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Welcome to the "Locked On Ducks Podcast," your daily stop for Orange County's favorite hockey team, the Anaheim Ducks. Hosted by Jason "J.D." Hernandez, we enter a new era of Ducks hockey as Dallas Eakins enters the fray as the new head coach. Gain some insight into your Ducks with special guests, a weekly look into their minor league team, the San Diego Gulls, and much more while enjoying that beautiful SoCal weather. Locked On Ducks is part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

John Gibson Earns Third Star Honors, and a Kobe...
The Anaheim Ducks steal three points from the mighty Colorado Avalanche. How did they pull this off? Also, John Gibson is named the NHL's 3rd Star of the Week. We'll talk about how Gibby has been saving the Ducks so far this season, and why he should be considered a Vezina Trophy candidate. Finally, JD looks back on the life of Kobe Bryant on the 1-year anniversary of his tragic passing.
32 min
The Avalanche Are Coming to Town, and the Frida...
In this Friday edition, it's both a crossover special AND a mailbag episode! First, Chris Micieli (Locked On Avalanche) joins the program to preview this weekend's two-game set between Colorado and Anaheim. We discuss which lines are performing the best, and who could provide the bulk of the scoring this weekend at the Ponda. Also, JD and Chris make their predictions for both games. Finally, JD opens up the mailbag and answers some questions, one of which relates to some injury news involving the Ducks' defense. Also, a great question about why there are seemingly more left-handed shots in the NHL these days.
38 min
The Ducks Special Teams Falter, Zegras Debuts i...
The Ducks special teams woes continue in a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Also, Trevor Zegras makes his preseason debut with the San Diego Gulls. How did he do? Also, we pay tribute to this year's 21st Duck, Angelique Fong.
23 min
John Gibson Saves the Day, and the Elite 1C Des...
The Anaheim Ducks net their first win of the season thanks in large part to a stellar performance from John Gibson. Who else played a key role in the victory, and we give some love to the #Elite1C who played a big part in that game-winning goal.
23 min
Leaving Las Vegas With One Point
The Ducks lose a heart breaker in Vegas... this is nothing new. Who were the best Ducks players on the ice? Who was both impressive and the complete opposite in the same game? Why is the Ducks power play so awful again? Also, the Gulls will have to wait to play their first exhibition game, unfortunately...
28 min
Let the Kids Play! Ducks Fall on Opening Night
After 309 days, the Anaheim Ducks finally played a meaningful game... to the stacked Golden Knights. How did the Ducks manage to hang with them for 40 minutes? Is there anything they can do to try and pull off a victory on Saturday against this same team?
24 min
Opening Night Is Finally Here!
The wait is finally over. After ten long months, Anaheim Ducks hockey is finally back with some meaningful games. The first game roster is set. Who made the 20-man team? Also, the 6-man "taxi squad" is also set. Finally, we meet the Golden Knights and make some predictions for the Ducks' upcoming season. Where will they finish in the standings? Who will reach a special milestone this season?
26 min
Zegras Goes to Gulls Camp, Willie O' Ree Honore...
Trevor Zegras is sent down to begin the season with the Gulls. How does he slot in with the rest of that squad? Also, Willie O' Ree is honored once again with another number retirement; this time, in the NHL. Finally, today is the official start of the NHL hockey season! A couple predictions are made in this one...
21 min
Should Zegras Play in the NHL Now?
With Jamie Drysdale and Trevor Zegras back in southern California, the biggest question of the past 48 hours is: Should Trevor Zegras be on the Anaheim Ducks' opening day roster? JD Hernandez explains why bringing him up immediately may not be such a great idea... for now. Also, the Ducks let Christian Djoos go on waivers, and this does not make management look good at all.
25 min
The Young Defensive Corps Could Be the Future, ...
JD breaks down some advanced defensive stats for the Ducks prospects at the WJC. Also, Anthony Stolarz signs an extension with the Ducks. How smart is this move? Also, a bit of a roster shakeup with several players on that list. Could this simply be a cap space move?
23 min
Addressing the Unrest in the US, and Zegras' Ma...
JD Hernandez begins the podcast by addressing the unfortunate events that took place in our nation's capital. Also, Ducks' coach Dallas Eakins responds with some scathing words about the riots, and other players also respond. Finally, JD talks about another dimension to Trevor Zegras' game that isn't getting talked about quite as much as his scoring prowess.
