Apr 26th, 2021
Introducing a new segment of the podcast: The Face-Off Spot Rundown. In this weekly episodic, Owen Roche will be joined by Adam Larson and other guests to discuss some of the biggest topics from around the hockey world over the past week.
This week, Owen and Adam recap:
-Spencer Knight, 13th overall draft pick of the Florida Panthers in 2019 and Team USA goaltender at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, earned his first NHL win in his first career start over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Owen and Adam look at Florida’s goaltending depth and the future of the position for the team.
-Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens entered the NHL’s concussion protocol after an injury suffered earlier in the week which will result in him missing at least a week of playing time. The guys discuss Price’s career and how this injury could impact Montreal’s playoff chances.
-Patrick Marleau played in his 1,768th career game this week, passing Gordie Howe for the most career NHL games played. Owen and Adam discuss Marleau’s longevity and the true significance of this record.
-The OHL has cancelled its season as COVID cases continue to increase in Ontario . The guys discuss how this could impact the OHL’s players and NHL teams in the upcoming draft.
-The Colorado Avalanche were recently forced to postpone three games due to positive COVID tests among the squad. Owen and Adam look at how the NHL has handled COVID protocols so far this season and what the situation may look like come playoff time.
-The Sabres and Devils became the first two teams to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention this season. Owen discusses what the current 10-year playoff drought has been like for a Sabres fan and what the Sabres’ future may hold.