Luke, Craig and Steve look at the Coyotes' roster following the draft and free agency, debate who could still be on the move, examine the impact their abundance of draft picks in 2022 could have and discuss a few of the big names who have left over the last few weeks. Plus, Jack ... (01:05:19)
Luke, Craig and Steve look at the Conference Finals heading into Game 5, what's next for Oliver Ekman-Larsson and the Coyotes, Rick Tocchet and the final coaching vacancies around the league, how to build a contender without the lottery, listener questions and more.
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Luke, Craig and Steve look at (another) inexplicable first round exit for the Leafs, what it could mean for Auston Matthews long-term in Toronto, the top three Stanley Cup contenders, Conor Garland's impressive run for Team USA in Riga, listner questions and more.
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Luke, Craig and Steve look at the first dominoes to fall for the Coyotes this summer, what's next for the Oilers after getting swept, teams that have impressed in the first two weeks of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Ovechkin's run at Gretzky, officiating in the postseason, listener q... (01:21:04)
Luke, Craig and Steve look at what has stood out from the first week of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the best series so far, the pressure mounting in Toronto and Edmonton, Colorado's impressive start and Tampa's return to elite status. Plus, Conor Garland's next deal, what type of c... (01:28:02)
Luke, Craig and Steve discuss what’s next for Rick Tocchet, what’s next for the Coyotes, the value of picks vs prospects, preview every first round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and more. Plus Luke – and only Luke – gives his Stanley Cup prediction.
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Luke, Craig and Steve look at the historic years that Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid have put together, the one playoff matchup that’s already set, how different the Coyotes could look next season, coaches that might be on the move in the coming weeks, listener questions an... (01:26:18)
As the regular season nears its conclusion, Steve Peters joins Luke and Craig to talk about playoff matchups we’d like to see, what the Coyotes have to do the rest of the way, who they are looking to build around big picture, the rise of the Rangers, the Flames flaming out, qua... (01:24:26)
Luke, Craig and Steve look at the deadline deals making an instant impact around the league, who the Coyotes can turn to for scoring with Conor Garland sidelined, Toronto’s struggles in net, the possibility of another pro team in Arizona, Dmitrij Jaskin’s likely return to the... (01:23:55)
Steve Peters joins Luke and Craig to talk about the Coyotes' goaltending situation, Saturday's showdown with St. Louis, Taylor Hall in Boston, players to protect in the expansion draft, Vancouver's dilemma, Conor Garland's next contract, listener questions and more.
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Steve Peters joins Luke and Craig to discuss the Coyotes’ path to the playoffs over the final month of the season, the job Rick Tocchet has done to keep them in the top four despite injuries to key pieces, teams that should be active around Monday's trade deadline, Jakob Chychr... (01:25:09)
Steve Peters joins Luke and Craig to talk about the season-defining road trip the Coyotes are on right now, the trade deadline, Conor Garland's future, the Eric Staal trade, the pressure-packed North Division, playoff battles down the stretch and more. Plus, listener questions.
Longtime Coyotes video coach Steve Peters joins Luke and Craig to discuss Cup contenders, the Coyotes' best path to the playoffs, two games in April that could decide everything, the 2021 trade deadline, makeup calls and more. Plus, listener questions.
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Luke and Craig look at the frontrunners for major awards around the NHL at the halfway mark of the 2021 season, changes to the draft lottery, what the new TV deal means for the league, who the Coyotes have to pass to get back to the playoffs and what they'd have to do to make it ... (01:16:28)
Luke and Craig look at the Coyotes' bounceback win over the Kings, the pivotal stretch coming up, the Leafs' likely path to the Cup, teams melting down around them in the North Division, listener questions and more. Plus, Michael Russo of The Athletic calls in to share some insig... (01:14:47)
With the Coyotes' season a third of the way done already, Luke and Craig look at the good and bad so far. Plus three-goal rallies, Montreal somehow overachieving and panicking at the same time, lots of listener questions and more.