22 min
Ze-Gras Is Golden On Z Other Side
DISCLAIMER: This was recorded the night of January 5th, before the events in Washington, D.C.** Team USA Wins the Gold Medal at the World Juniors! How did they do it? How big a role did the Ducks star prospect, Trevor Zegras, play in this final game? JD breaks down the final game of this year's tournament. He also points out just how precise his predictions were. Finally, is Trevor Zegras ready to play in the NHL right now?
31 min
The Arty Party Keeps the US Alive, and a Gold M...
Somehow, the US team survived against Finland in their semifinal match... and it was spectacular! How did the Americans nearly let it slip away? Also, the return of "Charlie" leaves one commentator reaching for the earplugs. Finally, the BIG question... how in the world can the boys from the States somehow defeat the mighty Canadian squad? JD explains that there is a way this could happen... maybe.
26 min
We're Officially Back! World Juniors Quarters, ...
It's the official second season premiere of "Locked On Anaheim Ducks!" As we look back on the amazing US play led by Trevor Zegras at the World Junior Championships, both the US and Canada play big semifinal games Monday night. Could we see these two countries play for the Gold Medal on Tuesday?
24 min
The US dominates, Zegras Comparisons, and WJC P...
How did the US fare in their final game of pool play? Also, JD dives into who he thinks is a fair player comparison to Trevor Zegras, and why simply comparing him to a fellow teammate is just... lazy. Plus, we look ahead to the upcoming quarterfinal schedule and make some predictions.
27 min
A Locked On Ducks 2020 Retrospective
It's a bonus episode! A look back at some of the best moments of this podcast, the wonderful guests, the hilarious moments, and more! This features clips from some of the best (and most listened to) episodes from the year that was.
40 min
Massive AHL Updates, and Zegras Taking Over the...
A slew of news came out regarding the start of the American Hockey League. How will the NHL's Return to Play protocols affect the top developmental hockey league? Plus, Trevor Zegras is completely dominating the World Juniors right now. How is he doing it? What are some of the keys to his game? How monumentally important is the next game?
40 min
Matters of the Heart, and Let the Kids Play!
In this quick-hits episode, JD catches up on the Oilers and if we should even be playing. Also, news on Henrik Lundqvist and his upcoming surgery... should he play any more? Finally, JD bemoans the fact that some fans want teams like Austria out of the WJC. He explains why those fans are in the wrong.
19 min
'Twas the Night Before Hockey Christmas 2020 (f...
Happy holidays, everyone! Join Jason Hernandez and Sarah Avampato in this bonus episode as they present this year's version of the classic poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas" with a hockey twist. How in the world did JD make all those names rhyme? Listen... and find out. Enjoy!
4 min
Ducks Schedule Released, and Ryan Miller Stays ...
The Anaheim Ducks have released their full 56-game schedule for the upcoming 2021 season. JD breaks down some of the details on the schedule. Also, Ryan Miller re-signs with the Ducks for, presumably, one more season. Where does he rank among the all-time greatest net minders? Is he a Hall of Fame caliber player?
17 min
Should We Play? An In-Depth Look at the ECHL's ...
In this special episode, Sarah Avampato (Locked On NHL) and JD take a very deep dive into how the ECHL is dealing with the COVID era in hockey. They explore how COVID-19 affects the heart, and why this is especially important for hockey players. They also go in-depth into which teams are taking the virus more seriously, and how some teams are still trying to make the fan experience as cheerful as possible around the holidays. Are there any lessons the AHL or the NHL can learn from those 13 ECHL teams that are currently operating? Which team is operating... at full capacity?
47 min
AHL Musings & Mighty Ducks Reboot Talk! (feat. ...
On this episode, JD begins by explaining how an AHL season could possibly function in this pandemic era. Where would teams play? Who could opt out? Finally, Sie Morley (Anaheim Calling) joins the program once again to talk about... the "Mighty Ducks: Game Changers" coming out in 2021! What did we like about the trailer? What are we looking forward to? Should the Ducks be considered the "enemy" in this upcoming series?
36 min
Taxi Squads, Playoff Formats, and Hockey Gambli...
Sarah Avampato (Locked On Kings) joins the party on this super-show to talk about how taxi squads will affect the SoCal hockey teams and their salary cap flexibility because of it. They also talk about the playoff formats and how this benefits Canada the most! Finally, JD educates Sarah and the general audience by explaining how online sports gambling works as we welcome our newest sponsor, betonline.ag to the Locked On Podcast Network!
