Thursday, 27 September 2012

The Hockey Show - Episode Three

Teebz and Beans return to the airwaves tonight on 101.5 UMFM as The Hockey Show moves into its third episode! I know I said I'd have podcasts up last week, but it turns out that I actually have to visit the radio station to pull the show from the logs. I was going to do it tonight, but other things needed my attention. In any case, I am determined to get the podcasts up ASAP!

This week's topics included:
  • Daryl Katz' ridiculous attempt to bring Seattle into the picture as a destination for the Oilers if the arena deal in Edmonton isn't finalized. Honestly, for a guy who is worth $2 billion, his plan started off wrong when the city and Katz opened negotiations $125 million short of the original price tag. And now Katz is asking the city for more money? If Katz is going to run the arena and absorb the profits, shouldn't he pay more?
  • We also kicked around the idea of other destinations for the Oilers' relocation project. Kansas City, Quebec City, Houston, and Hartford were all mentioned.
  • We preview the Bisons men's hockey team as the Brown & Gold kick off the season tomorrow night on the road against the Alberta Golden Bears. We're pretty pumped about the second-ranked Canada West team, and we feel that the Bisons could end up as the Canada West champions this season.
There's a major event coming up on the radio, and we didn't speak about it on the air, but UMFM is preparing for a major fundraising effort. Pledge-O-Rama will be taking place from October 19-26 as the station looks to raise $20,000 for upgrades, improvements, and other necessities. I know money is tight for everyone, but HBIC and The Hockey Show will be putting in some considerable time trying to help UMFM them reach their goal. If you can spare a few bucks, please help the station out. Every penny counts, right?
We have a few great ideas to get listeners involved, and we'll be giving prizes away to people who pledge some money, so get your name in by tossing a few dollars to UMFM. And if you're in the vicinity of the University of Manitoba, The Hockey Show may have something ridiculously fun for hockey fans! Stay tuned here for more details!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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