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The Hockey News Podcast: Are the Flames Elite Cup Contenders Now?

Do the Flames belong in the top tier after acquiring Tyler Toffoli? Who wins the women's gold-medal showdown? And more.

This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin:

- Previewing the 2022 Olympic women's gold-medal game between Canada and USA: who wins?

- Does anything need to change in the women's Olympic format to make the event more competitive?

- The Calgary Flames acquire Tyler Toffoli. Are they true Stanley Cup contenders now? Are the Montreal Canadiens beginning a scorched-earth rebuild?

- What will Martin St-Louis' impact be as Habs coach?

- What contender needs to pull a Calgary and make a major upgrade for the stretch run?

- What should we expect from Jack Eichel's debut as a Vegas Golden Knight? Is Vegas pulling a Kucherov caper with Mark Stone on LTIR?

- Listener mailbag, including: Johnny Gaudreau for Hart?

And more!


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