Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Hockey Show - Episode 179

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, returns tonight with a call-in show as we'll start taking a look at the Trade Deadline! Of course, Winnipeg holds a big key in the trade deadline discussions as Andrew Ladd is still on the market for the right return, but there could be other Jets in play as well. We'll go through some of the potential destinations and roster returns Ladd would fetch if Beans and I were the Jets GM, and we'll look at other potential moves the Jets could make if they were going through a complete rebuild.

We'll also talk about this guy and his recent turbulence in the KHL. Ilya Kovalchuk reportedly has been suspended by head coach Sergei Zubov for a number of incidents that resulted in Kovalchuk being stripped of the captaincy in St. Petersburg and reportedly scratched for the opening-round playoff games. Kovalchuk has not played in the last two games for St. Petersburg, and word out of Mother Russia is that the superstar is a little unhappy with the treatment he's receiving. One report today on Twitter had this information.
Kovalchuk’s four-year contract with SKA is set to expire following the 2016-17 season, but if he opts out you'd have to expect him to try a return to the NHL. He wouldn't be eligible to sign with an NHL team unless all 30 teams agreed to his inclusion, and he'd still be a member of the New Jersey Devils due to his voluntary retirement. With the way he's played this season with SKA combined with his latest problems with team staff, I'm not sure New Jersey would be able to trade his rights at this time. My guess? He's not coming back to the NHL any time soon, but we'll discuss the possibility.

The phones are wide open tonight, and we're expecting your trade deadline calls! Dial us up at 204-269-8636 (UMFM) to give us your best Ladd trade scenario! Make sure you tune your radio dial in the Winnipeg region to 101.5 on your FM dial or listen live between 5:30pm and 6:30pm CT on your web-enabled device at the UMFM webpage to get in on the action! Tweet me anytime with questions you may have by hitting me up at @TeebzHBIC on Twitter. You can also post some stuff to Facebook if you use the "Like" feature, and I always have crazy stuff posted there that doesn't make it to the blog or show. It's a look at a former Thrasher and a possible former Jet and everything in between tonight on The Hockey Show only on 101.5 UMFM!

PODCAST: February 25, 2016: Episode 179

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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