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Thursday, 20 September 2012

The Hockey Show - Episode Two

If it's Thursday, which it is, that means that The Hockey Show with Teebz and Beans was back on the air tonight! We paced ourselves fairly well tonight, and had some good chatter about a few matters.

We kicked things off with Arcade Fire's Ready To Start tonight, another great Canadian band and song. Immediately after that, we rolled into a couple of sound clips of NHLPA director Donald Fehr and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman giving their last statements before the inevitable lockout happened. From there, the show began and we yapped about:
  • CBA and the lockout. A lot of talk was about the difference between the two sides' offers, and why the NHL was so adamant about not playing another season under the same terms. With the vast majority of NHL teams losing money after paying expenses, is there any wonder why the NHL feels as they do?
  • The CIS hockey season starts shortly, and we're both excited about Bisons hockey. Get down to your local university and support your team when you can. CIS hockey is great hockey! The Bisons men's team open their season on the road at the University of Alberta on September 28 and 29, and the Bison's women's team open at home against Alberta on October 5 and 6!
  • The OHL introduces new rules on fighting, and we both come to the conclusion that it's a pretty good idea to sway developing players from fighting in order to teach fundamentals and skills rather than developing goons.
  • The Jets signed Evander Kane, and we discuss the signing. Is he worth the money? Do we like this signing?
  • The Jets sent Alexander Burmistrov to the St. John's IceCaps during the lockout rather than having him play for Ak Bars Kazan. We discuss the move and whether Burmistrov will benefit from it.
For those that have asked, we'll be working on the podcasts of the first two shows this weekend, and I'm hopeful that we'll have them up sometime on Saturday. If we do, you're welcome to download our rants anytime you like and take them with you. It's especially good if you miss the show and want to hear our babbling about whatever has happened in the world of sports.

101.5 UMFM is the place to hear The Hockey Show every Thursday night at 6PM CT! Write it on your calendars, synchronize your watches, and let's hit the ice!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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