On this weeks One Puck Short Podcast, Rob looks at the Wild's goaltending situation, Ryan Johansen's contract negotiations and answer listeners questions on a wide range of topics from the NHL and British game.
Back On The Air!
Sep 5, 2014 |
In the first One Puck Short Podcast of the new season, former Sportsnet 590 The Fan reporter David Alter joins me to talk about the summers big stories from the NHL. We look at those who've impressed during the off season (and those who haven't), the very public hiring of some of the analytics worlds biggest proponents and whether this is the end of the road for Martin Brodeur
EIHA Development Strategy Discussion
May 28, 2014 |
On this week's One Puck Short Podcast, EIHA Development Strategy author Matt Lloyd joins me to discuss the proposal, what the motivations behind it are and how the recently announce IHUK 'review' of British hockey fits in to the landscape.
Flying Solo Again
May 16, 2014 |
On this weeks One Puck Short Podcast; I'm flying solo as the Conference Finals appear over the horizon. In this episode, I look at Montreal vs Boston, the Habs Cup chances and what the Bruins next steps might be. We also have Pittsburgh at a cross roads and I ask who'll win the battle of California whilst casting an eye on the Ducks goaltending controversy. Away from the play-offs, I talk about San Jose's early summer moves and the Islanders ownership situation.
Long Island Love
May 9, 2014 |
Hockey Independent writer and Islanders insider B.D Gallof joins me on this weeks podcast to talk about the Isles disastrous season and their summer plans. We discussed the Islanders goaltending and defensive woes, the strong group of prospects the club has and filling the open first line spot next to John Tavares and Kyle Okposo. And with Brent Thompson's appointment as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Head Coach, we look at the teams coaching setup and what direction the club might be heading in as ownership changes loom on the horizon.
May 2, 2014 |
You Tube sensation, podcaster and all round great guy Steve Dangle joined me on this weeks One Puck Short Podcast. Steve and I discussed the universal love for Jarome Iginla and how Boston may be their own worst enemy. We also look at the second round match ups, St Louis Blues next move, Randy Carlyle's future, the Islanders season and discuss the potential addition of Jaroslav Halak and how awesome Calvin DeHaan is.
Apr 26, 2014 |
In part 2 of this weeks special double header of the One Puck Short Podcast; Patrick Smyth, host of A View From the Bridge (The Official Podcast of the Belfast Giants), joins me to talk about the British game; and some of our many frustrations with it.
Rocking Round 1
Apr 25, 2014 |
On this weeks One Puck Short Podcast; Patrick Smyth, host of A View From the Bridge (The Official Podcast of the Belfast Giants), joined me for (what became) a special double episode. In Part 1, Patrick and I talk about the ups and downs of the first round of the NHL play-offs, including Pittsburgh's problems, can Detroit bounce back vs Boston? Matt Cooke's suspension and the epic Blue Hawks series We also ask if a Kings come back is on and whether the Ducks have a goaltending controversy coming up
Apr 19, 2014 |
Sportsnet and New York Times writer Pat Pickens is my guest, as the Stanley Cup play-offs get underway! Pat and I looked at each series, and some of the sub stories within them; including why Philadelphia can't win at Madison Square Garden, Mike Babcock for the Jack Adams, Marc Andre Fleury and the ghosts of play-offs past, Dan Bylsma's future in Pittsburgh, Paul Stastny's re-emergence as a star and finally Martin Brodeur's future
Wylde About the Leafs
Apr 13, 2014 |
On the latest One Puck Short Podcast I'm joined by Adam Wylde, co-host of The Steve Dangle Podcast and one half of Blake and Wylde In the Afternoon on Kiss 92.5 in Toronto. Naturally the main topic of conversation was the Maple Leafs roller coaster season; including what went wrong, Randy Carlyle's future and whether Pete DeBoer is the man for the Leafs. We also looked at Tim Leiweke as 'the man to fix the Maple Leafs' and James Reimer's future with the franchise. We also had a good discussion about personality in hockey, and how they help the game, but raise the ire of some.
Apr 4, 2014 |
AM590 reporter and InGoal Magazine writer Greg Balloch joins me on this weeks podcast to look at the current play-off picture, as the regular season draws to a close. Greg and I also talk about some of the Vezina Trophy favourites, Isles and Canucks management ownership situation and the idea of a Seattle vs Vancouver rivalry
Mar 14, 2014 |
Chris James, Producer of The Steve Dangle Podcast and proud Vancouverite, joins me to discuss the Canucks disastrous season - including the injury troubles the club has run in to, Roberto Luongo's trade to Florida and John Tortorella and Mike Gillis future with the franchise. Chris and I also talked about similarities between Luongo's 'situation' and Martin St Louis's in Tampa, Maple Leafs playing it smart at the trade deadline, their success this season (including Phil Kessel's superb year) and their future. We also talk about the number of stars we've seen injured over the past 12 months, why Sidney Crosby is just the best (and so is Carey Price) and reflect on Marc Andre Fleury's future i...
