Rink Report – April 17, 2014

Day two of the playoffs, day two of the Report.  Let’s get this thing going.

I recap the scores of the three playoff games, as well as tidbits (yes, I said tidbits) from each.  I also take a quick look at the four playoff games happening tonight.  And news from Abbotsford, BC.  You heard that right.

Bobrovsky’s Bobble:

Getzlaf takes a slapper to the face:

Abbotsford Breaks Ties with AHL Team (The Globe and Mail)

Abbotsford Heat to leave, city to pay $5.5 million to end deal (Chilliwack Progress)

(Hat tip to Field of Schemes)



Rink Report – April 16, 2014

Welcome to the first Rink Report, a daily podcast catching you up on the news of the NHL, and setting you up with the hockey games of the night.

This is really rough.  I’m not used to podcasting on my own, and I’m doing this for fun and for the experience of it.  I will make mistakes, names, stats, things like that.  I will do my best to correct them on the twitter feed and in the next episode in an errata section.

Heck, I don’t even know if I’ll be able to sustain this.  Let’s just see how it goes.

As ever, this is an independent podcast, and not associated with the NHL or any other media outlets.  All mistakes are my own, unless stated otherwise.

Ben Bishop’s injury:

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 45 – Tweetcast

I decided I wanted to do something a little different, and on the spur of the moment, I asked people who follow me on twitter if they had anything to say.  What did people want to talk about in five minutes on the podcast. I got a few responses, and had a great time doing it.  And believe me, we will be doing it again. From Columbus to Colorado, we had a great time.

If you want to find out when the next tweetcast is going to be, and want to participate, the best way is to check out twitter feed, at twitter.com/rinkpodcast

Matt (aka @bzarcher)

Grant at Hockeyism.com (@voteforgrant)

James (aka @jqcolorado)

The Rink Episode 29A

Another two parter this week.  Eric McErlain joins Tom and I for a preview of the playoffs.  The best part is, I get to stay out of the way for the most part.  Bonus for you.

Part two goes live a little later in the week.

The Rink Episode 19

This week, it’s the Tom and James show.  There is plenty to talk about, from contract extentions to coach firings, from jersey fouls to mono, there is no shortage of topics.  Enjoy.

The Rink Episode 4

This week on The Rink, suspensions are big, but not as big as the Blackhawks firing their head coach.

We talk to Bethany of Bethany’s Hockey Rants about Micheal Peca.

And Tom has a way of taking care of the egregious offenders of the NHL.