Hockey Central

A can’t-miss for hockey fans. Jeff Marek, David Amber, Anthony Stewart and Justin Bourne break down all the stories from around the NHL.

Listen live weekdays from noon to 2:00 PM on Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

Recent Episodes
July 30: The Great One sends us off!
Jul 30, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
July 30: The Great One sends us off!

It’s the last show of the season! Nick Alberga and Justin Bourne discuss Vegas dealing Ryan Reaves to the Rangers, and the Blue Jackets extending Zach Werenski to a six year extension. NHL analyst Dominic Moore joins to talk about his experience hosting the Seattle Kraken’s expansion draft, the Rangers getting tougher, and his biggest takeaways from free agency. Last but not least, The Great One, Wayne Gretzky drops by to talk about how he plans on approaching his new role as NHL analyst on TNT, his father’s recent passing, and Alex Ovechkin hunting down his all time goals record.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jul 29, 2021
July 29: Kurtis Gabriel, and payday around the NHL

Jeff Marek and Justin Bourne discuss the payday defensemen were receiving on the opening day of free agency, which moves from day one stood out, and the formation of the Canucks roster headed into next season. Newest Toronto Maple Leafs forward Kurtis Gabriel joins to chat about how it feels to play for his hometown team, what he can bring to the Leafs' roster, what it means to be tough in 2021, and any improvements to his game he's looking to work on. Plus, Sportsnet's NHL Insider Chris Johnston weighs in on the amount of money that's been spent around the league, what the Leafs could do with their remaining cap space this offseason, Corey Perry signing with the defending Stanley Cup champions, and what's the outlook for the Sabres' offseason. 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jul 28, 2021
July 28: Signing Season is here!

Nick Alberga and Justin Bourne discuss the opening of signing season and break down some of the reported deals in the NHL, the Maple Leafs and Hurricanes swapping goaltenders with Carolina signing Frederik Andersen and Petr Mrazek headed to Toronto, what will Phillip Danault be worth on the market, Zach Hyman's time with the Leafs, how the Golden Knights remain an attractive landing place for players. The Fourth Period's David Pagnotta jumps on to chat about the Leafs' priority in getting another goaltender, if Buffalo will ship Jack Eichel in the coming days, and how the roster additions and changes in Vancouver affect the outlook of the Canucks' upcoming season. Philadelphia Flyers' new defenceman Keith Yandle explains why he chose to sign with the team, his main goal at this point of his career, and reuniting with head coach Alain Vigneault. 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jul 27, 2021
July 27: A Vezina Trophy winner headed to Chicago?

Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman joins Jeff Marek, Justin Bourne and Anthony Stewart to discuss Chicago trading for Marc Andre Fleury, how will this move change the Golden Knights' approach to free agency, if Fleury will report to the Blackhawks' training camp, how Vegas treats their veteran players and how will Conor Garland perform in Vancouver. Afterwards, Marek, Bourne and Stewart chat about Buffalo's price for Jack Eichel, some of the players the Maple Leafs could be aiming for, if free agent Dougie Hamilton will get a payday this offseason and how will the goalie market shape up. 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jul 26, 2021
July 26: NHL moves, and Jon Cooper on celebrating two

Nick Alberga, Justin Bourne and Anthony Stewart discuss the Montreal Canadiens' decision to draft Logan Mailloux after the defenceman renounced himself from draft, Seth Jones' extension following his trade to Chicago, and if acquiring Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland in a blockbuster deal puts Vancouver Canucks in the playoff hunt. Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper stops by to chat about how he helps motivate players throughout his coaching career, celebrating their Stanley Cup win with fans in Tampa, and the seeing the killer instinct within players.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.