The Rink Episode 68: Why No Jagr?

For episode 68, you would think the Jaromir Jagr would come up once, but he wasn’t the story when it came to the Flyers.  James O’Brien and I talk about Pronger and the impact his injury may have on visors, as well as what is going on in this crazy league, where the Stars are on top, the Leafs are a playoff team, and one of the best goalies in the league just isn’t good enough for some people.

James O’Brien at Pro Hockey Talk and Rotoworld

James’ all decade team and all decade team defense

Greg Wyshynsi’s all decade team with Pronger

The Pronger injury in video form:

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The Rink Episode 67: Starting Off Right

We here at The Rink love to get our podcast episodes out in a timely fashion, so we recorded this a few hours before the puck dropped for the start of the season, and got it posted the morning after.

I’m happy to talk to new co-host James O’Brien of ProHockeyTalk and formerly of Cycle Like the Sedins.  We hit upon most of the teams, as well a some of the more controversial issues like no-touch icing, and Brendan Shanahan and his Shanahammer.

We had a few technical issues when recording, so James O’B doesn’t sound quite as good as he could, but we will have it ironed out for next time.

James O’Brien on Twitter (@cyclelikesedins)

James O’s Stanley Cup predictions on PHT.

The Rink Episode 65: Avalanche Blogger Roundtable

After day one of the Colorado Avalanche training camp, I got together with a five hockey fans to talk about the Avalanche, the media, twitter,  and the rest of the league.  It was a really fun conversation, and the only person who swore (and had to be bleeped) was me! So unprofessional. :)

A note about the production: This was the first time I recorded the show with this setup, and the volume levels are a little uneven.  It certainly wasn’t my intention for my voice to be the loudest.  It just worked out that way.  I’ll try and nail it next time I use it.

Please, visit their blogs, follow them on twitter, and enjoy the show.

The panel:

Angelique C. Murray – @Jori5280

Colorado Avalanche Prospects

Ryan Boulding and Johnathan Gebhart – @burgundyblog

The Burgundy Blog

James Kyle – @jqcolorado

Justin Goldman – @TheAvsGuild

The Avalanche Guild

The Rink Episode 64 Part 2: Classic All Over

It’s part two of my talk with Ryan Classic, where we continue our goalie discussion, and talk about Teemu Selanne, the retirement of Chris Chelios and that fine chili he makes, and Ron Tugnutt. Yes, really.

Ryan on Twitter

Silver Seven: An SBNation blog Ryan writes for.

Capgeek.com

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The Rink Episode 64 Part 1: Goalie-Go-Round

I was privileged to spend some actual face to face time with Ryan Mance, aka Ryan Classic, to talk goalies (which seem to be the big news lately), and much more. We went long, so this one is split into two parts. Diffidently check out part two.

Quick mention: I said that Peter Budaj and Jose Theodore played in Chicago. It was a mistake, and a slip of the tongue, because we were talking about Chicago. By now, I’m sure you are used to me screwing something up. :-)

Ryan on Twitter

Silver Seven: An SBNation blog Ryan writes for.

The article from Copper and Blue we reference.

Capgeek.com

Neil Little dog-piles a brawl

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The Rink Episode 63 : The Season That Was

Finally putting a wrap on the season, I’m joined by Jay Vean of The Avs Hockey Podcast to talk about the 2009-10 season, the 2010 draft, and free agency.  Please note that this episode was recorded on July 7th. There were a few issues posting this episode, but almost everything is still relevant. Other than LeBron James finally signing somewhere.

The Rink Episode 62: Time for a Tweetcast

It’s time for a tweetcast, where I poll twitter (you can follow The Rink at @rinkpodcast, or follow me at @tapeleg), and see who wants to talk hockey on the podcast.

K oc C:

(sorry, K had some problems with her phone. I did my best to minimize the noise, but it’s still there)

A Little Chippy

K of C on Twitter

Buddy Oakes:

Preds on the Glass

Buddy on Twitter

Nashville Flood Relief Tweetup

Some items from the Tweetup

Jay Kumar:

Kumar’s Blizznog, home of Completely Conspicuous.

Jay on Twitter

The Amarillo Gorillas announce their demise.

Don Cherry on wikipedia

Episode 61: Say Brother, Can You Spare Some Time?

After what feels like way too long, a new Rink has arrived, and it’s way too long.  I won’t lie to you, this should be split into two parts, but it’s just so much fun this way.  Jay Vean of the Avs Hockey Podcast and we talk about… The Avalanche.  But fear not, non-Avalanche fans, we talk about many other things as well.  We meander through the league, and come up with plenty to discuss.

Also, I say something in the form of a joke that some would attribute to the Family Guy – Empire Strikes Back parody, but I would attribute to Jordan Morris of Jordan, Jesse, GO! It’s not an attempt to steal someones joke, it just came pouring out, so please, consider it an homage, a tribute to a guy who’s podcast I truly enjoy.

Episode 60: Go for the Gold, Settle for the Silver

This week, I’m talking to Jay Kumar, from the Completely Conspicuous podcast, and a few tweetcasts from the past. Jay and I watched the Gold Medal game together, then discussed the Olympics, and Jay caught me up on the Maple Leafs. And a whole lot more.

Completely Conspicuous podcast and Jay’s blog

Jay on Twitter

The Rink Episode 59 Part 2: Cycle Like A Podcast

In part two of my Two from Texas series, I chat with Jame O’Brien from Cycle Like the Sedins about hockey in Texas, the NHL, and even the Texas Brahmas game we had just watched.

James O’Brien on Twitter