Thursday, 26 September 2013

The Hockey Show - Episode Fifty-Five

I'll be honest: I struggled with posting this preview of The Hockey Show after checking out some of the statistics from the HBIC survey. It also appears that we have very few listeners outside of the immediate listening area, so I'm not sure these previews are very beneficial. I am posting this, though, simply due to carrying on tradition on this blog. We'll see how the results of the survey flush out, but it appears that not many people really need this preview. Maybe I'm wrong, though. Let me know through the survey.

Today, however, we're going to look at one of the more controversial topics in hockey after this week's Toronto-Buffalo brouhaha. The Hockey Show will take a long look at the unwritten rules of the enforcers AKA "the code". There are definitely rules that the older warriors - Probert, Kocur, Grimson, Ray - followed when it came to picking a fight, and there are certainly a list of things one doesn't do when looking to start a donnybrook. We'll go over these rules Fight Club-style, and we'll see who broke what rules in the melee that took place in Toronto.

We also have an update on former University of Manitoba Bison goalie Jesse Deckert who appears to have a good thing going after his successful playoff run with the ECHL's Florida Everblades. We'll do our regular updates of former Jets and FRIENDS OF THE SHOW Brandon Reid and Jared Aulin. We'll talk extensively about the NHL '94 video game tournament we'll be having during Pledge-O-Rama as well as Pledge-O-Rama itself. And we may even give away a prize if we can get things rolling along.

Of course, if you have an opinion on "the code", fighting in hockey, the Sabres-Leafs game, the suspensions handed out, or all of the above, call us at (204) 269-UMFM (269-8636). You can also tweet me at @TeebzHBIC with your thoughts, and we'll get those on the air as well. The Hockey Show is live on the air tonight at 5:30pm CT on 101.5 UMFM! Join us!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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