We’re back after a little break in the action to talk about a few milestones, Jersey jerseys, Jim Benning, Fenway Sports Group possibly buying the Pittsburgh Penguins and– most importantly– hockey culture and the aftermath (or lack thereof) from the Chicago investigation.
We preview the Central Division for the 2021-22 season and draw comparisons between recent teams that we’ve said “they should win this year” for quite some time until they finally won after we stopped talking about them.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are now back-to-back Stanley Cup champions after beating the Montréal Canadiens in five games in the 2021 Stanley Cup Final.
Also, Duncan Keith was traded to the Edmonton Oilers, Vladimir Tarasenko requested a trade from the St. Louis Blues, Pekka Rinne retired after spending his entire career with the Nashville Predators and the Minnesota Wild bought out Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
Nick talks about how the Tampa Bay Lightning can shrug off Game 4 and still win the 2021 Stanley Cup Final in Game 5, plus a whole lot more around the league and heartfelt condolences to the Columbus Blue Jackets on the loss of Matiss Kivlenieks.