The Athletic Hockey Show

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The Athletic's flagship hockey podcast delivers daily insights, player interviews, analytics, prospect rankings, betting picks, and much more, Monday through Friday, all season long. Hosted by: Ian Mendes, Julian McKenzie, Craig Custance, Sean Gentille, Hailey Salvian, CBC's Rob Pizzo, Jesse Granger, Michael Russo, Sean McIndoe, Corey Pronman, Max Bultman, and FloHockey's Chris Peters.

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  • wayne dex
    Football?
    I am not sure why football is leading off on episodes. I like the podcast when they discuss hockey.
  • A.Pobo
    Good for prospect analysis only
    Cory and max are the only redeeming hosts of his show.
  • Ebickford248
    Show stinks
    This show stinks
  • sheb1278
    People are harsh
    I’ve read some of these reviews and I don’t understand them. I love this pod!! Keeps you up to date daily about what’s going on in the hockey world! Keep it up everyone!
  • proop8
    skip mondays!
    do i need to say it..? tried another monday episode without realizing... still just as bad six months later. its like when your childhood friend’s younger sister tries to fit in, making everybody put up with it because mom said be nice. ((update: mondays are even worse with the new guy))
  • FunWithFlags_68
    Sean/Hailey Combo Must Go
    Mostly good, but man when Sean and Hailey are on it sounds like two high schoolers talking hockey. They’d be fine with other hosts but together it’s unlistenable. Ornate amounts of dead air.
  • Tax The Marmana
    Not bad
    It doesn’t take long before you can’t stand Sean Gentille. He is the guy that you know that no one wants to hang out with. Because he is so annoying to listen to. Hailey sounds like the ultimate white girl. Her stories about her personal life just go on and on. I have to motivate myself to continue to listen. The other hosts are much better.
  • JLP248
    😐
    Bring back Sara
  • APS09876
    Literally Sara
    If I have to hear Sara say the word “literally” one more time I may cancel my subscription
  • GnarlyNyman
    Nope
    Mondays and Wednesdays are not good
  • Masmall99
    Does the F bomb really add to the podcast?
    Listened to your podcast for the first time and was impressed with the depth of discussion regarding the NHL draft first round. However, I was very disappointed in the use of the f-bombs and just don’t get why you feel the need to bring that to the discussion. It comes off as unprofessional and alienates those who may want to listen but have kids around a lot or just prefer not to hear that language. It’s a shame because without that this would be a top notch podcast. Perhaps you’ll consider reevaluating the need to use such colorful language. It does not add value or to your cool factor and just seemed out of place with the bulk of the show. Your show, your rules but just wanted to provide some feedback that might be of benefit. Couldn’t you just refrain from that for the sake of some of your audience? Given the current format, I’ll probably choose other avenues to get the info I’m looking for. Its a shame because your content was solid. Michael
  • yardenasky
    The Tuesday Boyzzz
    Sean and Craig threatened to sing the Canadian national anthem out of sync again if I didn’t leave a review. Five stars. Great pod. Please don’t sing. Stick to TouchTunes.
  • chris4hawks
    Great show
    Sean Gentille once broke into my house and threatened my cat unless I rated this show five stars on iTunes. An an unrelated note, I quite enjoy the variety of personalities on this show and enjoy the player interviews.
  • Boyinthepenaltybox
    Hello
    Is this podcast still active?
  • Avery12354
    It was good 👍🏽
    I think 💭 it was very full of hockey 🏒 🥅 but just talking about everything going on in the NHL so you don’t have to watch the highlights of the NHL is what they do basicly
  • J.J. Hanke
    Corey, Max, & Nonsense
    The Friday episode with Corey and Max on prospects is great. The rest is garbage. Hailey sounds like a stoned Millennial. Ian is a clown. Dom is lame with his numbers crap (whatever nerd) and his co-hosts are unable to pronounce his name. Five stars for Max & Corey. One star for the crew that should be working at Canadian Tire or Footlocker. Addendum: Craig C. used to be good, but is now a sad Seinfeld-esque caricature. Rambling, whining, and stupid. And then there is Sean. If you listen to him for an hour and not want to pull his underwear up to his earlobes and take his lunch money then you are a better person than I am. I’m sure he must have a very punchable face.
