Happy new year! The last month has been a blur, but Ian has graciously caught me up on a ton of action. We’ve got a big year ahead, and it starts right now.
There has been so much happening; it’s exhausting. From beloved fan faves sending their wagons westward to an uncertain future for the NHL altogether, here’s a marathon pod in which we try to and fail to make sense of the chaos.
With Todd Reirden out, it’s time for us to recklessly speculate about who could take over.
During the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve been considering how I can be more of the new-media journalist I want to be and use the vast connections I’ve created over the last decade. So, with Peter’s help, I’ve created the RMNB Interview Series. Imagine a long, in-depth interview that is supplemental to the RMNB Podcast (which Peter and I will still do). It will cover topics people really care about or may not know they cared about.
My first guest is a baseball player: Nationals’ World Series champion Adam Eaton. Eaton lives in Michigan and is a huge hockey and Washington Capitals fan.
During our chat, Adam takes us behind-the-scenes of the Capitals’ Stanley Cup celebration at Nationals Park in 2018, the Nats’ World Series run, the team’s postgame celebrations (and how they compared to the Caps’), catching Ovi’s first pitch in the playoffs, and the Nats’ World Series celebration at Capital One Arena. Eaton also goes in-depth on the how and the why of the shirtless Zamboni incident and reveals never-before-known details about that night. The interview, which was only supposed to last 30-45 minutes goes over 90.
Without explanation, the Washington Capitals have suddenly become bad. In today’s podcast, Peter and Ian try to wrap their smooth smooth brains around the complicated problem of “what happens when your team starts sucking out of nowhere?”
In our latest casted pod, Ian recounts his adventure at the Laughlin Family Foundation dinner and meeting Orioles legend Brooks Robinson, we discuss the Ovi goal explosion, whether John Carlson is a dad or a bro, Samsonov vs Holtby, and what’s wrong with the power play. There’s a lot here.
We’re turning 10 years old next week, so, uh, Is Party Soon. To mark the occasion and get you psyched for it, Ian and I hit the big red button on the podcast machine.
In today’s episode: Thornton’s heel turn, MacKinnon and Alzner wanting less money, the reckoning for authority figures in hockey, aaaaand Baby Yoda.
Happy first day of hockey! To mark the occasion, Ian and I will be doing a lunchtime livestream. At 12:30 today, we’ll be live on YouTube to discuss the new season and chat with you fine people.
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