Skip to main content

The Hockey News Podcast: Where Does Zdeno Chara Rank Among All-time Defensemen?

Will Chara retire as a top-20 blueliner ever? Is the Bruins' Stanley Cup window closed? What should the NHL do next to promote equality? And more.

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

- The Boston Bruins lose to the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games. Afterward, David Krejci expresses sadness over the core group running out of years. Has Boston's Stanley Cup window closed?

- Zdeno Chara, 43, hasn’t made a decision on retirement. Where does he rank all-time among NHL defensemen?

- The Colorado Avalanche stay alive with a goaltending tandem of…Michael Hutchinson and Hunter Miska? Can the Avs come back to beat the Dallas Stars? Who should start in net if Pavel Francouz is healthy enough to play?

- Picking our Conn Smythe Trophy winners for the first half of the playoffs

- The NHL players stood up against racism last week. The NHL merely reacted. What must the league do in the future to be more proactive about promoting equality?

- Listener mailbag, including: trying to talk Buffalo Sabres fans off the ledge

And more!

Download and subscribe on iTunes, and on Soundcloud.

Listen on ACast

Listen on PodBean


Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets' Blowout Loss Underscores the Big Picture

After the Columbus Blue Jackets lost 9-4 to the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday night, Adam Proteau writes it's a reminder of the team's struggles this season.

Brandt Clarke

Clarke, Guenther, Wright Loaned to Canada’s World Junior Camp

After missing out on last summer's world juniors, Brandt Clarke, Shane Wright and Dylan Guenther are loaned to Team Canada ahead of selection camp.

Buffalo Sabres

Growing the Game: Canadian Women's Para Team, Sabres' Native American Night

Ian Kennedy looks at the Canadian women's para hockey team looking for funding, the Buffalo Sabres’ Native American Heritage Night and much more.