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Talking Hockey Sense
A podcast covering all facets of hockey with a special focus on the NHL Draft and prospects with in-depth commentary and frequent guests hosted by hockey writer Chris Peters.
Jul 11, 2022
2022 NHL Draft recap, reaction with former scout Matt Moran
Chris is back to recap the entire 2022 NHL Draft, with a close look at the top of the draft and other favorite picks from the first round and beyond. Joining the podcast this week is repeat guest Matt Moran, who had a long tenure scouting in the USHL and OHL. Matt helps Chris break it all down. After the conversation, Chris answers your questions about the draft. Talking Hockey Sense will be going on a very brief hiatus for a little rest, but will be back before the summer World Juniors kicks off. In the meantime, don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on your app of choice.
2 hr 6 min
Jun 29, 2022
Final 2022 NHL Draft Preview Q&A
With a week to go before the NHL Draft, Chris Peters goes in-depth and takes a look at the latest developments before the big show in Montreal. He also takes a look at the lessons learned from the Colorado Avalanche's Stanley Cup victory and offers some thoughts on Bob McKenzie's final draft rankings that features Juraj Slafkovsky at No. 1. As always, Chris fields listeners' most pressing draft questions and you all sent in nearly 50 questions, all of which are answered within this week's episode. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and if you could leave a kind written review and five-star rating, it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for all of your support!
2 hr 15 min
Jun 15, 2022
Talking 2022 NHL Draft rankings and answering your draft questions
It's the 50th episode of Talking Hockey Sense, with a major focus on the 2022 NHL Draft. Chris shares thoughts on his final Top 100 draft rankings, currently available to read in full on DailyFaceoff.com, going into detail about why some decisions were made. After taking a look at the Top 25, Chris answers your questions on the 2022 NHL Draft including several about why Shane Wright fell to No. 2 on his board and what his overall outlook is as a prospect.
1 hr 8 min
Jun 8, 2022
Talking 2022 NHL Draft with Corey Pronman of The Athletic
Chris welcomes back Corey Pronman of The Athletic to talk about his final draft rankings and much more about the 2022 NHL Draft. Corey was on the podcast way back in August to preview the draft season, so it only made sense to bring him back to close it out as well. Chris also takes time to answer many listener questions, almost all of which are about the 2022 NHL Draft. Don't forget to subscribe and/or leave a kind rating and review to help support this podcast.
1 hr 32 min
May 25, 2022
Talking Shane Wright vs. Juraj Salfkovsky and more with Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News
Chris is joined this week by Ryan Kennedy from The Hockey News to talk about his NHL Draft preview and whether or not there should be much debate about Shane Wright at the top of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Chris and Ryan also chat about the ceiling vs. floor arguments when discussing a prospect's upside, handicapping the top two defensemen in the draft, the down year for the Ontario Hockey League and so much more. Also, Chris answers your questions about the 2022 NHL Draft and beyond as he does every week. You can message Chris on Twitter to get your podcast questions in @chrismpeters. Also, don't forget to leave a five-star rating and kind review to help the podcast move up the charts on your app of choice. Note: Chris also discusses his reaction and feelings in regards to the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, as the parent of elementary school aged children. That brief segment begins at 3:15 of the podcast and ends at 7:45.
1 hr 32 min
May 11, 2022
2022 NHL Draft Lottery Special: Habs pick No. 1; Devils move to No. 2
The NHL Draft Lottery was held May 10 and Chris breaks it all down from Montreal retaining the No. 1 pick to New Jersey moving up to No. 2 and all the way down to what the Sabres should consider doing with the 16th overall pick they got from Vegas. Plus, Chris answers listener questions about the lottery including options for a number of the teams picking in the Top 16, who can move up, who might go later and a whole bunch more. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on your app of choice and follow more of Chris's work at DailyFaceoff.com and consider subscribing to Hockey Sense with Chris Peters for in-depth newsletters on the hockey prospect world at large.
1 hr 23 min
May 6, 2022
Recapping U18 Men's Worlds, answering 2022 NHL Draft questions
Chris is back from Germany and is here to recap the 2022 IIHF Men's World Under-18 Championship. He talks about Sweden's big win, USA falling short, top performers in the tournament and a bunch more. Chris also covers the latest on the 2023 World Junior Championship and NCAA coaching carousel before answering listener questions on the U18s, NHL Draft and anything else in the prospect world. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a kind rating and review to help get the word out. And to further support Talking Hockey Sense, consider a premium subscription to Hockey Sense with Chris Peters on Substack.
