Episode 26 – I Feel Like Gerry Cheevers

As regular listeners of this podcast will be well aware, we at Pucked in the Head believe that life isn’t solely about hockey. It’s also, occasionally, about hockey music. Here is the third chapter in our look at excellent hockey-related music. Today we ponder, peruse and play… (I Feel Like) Gerry Cheevers by Chixdiggit.

  • Intro
  • Sofa Surfer Girl by The Orchid Highway
  • Gerry Cheevers – the man of a thousand stitches
  • Chixdiggit
  • I Feel Like Gerry Cheevers by Chixdiggit
  • A little critical review action
  • Wrap up
  • Time for a Change by The Orchid Highway

James Macdonald
Right Wing (Guitar, Stage Left)
182 cm
75 kilos
Shoots left
Not afraid to go hard in the corners

Guitarist for Vancouver-based rock band The Orchid Highway, ‘Jamie’ is a grizzled veteran of many tours across Canada, the US, and the UK. (They took their sticks on tour for the shinny games!) A fan of the game, he began cheering for Swedes back in the WHA Winnipeg Jets days, and was overjoyed when Vancouver drafted the Sedins 2nd and 3rd overall. An opinionated bastard, Jamie always has something to say.



Episode 25 – Top Five Skater Nicknames of All Time

Continuing our look at the best hockey nicknames of all time, we bring you the best nicknames that didn’t play goal or for the Canucks.

  • Intro
  • Sofa Surfer Girl by the Orchid Highway
  • An ode to old-timey nicknames.
  • Top 5 Skater Nicknames of All Time
  • #5 – “Captain Serious”
  • #4 – “Cyclone”
  • #3 – “The Little Ball of Hate”
  • #2 – “The Rocket”
  • #1 – “Boom Boom”
  • Wrap up.
  • Time for a Change by The Orchid Highway
  • Thanks for listening


Episode 24 – Top Seven Goalie Nicknames of All Time

The Canucks recent callup of Lee Sweatt, dubbed “Rudy” by his new teammates, reminded us of the dearth of good nicknames in hockey today. To spur on the creativity of today’s NHL players, here’s some examples of great hockey nicknames. And this is just the goalies!

  • Intro / theme by the Orchid Highway
  • Top Seven Goalie Nicknames of All Time
  • Nicknames in Other Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • American Football
  • Boxing
  • Hockey Nicknames – First up, goalies.
  • #7 – Georges “The Chicoutimi Cucumber” Vezina
  • #6 – Cecil Ralph “Tiny” Thompson
  • #5 – Frank “Mr Zero” Brimsek
  • #4 – Lorne “Gump” Worsley
  • #3 – Andre “Red Light” Racicot
  • #2 – Dominik “The Dominator” Hasek
  • #1 – Nikolai “The Bulin Wall” Khabibulin
  • Wrap it up, boys!
  • Pink Floyd – One of These Days (1971)
  • Thanks for Listening