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    Behind the Bench Episode 22 - The Greatest Devils team of all time

    Behind the Bench Episode 22 - The Greatest Devils team of all time

    WE ARE NAMING THE 'ALL TIME' GREATEST CARDIFF DEVILS TEAM AND WE NEED YOUR HELP.
    The 2020-21 season that never happened would have been our 35th Anniversary season, which means the 2021-22 season IS OUR 35th ANNIVERSARY SEASON.
    To celebrate our first 35 years, we are naming the “All-Time Devils Team” but we are doing it era by era.  Keep reading, and try to follow along as we explain the way we are going to do this.
    You can vote for 6 players (1 goalie, 2 defenceman, 3 forwards) from each of these eras:
    The first decade – 1986-87 to 1995-96
    The Superleague – 1996-97 to 2002-03
    The EIHL first decade – 2003-04 to 2013-14
    The EIHL new era – 2014-15 to present
    To be selected to the all-time team, a player must meet both of the following qualifications:
    1) He must have played for the Devils for at least 3 seasons;
    2) He must have won at least one major title as a Devil or been on the world record setting team from 2010-11 season.
    Each era will have 1 goalie, 2 defenceman and 3 forwards selected. So the All-time Devils team will be 4 goalies, 8 defenceman, 12 forwards.  We will also name 2 coaches to the All-time Devils team.
     
     
    The Nominees will be announced during this episode, so listen now to see if your favourite has made the Final cut! 

    • 2 hrs 21 min
    Behind the Bench Episode 21 - No Filler with Killer

    Behind the Bench Episode 21 - No Filler with Killer

    Whether you have sat in the Bar to listen to a Q&A or watched one of his many interviews on the Cardiff Devils YouTube Channel, one thing is for sure, Todd Kelman is a man who loves to spin a yarn.And todays episode is no different, other than, we take Todd away from Cardiff, learning about his upbringing in Hockey, His time at College and his journey and stay in the UK Hockey SceneIn this Episode:
     
    - The Story behind Frank King and the Calgary Olympics
    - Getting A Zamboni home
    - Haunted Houses in Bracknell
    - Becoming Team mates with a Stanley Cup champion.
     
    And a whole whole lot more on Behind the Bench with Neil Francis. 

    • 2 hrs 30 min
    Behind the Bench Episode 20 - Chirping with Vez

    Behind the Bench Episode 20 - Chirping with Vez

    Hot off the Heels of the glorious return of the podcast, we have a bonafide Devils Legend sitting behind the bench with us today, the one and only Vezio Sacratini.
     
    Vez as he was affectionately known is one of British Ice Hockey's most recognisable figures, making Cardiff his home for over a decade Vez tells us his journey before arriving, and his unique tale about how he came to stay in the Welsh Capital.
     
    In this episode!
     
    - How an Italian household runs itself in Canada
    - Being an Olympian
    - In the land of the Giants in Cardiff
    - Will One Punch identity be revealed? 
     
    All this and whole lot more on Behind the Bench! 

    • 2 hrs 6 min
    Episode 19 - Conversations with the Coach - The Jarrod Skalde Adventure

    Episode 19 - Conversations with the Coach - The Jarrod Skalde Adventure

    We are back! and we mean business. Behind the Bench with Neil Francis continues are open door to guests for them to step behind the bench and tell their stories.
     
    And what a set of stories we have, from the newly installed Cardiff Devils coach Jarrod Skalde. Skalds has played for some of the most famous NHL teams and had one of the most unique hockey journeys, and he doesnt hold back in telling his tale.
    In this episode 
     
    - Tales of Eric Lindros
     
    - What really happened the weekend Skalde was drafted
     
    - How do you navigate being claimed on Waivers 5 times in 5 months, with a pregnant wife? Skalde will show you how
     
    - And New Team member on board! Welcome to Producer Hubbs.
     
    All this and so much more on Behind the Bench with Neil Francis. 

    • 2 hrs 14 min
    Behind the Bench Episode 18 - 'A horrible group of Men' the 14/15 Challenge cup winners

    Behind the Bench Episode 18 - 'A horrible group of Men' the 14/15 Challenge cup winners

    In a week where Andrew Lord announced he will be leaving the Cardiff Devils, we talk to him and his team that started it all for the Devils New Era as we go back to re live the victory of the 2014-2015 Challenge cup winning team.
     
    Bringing together almost the entire roster from Captain Tyson Marsh to Devils Legend Jake Morrissette to Devils GM Todd Kelman we re live how the roster came together, the journey through the Challenge Cup to the victorious win at the final.
    In this episode 
    - Big Blue Tent Memories
    - Hotel Bills 
    - Todd Kelmans sheffield arena ban.
    - Carl Hudsons fake thumb
     
    And so so much more. 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Behind the Bench Episode 17 - The Rise and Rise of Joey Haddad

    Behind the Bench Episode 17 - The Rise and Rise of Joey Haddad

    It's a Behind the Bench first as we sit down with current Devil Joey Haddad. 
     
    We go through Joey's Junior and Pro career to find out the story about what made the player you see today on the Ice at the Viola arena, the set backs and triumphs and of course the stories!
    In this episode:
     
    - The Haddad - Culligan Connection
    - Joey's first encounter playing with Andrew Lord in north America
    - Brent Walton vs a Table
    - Joey's first trip to the BBT
     
    and so so much more. 

    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Duke Aardvark ,

A great listen

The sort of podcast that you feel if you went for a pint with it, it would spring for the kebabs after too and wouldn’t grumble if you ordered a large.

Interesting tales told interestingly by entertaining folks. Recommended

K9ELK ,

Devil Worshipers United.

Great show full of stories from the past and present. Absolutely hilarious at times to listen too. Very educational for those new to the Cardiff Devils fan base. Keep up the good work. DEVILS...DEVILS...DEVILS

roogywoogy ,

Lovely stuff

Excellent podcast. The content changed my life. And that franny guy is one sexy beast,as is the other 2 👌

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