Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play with Ben and Colton. Join Ben Kerr and Colton Praill each week as they take a look at the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere.
Back with us this week is our special guest co-host, Ariel Melendez, Managing Editor at Last Word on Hockey.
There were a pair of trades this week. We look at Tanner Pearson joining the Pittsburgh Penguins, Carl Hagelin going to the Los Angeles Kings, Ryan Spooner joining the Edmonton Oilers, and Ryan Strome heading to the New York Rangers. We examine what the moves mean for these teams and where they could be headed next.
The William Nylander saga goes on for the Toronto Maple Leafs. We debate whether the Leafs should deal the star winger or whether they should let him sit a year if they are unable to come to an agreement. What could they get for the Swedish forward?
Carey Price‘s Struggles
Meanwhile, the talk in Montreal centres around the struggles of the Canadiens superstar goaltender, Carey Price. How bad have things gotten? How much of the criticism and the panic deserved? What is causing the issues? Will Price bounce back to an elite goalie?
Andrei Vasilevskiy Injury
Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced that goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has a broken foot. Can the team rely on Louis Domingue to carry the load in his absence? Can they stay in first place without their top goalie?
Vancouver Canucks rookie centre Elias Pettersson is running away with the Calder Trophy race. NHL Legend Wayne Gretzky has taken notice and had some impressive compliments for the youngster. Is this level of praise deserved?
All that and more as we go on the Power Play
Main Photo: New York Rangers forward Ryan Spooner skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2018 in New York City. (Getty Images)