Monthly Archives: September 2016

Episode #118 – Team Europe’s Satanic Verses

Team Europe somehow reinvents themselves, and the team built by Satan heads to the World Cup of Hockey finals to play Team Canada in a best of three!

It’s a full bench this week. Ryan, Dave, P Mac and Geeta get together to talk all about the drastic turn around for Europe, the amazing collapse of Team USA and their checking and grinder 2004-style roster and the dominant Team Canada. Will Europe give Canada a run for their money? Or will the Canadian dominance continue across another series?

They take a look at the unfortunate injury to Clarke MacArthur during a Senators training camp scrimmage. A completely senseless and stupid and preventable injury. They also talk about Erik Gudbranson lining up with Ben Hutton on the Vancouver Canucks’ second defenceman unit and look back at Alain Vingeault’s time as the head coach in Vancouver.

Finally, the gang talks about the new FOX show ‘Pitch’ about a female pitcher who makes it to the Major Leagues to pitch for the San Diego Padres. They discuss how far away we are from women entering the top 4 team sports in North America and what type of roles they would have. They also have some fun time with PON Mail in ‘Correspondence’ to close out the show!

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Episode #117 – The Fedor Fedorov Memorial Trophy

The summer is over (almost) and the podcast is back! Just in time for the first games of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Dave, P Mac and Ryan gather again after an entire summer off to talk about the pre-tournament hype of the World Cup. They look at the initial games (North America vs. Europe and Team Canada vs. Team USA) and how quickly the excitement died down as quickly as the intense play died down.

They give their winning predictions, discuss whether Canada is no longer that interested in Team Canada after so many years of dominance following a less than impressive showing at international tournaments in the 1990’s .

Geeta is on vacation in Prague in the Czech Republic right now, but she finds time, even with the time difference, to Skype into the show. Dave gives her some tips on hockey related places to see and she asks why Torts has benched Big Buff for the first game… could it be anthem related?!

Finally, the boys spend a fair bit of time talking about the Vancouver Canucks pre-season. From players currently in the World Cup as well as the Young Stars Tournament happening in Pentiction that will feature Thatcher Demko’s first time playing in Canucks sweater. They give predictions on who will make the team, who’s on the fence and predict who will be the pre-season MVP and win the prestigious Fedor Federov Memorial Trophy!?

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