This week on The Hockey News Podcast:
– It’s time to select our mid-season Hart Trophy picks. Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin conveniently each name a different player
– Is Dougie Hamilton really on the trade block again? Is it for hockey reasons, or has the “social outcast” narrative followed him to Carolina?
– Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin doesn’t plan to make any aggressive buyer moves at the trade deadline. Is he doing the right thing?
– Fantasy pickups: Kevin Fiala, Erik Gustafsson, Nico Hischier (!?)
– Future Watch: which players spiked their stocks the most at the World Junior Championship?
– From the Magazine: Ken Campbell on his oddball interactions with the San Jose Sharks’ two Joes, Thornton and Pavelski
– Hot Take: Junior team buses need to be equipped with seatbelts at all costs
– Mailbag: Building a hypothetical Alex-Pietrangelo-to-the-Leafs-trade, assessing if the New York Islanders are for real, and more