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ESPN On Ice with Wyshynski and Kaplan

ESPN's Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan talk all things NHL and hockey culture with the biggest names in the game, ESPN's stable of experts and puckheads of all walks of life.

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Friday Top Five - Week 4

Don La Greca gives his list of the top five teams in the NHL, looks ahead to the weekend around the league and also discusses proper broadcasting etiquette.

28mins

3 Nov 2017

Rank #1

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Islanders Talk, NHL Prospect Watch

ESPN NHL Prospects Insider Chris Peters fills in for Greg! We look at rookie play so far this year (3:04) and talk about the red-hot Islanders with MSG's Brendan Burke (15:30)

51mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Tavares to Toronto & Chris Johnston

Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan are live from Bristol to break down the biggest player movement from free agency thus far (2:47), including an in depth look at John Tavares' switch to the Maple Leafs with Sportsnet's Chris Johnston (15:04). Plus, winners and losers (33:01) as well as the last rant line of the season from suffering Islanders fans (50:27).

54mins

2 Jul 2018

Rank #3

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Matthew Tkachuk and Tracey Myers

Calgary LW Matthew Tkachuk talks about his red hot Flames (13:52). Tracey Myers of NHL.com talks breaks down the turbulent year for the Blackhawks (33:31).

54mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #4

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Weekend in review

Don La Greca recaps the weekend action around the NHL and also speaks with E.J. Hradek of the NHL Network.

37mins

23 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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Auston Matthews and Aleksander Barkov

Final episode of the season! Greg, Emily, and Chris Peters react to Free Agency 2019, and talk with Maple Leafs C Auston Matthews (31:22), and Sasha Barkov (57:45).

1hr 25mins

2 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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Aj Mleczko & Jason Botterill

Highlighted by conversations with NBCSN's AJ Mleczko (15:34) and Sabres GM Jason Botterill (37:04), Greg Wyshynski and Emily go around the horn on each series in the second round (2:35) and cover the trials of Tom Wilson and Department of Player Safety (27:27). Plus, all of your favorite segments of the week!

1hr 15mins

2 May 2018

Rank #7

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Seeing Stars

After weighing in on the long farewell to Jaromir Jagr's NHL career (1:01), Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan share their reactions to All-Star Weekend in Tampa, including the success of the Skills Competition and whose star shown the brightest as well as the dimmest (6:47). Plus, we hear from Kevin Weekes of the NHL Network on goaltending controversies (20:21) and Amanda Kessel of the USWNT (39:21) in addition to some reckless speculation on Eric Karlsson's future and relocation in Puck Headlines (45:05).

1hr 2mins

30 Jan 2018

Rank #8

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PK Subban Trade, NHL Draft Reaction

Greg & Emily recap the 2019 NHL Draft with ESPN NHL Prospects Analyst Chris Peters (1:24). Devils President Hugh Weber on the acquisition of Defenseman P.K. Subban (10:31)

28mins

23 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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Lightning Swept, and Brett Connolly

Columbus pulls off the sweep (2:25)! Capitals F Brett Connolly on the series with Carolina (28:14). Diana Nearhos of the TB Times explains the Lightning collapse (47:52).

1hr 8mins

17 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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Rob Rossi & Tom Dundon

Highlighted by conversations with longtime Penguins writer Rob Rossi (14:47) and Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon (33:29), Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan break down the second-round playoff matchups that have been set (2:57) and give their top candidates for the Conn Smythe (28:15). Plus, all of your favorite segments of the week!

1hr 15mins

23 Apr 2018

Rank #11

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Brian Boucher & Conference Finals

Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan are on opposite coasts and they delve into the conference final matchups they're covering, including Vegas-Winnipeg (4:07) as well as Tampa-Washington (15:10). Brian Boucher of NBC talks goalie play (24:47) and the crew discuss the impact of new sports gambling revelations on the NHL (35:08). Plus, all of your favorite segments of the week (49:18)!

1hr 15mins

16 May 2018

Rank #12

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Alan May & Catfish Guy

Highlighted by conversations with CSN Washington's Alan May (13:05) and "Catfish Guy" Jacob Waddell (37:23), Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan debate which playoff teams are in the biggest amount of trouble (3:27) and what the solution is to the postseason player safety issue (27:14). Plus, all of your favorite segments of the week!

1hr 15mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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Henrik Lundqvist and Taylor Hall

Welcome back! We start the year off with our 2019-20 Season Preview (8:26). Taylor Hall (30:05) and Henrik Lundqvist (46:33) join the show. Plus, two Rants!

1hr 24mins

1 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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Matt Duchene, NHL Player Rivalries

Greg & Emily look at surprising starts around the NHL (3:08). Emily catches up with Matt Duchene of the Predators (17:15). Plus, who is the "Gronk" of hockey? (51:00)

58mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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Mike Rupp and Bomani Jones

Emily on Game 3 in Columbus (2:27). NHL Network's Mike Rupp talks about Brad Marchand's antics (13:47). ESPN's Bomani Jones on his history with Hurricane fans (28:11).

58mins

1 May 2019

Rank #16

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Coronavirus vs NHL, with Craig Custance

Craig Custance of the Athletic catches up with Emily about the growing concern of the Coronavirus (21:45). Emily & Greg address everything being discussed at the GM Meetings.

54mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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You Know What Grinds My Gears?

Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan cover trade requests as well as the philosophy behind them (3:15), the Andrew Cogliano situation (10:45), Kid Rock getting picked to perform at the NHL All-Star Game (45:38) and much more. Plus, NBC Sports Boston's Joe Haggerty on the Bruins' youth movement (17:06) and Flyers D Shane Gostisbehere on why he's annoyed with criticisms of his playing style (31:13).

58mins

17 Jan 2018

Rank #18

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Oh no, we took your calls....

Greg and Emily open up the phone lines and take general hockey questions from you, our loyal listeners! Linda Cohn weighs in on the Isles. Plus, who is Tony Babcock?

59mins

8 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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Martin Brodeur & John Lu

Highlighted by conversations with Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur (9:46) and John Lu of TSN to talk Tavares (28:20), Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan react to news of this year's HOF class (0:50) and share their winners and losers from the draft (19:58). Plus, all of your favorite segments of the week (50:08)!

1hr 6mins

27 Jun 2018

Rank #20