47 min
More On the Upcoming Season, and Baby Ducks in ...
Sie Morley (Anaheim Calling) joins the program to talk about the fallout from last night's breaking news of the season coming back next month. We also talk about the Ducks prospects playing in the WJC this year with a focus on the USA and Canada teams. Which team will come out victorious? JD also makes a bold prediction towards the very end of the podcast!
33 min
The NHL Is Coming Back! (feat. Michael Distefano)
BREAKING NEWS! The NHL and the NHLPA announced the agreement on a 56-game schedule to start in mid-January. Michael Distefano (TSN 1050 Toronto, Locked On Leafs) joins the program to break everything down from divisional alignments, health and safety protocols, training camps, how the AHL is affected with the creation of taxi squads... and the possible playoff format.
42 min
All-Canada NHL Division in... Jeopardy!
Could the All-Canadian division be in jeopardy? With further looming restrictions, the 7 Canadian teams could be forced to play in the US for the upcoming season. Also, decals on helmets, positive cases within the WJC's German team, and Alex Trebek playing hockey on Jeopardy!
32 min
Tulsa Nets Their 1st Victory, King Henrik, and ...
The Tulsa Oilers net their first victory of the season with the help of Ducks prospect, Maxim Golod. How will he help the team, what does he bring to the table? Also, some sad news in the NHL as Henrik Lundqvist must opt out of the season due to a heart condition. Finally, some breaking news in the ECHL involving the Tulsa Oilers? Uh oh...
25 min
All About Prospects and the WJC Rosters Announced
In this special Saturday edition, JD looks at how the Tulsa Oilers fared in their season opener, and looks at the rosters for the 2021 WJC, and which Ducks prospects made it. Also, which prospects will play an important role in this year's World Juniors set to take place in Edmonton?
31 min
The Mighty Ducks Are Back!
First, JD talks a little bit about the proposed divisional realignments for both the NHL and the AHL. Finally, the big segment of today's podcast is all about the reboot of "The Mighty Ducks" franchise! Coach Bombay is back in a new series as the first trailer dropped this weekend on Disney+... how does this new series look? Why should you watch it? How sick are those redesigned jerseys?
24 min
ECHL Happenings, and the NHL Returning Soon?
JD returns to talk about 3 more teams opting out of the upcoming ECHL season. Also, with new reports coming out that the NHL has set a new target date of January 13th, how much more needs to be done to reach that target date? Finally, what about those 7 teams that didn't make the bubble earlier this year? How much of a disadvantage are those teams in?
28 min
Could Outdoor Hockey Really Be Coming to Southe...
The NHL has a new target date to start, which means fewer games than expected... if it starts. Also, could we see outdoor hockey in SoCal for the upcoming 2021 season? What other cities would be ideal for hosting regular season NHL games?
21 min
Which NHL Fighter Could Take On Jake Paul? (fea...
We're back! JD catches up with some news about the latest jobs cuts within the Ducks organization. Plus, Taylor Blake Ward joins the program to talk about... NHL enforcers who could take on Jake Paul. Which players could possibly go 8 rounds in the boxing ring?
32 min
Jersey Talk and Forum Blue Education (with Sara...
We have another bonus episode, this time with Sarah Avampato (Locked On LA Kings) to talk about jerseys! We go into our closets to share some of our favorite threads, the jerseys that have eluded us... and a brief history lesson on why the old school Kings (and Lakers) colors were called "Forum Blue and Gold" instead of purple and yellow.
27 min
Reverse Retro Jersey Talk BONUS! (with Paul Fer...
We're back with a bonus episode talking about the just-released "Reverse Retro" jerseys with jerseyhead, Paul Fernando (borsche28). We talk about the Ducks' Wild Wing remix, and also discuss which jerseys are a hit, and which ones are a miss (and how they could have been improved).
40 min
At Season's End (For Locked On Ducks)
This is the season finale for the "Locked On Ducks" podcast as JD takes a break from regular programming. A special thank you to fellow hosts on the network, and the continued support from fans and listeners... thank you very much. Be sure to subscribe because before you know it, "Locked On Ducks" will return with regular episodes soon!
