Thursday, 19 February 2015

The Hockey Show - Episode 127

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, returns tonight with an action-packed show that should have people talking if things go as planned. We'll be down one tonight as Columbus has ventured south of the border for a week at home, so we decided to call two up as we try to fill that void! Both of these guys are dynamic, skilled players who should shake things up in The Hockey Show lineup!

Tonight, we pit two long-time hockey fans against one another in a battle to the death! Ok, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but we will feature two fans who know hockey, love their respective teams, and do a bang-up job in defending the positions of their teams despite the standings. Here are the two distinguished call-ups we're featuring tonight.

No, we're not featuring Teemu Selanne despite how awesome that would be. Instead, we're going to talk to the guy who has his name scribbled on the sign held by Teemu. Ryan Connelly is a Pittsburgh Penguins fan who has some love for the Florida Panthers, is an amateur hockey star, and is an all-around great guy. He might be a little wobbly tonight, though, as he celebrated a birthday last night. Happy birthday, Ryan! Ryan's the kind of fan who will tell it like it is, and won't be afraid to criticize Crosby if necessary in looking at the recent struggles by the Penguins.

The other guy we're going to feature is not Matt Duchene despite how cool that would be. He does enjoy a good Matt Duchene highlight, though, and he's certainly in favor of his Avalanche star dropping the gloves and administering a little tough love on opponents. He's simply known as "Anthrax Jones" and he could be one of the most entertaining Avalanche fans on Twitter. He routinely calls out various teams - most notably the Columbus Blue Jackets - and has no issue being blocked by various celebrities on Twitter. We'll discuss some of that and more with this Avalanche fan as we bring down the Central Division!

Tonight, we'll break down the results of the Jets-Sabres trade after having seen both teams in action at this point. We'll have Anthrax break down why the Avalanche went from heroes to zeroes this season as it appears they will miss the playoffs. We'll ask Ryan why the Penguins suddenly look like also-rans as the playoffs approach and why they can't win in their division. We'll also talk about some of the bigger trades seen at the deadlines, and which players each person would like back for their respective teams if they could have a trade mulligan!

The phones will be closed tonight as we speak with Ryan and Thrax, but the show will be live 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! You can tweet me anytime you like by hitting me 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. Two crazy fans join two crazy radio hosts tonight, so you should too!

PODCAST: FEBRUARY 19, 2015: Episode 127

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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