Off The Post
Smart hockey talk for the informed fan, Off The Post is produced by Postmedia and hosted by Paul Chapman.
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Strength, size key traits for NHL teams heading...
Mike Traikos and Paul Chapman get into all the happenings at the NHL draft, look ahead to free agency and offer up takeaways from the Stanley Cup Final.   They pick the teams projected be the biggest players in free agency and which Canadian...
37 min
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Leafs' Stanley Cup window could be closing
Mike Traikos joins Paul Chapman to discuss the Leafs exit from the playoffs and what the team is missing. While Mike thinks the team needs to get bigger and nastier, salary cap issues leaves few options for a fix.   They also look at...
23 min
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NHL Playoffs a player hater's ball
Postmedia’s national hockey writer Mike Traikos joins Paul Chapman  to talk about the wild start to the NHL Playoffs.    Why are the Leafs leading the Bruins after lagging behind them all season? Why is there so much hate in the...
38 min
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Underdog Leafs should be favourite to beat the ...
Mike Traikos breaks down the 2019 playoff matchups. Would it be considered an upset if the Leafs were to beat the Bruins? Which Canadian team has the best shot to go the distance?   They also talk about home ice advantage and the New York...
42 min
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Leafs, Jets, Flames? Which Canadian team has th...
Mike Traikos joins Paul Chapman to talk about the state of the NHL headed into the playoffs.   Mike looks at the possibilities the Leafs could go on a big playoff run  and reports that the city of Toronto is more excited about the Raptors...
39 min
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Something stinks in Toronto
Mike Traikos joins Paul Chapman talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs chances for a Stanley Cup run this season.   Mike says, something’s not right. Goaltending, defence and overall team chemistry are concerns for the Leafs, so much so he...
42 min
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Leafs are only Canadian team that moves the needle
Why the Leafs are the only Canadian team to move the needle.   Mike Traikos joins Paul Chapman on the heels of a Toronto Maple Leafs western swing where fans showed how much support the boys in blue have across the country.   Mike argues...
38 min
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Did the Leafs do enough to win the Stanley Cup?
Postmedia’s national hockey writer Mike Traikos joins Paul Chapman to examine why the Toronto Maple Leafs weren’t more active at the deadline and where that leaves them after the trade deadline.   This week’s podcast also discusses John...
40 min
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NHL trade deadline cometh
Which Canadian teams have the most to lose? Which have the most to gain?   In advance of Monday's NHL trade deadline, Postmedia national hockey writer Mike Traikos takes us through the likelihood that the Senators, Canadiens, Leafs, Flames, Jets,...
37 min
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When will Connor McDavid reach his breaking point?
This week Paul Chapman and Mike Traikos look at Connor McDavid coming up second-best once again in a meeting with Sidney Crosby.   In his fourth NHL season Crosby won the Stanley Cup, having made the final in his third year. In this, his fourth...
35 min
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Auston Matthews gets paid
Now that the Toronto Maple Leafs have loaded up their salary cap by giving nearly $60 million to Matthews, how small is their window to win a Stanley Cup considering the fact they now have two players who are making $11 million a season?  ...
34 min
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Trades, trades, trades as Leafs get jump on NHL...
Mike Traikos joins Paul Chapman in this week’s Off The Post podcast to examine Toronto’s leap into the trade market with defenceman Jake Muzzin. The Leafs set the market high, but are they finished? Mike tells us what he’s been hearing from NHL...
35 min
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Oil spill going to be an awful task to clean up...
Michael Traikos joins Paul Chapman from San Jose at the site of the NHL All Star Game to talk about the disaster of a season the Edmonton Oilers have had and how they are going to need a “wolf” to come in and clean up the crime scene. Mike has an...
36 min
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Hot and heavy in demand in the NHL
Postmedia’s national hockey writer Michael Traikos joins Paul Chapman to talk about the issues around the NHL this week. Traikos explains that the big, heavy hitters around the NHL are the difference makers that everyone wants. Tom Wilson,...
39 min
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The Rise of the machines, hockey’s new wave of ...
Montreal Canadiens beat writer Stu Cowan joins Pa…
29 min
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Alex Ovechkin's amazing season
In this week’s Off The Post, hockey writer Don Br…
34 min
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Seattle gets an NHL team, who’s got next?
Postmedia’s National hockey insider Mike Traikos …
35 min
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New GMs, new coaches, new arenas and new stars,...
Edmonton's Jim Matheson joins Paul Chapman in the…
36 min
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Battle of Alberta and bench blood
Kristen Anderson, beat reporter in Calgary, joins…
45 min
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Inside the Senators: Canada's most dysfunctiona...
Senators beat reporter Don Brennan joins Paul Cha…
34 min
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Coaches cornered, the perilous life of an NHL b...