1 hr 21 min
Apr 27, 2022
Talking 2022 NHL Draft, U18 Men's Worlds and much more in listener Q&A
Chris is in Germany and taking your questions on all things 2022 NHL Draft this week, with a special focus on the ongoing U18 Men's World Championship in Kaufbeuren and Landshut. After putting a call out for questions, we got nearly 30 and Chris answered all of them over an afternoon from his hotel room in Munich. Listen in for thoughts on Shane Wright, Juraj Slafkovsky, Logan Cooley, Isaac Howard, Connor Bedard, Adam Fantilli, Simon Edvinsson, Quinton Byfield and many, many more NHL prospects. Don't forget to subscribe to, rate and review this podcast and check out Chris's work on Hockey Sense with Chris Peters on Substack.
1 hr 30 min
Apr 13, 2022
Wrapping up the 2021-22 college hockey season and taking your questions
Chris is back from the Frozen Four to wrap up the men's college hockey season, covering how Denver became champions. Also, Chris answers your questions about all things college hockey and also a few on the 2022 NHL Draft and some other NHL Drafted prospects. There is a boatload of prospect talk including Dryden McKay's NHL outlook, what Brock Faber can gain by staying at Minnesota and a whole bunch more. Don't forget to subscribe if you haven't yet and if you'd be ever so kind as to leave a rating and review, it is greatly appreciated.
1 hr 29 min
Apr 5, 2022
Men's Frozen Four Preview Special with Brad Schlossman
It's Men's Frozen Four Week and Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald is back on the podcast to help Chris break down the field. Michigan, Denver, Minnesota State and Minnesota provide a thrilling quartet of teams with 41 NHL Draft picks representing 25 NHL teams and some of the best talent men's college hockey has to offer. Brad and Chris go in depth on all four teams, looking at strengths and weaknesses, X-factors, top players and other storylines. You don't need to go anywhere else to get yourself ready for the 2022 Men's Frozen Four. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on your app of choice. Tell a friend and if you'd really, really like to support Chris and his independent coverage of all things hockey, head over to hockeysense.substack.com.
1 hr 41 min
Mar 31, 2022
Talking Men's Frozen Four with ESPN analyst Sean Ritchlin, plus CHL Top Prospects thoughts
The 2022 NCAA Men's Frozen Four is set with Michigan, Denver, Minnesota State and Minnesota all heading to Boston. ESPN analyst Sean Ritchlin joins Chris on the podcast to chat about the regionals that led to these four teams punching their tickets to the final weekend of the season. Ritchlin also dishes on the current players at Michigan, being part of their 1996 and 1998 national championship teams, which player has been his favorite to watch, how he got into broadcasting and much more. After the interview, Chris takes a look at some news and notes from around the hockey world and shares some thoughts on the 2022 CHL Top Prospects Game. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a rating and review on your application of choice. You can also help support the podcast by subscribing to the Hockey Sense Substack.
1 hr 23 min
Mar 24, 2022
Previewing the NCAA men's hockey tournament, road to Frozen Four
The 2022 NCAA men's hockey tournament is about to begin across the country and Chris has you covered with a full team-by-team preview as well as his predictions for each game all the way through to the national championship game. Chris also answers your questions about the tournament, college free agents and the NHL Draft as always. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on your app of choice. Also if you want more prospect content from Chris, check out Hockey Sense with Chris Peters on Substack. Free seven-day trials are available if you're new to the site.
Mar 17, 2022
Talking NHL Trade Deadline, Hobey Baker finalists and more in Q&A
It's episode 40 of the podcast and Chris is here to talk NHL Trade Deadline and much more with another listener Q&A. Chris also breaks down some of the deals that have already made that involved prospects, the most recent college free agent signings, and a full rundown of the Hobey Baker Top 10 list that was announced last week. After that, it's all listener questions with a lot of deadline-related topics including value for certain players, which prospects should be considered untouchable, and more. Chris also answers questions on the 2022 NHL Draft and some college hockey-related queries as well. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and subscribe to Hockey Sense with Chris Peters on Substack to help support Talking Hockey Sense.
