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Hockey Central

531 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 19 hours ago - ★★★★ - 655 ratings

Can’t-miss radio for hockey fans as Jeff Marek, David Amber, Anthony Stewart, and Justin Bourne break down all the stories from around the NHL.

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May 11: It’s Almost Playoff Time!

May 11, 2021 16:59 - 31.9 MB

Nick Alberga guest hosts with Justin and Anthony as they take a look at the upcoming playoffs, why it’s important for the Maple Leafs to have a good goaltending tandem, and losing streaks heading into the postseason. NHL Network Analyst Scott Hartnell talks about the Flyers’ disappointing season, what Nick Foligno brings to the Leafs, […]

May 10: The Connor McDavid Show

May 10, 2021 17:02 - 32.3 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony talk about if there is really a goaltending controversy brewing in Toronto, Connor McDavid’s ability to make highlight reel plays, and how he would fare in the Wayne Gretzky era. Chris Johnston weighs in on Jack Eichel’s comments about a disconnect with the Sabres, if this becomes a difficult trade for […]

May 7: The Evolution Of Skill Is Taking Over The NHL

May 07, 2021 18:12 - 32.2 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony talk about Auston Matthews’ incredible season, Connor Bedard’s performance at the Under-18 Championships, and players’ taking their skills to a new level. Blues Analyst Darren Pang reflects on David Backes’ final game in St. Louis, this season for the Blues’ newcomers, and how they match up with potential playoff opponents. The […]

May 6: The Fisticuffs Fly Between The Rangers And Caps

May 06, 2021 16:59 - 31.8 MB

Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman joins Jeff, Justin and Anthony to talk about the fight-filled night between New York and Washington, the Rangers overhauling their front office, and more. The panel weighs in on the Senators play of late, the Maple Leafs’ goaltending situation heading into the playoffs, and why Tyler Toffoli may be […]

May 5: The Rangers Speak Out On Wilson

May 05, 2021 17:02 - 31.9 MB

Jeff and Justin react to the New York Rangers’ statement regarding the lack of a suspension for Tom Wilson, why they did it, and what to expect in their rematch against the Washington Capitals. NHL on Sportsnet’s Mike Futa talks about his secret love for wrestling, what he didn’t like about the Wilson incident, and […]

May 4: Tom Wilson Pulls A Tom Wilson

May 04, 2021 16:59 - 32.2 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony discuss the Tom Wilson incident against the New York Rangers. The panel looks at the Maple Leafs’ loss to the Canadiens, Cole Caufield’s OT winner, and why the Senators might be a good team in the very near future. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the […]

May 3: Leafs Extend The Streak!

May 03, 2021 17:02 - 32.8 MB

Jeff and Justin discuss what we might see from the Maple Leafs in their remaining games, Rasmus Sandin getting into the lineup in the playoffs, and which teams might have a big roster overhaul this off-season. Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston stops by to talk about overtime, what happened to the Canucks this season, and how Seattle […]

April 30: The Wayne Train Causes Media Outrage!

April 30, 2021 17:12 - 32.3 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony look back on Wayne Simmonds’ fight with Alex Edler, Auston Matthews’ quest for 40 goals in a shortened season and more. Maple Leafs defenseman Rasmus Sandin stops by to talk about the differences in his game since coming into the NHL, getting more ice time, and playing on the powerplay with […]

April 29: Auston Matthews Weaves Some Magic

April 29, 2021 17:05 - 32.3 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony look back on Auston Matthews’ great goal, Jack Campbell’s solid performance, and the Canucks’ season slipping away. Team Canada Head Coach Gerard Gallant stops by to talk about what he’s been up to during his time away from the game, actually getting to watch and enjoy hockey, and how difficult it […]

April 28: Getting Ready For A Leafs-Habs Battle

April 28, 2021 17:07 - 32.1 MB

Leafs Nation pre- and post-game analyst Gord Stellick joins David and Justin to tee up the Maple Leafs-Canadiens matchup, if Rasmus Sandin has earned a spot in the Leafs’ top-six defence group, and how much shuffling Sheldon Keefe might do down the stretch. Stars Special Assistant to the President, Marty Turco, chats with the guys […]

April 27: Connor McDavid Puts On A Show Again

April 27, 2021 17:21 - 32.2 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony talk about Connor McDavid’s incredible season, his ability to move at blinding speeds even with the puck, and putting rookie players in the right position to succeed. Canadiens analyst PJ Stock discusses if the Habs saved their season with a win, expectations for Cole Caufield, and how they match-up in a […]

April 26: Leafs Locked Into Top Spot In The North?

