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Second Balcony Breakdown: The Blackhawks Are the Greatest Show on Earth

JONATHAN TOEWS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, HIGH-VIBE, BEST HOCKEY PLAYER

JONATHAN TOEWS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, HIGH VIBE, BEST HOCKEY PLAYER IN THE WORLD

Casey and I recorded this edition of Second Balcony Breakdown yesterday afternoon. Fortunately, the Chicago Blackhawks haven’t done anything since then, so this is still accurate.

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Topics include:

  • Google Hangouts is bumming us out. If you have a web-based solution on how to record a podcast and broadcast it live for free or cheap, let us know.
  • Daniel Carcillo is a father. Just let that sit in your brain for a minute.
His baby is very cute, though. (Source: @NHLBlackhawks)

His baby is very cute, though. (Source: @NHLBlackhawks)

  • The remainder of the Circus Trip, with games against the Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Ducks, and Los Angeles Kings
  • The Bick’s Pits calendar! It’s on sale RIGHT NOW! Here’s the link: http://www.bickellfoundation.org/#!CALENDAR/c81x/ Go buy it, because Blackhawks and puppies! And it’s for a good cause!
  • Also, here’s Kiki, who I talk about at length during the Bick’s Pits calendar discussion. She needs a home! Contact Recycled.Pits@gmail.com to find out how to do that.
Yes, I've already emailed them about her. But if I can't have her, someone else should!

Yes, I’ve already emailed them about her. But if I can’t have her, someone else should!

  • My trip to Columbus to see the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Detroit Red Wings
  • Questions from the audience! We discuss the state of Casey’s fridge, what will happen to Patrick Sharp when he returns from injury, and how Jonathan Toews is kind of a hippie, among other things.
  • Reading this aloud is about where this podcast broke down.
  • This week’s Line Cocktail is actually a real thing, terrifyingly enough, and is dedicated to the Kane-Richards-Versteeg line.
  • Question for this week: What kind of pet would Patrick Kane have, since he might be allergic to dogs?
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.
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Second Balcony Breakdown: WE’RE BACK

Did they even TRY with these?

Did they even TRY with these?

No. Seriously. Casey and I have come back to mock the Chicago Blackhawks and the rest of the NHL with Second Balcony Breakdown!

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Topics include:

  • What took us so long to return (SPOILER: it was my fault)
  • The Blackhawks. Duh.
  • The weird start to the NHL season
  • Depressing medical news around the league
  • THE MUMPS, THOUGH.
  • The Winter Classic and the new Road to the NHL Winter Classic show on Epix. Here’s the teaser video, if you haven’t seen it yet:

  • Potential salary cap problems
  • Potential NHL expansion… to Las Vegas?
  • Has the AHL figured out how to kill the shootout?
  • My trip to Tampa Bay and my upcoming trip to Columbus
  • And, perhaps most importantly, Casey’s “bro fridge” and the problems therein

Because of that last bit, this week’s question is:

How can you tell if jelly has gone bad? Because Casey needs some help with this, you guys.

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Second Balcony Breakdown: We Know This Is Late. Hush.

No, YOU'RE the one with Brandon Bollig feels! (Photo: Mel Boysen/flickr)

No, YOU’RE the one who’s starting to like Brandon Bollig! (Photo: Mel Boysen/flickr)

Casey and I return with a very late edition of Second Balcony Breakdown. Yeah, yeah, we know. Just go down there and hit “play” already, sheesh.

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(Special note: If you have any Hockey 101 type questions you want to ask before the start of the season, please leave them in the comments below so we can have something to talk about on Sunday. Thanks!)

Topics include:

  • The Chicago Blackhawks‘ roster photos, which you can see starting here. They’re mostly awful.
  • All of the Blackhawks preseason games we haven’t covered, including two against the Pittsburgh Penguins, one against the Washington Capitals, and one against the Detroit Red Wings!
  • The official announcement of the outdoor game against the Penguins. Here is the video with Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook that we were talking about, by the way.

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Second Balcony Breakdown: So Close To Hockey Season

#TuevoForever (Photo: Ppntori/commons.wikimedia.org)

#TeuvoForever (Photo: Ppntori/commons.wikimedia.org)

Casey and I return to Second Balcony Breakdown with actual news, for the most part, because it’s almost hockey season. Thank goodness.

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Topics include:

  • Remembering 9-11 victims Grant “Ace” Bailey and Mark Bavis. If you’d like, please donate to Ace Bailey’s Childrens Foundation and the Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation.
  • We didn’t talk about Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien, Wade Belak, or Lokomotiv all that much during the summer, so we go over the summer of 2011 on this podcast.
  • Then we go lighter, because I should only cry once on this podcast.
  • Corey Crawford and Niklas Hjalmarsson got re-signed. We discuss their contracts.
  • These dumbasses on this team we root for are back in town and going to other sports games wearing awful things (Bryan Bickell) and not holding children correctly (Andrew Shaw)
  • Teuvo Teravainen is the only reason I care about this weekend’s training camp and Monday’s Training Camp Festival.
  • Other happenings around the NHL, including:
  • The Philadelphia Flyers proving once and for all that they don’t know how the salary cap works by signing Dan Cleary
  • Terrible jerseys from both Team Canada and the Buffalo Sabres
  • The Nashville Perdaters
  • The carnival sideshow that is the Calgary Flames, including Miikka Kiprusoff‘s official retirement and Brian Burke‘s hiring as the President of Hockey Operations.
  • Speaking of Burke, you need to read this.
  • John Tavares is named the New York Islanders‘ captain. We both thought this happened months ago, but apparently not.
  • Nazem Kadri re-signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs because he had no other choice.
  • The Florida Panthers reportedly offered Tim Thomas a tryout contract. They’re also reportedly talking to Ilya Bryzgalov. If there is a Hockey God, he will put both of them on this team.
  • Behind The B is a really interesting look at the behind-the-scenes workings of the Boston Bruins, and you should check it out.
  • And now… HOCKEY LADY BUTTS. Okay, not really. But Casey does talk about how she wants to marry Tessa Bonhomme. (Here is Bonhomme’s Ottawa Citizen photo shoot.)
  • We congratulate the AIHL Goodall Cup Champions, the Sydney Ice Dogs!
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

Second Balcony Breakdown: August Is Upon Us

Congrats to Bickell on his wedding! (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

Congrats to Bickell on his wedding! (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

On this episode of Second Balcony Breakdown, Casey and I are surprised with the amount of hockey talk we can do even in the middle of August.