14 min
Delayed Start for the AHL and the Ripple Effects
The new target date for the AHL's return to play is February 5th. How does this affect the Ducks? How does this affect the prospects currently playing overseas? What about the other teams in the division that may be removed from the Pacific Division? Are we now at do-or-die time for the league? Also, how does this affect the 2021-22 season?
29 min
The Dodgers Are World Series Champions!
The Dodgers won the World Series last night. How did they do it? Who deserved to win the MVP award? Also, HOW did Rob Manfred screw things up with regards to COVID-19? How did he become more hated than... Gary Bettman?!?
17 min
A Fiery Start to the Week
First, JD talks about the troubles in Arizona and their questionable draft choice, Mitchell Miller. What kind of affect could this have on the league, and will he be safe from the rest of the league? Finally, JD address the very real conditions in Orange County and the Inland Empire. How are the fires affecting someone in the Ducks family?
16 min
Lukas Dostal and Other Prospects!
It's Saturday Night! JD talks about some of the prospects currently playing either in the USHL or overseas. Finally, the majority of the podcast features some Lukas Dostal talk including some insight from Catherine Silverman (Elite Prospects) and review some of his recent games. How good is this kid going to be? What does he need to work on? How soon should we expect to see him in playing in SoCal?
33 min
Big NHL Events Postponed, Mailbag Friday!
The NHL announced that the Winter Classic and All-Star Game has been postponed to next year. Why is this the right decision? Also, the mailbag is open... and one of those questions actually has to do with the All-Star Game and which recent expansion city will likely get the ASG first?
24 min
Ducks, Dostal, and Dodgers!
The Ducks may return to the ice sooner than most other teams, why is that? Also, how is hockey going across the Atlantic with Lukas Dostal? Finally, a brief description of the Dodgers Watch Party at the Ravine.
24 min
WJC Schedule and Teams Announced!
First, JD talks about another team not participating in the upcoming ECHL season. The big story is the World Junior Championship schedule has been announced! Which Ducks prospects should we expect to see play in the Edmonton WJC bubble?
19 min
Doc Emrick Retires, and the Dodgers Win the Pen...
JD starts off the program by expressing his joy that the Dodgers won the pennant and are on their way to the World Series! The majority of time is spent on the news that Doc Emrick announced his retirement from announcing after decades of amazing calls. The final portion is about Doc's amazement during Game 5 of the 2007 Cup Final, and a bizarre goal that left Doc speechless.
23 min
The Case For Ryan Getzlaf, Hall of Famer?
Live from Anaheim, it's another Saturday Night episode! Tonight, JD gives plenty of reasons why Ducks captain, Ryan Getzlaf, should absolutely be a future Hockey Hall of Famer.
20 min
Tulsa's New Schedule, and Dodger Talk
The Tulsa Oilers have released a schedule for the upcoming ECHL season. Hey, with the AHL and NHL not seeing any action for the rest of the calendar year, this is all Ducks fans have to look forward to the rest of the year, so why not explore the Baby Ducks schedule? Also, the pain of being a Dodger fan is too real, and they are likely on their way out of the playoffs... again.
15 min
A New Hope for the Ducks Lineup
How should the lines shape up for the Ducks next season? How will the AHL be affected by the NHL's scheduling? Also, what is the best Star Wars film?
28 min
Which Prospects Could Play in 2020, and Sending...
In this quick episode, JD briefly talks about which Ducks' prospects could see some time in Tulsa this upcoming ECHL season with their season resuming in December. Also, a snippet of the conversation with Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller (Locked On Senators) to discuss where the newly-departed Erik Gudbranson could fit into his new surroundings.
21 min
Shattenkirk and the Next Generation of Ducks St...
First, JD congratulates the Los Angeles Lakers on winning their 17th NBA championship! Next, he talks about how some Ducks prospects will be able to play competitive hockey this calendar year. Finally, he is joined by Adam Denker (Locked On Lightning) to talk about the Lightning, and how Kevin Shattenkirk could fit perfectly with the Ducks defensive core in the next three years. Could Shatts and Drysdale be a force to be reckoned with soon?
38 min
Saturday Night Free Agent Frenzy!
On the first weekend of NHL free agency, the Ducks made a big splash by signing a Stanley Cup winning player from Tampa, and a fan favorite player is returning to Anaheim for three years! Who did the Ducks sign? How big are the contracts? How did they manage to get rid of some cap space? How does this affect the San Diego Gulls?
