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.
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.
Tommy George is an AHL official that has local roots. Tommy played club hockey at Urbana High School in Frederick County and eventually donned the stripes in the Olympic games. He’s also done IIHF events like the World Championship. You’ve likely seen him in Hershey as a linesman during Bears games.
So naturally, I had to ask him all the important questions like What are the mean things hockey players say to each other on the ice? and What’s it like to break up a hockey fight?
Tommy also chatted about the Old Fat Bald Guys hockey tournament happening at SkateFrederick this weekend, which is for a very, very good cause.
Happy July 4, everyone! We hope you have a fun, safe day. Yummy down on some hot dogs and frothy drinks and whatever. Maybe one way to kick off the day is with this hot fresh podcast. In this episode, Peter and Ian recount all the news of the off-season. There’s a lot of it, so we had to go lightning-round mode.
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