Posts tagged #Vancouver Canucks

Episode 182: Roxy Flu (with The Puck Bunnies, Audrey & Christina)

This week on the show that needed a few days to recover from last weekend, returning champions AUDREY & CHRISTINA from PUCK BUNNIES bring their belts back to the show to talk the NHL Draft, Tyler Myers and the problem with free agency, trading a first round pick for J.T. Miller, and their newfound celebrity status after rubbing shoulders with the NHL media elites and being recognized in the streets. PLUS: The girls go deep into Justin’s astrology chart, and Audrey is dying after one magic night at The Roxy.

Episode 181: The D Stands For Draft (with J.D. Burke)

This week on the show that’s all about prospects (except when it’s not), the editor-in-chief of Elite Prospects J.D. BURKE returns to the show to talk how the order might fall, the depth of the 2019 class, and which prospects Canucks fans should rejoice or cringe if the team picks at 10th. PLUS: The takeaway lessons of a bad Stanley Cup Final, how we were screwed no matter who won, the late-career utility of Edler and Tanev, and memories of our friend Jason Botchford.

Episode 179: So Tight, Like A Playoff Game (with Mike Martignago)

This week on the show here to talk about Bose Horvats and Brock Bozo, former Vancouver sports radio producer / host turned international man of mystery MIKE MARTIGNAGO joins the program for an update on what he’s been up to since going off the grid, the grind of trying to live the dream, Francesco Aquilini’s Twitter, Trevor Linden’s redemption, John Weisbrod’s bizarre resumé, the ongoing scandals surrounding Whitecaps FC, a spirited debate on whether sports newsroom employees are allowed to feel joy over positive results, and an inside scoop on Kawhi’s off-season plans. PLUS: Ralph Rantignago shares his experiences with wage theft, and we share memories of our friend Jason Botchford.

Episode 177: A Botch Conversation (with Chris Faber)

This week on the show that’s still grieving, I reflect a bit on the takeaway lessons of Jason Botchford’s friendship and incredible professional impact, and how I feel changed personally and professionally since his passing. I wanted to put together a tribute show this week collecting stories from people who knew him like I did, and people who knew him better than me. But the timing didn’t feel quite right to do that. I couldn’t bring myself to do it, anyway. Not yet. But I did share my own stories of the man and the way he helped me with CHRIS FABER of CanucksArmy on his podcast, and with his permission have republished that conversation in full with my own introduction.

Episode 172: Defending Your Life (with J.D. Burke)

This week on the show that might waive, but then again might not, J.D. BURKE of The Athletic Vancouver stops by the show for a lengthy discussion on where the Canucks are at after the midway point of the season, what they should do about Alex Edler as trade deadline approaches, and how the Edler conversation is over-shadowing some more important decisions the team needs to make either at the deadline or during the off-season. PLUS: Why everyone hates J.D., and getting real about the lifestyle of those trying to break into the current sports media landscape.

Episode 171: Happy Hour (with Steve Ewen)

This week on the show that bombed out in the quarter-finals, sportswriter STEVE EWEN (PostMedia, The Province) stops by to wrap up the World Junior tournament that took over Vancouver to start the new year, and all that talk of junior talent leads to a discussion on the Vancouver Giants, and why you’re unlikely to see hockey ever return full-time to the Pacific Coliseum. PLUS: Lacrosse’s return to downtown! The rise of Vancouver’s basketball culture! And how the Canucks are failing Elias Pettersson.

Episode 167: The Learn'd Astronomer (with Jackson McDonald)

This week, it’s the return. The show is back with brand new material, as CanucksArmy’s JACKSON McDONALD joins Justin to talk the Canucks’ deployment of Nikolay Goldobin, the on-going war over the Russian winger between rabid factions on either side, the maturation of Jake Virtanen, and more. But beyond Canucks talk, they also get into OHL’s hazing controversy, and what it reveals about labour needs and unionization in the CHL — and an article of Jackson’s that was read on the floor of Ontario’s provincial parliament.

Episode 166: Back in the Saddle (with Nick Dika)

This week on the show that's back from the dead, Justin lays out his vision of the future of the show and hopes that you'll stick around to see it through with him. The show comes back in earnest next week, but in the meantime, there's already an example of what an RGS episode with Justin flying solo with guest sounds like. Chances are, you just haven't heard it…

Episode 164: Home Alone

This week on the show that needs something to blame after last year, John is away watching the Leafs home opener, so Stefan and Justin fly solo and go heavy on Canucks content right before the 2018/19 NHL season kicks off. And why not when they’ve given us so much to talk about: on banning Fortnite, Bo Horvat’s political machinations, the case for playing skill guys, and Stefan’s #IgnoreTheLottery campaign. PLUS: The Gritty backlash has arrived! Kawhi Leonard’s weird laugh! Predicting the NHL season! And what it would take for us to finally stop cheering for the Canucks.

Episode 155: He Thinks My Tractor's Pricy

This week on the show that’s just gonna bypass that question because improvement will lead to success, John returns to the show fresh off his successful stint at JFL performing as his beloved Southern Momma character and he's full of fire and rage as two of the most contentious debates in RGS history break out over... (checks notes) Troy Stecher and salad. PLUS: Trevor Linden leaves the Canucks! We debate the ceiling of Elias Pettersson! Jim Harbaugh thinks eating chicken gives you brain diseases! New holiday mascots! And Justin comes out swinging against The Office.