On the tenth episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, we’ll visit again with Brandon Share-Cohen to cover the news around the NHL including the big signing by the Toronto Maple Leafs who locked in their star center for another five seasons in Auston Matthews.
Then, we make a call to our neighbour in Edmonton and chat with Allan Mitchell, (aka Lowetide) from TSN 1260 and The Athletic who will come in and talk all things the Edmonton Oilers. What’s going on with the Oilers who have lost three in a row and embarrassed themselves against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday? Are they out the running in the Western Conference or do they still stand a chance with a couple minor moves?
What to Expect on the Podcast This Week…
Segment 1: Brandon Share-Cohen Covers the News
Brandon joins us again to go over all the news in the NHL including the Maple Leafs, the NHL trade deadline, restricted free agents and how the landscape of free agency will change now that Matthews is signed. We talk about a couple of trades in the NHL and news on Mikko Koivu going down to injury and what that means for the Minnesota Wild.
Brandon will be a regular on the podcast, for the most part, helping us navigate what’s happening on a constant basis and he’ll be a busy man over the next couple weeks as news breaks on trades and signings.
Segment 2: One-on-One Interview with Lowtide
In the second segment of the show, we chat with Allan Mitchell (Lowetide) of TSN 1260, Lowetide.ca and The Athletic. Allan stopped in by phone to answer questions about the Oilers recent struggles, what’s next for them in terms of player movement, the GM search, and the trade deadline that is quickly approaching.
Will the team keep Cam Talbot? Will they move Alex Chiasson? How likely is it that Keith Gretzky stays the GM of the team past this season? There is a lot going on in Edmonton and Connor McDavid has a front row seat to the mess that could take years to clean up.
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Jim Parsons is a senior THW freelance writer, part-time journalist and audio/video host who lives, eats, sleeps and breathes NHL news and rumors, while also writing features on the Edmonton Oilers. He’s been a trusted source for five-plus years at The Hockey Writers, but more than that, he’s on a mission to keep readers up to date with the latest NHL rumors and trade talk. Jim is a daily must for readers who want to be “in the know.”