Ed Willes joins Paul Chapman for this week. They …
39 min
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Surprising rookies and slumping veterans could ...
Postmedia National Hockey Writer Mike Traikos joi…
36 min
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McDavid vs Crosby, McDavid vs Gretzky
Paul is joined by the Edmonton Journal and Sun’s …
36 min
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The code, the weed and the Leafs
Vancouver Canucks beat writer Ben Kuzma joins Pau…
41 min
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Why you should never believe an NHL goalie
Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun joins Paul Chapm…
39 min
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The meaning of the C and Tom Wilson's suspension
This week Calgary Flames writer Kristen Anderson…
51 min
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NHL 2018 season preview: Dumpster fires vs tire...
It’s time to drop the puck, and you can get caugh…
53 min
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On Tavares, Carlson, Kane, JVR and the 2018 NHL...
John is joined by Matt Cane, editor for Hockey-Gr…
67 min
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Round 3 preview: What makes Tampa so scary, Veg...
John is joined by Gus Katsaros, analyst for McKee…
55 min
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David Ling on life as hockey's ultimate journey...
John is joined by David Ling, a 43-year-old forme…
93 min
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Previewing the second round with Michael Traiko...
John is joined by Michael Traikos, national hocke…
42 min
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A conversation with Tim Thompson, the man behin...
John is joined by Tim Thompson, filmmaker and ex-…
74 min
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Playoff preview: Handicapping the NHL's first r...
John is joined by Matthew Coller, hockey writer f…
70 min
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NHL awards: Debating Norris, Adams, Byng, Calde...
John is joined by Josh Clipperton, national hocke…
52 min
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NHL awards: Ranking Hart, Vezina and Selke cand...
John is joined by Travis Yost, hockey writer for …
57 min
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Which Canadian NHL team has been biggest disapp...
John is joined by Michael Traikos, national hocke…
44 min
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NHL rebuilds: What can we learn from the Sabres...
John is joined by Bill Hoppe, Sabres writer for B…
56 min
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What are the chances? Breaking down the playoff...
John is joined by Peter Tanner, creator of MoneyP…
57 min
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Marquee GMs make their mark: Recapping the NHL ...
John is joined by Michael Traikos, national hocke…
53 min
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Who's available, where are they going: Trade de...
John is joined by Scott Cullen, hockey columnist …
61 min
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Can Canada win double gold? Talking Olympic hoc...
John is joined by Rob Longley, who is covering ho…
38 min
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Uffe Bodin on Sweden's hockey Mount Rushmore, t...
John and guest co-host Michael Traikos are joined…
36 min
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Travis Yost on Jagr's legacy, the incredible Go...
John is joined by Travis Yost, hockey writer for …
47 min
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Stefan Legein on mental health, retiring from h...
John is joined by Stefan Legein, former pro hocke…
55 min
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Will the NHL ever find its HR derby or dunk con...
John is joined by Matt Larkin, associate senior w…
44 min
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Gus Katsaros on the evolution of the forward po...
John is joined by Gus Katsaros, analyst for McKee…
60 min
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Buyers? Sellers? Getting ready for the NHL trad...
John is joined by Michael Traikos, Postmedia's na…
59 min
48
World juniors wrap-up: Team Canada takeaways, t...
John is joined by Terry Koshan, hockey reporter a…
60 min
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Feeling jolly: Handing out holiday gifts to NHL...
John is joined by Matthew Coller, hockey analyst/…
73 min
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Cream of the crop: Which lines are the NHL's be...
John is joined by NHL analysts and Maple Leafs bl…
39 min
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Ex-NHLer Anthony Stewart on what it's like to p...
John and special guest host Michael Traikos chat …
39 min
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Skills coach Joe Quinn on what's behind Connor ...
John and special guest host Michael Traikos ring …
23 min
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Stu Siegel on HockeyTech, player/puck tracking,...
John is joined by Stu Siegel, CEO of HockeyTech, …
53 min
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Ex-NHLer Jim Paek on growing hockey in South Ko...
John and co-host Michael Traikos are joined by Ji…
38 min
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Micah Blake McCurdy on NHL's truly elite teams,...
John is joined by Micah Blake McCurdy, owner/oper…
61 min
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Misha Donskov on the Golden Knights' hot start,...
John is joined by Misha Donskov, director of hock…
28 min
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Sami Hoffrén on golden age of Finnish hockey, L...
John is joined by Sami Hoffrén, Finnish NHL repor…
63 min
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Kucherov is a top-five player ... right? True/f...
John is joined by Michael Traikos, national hocke…
45 min
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David Branch on going to school with Dr. J, CHL...
John is joined by David Branch, CHL president and…
58 min
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Kelly Hrudey on Arbour's genius, Gretzky's memo...
John is joined by Kelly Hrudey, analyst for Hocke…
24 min
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Lance Hornby on the Maple Leafs: Is this Toront...