23 min
Complete Breakdown of Each Ducks 2020 Draft Pick
The 2020 NHL Draft has come and gone. The Anaheim Ducks made several key picks, many of them solid picks. How does the likes of Jamie Drysdale and Jacob Perrault fit into the Ducks' future? What is their upside? What is their ceiling? How about the picks from rounds 2 through 7? Also, what does the Gudbranson trade mean for the Ducks future?
49 min
A Quick 1st Round Draft Breakdown
JD gives a brief breakdown of the two first-round picks from the Anaheim Ducks, Jamie Drysdale and Jacob Perrault. Was this who the Ducks SHOULD have picked, were either of those guys expected to fall to the Ducks, and how could they fit in with the Ducks current team? What role can they possibly serve down the line?
19 min
Draft Day Preview (feat. Catherine Silverman)
Catherine Silverman (Elite Prospects) comes on the podcast to talk about all things draft, who the Ducks should take with their #6 pick, which other prospects could fall into place, where the top goalie prospect may end up... and we even poke a little good-hearted fun at Corey Perry. Finally, Catherine's daughter makes a special cameo appearance at the very end!
45 min
More Mock Draft Madness (feat. Locked On NHL ho...
The hosts from the Locked On Podcast Network return to finish our mock draft conversation about why we chose the picks we did. Also, we discuss where the first goaltender drafted may end up.
32 min
NHL Live Mock Draft (feat. Locked On NHL Hosts)
Various NHL hosts from the Locked On Podcast Network come together to have their own mock draft ahead of Tuesday's actual NHL Entry Draft. Are there any huge surprises in the top 10? Who could possibly land in Anaheim with the Ducks' #6 pick?
30 min
Friday Mailbag: Bobby Ryan, Mighty Ducks Re-cas...
It's another Friday mailbag episode! Some of the main topics at hand including the possibility of Bobby Ryan returning to the Ducks? Also, is this the Dodgers year, and who would you re-cast in the original "Mighty Ducks" trilogy??
23 min
A Personal Message for Episode 200, the Lightni...
This is the 200th episode of "Locked On Anaheim Ducks," but instead of leading off with hockey, we break from the norm to address some listener mail to get a message out there. Also, congrats to the Tampa Bay Lightning on winning the 2020 Stanley Cup. So much thanks to give after a tumultuous season.
24 min
Scorey Perry Clutch Goals Lead to a Dramatic Vi...
The Stanley Cup Final is approaching the pinnacle, and Corey Perry has been the talk of the town! After his stellar Game 4 performance, he followed that up with a spectacular Game 5 that included two goals, and a messy game-winning double overtime goal to send Ducks Twitter into a frenzy.
22 min
Fan Mailbag, and a Captain's Return Sparks the ...
First, JD talks about Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, and why Steven Stamkos' return to the Lightning is reminiscent to... Willis Reed's return to the New York Knicks 50 years ago. Finally, it's the return of the Friday mailbag! You sent in some questions, and they get answered as best as possible!
29 min
It's Awards Season in the NHL!
All the 2020 NHL Awards were given out, and JD breaks down who won each award and why they deserved said awards. Every award from the Lady Byng, the Calder Trophy, the Willie O'Ree Award, and the Hart Trophy among others.
26 min
Stars and Lightning Battles in the Cup Final, a...
Dallas and Tampa Bay have played 2 games in the Stanley Cup Final, each of them winning once. Plus, one player's incredible journey to his first-ever NHL goal... in the Cup Final? Plus, how a former Ducks player has become that great leadership player for the Dallas Stars, and his role in a historic goal.
22 min
Stanley Cup Final Preview and Predictions (feat...
This is it! The Stanley Cup Final is upon us, and Sarah Avampato (Locked On NHL) is back for one more round! First, we break down the two conference final series that took place. Then, we make our final predictions and preview the 2020 Stanley Cup Final between the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
43 min
Lightning Strikes in Edmonton, and Which Former...
The Tampa Bay Lightning outlasted the New York Islanders to advance to the Cup Final. How did they do it? Also, which former Ducks will you be rooting for in the Cup Final?
23 min
An AHL Update in Palm Springs, and Can the Isle...
The AHL's plans to have a Palm Springs team in 2021 has been eliminated. But, a new plan has risen in Palm Desert for 2022? What does this mean for the Kraken? Plus, Gil Martin (Locked On Islanders) joins the show to preview Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. Does New York still have a chance to take out the Lightning? What do they need to do to overcome this series deficit?