1 hr 22 min
Mar 9, 2022
Talking college free agents and more with Brad Schlossman
As the NCAA season winds down, NHL teams are ramping up their pursuit of undrafted college free agents. Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald is back to help Chris break down the best available college UFAs that NHL teams are going to be in pursuit of this season. If you ever listened to Brad's former podcast with Nate Ewell, College Hockey Today, this episode follows a similar format to break down a lot of the names Chris and Brad are hearing about and explaining why there is interest in those players. After that, Chris answers many more questions on drafted NHL prospects in college hockey, trade deadline prospects, and how Russia's invasion of Ukraine is impacting the NHL Draft and Russian prospects in general. Don't forget to subscribe on your podcast app of choice and feel free to leave a kind rating and review to let more people know about Talking Hockey Sense.
2 hr 2 min
Feb 23, 2022
Talking college free agents, recruiting, rescheduled World Juniors and more in Q&A
Chris is celebrating the first anniversary of launching Hockey Sense with another Q&A episode of Talking Hockey Sense. He answers a wide-ranging set of questions on everything from college free agents to watch, NCAA hockey recruiting, the college coaching carousel, the rescheduled 2022 World Juniors and a lot of individual NHL prospects. If you love prospect talk, there's a whole bunch of that here.
1 hr 31 min
Feb 17, 2022
Recapping the Olympics and talking shop with scout Matt Moran
The Winter Olympics have concluded for the North American teams with Canada winning gold over the U.S. in women's hockey and the men's teams both getting bounced in the quarterfinals. Chris runs down his own thoughts on the Olympic hockey tournaments and also chats about the IIHF's rescheduling plans for cancelled tournaments like the World Juniors. After that, Chris welcomes his friend Matt Moran, a former junior hockey scout, to share some philosophies of scouting for junior hockey, some of the funny stories from his career and a lot of thoughts on current events in the game. As someone Chris spends a lot of time talking hockey with, Moran and Peters are bringing those conversations to the audience. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review this podcast.
1 hr 40 min
Feb 9, 2022
Answering your questions on 2022 NHL Draft, Olympics, prospects and more
In this week's episode, Chris dives into his midseason draft rankings from DailyFaceoff.com and shares insight into how he arrived at certain decisions on the rankings. Additionally, Chris chats Olympics as the men's tournament is about to begin. After that, the podcast is turned over to the listeners, who sent in dozens of questions for this week's Q&A, covering a wide range of topics including the 2022 NHL Draft, the Olympics, NHL prospects, the Arizona Coyotes arena situation and the Chicago Blackhawks GM search. Please leave a rating and review for this podcast if you like what you're hearing.
1 hr 39 min
Feb 2, 2022
Mega Olympic Preview with USCHO's Nicole Haase and Steven Ellis of The Hockey News
To get you prepped for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, Chris invited women's hockey expert Nicole Haase to talk about the forthcoming women's tournament in Beijing, and Steven Ellis of The Hockey News to talk about the men. Even though NHL players won't be going, there are enough compelling reasons to watch this year's event, not the least of which is the always-entertaining rivalry between the U.S. and Canada on both the men's and women's sides.
2 hr 16 min
Jan 14, 2022
Talking Men's Olympic hockey roster with Brad Schlossman
Friend of the pod Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald is back to help Chris break down the recently announced U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team roster. The Americans will be sending a roster with 15 current NCAA players as they bet big on youth for Beijing. From the process, to the player-by-player analysis to the players Chris and Brad thought were snubbed for the roster, they cover all bases in this lengthy, meaty podcast. You can read more about the Olympic roster from Chris at DailyFaceoff.com or on Hockey Sense on Substack.
1 hr 25 min
Dec 31, 2021
Talking World Junior Championship cancellation and what comes next
Chris breaks down what happened to force the 2022 World Junior Championship to be cancelled after just a few days, why the decision was made and ultimately what comes next. Chris also takes your questions about what happened at the WJC, why players and team staff were so frustrated and tries to handicap the possibility of rescheduling the World Juniors for the summer. There's also some talk of the little bit of hockey we did get to see from the WJC.
