Category Archives: 2011-12 Season

Pucked in the Head 44: Top 7 Rivalries of All Time, Part 1

No matter which team you like best, there’s a special feeling that precedes a big matchup against their biggest rival. This year, people around the hockey world stopped to watch the Vancouver Canucks battle the Boston Bruins in a one-game rematch of last year’s injury-filled Stanley Cup final. But as much as the Bs and Canucks hate each other, they’ve got nothing on these: the Top Seven Team Rivalries in Sporting History – part one. (Note: there may not be overt hockey content in this episode, but we use the great sport on ice as comparison approximately 3,657.29 times during this podcast.)

Introduction
Sofa Surfer Girl by the Orchid Highway
The Boat Race
The Glasgow Derby
Basketball’s biggest rivalry
Wait: did you say a *kick* to the head?
Time for a Change by the Orchid Highway
Thanks for listening

Pucked in the Head 044 – Team Rivalries part 1

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Episode 43 – Brad Marchand is a douche

As Boston Bruins resident spelling “champian” Brad Marchand prepares to return from his 5-game suspension for clipping Sami Salo, Chris Withers and Jason Kurylo gather a slew of four-letter words to dis #63. Chris probably sums it up best: “Hey Brad Marchand: Stop being such a f*cking douche.”

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Episode 41 – Solving The Trap

In one of the most bizarre sequences you’ll ever see in hockey, the Philadelphia Flyers recently showed the NHL and the world exactly what the Tampa Bay Lightning are all about: boring neutral zone traps. Jason and I talk a bit about how the league could change its rules to prevent this from happening in the future. Continue reading Episode 41 – Solving The Trap

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Episode 39 – Let’s look at the Northeast Division

The Northeast Division is one hell of a dogfight just about every single year. This season should be no exception, as the Sabres and Bruins duke it out for the division title while the Habs and Leafs fight for the final playoff spot. Ottawa? Well, someone’s gotta be a fifth wheel I guess.

  • Introduction
  • Sofa Surfer Girl by the Orchid Highway
  • The Northeast Division
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs
  • The dirty rotten stinkin’ (Cup-winnin’) Boston Bruins
  • The Montreal Canadiens
  • The Buffalo Sabres
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about Lindy Ruff
  • Oh yeah, the Ottawa Senators
  • Wrap it up
  • Time for a Change by the Orchid Highway
  • Thanks for listening.

 

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Episode 38 – On Thuggery

With fighting very much in the NHL fan’s collective consciousness right now, Jason and Chris weigh in on whether the dinosaurs who say the Canucks are pussies are right. Spoiler: they aren’t.

  • The Canucks are “soft”, apparently.
  • Sofa Surfer Girl by the Orchid Highway
  • The void in Chris’ skull.
  • B-Mac angry!
  • The role of fighting in hockey.
  • Chris with the rare valid point.
  • More about fighting in hockey.
  • Time for a Change by the Orchid Highway.
  • Thanks for listening.

 

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Episode 37 – Pacific Division Preview

Warm, sunny destinations! California! Phoenix! (For one more year, anyway.) Dallas! (They’re on the Atlantic, not the Pacific, but the NHL does hockey, not geography.)

It’s Pucked in the Head’s 2011-12 Pacific Division preview, in which we utterly fail to convey the magnitude of the Dallas Stars’ 2012 suckage!

  • The Pacific Division
  • Sofa Surfer Girl by the Orchid Highway
  • Hockey in California
  • The Anaheim Ducks
  • The Dallas Stars
  • The Phoenix Coyotes
  • The San Jose Sharks
  • The Los Angeles Kings
  • Time to wrap it up.
  • Time for a Change by the Orchid Highway.
  • Thanks for listening.

 

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Episode 36 – Central Division Preview

Original Six powerhouses! Nouveau expansion also-rans! And the St Louis Blues!

It’s Pucked in the Head’s 2011-12 Central Division preview – complete with a pre-season chat with Nashville Predators expert Buddy Oakes from Preds on the Glass!.

  • Introduction
  • Sofa Surfer Girl by the Orchid Highway
  • Welcome back, Chris.
  • Momentary gear geek-out.
  • The Central Division.
  • The dirty rotten stinkin’ Chicago Blackhawks.
  • Ditto, Detroit Red Wings.
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets.
  • The St Louis Blues.
  • The Nashville Predators (featuring Buddy Oakes).
  • Closing comments.
  • Time for a Change by the Orchid Highway.
  • Thanks for listening.
  • Bonus: the full interview with Buddy Oakes.

 

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Episode 35 – Southeast Division

In this year’s series of NHL division previews, we start with the Southeast Division, home of two of the league’s most prolific scorers.

  • Introduction
  • Sofa Surfer Girl by the Orchid Highway
  • Let’s start with the Jets.
  • The new Jets logo/jersey situation.
  • RIP Rick Rypien
  • The Jets on the ice.
  • The Washington Capitals
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning
  • The Carolina Hurricanes
  • The Florida Panthers
  • Scottie Upshall’s gal pal Melanie Collins
  • Melanie’s non-existent inhibitions.
  • Melanie and some other chick’s crack.
  • The Florida Panthers are a bad team.
  • Final Predictions
  • Time for a Change by the Orchid Highway
  • Thanks for listening.

 

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Episode 34 – Longest Game 4 CF

From August 26th to September 5th, 2011, an amazing group of forty women will be playing hockey continuously in an attempt to set the Guinness world record for the longest hockey game ever played. The record will be broken around 10:00am on Labour Day.

We challenge you to get down to Burnaby 8-Rinks and, whether it be with your wallet, your time or just your voice, contribute to this great event. For more information, why not read our Seven Things about the Longest Game article as you listen?

  • Introduction
  • Sofa Surfer Girl by the Orchid Highway
  • On Location
  • The Longest Hockey Game in history
  • Holy hell, CF is brutal!
  • We challenge you to donate.
  • Time for a Change by the Orchid Highway
  • Thanks for listening – Zamboni wood edition.

 

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