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The Hockey News Podcast

This is The Hockey News Podcast.Each week we’ll bring our experts together, along with special guests, to talk about all the important issues in the hockey world.

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Everything you need to know about the Matt Duchene trade

THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell break down all three sides to the Matt Duchene trade and which team they think came out on top.Plus, the guys talk about Vancouver’s surprising start (17:10), Connor Hellebuyck and the Jets (22:10) and answer some listener questions (25:55).

37mins

6 Nov 2017

Rank #1

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The Battle of Alberta is back

THN’s Ken Campbell and Ryan Kennedy discuss Pittsburgh’s success this season despite all of their injuries(0:54), Zack Kassian and Matthew Tkachuk’s beef and the return of the Battle of Alberta (8:44), Ray Shero’s firing in New Jersey (16:41) and what Morgan Rielly’s injury will mean for Toronto going forward (27:00). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (34:47).

44mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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THN's midseason awards

THN's Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell are back from their holiday breaks to discuss the midseason MVP(1:50), Vezina (5:35), Calder (7:45), Norris (16:30) and coach of the year (16:30) frontrunners. Plus, they discuss whether or not Pittsburgh needs to make a move to add some depth (22:39) and answer some reader questions from Twitter (28:45).

38mins

8 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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Is it time for the Blackhawks to be sellers? Who are the best trade deadline rentals?

THN's Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the latest news around the world of hockey.Topics include: Andrew Cogliano's suspension and the end to his iron man streak (3:10), whether the Blackhawks should be selling off assets at the deadline (7:15), can the Flames contend for the Cup (14:00)and top trade deadline rental targets (19:10). Plus, they answer some reader questions (23:58).

35mins

15 Jan 2018

Rank #4

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Atlantic Division preview

The Hockey News' Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell kick off their division previews by ranking teams in the Atlantic.

39mins

5 Sep 2017

Rank #5

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Bill Peters to Calgary, Chuck Fletcher out in Minnesota, Western Conference round two preview

THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the impact Bill Peters could have as Calgary’s new head coach (0:30) and whether Chuck Fletcher deserved to be let go as Minnesota’s GM (5:15). Then, they preview the Nashville vs. Winnipeg (12:30) and Vegas vs. San Jose (21:52) round two matchups. Plus, they answer some reader questions (29:10).

36mins

23 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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The Hockey News Podcast: Trade deadline winners and losers

THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss their winners (0:46) and losers (11:03) from today’s trade deadline and give their updated Cup Final predictions (21:48).

30mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Just how good is Auston Matthews? What's behind Edmonton and NYR's early struggles?

THN's Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell are back to break down the latest news around the league and Ken's Bladerunner hot takes.The guys discuss: Despite getting older, Chicago and LA have looked like contenders early on (3:24) | The Leafs have been the league's scariest team (8:35) | Where could Auston Matthews rank among Hart trophy candidates? (11:30) | Why are Edmonton and the Rangers playing so poorly? (17:48) | Ken Dryden's views on head contact (28:40) | Plus, answer listener questions (32:23).

37mins

16 Oct 2017

Rank #8

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Tom Wilson's latest infraction, Kaapo Kakko, and can the Islanders make the playoffs?

THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Tom Wilson’s latest controversial hit (1:12), EA Sports’ NHL 19 season (4:18) and who is likely to be the first player traded this season (7:39). Matt dishes out some fantasy insider tips (12:37), while Ryan gives the prospect profile of Finnish star Kaapo Kakko (14:39) and Panthers prospect Serron Noel (16:22). Plus, they listen to Ken’s hot take of the week (18:37) and answer some reader questions (23:10).

31mins

3 Oct 2018

Rank #9

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The Taylor Hall trade and the end of the Kovalchuk saga in LA

THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss some of the setbacks and delays behind today’s Taylor Hall trade (0:30), the Joel Farabee suspension (6:03), the end of the Kovalchuk era in LA and his Hall of Fame chances (10:43), Peter DeBoer’s firing and what’s next for the Sharks (19:35) and Jack Eichel’s case for the Hart (27:09). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (31:32).

47mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Is Detroit the worst team of the salary cap era? Is Arizona a legit contender?

THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Capmbell discuss the NHL’s upcoming Board of Governors meeting and whether it can result in a change in coaching culture (7:28). Then, they question whether Detroit is the worst team of the salary cap era (7:28), if Jimmy Howard is a good backup rental option (14:39), if Arizona is a legit playoff contender (16:39) and who is likely to be named the next coach of the New Jersey Devils (23:27). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (35:00).

49mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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The Hockey News Podcast: Are the Flyers for real?

THN’s Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campell discuss how recent Covid-19 news is impacting the hockey world (1:13), Philadelphia and St. Louis as under-the-radar Cup contenders (8:04), Mika Zibanejad’s hot streak and ability to lead the Rangers going forward (16:48), inconsistent goaltending around the league (22:21) and their Wild Card favourites (26:56). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions (34:14).

49mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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The end of the Nylander saga, and yet another Tom Wilson hit

THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss the end to the William Nylander Saga (1:00), whether they thought Tom Wilson’s latest hit was worthy of punishment (5:41) and whether a potential move to the Central Division could foreshadow the Coyotes relocating to Houston (9:54). Then, Matt gives out his fantasy insider tips (13:24) and Ryan focuses his future watch on 2019 draft prospect Connor McMichael and Detroit first rounder Joe Veleno (15:10). Plus, Ken gives his weekly hot take, which involves how he thinks Toronto will fare in the postseason (20:08) and they answer some mailbag questions (22:35).

31mins

3 Dec 2018

Rank #13

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Answering your mailbag questions

With no NHL games to talk about, THN’s Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy open up the mailbag to answer questions about potential goalie trades, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Seattle expansion draft targets, whether Toronto needs to make a trade and much more!

45mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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Game 2 recap from Pittsburgh: Rinne struggles, Murray shines

This week on The Hockey News Podcast, the boys check in from Pittsburgh after Game 2 of the Stanley Cup to talk about Pekka Rinne's struggles, Conn Smythe Trophy front-runners, and more.

10mins

1 Jun 2017

Rank #15

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Potential Taylor Hall trade destinations and the Bill Peters fallout

THN’s Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss Taylor Hall trade destinations (1:24), Bill Peters’ resignation and what it means for coaching culture going forward (6:46) and whether Nathan MacKinnon has a case for the Hart Trophy (15:39). Plus, they answer some mailbag questions.

42mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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Live from All Star: Skills competition recap

Live from St. Louis, THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell break down the highs and the lows of the All-Star skills competition. Plus, interviews with Kendall Coyne Schofield (17:13), Shea Weber (21:50) and Hilary Knight (26:08).

29mins

25 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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The best of the decade

THN’s Matt Larkin and Ken Campbell discuss all the bests in the hockey world this past decade; including players, teams, busts, trades, signings, surprises and more. Happy New Year everybody!

50mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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Is Vegas the Western Conference favourite? Is Brad Marchand good for the game?

THN’s Matt Larkin, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discuss if Vegas has cemented themselves as the cup favourite after defeating San Jose (0:35), whether Brad Marchand is a good villain for the game after his latest instance of licking (3:50), how worried Nashville should be about Pekka Rinne’s play this postseason (9:05), where Joe Thornton may end up this offseason (17:00) and if Evander Kane will stay put in San Jose as a UFA (21:40). Plus, they answer some reader questions. (25:20).

40mins

7 May 2018

Rank #19