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T-bone and the Hockey Doggz Podcast Episode 2: Recap, Mailbag, and America

T-bone and the Hockey Doggz - Moonpie

T-bone and the Hockey Doggz – Moonpie

Hello Everyone!

The stars aligned yesterday and T-bone and the Hockey Doggz were able to confer and discuss the NHL.  While we were talking, T-bone got his wish of a goalie fight and he didn’t even know it.  Can you believe there was a goalie scoring a goal and a goalie fight within 2 weeks of each other?! I can’t! Here’s some other stuff we talked about:

  • Who’s the worst?
  • League leaders
  • Health care for Guamainians
  • Funnest blog online
  • T-bone and the Hockey Doggz Mailbag Reading Time
  • Fighting or not fighting
  • AMERICANS
  • Reflections on Sergei Varlamov, accused felon
  • Predicting the future with hockey cards

So listen to the p-cast, have fun, and try not to pay too much attention to Dad who tries to ruin it.  Follow us on twitter @tbonehockeydogz or send us an e-mail at tboneandthehockeydoggz@gmail.com.  AND you can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes here. WOOOOOOOO!

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The Yardstick: Problems With Authority

League Leaders

"If I say I love you, it means I love you, ok?"

“If I say I love you, it means I love you, ok?”
Photo: Getty

Offense

Goals: Thomas Hertl – 7

Assists: Henrik Sedin – 9

Points: Sidney Crosby – 14

Goalies

GAA: Josh Harding – 1.15

Save %: Jonas Hiller – .959

Wins: Marc-Andre Fleury/Antii Niemi – 6

Shutouts: A bunch of guys – 1

So! Huskey and I went to the Pens/Flyers game last night and there’s a few things I’d like to mention about it.  First, the Flyers are in a pretty bad spot and they showed it last night.  They had no business being on the ice with the Pens.  They were able to generate a few chances early but didn’t really get anything going until the end of the 2nd when they scored.  After that it was all Pens.  Second, people haaaaaaaate the refs.  From booing nearly every stoppage in play to the guy sitting in front of us with the #69 “RefUSuck” jersey, the people in Philly have a real problem with authority!

This is worth watching just for the reactions of Mike Haynes, the play-by-play guy in Colorado.

That’s all for now!

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T-bone and the Hockey Doggz Podcast: Season 3 Premier!!!!!!!

WELCOME TO SEASON 3 OF YOUR FAVORITE T-BONE AND THE HOCKEY DOGGZ PODCAST! WOOOOOOOO!!!

Yeah! Can you tell how excited we are?! After a long hiatus we’re back with our famous brand of wit and whimsy.  For the first time in a while T-bone, Moonpie, and Huskey made the trek to the podcast studio deep below the Earth and discussed many things related to and about the NHL.  In this episode we discuss this kind of stuff:

  • What’s new for the 2013-2014 season?!
  • Flip-flop ice skates
  • Hockey’s Elder Statesman Jaromir Jagr and his deal with the New Jersey Devil
  • New ideas to supplant the shoot-out – NSFW
  • Our take on the Patrick Roy freak-out
  • Bryzgalov to the Penguins
  • Flyers are so bad
  • T-bone and the Hockey Doggz Tarot Time.
  • Yeah.
  • This:

Hockey Card Tarot Reading

Thanks for listening! We’ll be back with another podcast soon so check back later…when you think there’s been enough time for us to make another podcast. Or you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and it’ll show up when it’s ready.  In the meantime, email us at tboneandthehockeydoggz@gmail.com and follow us on twitter @tbonehockeydogz.

 

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T-Bone and the Hockey Doggz Podcast: Discussing the Cup Final, the Penguins Demise, and Recent Changes

Here’s our latest effort!  In this gripping episode of the T-bone and the Hockey Doggz Podcast we discuss a little of this:

  • What happened to T-bone and Moonpie’s beloved Pittsburgh Penguins?
  • The Stanley Cup Final and how we got there
  • The NHL Playoffs are clearly the best playoffs of any sport (sorry arena football)
  • Who’s going to be taking the vacant coaching positions in NYC, DAL, and the big Van Van?
  • Colorado is gonna be weird next season
  • Tim Thomas as a boarder patrolman

I must say, it’s a pretty good episode, especially when paired with a couple-a-hundred pounds of trail mix.  As always, feel free to leave your comments below (me).  You can also tweet us @tbonehockeydogs or send us an e-mail at tboneandthehockeydoggz@gmail.com.  WOO!

