Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday, January 17: NHL to Seattle, Vegas or Quebec City + a special event saluting Seattle Metropolitans & WHL shoutout

Cassie and I chatted about a special event in the works to celebrate the legacy of the Seattle Metropolitans, the first American team to win the Stanley Cup. A Seattle-area man has taken it upon himself to plan the entire thing and has even used his own money for the down payment on a venue (Castle Ice Arena in Renton - a city just south of Seattle, to those not familiar with the area). This even is still in the planning stages, so we'll update you as things become more concrete.

Then, we tackled the latest on plans to expand the NHL to Seattle or Las Vegas (or both!), through a recent interview between Jeremy Roenick and the guys at Puck Daddy, among other outlets, and shared our own thoughts about both cities, as well as Houston and Quebec City.

We gave a shout out to Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) goalie Calvin Pickard, who currently leads the NHL in save percentage (.936). That impressive number comes from his short relief stint with the Colorado Avalanche. Calvin played juniors with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL. #5 on that list is Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (.927), who also played in the WHL, with the Tri-City Americans. A third shoutout went to Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson, who was named an All Star in just his second year in the NHL. Tyler was born and raised in Spokane and played juniors for the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL. 

Here's the podcast for today's show:

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Cassie - @dagmar27
Su - @Motley_Su

WARNING: This episode is filled with opinions, as are all of our shows. We quote freely from other media outlets, with proper attribution, and links to stories we've used in our episodes. If you disagree with something we say on the show, let us know and we'll put you on the air to have your say. However, calling us hateful names won't get you very far.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Saturday, January 3 - Special Guest: Lyle Richardson (Spector's Hockey). WJC, Winter Classic + more

Happy 2015!

Cassie and I just wrapped up our first show of the new year with special guest, our good friend and awesome hockey mind, Lyle Richardson from "Spector's Hockey." We chatted about a lot of things and managed to keep the entire show focused on HOCKEY. (If you listen to us regularly, you know we often go off on lovely tangents about football and other sports).

Here are just a few of the topics we covered today:

(Photo: Associated Press)

  • Yesterday's Pens vs. Lightning game, which featured weird goals, pre-game violence between teammates and one puking referee.
  • 2015 WJC, specifically, Team USA's meltdown against the Russians, as well as Team Canada's strong win against Denmark. Canada meets Slovakia and Russia meets Sweden for the chance to advance to the Gold Medal game. Who've YOU got in the finals?
  • 2015 Winter Classic: Caps vs. Blackhawks. Lyle and I enjoyed the game and the production value; Cassie didn't watch. However, this was the lowest rated game since the Winter Classic began and we discussed the potential reasons for that (most prominently: the same teams are featured too much).

Today's show went into extra time - about 10 minutes worth, which is only available in the podcast. WARNING: We talk about Mike Milbury in a way you might want to visualize, to proceed at your own risk.

Connect with Lyle Richardson:
Facebook: Spector's Hockey
Twitter: @SpectorsHockey

Connect with us:
Facebook: CCPT Hockey Show
Twitter: @CCPTHockey, @dagmar27 (Cassie), @Motley_Su (Su)

Here's the podcast for today's show. Enjoy!

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Saturday, December 27: WJC, Devils' coaching change, Winter Classic + more!

Our final show of 2014 is in the books and we had a lot to talk about! Most of all, we're happy you've supported us for nearly five years of hockey talk! We hope you're having a wonderful holiday season, however you celebrate, and offer best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful 2015.

Join us on social media:
Twitter: @CCPTHockey, @dagmar27 (Cassie), @Motley_Su (Su)
Facebook: CCPT Hockey Show

Want to join us on air or suggest a topic or guest? Reach out to us here or at one of our social media platforms above and we'll work on it (within reason, of course!).

Here are links to some of the topics that came up today:

Here's the podcast for today's show:

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Saturday, December 13 - Special Guest: Howard Shapiro, author of The Hockey Saint & other YA graphic novels

YA graphic novelist Howard Shapiro joined us on the show today to chat about his new novel, The Hockey Saint, and the daylong online tournament he's hosting today, featuring a unique, 8-bit retro hockey game to celebrate the book's release. The tournament runs through midnight tonight (ET). and players could win some great prizes. Here's the website to check out the tournament: Those who buy or download the book could win a $100 Visa gift card. Learn more by clicking here.

Cassie and I also talked about:

Mumps strike the NHL
Potential NHL Expansion (Seattle, Las Vegas)
Ugly sweaters
... and more

Here's the podcast:

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday, November 23 - Special guest: Lyle Richardson from Spector's Hockey

Cassie and I were joined today by our good friend and awesome hockey mind Lyle Richardson from Spector's Hockey. We talked about A LOT of things and the show went into bonus time after the live broadcast ended.

