Friday, July 6, 2018

PTR 80: Complete 2018 NHL Free Agency Recap

PUCKING THOUGHTS RADIO: EDITION 80


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On the 80th of Pucking Thoughts Radio, Adam & JC talk about all the big free agent signings including John Tavares, James Neal, James vanRiemsdyk...


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...plus the Blues acquisition of Ryan O'Reilly, the Sharks keeping some key guys in the South Bay, speculation on where Erik Karlsson is going, and plenty more. It's all on PTR 80

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

PTR 79: 2018 NHL Draft, John Tavares & 2018 Free Agency

PUCKING THOUGHTS RADIO: EDITION 79


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On the latest edition of PTR, Adam & JC talk about the six teams John Tavares is talking to ahead of 2018 NHL Free Agency on Sunday. They'll also give their predictions on where they think some of the top forwards, defensemen, and goalies are heading...

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...Plus a wrap on the 2018 NHL Draft and the 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction class. It's all on PTR 79

Friday, June 8, 2018

PTR 78: Stanley Cup Finals, Islanders Make Moves, Hurricanes Make Noise

PUCKING THOUGHTS RADIO: EDITION 78

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On the latest edition of PTR, Adam & JC talk about the Washington Capitals wrapping up their first ever Stanley Cup in Las Vegas last night. Alex Ovechkin, Barry Trotz and what's next for both Vegas and the Capitals...
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...They'll also get in to the big moves made by Lou Lamoriello three weeks in to his tenure with the Islanders, plus the buzz in Carolina with Jeff Skinner and Andrei Svechnikov. It's all on PTR 78

Teams that remain without an NHL Championship

REMAINING STANLEY CUPLESS TEAMS
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Now that the Washington Capitals have won their first ever championship, here's a list of teams that have yet to kiss the Stanley Cup

TEAM
INAUGURAL SEASON
LAST CUP FINAL APPEARANCE
LAST CHAMPIOSHIP FOR CITY/STATE
ARIZONA COYOTES
1979 (as Winnipeg Jets)
Never – furthest was Western Conference Finals in 2012
2001 – MLB – Arizona Diamondbacks
VANCOUVER CANUCKS
1970
2011 (also in 1994 and 1982)
2011 – CFL - BC Lions 1915 for Stanley Cup (Vancouver Millionaires)
SAN JOSE SHARKS
1991
2016
Golden State Warriors – 2017 (2018?)
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
2017
2018
First Pro Sports Team
MINNESOTA WILD
2000
Never – furthest was Western Conference Finals in 2003
1991 – MLB - Minnesota Twins
ST. LOUIS BLUES
1968
1970 (also in 1969 and 1968 but NHL playoff system was different then)
2011 – MLB – St. Louis Cardinals
WINNIPEG JETS
1999 (as Atlanta Thrashers)
Never – furthest was Western Conference Finals this season
1990 – CFL – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
NASHVILLE PREDATORS
1998
2017
Never – Tennessee Titans lost in Super Bowl 34 in heart breaking fashion to the St. Louis Rams
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
2000
Never – haven’t made it out of the first round in four tries
Ohio State won nat’l championship in 2014

BUFFALO SABRES
1970
1998 (also 1975)
NFL – Buffalo Bills are 0-4
OTTAWA SENATORS
1992
2007 (lost to Anaheim)
2016 – CFL - Redblacks
FLORIDA PANTHERS
1993
1996 (swept by Colorado)
2013 – NBA – Miami Heat