey Galyon to talk about Round 2 of the NHL Playoffs, arena food, maniacal Philly sports fans and ESPN hockey. Plus, an epic mailbag discussion on cereal and Dave's hate for American European soccer fans.
Greg and Dave welcome infamous former NY Congressman Anthony Weiner to discuss his Islanders fandom, beer league goaltending and the perils of candor. Plus, Stanley Cup Playoff analysis and we yell at some poor soul for daring to step on the PUCK SOUP floor logo.
Greg and Dave break down Stanley Cup Playoffs' Round 1, why the NHL postseason the best and chronicle Dave's bizarre journey into teen gossip with Edward Snowden.
Greg and Dave talk with Katie Nolan of FOX Sports 1’s GARBAGE TIME about NHL vs. its fans, Boston vs. New York and Batman vs. Superman.