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Luke and Craig look at the Coyotes’ never ending series with St. Louis, the Penguins’ new front office, the Panthers’ (and Blackhawks’) surprising starts and the insanity of the Canadian Division. Plus, the emergence of Arizona’s young core, listener questions and more.... (01:16:57)
Luke, Craig and someone else look at what the Coyotes are doing well through the first eight games, what they need to work on and how the defense might be changing. Plus, two former Coyotes are watching their careers head in much different directions, the Oilers are wasting Conno... (01:24:12)
Luke and Craig look at the Coyotes' opening series against San Jose, and the fast starts for Conor Garland, OEL, Clayton Keller and Phil Kessel. Plus, Connor McDavid embarrasses more defenders, expectations for Barrett Hayton, a season full of four point games, the overrated Cana... (01:02:04)
Conor Garland joins the show to talk Coyotes hockey, going to the net, how his game has evolved from the AHL to the NHL, goal celebrations, the value of coffee, trash talkers, who should win the Super Bowl and more. Plus, Luke and Craig predict who's making the playoffs in the re... (01:07:59)
Luke, Craig -- and Jaime this week -- debate the top five players at each position, look at the NHL's potential return next month, what it means for the Coyotes and more. Plus, Arizona State head coach Greg Powers and assistant Alex Hicks join the show to talk about building the ... (01:36:17)
Craig and Luke reflect on the lasting impact Leighton Accardo has made on the Arizona Coyotes and hockey in the Valley. They also look at potential start dates for the NHL season, obstacles the league has to clear, retro jerseys, McDavid and Matthews skating in the desert, the Co... (55:53)
Luke and Craig are joined by Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata all the way from the Czech Republic to talk about their time with the Coyotes, road trips, crazy teammates, life after the NHL and more.
Luke and Craig talk to Sebastian Noren about the Coyotes' acquisitions, and why keeping Darcy Kuemper and Oliver Ekman-Larsson means this isn't really a rebuild after all. Plus a look at Taylor Hall's odd decision, potential realignment for just the upcoming year, the best and wo... (01:11:12)
Luke, Craig and Jaime react to the latest Coyotes' trade rumors, Tampa winning the Cup, Lundqvist leaving New York, listener questions and more. Plus, Luke and Craig say goodbye to Jaime... for now.
Luke, Craig and Jaime talk to Jeremy Rutherford of the Athletic to get his thoughts on the Coyotes naming Bill Armstrong as their new GM. Plus a preview of the Tampa-Dallas Stanley Cup, a look at leading Conn Smythe candidates and more.
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Luke, Craig and Jaime look at why the Coyotes need to hire a GM soon, when they might do it and just how crazy this offseason could get with potential trades. Plus, high end goalies that might be available this offseason, the Lightning look unstoppable, Vegas and Dallas could go ... (01:07:04)
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at the top candidates to be the Coyotes' next GM, how different the team could look in a few months and how much that actually effects next season. Plus, seven teams left in the bubble, the next generation of great defensemen, listener questions and mor... (01:10:13)
Luke, Craig and Matt Layman put a bow on the first round, look ahead to the second round, evaluate what we saw from the Coyotes - both agaist the Avalanche and over the course of the entire season - debate what's next for the team, answer listener questions and more.
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Luke, Craig and Jaime react to the Coyotes' win over Nashville, what it means for hockey in Arizona and what to expect in the next round. Plus a look at a crazy Qualifying Round across the NHL, possible playoff expansion in the future, Monday's draft lottery, teams that have majo... (01:23:56)
Luke and Craig preview each series of the Qualifying Round in the Western Conference, just hours before they drop the puck. Plus, potential new GMs -- and arena plans -- for the Coyotes, listener questions and more.
Luke, Craig and Jaime answer listener questions, send the Coyotes off to the bubble in Edmonton, give their thoughts on the NHL’s 32nd franchise, look at a potential realignment plan the league doesn’t seem to be considering and more.
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Luke, Craig and Jaime look at AZ Coyotes Insider's five ways the team can improve its scoring for the playoffs, the NHL schedule going forward, growing optimism that the Stanley Cup will actually be hoisted in 2020, training camps starting, the remarkable new CBA and more. Plus, ... (01:32:04)
Luke, Craig and Jaime reunite to look at who does (and definitely does not) deserve to win the second draft lottery, how Phil Kessel can redeem his entire season in the span of two weeks, why the Coyotes might actually be the more talented team in their series with Nashville, the... (01:19:59)
Luke and Jaime look at Phase 2 of the NHL's return, set the stage for future podcasts in July and beyond, try to make sense of whatever the Sabres are doing and prepare for the NHL Draft Lottery.
Luke, Craig and Jaime find their alternate careers, look at potential draft scenarios with the end of the season still up in the air, debate how trade compensation gets paid out if we don't have playoffs, answer listener questions and more.
