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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.

Second Balcony Breakdown: In Which Kat Has A Cold

Playoffs, baby! Woo! (Photo: Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

Playoffs, baby! Woo! (Photo: Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

Casey and I return with the playoffs edition of Second Balcony Breakdown. Please excuse my failing voice, coughing, and sniffling during this podcast, along with my general grumpiness. I recorded this while battling my yearly spring cold.

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Topics include:

  • Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad‘s mullets
  • The Chicago Blackhawks‘ first three games against the Minnesota Wild
  • Me trying to remember the plural of “series” (It’s “series,” by the way. How do you English, guys?)
  • The other, more interesting and hilarious goings-on around the NHL during the playoffs, such as…
  • Jonathan Quick‘s gross giveaway to a Blue
  • Suspensions!
  • The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators‘ series being a complete shitshow!
  • Coming back to the Blackhawks a bit, we discuss Susannah Collins‘ firing from CSN Chicago and why this was dumb
  • Here is the link to Dan Bernstein‘s article that we bring up during the podcast. I know it’s Bernstein, but he has a point, in this case.
  • The Colorado Avalanche winning the Seth Jones lottery (They better pick Seth Jones, dammit.)
  • And then the podcast falls apart right when the San Jose Sharks scored two goals in nine seconds to put themselves up 5-1 over the Vancouver Canucks
  • The Line Cocktail for this week reflects how I felt last night.
  • Question of the week: Do you think Alain Vigneault will be fired from the Canucks? Why or why not?
  • Follow us! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

Second Balcony Breakdown: Finally, We Return

COME BACK. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

COME BACK. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

So… there wasn’t a Second Balcony Breakdown last week. We explain why at the beginning of the podcast, but to sum it up: technology hated us. But now we’re back and better(?) than ever! Topics include:

  • The Anaheim DucksDetroit Red Wings game — mostly because Teemu Selanne got a game misconduct(!?)
  • The Chicago Blackhawks games against the Colorado Avalanche and Anaheim Ducks
  • Feeling sorry for Patrick Kane
  • Michael Frolik on the top line tonight, and why the Blackhawks can’t have nice things
  • Brenden Morrow going to the Pittsburgh Penguins, which is an excuse to laugh at the Dallas Stars
  • What the Blackhawks could give up to get Jarome Iginla
  • Other goings-on around the NHL
  • The Line Cocktail this week, which is completely accurate
  • This week’s question: Do you have any questions for us? If so, what are they? Please send us something, or else I will be forced to make up questions. No one wants this.
  • Make sure you’re following us on Twitter! Casey is @Raedances, and I’m, of course,@RunsOnDuncan.

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Rivalry Schmivalry: Chicago Blackhawks 5, Colorado Avalanche 2

Hope you're feeling better soon, Hossa. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

Hope you’re feeling better soon, Hossa. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

I guess I’m supposed to write about how the Chicago Blackhawks finally got THEIR REVENGE!!1!one! on the Colorado Avalanche for ending The Streak, but really — it’s the Avs. The Blackhawks are fully rested. There was no doubt that the Blackhawks couldn’t get it done tonight.

So, instead of being a revenge game, it was more like this:

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Warmups: REVENGE!!11eleventy-one!

The one bright spot from the Blackhawks' last game against the Avs. (Photo: Mel Boysen/flickr)

The one bright spot from the Blackhawks’ last game against the Avs. (Photo: Mel Boysen/flickr)

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Second Balcony Breakdown: Catching Up With Casey And Kat

DRAW ME LIKE ONE OF YOUR FRENCH GIRLS. (Photo: Mel Boysen)

A COMPLETELY RELEVANT PICTURE OF PATRICK SHARP THIS WEEK. (Photo: Mel Boysen)

Second Balcony Breakdown makes a triumphant return this week live from Casey’s apartment (which means the sound quality is about 500% better than any podcast that came before it)! Casey was out of the country last week, so we have a lot of ground to cover, including…

  • Making Casey’s dad drink his first shot of Jeppson’s Malört
  • Working backwards, the Chicago Blackhawks‘ games against the… (deep breath) Edmonton Oilers, Colorado Avalanche times two, Minnesota Wild, Detroit Red Wings, Columbus Blue Jackets, St. Louis Blues, and Edmonton Oilers (again)
  • Other happenings around the NHL, including the debate on visors being reignited by Marc Staal‘s injury, the Anaheim Ducks and Ryan Getzlaf‘s baldness contract extension, the Philadelphia Flyers‘ woes, and the Blue Jackets as the Little Team That Could.
  • Patrick Sharp‘s insatiable vanity during warmups
  • Jonathan Toews‘ spread in Splash magazine (click here for the online article about it — you’ll be able to tell what photos I’m talking about when you get there) and his new nickname, Captain Tiger Beat
  • Casey’s experience watching a Belfast GiantsCardiff Devils game in Ireland
  • The best hockey bar Casey has ever been to is in Belfast at the Odyssey Arena, and it’s called Rockies Sports Bar. They have every sort of jersey you can imagine… except for a Blackhawks jersey. Someone needs to get on that. Have the Blackhawks’ people call their people.
  • The Line Cocktail for the week, which is the most disgusting one yet.
  • Question for this week: I don’t even know — you find it.
  • Make sure you’re following us on Twitter! Casey is @Raedances, and I’m, of course, @RunsOnDuncan.

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So Eloquent Right Now: Chicago Blackhawks 3, Colorado Avalanche 2

This dumbass had the game-winning goal. What. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

This dumbass had the game-winning goal. What. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

The Chicago Blackhawks won against the Colorado Avalanche in regulation after trailing in the second period — the fifth time they’ve done that this season.

What.

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Proposed Realignment Puts Chicago Blackhawks In Most Boring Conference Ever

On the plus side, Toews will enjoy feasting on the blood of his new rivals. (Photo: Mel Boysen/flickr)

On the plus side, Jonathan Toews will enjoy feasting on the blood of his new rivals. (Photo: Mel Boysen/flickr)

Last season, the NHL proposed a realignment plan that was swiftly rejected by the NHLPA. Well, guess what? It returns… but not without a few tweaks.

According to Elliotte Friedman from Hockey Night in Canada, the four conference plan is back with a couple of changes. After the jump is the video detailing the plan.

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What I’ve Been Reduced To: Blackhawks 2, Avalanche 5

I don’t even want to talk about the game any more. Repeating what went wrong for yet another loss is getting tiring.

So, instead, I’m celebrating Brent Seabrook‘s goal… and his love for his defensive partner.

Brent Seabrook scores a goal, temporarily forgets there's anyone else around.

But, of course, this isn’t the first time Duncan Keith has turned down one of Brent Seabrook’s odd requests…

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