July 20, 2014
We discuss fans safety at the World Cup as well as some tips for being a good "road fan" here in the US.
We also take a look at the AHL overtime rules and format. Listen to hear what we both think about the changes and if we think they will work.
Finally we start our college football preview with the Boise State Broncos.
July 15, 2014
A bit of a everything in this one. We focus on MLB since there was a trade to discuss. But we also look at possible needs for the Pirates and who might be traded away from the Phillies.
We also discuss some significant changes to the ECHL overtime format as well as divisional realignment.
This was recorded last Tuesday.
July 6, 2014
We open this show with a recap of the U.S. loss in the knockout round of the World Cup. That is followed by a recap of the past week for the Bucs and Phils.
If you're not a fan of hockey you can stop listening nine minutes into the show. The rest of it is hockey and nothing else. We start with the release of the 2014-2015 Penn State Hockey Schedule.
After that we dive into the silly season that is free agency in the NHL. We talk about the moves made where the players ended up and who we think won the first couple of days of free agency.
This show was recorded on Thursday. Feel free to leave a comment or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 30, 2014
There's a plethera of topics in this episode. We open with the Pens finally hiring a new head coach. We discussed the Flyers trade with the Blue Jackets a couple of players having the amnesty buyout exercised on them and the Kings locking up Gaborik.
Then we discussed the World Cup after the U.S. blew a golden opportunity to advance versus Portugal allowing a goal in stoppage time. We took a look ahead to the matchup versus Germany and a potential opponent in the knockout round.
After that we had our usual baseball discussion about the Pirates and Phillies with a large focus on what the Phillies should do when they finally decide to blow things up. That was followed by a rare discussion on the NBA in particular Carmello and Lebron opting out of their contract. We ended the show talking about the return of Tiger Woods. This show was recorded on Wednesday. Feel free to leave a comment or email us email@example.com. Thanks for listening.
June 22, 2014
We talk a little Penguins and Flyers as both teams make a couple of off season moves. One team gets a new GM and another re-signs a significant piece of the puzzle.
Also more baseball discussion about the Phillies and Penguins.
We also sprinkle in some World Cup Soccer
This was recorded last Tuesday.
June 16, 2014
This is an interview we were able to do with Derek Laxdal the coach of the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL. The Oil Kings were the 2013-2014 WHL Champions as well as the winners of the 2014 Memorial Cup.
We talk all about this past seasons accomplishments as well as what might lay ahead for the Oil Kings.
Since this interview took place, Laxdal was named the Head Coach of the Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team for the 2014 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup tournament.
We also talk about his decision to leave the Idaho Steelheads 4 years ago and what job he passed over to go into the ranks of the WHL. It runs about a half hour.
Enjoy. We will be back with a regular weekly show next week.
June 13, 2014
It's a three sports show for two sports nuts in this episode. We open with the NHL looking back at the Western Conference Finals and then forward to the Stanley Cup Finals. We also talk about the Carcillo suspension being reduced and our thoughts on suspension lengths for hits to the head.
From there we take a look at the Kelly Cup Finals. Then we move to baseball. THe usual Pirates and Phillies recaps and then a look at the standings.
We then go back to the ECHL as they released next year's schedule during the show. The Western Conference is down to seven teams for next year and we discuss that and the ways to set up the playoffs next year. Then we dive into some of the particulars of the Steelheads schedule for next year.
We close the show with a little world cup discussion focusing on the US chances of making it out of group play into the knockout round and the absence of Lando on the roster.
This show was recorded last week (wed) and took this week off. You can find an interview John did with Brad Ralph to tide you over until our next show. Feel free to leave a comment or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
June 7, 2014
Here it is, the interview some of you have been waiting for.
What did Brad Ralph think about the 2013-2014 Idaho Steelheads season? What was it like playing a four overtime game in the playoffs?
We ask about the Game 2 goaltending decision in the Alaska series as well.
What are some things that Brad Ralph learned after his second season as the bench boss of the Steelheads? Click the link and find out.
June 4, 2014
John and Jerome talk NHL Conference Finals along with some NHL officiating. We recap the ECHL Western Conference Finals and look forward to the ECHL Finals.
We also continue to lament the Pirates fall from the playoffs and lack of spending any money on payroll.
There was also some talk about the Donald Sterling sale of the Clippers.
This show was recorded last Wednesday May 28th
May 28, 2014
Listen as John sits down with Idaho Steelheads Assistant Coach Neil Graham.
We talk about the end of the season and some off-ice responsibilities.
The discussion also will give an insight as to how the Steelheads determine which of the defensemen play when. Is it based on the other team, or on the Idaho personnel? How much back and forth is there with Head Coach Brad Ralph?
It runs about a half hour and was recorded June 20th.