John is joined by Lance Hornby, longtime Maple Le…
35 min
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Second contracts, worst deals and best bargains...
John is joined by Brandon Stutheit, president of …
64 min
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Gus Katsaros on the evolution of the defenceman...
John is joined by Gus Katsaros, analyst for McKee…
72 min
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Aspiring NHL exec Rachel Doerrie on breaking in...
John is joined by Rachel Doerrie, a 21-year-old a…
70 min
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NHL Season Preview - Part 2: Eastern Conference...
John is joined by Travis Yost, hockey writer for …
58 min
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NHL Season Preview - Part 1: Western Conference...
John is joined by Matthew Coller, NHL writer for …
70 min
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Predictions galore: Michael Traikos on Matthews...
John is joined by Michael Traikos, national hocke…
50 min
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Rob Vollman on his book, the NHL's clutch score...
John is joined by Rob Vollman, hockey analytics p…
45 min
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New season, new draft class: Ryan Kennedy on pr...
John is joined by Ryan Kennedy, associate senior …
49 min
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Off-season carousel: Jagr's future, incoming ro...
John is joined by Luke Fox of Sportsnet and Joshu…
70 min
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Greyhounds' Kyle Raftis on life as a young jr. ...
John is joined by Kyle Raftis, the 31-year-old ge…
61 min
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What does the model say? A critical look at NHL...
John is joined by Matt Cane, analyst for Hockey G…
63 min
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Summer school: How to properly assess NHL goali...
John is joined by Ian Fleming, analyst for Hockey…
44 min
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Reasonable times? Winners, losers of NHL free a...
John is joined by Jonathan Willis, NHL writer for…
51 min
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Free agency preview: Which UFAs can be added on...
John is joined by Zac Urback, NHL analytics consu…
56 min
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Instant reaction to Vegas Golden Knights roster...
John is joined by Matthew Coller, NHL writer for …
58 min
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Sober Stanley Cup thoughts ... and VegasMania (...
John is joined by Mike Zeisberger, hockey columni…
54 min
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NHL draft preview: Nico-Nolan and the Top 10 (E...
Join is joined by Mark Edwards, founder/director …
34 min
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1-on-1 with Nick Suzuki (Episode 41)
John is joined by Nick Suzuki, top NHL draft pros…
19 min
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Stanley Cup final preview: Elite offence vs. el...
John is joined by Travis Yost, hockey analytics w…
49 min
81
Conference finals preview: Anything left in the...
John is joined by Adam Gretz, hockey writer for N…
37 min
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Who is worthy of early Conn Smythe Trophy buzz?...
John is joined by Michael Traikos, national hocke…
33 min
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Conference semis preview: Can star power preva...
John is joined by Matthew Coller, NHL writer for …
39 min
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Unearthing the stats behind line chemistry (Epi...
John is joined by Ryan Stimson, writer for hockey…
35 min
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Eastern Conference playoff preview (Episode 35 ...
John is joined by Matt Larkin, writer/editor for …
48 min
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Western Conference playoff preview (Episode 34 ...
John is joined by Eric Francis, longtime Flames c…
39 min
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Regular season recap: The Good, The Bad, The Ug...
John is joined by Matthew Coller, NHL writer for …
56 min
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Everything you need to know about hockey's newe...
John is joined by Joe Birch, senior director of h…
31 min
89
Roundtable: You're NHL commissioner, what do yo...
John is joined by Justin Cuthbert (theScore), Gus…
48 min
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Talking playoff probabilities with a mathematic...
John is joined by Micah Blake McCurdy, owner/oper…
42 min
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Debating the NHL's best lines and pairings (Epi...
John is joined by Travis Yost, hockey analytics w…
46 min
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1-on-1 with Connor Murphy (Episode 28)
John is joined by Connor Murphy, defenceman for t…
27 min
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Trade deadline debrief: Who gained an edge? (Ep...
John is joined by Michael Traikos, national hocke…
40 min
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State of the Jets: Two superstars, sure, but w...
John is joined by Ken Wiebe, Jets beat writer for…
37 min
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1-on-1 with Jeff Skinner (Episode 25)
John is joined by Jeff Skinner, leading scorer an…
16 min
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Discussing Total Hockey: Stripping the labels o...
John is joined by Jack Han, video and analytics e…
30 min
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State of the Flames: Net pains, terrific Tkachu...
John is joined by Eric Francis, longtime Flames c…
34 min
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Julien + Vegas = match made in hockey heaven? (...
John is joined by Michael Traikos, national hocke…
42 min
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1-on-1 with Owen Tippett (Episode 21)
John is joined by Owen Tippett, top NHL draft pro…
13 min
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Contenders and pretenders: Which NHL teams are ...
Host John Matisz is joined by Matthew Coller, NHL…
50 min