Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Hockey Show - Episode Ninety-Four

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is back with a much smaller population in the studio tonight. After spending the last two weeks with extended crowds in the Re/Max Cup gents and the awesome Dirk Digglers hockey club, Teebz and Beans will be in the studio on their own tonight as parking is set at a premium with the opening game of the CFL schedule happening tonight. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will play the Toronto Argonauts at home at Investors Group Field, so there are less available spots for guests to park! In any case, we have a big show tonight, so let's take a peek at what we'll be discussing!

At first, I wasn't sure if these were actual uniforms being worn by Hockey Canada teams, but apparently they are official. These are the uniforms that Hockey Canada has brought out for the 100th anniversary of the national program, and all national teams will wear these uniforms in 2014-15 as the season plays out. Let's hope this next year goes by quickly.

The diagonal lettering is nice, but it really doesn't give the uniform a Canadian feel. It feels like a replica or fan's jersey that can be had for $60. Where's the bold maple leaf on the front? It just feels incomplete. It doesn't give me a feeling of nationalism. While it's still modern in its look, it just doesn't feel Canadian. We're proud of our hockey-centric nation, so let's get back to being a nation that wears its pride on its chest, eh Hockey Canada?

Tonight's 3 Rounds Deep segment should be interesting. Beans and I will toss around names as we discuss the best late-round draft picks of all-time. There are some players who fly under the radar and drop lower in the draft than they should, but we'll talk about the guys drafted around the 200th pick. These are guys picked in the late rounds who beat the odds and became stars! This should be a beauty topic for Beans and I to discuss!

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: best players who were picked late! You know what to do!

We'll also wrap up the Survivor: NHL Playoffs contest as we try to get a hold of the final two entrants, and we'll talk about the Hockey Hall of Fame and who was selected, who missed out on the selections, the NHL Awards and who won, who didn't take home hardware, the upcoming NHL draft, buyouts, new hires for coaches, and we might even give some stuff away! There's an announcement about an upcoming guest tonight, so you don't want to miss that, and we'll chat a little about the University of Manitoba Bisons hockey schedules as we gear up for another season of CIS hockey!

If you want to give us a listen, please tune us in 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. In short, there are lots of ways to get a hold of us! Tune us in, turn it up, and hold on for some hard-hitting hockey chatter tonight!

PODCAST: JUNE 26, 2014: Episode 94

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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