Talking Senators Hockey with Chris Lund
Mar 7, 2014 |
Ottawa Senators Content Producer and Editor Chris Lund joins me to talk about the Senators season, their strengths and weakness this season and franchise hopes of developing in to a contender again in the future. Chris and I also covered Roberto Luongo's return to Florida and Montreal's acquisition of Thomas Vanek. We look at how Ryan Callahan helps the Bolts and what this weeks trade saga meant for Martin St Louis's legacy We look at the repercussions of New Jersey getting their draft pick back, who we think we excel down the final stretch and a return to form for Dallas
Stats, Trades, Contracts & Lots of Ryans
Feb 28, 2014 |
Sportsnet's Matt Brown joins me on this weeks One Puck Short Podcast, as the NHL returns to action. Matt and I talk about advanced stats and the growing interest in them among NHL clubs, the current pitfalls of these stats and what they can tell General Managers when it comes to making trades, signing free agents and at the draft table. We also looked at Ryan Miller's future, Andy MacDonald's trade value (and the lack of other available D men, as opposed to the number of wingers out there at the deadline. And we discussed the seemingly inevitable trade of Ryan Kesler, Pittsburgh's deadline day considerations as well as what Ryan Callahan can offer clubs and Dave Bolland's contract negotiatio...
Farewell to Sochi
Feb 22, 2014 |
Bob Ballard, who has been working for the Olympic Broadcast Service in Sochi, joins me to look back at the men's and women's hockey tournaments at the 2014 Olympics. We discussed the bronze medal game between Team USA and Findland, as well as previewing the gold showdown between Canada and Sweden. We also talked about Russia's meltdown, the decline of Czech and Slovak hockey plus Slovenia and Latvia's success in Sochi. And we take a look at the women's tournament, the emerging stars in the women's game and whether Team GB's women's team could qualify for future Olympics
Sharing the Goalie Love
Feb 17, 2014 |
NHL.com writer and InGoal Magazine Managing Partner Kevin Woodley joins me to talk about the goalies of Sochi 2014. We talked about goaltending as the great equaliser for small nations, Kari Lehtonen, Semyon Varlamov and getting the right support for your goalie, Jonathan Quick as Team USA #1, Carey Price and Roberto Luongo's star credentials and the underrated goaltending from Canada and America's womens teams
One Puck Short Meets Matt Brown
Feb 7, 2014 |
Sportsnet 590 The Fan reporter, and Marek vs Wyshynski producer, Matt Brown joins Rob on this weeks podcast to look ahead at the impending Olympics, as several teams are forced to change their rosters before the tournament starts in earnest next week. Also in this episode we talk about Kris Letang's stroke and how it affects the Penguins season, Toronto's roller coaster campaign, Vancouver's recent slump and what the Blues need to challenge for the Cup It also becomes apparent just how many teams Edmonton's Sam Gagner has been linked with!
Jan 31, 2014 |
On this weeks podcast, Pucks Across the Pond host Bradley Marsh joins Rob to talk about the Detroit Red Wings season; including their injury ravaged roster, transition from the old guard to new stars and their chances of making the play-offs this year. We also talked about Tampa Bay's success, why Edmonton are still struggling and Chris Stewart trade rumours
One Puck Short Meets Jeff Marek - Part 2
Jan 24, 2014 |
One Puck Short teams up again with Hockey Central host Jeff Marek once again to talk about the weeks big news stories. In this edition, Jeff and I talk about Michael Del Zotto's trade to Nashville, the future of Thomas Vanek, Andy MacDonald and the New York Islanders. We also consider whether Edmonton would trade Sam Gagner, what's next for James Reimer and much more.
One Puck Short Meets Jeff Marek - Part 1
Jan 23, 2014 |
For the latest edition of the One Puck Short Podcast I was joined by the one and only Jeff Marek - host of Sportsnet's Hockey Central and one half of the world famous Marek vs Wyshynski Podcast. And we covered so much, I had to split it in to two parts! In part 1 Jeff and I talk about Conn Smythe's connection to Basingstoke, Vancouver and Calgary's now infamous showdown, yhe impending Steve Moore vs Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks court case and Bertuzzi's Redemption
Jan 17, 2014 |
Banners on the Wall editor and Washington fan Anthony Russell joins Rob to talk about the Capitals season. They also discuss Winnipeg's coaching change, Edmonton's deck chair movement and Toronto's ability to create controversy even whilst on a winning streak.