31 min
Stanley Cup Playoff Updates, Still No COVID, an...
A quick update on both Conference Final series with the remaining four... check that... THREE teams now. Also, there are STILL no positive cases inside the bubble... and why is JD talking about baseball?
27 min
A Show About... Musicals?!? (with Sarah Avampato)
It's another "Seinfeld" type episode about nothing! First, within the smoky valleys, an ailing JD recaps a crazy overtime win for the Dallas Stars in the WCF. Then, Sarah Avampato (Locked On NHL) joins the program once again to talk about... musicals? They discuss their favorite musicals and some shows they have seen.
29 min
A "Seinfeld" Episode About Nothing... Except Mu...
Sarah Avampato is back! Instead of talking about sports... we decide to go away from the norm and talk about... music? What are our favorite concerts? Which ones had some fun travel attached, and who do we still hope to see perform?
29 min
Cow Palace! Still No COVID in the NHL Bubble, S...
JD first quickly updates the current NHL playoff situation, COVID is still not present in the NHL bubble, and shutouts galore! Finally, Sarah Avampato and JD talk more about their hockey travels, and get silly when talking about their most and least favorite minor league hockey arenas ever. Two words: COW PALACE.
32 min
Comparing Hockey Travels and Storming Through B...
Sarah Avampato joins the program once again to compare the different NHL hockey arenas both her and JD have watched a hockey game. They also swap stories about how they both got caught in blizzards and nearly missing working a hockey game!
29 min
Conference Finals Predictions! Also, Game 7 Cha...
With the 2nd round of the NHL Playoffs officially over, Sarah Avampato (Locked On NHL, LA Kings) is back to make some more predictions for both Conference Final matchups. Before they do that, they look back on the weekend of game 7 action that took place where nobody ended up blowing a 3-1 series lead. Who will they pick to win this all important round of games and why?
39 min
Game 6 Madness Leads to Game 7 Chaos!
Three teams were on the brink of being eliminated in Game 6s... and NONE of them got eliminated! The Canucks are still standing, Colorado scores an Avalanche of goals, and the Flyers stay alive! Now it's Game 7 madness over the weekend!
18 min
Two Teams Still Standing, and Louis Domingue: W...
The Philadelphia Flyers stay alive against the Islanders, and the Vancouver Canucks' young goaltender makes some California history?!? The Canucks are still standing as they are victorious against Vegas in their series. Plus, Louis Domingue continues his baking prowess in the bubble.
20 min
Good News for the Ducks, Lightning Strikes in T...
An Avalanche of goals happen in Edmonton, and with the Bruins loss in Round 2 to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Ducks late 1st round draft pick moves up a few spots. Great news for the Ducks... horrible news for the Bruins who now have a couple big questions over the break.
19 min
A Seinfeld-Type Episode About Nothing (feat. Tr...
It's a weekend special where JD brings back Trey Matthews (Locked On Devils) to talk about... mountains, horrible children's cartoons, and Scott Stevens who is a legend to some, but a villain to others.
34 min
The NHL and Social Justice
The NHL decided to play games on Wednesday... only to reverse course and not play any games on Thursday. Was it a day late and a dollar short? Did the league ultimately make the right decision?
21 min
Memories of Kobe Bryant and the Forum (feat. Tr...
JD records this particular portion on Mamba Day, and breaks from the norm to reflect on the life of Kobe Bryant, what he meant to the community, and shares some memories with Trey Matthews (Locked On Devils) and even talk about Kobe shoes!
22 min
2nd Round Predictions and We Want More Bread Co...
Sarah Avampato (LA Kings, NHL) is back to give some more NHL playoff predictions! This time, we give our previews and predictions for Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Also, we discuss the kind of content we want to see from the bubbles... and bread is involved because everybody wants some bread!
46 min
Mangipagne Loves Bread, Two More Eliminations, ...
What does a wacky song have to do with the Calgary Flames? Also, two more teams leave the NHL bubble before the weekend. Could we possibly see NO hockey this weekend? How much of a travesty would that be?
18 min
What the Heck, Arizona Coyotes?!? A Nutty Elimi...
The Arizona Coyotes depart the Edmonton bubble in a disheartening fashion by giving up 7 goals for the second consecutive game. Poor Darcy Kuemper. Also, how does a former Duck indirectly get a game-winning assist... for the opponent?
