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2012 Stanley Cup Anti-Preview (Part 1)

It can't come as much of surprise that a year later we find ourselves once again poised on the mind searing edge of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. By now you've probably read about half a dozen different Playoff prediction blogs and articles. Guess what, all of them are terrible and we both know it. Oh, the Penguins have a good offense? How about the fact that some people question the quality of Florida's goal tending and think the Kings lack scoring depth. This is the season when pundits and bloggers like to act like pre-Lutheran clergy issuing wafers of knowledge that they invite you to dip in their mind salsa. In response to their actions I offer my completely and utterly useless playoff previews.

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Peter was gone on vacation at the Frozen Four and Tampa this week, so Brandon was joined by friends of the show Jer and Cait Platt. An amazing time was had by all...and then the file was trashed. So Brandon made them do it again and that's the show this week!

Jer joins me first to recreate the magic and he shares a special gift to the podcast. Then Cait joins to discuss the upcoming playoffs, Mike Milbury, and uhh, menswear. This episode may ensure Peter never takes a week off again. Enjoy!

PLUS, we have a special guest this week as Bayside's Nick Ghanbarian joins to talk about the Rangers' Cup chances, Bayside's summer plans and more.

Punk Headlines:

-Will it soon be illegal to troll the internet from Arizona?

Hockey Headlines:


-Milbury vs Bylsma & Crosby(The Ladder Match)

-John Tortarella goes off again

Crosby responds to Torts

Bayside-Sick, Sick, Sick

Bayside's official site

Nick's company, Born and Bred

Punk Aid: Aceh Calling(This is the benefit comp Cait mentions)

Music Featured This Week:

Commando by The Ramones

Did Something Bad by The New Rochelles(Their record "It's New!" available here)

Ironbound by The Reveling(Their record 'Tributaries' available here)

Sick, Sick, Sick, by Bayside

Shovel by Quicksand


The Death Of "Old Time Hockey"?

The Hanson brothers know Old Time Hockey

Reading the newest issue of The Hockey News, a letter was published that read like a eulogy of “Old Time Hockey”.  As I read it, I had to laugh at the guy’s complaint.  He said, “no longer do we see bench brawls, blindside hits, or breaking sticks over backs”.  He goes on to bemoan the newest trends of hockey, “visors, shootouts, and Twitter” and that the game has been “diminished to the point where players now have to consider the consequences of a hit, instead of the adulation”.

I shake my head at these people. I can’t figure out why they are sad these days are gone.  Do I like a fight or two?  Yeah sure, but to unnecessarily break up the flow of a game; I’ll pass on that.  There’s no skill to whacking a guy with your stick, but there is finesse in today’s game.  Honestly, if I want to go see staged antics and guys wailing on each other for 60 minutes, I’ll turn on WWE’s RAW on Monday nights. 

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Don't worry, this show ISN'T about the greatest pizza in the known universe, but it is about Chicago punk. Pete also interviews, um, himself, about the ups and downs of the Blackhawks season. There's also atheism, punk rock twitter beefs, & the further commercialization of hockey. You're gonna have to eat this one with a fork and knife.

 Punk Headlines:

-Bad Religion at the Reason Rally

-Ben Weasel vs. Fat Mike

-Yet Another all time punk album list

Hockey Headlines:

-New Quebec City arena

-the NBA is toying with the idea of ads on jerseys, might we see them in hockey

Speaking of the "honor" of a jersey, this happened the other day

Blackhawks & Chicago hockey blogs:

-Second City Hockey

-Hockey Broad

-Blackhawk Up

-Cheer The Anthem

Music Featured This Week:

Death of Illusion by Shot Baker

State of the Union by Rise Against

On With The Show by The Lawrence Arms

Suge Knight is at my Barbecue by hewhocorrupts

Curse by Racetraitor

Don't forget to put your "essential' punk records(post-1990) in the comments.


Mixtapes: Headaches And Hardcore

Hey guess what?  Raging headaches and hardcore punk do not mix.  Trust me on this one.  Enjoy this mix of hardcore punk while I go pop another Advil. 


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