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Comfortable Sweatshirts (5/23/29)   (12:53)5-23-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime address the Coyotes' ownership "news", preview the Stanley Cup, discuss the Tippett-to-Edmonton rumors, answer listener questions and more...
Stanley Cup Sewer Fights (5/15/19)   (07:14)5-15-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime write off the Hurricanes, look ahead to what might be another championship for the city of Boston, figure out the best storylines left in these playoffs, try to decide if the Oilers ever plan on hiring a coach, implore literally anyone to offer sheet Marner/...
From All In to All Out (5/7/19)   (34:52)5-7-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime debate what's next for the Blue Jackets, decide the Bruins are probably the team to beat now (in a season where being the team to beat means literally nothing), look ahead to a pair of Game 7's in the West, try to figure out what Ken Holland sees in Edmonton...
Moronicism in the Air (5/2/19)   (14:04)5-2-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime react to Round 2 of the playoffs, try to figure out if there's even a favorite left in the field, discuss what's wrong with Brad Marchand, debate a potential Penguins fire sale, go over the Hart Trophy finalists, answer listener questions and more...
No, Canada? (4/25/19)   (34:07)4-25-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime react to the absurdity of Round 1, try to make sense of what’s left by previewing each series of Round 2, talk to Jesse Granger to get a feel for how Vegas moves on after a stunning and weird Game 7 loss to San Jose, discuss which teams now have the best w...
Lightning in a Bottle (4/16/19)   (40:45)4-16-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime rank each of the first round series so far, look at the Lightning's potentially historic collapse, why the Jackets are better than you think, what's next for the Penguins, why Vegas just keeps getting better, how the West got so wide open, which good teams c...
Western Conference Playoff Preview (4/9/19)   (14:41)4-9-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime preview the Western Conference Playoffs, ranking the most (and least) compelling series, looking at the major x-factors and debating which team they'd toss from the postseason if given the chance. They also recap the Coyotes' 2018-19 campaign and react to li...
Eastern Conference Playoff Preview (4/9/19)   (51:53)4-9-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime go series-by-series through the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, looking at the top storylines, x-factors, predictions and more.
The Final 18 (4/1/19)   (22:34)4-1-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime discuss the Coyotes' stretch run, core players for the future and what has to happen for them to grab the last wild card spot. Then they go around the NHL, looking at the 18 teams that still have a shot, the insane playoff race out East, how the Capitals are...
Do or Die Week for the Coyotes (3/25/19)   (47:49)3-25-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime go in-depth on what is arguably the Coyotes' most important week since 2012 with guests from all three opponents. Then things go off the rails in a hurry. Plus listener questions! A LOT of listener questions...
Trust Issues (3/19/19)   (00:51)3-19-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at the playoff teams they don't quite trust yet, why Vegas is better this year than last, the Coyotes riding a nattie hattie into a wild card spot, Tampa Bay's unparalleled dominance of the entire NHL, Malkin's injury, Toronto's meltdown in Ottawa, an u...
Who Wants the West? (3/12/19)   (14:26)3-12-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at what the top teams in the West are missing, the instant production the Coyotes are getting from returning players, whether the Blackhawks are back in the race, who's out in the East, the Capitals turning it on, Maple Leaf fans losing their minds and ...
Admirably Stupid (3/7/19)   (28:10)3-7-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime - and Matt Layman - look at the suddenly ultra-competitive playoff races in the East and West, how the standings would look different with three-point wins, why the Avalanche could have the top two picks in the draft, potential rule changes in the NHL, Ted L...
Coyote Chemistry (2/27/19)   (23:09)2-27-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime discuss the culture the Coyotes are building, Shane Doan's retirement ceremony, the Blue Jackets going all in at the trade deadline, Mark Stone's trip to Vegas, and the intensifying playoff races in the East and West.
Jerk Store (2/19/19)   (18:09)2-19-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at the approaching NHL trade deadline, why people think the Hurricanes are "jerks" for celebrating wins, the Coyotes' MVP so far, how deep the Blues and Blackhawks can go, strange Stanley Cup odds and more.
NHL Tire Fires (2/12/19)   (59:15)2-12-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at the teams that have completely fallen apart down the stretch, plus Dylan Strome's revival in Chicago, the Blues look like a playoff team, the most important addition the Coyotes have made this season, the big names other than Panarin that could get m...
Matthews Gets Paid (2/9/19)   (04:05)2-9-2019
Luke, Craig and guest Matt Layman look at the short list of true Cup contenders, which offseason acquisitions have made the biggest impact in the NHL this season, what the structure of the Auston Matthews deal means, Conor Garland's climb up the rookie scoring race, how literally...
The Panarin Predicament (1/30/19)   (57:38)1-30-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime debate what the Blue Jackets should do with Artemi Panarin - and how that decision could impact the entire NHL playoffs. Plus, the Leafs are stocking up, the Kings are finally rebuilding, reactions to All-Star weekend, which teams are poised to make a strong...