 

 

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Holy Shit! The lockout is over!

I dunno if you guys heard the big news but Downton Abbey season 3 started on Sunday!

Wait, that’s not it…the fuckin’ Seahawks won their first playoff road game since 1983!!  Hawk yeah!!

Hang on…OH YEAH! MOST importantly is the FUCKIN’ NHL LOCKOUT IS OVVVVVAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Yeah! That’s right.  That thing that’s made all of your Autumn and all of your Winter, so far, boooorrrrriiiiinnnngggg is totally over.  Now your Winter can get back to it’s mostly-cold-and-shitty-but-also-ok-because-there’s-hockey self!  We here at T-bone and the Hockey Doggz couldn’t be more pumped.  Well, that’s not true because we’ve been pumpin’ all summer.

Pumpin' these

Pumpin’ these

and pumpin' that

and pumpin’ that

So, I’m gonna go out on a limb here because…I feel like it (lockout’s over motha-f’ers, it’s no rules!) and make some early predictions.  Here we go!:

Eastern Conference

Favorites:

Pittsburgh Penguins:  Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin.  Yep, those two dudes still play on the same team.  How could they not be an Eastern fave? Oh yeah, remember Marc-Andre Fleury’s awful performance in the playoffs last year? That’s how.  They did go out and sign Tomas Vokoun (who started for the Washington Capitals last season) as a backup who will lighten Fleury’s load, if all goes according to plan.  If their defense is healthy and their goalie(s) can perform, they can win the Stanley Cup, easy. If not, say hello to another first round dismissal.

New York Rangers: With their big off season acquisition, “Rick Nash” from the “Columbus Blue Jackets”, and their Eastern Conference Final appearance in 2012, the New York Rangers have to feel like momentum is on their side.  And let’s face it Henrik Lundqvist, is great.  But, will Marion Gaborik be healthy enough to play, not to mention contribute?  Will King Henrik continue his dominance? Why can’t they win? The NYR mystery continues.

savant

This guy knew the Devils would make it to the Eastern Conference Final

New Jersey Devils: Last season was an anomaly.  If anyone chose the Devils as the Eastern Conference Champion that person is either a stat sevant or some kind or Nostradamus.  Either way, I like Kovalchuk, Parise is cool, but he’s gone, and Martin Brodeur can totally suck it. I would be perfectly happy if the New Jersey Devils never made the playoffs ever again.

Sleeper Teams:

Carolina Hurricanes: Yeah, that’s right.  Sure, they finished 12th in the East last year, but after their incredibly awful start in 2011-12, but after hiring Kirk Muller they were able to finish .500.  Jeff Skinner and Tim Gleason are young and talented.  They have a Ruutu (not Jarkko but it’ll do) and a set of weird brothers from Thunder Bay, ON named Staal.  And for my money (which adds up to about $500) Christ-lovin’ Cam Ward is the most underrated goalie in the NHL.

Buffalo Sabres: The Sabres are not a bad team.  You might think they strive to be a bad team, signing Ville Leino and keeping Patrick Kaleta around, but they got a raw deal last year.  The whole Lucic-ing threw a monkey wrench into their season which they couldn’t rebound from until March, when they were able to play incredibly good.  They have some proven goal scorers, some good young forwards and defensemen, and of course American Hero Ryan Miller in goal.

Montreal Canadiens: Sure, why not? The only place they have to go from last year is up.  Plekanec is pretty good, although injured, Price is good, and Erik Cole had 35 goals last year.  They’ll be my Eastern Conference long shot.

Western Conference

Favorites:

Los Angeles Kings: During the 2012 playoffs, the Kings were unstoppable, destroying every team on their way to a Stanley Cup victory.  The fact that they have almost 100% roster retention from their Cup run cannot be overlooked.  Anze Kopitar will likely miss the first games of the season, if not more, which could be a huge setback for the team.  Other than that the only question for the Kings is: Will they be able to dominate as hard this year as they did in the playoffs?

Vancouver Canucks: Unlike the Kings, this team has many many question marks for the season ahead.  The biggest one is between the pipes.  Can Cory Schneider be rilly good at goaltending? What’s goin on with Roberto Luongo? The Sedins will be able to score goals because they have magic on their side, but what about the rest of the team? Ryan Kesler is recovering from a full body transplant so he’s can’t score goals.  Their season will be an interesting one.

