Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday morning hockey talk

Now that the Subway Super Series is wrapped up and games are being played once again it was time get back in action.  Today we profiled a highly touted goaltender for the 2013 draft, or what Guy is calling, the year of the masked men.  Ok I just made that up, but he does think there could be 3 in the first round, and we spoke with one and about one today. 
However the show started with a bit of a rant from myself after a very disrespectful twitter explosion from Glenn Gumbley/CHLPA.  If you missed the implosion of what was left of their reputation it's not hard to find on twitter.  Just search for coward, dirtbag and racist and you will find the jux of most of the tweets.  We have invited Mr. Gumbley to appear on our show, but he wants the questions emailed to him before hand.  That will NEVER happen.  However the offer still stands, 12:05 pm est on Saturday November 23rd,  he is welcome to join our program.

As for the rest of the show, it was very informative starting with Nate Leaman, the head coach of the Providence Friars who joined us after his club's 6-2 victory over Northeastern last night.  The 2nd year Friar head coach spoke to us how special of a win it was for his starting goaltender John Gillies, who was supposed to play at Northeastern.  Also, how is Calgary Flames prospect Mark Jankowski fitting in during his rookie season?   A 3 point night certainly helps.

Our 2013 draft spotlight focused on yet another goaltender. Zac Fucale is the last line of defence for the best team in the country right now.  The Halifax Moosehead goaltender suited up in the SSS but some have questioned his low save percentage, but all he cares about is leading the league in wins.  He also has the best seat in the house every night to watch fellow draft prospects Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin dazzle.  

Fucale was also a topic in School of Block with Justin Goldman of The Goalie Guild.  We discussed all  the tenders who took part against the Russians and where each stacks up as the invitations are to be sent out.  Justin also told us about the Golden Performance of the week, which was from a former World Junior star.

It wasn't just goalies that were talked about when it came to the Subway Super Series, as Cam Charron from Yahoo Sports helped us dissect team WHL and their shocking lack of offence.  Who did and didn't stand out as Russia won for just the second time.

And we wrapped the show with Red Deer Rebels Owner, G.M. and once again, Head Coach.  Brent told us why he had to make the touch choice of letting Jesse Wallin go, what his expectations are for the team that is currently in the playoff picture.  We asked why he sent Charles Inglis home, and the answer was short but to the point.  

You can hear it all, and anything you missed in previous shows by clicking here.  While you're there, make sure you vote on our poll question about when you want the lock out to end.  I'm surprised by the early results.   Reminder there is no show this Tuesday due to Oil Kings hosting Swift Current on the TEAM 1260.  

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