April 26, 2021 17:17 - 33.1 MB

Jeff and Justin discuss the Maple Leafs’ win over the Jets, their new “playoff” style, and if they have laid claim to top spot in the North Division. Hockey Night in Canada’s Chris Cuthbert reacts to Nik Ehlers season ending injury and the effect on the Jets, the bad blood between Toronto and Winnipeg, and […]

April 23: Leafs Get Back On The Winning Track

April 23, 2021 17:57 - 32.1 MB

Jeff and Justin look back on the Maple Leafs’ win over the Jets, John Tavares’ play of late, and what to expect in the next matchup between the two teams. Shane Doan stops by to talk about his new gig with Hockey Canada, his first year in a management position with the Coyotes, and his […]

April 22: Foligno Makes His Leaf Debut

April 22, 2021 17:08 - 31.7 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony look at what to expect from Nick Foligno in his debut and where he fits in the Maple Leafs’ lineup. Sportsnet’s Sean Reynolds discusses the Winnipeg Jets’ season, if they’ve exceeded expectations, and the impact Nik Ehlers has had on the roster. Capitals GM Brian MacLellan looks back on his trade […]

April 21: Big Save Dave Doesn’t Live Up To The Nickname

April 21, 2021 17:07 - 32.5 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony react to the Leafs’ brutal loss to the Canucks, David Rittich’s performance and the Canucks’ chances of getting back into the playoff race. Kevin Woodley, of NHL.com and InGoal Magazine, discusses Toronto’s decision to start Rittich instead of Jack Campbell, what happened on some of the goals, and to give a […]

April 20: What Do The Leafs Do Without Hyman?

April 20, 2021 17:02 - 31.8 MB

Jeff and Justin look at why the Maple Leafs have struggled on the powerplay, who benefits from Zach Hyman missing time, and if the Flames can really get into the playoffs. Vegas analyst Mike McKenna talks about how impressive Patrick Marleau’s games played record is, how many NHL players actually love the game, and the […]

April 19: A Feel Good Ending In Vancouver

April 19, 2021 17:32 - 34.3 MB

Jeff and Anthony discuss the Maple Leafs’ loss to the Canucks, what is wrong with the Toronto powerplay and what needs to change. What did the win mean for the Canucks organisation after all they’ve gone through? The panel breaks it down. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts […]

April 16: Goalie Talk with Kevin Woodley

April 16, 2021 17:58 - 32.9 MB

Jeff and Justin dissect the Maple Leafs’ 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, discuss the Canucks’ schedule being postponed further, and Justin shares why he likes the Canadiens to bounce back against the Flames. Kevin Woodley of In-Goal Magazine & NHL.com goes in-depth on Toronto’s goaltending position, including why he believes David Rittich is a good […]

April 15: The Canucks gear up for their return

April 15, 2021 17:48 - 31.5 MB

Jeff and Justin go around the league discussing Auston Matthews being ruled out for tonight’s game, Rodion Amirov signing his entry-level contract, the future of the Flames, and JT Miller’s comments on the Vancouver Canucks’ return to play. Jeff and Justin bring Sportsnet’s Iain MacIntyre in on the Canucks conversation: is the team physically fit […]

April 13: Recapping the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

April 13, 2021 17:39 - 32.1 MB

Jeff and Justin open the show with their thoughts on the NHL Trade Deadline, before getting into what went wrong for the Maple Leafs against Montreal, and David Rittich likely facing the Flames tonight. Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston discusses the Jets’ trade deadline, the Red Wings dealing Anthony Mantha, Frederik Andersen’s status, and the Canadiens being […]

April 12: It’s NHL Trade Deadline Day!