St. Louis Blues: The Blues under Ken Hitchcock have been pretty good, like 11th in the West to 2nd in the West in 1 year good.  However, we kinda saw them unravel in the playoffs last year.  Granted, one of their goalies got injured and they were facing the best team to ever play in the NHL Playoffs, but still, they could have at least made it close.  I have a feeling Hitch’s sophomore season with the Blues won’t be as much of a breeze as the first.

Sleeper Teams

woman and camaro

Now, that’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout!!

Anaheim Ducks: For the majority of last season, the Ducks sucked, and royally.  Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, and Bobby Ryan couldn’t score if they had a Camaro (which is the easiest way to score).  Then, just like in the previous year, they started to get the hang of the whole “Hockey Team” thing and went on a pretty good run, but not good enough.  I think this half-season will benefit this team who only starts paying attention after the All-Star break.

Minnesota Wild: The Wild signed the two biggest free agents of the off season to deals worth a metric tonne of money.  Can I still classify them as a “sleeper”? Sure! This is my blog goddamnit!  Zach Parise and Ryan Suter will have a profound impact on the team and I think if their goaltender(s) can stay healthy and get some secondary scoring from Devin Setoguci, Dany Heatley, and Cal Clutterbuck’s bitchin’ stache, they’ll be at least a 7th seed, if not higher.

Colorado Avalanche:  The Avs are a team with youth and speed on their side.  Going into his second season, Gabriel Landeskog has already been named captain, making him one of the youngest in history.  Other dudes like Ryan O’Reilly, Jamie McGinn, and Matt Duchesne have all proven they can put pucks in the net.  And I dunno if you guys heard, but Semyon Varlamov has been killin’ it in the KHL.

So there we have it, musings of a half-drunk NHL fan who is fuckin’ thrilled the puck will drop this season.  The Blue Jackets could win for all I care! I just can’t wait to see these weirdos with knives on their feet and sticks in their hands rocket pucks at a fat man, just hoping to get it past him.  FUCKING HOCKEY!!

OH YEAH!

Because they're funny! HAIL SMAIL!

Because they’re funny! HAIL SMAIL!

Don’t forget to visit our page on Thursday when we’ll have the Season 2 Premiere of the T-Bone and the Hockey Dogzz PODCAST!!!!!!! Moonpie will be there, Huskey will be there, and me, T-Bone! We’ll discuss things like:

  • How shitty the lock-out was
  • Predictions and prognostications
  • How to get more early 90’s hockey cards
  • How shitty was the lock-out?

We’ll also be holding the first annual T-Bone and the Hockey Doggz Present: Virgin’s Fantasy Hockey Draft !!! It’s gonna be shit-loads of fun!

-T-Bone

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T-bone and the Hockey Doggz No. 12: First Round Reflections and Second Round Inspections

The completed first round bracket from T-bone and the Hockey Doggz

The end of the first round of the NHL Playoffs is behind us.  Hell, the start of the second round is back there too.  But T-bone and the Hockey Doggz don’t care.  We can still talk about it, right?!  Bloody well right!

We did just that last night!  And here are just a few of the things we touched on:

  • Racism (we’re against it)
  • Biggest first round surprises
  • First round suspensions
  • Second round thoughts
  • Exclusive: T-bone and the Hockey Doggz’z live reaction to this save by Jonathan Quick:

  • Have the St. Louis Blues “Blue’d it” already?

 

A couple of things to note:

  1. We hate the Philadelphia Flyers
  2. Moonpie does not express the unanimous consent of the Hockey Doggz as a whole

Here it it guys, in it’s dirty dozen glory. Enjoy!

 

Keep in mind friendz, you should leave us a comment.  OR you can send us an e-mail at tboneandthehockeydoggz@gmail.com if you don’t want anyone else to read it.  But we will definitely publish any e-mails in our next post (sorry).  AND you can follow us on twitter @tbonehockeydoggz.  AND you can subscribe to this delectable podcast on iTunes here.  AND we love you.

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The NHL Playoffs: Week One

All caught up!

I just decided that I am going to try to do a weekly recap of the playoffs.  I guess I’ll talk about all the things I found noteworthy and interesting, awesome or ugly.  We’ll see how it goes.  3…2…1…BLAST OFF!

Holy hell!  What in the hell got into those really big guys with knives on their feet and sticks in their hands?!  They’re running around doin’ all kinds of fucked up shit!

