The SportsFathers Episode #10 (Jan. 18, 2013): The NHL Season Begins!
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The SportsFathers Episode #10 (Jan. 18, 2013): The NHL Season Begins!

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hockeystickJoin Frs. Andrew, Darryl, and Travis as we talk about the new NHL season, the Stanley Cup champion (this year and 1993), NFL and CFL news, and Lance Armstrong. It’s all coming up… next!

Topics we discussed:

  • The NHL season kicks off on the 19th! We we we so excited!
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have had some GM drama of late.
  • The Montreal Canadiens won in 1993, thereby ruining the Stanley Cup for the rest of the Canadian teams. Or so it seems that way. (Marty McSorley’s illegal stick didn’t help matters much, sadly.)
  • Who will win the Stanley Cup this year? Who will represent the East and West in the Stanley Cup finals this year? See below for our picks – and share your own in the comment section!
  • The NFL playoffs had a couple of amazingly exciting game finishes!
  • Marc Trestman, enormously successful head coach of the Montreal Alouettes for 5 years, has landed the HC job with the Chicago Bears. He’s taking some more CFL talent with him, including the assistant HC from the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
  • Arland Bruce III and Byron Parker have been released from the BC Lions (!!)
  • This is a fake bullet point we found on the internet.
  • Lance Armstrong. ‘Nuff said.

What are your predictions for the East and West representatives in the Stanley Cup Finals? Ours are:

  • Fr. Travis: Boston / Vancouver
  • Fr. Andrew: Detroit / Washington
  • Fr. Darryl: New York Rangers / Vancouver
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    Let us know your thoughts! Comment below, send an email to feedback@thesportsfathers.com, or leave us a note on Facebook or Twitter!

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    The SportsFathers Episode #9 (Jan. 8, 2013): GAME ON!
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    The SportsFathers Episode #9 (Jan. 8, 2013): GAME ON!

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    IMG00012BREAKING NEWS from the NHL: After 113 long days, the lockout is now… over!

    Join Frs. Andrew, Darryl, Travis, and Geoffrey in the discussion!

    Topics we discussed:

    • The NHL season will likely be 48 games long, and teams will only play within their conference.
    • We talk about the Canadian NHL teams. We have a bit of a battle of Alberta going on: Fr. Andrew is a fan of the Oilers, while Frs. Travis, Geoff, and Darryl cheer for the Flames. (Go Flames!)
    • Don Fehr and Gary Bettman: Will they be around when the new CBA runs its course?
    • NHL and its fans: Canadian fans will probably come back eventually. TV deals in the USA may be a challenge with all these labour disruptions.
    • A possible olive branch to the fans is being thrown around: Make the NHL Centre Ice Package free this season for watching all the games.
    • Toronto has already lost a game (Winter Classic) and has been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. 😉
    • Shout out to @Armdog (Colby Armstrong)
    • Montreal Canadiens – shout out to the many fans. Hopefully we don’t get too much hate mail from all of them…
    • The successes (or otherwise) of athletes named Todd
    • Football: The Vikings and the college bowl games
    • Alabama hung on for the win over Notre Dame
    • R.A. Dickey was introduced as a new pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.

    What are your predictions for the coming NHL season? Comment below, send an email to feedback@thesportsfathers.com, or leave us a note on Facebook or Twitter!

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