The Holy GrAHL Podcast Episode 28: Peeling Back the Playoffs
As we are down to single-digit days remaining on the 2021-22 AHL regular season, it’s time to look back while also looking ahead. So, the Holy GrAHL podcast proudly welcomes theAHL.com reporter Patrick Williams to get his insight on the season and break down the upcoming playoffs.
On the 28th episode of The Holy GrAHL, hosts Andrew Rinaldi, Deana Weinheimer, and Jeremy Paul start by welcoming Texas Stars goaltender Matt Murray to the AHL Player of the Week club. They also look over important firsts for official Dre Barone and players Aatu Raty, Joel Blomqvist, Bobby Trivigno, Linden Marshall, and a franchise-record tally for Jonatan Berggren.
There was chaos in the AHL again, prompting our hosts to away two Oofs of the week. Which one do you feel was more worthy?
As always, the guys give their hot takes in the Swipe Left or Swipe Right segment. So, what piping hot takes will they serve up this week?
Next, they look over which AHL players have made the jump to the NHL, finally realizing their dreams and skating on the brightest hockey stage in the world.
Then, they welcome Patrick onto the show. Find out his playoff picks (and why he hesitates to make them sometimes), his thoughts on the play of the Utica Comets, Hartford Wolf Pack, and Rochester Americans. He also shares the secret to TJ Tynan‘s success. Finally, he shares what it’s like to be an AHL expert who writes for the league and the most memorable stories he’s covered in his first season.
To round out the show, you’ll get a full rundown of the race for the Calder Cup, where the playoff race stands, and our hosts’ games of the week.
Finally, Andrew throws a curveball with the bonus round, but one host gets the answer 100% right.
The Holy GrAHL, Field Pass Hockey’s flagship American Hockey League Podcast. Each week, we look into the biggest stories out of the AHL, its players, and their teams.