April 12, 2021 18:29 - 64.9 MB

Nick Alberga and Gord Stellick host. Nick and Gord react to the trades made so far; notably the Maple Leafs acquiring Nick Foligno and using their first-round pick to do so. Sportsnet’s Colby Armstrong weighs-in on the day’s moves, including Jeff Carter heading to Pittsburgh and the price Toronto paid for Foligno. Former NHL coach Bruce Boudreau […]

April 12: : It’s NHL Trade Deadline Day!

April 12, 2021 18:29 - 64.9 MB

Nick Alberga and Gord Stellick host. Nick and Gord react to the trades made so far; notably the Maple Leafs acquiring Nick Foligno and using their first-round pick to do so. Sportsnet’s Colby Armstrong weighs-in on the day’s moves, including Jeff Carter heading to Pittsburgh and the price Toronto paid for Foligno. Former NHL coach Bruce Boudreau […]

April 9: Chatting with the Legendary Scotty Bowman

April 09, 2021 17:03 - 32.1 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony are joined by hockey icon Scotty Bowman to talk about coaching at a young age, an NHL rule that he would like to change, and much more. The panel discusses Edmonton’s dominance over Ottawa, and the Islanders getting another win. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of […]

April 8: Jack Campbell, The Undisputed No. 1 Goalie in Toronto?

April 08, 2021 17:09 - 32.3 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony look back at Jack Campbell’s record setting performance, why players like to play for him, and the Maple Leafs’ performance without William Nylander. Sportsnet’s Sam Cosentino talks about WHL phenom Connor Bedard, how valuable first round picks will be this year, and NHL comparisons for top prospect Owen Power. The views […]

April 7: Getting Ready For Another Toronto-Montreal Battle

April 07, 2021 16:58 - 31.4 MB

Nick, Justin and Anthony look at why a Maple Leafs-Canadiens rivalry is good for the NHL, if there should be concern that Freddy Andersen hasn’t skated in a while, and take a look around the rest of the league. Sportsnet’s Eric Engels looks at the Canadiens with their injuries to Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher, […]

April 6: Maple Leafs’ Powerplay Back On Track

April 06, 2021 17:00 - 31.5 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony discuss the Leafs’ win over the Flames, the powerplay finally scoring a goal, Auston Matthews being “back” and what’s going on with Calgary. Panthers TV Analyst Randy Moller stops by to talk about the great season for Florida, Sasha Barkov’s elite talent, and what Jonathan Huberdeau brings to the team’s offensive […]

April 5: What’s Next For The Canucks?

April 05, 2021 17:09 - 32.2 MB

Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman joins Jeff, Justin and Anthony to talk about the new positive tests for the Canucks over the weekend, what the rest of their season could look like, and how the NHL is handling the situation. The panel weighs in on the Devils having Kyle Palmieri sit out, reaction to […]

April 2: Trouble Brewing In Vancouver?

April 02, 2021 17:02 - 31.3 MB

Jeff and Justin are joined by Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy to give an update on the Canucks’ COVID-19 situation and gives his take on how this affect’s the remainder of their season and the trade deadline plans. Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman stops by to talk about being appointed the GM of the US Men’s Olympic hockey […]

March 31: Having A Look At The Farm

March 31, 2021 16:58 - 31.5 MB

Jeff and Justin are joined by Toronto Marlies play-by-play voice Todd Crocker to talk about Alex Galchenyuk’s stint with the club, Nick Robertson’s role once he gets up with the Maple Leafs, and which defenceman could step up if someone misses time. Predators Radio Analyst Hal Gill chats with the guys about Nashville’s winning streak, […]

March 30: A Tough Finish Against the Oilers

March 30, 2021 17:16 - 32.5 MB

Jeff and Justin are joined by Maple Leafs radio analyst Jim Ralph to talk about Alex Galchenyuk’s early impact, if he’s worried about the goaltending situation, and which potential playoff matchup might worry the Leafs. Sara Civian of The Athletic stops by to discuss the Hurricanes’ great season, the excellent goaltending the team has gotten, […]

