Recorded Sep 30, 2018. Skip and Josh are joined by hockey writer David Alter (twitter: @dalter) to preview the upcoming NHL season. Can the Leafs live up to expectations? Can the Habs compete in the stacked Atlantic division? Can Vegas keep up where they left off last season? Are the Sharks contenders now that they have acquired Karlsson? Somehow the show ends with a math question, plus some thoughts on Gritty the Flyers new mascot.
Recorded June 3, 2018. The guys start the show by declaring a specific topic is now official banned. The NBA final are in full swing (3:41) with J.R. Smith providing some great entertainment. Duke will be coming to Montreal and Toronto this summer which reminds Skip to open the mailbag (8:01). Josh is not feeling great about the way the Stanley Cup Finals are going (9:03). Are the Golden Knights finally starting to feel the pressure? Also Brian Colangelo, Serena Williams’ cat suit (24:34), the CFL on ESPN plus Skip’s soccer minute (30:52).
Recorded May 27, 2018. Skip and Josh start the show by discussing the drama in the NBA playoffs (2:09), Lebron’s greatness and why some teams just can’t win on the road. In the NHL (12:47), why have we had to wait so long for the finals to start? Is it really bad luck to touch the conference championship trophy? Cub is all in on Vegas while Skip is pulling for the Caps. The biggest story in sports this week was the NFL’s new penalty for kneeling during the national anthem (22:24) which caused the shows twitter feed to explode. The guys also have some recommendations (36:24) for podcasts, notebooks and pants.
Recorded May 20, 2018. The Vegas Golden Knights are going to the Stanley Cup Finals (2:34). How have they defied the odds and made it this far? Skip has some theories on some of the factors contributing to their success while Josh makes it clear that he has no respect for the majority of NHL GMs. How will Vegas stack up against the Lighting or Capitals? Why is Tom Wilson running his mouth? In the NBA (19:30) Josh has a What Bugs Me, of course its related to the schedule. Skip doesn’t believe a team coached by Mike D’Antoni can win it all and that the Celtics-Cavs series is destined to go seven games. Josh put some ideas into the NHL trade machine and shares a story about his Fantasy baseball team (28:58). Did either of the guys watch the Royal Wedding? Plus, listener mail (32:55).
Recorded May 14, 2018. Josh starts the show by sharing a couple of interesting stories (3:56) from the start of the MLB season (note: one of them involves urine). The NHL Playoffs are down to the final four. Is Pekka Rinne taking too much blame for Nashville’s loss to Winnipeg? Can the Caps continue to prove everyone wrong and finally get Ovechkin to the Stanley Cup Final? Josh admits the real reason he is rooting for the Vegas Golden Knights to go all the way. The NBA Playoffs are also heating up (19:19) and the conference finals look like they will be full of drama. How can the Celtics topple Lebron and can anyone beat Golden State? Josh is watching The Goldberg’s (27:59), Skip has a hockey related What Bugs Me (29:05) and we’re only a few episodes away from number 100!
Recorded May 5, 2018. In this episode: Josh tries to explain the format of the show, Skip is worried that the podcast might be causing some relationship problems, meanwhile Josh wants to use the show to get free stuff. In the NHL playoffs (7:19) Brad Marchand has a licking problem, the Vegas Golden Knights keep winning, goal scoring is way up and the draft lottery telecast really bugged Josh (16:00). In the NBA playoffs (17:47) The Raptors are proving that they are the ultimate choking dogs, Drake is making a fool of himself and why the Sixers-Celtics series is huge at Skip’s house. In baseball (34:11) Josh has a solution for MLB’s scheduling problems.
Recorded April 25, 2018. In this mini episode recorded minutes after the conclusion of the Bruins-Leafs series, the guys recap the first round and make their predictions for round two. Should Leafs fans consider the season a success or a failure? Can the Bruins stay on track against the Lightning? Is this the year that the Caps finally prevail over the Penguins? Do the Jets have what it takes to stop the Preds? Can the Vegas Golden Knights keep proving everyone wrong?
Recorded March 4, 2018. In this episode: Final thoughts on the NHL trade deadline. The start of the beardless Tomas Plekanec era in Toronto. The NHL playoff picture. Josh’s crush on the Vegas Golden Knights. Bad uniforms and outdoor hockey games.
March Madness is almost here; Skip is having a love-hate relationship with Duke. How will recent recruiting violations affect the sport, specifically Arizona coach Sean Miller. Josh’s thoughts on Virginia Tech’s coach and how to blow a four point lead in less than one second.
In baseball will Shohei Ohtani be more valuable in fantasy leagues as a pitcher or hitter.
Recorded Jan 6, 2018. In this episode Skip and Josh recap the World Junior Hockey Championships: Team Canada’s performance, the attendance and the ridiculous goal song.
In the NHL the guys look at the state of the Habs and Leafs and Josh gives his theory on expansion teams.
In the NFL its wild card week end. Who will advance to the next round of the playoffs? The big story about the dissension within the Patriots organization broke this week, what effect will that have on the Pats chances for another title? There’s also some listener mail which came at the exact right time.