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S7 E1 – NHL Western Conference Preview 2021 – aka. Kraken vs Canucks

In the next two episodes we preview the 2021-2022 season, with reporters from top teams from every division in the NHL. These episodes will all come out within the first week of the NHL season. We even have all your division ranking final predictions and breakout player for every single team. We begin with the Western Conference.

Guests:

Jessi Pierce – Covers the Wild and is on the Bardown Beauties Podcast @jessi_pierce
Bruce LeVine – Co-Host for Dallas Stars Radio Broadcasts. @BruceLeVinePuck
Adrian Dater – Editor for @ColHockeyNow @adater
Tim Booth – AP writer covering the Seattle Kraken and Seattle market teams@ByTimBooth
Nick Gismondi – Analyst, reporter covering the Seattle Kraken @NickGismondi
Brady Trettenero – Digital hockey content and writer for @Canucks@BradyTrett

Central Division : (2:24)

Divisional Rankings:

José M. Romero – @RomeroJoseM – Covers the Arizona Coyotes

1. Colorado 2. Winnipeg 3. Dallas 4. Minnesota 5. St. Louis 6. Nashville 7. Arizona 8. Chicago

Coyotes Breakout player: Lawson Crouse. “Four goals in 51 games last season (13 points), four goals in four preseason games this season. 15 goals two seasons ago is his career high, and with a new coach, new system, renewed opportunity, can perhaps reach that this season or surpass it.”

Brooke LoFurno – @brooke_lofo – Covers the Chicago Blackhawks

1. Colorado 2. St. Louis 3. Winnipeg 4. Minnesota 5. Chicago 6. Dallas 7. Nashville 8. Arizona

Blackhawks Breakout player: Henrik Borgstrom

Ian St.Clair – @IanStClair – Covers Avalanche and & sports betting @Colorado_Play

  1. Colorado 2. St. Louis 3. Minnesota 4. Dallas 5. Winnipeg 6. Nashville 7. Chicago 8. Arizona

Avalanche Breakout player: Bowen Byram

Bruce LeVine – @BruceLeVinePuck – Co-Host for Dallas Stars Radio Broadcasts

  1. Colorado 2. Dallas 3. Chicago 4. Winnipeg 5. Minnesota 6. St. Louis 7. Nashville 8. Arizona

Stars Breakout player: Denis Gurianov. Not sure if this qualifies as breakout, but return to form. Had a rough year in 2021 but I expect at least 20 goals from the Russian this season in a major bounce back.

Jessi Pierce – Covers the Minnesota Wild

1. Colorado 2. Dallas 3. Minnesota 4. Chicago 5. St. Louis 6. Winnipeg 7. Nashville 8. Arizona

Wild Breakout Player: Joel Eriksson Ek

Jeremy K. Gover – @govertime – Ex-Predators locker room reporter

1. Colorado 2. Minnesota 3. Winnipeg 4. Chicago 5. Nashville 6. Dallas 7. St. Louis 8. Arizona

Predators Breakout Player: Philip Tomasino. He looks so poised — but not reckless — with the puck (and without it) but that’s been in pre-season. Can he sustain that confidence during live ammo (i.e. the regular season)? If he can, look out.

Laura Astorian – @hildymac – Covers the Blues at St.Louis Game Time

1. Colorado. 2. Minnesota. 3. St Louis 4. Winnipeg 5. Dallas 6. Chicago. 7. Nashville. 8. Arizona

Blues Breakout Player: Toss-up between Pavel Buchnevich or Jordan Kyrou. Honorable mention goes to Jake Neighbours for making that nine-game tryout and playing like he belongs so far. 

Michael Remis – @Mremis – Covers the Winnipeg Jets

1. Colorado. 2 Winnipeg 3. Minnesota. 4. St Louis 5. Dallas 6. Chicago. 7. Nashville. 8. Arizona

Jets Breakout Player: Nikolaj Ehlers. “He has another level he can get to over 82 games. But if you want another pick seems like Cole Perfetti is ready to make an impact. as well starting on the 3rd line.”

Peter Bojarinov – @PBojarinov – Host

  1. Colorado 2. Minnesota 3. Chicago 4. Winnipeg 5. St.Louis 6. Dallas 7. Nashville 8. Arizona

Overall Consensus Rankings:

  1. Colorado 2. Minnesota 2. Winnipeg 4. St.Louis 5. Dallas 6. Chicago 7. Nashville 8. Arizona

Central Division : Colorado Avalanche (25:55)

AJ Haefele – @returnofaj – Covers the Colorado Avalanche

  1. Colorado 2. Winnipeg 3. Chicago 4. Minnesota 5. Dallas 6. St. Louis 7. Nashville 8. Arizona 

Avs Breakout player: Bowen Byram

Pacific Division : Rivals Kraken vs Canucks ?!? (43:16)

Divisional Rankings:

Jason Hernandez – @StimpyJD – Host of “Locked On Ducks” podcast

1. Vegas 2. Edmonton 3. Seattle 4. Calgary 5. LA Kings 6. Vancouver 7. San Jose 8. Anaheim

Ducks Breakout player: Trevor Zegras. Everyone else is going to say Trevor Zegras is going to be THE breakout star, and he will be. But I’ll give a 2nd player a nod and say Troy Terry finally breaks out.

Ryan Pinder – @SNRyanPinder – Pinder & Steinberg on @Sportsnet960

1. Vegas 2. Seattle 3. Edmonton 4. Calgary 5. Vancouver 6. Los Angeles 7. San Jose 8. Anaheim 

Flames breakout player: Andrew Mangiapane

Edmonton :

Julian Mongillo – @JulianMongillo – LA Kings Writer and Scout for Dobber Prospects.

1. Vegas 2. Vancouver 3. Edmonton 4. Los Angeles 5. Calgary 6. Seattle 7. Anaheim 8. San Jose

Kings breakout player: Cal Petersen

Sheng Peng – @Sheng_Peng – He covers the Sharks at SanJoseHockeyNow.com

  1. Vegas 2. Edmonton 3. Vancouver 4. Seattle 5. Calgary 7. Los Angeles 8. San Jose 8. Anaheim

Sharks breakout player: Timo Meier

Tim Booth – @ByTimBooth – Covers the Seattle Kraken for the A.P.

1. Vegas 2. Edmonton 3. Calgary 4. Seattle 5. Vancouver 6. Los Angeles 7. San Jose 8. Anaheim 

Kraken Breakout Player : Vince Dunn.

Nick Gismondi –  @NickGismondi – Analyst and reporter covering the Seattle Kraken

1). Vegas 2. Edmonton 3. Seattle 4. Vancouver 5. Calgary 6. Los Angeles 7. Anaheim 8. San Jose

Kraken Breakout Player: Vince Dunn

Brady Trettenero – @BradyTrett – Covers the Vancouver Canucks

1. Vegas 2. Edmonton 3. Seattle 4. Vancouver 5. Calgary 6. Los Angeles 7. Anaheim 8. San Jose

Canucks Breakout Player: Vasily Podkolzin.

Vegas:

Peter Bojarinov – @PBojarinov – Host

1. Vegas 2. Seattle 3. Edmonton 4. Vancouver 5. Calgary 6. Los Angeles 7. San Jose 8. Anaheim

Overall Consensus Rankings:

  1. Vegas 2. Edmonton 3. Seattle 4. Vancouver 5. Calgary 6. Los Angeles 7. Anaheim 7. San Jose

*Standout Ranking Selections are in Italics

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Thanks to all our guests this week, it was really great catching up. Special thanks to Adrain Dater for dropping by and giving some depth analysis.

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