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Second Balcony Breakdown: Taking Out the Trash

Pictured: Toews dragging a trash bag behind him.

Pictured: Jonathan Toews dragging a trash bag behind him

Casey and I return to our Thursday schedule to bring you this rant-filled edition of Second Balcony Breakdown.

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Topics include:

  • 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 KaneBrad RichardsKris 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: secondbalconybreakdown@gmail.com!
    • 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.

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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: Go Kaner, It’s (The Day After) Ya Birthday

And you know we don't give a fuck it's not your birthday

And you know we don’t give a fuck it’s not your birthday

Told you we’d be back in less than a year.

Yes, we return with another edition of Second Balcony Breakdown, recorded slightly after the Chicago Blackhawks game against the Calgary Flames — so forgive us for sounding exhausted, because we were.

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Topics include:

  • Congratulating everyone’s favorite drunk uncle, Pat Foley, on his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame (here is the article I was talking about, chronicling his life — it’s an interesting read)
  • The Blackhawks’ games against the Detroit Red Wings (bleh), Dallas Stars (ha!), and Calgary Flames (woo!)
  • The end of The Game 87.7 in Chicago
  • 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.

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: Actual Hockey Edition

Dance Magic Dance? (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

Dance Magic Dance? (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

Hockey that actually counts for something has returned, and Casey and I cover it on Second Balcony Breakdown.

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Topics include:

  • The Chicago Blackhawks‘ banner raising, and then the first game against the Washington Capitals, which the Blackhawks won 6-4.
  • By the way, here is how to hack into your LED wristband/mup to get it to light up again.
  • The Blackhawks’ game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, which they lost 3-2 in a shootout.
  • Why you shouldn’t get upset about Michael Frolik and Dave Bolland scoring goals for their new teams
  • The Blackhawks’ logo: problematic or no?
  • Patrick Roy is a crazy asshole.
  • Seth Jones seems legit.
  • George Parros‘ injury and why fighting in the NHL will eventually become passe
  • John Tortorella‘s style of coaching got Alex Burrows injured. Or something.
  • Peter Laviolette was fired from the Philadelphia Flyers, and it’s probably the best thing that’s happened to him in a while.
  • I hate the Edmonton Oilers.
  • Also Brent Seabrook is the Goblin King? I don’t know.
  • The Line Cocktail for this week might make you want to put on a sweater and read to small children.
  • Question for this week: Which two players/prospects would you like to see in those two last, rotating roster spots on a mostly-permanent basis?
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

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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