March 29: The Leafs Take Out The Oilers Again

March 29, 2021 17:09 - 32.2 MB

Jeff and Justin discuss the 20th anniversary of Tie Domi getting into it with a fan in Philadelphia, Jack Campbell’s ability to make a timely save, and if we learned something about the Leafs in their Saturday night win over the Oilers. Hockey Night in Canada’s Jennifer Botterill stops by to talk about the importance […]

March 26: Sheldon Keefe Chats Everything Leafs

March 26, 2021 17:01 - 32.3 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony kick off the show with Chris Johnston, chatting about new quarantine rules, which team might get the last playoff spot in the North Division, and what to do with the Buffalo Sabres. Maple Leafs Head Coach Sheldon Keefe stops by to discuss his relationship with Kyle Dubas, Wayne Simmonds’ impact on-and-off […]

March 25: An Avalanche of Talent

March 25, 2021 17:17 - 29.7 MB

Colorado Avalanche Analyst Peter McNab discusses Cale Makar’s ceiling, Nathan MacKinnon’s candidacy for the Hart Trophy, and reflects on the life of Blues legend Bob Plager. Plus, a discussion on what trades changed your view of hockey as kids, and a look around the North Division after a positive COVID-19 test with the Montreal Canadiens. […]

March 24: NHL Referees In The Spotlight

March 24, 2021 16:59 - 31.5 MB

NHL Network analyst Ryan Callahan joins guest host Nick Alberga and Justin to chat about Tim Peel’s mic slip, conversations with officials during games, and the Lightning’s incredible season. NESN’s Billy Jaffe looks at the offensive struggles for the Bruins, what they might do ahead of the trade deadline, and the other teams in the […]

March 23: COVID-19 Troubles In Montreal?

March 23, 2021 17:04 - 32.4 MB

TVA’s Louis Jean joins Jeff, Justin and Anthony to update the guys on the COVID-19 situation in Montreal, what the team might do ahead of the deadline, and what differences he’s seen from the club under Dom Ducharme. Vegas Golden Knights Insider and Radio Analyst Gary Lawless, chats about how great Marc-Andre Fleury and Mark […]

March 22: Goalie Controversy? Not So Fast

March 22, 2021 17:02 - 32.4 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony discuss the idea of a goalie controversy in Toronto, the Canucks’ playoff chances, and how Connor McDavid has played since being shutout by the Maple Leafs. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stops by to give an Olympic update, discuss the ESPN media rights deal and what’s next, as well as the […]

March 19: The Leafs Get Back At It

March 19, 2021 17:11 - 32 MB

David and Justin are joined by NHL on Sportsnet’s Colby Armstrong to discuss the Maple Leafs getting back to full strength, keeping your body in shape during the season, and why it’s sometimes hard to point the finger at Frederik Andersen when the team struggles. Hockey Night in Canada’s Harnarayan Singh looks at how his […]

March 18: A Look Around The North Division

March 18, 2021 17:01 - 32 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony open the show looking at the Rangers’ blowout win over the Flyers, the role of coaches in the NHL, and more. Hockey Night in Canada’s Kevin Bieksa drops by to talk about success under certain coaches, why Tyson Barrie’s game has worked in Edmonton, and what the Canucks should do as […]

March 17: Krueger Dismissed In Buffalo

March 17, 2021 17:05 - 31.9 MB

Jeff and Justin kick off the show reacting to the Sabres firing Head Coach Ralph Krueger. Penguins President of Hockey Operations, Brian Burke, stops by to talk about life in Pittsburgh, how the team has played since he arrived, and Brandon Tanev’s hit on Jarred Tinordi. Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News chats about the […]

March 16: Kyle Dubas Speaks

March 16, 2021 17:02 - 36 MB

Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas holds his mid-season media availability. Sportsnet’s Luke Fox stops by with Jeff, Justin and Anthony to react to the media conference, discuss what the Leafs might do before the trade deadline, and the play of Frederik Andersen. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts […]

