Puck Podcast – June 14th, 2008

In this week’s episode we take a look back with highlights and clips from past shows of some of the greatest goals, fights, memorable moments and trades from the 2007-2008 NHL season. We also give you a recap of the NHL Awards show with the acceptance speech of each winner, a recap of all the head coach hirings and firings around the league including a conversation with Kings goalie Jason LaBarbera about L.A.’s firing of head coach Marc Crawford, Doug will tell you about a new TV show that hockey fans won’t want to miss plus your e-mails and, of course, a whole lot more.

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  1. Great show guys. I loved listening to all the highlights from the year. I just wish there was more!

    In reference to the show “MVP” on SOAPnet, this is the review from Entertainment Weekly.

    If “Footballers Wive$” is the ultimate guilty pleasure, then this Canadian soap about hockey players and their spouses is all guilt. A shiny but bland rip-off of “Wive$” (the producers claim to have been “inspired” by the British cult smash), MVP wasn’t compelling enough for Canada’s CBC to renew it for a second season. (But its reruns are apparently good enough for SOAPnet!) If only the pilot had more shirtless hockey players or some really lethal bitchiness coming from the wives, it could have given at least a little pleasure, eh? Grade: C

  2. I’m surprised that during the segment about the Hockey Night in Canada theme, you didn’t mention the switch of Monday Night Football from ABC to ESPN after 36 years.

    I understand that ABC and ESPN both have the same parent company, but when the show was moved, they immediately decided to keep the theme song(s). The song “Heavy Action” has been used in some form since 1978 although ABC bought the rights in 1971. It was originally composed by British musician Johnny Pearson. MNF has also used Hank Williams Jr’s. song “All My Rowdy Friends…” since 1989. ESPN is using a rerecorded version of the Hank Williams tune.

  3. I haven’t listened to the show yet, but to follow up the HNIC bit, Alanah McGinley of Canucks and Beyond has done some good work in getting the other side of the story, from what CBC has been saying. There’s a number of links within the post and the comments that also help shed some light on matters. Pretty ugly story.

  4. Heh, it’s kind of funny Doug said that “Hasek, Linden, Norstrom, these guys didn’t need five months to decide” about retiring… it took Hasek about 8 years (and a brief first retirement) actually! I read he was ready to retire in 2000 but decided not to since he only played 35 games.

    I did think Nabokov was going to win the Vezina, but when I thought about it, New Jersey has lost a few good defensemen in the past few years and Brodeur keeps proving me wrong when I predict he’ll finally have a bad year. Plus, he played the same number of games, even though people kept saying Nabokov “played every game!”

    And am I the only one who HATES “The Good Old Hockey Game?”

  5. Dustin,
    No, you’re not the only one that hates “The Good Old Hockey Game.” I despise that song and can’t believe anyone with the gift of hearing actually enjoys listening to it.

    Thanks for the comments on Hasek, I’ll save my response for the show.

  6. Hey fellas,

    Great podcast. In regards to all the hockey podcasts I’ve heard, yours it the best produced one out there!

    However, when I was listening to this most recent podcast, you guys gave mention to Mike Modano becoming the All-Time U.S. Point scorer in his game against Nashville!

    The only problem is that I was at that game, in San Jose! Mikey had a clean cut away from the Sharks D and slid the puck underneath Nabokov to become the U.S. points leader. In the clip you aired, the Dallas commentator also mentions Modano burned Cheechoo on the play, maybe you thought it was Nashville’s Tootoo?

    It was also great to see JR stand up at the Sharks bench and cheer on his fellow American.

    Regardless, great podcast and I can’t wait for the new episode!

  7. No, I think they’re thinking of when he set the goal record in Nashville last year and there was no acknowledgement, resulting in a minor uproar that lasted a good five minutes.

  8. Oh, and I almost forgot: Glenn Anderson, Igor Larionov, Ed Chynoweth, and Ray Scapinello get elected into the HHOF today. Can’t argue with any of them, though one of these days I’d like to see “Wild Bill” Hunter make it as a Builder.

    You can tell I’m a Western Canadian boy because I could spell “Chynoweth” without looking it up. 😉

  9. I can’t say that I am a fan of “The Good Old Hockey Game.” but when you are at a game it is kind of fun. They sing a lot of hokey music at minor league baseball games and although I wouldn’t want to sit down and listen to them in my house they are OK at the ballpark.

    Also the writer of the song is kind of like Woody Guthrie of Canada. There are a lot of songs by Guthrie that I would probably find horrible if I didn’t know they were by Woody.

  10. I about fell over when I heard you read my post on the podcast! After thinking about it a little more, maybe I’M subconciously being tainted by the NBA..(of which I watch just enough to keep my relationship in tact.) Thanks for your show!

  11. Eddie, you didn’t scroll down on that dictionary.com entry enough. “Short shrift” is defined there. It comes from confession, but now figuratively means to give too little consideration to something.

    –from a devoted listener and teacher or writing.

  12. I don’t give a hockey puck what Doug says or thinks, I like “The Good ‘ol Hockey Game.” However, “I wanna ride the Zamboni” is another matter.

  13. Ok you have to talk about the NHL’s crazy actions against the Rangers owners. Holy crap.

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