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Luke, Craig and Matt Layman look at the biggest four-game stretch the Coyotes have had in years, potential first round playoff matchups, the end of the Hart Trophy race, the injury that means Tampa could be in trouble in the first round again, listener questions, listener questio... (01:21:01)
Luke, Craig and Matt Layman look at which teams seized the moment at the trade deadline, the playoff "locks" with five weeks to go, how the Coyotes must navigate the stretch run, who needs to step up, the return of Darcy Kuemper, Ovi hitting 700 (and 701), David Ayres taking two ... (01:14:54)
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at which teams could add pieces before Monday's deadline, which players might be available, how the Coyotes can manage their schedule if Antti Raanta keeps playing well, Arizona's first 20-goal scorer in two years, how the top of every division is still... (01:10:58)
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at which teams should be buyers and sellers at the deadline, who the Coyotes' goalie is at this point, the Zucker-to-Pittsburgh deal, Ovechkin's puruit of 700 goals, why the top five teams might all be in the East now, listener questions and more.
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Luke, Craig and Jaime look at Ovechkin's dominance, Conor Garland's rise to the top of the Coyotes' MVP race, playoff matchups with two months to go, Toronto's new goalie, Dustin Byfuglien's future, how Mark Giordano's injury impacts the Pacific race, listener questions and more.... (01:22:57)
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at what the Coyotes need to do in these final two months to make the playoffs, the Battle of Alberta, players that could be available at the trade deadline, playoff matchups you want to see, listener questions and more.
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Luke, Craig and Jaime sort through the mess at the top of the Pacific Division, look at some of the top duos in NHL history, react to the Blackhawks' return to relevance, try to make sense of what's happening to the currently-outside-the-playoffs Leafs, answer listener questions ... (01:23:51)
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at why Vegas went crazy, Taylor Hall's instant impact in the desert, Kassian vs Tkachuk, Toronto's suddenly urgent issues on the blue line, how to fix the All-Star Game, listener questions and more.
Luke, Craig (from Raleigh) and Jaime look at how the Coyotes have handled injuries to their No. 1 and No. 2 goalies, debunk any thoughts of them dealing Taylor Hall away, reassess the top of the Atlantic division, debate Matthews vs Ovechkin vs Pasta for the Rocket Richard, answe... (56:58)
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at how the Coyotes can navigate the Kuemper injury, 20 of the biggest moments of the century, the World Juniors, the Blackhawks' decimated blue line, listener questions and more.
Luke, Craig and Jaime break down the Taylor Hall deal from every possible angle, explore the top contenders in the West now, look at Andrei Svechnikov's burgeoning lacrosse career, debate the best playoff paths for Tampa and Toronto, answer a lot of listener questions and more.
Potential trade targets for the Coyotes, who can challenge Boston and Washington, crazy coaching turnover, a new Hart contender, playoff matchups as we near the halfway point, the evolution of personal conduct in the NHL, listener questions and more.
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Luke, Craig, Jaime and Matt Layman look at which team is most likely to land Taylor Hall if the Devils sell him off, where he'd rank among the all-time Coyotes if they somehow landed him and what exactly is wrong with the Maple Leafs. Plus a new contender enters the Vezina race, ... (01:04:55)
Luke, Craig and Matt Layman talk to Daniel Nugent-Bowman about the Pacific leading Oilers and how far they can go with two dominant players. Plus a look at how the Coyotes might shuffle their blue line when Niklas Hjalmarsson returns, the surging Dallas Stars, Mike Babcock's futu... (01:17:31)
Luke, Craig and Jaime react to the Mike Babcock firing, discuss why the Coyotes shouldn't (and aren't) even consider dealing one of their goalies, look at the biggest disappointments around the NHL at the quarter mark, ponder who the Coyotes' most valuable skater has been so far,... (01:23:34)
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at the COyotes' impressive run through D.C. and St. Louis, Chayka's new deal, the Rookie of the Year race, injuries to Sidney Crosby and Mitch Marner, the Blackhawks' new plan of attack, the Sabres' annual meltdown, listener questions and more.
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Luke, Craig and Jaime dispel the odd myth that the speedy Coyotes are somehow “slow”, compare Darcy Kuemper to the top goalies in the world right now, debate if the Bruins are the team to beat, discuss Barrett Hayton’s immediate future, try to figure out what’s wrong with... (01:33:00)
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at the best start to a Coyotes' season in recent memory and debate what exactly their ceiling is. Plus, the Avalanche look unstoppable, the Knights are scuffling, the NHL's luckiest and unluckiest teams, why the Sabres could ruing Jaime's life, listener... (01:09:27)
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at how the Coyotes can keep playing at a high level without Niklas Hjalmarsson, possible trade destinations if Taylor Hall becomes available, goalies around the NHL who have struggled, the most disappointing teams of the first two weeks, who the first c... (01:16:17)
Luke, Craig and Jaime try to decide what's real and what's an illusion one week into the season. The Shark, Penguins and Jets look like they're in trouble, James Neal and the Oilers seem like the perfect fit and the Coyotes are doing everything they need to do... except score goa... (01:04:50)
Rick Tocchet joins Luke, Craig and Jaime to talk about expectations for the Coyotes this season, roster construction, Barrett Hayton's development, the arrival of Phil Kessel, how the goalie situation will be handled and more. Plus listener questions and a look around the league ... (01:32:44)
Luke, Craig and the other guy talk about labor peace, discuss RFA signings, look at the Coyotes' first three preseason games, answer listener questons and preview the Central Division - home to the defending champion Blues, the polarizing Avalanche, the middling Blackhawks and th... (01:28:03)
Luke, Craig and Jaime look ahead to the Coyotes' preseason opener, address some RFA signings and preview the Atlantic Division - home to arguably the three best teams in hockey. Plus an update on the revamped Florida Panthers with George Richards.
