Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Hockey Show - Episode Ninety-Seven

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is nearing 100 shows on our beloved UMFM. It's quite amazing to think we've been at this a couple of years, have produced nearly 100 shows, and have yet to be sued for anything. Of course, that's a joke and we're not looking for lawsuits to be thrown at us, but we've been having a pretty good run. Of course, we'll be giving a few things away on Show #100, so you'll want to tune in August 7. That means you have to be listening!

Speaking of tuning in, we'll welcome back Columbus as she calls in with an update on her summer vacation! She was reportedly back in Winnipeg last week for the Folk Fest, so we'll get an update on what bands she saw and who she recommends for your summer music choices. We'll find out when she's coming back to take over the show once more, and we'll talk about how the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul feel about the Thomas Vanek signings and the chances for the Wild this season in the Central Division. Of course, we'll probably end up not talking much hockey with her, but Beans and I do have some topics to discuss on which we'll get her two-cents.

Tonight's edition of 3 Rounds Deep will plunk Beans and I into the Winnipeg Jets' GM chair as we dig through the remaining free agents to see who we'd sign if we were the GM. There are still some quality guys on the market that could make the Jets better if they were willing to drop a few dollars in the water, so we'll take a shot at who we want to see compete for a job here in Winnipeg. This is one where we could start some serious arguments!

If you wanna be a part of 3 Rounds Deep tonight, give us a call during the segment at 204-269-8636 (269-UMFM) and we'll put you on the air! Same rules as always as we can't repeat picks made by others and neither can you, so it will get a little tougher as people start participating. We'll start it off, then open up the phone lines and hit Twitter for everyone else to participate. If you want to toss some names in electronically, the Twitter link is below where you can go 3 Rounds Deep!

Going 3 ROUNDS DEEP tonight: who would you sign if you were the Jets' General Manager? You know what to do!

It's been pretty quiet over the last couple of weeks in the hockey world, especially with the Jets lying low this summer once again. We will discuss the signings of Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy in Nashville as Winnipeg continues to fall further behind the horses in the Central Division. We'll chat about the hiring of Tom Renney as Hockey Canada's new president and CEO and what that might mean for Hockey Canada going forward. The Leafs re-signed Peter Holland while Carter Ashton accepted his qualifying offer, meaning the Leafs will still miss the playoffs this season. The Buffalo Sabres re-signed Tyler Ennis, meaning they'll probably miss the playoffs again. And we'll toss around some chatter about how the Toronto Maple Leafs were the only NHL team to make the Forbes list of the fifty most-valuable franchises.

I have recently - read: since yesterday - been overly occupied with Weird Al Yankovic's newest video from his upcoming album, Mandatory Fun. I'm not going to get into the Robin Thicke discussion about his music and the messages within it, but Weird Al's take on Blurred Lines is absolutely hilarious. For those of you who write or enjoy writing, this one should speak volumes to you. Here's the video.
Absolutely classic! It's like an advanced English class in three minutes! Kudos to Weird Al for this song!

You'll want to give us a listen tonight as we debut a brand-new song from a great Canadian band as well. These guys are hockey-loving musicians, so tune in at 5:30pm to catch the new tune! Hit us up at 101.5 UMFM on your radio dial in the Winnipeg region or you can listen live between 5:30pm and 6:30pm CT on your web-enabled device at the UMFM webpage! We'll be available via phone at (204) 269-8636 (269-UMFM), so give us a call and play 3 Rounds Deep or share your thoughts on any of the topics we cover! You can tweet us anytime you like by hitting us up at @TeebzHBIC on the Twitter machine. You can also post some stuff to Facebook if you use the "Like" feature, and I always have crazy stuff posted there that doesn't make it to the blog or show. Hit me up on Twitter, give Facebook a follow, and/or call us tonight to weigh in on anything in the hockey world!

PODCAST: JULY 10, 2014: Episode 97

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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