Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Hockey Show - Episode 115

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is back tonight with our regularly-scheduled program as we dive into the hockey world from the last week and debate the facts, news, and opinions around the hockey world. There are some interesting stories to be discussed, and we'll bang away at those to give you some talking points with which you can agree or disagree. Also, we welcome Columbus back after a one-week hiatus in which she was reportedly working on a project, but most likely was off partying. We'll get to the bottom of that, too.

Before we get started, Alan Doyle is in town! The problem? Alan Doyle isn't on our show! Alan, the lead singer for Great Big Sea, is a huge Montreal Canadiens fan and, as you can see, has been to at least one Jets game as he stands next to Dave Wheeler in the photo on the right. I've reached out to Alan via Twitter to see if he'd like to be on the best damned hockey show in Winnipeg, and the response has been silence. I have no idea if he's flying out today, but he was on the local production of CTV Morning Live this morning, so he's still in the city somewhere at this time. Your job? Tweet Alan at @alanthomasdoyle and tell him to drop by UMFM this evening, if his schedule allows, to chat hockey and have some laughs! BE POLITE IF YOU TWEET HIM! Ok? Ok. He left via airplane this morning. No dice on Alan Doyle at UMFM today. Thanks anyway, everyone.

Tonight, Beans, Columbus, and I will discuss the recent woes of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the hands of the Buffalo Sabres and the Nashville Predators, the overreaction happening in Toronto, the Dion Phaneuf press conference, the comments made on Sportsnet by the analysts about what should be done, and where the Leafs go from here. We'll also chat about our favorite SPHL team in the Columbus Cottonmouths having two women referee the game tomorrow against Fayetteville, impending ads on jerseys, the possibility of William Foley and the Maloofs as owners of a potential Las Vegas franchise, the ECHL's Bakersfield Condors celebrating their Seinfeld night, Pascal Dupuis suffering another season-ending situation, and we'll talk about the Manitoba Bisons and their upcoming schedule. Lots to chat about tonight!

Check out that banner! We're going back overseas tonight with a Russian Update - apparently "Roundup" doesn't translate into Russian very well - to check on the Manitoba-born boys playing in Barys Astana in the KHL, Brandon Reid in Vojens, Denmark, and Jared Aulin in Orebro, Sweden. We'll also take a look at Ryan Whitney's progress in the KHL with Sochi, and we'll talk about Guy Boucher being named as Canada's head coach for the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland! This should be a solid Russian Update even though it's more European than Russian at this point.

We'll be live on the air at 5:30pm and the phones will be open! Hit us up on 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! Give us a call at 204-269-8636 (269-UMFM) so you can weigh in on the discussion as well! You can tweet us anytime you like by hitting us up at @TeebzHBIC on Twitter. 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. There are lots of ways for you to interact on The Hockey Show, so get involved!

PODCAST: NOVEMBER 20, 2014: Episode 115

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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