The Lighter Side Pod

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Joe and Zack review the opening week of NHL season. Discuss good and bad starts for individual players and teams. Joe makes "Overblown" fan predictions, and high light 5 games from the upcoming week.
Joe and Zack talk opening week of the NHL season. Talk top prospects for 2019-20 and make their picks for Rookie of the Year as well as Stanley Cup Champion pick.
Joe and Tom discuss current state of the top 4 teams in the Atlantic Division and what the upcoming draft/free agency/season may look like for each team.
It could be argued that the 1979 draft class is one of the best draft classes of all-time. Full of Hall of Famer's and skill players with careers spanning over 1000 games. Joe and Tom redraft the Top 10 selections. Who will be #1?Join our community on Facebook: @TheLighterSidePodSubscribe on YouTube (content coming soon):
Summertime hockey is right around the corner. Joe and Tom give their analysis on the qualifying matches in the Western Conference.Join our community on Facebook: @TheLighterSidePodSubscribe on YouTube (content coming soon):
With summertime playoff hockey right around the corner, Joe and Tom give their analysis on the "play-in" Qualifying Round matches in the Eastern Conference.
The only outcome that could have been worse for the NHL would have been if all "Place Holder" teams won the top 3 draws in the draft lottery. The powers that be in the NHL look foolish when a flawed plan lead to an absolutely disgraceful outcome. In this episode, Joe and Tom talk about the draft lottery and what this means for the league going forward.
With the NHL draft lottery just around the corner, in this episode Joe and Tom reDraft the top 10 picks from the 2001 NHL Draft which saw Ilya Kovalchuk go 1st overall. Does this pick withstand the test of time? Who will move up into the top 10 and who is out?
Continuing to exam the off season outlook of teams in the Metro division. This episode focuses on the Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, and Islanders.
In this episode Tom and Joe discuss some of the most underrated goalies of all-time, from should be Hall of Famer's to solid backup net minders that played key roles on great teams.
In this episode Joe and Tom discuss the top 3 teams in the Metro; Capitals, Flyers, Penguins. Discussion focuses on team need in the upcoming draft, salary cap heading into the off season, and prospects in the system that might be ready to step in and make an impact.
Joe rants about his displeasure with the leagues decision on the draft lottery. Joe and Tom continue their thoughts on the hub cities and how unfair the playoff structure is to some of the teams.
Joe and Tom discuss the most productive all around tough guys in NHL history. Guys that put up the most penalty minutes of all-time but were also key/high level contributors to their teams success.
Joe and Tom run through the 22 page phased plan to restart the NHL playoffs this summer. Also discussed is the newly announced format for the 2020 draft lottery and draft.
Tom and Joe finish up their breakdown on each franchises all time leaders in playoff scoring. This week wraps up franchise leaders 21 thru 31
Tom and Joe continue reviewing the top scorers for each franchise in NHL history. This episode covers 11 - 20.
In this episode Joe and Tom take a look at the all-time playoff points leaders for each franchise in the NHL. This episode the top 10 franchise scorers will be discussed reminiscing on hockey memories and playoff longevity.
In this episode Joe and Tom conclude the draft preview series by recapping the top 15 prospects and identifying prospects that could make some significant jumps in round 1 of the upcoming NHL draft. Draft rankings taken from
In this episode Joe and Tom review prospects ranked 11 - 15 by They breakdown the game of each player and give their opinion on whether each player will be selected higher or lower than current ranking.
Joe and Tom discuss the recent rumors surrounding the NHL's plan to return to hockey this summer. Training camps not officially set to open but talk of playoffs in July played at 4 or 5 neutral sites. In news surrounding the local team, Detroit Red Wings, veteran goalie Jimmy Howard will not be offered a contract next season. Who could be available for the Red Wings to back fill Jimmy Howard as the rebuild continues?
In a continuation of episode 24; this episode Joe and Tom discuss the 5 draft eligible players currently ranked 6 through 10 by Which players could move up into the top 5? Also a scenario that could see teams trade up to land the top goalie in the draft.
Review of the top 5 players ranked by Tom breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of five players that have a good chance at being the top five players selected whenever the NHL draft is held
Discussion of the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals between the Hall of Fame filled roster of the Detroit Red Wings representing the Western Conference and a surprising opponent from the East; Carolina Hurricanes. The Red Wings had won back to back Stanley Cups in 1997 and 1998. The Carolina Hurricanes were making the finals for the first time in franchise history.
Discussion of the 2001 Stanley Cup Finals between the #1 seed in the west, Colorado Avalanche and the #1 seed in the east, New Jersey Devils. New Jersey was the defending Stanley Cup Champions from 2000 and Colorado was the President Trophy winner as the team with the best record in the regular season. A physical, defensive minded New Jersey team tried to shut down Joe Sakic and a high powered Colorado offense, with 22 year veteran Ray Bourque in search of his first cup in his final season.
Joe and Tom create a list of players from the 1990s and discuss whether those players were underrated or overrated during their playing careers.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Joe Grammatico
Podcast Status
Potentially Inactive
Oct 4th, 2019
Latest Episode
Mar 27th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
39 minutes

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