  • NathanS77
    Too much twitter
    Ugh can’t anyone listen to a podcast that doesn’t obsess about what is on twitter. Most people aren’t on there so focus on real hockey news and less talk about who tweeted what. Oh and maybe stop overusing the word “literally,” especially Sara.
  • slurmzmckenziedavis
    Tuesday Show is the Best show.
    Great stuff, but the Tuesday show is the goat show. USA! USA!
  • wildp0wn
    Salvian and Julian Come on!
    It’s an octopus not a squid 8 tentacles for the 8 wins needed to win the cup back in the day Also The wave - don’t care unless they start doing it during a power play / key moment in the game And Hailey Big save on the womens hockey team intros Big time fail
  • j_leddy
    Almost Perfect
    Great collection of hockey shows but it’s too bad Sara’s stomach-churning laugh (and annoying voice) and Hailey’s millennial apathy drag down the rest of the contributors.
  • love radiohead
    Monday Tuesday rivalry
    Hailey is as sassy ever when she talks s…t to patriotic Tuesday show. Would love a show with Craig and Hailey throwing word hay makers at each other.
  • Hakkey Fan
    Tuesday Show
    Sounds like a bunch of drunks shouting over one another. Five stars.
  • QuickNess15
    Good Listen Most Days
    4/5 stars because I skip Wednesday’s podcast
  • Chris Berg24
    !
    Enjoy getting the news across the league in one place along with good interviews.
  • PAyscue
    Painfully awful
    Better "analysis" at local bar and the drunks talk over each other less
  • 861027
    That voice
    Hailey’s Monday voice fry is not a good way to start the week.
  • Offended by this game
    Boring
    These guys are talking to themselves. It’s not informative, not insightful, not adding value to my hockey experience.
  • Mister weny
    Civian’s has a voice for print
    Her vocal fry is a tough listen especially compared to the smooth sounding Jesse Granger.
  • Noose Brighthawk
    A great hockey show, fun and classsssssy!
    TBH, it’s really 6 stars for the American edition, 4 for the rest of the Canadian week. But always worth a listen, and no one should ever argue with McIndoe. He’s always right.
  • Shoeless Jack Johnson
    Those advertisements....
    The advertisements are too long and too abrupt. Don’t start the show with a 2.5 min advertisement. You are turning off potential listeners. This pod cast has a long way to go before it can compete with The Full 60, Puck Soup and Spittin Chicklets
  • Bwcanes
    Garbage!!!
    When I was missing hockey I found this podcast. Complete garbage! Political agendas, one sided commentary. It’s just garbage! There are some bad ones but this is the worst! Keep looking when this one comes up as an option.
  • Patdadsmen
    Yes, please, ok thanks!
    I love all the different shows, love the week day run down! It’s super team podcasting, glad there’s no salary cap in podcast land. Take that tampa! Whoooooo! zing!! Can’t wait for the next season, keep doing what you do. U-S-A!, U-S-A!, U-S-A!
  • UZReview
    Not great
    Compared to the other top hockey podcasts including spittin chiclets, cam & strick, dropping the gloves, and sports net, it’s just not entertaining enough for me to follow. They do have good guests on this show and I like hearing about women’s hockey and stuff but it’s not for me.
  • Turtlemountain
    Love the monday show
    Hailey and Ian are a great duo, big big fan. Friday prospect show isn’t my thing, but a great way to pretend I know anything about the draft
  • bananalover434343
    Great Show
    Love the show. Everything an NHL fan could want. Sean McIndoe, Sean Gentille, and Craig Custance are especially mint, but everyone is great.
  • crankshaft333
    Love it
    Love the podcast. Love the hosts. Nuf said. 💪💪💪⚡️⚡️⚡️🤙🤙🤙
  • Lon Berry
    Skip Mondays
    Monday episodes are the worst of the bunch because there are insurance seminars more interesting than Hailey.
  • mizzoutiger89
    Haley???
    Like this podcast-but Monday, with Haley-fuhgeddabowdit. How on earth did she get this job. I’ve never heard someone NOT answer questions like her. She always has some excuse, changes the question to something else, OR suggests we get someone else on the show to answer that. Seriously. So done with the Monday show. Today, her partner gives her a softball-who would u like to see win another Cup. Even I came up with Flower! Then she starts talking about how he’s not old. He may not be old, but he’s been in the league HOW long?? He got benched by the Pens. Now he’s The Man again. He’s news. It’s not hard to come up with his name. How can u not get that softball. Just one example of MANY. I’m sorry, but MOnday is a write off. Oh yes, (todays show really bugged me) the word is ‘oust’. You’re a journalist/writer??
