Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

Today’s first emergency podcast of the season came with the news that Brian Burke had been relieved of his duties as President and GM, and I think we covered it pretty well. Our topics:

* His track record

* Speculation on the timing of his release

* Right move, wrong move?

*What does this mean for the Leafs?

* How does this relate to Luongo?

* And much more

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Hellooooooo! I cannot tell you how much easier it is to do a hockey podcast when you have hockey to talk about. I can try though: a lot. It’s a lot easier.

Today’s podcast serves as a primer for those of you who’ve forgotten about the moves made last off-season, and what we’re going to be dealing with in 2013.

We hit on:

* All the goalie movement

* The impact of the movement of key players (Staal/Parise/Suter/Nash)

* What a healthy Crosby can do

* The Oilers potential

* The Leafs top 6 and more

* Where’s Luongo going

* And much more.

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(Editor’s Note: recorded before last night’s utter meltdown.)

Ola! And welcome to your weekly edition of the Backhand Shelf podcast. While the season moves precariously closer to the cliff’s edge, we sat down together and discussed some important issues, and some that aren’t at all.

We addressed:

* The ongoing CBA chaos

* Which teams stand to benefit from a shortened season

* The upcoming World Junior Championships

* A game of “expansion jeopardy,” pitting Goldsbie versus myself. We were um, remarkably terrible at knowing obscure US trivia.

* And much more

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(Pic – sans wakeboard, of course – via Miami Herald.com)

We’re back! In this week’s Backhand Shelf Podcast, we tried to focus on the fun stuff once we slogged through the mediator talk (though that was fun too, cause, y’know, Guy Serota and all).

We hit on:

* Chicks

* Just kidding

* Odds mediation succeeds, leads to decertification? (We were right, by the way)

* Riley Sheahan’s wild, drunken night

* Eric Gudbranson’s suspension (don’t go wakeboarding, kids)

* Trivia!

* And much more.

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The lockout still persists, which sucks, but at least the Backhand Shelf Podcast does too. It sucks less. We figured enough has happened in the world of hockey that we could justify getting together for another puck chat today.

The topics we hit on were:

* Lockout updates

* Players involvement in the talks

* Playing overseas and risking injury

* Minnesota Wild emergency goalie contest

* Don Cherry on Twitter

* And more!

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Image: teamradio.ca

Hey, we’re back!

Our once-a-week format continued this week as John Noon, Jake Goldsbie and I tackled the main hockey issues of the day, with help from producer Ryan Eligh.

Those issues, specifically:

* Hall-of-Fame inductions this weekend

* Should Pavel Bure have his number retired?

* The difference between “Hall-worthy” and being worthy of having your jersey retired

* CBA talks, progress, forecast

* The Super Series

* Scott Gomez and others taking ECHL jobs

* Hockey’s greatest, worst mustaches

* And more!

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Ahhhhhhohmygodddddd it’s a podcast!

Due to some “company realignment,” Rob Pizzo has moved to strictly being a TV host, which is too bad, but also opens the door for what I think is a great new format, with more great people.

John Noon has come out from behind the glass to steer the ship (Ryan Eligh will operate the technical side full time this year), while myself and Jake Goldsbie – once intern, once Degrassi actor (seriously), and current hockey aficianado – give our opinions on all things puck.

Our first (aired) crack is 35 minutes long, and covers:

* Some abbreviated, annoyed thoughts on the lockout

* The potential cancellation of the Winter Classic

* Unrequited rivalries

* Rec hockey do’s and don’ts (taped sweats over shinnys? Ew.)

* And most importantly, the NHL’s scariest humans.

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