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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: 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: August Is Upon Us

Congrats to Bickell on his wedding! (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

Congrats to Bickell on his wedding! (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

On this episode of Second Balcony Breakdown, Casey and I are surprised with the amount of hockey talk we can do even in the middle of August.

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Topics include:

  • Congratulating Bryan Bickell and his wife, Amanda, on their wedding
  • Rules on how to survive the Blackhawks Convention with your sanity mostly intact
  • Patrick Kane‘s interview where he expresses remorse for being a dumbass
  • Teuvo Teravainen kicking ass with Team Finland at the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp
  • Russia and its anti-gay laws leading up to the Olympics
  • Evgeni Malkin isn’t going to Russia, and neither is Pavel Datsyuk or Alex Ovechkin. So stop asking about it.
  • The Phoenix Coyotes are closing their sale. Seattle wants an NHL team. Expansion? Yes, of course.
  • Patrick Sharp and his wife are expecting another girl in October. This leads us to making fun of Brent Seabrook.
  • Also congratulating Niklas Hjalmarsson on his wedding — which we completely forgot about. Whoops!
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

 

Second Balcony Breakdown: Live From The 2013 Blackhawks Convention!

(Photo: Mel Boysen/flickr)

(Photo: Mel Boysen/flickr)

On this episode of Second Balcony Breakdown, Casey and I attempt to record a podcast live from our hotel room at the Hilton Chicago, site of the 2013 Blackhawks Convention.

[audio http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-126405/TS-771287.mp3]

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Topics include:

  • What had occurred during the night (mostly Andrew Shaw‘s attempt to twerk)
  • Coach Joel Quenneville‘s three-year extension
  • Casey and I attempting to get drunk and mostly failing
  • Answering various questions from the public
  • Dealing with the crappy Wi-Fi in the hotel room, which made us lose answers
  • Attempting to wrangle the peanut gallery gathered in the room, which was like herding cats
  • The Jackson Family Model of ranking siblings in order of success
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

But wait — there’s a bonus mini-podcast after the cut!

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Second Balcony Breakdown: Onto The Next One

Red Wings make him gag.

Red Wings make him gag.

(Please tell me I’m not the only one who remembers these commercials.)

Casey and I return with the second round edition of Second Balcony Breakdown. Casey’s now the one who’s sick this week, so please forgive her general loopiness toward the end of the recording.

[audio http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-126405/TS-746868.mp3]

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Topics include:

  • The Chicago Blackhawks‘ last two games against the Minnesota Wild
  • A preview of the series against the Detroit Red Wings
  • Why we think Brandon Saad and Viktor Stalberg were in the white “scratch” jerseys during practice
  • Saying goodbye to the other teams that were bounced in the first round — and laughing at some of them
  • Our picks for the NHL Awards announced as of Monday night
  • The Line Cocktail for this week is mostly for Casey.
  • Answering last week’s question and laughing at the plight of the Vancouver Canucks, because that’s always fun.
  • This week’s question: How do you think the second-round series against the Detroit Red Wings will go?
  • Follow us! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

Frolik Navidad: Chicago Blackhawks 5, Minnesota Wild 2

Doot-doot-doot-do.

Doot-doot-doot-do.

Chicago Blackhawks lead the series over the Minnesota Wild 2-0.

After Tuesday’s close game, this game was expected to be another nail biter.

Instead, Michael Frolik scored to make it 1-0, and the Blackhawks never really looked back.

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