1 hr 2 min
Dec 22, 2021
2022 World Junior Championship preview with Corey Pronman
Talking Hockey Sense Episode 32 is our full World Junior championship preview. Chris is joined by The Athletic's Corey Pronman to chat about the World Junior Championship and preview the tournament. The two chat about how the WJC works as an evaluation tool for prospects and share some thoughts on their own expectations of some of the top prospects playing in the tournament. Chris and Corey also share thoughts on Matvei Michkov and Connor Bedard, two of the 2023 Draft phenoms that will be in the tournament. After the conversation, Chris provides quick previews for all 10 teams in the tournament and shares some additional thoughts on the Olympics, while also answering some of your questions. For more of Chris's work on the 2022 World Juniors, check out Hockey Sense with Chris Peters and DailyFaceoff.com.
1 hr 38 min
Dec 15, 2021
Talking World Junior final rosters with NHL.com's Mike Morreale
Mike Morreale from NHL.com joins Chris on this week's episode to discuss the final rosters for the 2022 World Junior Championship. Mike also shares his insight from the U.S. World Junior selection camp, where he has been stationed for the last few days. Mike and Chris also discuss the many, many draft-eligible players that will be in the mix at the WJC. On top of that, Chris breaks down Russia's controversial roster decisions, discusses the impact of Finland losing Aatu Räty, and takes listener questions about the World Juniors. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a kind rating and review if you like what you hear.
1 hr 20 min
Dec 8, 2021
Talking Canada's World Junior camp roster and answering your WJC questions
Chris is back with another Q&A ep where he goes in-depth on the World Junior Championship. We start off this week's podcast with a look at Canada's WJC camp roster, including the surprising omission of defenseman Brand Clarke. After that, Chris answers your questions about all things World Junior or otherwise. Among the topics covered, more on Slovakia's 16-year-old phenom Dalibor Dvorsky, Quintin Byfield's WJC status, Canada's backup plan for the Olympics, ESPN's chances of getting World Junior TV rights, Connor Bedard vs. Matvei Michkov, plus some college hockey questions about Name, Image and Likeness rules and how that relates to letting CHL players go to the NCAA, and what NCAA schools Chris would fund for men's and women's hockey if he won a whole bunch of money. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on your app of choice and tell a friend!
1 hr 23 min
Dec 1, 2021
Talking U.S. World Junior Camp roster, college hockey with Brad Schlossman
As the calendar flips to December, it is officially World Junior season. USA Hockey announced its World Junior camp roster and Chris is joined by Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald to break it all down. The two also talk about the men's college hockey season to date including surprises and takeaways, They also discuss the latest in the Omaha Lancers saga and answer listener questions.
1 hr 17 min
Nov 24, 2021
Talking Omaha Lancers, Olympics, World Juniors and more with listener Q&A
Chris covers the latest on the Omaha Lancers controversy and talks a bit about his U.S. Men's Olympic Team picks before answering reader questions. Among the topics covered, several team-specific prospect notes including the Red Wings, Kings, Maple Leafs, when Michigan's top players could turn pro, some thoughts on World Juniors candidates, NHL Draft prospects and what hockey things Chris is thankful for.
1 hr 7 min
Nov 17, 2021
Talking Yzerman, Raymond, Seider and the rebuilding Red Wings with The Athletic's Max Bultman
This week, The Athletic's Max Bultman stops by the Podcast to discuss in-depth one of the NHL's most surprising and fascinating teams, the Detroit Red Wings, the team he covers on a day-to-day basis. We cover everything to the incredible performances of Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider, what Steve Yzerman has done in the course of this rebuild, Jeff Blashill's future and when we can declare the rebuild officially over. Max, one of the younger journalists on a full-time beat this season, also discusses his journey to becoming a writer at the Athletic. After the interview, Chris takes a look at some of the topics of note this week including Marco Rossi's time in the AHL, looking at the Canadian and U.S. World Junior candidates, the latest on the U.S. Men's Olympic Team and more.
1 hr 26 min
Nov 10, 2021
Talking Red Wings rebuild, Caufield, Eklund and more in listener Q&A
It's another Q&A episode of Talking Hockey Sense that covers a lot of ground. Among the topics covered, Chris looks at the recent reassignments of Cole Caufield and William Eklund, more examination of the last few weeks as hockey reckons with misconduct among leaders of various NHL teams, and why there's still good people worth highlighting in this sport. Chris also answers questions on Jesper Wallstedt, Sebastian Cossa, the status of the Detroit Red Wings rebuild, women's college hockey and Nolan Patrick and so much more. Don't forget to rate and review the podcast on your app of choice and tell a friend. You can also support Talking Hockey Sense by subscribing to Hockey Sense on Substack.
