These are dark times for the Buffalo Sabres and their fans. A once proud franchise is descending into disgrace. On this edition of NHL Unlocked, host Matt Carlins and Casey Shea talk with Matt's cousin Chris, who lives in Buffalo. Chris tells us what fans are saying about Sabres players, management and even the owner. We even sneak in a few words about the Bills. It's the best of Buffalo - minus the wings.
Despite a growing list of injured players, the Penguins keep trudging along like a hoard of determined zombies. Which player is missed the most? Is Marc-Andre Fleury's hot start a sign of real change in his play? How good is Kris Letang since he returned from injury? Matt Carlins, Adam Hoerner and Casey Shea discuss those topics and more. Plus, we have a TK vs. Adams & Glass Scoring Race update. Listen and enjoy!
Would Mario Lemieux dominate the NHL if he were in his prime today? Could Sidney Crosby thrive in the "Clutch And Grab" era? Matt Carlins, Adam Hoerner and Casey Shea tackle those tough questions and the evolution of professional hockey in this special mid-week edition of NHL Unlocked.
It looks like rookie defenseman Olli Maata will be staying in Pittsburgh, but that means new salary cap problems for the Penguins. Does another player have to be traded? Who should that be? Also in this episode, Matt, Casey and Adam discuss the mess that is the 2013-14 edition of the Philadelphia Flyers. Plus, a heartfelt and tearjerking tribute to the newly-retired Marty "French Toast" Biron. Listen, enjoy and share your thoughts with an email to email@example.com.
Casey Shea and Adam Hoerner have some thoughts on the new NHL 14 video game (featuring Casey's all-time favorite athlete on the cover), and they're not all good. They talk about what works and what doesn't. Plus, host Matt Carlins even chimes in with some memories of the ultimate sports gaming classic, NHL '94.
Why did Craig Adams and Ryan Malone fight? What happens if Jeff Zatkoff's play doesn't improve? Matt Carlins, Casey Shea and Adam Hoerner tackle those questions and more in the first NHL Unlocked of the new season. Plus, a look at Tyler Kennedy's first games with San Jose.