Here's the show:

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Connect with Lyle on Facebook: Spector's Hockey and Twitter: @SpectorsHockey
Connect with our show on Facebook: CCPT Hockey Show and Twitter: @CCPTHockey
Connect with Cassie on Twitter: @dagmar27
Connect with Su on Twitter: @Motley_Su

Here are just some of the topics we discussed today:

Toronto Maple Leafs' "Salute-Gate"

(Photo: Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

Edmonton Oilers' woes

30,715 fans pack Carrier Dome for "Frozen Dome Classic" between Utica & Syracuse (AHL)

Pittsburgh's Pascal Dupuis diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung; out for 6 months

Columbus' Jack Johnson bankrupted by his parents

Arizona State University will elevate club hockey to D1 level

Feel-good stories:
1. Scott Darling overcomes alcoholism, social anxiety to join Chicago Blackhawks
2. 2LT Jason Fabian signs 3-game contract with Pensacola Ice Wings; scores in first game

Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 15 show: Somber news, HHOF Class of 2014, hockey words that should be banned... and more

Cassie and I managed to fill an hour with hockey talk, diverging only slightly into other sports (both times were my fault). 

Connect with us:

Facebook: CCPT Hockey Show
Twitter: @CCPTHockey
@dagmar27 (Cassie)
@Motley_Su (Su)

Here's the podcast:

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Here's are links to some of the topics we discussed:

1. 14 Year old boy collapses at hockey tournament in Minnesota, and dies
Send condolences to:
The family of Patrick Schoonover
c/o Eastview Hockey Association
PO Box 240682
Apple Valley, MN 55124

(Patrick Schoonover (far right), with his family
Photo: Schoonover Family)

2. Ottawa GM announces he has stage 4 colon cancer
Send well wishes to:
Brian Murray
Ottawa Senators
1000 Palladium Dr.
Kanata, ON K2V 1A4

3. OHL star (and presumptive 2015 #1 NHL draft pick) Connor McDavid fights, breaks hand and the story sparks a brouhaha on social media.

4. Nod to Yahoo Puck Daddy: Which hockey words/terms should be BANNED?

5. New York Times reviews "Red Army," new documentary about the former Soviet hockey program following the 1980 loss to the US in the "Miracle on Ice" game.

6. Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) executive to undergo prostrate exam during the game TONIGHT.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saturday, October 11 - CCPT Hockey Show: The "No Boundaries" Edition

Cassie and I launched the FIFTH season of CCPT Hockey Show this morning with a short, 30-minute episode that happened to feature stories about players and writers not knowing or recognizing their boundaries.

The NHL season started on Wednesday with two games, followed by 12 games on Thursday and one game on Friday. Today, all 30 teams are in action but a number of games begin at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Oh, to have 10 TV's stacked up together, each showing a different game.... 

We also talked about:

  • The Denver Post suspending Avalanche writer Adrian Dater for two weeks without pay, following Dater's pretty heated rant about LA Kings d-man Braydon McNabb's hit on Av's prospect Joey Hishon BACK IN 2011. Things quickly went from bad to worse, as Dater took on everyone who disagreed with either his opinion or his choice of language. The Denver Post said it suspended him over "inappropriate" language. (You can say THAT again).
  • Adirondack Flames' forward Trevor Gillies' attack on Rochester Americans' rookie William Carrier during last night's game. It's one thing to lay a big hit, It's something completely different to knock a guy down then BASH HIS FACE INTO THE ICE. Gillies racked up 27 penalty minutes and was automatically suspended for tonight's game. I don't think that goes far enough. Cassie and I both agree - THAT kind of play should result in automatic EXPULSION from the league. Gillies has been around long enough to know better. Hell, a 12  year old should know better.
  • Former (current?) Flyers star Chris Pronger joining the NHL's Department of Player Safety. We both have opinions about this, but we both agree it's a pretty shrewd (smart?) move on the NHL's part to hire someone who has lots of experience on the receiving end of consequences for questionable plays (bad choices?). We'll see how that turns out.
  • Speaking of questionable plays, one of our favorite d-men, Lightning (former Silvertips) d-man Radko Gudas laid a big one on Scottie Upshall during Thursday's TBL vs. FLA game. So far, Radko has receive a warning but no penalty and no follow-up discipline for the hit. You can watch and judge for yourself.
Here's the podcast:

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We're excited to be back on the air and have lots of fun stuff planned this season, as well as some very special guests. We also plan to have a writer for every NHL (and other hockey league) team join us this season. Let's see how much success we have with that. 

What do YOU want to hear from us this season? Share your ideas and guest suggestions (within reason!) Connect with us:

Podcast: CCPT Hockey Show
Facebook: CCPT Hockey Show
Twitter: @CCPTHockey
Cassie - @dagmar27
Su - @Motley_Su