Thursday, 18 July 2013

The Hockey Show - Episode Forty-Five

The Hockey Show is back on the air tonight at 5:30pm CT on 101.5 UMFM, and we're going to have some fun. Beans and I rarely show off our hockey knowledge without some sort of debate, but tonight we'll be testing one another - and any callers who want to take a stab - at trivia questions about the world's coolest game! While I may have the upper hand in this one, we'll be opening the phone lines for the listeners as we go through a bit of a trial run before announcing another opportunity to win prizes! Who doesn't like free gear?!?

Between the questions Beans and I toss out to each other and to listeners, we have a few things to discuss. Among them are:
  • Allan Muir wrote an interesting piece for Sports Illustrated that looked at Canada's Olympic team in Sochi if the NHL and the Olympic Committee can't find some sort of agreement for insurance and player costs and safety. If the NHL doesn't go to the Olympics, he names an entire roster of European- and KHL-based players who could, including friend of the show Brandon Reid. Do we agree with the players selected? What about AHL players? Is this a "nightmare" as Muir suggests?
  • The Jets are reportedly in the running for Mikhail Grabovski and Damien Brunner. Are these good signings? Where do they fit on the roster? What do the Jets do if Grabo signs as Little, Jokinen, Scheifele, and Slater are all slotted down the middle?
  • Eric Tangradi and the Jets avoid arbitration. Did the Jets overpay for what appears to be a third- or fourth-liner? What does Tangradi bring to the Jets this season?
  • Patrice Cormier also re-signs with the Jets. Do we see more Cormier in the Jets' line-up this season? Is he ever going to crack the roster full-time?
  • Derek Meech left the Jets for an opportunity with Dinamo Minsk in the KHL. Are his NHL days behind him? Do we see him returning in the future?
  • Dustin Penner goes back to the Ducks, continuing his illustrious NHL career in SoCal. At this point, is he just a role player who Edmonton overpaid? Does he fit into the Ducks' roster?
Join us tonight on 101.5 UMFM for some trivia, some discussion, and we'll be in contact with Survivor: NHL Playoffs winner Barry A. to get his thoughts on some of the hockey world after his Blackhawks defeated his Bruins! That doesn't make sense? It will tonight. Tune in, call us at (204) 269-UMFM (8636), tweet us at @TeebzHBIC, and chat some hockey with us!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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