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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: THE RETURN

It's been so long since we've recorded, this little nugget was still in the womb. (Sharp family/Chicago Blackhawks)

It’s been so long since we’ve recorded, this little nugget was still in the womb. (Sharp family/Chicago Blackhawks)

Casey and I make our triumphant return to mocking the Chicago Blackhawks and the rest of the NHL with this edition of Second Balcony Breakdown.

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Topics include:

  • Every game that we haven’t covered, which is (surprise!) every game after the home opener, from the St. Louis Blues to the Tampa Bay Lightning (which includes me laughing hysterically about how the Lightning game went down)
  • Reassuring Blackhawks fans about the stuttering start the team has had
  • An overview of the NHL standings, or why the Colorado Avalanche are one goaltender injury away from a complete collapse
  • The timing of Peter Laviolette‘s firing actually makes sense now.
  • I still hate the Edmonton Oilers, so I don’t care that Nail Yakupov got scratched or that Taylor Hall broke some Gretzky record.
  • EVERYONE IS GETTING SUSPENDED.
  • EVERYONE IS GETTING INJURED — especially if they’re on my fantasy team.
  • I would hate the Buffalo Sabres if they weren’t so sad, but that doesn’t stop me from getting angry with them about the John Scott hit.
  • Viktor Stalberg is a healthy scratch for the Nashville Predators, and he deserves it.
  • Old dudes are retiring.
  • This week’s Line Cocktail will hasten the coming of the holidays.
  • This week’s question: What Halloween costumes should the Blackhawks wear this year?
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

Second Balcony Breakdown: Who Let HOCKEENIGHT In Here?

The face of Team USA. God help us.

The face of Team USA. God help us.

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Oh, wait — Casey and I did. Yes, we recorded with Fork and CT of HOCKEENIGHT, which quickly turned into a podcast of everything we hate, including:

  • The Team USA jerseys
  • NBC Sports Network
  • NHL Network
  • The Edmonton Oilers (specifically, “Oil Change”)
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins
  • The St. Louis Blues, who are trying to limit the number of Blackhawks fans in the stands like the Nashville Predators.
  • Terrible contracts handed out by other teams (actually, we love this, to be honest)
  • Online dating (Well, Casey hates it, anyway — which is why she’s letting other people take over her online dating profile. Casey enjoys long walks on the beach, Sailor Moon, and knocking people over while playing hockey. LADIES.)
  • The jig guy on the Jumbotron at the United Center

Also, do not Google Tonker.co.uk or Bearforce One. (See, I’m not even going to link these for you. I’m trying to help you out.) Just don’t.

Anyway, make sure you follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

Second Balcony Breakdown Keeps The Red In

SLOVAKIAN BROS

SLOVAKIAN BROS

Second Balcony Breakdown comes to you a couple of days late… because it’s August.

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Topics include:

  • The Chicago Blackhawks hiring Steve Weeks, another one of coach Joel Quenneville‘s former teammates.
  • The Nashville Predators‘ plan to “keep the red out” by trying to keep Blackhawks fans from buying tickets. Yeah, this will end well.
  • People trying to make Marian Hossa and Zdeno Chara bro-ing it out at a Stanley Cup party into news. It’s not news. Please stop.
  • Russia continues to piss us off, and now the IOC feels our wrath for this bullshit.

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Second Balcony Breakdown: Never Trust Casey To Buy You A Drink

You will end up Patrick Kane wasted. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

You will end up Patrick Kane wasted. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

Second Balcony Breakdown returns with a live episode recorded from Casey’s apartment!

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Topics include:

  • The Chicago Blackhawks games against the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, and St. Louis Blues
  • Why Duncan Keith is a dick
  • The Blackhawks win the Presidents’ Trophy! That is the sound of no one caring.
  • Why you should never let Casey buy you a drink
  • Corey Crawford and Ray Emery are your Jennings Trophy winners. But they suck!
  • Playoff previews!!!1! I know you’re excited.
  • The greatest answer to a SBB question ever. EVER! (Thanks to Swardy BangBang for being awesome.)
  • The Line Cocktail will make you puke, because it made me puke. Literally.
  • This week’s question: A twofer! 1) What is your prediction for the first round matchup between the Blackhawks and the Wild? 2) Out of all of the playoff matchups, which one of these will be the upset?
  • Follow us! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

This Game Is Basically Pointless: Blackhawks at Oilers Preview

Hello Beautiful - Photo by: the_mel / Flickr

Hello Beautiful – Photo by: the_mel / Flickr

So here we are again, with another late Western-Canadian game on a school night, which more-or-less doesn’t matter for either team. This is my excited face 😐

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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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Warmups: Oh. You Again.

Why? (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

  • The Blackhawks take on the Edmonton Oilers tonight. Preview: Blackhawk Up
  • Corey Crawford will be in net for the Blackhawks, while the Oilers will start Devan Dubnyk. (via Twitter)
  • John Scott is suiting up for the Blackhawks tonight, which means the Blackhawks will be skating five defensemen in the third again, essentially. Joy and rapture.
“I like his size (and) defensively he’s not bad. Certainly there’s a presence in his game.” – Joel Quenneville on John Scott. Really? (@ChrisKuc)
  • The last time the Blackhawks were in Edmonton, the Blackhawks were destroyed 9-2. Ray Emery hasn’t forgotten. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Is Sami Lepisto dead like Kim Johnsson? Tab Bamford investigates. (Committed Indians)
  • Brendan Morrison will be returning to Calgary tomorrow to say goodbye to his ex-teammates. And it’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday — or so Boyz II Men told me. (Toronto Sun)
  • Patrick Sharp and Viktor Stalberg will be featured on WGN Radio’s Blackhawks Live program. Tickets, uh, were $75, but apparently, they’re sold out. Guess you fans could not resist seeing their pretty faces up close. (Chicago Blackhawks)

 

WHARRGARBL

As you may have noticed, I didn’t get a review of the Blackhawks-Oilers game up yesterday. That’s because, whenever I got to the part about the Carcillo hit, I would start typing something like “Daniel Carcillo was injured on a STUPID HIT OH MY GOD THAT –” which would go on for about two or three sentences made up mostly of foul language and end with me smashing keys until my article looked something like the picture above.

It wasn’t pretty.

So here’s what we know about Daniel Carcillo right now:

In other Blackhawks news, both Marcus Kruger and Steve Montador were placed on injured reserve. Placing Montador on IR opened the door for the Blackhawks to call up Dylan Olsen from the IceHogs. Here’s a video from the Chicago Tribune of Olsen talking about the call-up.

Warmups: Lepisto Lives!

Photo: Cheryl Adams/flickr

  • Steve Montador is out with an upper-body injury, so Sami Lepisto will be taking his place on the blue line, playing in only his 11th game with the Blackhawks. He will be paired with John Scott.
    • “But I like said before, you just have to try to keep your [positive attitude] up and work hard,” Lepisto said. “Otherwise, you’re screwed.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Corey Crawford will get his fifth consecutive start against the Edmonton Oilers. Devan Dubnyk will be in net for the Oilers. (Left Wing Lock)
  • Marcus Kruger is progressing, according to Coach Quenneville. He has started doing off-ice workouts, but hasn’t returned to skating yet. (@TramyersCSN)
  • Jimmy Hayes will be playing again tonight after a strong first game on Friday against the Red Wings.
  • Since the 9-2 loss to the Oilers, the Blackhawks have rebounded strongly while the Oilers have tanked. (Chicago Sun-Times)