Today’s Backhand Shelf Podcast was a personal favourite of the hosts. We de-rail with a random Peter Budaj game at one point, but drop it into gear serious on a few topics that require it. We discussed:

* Josh Harding’s early exit, the immediate MS references that follow

* PM Bouchard’s “generosity”

* The Blackhawks team D, overall talent

* Spezza’s back surgery

* Craig Anderson’s start

* The Luongo/Schneider situation

* Yakupov’s latest goal celebration

* Fans referring to their favourite team as “we” (if you missed it on Twitter last night, I linked to this article I wrote explaining why I’m okay with it. It’s the last topic on the podcast, but we go around on it for a solid ten minutes. There’s a bit of navel-gazing, but definitely check it out if that’s a topic that interests you.)

* And much more

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Comments (7)

  1. Yakapov surely must be getting under the skin of Don Cherry with all these game winning goals he is scoring. I see pinko-red from Cherry’s face.

  2. The whole promoting Hodsgon kind of flies in the face of him wanting to be traded. Why would a young player ask to be traded if he was put in every great situation a young player could ask for.

  3. Personally, I think the whole “we” debate is sort of stupid. I get that, as bloggers and journalists you guys have an extra layer of shit to deal with and you have to be careful when your trying to present objective reporting, but for fans to argue over whether it’s cool or not to use “we” when referring to your own team, is about as irrational as it is to be a die hard fan to begin with. It’s fucking sports, and entertainment, and culture, and fun, and illogical, and who fucking cares if i say “we”. We might as well be arguing over whether it’s ok to root for a team just because im from the same city or province. The whole debate is rather inane.

    great show guys.

  4. Well, we should refer to our favorite team as “we” because it wouldn’t exist if we weren’t fans.

  5. Have you guys ever heard of this crazy new phenomenon called “score effects?”

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