1 hr 7 min
Oct 27, 2021
Talking Hockey Sense with UVM Head Coach Todd Woodcroft; Thoughts on Blackhawks scandal
This week's episode covers a variety of topics, but first starts out with an insightful, engaging and educational chat with University of Vermont men's hockey coach Todd Woodcroft. The second-year coach of the Catamounts discusses his time as an NHL assistant coach and scout, plus his many opportunities to coach various national teams. Woodcroft will also be an assistant coach for Sweden's men's hockey team at the Olympics this year and shares a great anecdote about Victor Hedman. After the interview, Chris dives into the earth-shattering news about the Chicago Blackhawks including the resignation of Stan Bowman as GM of both the Hawks and Team USA for the Olympics. In addition to sharing his own opinion of what can be learned from this terrible chapter in hockey history, Chris shares thoughts on next steps for the U.S. Men's Olympic Team now that it is without its GM and potentially assistant GM as well. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on your app of choice and…
1 hr 15 min
Oct 20, 2021
Talking player development paths, Michigan hockey, 2022 NHL Draft in Q&A
It's another Q&A episode of Talking Hockey Sense where Chris answers your questions about all things hockey. This week, Chris tackles topics like the various player development routs and teams, pros and cons for each and more. There were also questions about the University of Michigan hockey team, 2022 NHL Draft prospects at the NTDP, and plenty of others. Chris also dishes on his new gigs in addition to Talking Hockey Sense and Hockey Sense on Substack. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review this podcast and tell a friend!
1 hr 9 min
Oct 13, 2021
Talking hockey culture with Evan F. Moore, co-author of Game Misconduct
Chris is joined this week by Evan F. Moore, co-author of a new hockey book called Game Misconduct: Hockey's Toxic Culture and How to Fix It. Evan details his path as a hockey fan, covering the intersection of race and hockey, and what he hopes the book will accomplish now that it's out. After the conversation, Chris also takes a look at his pick to win the Stanley Cup and a handful of teams worth watching a little more closely this season. Don't forget to rate, review and share the podcast. Also, you can find Game Misconduct wherever you buy books. For more info on the book: https://www.triumphbooks.com/game-misconduct-products-9781629379203.php
1 hr 3 min
Oct 6, 2021
Talking 2021-22 NHL season, Calder Trophy odds and listener Q&A
Chris offers his own preview of the NHL season with intriguing teams to watch, while putting a special focus on a wide-open Calder Trophy race heading into the 2021-22 season. Using the most recent betting odds, Chris offers his thoughts on which players have the best chance to live up to the preseason hype. On top of that, Chris answers your questions about top prospects and the 2022 NHL Draft. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review this podcast on your preferred podcast app.
1 hr 28 min
Sep 29, 2021
Men's College Hockey Season Preview with Brad Schlossman
In the first episode of the second season of Talking Hockey Sense, Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald drops by to chat with Chris about the upcoming men's college hockey season, taking a look at each conference, top teams, top players and top NHL prospects to know in college hockey this season.
1 hr 27 min
Aug 18, 2021
Talking 2022 NHL Draft prospects to know with Corey Pronman of The Athletic
Corey Pronman returns for his second guest appearance on Talking Hockey Sense to talk with Chris about some of the top prospects for the 2022 NHL Draft at this early stage. Peters and Pronman talk about top performers at the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup, plus Shane Wright, Matthew Savoie, Brad Lambert, Logan Cooley and so many more. After the interview, Chris also takes some time to go over additional prospects to know for 2022 including Danila Yurov, Isaac Howard and more. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review
Aug 11, 2021
Talking 2021 NHL Draft, USA WJC camp with listener Q&A
Chris comes back from temporary hiatus with a listener Q&A, many closing thoughts on the 2021 NHL Draft including his favorite and least favorite draft classes, as well as other notable topics. The World Junior Summer Showcase, which featured dozens of top NHL prospects, is also covered with thoughts on various players based off of listener questions. Chris also covers some college hockey topics of note. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast to help get the word out!
