Welcome back to the Fantasy Hockey Hacks Podcast! In the seventh episode of the podcast, Devon and Bruce discuss the NHL playoffs (playoff previews for each series), news from around the NHL, and our picks for the NHL Bracket Challenge.
Hockey News | May 10 – May 17
- Jack Eichel’s notes “Disconnect” with the Buffalo Sabres, speculation and rumours begin circulating.
- Does he end up somewhere else next season?
- Who are likely trade partners or destinations for Eichel?
- According to Elliott Friedman, the most likely destination would be NYR.
Friedman: The Rangers are the team everyone is looking at for a Jack Eichel trade:https://t.co/Jo22gXmmJV
— DFO Hockey Rundown (@DFOHockey) May 16, 2021
- Marc-Andre Fleury and Robin Lehner win the William M. Jennings Trophy as the goalie tandem that allowed the fewest goals.
- The honor is awarded to the “goaltender(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it” in the regular season.
- Fleury finished the regular season with a 26-10-0 record, 1.98 GAA, .928 SV% and 6 shutouts.
- Lehner went 13-4-2 in 19 starts with a 2.29 GAA, .913 SV% and 1 shutout.
- New York Rangers fire coach David Quinn. President and GM, Chris Drury, will begin searching for a replacement immediately.
- Second tour of duty for John Tortorella?
- Other replacement options include:
- Rick Tocchet
- Mike Babcock
- Bruce Boudreau
- Gerard Gallant – Frank Seravalli mentioned that the NYR have shown interest in Gallant.
- Claud Julien
- According to Frank Seravalli, Tyson Barrie is set to test free agency after this season.
INSIDER TRADING: #TSNHockey Insiders discuss…
– #NYR interest on Gerard Gallant
– Latest on Oilers and pending UFAs Adam Larsson & RNH; Tyson Barrie expected to test market
– Why Nolan Patrick is a name to watch this summer
— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) May 13, 2021
- Paul Stastny hit the 1000 games played milestone on Tuesday, May 11th.
- Colorado Avalanche win their final game of the season against the LA Kings, clinch division and President’s Trophy.
- Capitals win first game of the series after OT winner by Nic Dowd.
gonna watch this on repeat for a bit if y’all don’t mind…
feel free to join us pic.twitter.com/7yLrxNHLqx
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) May 16, 2021
- Islanders take 1-0 series lead after Kyle Palmieri scores OT winner, his second of the day.
KYLE PALMIERI ENDS IT IN OT! 🚨
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 16, 2021
- Minnesota Wild go up 1-0 after Joel Eriksson Ek’s OT winner.
— NHL on NBC Sports (@NHLonNBCSports) May 16, 2021
- Brayden Point plays hero with GWG (2 goals on the night) in 5-4 regulation win over the Panthers.
Clutch once again!
— NHL (@NHL) May 17, 2021
- Nikita Kucherov has 2 goals and 1 assist after missing the regular season. 19:21 Ice Time.
- Victor Hedman has three assists in 25:17 of ice time.
Devon’s Playoff Predictions:
— x – Fantasy Hockey Hacks (@FHHacks) May 15, 2021
Bruce’s Playoff Predictions:
— x – Fantasy Hockey Hacks (@FHHacks) May 17, 2021