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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: 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: Can-Miss Chicago Blackhawks Games

Also, Corey Crawford might be invited to Team Canada's preliminary camp?

Also, Corey Crawford might be invited to Team Canada’s preliminary camp?

On this episode of Second Balcony Breakdown, Casey and I spend the better part of the podcast tearing apart the Chicago Blackhawks2013-14 schedule.

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Other topics include:

  • The Blackhawks games you can feel pretty okay with missing or only half-watching if you have other things to do, like wrapping presents or folding laundry. Note: This includes a lot of Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars games.
  • Saying goodbye (and good riddance) to Daniel Carcillo, one weird guy who did some dumbass shit.
  • Kyle Beach getting re-signed for a one-year deal.
  • The Blackhawks signing Drew LeBLAH LeBlanc, Theo Peckham, and Mike Kostka. I’m sure they’ll make fine Rockford IceHogs.
  • Blackhawks players who we think are locks for their respective countries’ teams in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. We also talk about the rumor that Corey Crawford has been invited to Team Canada’s camp.
  • The new NHL division names, or why “Metropolitan Division” is a really stupid name.
  • Dustin Brown getting re-signed by the Los Angeles Kings, and the Blackhawks’ role in this.
  • Matt Duchene getting re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche.
  • Some other re-signings, along with discussing the guys who are still out there, including Jaromir Jagr and Tim Thomas.
  • Calling out two dumbass commentators who posted stupid shit on our YouTube live feed of this podcast, because fuck those guys.
  • Question for the week: Send us questions about the Blackhawks so we ) can answer them while drunkenly attempting to podcast on Friday night at the Blackhawks Convention.
  • Follow us on Twitter! 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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Warmups: Everybody’s Starry-Eyed

Mr. 400 Points (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

Mr. 400 Points (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

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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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Fill In The Blanks: Chicago Blackhawks 5, Minnesota Wild 3

Hossa is a boss. A Bossa, if you will.

Hossa is a boss. A Bossa, if you will.

After last night’s game, Jonathan Toews said that he’s running out of words to describe the streak the Chicago Blackhawks are on.

Well, guess what, Toews? So am I!

Unfortunately for me, I’m supposed to come up with words… but I’m taking the night off. See, instead of me describing what happened in the game against the Minnesota Wild, I’m going to let you, the audience, do it using the power of Mad Libs! I’ll provide a list of words you’ll need, and then after you fill in the blanks, you can go on and read your recap.

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14-0-3: Chicago Blackhawks 2, San Jose Sharks 1

Brandon Saad is a man. (Photo: Mel Boysen/flickr)

Brandon Saad is a man. (Photo: Mel Boysen/flickr)

(This update is coming about twelve hours later than I would’ve liked, thanks to a migraine wrecking my shit for a day. Bear with me.)

Yes, the Chicago Blackhawks have broken the record for longest streak without a regulation loss in the NHL. (The previous team who held the record was the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks. They would go on to win the Stanley Cup. No pressure or anything, Blackhawks.) One day, this streak will end, and the meatballs will scream about it to the high heavens. But let’s just enjoy it for a little bit, shall we?

Special thanks goes to the San Jose Sharks, who accounted for three of those 14 wins, including last night’s. See you next season, you teal-encrusted fishmongers.

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Warmups: Are The Blackhawks Shark Hunters Or Shark Bait?

A hastily-edited welcome to Henrik Karlsson.

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Warmups: Blackhawks Come Home

Including Mr. NHL First Star of the Week. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

  • The Chicago Blackhawks take on the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 7:30pm. The game will air on Comcast Sportsnet in Chicago.
  • Previews: NHL, Chicago TribuneThe Committed Indian, Second City Hockey
  • Corey Crawford will be in net for the Blackhawks. (@ESPNChiHawks) Viktor Fasth will backstop the Ducks. (Orange County Register)
  • Injury report: Daniel Carcillo will be out until late February at the earliest with a knee injury. For the Ducks, defenseman Cam Fowler is still on Injured Reserve with an upper-body injury. Goaltender Jonas Hiller will sit after leaving Friday’s game against the Dallas Stars with a lower-body injury. (NHL.com)
  • Sorry about the brevity of this article. I am literally running around to get out of the door for the game as I type this.