1 hr 19 min
Jul 22, 2021
Talking Seattle Kraken expansion draft, 2021 NHL Draft Preview
Chris is flying solo again this week, answering your questions regarding the Seattle Kraken expansion draft and 2021 NHL Draft. Chris shares the latest news and notes he's heard about the draft, plus thoughts on some of the prospects and players Seattle picked (or didn't pick) in this week's expansion draft. Readers and listeners also sent in some great questions about both the Kraken and the draft. Don't forget to rate and review the podcast and tell your friends. While you're at it, subscribe to hockeysense.substack.com to help support the independent media venture that includes this podcast.
1 hr 12 min
Jul 14, 2021
Talking 2021 NHL Draft with Listener Q&A
Chris answers all of the pressing 2021 NHL Draft questions (and a few others) from Talking Hockey Sense listeners. It covers everything from the players who could fall on draft day, the players who could exceed where they're drafted Chris's process and eval tools and even if Chris has ever been asked by or considered moving to the team side of things. There's even the obligatory Mighty Ducks related question. Chris also chats a bit about some of the unique things the Tampa Bay Lightning have done in their ability to construct a back-to-back Stanley Cup championship team. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and consider supporting the podcast by also subscribing to Hockey Sense with Chris Peters on Substack.
1 hr 9 min
Jul 7, 2021
Talking Hockey Sense with Paralympic gold medalist Josh Pauls
Josh Pauls, captain of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team and a three-time Paralympic gold medalist, drops by the podcast to talk about the team's most recent gold medal at the World Para Ice Hockey Championship. Pauls also discusses his path to becoming one of the elite sled hockey players in the world, his leadership style and the drive for the U.S. to continue its unprecedented gold-medal streak a the Paralympics. Pauls also discusses growing up as a bi-lateral amputee and finding sled hockey at a young age, the setbacks he faced even after making the national team and how he and his teammates will be preparing for the 2022 Paralympics. In addition to his hockey career, Pauls is also an accomplished author of the autobiography "Lessons Learned: My path to the Podium" and is a motivational speaker who regular addresses groups of all kinds. Find out more about Josh and his work away from the rink at joshpauls.com. After the interview Chris offers his thoughts on the tragic loss of Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks and the unique path the Latvian goaltender took to achieve his dream of playing in the NHL. Chris also answers your questions about the 2021 NHL Draft and beyond. Don't forget to leave a rating and review and consider subscribing to Hockey Sense with Chris Peters on Substack to help support this podcast.
1 hr 20 min
Jun 30, 2021
Talking top NHL Draft prospects with Michigan head coach Mel Pearson
University of Michigan head coach Mel Pearson drops by the podcast this week to chat about the season that was for his Wolverines, which featured three of the top eligible players for the 2021 NHL Draft including Owen Power, Matty Beniers and Kent Johnson. Pearson also shared thoughts on incoming freshmen Luke Hughes, Mackie Samoskevich and Dylan Duke. After the interview, Chris shares some thoughts on the big news in the hockey world and answers your questions about the 2021 NHL Draft and much more.
1 hr 29 min
Jun 17, 2021
Talking Hockey Sense with Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman
Elliotte Friedman, one of the top reporters in the game today, joins Talking Hockey Sense to dish on some of the biggest news items of the last few weeks including: Jack Eichel's status with the Sabres, trade options for Seth Jones, and the chances of Dougie Hamilton being a "sign-and-trade" option. Elliotte also talks about his career and the way he operates when reporting big stories, why the NHL still needs a little bad blood and he offers his insights on the future of hockey on TV as the U.S. enters a new era with Turner and ESPN. After the interview, Chris takes some time to answer listener questions about the 2021 and 2022 NHL Drafts, with a special focus on Shane Wright, Owen Power, Brandt Clarke and William Eklund. Don't forget to leave a rating and review and considering subscribing to Hockey Sense with Chris Peters on Substack (hockeysense.substack.com) to help support the podcast.
1 hr 9 min
Jun 16, 2021
Talking Stanley Cup Playoffs and more with Craig Custance
Craig Custance, senior managing editor for the NHL at The Athletic, hops on the podcast this week to talk about the Stanley Cup Playoffs, specifically the final four teams remaining. Among the topics, Chris and Craig talk about the rise of Cole Caufield, Barry Trotz and Lou Lamoriello's impact on the Islanders, the Lightning's quest to become a dynasty, and the high bar Vegas has set for Seattle. The two also chat about careers, including the bold decision Custance made to jump from ESPN to The Athletic before it became the sports media power broker it is today and where hockey media is going next. After the interview, Chris dives into some statistics about how the coronavirus pandemic impacted hockey in the United States, particularly at the youth levels, and why there's still reason for optimism.
