Ari Shapiro on Sportsnet 650 (Vancouver) with Mira Laurence (11-25)

My latest guest appearance on Sportsnet 650 Vancouver (11-25) with the always dynamic and indefatigable host Mira Laurence (@laurence_mira).

We discussed the glorious nostalgic romp that was Hockey Night in Canada this past weekend, the magic of those powder blue retro uniforms, the rise of young and talented draft picks throughout the league, the impending return of Auston Matthews, the current status of William Nylander, how the New York Yankees never change, and what the James Paxton trade means to the Blue Jays.

A conversation with Dom Luszczyszyn

My conversation with freelance hockey writer Dom Luszczyszyn, whose affiliations include the CBC, The Hockey News, Hockey Graphs, and The Nation Network. He is currently writing at The Athletic while offering the masses his daily fantasy hockey projections and is a highly respected analytics guru.

We discussed his thoughts on early NHL season predictions, the reality of Kyle Dubas and his efforts to sign all three of his budding young stars, the revolving door of coaching changes and GM justifications, his earliest experiences as a young journalist on the rise, and what inspired him to have a genuine passion for the game of hockey.

Be sure to follow Dom (@domluszczyszyn) on social media and check out his worthwhile perspectives at The Athletic NHL.

Heroes and Hosers: S01E04

Heroes & Hosers is a brand new hockey podcast that covers the latest news and exciting developments from the National Hockey League. Featuring hosts Eric Dinkelmann (@MaximusNhl) and Ari Shapiro (@ari_shapiro), tune in for your daily dose of NHL insights, observations, and self-deprecating humour to remind you of the existential nature of the greatest game on earth.

On this episode: Patrik Laine gets his groove back and revels in his sixth hat trick by the tender age of 20, Todd McLellan and Mike Yeo are the latest casualties of the NHL coaching fraternity, if the great coaching Poobah Ken Hitchcock can turn things around in Edmonton, and the surging Buffalo Sabres juxtaposed nicely by the melodrama that is the Ottawa Senators’ season.

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