Saturday, April 28, 2018

PTR 73: Eastern Conference 2nd Round Playoff Update

PUCKING THOUGHTS RADIO: EDITION 73
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On a Saturday edition of PTR, Adam & JC talk about the Eastern Conference Second Round Playoff Series. Can the Capitals bounce back from a brutal Game 1 loss at home, or will history repeat itself between Pittsburgh and Washington? What should be a fierce, physical series between the Bruins and Lightning drops the puck in Tampa Bay this afternoon, plus overdue season-wraps for the Blues and Panthers. It's all on PTR 73

Friday, April 27, 2018

PTR 72: Western Conference 2nd Round Playoff Update

 PUCKING THOUGHTS RADIO: EDITION 72
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On a Friday edition of PTR, Adam & JC dive in to the Western Conference Second Round Playoff Series. Was the Golden Knights dominance over the Sharks in Game 1 a sign of things to come, or can San Jose make it a long series? The highly-anticipated Jets-Predators series kicks off in the Music City tonight, plus some coaching carousel talk. It's all on PTR 72

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

PTR 71 - New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning preview

PUCKING THOUGHTS RADIO: EDITION 71
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On the eighth and final 2018 Stanley Cup Playoff 1st Round Preview edition of Pucking Thoughts Radio, Adam & JC talk about a match-up involving two Hart Trophy candidates. Will Taylor Hall of the Devils continue his dominance, or will Nikita Kucherov be the spark that advances the Lightning to the 2nd round? Jared Moore of SiriusXM Sports also stops by to make his case for New Jersey to beat Tampa Bay. It's all on PTR 71

PTR 70: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Preview

PUCKING THOUGHTS RADIO: EDITION 70


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On the seventh of eight 2018 Stanley Cup Playoff 1st Round Preview editions of Pucking Thoughts Radio, Adam & JC dip in to the Atlantic Division and talk about an Original 6 match-up between the Bruins & the Maple Leafs. Is this the year that Auston Matthews' wins his first playoff series, or does championship-favorite Boston take their first step towards hoisting the Stanley Cup? Find out on PTR 70

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

PTR 69 (nice!): San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks Preview

PUCKING THOUGHTS RADIO: EDITION 69

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On the sixth of eight 2018 Stanley Cup Playoff 1st Round Preview editions of Pucking Thoughts Radio, Adam & JC take a look at the Pacific 2-3 match-up between the Sharks & Ducks. It's the 2nd playoff meeting between these Northern & Southern California rivals. Can San Jose shake out of their late-season slump, or does Anaheim advance despite two key injuries? Find out on PTR 69

PTR 68: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Washington Capitals Preview

PUCKING THOUGHTS RADIO: EDITION 68
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On the fifth of eight 2018 Stanley Cup Playoff 1st Round Preview editions of Pucking Thoughts Radio, Adam & JC take a look at the the Blue Jackets-Capitals series in a battle of red, white and blue teams. The Capitals won the Metropolitan Division again, but can the Blue Jackets finally win their first playoff series in franchise history? Find out on PTR 68

Monday, April 9, 2018

PTR 67: Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights Preview

PUCKING THOUGHTS RADIO: EDITION 67

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On the fourth of eight 2018 Stanley Cup Playoff 1st Round Preview editions of Pucking Thoughts Radio, Adam & JC take a look at the  match-up between the Kings & the Golden Knights. A knight is supposed to protect his king, but they will very much be on a royal attack. Can the expansion franchise advance in it's first ever season, or do the Kings advance after missing the playoffs last season? Find out on PTR 68

PTR 66: Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Preview

PUCKING THOUGHTS RADIO: EDITION 66

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On the third of eight 2018 Stanley Cup Playoff 1st Round Preview editions of Pucking Thoughts Radio, Adam & JC take a look at the Metropolitan 2-3 match-up between the Flyers & Penguins. It's the 7th playoff meeting between these Keystone State rivals. Does Pittsburgh continue on their quest to lift the cup for the third season in a row, or does Philadelphia freeze out the Penguins? Plus some Rangers talk on the firing of Alain Vigneault and Ilya Kovalchuk heading to Broadway. It's all a part of PTR 66

Sunday, April 8, 2018

PTR 65 - 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs - 1st Round - Nashville/Colorado Preview

PUCKING THOUGHTS RADIO: EDITION 65

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On the second of eight 2018 Stanley Cup Playoff 1st Round Preview Editions of Pucking Thoughts Radio, Adam & JC take a look at the match-up between the Presidents Trophy winning Predators and the Avalanche. Will this be among the shorter series of the first round, or can Colorado find a way to upset Nashville (much like Nashville upset Chicago last playoffs)? Find out on PTR 65

Saturday, April 7, 2018

PTR 64 - Playoff Preview: Winnipeg Jets vs Minnesota Wild

PUCKING THOUGHTS RADIO: EDITION 64

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On the first of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview Editions of Pucking Thoughts Radio, Adam & JC take a look at the Central 2-3 match-up between the Winnipeg Jets & the Minnesota Wild. Can Minnesota overcome the loss of Ryan Suter, or is Winnipeg too good right now? Find out on PTR 64

Friday, April 6, 2018

PTR 63: Farewell to the Sedin Twins & six teams' seasons

PUCKING THOUGHTS RADIO: EDITION 63
 
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On the latest edition of Pucking Thoughts Radio, Adam & JC talk about the Sedin twins retiring and their legacy. They'll also put a wrap on the season's of the Rangers, Islanders, Hurricanes, Blackhawks, Stars & Flames. We'll be doing playoff preview segments all weekend long, but there are still 2 days left in the regular season with plenty of positioning to be decided. It's all a part of PTR 63