March 15: Leafs in a slump, Flames sparked by Sutter

March 15, 2021 17:02 - 32.6 MB

Jeff, Anthony and Justin opine on how concerned Maple Leafs fans should be about the squad after losing five of six games. Which type of player should Toronto GM Kyle Dubas be adding to his roster? Should the Jets make a move to improve their blue line? Sportsnet’s Flames beat reporter Eric Francis on how […]

March 12: Silky Smooth Auston Matthews

March 12, 2021 17:59 - 32.1 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony are joined by Stanley Cup champion Mike Futa to talk about Auston Matthews’ goal scoring abilities, William Nylander’s impressive performance, and what’s going on with Patrik Laine and John Tortorella in Columbus. Sportsnet’s Sam Cosentino chats about the draft being pushed to July, how teams are managing to scout this year, […]

March 11: A Gamechanger for the NHL

March 11, 2021 18:51 - 31.5 MB

Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman joins Jeff, Justin and Anthony to talk about ESPN’s deal with the NHL, what to expect from another upcoming rights deal, and how Canadian teams might approach the trade market. The panel discusses what changes the NHL has made since the beginning of the pandemic and what will stay, […]

March 10: The Leafs’ Skid Hits Three

March 10, 2021 18:00 - 31.1 MB

Jeff and Justin discuss the impact of ESPN’s rights deal with the NHL, Connor Hellebuyck’s performance against Toronto, and what Sheldon Keefe would be preaching during this losing streak. Former NHL Head Coach Bruce Boudreau stops by to talk about owning a junior hockey team, Alex Ovechkin’s run-in with Travis Frederic, and Tom Wilson’s hit […]

March 9: Calgary Changes and the Mess in Buffalo

March 09, 2021 18:51 - 32.5 MB

Jeff and Justin are joined by Calgary Flames General Manager Brad Treliving to discuss the appointment of Darryl Sutter as the new head coach, the potential for roster improvement, and his take on moving the date of the draft. Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News stops by to talk about the Sabres’ struggles, Taylor Hall’s […]

March 8: A Rough and Tumble Weekend in the NHL

March 08, 2021 18:12 - 31.3 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony look back on the weekend that was, the Maple Leafs’ losing streak, the nastiness in the Battle of Alberta and Tom Wilson’s suspension. Hockey Night in Canada’s Jennifer Botterill stops by to talk about the PWHPA’s game over the weekend at the United Center, the importance of having a single women’s […]

March 5: Saying Goodbye To Canada’s Hockey Dad

March 05, 2021 18:00 - 32 MB

Guest host David Amber joins Justin and Anthony to reflect on the life of Walter Gretzky. The panel weighs in on the Flames firing of Geoff Ward and appointment of Darryl Sutter, as well as the Maple Leafs’ loss to the Canucks. Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin talks about his team’s goaltending, the rise of […]

March 4: The Leafs Just Keep On Rolling!

March 04, 2021 18:36 - 31.3 MB

Jeff, Justin and Anthony react to the Maple Leafs’ sweep of the Oilers, why this team is different than in previous years, and the lack of a push back by Edmonton. NHL on Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston stops by to talk about the Leafs’ Stanley Cup potential, if they might add before the trade deadline, and […]

March 3: A Legendary Leaf Fan and Expectations For This Year

March 03, 2021 18:41 - 31.8 MB

Long-time CBC News correspondent and host of The National, Peter Mansbridge, joins Jeff and Justin to weigh in on the Maple Leafs’ season, waiting for the success bubble to burst, and the crossroads of politics and sports. The panel reacts to Marc Bergevin’s comments after firing goalie coach Stephane Waite, and if the Canadiens’ GM […]

March 2: The Leafs Blank The Oilers . . . Again!

March 02, 2021 18:00 - 31.3 MB

Edmonton Oilers Head Coach Dave Tippett stops by to talk about the two shutout losses to Toronto, what needs to improve from his team, and the evolution of Darnell Nurse’s game. Hockey Night in Canada’s Cassie Campbell-Pascall joins the panel to talk about the Flames’ struggles of late, what positives they can build on going […]