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 38

I’m flying solo this week, and that means I get to talk about what I want to.  The Stanley Cup has been handed out and the season is over, but there is still plenty of news in the NHL and around the minor leagues.

Call in to The Rink and let us know how your season went. Were you happy?  Were you dissapointed? Did you get Versus on your hotel TV? Call The Rink at 845-704-RINK (7465).

The Rink Episode 34

If the Playoffs aren’t going the way Tom and I want, do we still have to watch them? The answer is yes, but we can still complain about them.  And news comes in fast and furious (finally) about the Coyotes situation.  Tom and I have all the updates as the dogs see there day in court.

James Mirtle on Balsillie’s back door.

Pierre LeBrun on Chris Osgood (as cited by Tom)

Sportsnet liveblogs the proceedings.

The Rink Episode 33

One series of round 2 wraps up while Tom and I record the podcast. the Capitals force game 7, and there is still a lot more to talk about.  The Bruins take the beating while winning. there is other talk about movement, and we get in a lightning round, at least, as much of one as Tom and I do.

Map of the AHL from OurSportsCentral

Watch the punch from Scott Walker

Watch the slash on Zdeno Chara

My post about Adrian Dater

The Rink Episode 32

Round two of the playoffs are underway, and we have plenty to talk about, from changing OT to Sidney Crosby’s dislike of hats. Plenty to talk about, plus a little NHL financial news (we keep it short). Enjoy the show.

My guest post on Puck the Media

Chris Kunitz crosschecks on Puck Daddy

Kukla’s post about dirty players (thanks, Alanah!)

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 25

This week, Tom makes his  triumphant return, and we had plenty to discuss, including Martin Brodeur, who’s up, who’s down, and who lost a really game.  Plus, the GMs try to discourage fighting, and one fighter in particular had something to say about it.

The Rink Episode 21

This week, I am on my West Coast Hockey Tour, so if I sound strange, you know the reason.  The Tapeleg Mobile Studio is in LA, and the NHL is still on my mind.  Tom and I have more talk about hockey economy, as well as the news of the week, and our take on it.  Penguins fire their head coach, the Canadiens pick up a Thrasher, and the Ducks are more than strugling.  Plus, were does your team sit in the standing.  Check out this week on The Rink.