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Topics include:

  • Congratulating Bryan Bickell and his wife, Amanda, on their wedding
  • Rules on how to survive the Blackhawks Convention with your sanity mostly intact
  • Patrick Kane‘s interview where he expresses remorse for being a dumbass
  • Teuvo Teravainen kicking ass with Team Finland at the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp
  • Russia and its anti-gay laws leading up to the Olympics
  • Evgeni Malkin isn’t going to Russia, and neither is Pavel Datsyuk or Alex Ovechkin. So stop asking about it.
  • The Phoenix Coyotes are closing their sale. Seattle wants an NHL team. Expansion? Yes, of course.
  • Patrick Sharp and his wife are expecting another girl in October. This leads us to making fun of Brent Seabrook.
  • Also congratulating Niklas Hjalmarsson on his wedding — which we completely forgot about. Whoops!
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

 

2013 Blackhawks Convention: The Good, The Bad, The Fugly

This is a team of Grumpy Cats / Image by the_mel

This is a team of Grumpy Cats / Image by the_mel

With the season finishing so late, it hardly felt like it was time for the annual Blackhawks Convention. But there we all were last weekend, throwing money at the Blackhawks organization like a 18-year-old at his first strip club. If you weren’t at the Hilton this past weekend, or were and were drunk not paying attention, I present you this recap, of sorts.

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Second Balcony Breakdown: Late-Ass Draft Day/Early Free Agent Frenzy Edition!

AMERICA FUCK YEAH

AMERICA FUCK YEAH

Casey and I return with a late-as-hell Draft Day Edition of Second Balcony Breakdown!

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Topics include:

  • Why this podcast is so late (my bad, you guys)
  • Draft day shenanigans, including…
  • Making fun of the Vancouver Canucks for trading Cory Schneider
  • Saying goodbye to Michael Frolik and Dave Bolland
  • Saying hello again to Bryan Bickell and Nick Leddy
  • Bickell saved a pit bull puppy from certain death!
  • Discussing the Blackhawks’ draft picks, including Ryan Hartman
  • Buyouts, including the Blackhawks using their two buyouts on Steve Montador and Rostislav Olesz
  • Making fun of the Philadelphia Flyers by myself while Casey went to run a quick errand
  • Other stuff from around the league, including Kris Letang getting re-signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tim Thomas emerging from his bunker, and the Professional Hockey Writers Association failing at voting again
  • Patrick Kane is down to have a weird time.
  • Corey Crawford, on the other hand, is just down to have a drunk time.
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

Second Balcony Breakdown: The Blackhawks Are Stanley Cup Champions!

THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED. NOT A DREAM!

THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED. NOT A DREAM!

Casey and I return for a very special episode of Second Balcony Breakdown!

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There is only one topic, and that is the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup! All of the feelings in this episode, you guys.

Bonus video: Hockey Night in Canada‘s Closing Montage is A+, and you should watch it if you haven’t already.

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Second Balcony Breakdown: Stanley. Cup. Finals.

Digital painting by Que-ink, because it's relevant right now

Digital painting by Que-ink, because it’s relevant right now. Click on the picture to see more of her art!

The Blackhawks are in the Stanley Cup Finals, and Casey and I return with another Second Balcony Breakdown!

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Topics include:

  • Happy Cupiversary, guys! That fake word is almost as dumb when typed as it is when said.
  • Casey’s epic battle with the phone reception in her apartment!
  • The Chicago Blackhawks‘ last three games against the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Western Conference Finals
  • Duncan Keith is an idiot for getting suspended — pass it on.
  • How Patrick Kane Got His Groove Back
  • Bryan Bickell is a pretty cool guy who is about to get paaaaaaid.
  • The Eastern Conference Finals, where the Boston Bruins swept the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Seriously, that actually happened? I didn’t hallucinate this? LOL Penguins.
  • The match-up between the Blackhawks and the Bruins, and why I will be crying and drinking under a table for at least four games.
  • The Line Cocktail for this week uses up all of your spare liquor.
  • Question for this week: If the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup, who deserves the Conn Smythe Trophy and why?
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

Second Balcony Breakdown: Goodbye, Detroit! Hello, LA!

Corey Crawford gives zero fucks.

Corey Crawford gives zero fucks.

Casey and I return for yet another addition of Second Balcony Breakdown!

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Topics include:

  • Thanks to everyone who listened and downloaded the podcast last week! I hope you all continue to listen.
  • The Chicago Blackhawks‘ last two games against the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Western Conference Semi-Finals, and their first two games against the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Finals.
  • A rant about NBC Sports Network picking on Patrick Kane, and the “Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane Show” in general.
  • The other game that happened this week: the Pittsburgh Penguins getting shut out by the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Zdeno Chara is terrifying.
  • The Line Cocktail for this week gives no fucks.
  • Discussing last week’s question, including a shocking confession from me.
  • This week’s question: If the Blackhawks do make it to the Stanley Cup Finals, would you rather see them take on the Penguins or the Bruins, and why?
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.