Talkin’ Pucks-Will Maetzold (March 8)

MARCH 8-Full Show

This week’s guest: WIll Maetzold

SEGMENT 1-Show Open

The Blues are for real; It’s good to see Halak emerge as this team’s legitimate goaltender; Halak & Elliot have been driving force behind this PK streak; Detroit is slumping which is always good; Folks who make NHL schedule are morons; Who’s the team MVP (other than Halak & Elliot)?

SEGMENT 2-Will Maetzold

Will Maetzold, video producer for the Columbus Blue Jackets joins the show to talk chances of Rick Nash being a Jacket next season (he thinks they’re real good) and CBJ’s horrific season

SEGMENT 3-Eastern Conference

Let’s take a stroll around the NHL; There’s a good chance Washington misses the playoffs; Ovi is getting fat; Hopefully Crosby can stay healthy; Pittsburgh organization has a completely different (and better) culture to it than Washington’s; NHL should learn from the PGA and Tiger Woods;

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Talkin’ Pucks-Trade Deadline Special (February 27)

February 27-FULL SHOW

This week’s guest: Kevin Lorenz

SEGMENT 1-Kevin Lorenz

InsideSTL Blues’ writer Kevin Lorenz joins the program to talk about deadline deals; Ben Bishop is being sent to Ottawa’s AHL affiliate, that’s surprising; Blues’ ownership situation is a lot worse than people think; CBJ simply wanted too much for Nash; Nashville didn’t make any sense; Seems like Rangers did all they could to land Nash; Preds are good, but not good enough to knock off Detroit; What’s going on in Minnesota?; Rank your three deadline winners

Kevin was kind enough to give Talkin’ Pucks/HSB a plug Tuesday night during his appearance on The Joe Roderick Show on Team 1380. You can listen to that clip here!

SEGMENT 2Blues Talk

Happy birthday Trevor!; Blues did exactly what everyone thought they would…nothing; Ben Bishop is going to the AHL; I guess it doesn’t matter to us anymore; Is the ownership situation that bad?; All NHL teams lower revenue numbers because of pending labor negotiations;

SEGMENT 3-NHL Talk

Trevor and Brian break down the major moves from Monday’s trade deadline

Talkin’ Pucks-Trade Deadline Special (February 27)

February 27-FULL SHOW

This week’s guest: Kevin Lorenz

SEGMENT 1-Kevin Lorenz

InsideSTL Blues’ writer Kevin Lorenz joins the program to talk about deadline deals; Ben Bishop is being sent to Ottawa’s AHL affiliate, that’s surprising; Blues’ ownership situation is a lot worse than people think; CBJ simply wanted too much for Nash; Nashville didn’t make any sense; Seems like Rangers did all they could to land Nash; Preds are good, but not good enough to knock off Detroit; What’s going on in Minnesota?; Rank your three deadline winners

Kevin was kind enough to give Talkin’ Pucks/HSB a plug Tuesday night during his appearance on The Joe Roderick Show on Team 1380. You can listen to that clip here!

SEGMENT 2Blues Talk

Happy birthday Trevor!; Blues did exactly what everyone thought they would…nothing; Ben Bishop is going to the AHL; I guess it doesn’t matter to us anymore; Is the ownership situation that bad?; All NHL teams lower revenue numbers because of pending labor negotiations;

SEGMENT 3-NHL Talk

Trevor and Brian break down the major moves from Monday’s trade deadline

Beyond a Calculated Risk: Concussions in the NHL an Epidemic

The first assignment in my Feature Writing class was to cover a hard-news story. Being the sports nerd that I am, I decided to report on concussions in the NHL.

My report includes data on the number of concussions in the NHL since its internal study concluded in 2004. For those interested, I linked each article/website referenced in my feature and included audio from the interviews I conducted for this story.

The NHL is not the most transparent professional sports organization, especially when it comes to an issue like this. So, for the graph on the number of concussions since 2004, I had to pull data from three different independent sources, therefore, the numbers may be a bit higher from the ones released by the NHL (if and when they do so).

Since the final product was almost 1700 words, I decided to split it into two parts to make it a bit easier to read online.

As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the issue, as well as any thoughts or criticisms of my article. Enjoy!

Part 1: A Mind-Boggling Issue

Part 2: The Double-Edged Sword

Part 3: Interviews

 

Talkin’ Pucks: Greg Wyshynski (February 9)

This week Trevor and Brian are joined by Yahoo! Sports Puck Daddy editor Greg Wyshynski. You can follow read Greg’s award-winning blog on Yahoo! and follow him on Twitter.

For pre-recorded shows, we will post a link to the full edition of our show, as well as the individual segments. 

This week’s 30-minute installment, un-edited for your listening pleasure.

Talkin’ Pucks-January 26

It’s a special extended edition of Talkin’ Pucks to start off 2012. Our guests include Andy Strickland, Kevin Lorenz, and BD Gallof. For more information on our guests, check out our weekly show preview on HSB.

For pre-recorded shows, we will post a link to the full edition of our show, as well as the individual segments. 

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