21 min
Can the Arizona Coyotes Stay Alive? (feat. Cath...
After JD goes through the ongoing series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, he is joined by guest panelist Catherine Silverman who covers the Arizona Coyotes. She comes on to talk about that series between the Avalanche and the Yotes. How much does this team rely on Darcy Kuemper, and do the Coyotes have any chance against this Stanley Cup favorite? Can they make it competitive?
27 min
Coyotes Live and Die by Darcy, and Rask leaving...
The Arizona Coyotes see a masterful performance by Darcy Kuemper over the weekend... only to see them drop a massive goal differential the following game. Plus, the Boston Bruins primary netminder leaves the team.... only 90 minutes before puck drop. Did he make the right call? Should fans just leave him alone already?
23 min
Why Ducks Fans Should Root For the Philadelphia...
First, Darcy Kuemper can't save the Arizona Coyotes in Game 1 of their series against the mighty Colorado Avalanche. Plus, Rachel Donner and Danielle Butcher (Locked On Flyers) come on the podcast to convince Anaheim Ducks fans to jump on the bandwagon and root for the favored Philadelphia Flyers. Oh, it helps that two former Ducks happen to be on the current playoff roster for the Flyers...
24 min
5 OT Madness, and a Coyotes vs Avalanche Series...
First, JD Hernandez is delirious over the 5OT game between the Lightning and Blue Jackets. Then, he brings on special guest Chris Micieli (Locked On Avalanche) to give a preview of the upcoming series between the Coyotes and Avalanche. They also give their predictions for this first round series!
36 min
Rangers Win the Draft Lottery, Toronto Loses Ag...
Phase 2 of the NHL Draft Lottery took place, and the New York Rangers won the Alexis Lafreniere sweepstakes. Also, how in the world did the Toronto Maple Leafs take another big L the day after being eliminated? Plus, some fantastic news out of the NHL that COVID hasn't entered either of the NHL bubbles.
18 min
Kachinas Advance, Friday Comeback Madness, and ...
What a wacky few days of hockey qualifiers! The Arizona Coyotes advance wearing their iconic 90s-style sweaters, the other elimination games on Friday were even crazier! Finally, Sarah Avampato (Locked On NHL, Kings) comes on again to help give some predictions for the official first round of NHL Playoff hockey.
40 min
Jacob Larsson Signs an Extension, Darcy Kuemper...
The Ducks sign Jacob Larsson to a 2-year extension. How does this affect the other Ducks UFAs? How will this affect the other recent signings? Also, Darcy Kuemper puts on an incredible performance for the Arizona Coyotes as they are one win away from advancing. Plus, JD goes over all the other Stanley Cup Qualifier nuttiness taking place in the Edmonton and Toronto bubbles.
31 min
Coyotes Fold For 59 Minutes, A Sweep Victory Fo...
Tuesday's hockey action saw the Nashville Predators play perfect hockey... for 59 minutes when the Arizona Coyotes nearly mounted a comeback. Also, the Carolina Hurricanes quickly send the Rangers packing and help create a new meme. Finally, Jared Ellis (Locked On Hurricanes) stops by again to help JD reveal their 10 song soundtracks for this year's NHL Playoffs.
42 min
A Canes Hat Trick, A Coyotes Stunner, and McDav...
Jared Ellis (Hurricanes) joins the podcast to talk about all things Canes including that amazing Andrei Svechnikov hat trick, the Coyotes and their great start, and more!
29 min
The Coyotes Stun the Preds, and Breaking Down t...
The Arizona Coyotes come out of the gates strong against the favored Nashville Predators. What did Arizona do right? Should the Preds have started Rinne instead of Saros? Also, Sarah Avampato is back once again to talk about all the other action that took place during the first weekend of actual NHL hockey, including Matt Tkachuk injuring a Jets player, Nate Thompson surprising everyone, and Justin WIlliams fighting?
29 min
The NHL Takes a Back Seat to Politics, and Our ...
Sarah Avampato joins the podcast once again to first talk about the dirty (?) hit from Ryan Reaves in an exhibition game. We then address how politics has entered the fray once again in the world of hockey. Finally, we give our official predictions in each of the eight Stanley Cup Qualifier series beginning over the weekend.
47 min
Drama in the Valley of the Sun-ny Milano's 2-Ye...