1 hr 14 min
Jun 4, 2021
Talking NHL Draft, Owen Power, Matty Beniers and much more in listener Q&A
Following the Buffalo Sabres winning the NHL Draft lottery, Chris takes a bunch of listener question geared towards the 2021 NHL Draft. He covers everything from plans for Owen Power if he would be Buffalo's pick, who the Kraken should take at No. 2, and other things like which players deeper in the draft Chris likes. To support this podcast, be sure to check out Hockey Sense with Chris Peters at hockeysense.substack.com and consider signing up for a premium subscription. Also, don't forget to rate and review this podcast on your app of choice.
1 hr 17 min
May 27, 2021
Talking playoffs and career moves with Bally Sports' Pete Blackburn; Q&A with Chris
Pete Blackburn joins Talking Hockey Sense this week to talk about the Stanley Cup Playoffs and provides some details on his new role with Bally Sports. Blackburn also talks about his unique path to hockey media and how he got to where he is now, with plenty of advice for aspiring sports media personalities. In addition to the interview, Chris answers a ton of reader questions. Don't forget to rate and review Talking Hockey Sense and subscribe to Hockey Sense with Chris Peters to keep the engine running on this independent media operation.
2 hr 4 min
May 19, 2021
Talking Stanley Cup Playoffs and much more with ESPN's Emily Kaplan
Emily Kaplan, National NHL reporter for ESPN, joins Chris on this week's episode to chat about the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the excitement so far and what to expect going forward. Chris and Emily also talk about the challenges NHL players faced this season when it came to issues of mental health, which is a cause Emily has reported on frequently. The two also discuss their own journeys in mental health and how that has informed their perspectives. Emily also details the latest news and the future of women's hockey, plus thoughts on ESPN's deal with the NHL. On top of that, Emily details her meteoric rise in a career that saw her go from student journalist to Sports Illustrated to the World Wide Leader in Sports. Plus, stick around after the interview as Chris dives in on a few topics including some notes on the forthcoming Men's World Championship including Team USA forward Jason Robertson as Chris details the mistakes he made while evaluating Robertson as a prospect and what he learned f…
1 hr 14 min
May 12, 2021
Talking NHL Drama with ESPN's Greg Wyshynski
In the wake of an awfully newsy week in the NHL, ESPN's Greg Wyshynski joins the podcast to discuss Jack Eichel's recent comments suggesting he wants out of Buffalo, the New York Rangers' surprise front-office shuffle and more. On top of the news of the week, Greg chats about his rise from blogging outsider to being a national writer for a media organization on the verge of becoming a rights holder for the league he covers, and how things could change with his job at ESPN. Chris also talks a bit about some of the future draft prospects that broke out at the U18 Men's World Championship and provided a few updates on Team USA's roster for the men's world championship.
1 hr 21 min
Apr 26, 2021
Talking women's hockey with Marisa Ingemi, plus a Men's U18 Worlds preview
Marisa Ingemi is one of the leading voices in the media when it comes to women's hockey. You can find her bylines at NBCSports.com, Sportsnet.com, the New York Times and a number of other places where she covers a litany of sports. She and Chris discuss the dramatic and sudden cancellation of the 2021 Women's World Championship, what it means for women's hockey, the players and how it impacts Olympic preparation. They also discuss the year in women's hockey that had many ups and downs, and where things go next. On top of that, Marisa discusses her bounceback from a pandemic-related cut from her dream job to doing work she's passionate about as a freelance writer. After the interview, Chris talks about the 2021 Men's World Under-18 Championship, which he'll be covering in Texas, including names to know and players to watch. He also answers an intriguing listener question about the Seattle Kraken's draft strategy. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review and check out hockeysense.subst…
1 hr 11 min
Apr 20, 2021
Talking hockey documentaries with filmmaker Tommy Haines; Listener Q&A
Chris is joined by director/producer Tommy Haines who drops by to chat about his latest hockey-related film, Hockeyland, which is expected out this summer. Tommy was raised in northern Minnesota and has blended his passions of hockey and filmmaking with the cult classic Pond Hockey (2008) and the important Forgotten Miracle (2010) about the 1960 U.S. Olympic team that secured the first hockey gold medal for USA Hockey. He talks about the making of Hockeyland and why his favorite sport has become a big part of his profession. After the interview, Chris takes your questions on everything from the NHL Draft to college hockey to the Mighty Ducks and more. Plus, a quick look at the latest news from the Men's Under-18 and Women's World Championships. Don't forget to rate and review the podcast on your app of choice and visit hockeysense.substack.com for even more content.