  • LynnEsq
    Love the variety
    I came for DGB, but have grown to really enjoy Hailey and Ian as well. Excited for the all American Tuesday episode, which I assume will include a weekly call for the Hockey Hall of Fame to induct John Mayasich.
  • VB.5280
    The Hockey Show - Monday
    Please, no more chatter about Hailey’s personal issues. I had to stop listening last week because the broken toe blather just went on and on. I couldn’t believe the show started on the same topic today. Maybe Ian and the producers think it’s funny, but I have to say it does Hailey and the show a huge disservice. Please stick to hockey. Thank you.
  • @ cai
    Good
    Talks good and true about sports
  • Loosemagoose
    Scrap the Monday show
    Get hosts that actually have conviction in their opinions. Gets hosts that can disagree but argue their point. Get hosts that can just answer a question without a minute long preamble. Get hosts that a comfirtable on the mic. Mondays are sooooooo awkward. The Monday show is such a daggum slog. Shake it up or scrap it
  • Indyhockeyfan
    Let Two man Advantage be it’s own podcast
    I first heard Lebrun/Burnside back when they were on ESPN. Eventually I got burnt out on them and quit listening. The athletic brought them back with two man advantage. I gave them a second shot and quit listening after about 3 episodes. This podcast comes out three times a week. The middle episode is just two man advantage. We’re about a month in and I now turn off the podcast when I hear brass bonanza. Take that warning song away and this becomes a 3 star review. Take out two man advantage and this becomes a five star review. I’m sure if enough people enjoy it, their podcast will stand on its own. Other than that, I enjoy the other three hosts and like a twice a week format. It can get a bit Canada centric, but I enjoy contrasting it against the opinions I hear elsewhere.
  • dewy24
    A little narrow
    This podcast should/could be a lot better. I like everyone on it but they don’t talk about the NHL all that much. There’s a real need for a podcast that talks about what’s happening in the whole league and I kind of expected this to do that. Instead there’s a lot of “who is your favorite blah blah?” type questions. Maybe get some people from outside of Ontario too? If you have people who work on all of these different teams it would be great to her from them.
  • hbyanksman
    Great show
    The hosts are great, the segments are great and Granger things is great if you like to bet like I do.
  • TheBoss819293
    Have to do better
    I gave this pod another chance after being disappointed with it two weeks ago. Dale Tallon was mentioned as being the GM of Florida by one host, and this was not corrected by the other host. Come on. You can’t provide worthwhile analysis without knowing the basic difference between the team now from last season. You’re you’re paid to know, write, and talk about hockey. You have to do better than this.
  • Hdhdhjdso
    Meh
    This podcast needs to discuss more of the NHL as a whole not just Canadian teams. Please never let Hailey back on the podcast and get more players on as guests.
  • Enuf about the North Division!
    The Athletic can do better...much better!
    With a writer covering every NHL team, why does every podcast here seem like a retread of any other podcast coming out of Toronto? 5 minutes covering a league wide topic, followed by 55 minutes of the North Division coverage, ad nauseum! Please pair up two writers from teams within each division for a weekly podcast where they discuss the teams within their division! Maybe even invite a writer from a third team to join them to get a different perspective. If they want, they can briefly touch on any large issues of the day around the league. But keep the talk mostly within the division! I COULDN’T CARE LESS ABOUT THE NORTH DIVISION TEAMS!!! - my team will NEVER play them this season, since we probably won’t make the playoffs. BUT I DO CARE ABOUT THE TEAMS WITHIN MY DIVISION! So, please, give me as how I care about once each week, rather than three that I don’t want to listen to!
  • Bowzaaa
    The more hockey the better!
    A solid entrant to the NHL podcast rotation. Sean is the best, be sure you catch him on Puck Soup as well.
  • XYZoptics
    Canada. Canada. Canada.
    This podcast is for hockey fans in Canada. About 80% dedicated to those 7 teams and their national team. Which is fine, but this isn’t TSN. I expected better from The Athletic.
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