A little more information is revealed regarding the apparent quitting of former Coyotes' GM, John Chayka. Also, the Anaheim Ducks pull off another great move by signing Sonny Milano to a 2-year extension. What does this mean in he short term, and how much of a steal is this? Finally, JD goes in depth with the naming of the NHL's newest franchise, the Seattle Kraken.
24 min
Where Were the Yotes Before COVID-19 Happened, ...
In today's edition temporarily covering the Arizona Coyotes, where was the team before the COVID-19 shutdown took place? How has the Taylor Hall trade affected the team thusfar? How much different is the team with Darcy Kuemper? Also, the NHL actually did something brilliant by creating just about the perfect set of 12 exhibition games... which are also mostly rivalry games. Could that bolster ratings?
24 min
Drama Happening in Arizona, and No Positive Tes...
This podcast starts off with some great news as the NHL reports ZERO positive tests for the week of July 18-25. Can they keep this up? How many positive tests would it take to still deem this NHL Bubble idea a success? Also, there is high drama in Arizona as John Chayka resigns as GM from the Coyotes. Speaking of that team, where is this podcast temporarily headed?
20 min
Hockey Jeopardy! #7 (feat. Jason Burke, Gabriel...
Happy Opening Day in baseball! In this special version of "Locked On Hockey Jeopardy," JD emcees with three... baseball hosts as contestants?!? Yes, it's a major sports crossover with Jason Burke (Athletics), Gabrielle Starr (Red Sox), and D.C. Lundberg (Mariners) all trying their hands at some hockey trivia and helping raise money for a wonderful charity. They try to figure out such categories as the nearest NHL teams to MLB stadiums, baseball players that could have made it in hockey, and more! Oh, and all the Bo Bichette puns you can think of!
57 min
2020 NHL Award Nominees and Predictions, What's...
The NHL has finished announcing all of their major award nominees including the Calder Trophy, the Vezina Trophy, and the Hart. JD breaks down the nominees for each award and gives his predictions on them. Also, we address the short-term future of this podcast as we move forward towards the Stanley Cup Qualifiers and highlight future upcoming episodes.
26 min
Good News on COVID-19 Results, and Do Revitaliz...
The latest COVID-19 testing results were released Monday afternoon. How did the results turn out? Is this a good sign for the NHL to move forward to Phase 4? Also, D.C. Lundberg joins the podcast to talk about new projects around either existing stadiums or new stadiums. This discussion is prompted by the news that the San Diego Sports Arena may get a nice revitalization soon.
25 min
Celebrating John Gibson's Belated Birthday!
To end the week, JD celebrates John Gibson's birthday by taking a brief look back at his career, and gives his 5 favorite moments from John Gibson in the 2019-20 season. Of course, they all end up being 5 of his most spectacular (or meaningful) saves of the past year. Also, it's Disneyland's birthday; we briefly look at the impact the park has had on the city and the team.
19 min
Troy Terry Signs a New Contract, and the Allian...
The Anaheim Ducks announced the signing of Troy Terry to a 3-year deal. Is this a good signing? How does this further solidify the direction the Ducks are heading? Also, 11 teams in the area are joining forces to form "The Alliance" which aims to help inner-city youths and use sports to unite for social justice.
20 min
Which Qualifying Teams Deserve the #1 Pick? (fe...
JD is joined once again by Sarah Avampato (Locked On NHL, LA Kings) to discuss the changes to the "Return to Play" calendar, the CBA has been extended by FOUR years. What are some of the changes? Finally, the big segment of the show honored their promise of listing which of the 16 teams playing in the qualifying rounds deserved that #1 overall pick in this year's NHL draft.
45 min
The NHL's Return to Play Protocols Are Announce...
The NHL is coming back in Canada, and JD is joined by Taylor Blake Ward (Angels) to break everything down. The dates are set for the next phase to begin, and the first qualifying round games. Also, the extensive protocols for stage 3 and 4 are laid out in detail. Who will get tested every day? Who is allowed in each bubble? We attempt to answer those questions before player rosters are announced.
38 min
A Crossover Episode About Nothing! (feat. Taylo...
JD hosts this energetic (and often silly) show featuring Taylor Blake Ward (Locked on Angels) and D.C. Lundberg (Locked on Mariners). They play a little trivia, and try to provide a light during these tough times.
37 min