Byron Bitz, Matt Carkner, Carl Hagelin, Andrew Shaw, Nicklas Backstrom, Craig Adams , Aaron Asham, and James Neal all have been suspended in this first week.  Brent Burns should have been suspended for his blatant elbow on Scott Nichol, and more importantly, Shea Weber  should have been suspended for slamming Henrik Zetterberg’s  face into the glass in the first game of the Detroit/Nashville series.  Raffi Torres will no doubt be suspended for this hit that sent Marian Hossa to the hospital last night:

Torres’ suspension will most likely be the strongest swing of the Shanahammer we’ve seen this post season, Odin willing.  Of all the “taking that kind of hit out of the game” and “it’s about respect the players have for each other” talk we’ve been hearing since October, what can we make of these heinous infractions?  That the players don’t have respect for each other and they aren’t afraid of the big, bad, Shanahan, or their emotions have just gotten the better of them in the first week?  What do you think?

Speaking of thinking, who’da thunk the Philadelphia Flyers would be up 3-0 on the Pittsburgh Penguins?  Probably not any of these guys:

Yikes!

I said Philly would win in 7 because I want the Pens to win and I never ever get what I want, a-boo-hoo.  We’ll see if Pittsburgh can make an historic first round rally starting tonight, but I doubt it.  They have been sloppy in their own zone, their defense has been terrible, their special teams has been equally as puke-inspiring, and they have been despicably dirty.  To the Flyers credit, they’ve played great and have kept their composure.  The Penguins are trying to beat the Flyers at their own bully-style game and it’s just not going to work.

The Panthers comeback from a 3 goal deficit last night against the Devils was pretty awesome.  You’d expect that kind of comeback from the Stinkin’ Philadelphia Flyers, but it’s cool to see it done by a team most people (myself included) had written off as the worst team in the playoffs.

The LA Kings are up 3-0 on the President’s Trophy-Winning, defending Western Conference Champion Vancouver Canucks.  No one saw that coming either.  A team who squeaked into the playoffs in the last couple of days of the regular season now has the chance to become the first ever to sweep the reigning P-trophy champs, are you kidding me?

The hockey gods have something pretty crazy in store for us this year, that is fo sho.  Can’t wait to see what next week brings!

Feel free to leave us a comment, write to us via e-mail here, and follow us on twitter here.  Oh! And we finally got the podcast on iTunes, so you can subscribe to that here.

-T-bone

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T-bone and the Hockey Doggz No. 10: Triple Dippin’:Playoff Races, Playoff Teams, Playoofz

Has it really been 10 episodes already?

We’re back! With our 10th Anniversary Podcast!!  Just in time to talk about playoff races!

In our special 10th Anniversary episode, T-bone and the Hockey Doggz discuss who we like in said playoff races.  It’s pretty much a who’s who of who we want to win and why.  We also talk about the teams who are doing really well and who is the most formidable adversary come playoff time.  Another one of our awesome brand new segments is revealed as we sit down to listen to “Moonpie’s Fireside Penguins Chat”.  To wrap it all up we have what I believe is the second coming of the much heralded “T-bone and the Hockey Doggz Lightning Round”!!  It’s too good to miss!

We here at T-bone and the Hockey Doggz would like to thank all of our loyal listener[s] for tuning in this regular season for our first 10 episodes.  That being said this is our final regular season podcast.  But don’t worry!  We’ll be here during the playoffs too, using the power of the internet to bring our opinions to your ears all the way up to the Stanley Cup Finalz! Don’t forget to follow us on twitter here and send us an e-mail with your comments here.  Or you can comment right here on this post!  See you in a week or whatever it is!

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Freakin’ Weekend: Redux

Must be the weekend...

Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend. Except some hockey players, who are workin’ on the weekend. Now I ‘get’ why they earn millions of dollars every year! Come, follow me- I can lead you through ‘the zone’… Continue reading

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T-bone and the Hockey Doggz No. 8: Tim Thomas, Trade Talks, Slumpin’ & Streakin’

It’s finally here!  The latest T-bone and the Hockey Doggz podcast!  Recorded last night once again at Huskey’s Hockey Palace, in this episode T-bone and the Hockey Doggz discuss the recent political outbursts from Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas and the team’s subsequent shittyness, the NHL trade deadline on February 27th, and the unveiling of a new segment called “Slumpin’ & Streakin'”.  I tell ya, it was a fun time and T-B&theHDz wanted you to be there, but they couldn’t get a hold of you so they just recorded it and are expecting your comments to come via e-mail in the next few days.  

A 36 Pack!!

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