Corey Crawford‘s injury, and why Casey doesn’t find it as funny as most people (but I still think it’s hilarious)
The Chicago Blackhawks won their game against the St. Louis Blues even though Antti Raanta still gives us fits because the Patrick Kane–Brad Richards–Kris Versteeg line is the best bargain in hockey right now.
Some other news around the league, such as:
Jean Beliveau died on Tuesday
MORE MUMPS, THOUGH. HONESTLY?
A couple of quick notes about Ilya Bryzgalov working out with the Ducks and Daniel Alfredsson retiring an Ottawa Senator.
Hockey Trashboys: On Steve Lepore, Adrian Dater, and how to be an ally (or not be an ally, as it were). Not that we name any names (lol psych we totally name names).
Questions from the audience! Yes, we’re making this a regular feature on the podcast now, so please send us your questions to us via Twitter (linked below under the cut), my ask box on Tumblr, or on our brand-new email account: firstname.lastname@example.org!
From Rachel: “Can you say 3 nice things (each) about the Blues?”
From a few people on Twitter: “Can you name the Blackhawks’ daemons?” (Casey takes the question exactly wrong — or exactly right, if you’re a computer geek.)
From a friend on Twitter: “Which NHL team do you think would be most likely to sign Hilary Knight for realsies? And follow-up question: which NHL player would she get into a fight with first?”
Jonathan Toews bought a house in Lincoln Park. We make fun of it because we can.
Someone answered our question from last week (“What kind of pet would Patrick Kane have, since he might be allergic to dogs?”) with a fanfic about Patrick Kane and a tortoise. We are presenting it under the cut, because you should read this and know that neither of us are this creative to write this. Also because I LOVE IT.
Sad/anger-inducing news from around the NHL, which leads to me to declare that next week’s podcast will be full of puppies and rainbows because I CAN’T TAKE THIS SHIT ANYMORE. TWO WEEKS OF SAD NEWS MAKES ME GO INTO CAPS LOCK.
The Line Cocktail for this week is dedicated to this guy:
Good job, kid.
We also forgot a question for this week. Oops. So… maybe you should send us questions for us to answer next week? Think of it as our holiday gift to you, since we’re not going shopping on Black Friday to get you nerds anything. Fuck that.
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?
(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!)
The Chicago Blackhawks‘ roster photos, which you can see startinghere. 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.