Summer of Offer Sheets? (1/24/19)   (00:25)1-24-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at a potentially unprecedented crop of RFAs that could be available for the right offer sheet this summer, the current playoff matchups heading into the All-Star break, more significant injuries for the Coyotes who keep winning anyway, the Capitals' tai...
Wretched Wide Open Western Conference Wild Card Wrace (1/17/19)   (51:25)1-17-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at the suddenly chaotic push for playoff spots out West, the latest Coyotes injuries, why exactly the Maple Leafs haven't locked up Auston Matthews yet, Montreal's rise in the Atlantic, sewer fights, the end of the World... Cup and more.
ASU's Greg Powers + Midseason Hardware   (23:42)1-9-2019
Luke, Craig and Jaime talk to ASU head coach Greg Powers about the Sun Devils' rapid rise from club team to ranked D1 program. They also react to the Pettersson and Schmaltz injuries, debate a questionable hit on McDavid and identify who would win each major award at the NHL's ha...
Fixing the All-Star Game (1/3/19)   (16:53)1-3-2019
in the first show of 2019, Luke, Craig and Jaime react to Canada's early elimination from the WJC, fix the All-Star selection process, try to figure out why Dallas is suddenly dysfunctional, give some thoughts on the Winter Classic experience and more...
Holiday Awards (12/26/18)   (21:59)12-26-2018
Luke, Craig and Matt Layman look at Canada's best shot at winning a Cup in 25 years, react to a potetntially season-saving weekend for the Coyotes, prepare for the upcoming World Juniors and hand out some awards at the Christmas break.
An Upside Down Season (12/18/18)   (06:52)12-18-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at the somewhat surprising list of hockey’s five worst teams, wonder how many clubs will offer sheet Auston Matthews if it gets to that point, discuss the changes in Philly, hand the Calder to Pettersson and break down the next tier of Cup contenders.
Stop Talking About Houston (12/12/18)   (03:47)12-12-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime remind everyone that Houston simply existing as a city doesn't mean someone else's NHL team automatically has to move there, examine Alex Ovechkin's place in history, try to make sense of how the Blackhawks are literally the worst team in hockey right now an...
Dave Tippett talks Seattle hockey (12/7/18)   (15:01)12-7-2018
Senior advisor to the Seattle franchise Dave Tippett joins the show to discuss the NHL's newest market and the process of building an expansion team. Plus, Adin Hill steps up, Nylander signs in Toronto, Tampa keeps winning without their goalie and more. 
Coyohawks: the Arizona-Chicago Connection (11/28/18)   (16:19)11-28-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime unravel the latest trade between the Coyotes and Blackhawks with Scott Powers, discuss the Sabres' surge to the top of the NHL, debate whether or not the Leafs will get Nylander signed by the deadline, try to figure out what's going on in Philly and reflect ...
The Art of the PK with Scott Allen (11/20/18)   (11:17)11-20-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime are joined by Arizona assistant coach Scott Allen to discuss the Coyotes' historic run of shorthanded goals and the team's "second by second" mentality on the penalty kill. They also look at the top NHL players under the age of 24, the Penguins' meltdown, wh...
The Chychrun Deal (11/15/18)   (08:56)11-15-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime discuss the ramifications of Jakob Chychrun's return and new deal, rank the eight true Cup contenders, break down the Kings-Penguins trade, look at the litany of goaltender injuries around the league and react to the Hall of Fame inductions. And then Craig g...
Hockey's Hottest Team (11/5/18)   (15:41)11-5-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at the coaching change in LA, the Coyotes’ winning streak, the panic in Toronto, the Elliotte Friedman playoff rule, the slumping Blackhawks and Elias Pettersson’s stranglehold on the Calder race.
Playoffs in the Desert? (10/29/18)   (03:25)10-29-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime react to the Auston Matthews injury, look at the rising Coyotes, discuss coaches on the hot seat and debate whether or not Connor McDavid can drag the Oilers to the playoffs. And then Craig goes off on three-point games.
Plight of the Pacific (10/26/18)   (11:20)10-26-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime discuss what the Coyotes' path to the playoffs would look like, rank the NHL's most surprising Canadian teams, break down the suddenly wide open Pacific and talk to Josh Cooper about what's wrong with LA and Anaheim.
The Matthews vs McDavid Debate (10/15/18)   (11:06)10-15-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime try to solve the Coyotes' early season scoring issues, debate the merits of analytics, discuss the Blackhawks' revival, and get into the one question that might ultimately rip Canada apart: would you rather build around Auston Matthews or Connor McDavid?
Predictions and Early Impressions (10/11/18)   (22:50)10-11-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime react to the first week of the NHL season, looking at why scoring is up, Vegas is down, injuries are everywhere, the Coyotes are outshooting everyone and the Maple Leafs look unstoppable. Then it's prediction time (a week late) for playoff teams and major aw...
Pacific Preview Pt. 2 (10/1/18)   (22:39)10-1-2018
In the final preview before the puck drops on the 2018-19 season, Luke, Craig and Jaime discuss expectations, potential breakout players and keys to a successful year for the Coyotes. Plus a look at what's next for the Golden Knights, how the Ducks plan on navigating their growin...