1 hr 19 min
Apr 14, 2021
Talking trade deadline, Seattle Kraken and more with The Athletic's Ryan S. Clark
Ryan S. Clark, who covers the Seattle Kraken and the NHL at large for The Athletic, joins Chris to talk about the recent NHL trade deadline, analyzing some of the key deals made. Clark also discusses the impact of the trade deadline on the Kraken, what it was like to cover the Avalanche as they ascended to being a Cup contender, covering Hall of Famer players Joe Sakic and Ron Francis as GMs, covering a team that doesn't yet exist and his remarkable personal journey to reach his ultimate goal of covering the NHL. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast. You can also support Talking Hockey Sense by subscribing to Hockey Sense with Chris Peters on Substack (hockeysense.substack.com).
1 hr 20 min
Apr 7, 2021
Talking Men's Frozen Four with Nate Ewell of College Hockey Inc.
Nate Ewell, deputy executive director of College Hockey, Inc. and co-host of the College Hockey Today podcast, joins Chris to preview the 2021 Men's Frozen Four and talk about the goings on in men's college hockey. On top of that, Nate discusses his unique career in hockey that saw him go from college hockey sports information director to magazine editor to the Washington Capitals. Nate shares tales of working with a young Alex Ovechkin, rooming with a struggling lawyer who would go on to become a Stanley Cup winning coach, and what he's learned from a winding career path. So even if you're not a college hockey fan, there's a lot of great information in this week's pod. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review Talking Hockey Sense.
1 hr 11 min
Mar 31, 2021
Talking Overtime Epics and More with Brad Schlossman
Award-winning journalist Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald joins Chris in the aftermath of covering the historic five-overtime epic between North Dakota and Minnesota Duluth in the NCAA men's hockey tournament. Chris and Brad also talk about the Men's Frozen Four field which is now set, the growing parity in college hockey and much more about this season. Schlossman also recounts what it was like covering future NHL stars like Jonathan Toews, T.J. Oshie and Brock Boeser as college athletes, what he thinks of today's Fighting Hawks and a lot more.
1 hr 22 min
Mar 23, 2021
Talking College Hockey with ESPN's John Buccigross
John Buccigross, the voice of the NCAA Men's Frozen Four on ESPN, stops by the pod this week to talk with Chris about the forthcoming NCAA men's hockey tournament, his love and passion for #CawlidgeHawkey, the NHL returning to ESPN and a look back at his career to date. Chris also takes a look back at the Women's Frozen Four and shares some pertinent info on undrafted free agents in the NCAA and the workout the transfer portal could get this offseason.
1 hr 8 min
Mar 16, 2021
Talking Hockey Sense with Corey Pronman
Chris is joined by fellow prospect writer and good friend Corey Pronman to talk about a variety of topics surrounding the 2021 draft, his career path and evolution of his process. Chris and Corey also look at prospects from years past and reflect on what they got right and/or wrong and how their opinions have changed.
1 hr 12 min
Mar 8, 2021
Talking Hockey Sense 1.1 with Bob McKenzie
For the inaugural episode of Talking Hockey Sense, Chris is joined by the Original Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie to talk all things NHL Draft. Bob discusses his long career covering the draft in print and on television, dating back 40 years, sharing some great stories along the way including how he came up with his draft rankings that are the industry standard in predicting how the draft could go. Chris and Bob also discuss the latest on the 2021 NHL Draft and the hurdles that still exist for scouts and players alike this season. Chris also breaks down the latest on the race for the No. 1 overall pick and some notable college hockey news. Don't forget to rate and review the podcast and subscribe to Hockey Sense with Chris Peters on Substack! https://hockeysense.substack.com/
1 hr 14 min
Feb 28, 2021
Talking Hockey Sense Preview
Chris Peters tells you what you can expect from his brand new podcast that will cover everything from the NHL Draft to college hockey, junior hockey and international hockey and so much more.