Posts tagged #Zack Kassian

Episode 88: Gord Save The Queen

This week on the show that's taking that for data, mixed emotions abound for the Real Good Boys, as the Leafs have yet to be eliminated but John's already pre-emptively cool with it if they get knocked out (Ron Howard voice: "They're out."), while Justin's still salty about trading away Zack Kassian and Stefan is about as apathetic and tapped out as he's ever been. I also coulda sworn we talked about Tryamkin, but that must have been before we were recording. Whoops! PLUS: Kevin Costner's Waterworld! Breaking in to concerts! Justin Bieber! And being on the ice with the Queen. What do you mean?

Episode 2: Lipnicki's Law

The podcast got picked up to series! The boys are back for the sequel, and this time they're mad as hell. It's a little heavier on the actual sports discussion this time out, but tempers are high and the fans demand rage. Topics include: Phil Kessel, Zack Kassian, fathletes, cheeseburgers, drinky-poos, Bar Rescues and betting on break-ups. Plus: who would you dunk on? The return of Big Country's Dong. And the podcast bravely comes out as firmly anti-Hitler.

The infamous Phil Kessel Olympic photo.

The infamous Phil Kessel Olympic photo.

Phil Kessel's McD's Run. (Listener photoshop by Riyan Abraham.)

Phil Kessel's McD's Run. (Listener photoshop by Riyan Abraham.)

The hot dog vendor who parks daily at Front and John Sts. just lost his most reliable customer.
Almost every afternoon at 2:30 p.m., often wearing a toque, Phil Kessel would wander from his neighbourhood condominium to consume his daily snack.
And now he’s gone. Just like that.

-- Steve Simmons, "Leafs were sick and tired of Phil Kessel", Toronto Sun, July 1st 2015

Steve Simmons put a hit piece out on Phil Kessel, but it's unlikely that the first anecdone in his story is true. Phil Kessel doesn't live or work near Front and John, and it's unlikely that if he wanted a hot dog every day he'd walk halfway across a major city to a specific vendor at the busiest time of day to get one there.

-- @felixpotvin, "Is the Kessel hot dog story real?", Pension Plan Puppets, July 3rd 2015

Zack Kassian, beloved former Canuck. Cut down in his prime by a trade that made us mad.

Zack Kassian, beloved former Canuck. Cut down in his prime by a trade that made us mad.

Shane O'Brien indulges in some drinky-poos (at minimum) at The Roxy.

Shane O'Brien indulges in some drinky-poos (at minimum) at The Roxy.

Trevor Linden (center) fired Canucks Assistant GMs Laurence Gilman (L), Lorne Henning (R).

Trevor Linden (center) fired Canucks Assistant GMs Laurence Gilman (L), Lorne Henning (R).

ONE GOOD THING

Stefan recommends: Minions (the characters? the movie? sarcastically? we don't know)

John recommends: Jamie xx - In Colour

Justin recommends: Trailer Park Boys (Season 9) & also a dancing miracle bird