Sochi 2014 Preview
Jan 12, 2014 |
The first One Puck Short Podcast of 2014 looks ahead to the impending 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Hockey House's Steven Ellis and Bob Ballard, who will be working with the Olympic Broadcasting Service in Sochi, join me to look at all 12 nations chances in Russia. From hockey super powers like Canada and Sweden to the minnows of Slovenia and Latvia, the three of us look at the strengths and weakness of each roster, some of the surprising omissions and who we think will take gold next month.
I Fought the Law
Dec 21, 2013 |
In the latest episode of the One Puck Short Podcast I talk about Semyon Varlamov's season - both his on ice play and off ice troubles - Tom Wilson's non suspension, the new series of HBO 24/7. I also ask whether Chris Kunitz has a chance of making Team Canada and look at Linus Omark's trade to Buffalo. Plus 'Hurtin' Hertl', Ovechkin's 400th career goal and Alex Steen's new contract.
This is Clarkson!
Dec 14, 2013 |
The latest episode of the One Puck Short Podcast is available now! In this edition I look at David Clarkson's struggles in Toronto and who has the worst deal in the NHL? I also discuss Steven Stamkos' return to the ice, Shawn Thornton and James Neal's Suspensions, Calgary's front office changes and the Kings goaltending success.
Hail to the East!
Dec 6, 2013 |
In the latest episode of the One Puck Short Podcast I talk about the rumours surrounding the Islanders coaching position, Henrik Lundqvist's new contract, Tyler Bozak's latest injury and look at the impressive recent form of both Montreal and Pittsburgh.
Nov 29, 2013 |
The brand spanking new episode of the One Puck Short Podcast looks at the Islanders miserable start to the season, the mega deal between Rogers and the NHL for television rights in Canada and Kris Letang's frustrations.
One Puck Short Meets Steve Dangle
Nov 16, 2013 |
Master vlogger, podcaster and all round great guy Steve Dangle joins Rob to discuss the Peter Holland trade. Rob also looks at David Clarkson's stumbling start to the season, Buffalo Sabres front office changes, Steven Stamkos' injury and a word on Kari Lehtonen.
International Hockey Special: Part 2
Nov 10, 2013 |
Part 2 of The One Puck Short's International Hockey Special - recorded in the sprint, Premier Sports Bob Ballard and The Hockey House's Steven Ellis join Rob, looking ahead to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
Where Is The Love?
Oct 30, 2013 |
The Vanek for Moulson Episode
Oct 29, 2013 |
One Puck Short Podcast - Red Hot Avs
Oct 22, 2013 |
One Puck Short looks at the Avs red hot start to the new NHL season, and whether it can continue.
'Things That Are Dumb This Week' Episode
Oct 18, 2013 |
Rob talks Nail Yakupov trade rumours, Max Lapierre's garbage hit on Dan Boyle and Jonathan Bernier's woes at the hands of the new hybrid icing rules.
Whose Hot and Who Is Not After 'Week 1'
Oct 13, 2013 |
A look at who is hot in the East and West after 'week 1' of the new NHL season, and which teams are off track right now. Rob also mulls over the future of Jake Gardiner and Dion Phaneuf in Toronto.
One Puck Short Podcast - Flyers Follies
Oct 8, 2013 |
The One Puck Short podcast returns with a look at the Philadelphia Flyers decision to dismiss Pete Laviolette as Head Coach
International Hockey Special: Part 1.mp3
May 25, 2013 |
Premier Sports Bob Ballard and The Hockey House's Steven Ellis join Rob to discuss the recent IIHF World Championships in part 1 of The One Puck Short's International Hockey Special.
Avs Summer Gets Weird
May 22, 2013 |
Avs summer takes a twist amidst rumours of Patrick Roy coming in as Head Coach whilst the teams Chief Scout says the 1st overall pick being 'wide open' - meanwhile the Sharks level things with LA, New York continues to struggle and the World Championships conclude
NHL Play-Offs & Worlds in Full Swing
May 16, 2013 |
One Puck Short talks NHL play-offs and World Championships as both tournaments heat up
Avs & Nucks; 'Times They Are a-Changin'
May 9, 2013 |
Elimination to trigger change in Vancouver? Sakic inbound in Colorado? Meanwhile Carey Price is sidelined and Tomas Vokoun gets ready to start game 5.
One Puck Short Podcast: Bieksa You Fool!
May 7, 2013 |
Kevin Bieksa baits the bear, play-offs heat up and Buffalo gets a new Head Coach....kind of.
The One Puck Short Podcast - Episode 1
Apr 22, 2013 |
Episode 1 of the One Puck Short Podcast; looking at the standings in the East & West, the race for the play-offs and the 'folly' of bad teams playing well late in the season.
The One Puck Short Podcast Test Run
Apr 17, 2013 |
The One Puck Short Podcast Test Run - looking at the season so far, who has played well, who has played badly and who might be in line for some of the individual awards come seasons end.