Pacific Preview Pt. 1 (9/27/18)   (17:45)9-27-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime break down the impact of the Galchenyuk injury, react to the Flyers' horrifying new mascot, preview the Pacific Division with Lisa Dillman and look at the upcoming seasons for Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Erik Karlsson with Swedish correspondent Sebastian Noren.
Central Preview Pt. 2 (9/20/18)   (11:32)9-20-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime break down OEL's new role as the Coyotes' captain, Montreal's decision to try to make Max Domi a center, Erik Karlsson's impact on the Western Conference and more. Then they welcome Jeremy Rutherford of the Athletic in to preview the Blues and the rest of th...
Central Preview Pt. 1 (9/10/18)   (08:20)9-10-2018
Luke and Craig prepare for the start of training camp, look at what the Pacioretty deal means for Montreal, talk to Mike Russo of the Athletic about the upcoming season in Minnesota and preview the Jets and Stars. As a bonus, Craig melts down over the systematic dismantling of th...
Atlantic Preview Pt. 2 (9/4/18)   (02:19)9-4-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime discuss the ramifications of Nate Schmidt's suspension and Blake Wheeler's new deal, then preview the Panthers with Jameson Olive, as well as the Lightning, Canadiens - and even the Sabres - to wrap up the Atlantic Division.
Atlantic Preview Pt. 1 (8/28/18)   (04:30)8-28-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime welcome Scott Wheeler of the Athletic in to discuss how realistic the Maple Leafs' Stanley Cup chances are. They also preview the Bruins and Red Wings, then try to figure out if the Sens actually have a plan moving forward.
Metro Preview Pt. 2 (8/21/18)   (54:52)8-21-2018
Luke and Craig pretend to welcome Jaime back, check in on the Penguins with Josh Yohe of the Athletic and wrap up the Metro previews with a look at what's in store for the Flyers, Devils and whats left of the Islanders.
Metropolitan Preview Pt. 1 (8/17/18)   (55:55)8-17-2018
Luke and Craig start the summer preview series with a look at the Rangers, Blue Jackets and Hurricanes, then are joined by Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post to check in on the defending Stanley Cup champs. They also discuss Brady Tkachuk's options for turning pro right ...
Chayka Interview plus Wild Bill vs Tom Wilson (8/10/18)   (39:03)8-10-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime try to figure out why William Karlsson is basically getting paid the same as Tom Wilson now (except with less term), look at John Gibson's new deal in Anaheim and then are joined by Coyotes GM John Chayka to talk about Arizona's busy summer and the logic beh...
Doan's Impact (8/1/18)   (04:54)8-1-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime are back to talk about the retiring of Shane Doan's number and the legacy he left behind in the desert. They also look at four teams poised to take steps forward - and backward - next season, discuss the Erik Karlsson situation and try to make sense of why t...
Waiting for Karlsson (7/12/18)   (41:24)7-12-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at potential landing spots for Erik Karlsson, explore why Max Pacioretty could be the next talented player to leave Montreal, discuss Anthony Duclair's move to Columbus and react to some late breaking Coyotes news.
Grabner Interview and Free Agency Recap (7/3/18)   (58:19)7-3-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at the impact John Tavares can have in Toronto, try to figure out what Stan Bowman is doing in Chicago, break down the war that's erupting between John Tortorella and Pittsburgh and then talk with Arizona winger Michael Grabner about his decision to joi...
The Natural Hat Trick: The Tavares Domino (6/29/18)   (00:00)6-29-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime preview free agency, look at the most likely landing spots for John Tavares, react to the draft and discuss what's next for the Coyotes.
The Natural Hat Trick: Chucky vs Domi (6/20/18)   (00:21)6-20-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime break down both sides of the Galchenyuk/Domi trade with Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletic Montreal, preview the likely lottery picks in Friday’s NHL Draft, try to figure out where John Tavares and Barry Trotz are going and discuss a flurry of Mike Hoffman...
The Natural Hat Trick: Stanley Cup Hangover (6-14-18)   (49:02)6-14-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime react to the epic party Alex Ovechkin is throwing, break down the ramifications of OEL's contract extension and try to make sense of what's going on in Ottawa.
The Natural Hat Trick: Caps' year (6-6-18)   (40:46)6-6-2018
Luke, Craig and Jaime react to the Caps' seemingly inevitable coronation, debate who the next superstar to feel the pressure of not having a Cup will be once Ovechkin has his and look ahead to the upcoming NHL Draft.
The Natural Hat Trick: What Happens in Vegas (5-31-18)   (44:23)5-31-2018
Luke and Craig look at the first two games of the Stanley Cup, discuss why Vegas being Vegas is good for the NHL and react to some Coyotes trade rumors.
Natural Hat Trick   (50:10)5-24-2018
Luke Lapinski and Craig Morgan preview the Stanley Cup between the Capitals and Knights, and discuss Oliver Ekman-Larsson's contract negotiations.