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 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

The Rink Episode 59 Part 1: Hockey in Texas

Two from Texas. This week, I’m talking to two hockey blogger located in the Lone Star State.  For this episode, I sit down with Ben Ellis from the site, Big D Hockey, a blog covering all of the professional hockey teams in Texas.

The Rink Episode 36

The Rink takes a look at the Bettman state of the game address, the new guys hired by the Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens, and yes, even the Stanley Cup finals.

The Rink Episode 9

When we get a chance to talk with Eric McErlain of NHL Fanhouse, The Sporting Blog, and of course, Off Wing Opinion, we don’t give him a few minutes, we talk with him the whole show, and then some.  Tom, Eric and I talk Sharks, Stars, Sundin, and other hockey topics that do not start with the letter S.  Hear me call Mike Modano “Matt.”  Fun for the whole family.