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Luke, Craig and Jaime look at the NHL's best goalie tandems, what an eight division realignment would mean for the Coyotes, Toronto fans freaking out over Auston Matthews' comments, Toronto fans freaking out over Max Domi's comments, McDavid's rehab, Puljujarvi's exit, listener q... (52:09)
Luke, Craig and Jaime look at the Coyotes' most important five players for the upcoming season, Tampa Bay's motivation, Minnesota's new GM, Vancouver's plan, the RFA stalemates around the NHL, listener questions and more. Plus, Craig sings some sort of song.
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Luke, Jaime and not Craig debate who to trust in the West, why the Sabres were able to build a great jersey but not a great team, Barrett Hayton vs Phil Kessel, all or nothing for Winnipeg, Toronto's next captain and where fighting fits in today's NHL. Plus listener questions and... (01:12:49)
Luke, Craig and Jaime try to figure out why so many big name RFAs remain unsigned, look at which teams will be nationally televised the most this season, discuss which of them you'd most want to watch, debate what kind of role Shane Doan could potentially take on with the Coyotes... (01:00:28)
Luke, Craig and Jaime react to Thursday's news conference introducing Alex Meruelo as the Coyotes' new majority owner, debate whether or not the Lightning just invested way too much money in goaltending, pick a landing spot for Kevin Shattenkirk (and Peter Chiarelli), answer list... (01:11:54)
In a very special episode of the Natural Hat Trick podcast, Luke, Craig and Jaime combine all their brain power to build the 2019-20 All-Nattie Hattie Team. They also try to figure out how the Oilers managed to trade Milan Lucic, discuss which Coyotes they're most interested in w... (59:14)
Luke, Craig and Jaime debate some of the best and worst contracts around the NHL, discuss the Coyotes’ philosophy on roster construction, look at the top remaining unsigned UFAs on the market, ring the cowbell, answer listener questions and more.
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Luke and Jaime - and even Craig, who calls in from the forest - react to the Blackhawks trade, look at the most improved teams, debate Kessel's overall impact, look for deeper meaning in Seattle's new NHL page, answer listener questions and more.
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Luke, Craig and Matt Layman - and Jaime somehow - examine the impact of the Kessel trade, talk to Rick Carpiniello about the revamped Rangers, react to free agency across the league, look at the most compelling teams of the summer, answer listener questions and more.
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Luke, Craig and Jaime break down the Coyotes' trade for Carl Soderberg, look back at the draft, quickly discuss their experience at the Awards Show in Vegas, talk potential trades and Roberto Luongo's retirement, look ahead to next week's free agent frenzy and more..
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Luke, Craig and Jaime react to the Trouba trade, Karlsson's new contract, the Penguins-Blackhawks deal and Anaheim finally choosing a coach. Then they preview the upcoming draft, prepare for a road trip to Vegas for the Awards Show and answer listener questions.
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Luke, Craig and Jaime react to the Blues winning their first Stanley Cup, their sustainability going forward and what happened to the Bruins in Game 7. Then they react to the new Coyotes' ownership rumors, answer listener questions and more.
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Luke, Craig, and Jaime prepare for what is now a best-of-three series between Boston and St. Louis, react to the Marleau-to-Arizona rumors, look at some of this summer's top free agents, check in with Sebastian Noren at the Stanley Cup, answer a lot of listener questions and more... (01:10:23)
Luke, Craig and Jaime react to the first two games of the Stanley Cup, then look at potential Phil Kessel trades, who the Coyotes could target this summer, Toronto's potential Marner problem, Tippett's impact in Edmonton, listener questions and more.
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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/... (01:07:14)
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... (34:52)
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...
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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... (01:34:07)
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... (01:40:45)
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... (01:14:41)
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... (01:22:34)
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...
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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... (01:00:51)
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 ... (01:14:26)
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... (01:28:10)