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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: Late-Ass Draft Day/Early Free Agent Frenzy Edition!

AMERICA FUCK YEAH

AMERICA FUCK YEAH

Casey and I return with a late-as-hell Draft Day Edition of Second Balcony Breakdown!

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Topics include:

  • Why this podcast is so late (my bad, you guys)
  • Draft day shenanigans, including…
  • Making fun of the Vancouver Canucks for trading Cory Schneider
  • Saying goodbye to Michael Frolik and Dave Bolland
  • Saying hello again to Bryan Bickell and Nick Leddy
  • Bickell saved a pit bull puppy from certain death!
  • Discussing the Blackhawks’ draft picks, including Ryan Hartman
  • Buyouts, including the Blackhawks using their two buyouts on Steve Montador and Rostislav Olesz
  • Making fun of the Philadelphia Flyers by myself while Casey went to run a quick errand
  • Other stuff from around the league, including Kris Letang getting re-signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tim Thomas emerging from his bunker, and the Professional Hockey Writers Association failing at voting again
  • Patrick Kane is down to have a weird time.
  • Corey Crawford, on the other hand, is just down to have a drunk time.
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

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.

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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.

Second Balcony Breakdown: In Which Kat Has A Cold

Playoffs, baby! Woo! (Photo: Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

Playoffs, baby! Woo! (Photo: Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

Casey and I return with the playoffs edition of Second Balcony Breakdown. Please excuse my failing voice, coughing, and sniffling during this podcast, along with my general grumpiness. I recorded this while battling my yearly spring cold.

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Topics include:

  • Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad‘s mullets
  • The Chicago Blackhawks‘ first three games against the Minnesota Wild
  • Me trying to remember the plural of “series” (It’s “series,” by the way. How do you English, guys?)
  • The other, more interesting and hilarious goings-on around the NHL during the playoffs, such as…
  • Jonathan Quick‘s gross giveaway to a Blue
  • Suspensions!
  • The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators‘ series being a complete shitshow!
  • Coming back to the Blackhawks a bit, we discuss Susannah Collins‘ firing from CSN Chicago and why this was dumb
  • Here is the link to Dan Bernstein‘s article that we bring up during the podcast. I know it’s Bernstein, but he has a point, in this case.
  • The Colorado Avalanche winning the Seth Jones lottery (They better pick Seth Jones, dammit.)
  • And then the podcast falls apart right when the San Jose Sharks scored two goals in nine seconds to put themselves up 5-1 over the Vancouver Canucks
  • The Line Cocktail for this week reflects how I felt last night.
  • Question of the week: Do you think Alain Vigneault will be fired from the Canucks? Why or why not?
  • Follow us! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

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.

Meanwhile, In Rosemont

Yep. Another brawl featuring the IceHogs and ridiculous jerseys.

Yep. Another brawl featuring the IceHogs and ridiculous jerseys.

Am I writing about another brawl featuring the Chicago Blackhawks‘ AHL team, the Rockford IceHogs?

Of course I am!

Last time, the IceHogs mixed it up with the Detroit Red Wings‘ affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. This time, the IceHogs would take on the Vancouver Canucks‘ affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. It’s as if the IceHogs are more than willing to take on their parent club’s most deep-seated rivalries and make them their own.

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A Very Special Episode Of The Quiet Room: Blackhawks 4, Canucks 3 (SO)

Feel better soon, Hossa. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

Since both Casey and I felt that we couldn’t put off talking about the Chicago Blackhawks versus the Vancouver Canucks game for a week, we decided to have a Very Special Episode of The Quiet Room to discuss the game.

Topics include:

  • Jannik Hansen‘s hit on Marian Hossa, for which he was suspended one game (check out the NHL’s explanation for the suspension after the jump)
  • The Blackhawks giving up the lead in the third
  • Pulling out the shootout win (thanks to… Andrew Shaw!?)
  • The responsibility of coaches speaking to the media after questionable plays

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After the jump is the NHL’s video explaining Hansen’s suspension.

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The Quiet Room With Casey And Kat

Until we get a proper logo for this podcast, here’s a picture of Patrick Sharp for you. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

Runs On Duncan takes its first tenuous steps into podcasting with The Quiet Room with Casey (a good friend of mine) and Kat (me, of course)! Topics include:

  • The Chicago Blackhawks‘ games over the weekend against the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames
  • Andrew Shaw — not as terrible as we think?
  • The weird start to the NHL season
  • The Line Cocktail for the week
  • Question of the week: How would you write up a “Hockey Guide” for a woman going to a game for the first time? Drop us a comment below.

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Loser Points Are Awesome!: Blackhawks 1, Canucks 2 (SO)

Can this guy just get a goal already? (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

The fact that the Blackhawks pulled out of this game against the Vancouver Canucks with one point is a minor miracle, considering that the two people on the ice who were awake the entire game were Corey Crawford (which is good) and Brandon Saad (who was the best player on the ice for the Blackhawks for the first two periods, and most of the third).

You know what else is a miracle? The fact that I stayed awake for the entire game. It was a real insomnia-killer for entirely too long.

So, losing to the Canucks is bad. The possibility of losing Dave Bolland for any stretch of time, however, is worse. According to coach Joel Quenneville, Bolland suffered a lower-body injury in the third period when he got tangled up with the Canucks’ Jannik Hansen. He’ll be evaluated tomorrow. Here’s to hoping it looked worse than it actually is.

Warmups: Who Are The Blackhawks Playing Again? …Oh, Right.

Yes, let’s focus on this guy today. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

  • The Chicago Blackhawks take on the Vancouver Canucks tonight at 9pm CT. The game will be aired on Comcast Sportsnet in Chicago.
  • Previews: NHLChicago Tribune, Second City Hockey, The Committed Indian
  • Corey Crawford will be in net for the Blackhawks, because Ray Emery‘s hip still needs oiling. (@ChrisKuc) Roberto Luongo will backstop the Canucks. It’s best if we don’t get into what’s going on in net for Vancouver. It’s not pretty. (@VanCanucks)

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