A podcast for hockey fans, both new and old. Join Deb and Erika as we deep dive into what makes hockey the greatest sport in the world. Learn the lingo, explore hockey history, and listen to commentary on the most exciting, frustrating, and heart-stopping moments of the week. We love hockey and think you will too! #HockeyIsForEveryone
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No Cross Check, Please!
So far, so good, right? The bubble appears to be holding, but but that doesn’t mean it’s all champagne and roses, especially if you’re a Bruins fan. Deb and Erika talk about today’s biggest story (Tukka Rask), last week’s biggest story (that 6+ hour game), and the final slotting of the draft lottery. (Remember that?) We also touch on the sassiness of the Jumbotron operators; the heroes and villains of the playoffs; and, of course, The Refs (See also: heroes and villains). In this episode’s “What the Puck” we are all about the checks: body, hip and cross as well...
Hockey Gets Kraken
So much has happened since we last chatted in May: there’s Kraken and bubbles and some shady Byng-ing going on. Deb and Erika reach waaaaay back and talks about the Draft Lottery, how the US couldn’t keep their #%@^ masks on and lost a hub, as well as the NHL awards that will be awarded who knows when. What even in time?! throws hands Erika gives us some perspective on what we can expect in a hub city given that she, you know, lives in one. We also talk about our conflict over how excited we are that hockey is...
Return to (Press) Play
The NHL has risen from the ashes and so has Beginner’s Puck! Join Deb and Erika as we decipher Garry Bettman’s presser, figure out who is going where and why and, more importantly, discuss whether they should. I mean, let’s face it, everyone out there is sporting masks and practising responsible social/physical distancing, right? Right?! We throw our segments out the window as work through our conflicting emotions of joy, trepidation, and despair at hockey culture’s “warrior” mentality. It’s a rollercoaster, kids. NHL’s Return to Play Plan: https://media.nhl.com/public/news/13995...
Carcast! Anaheim Edition
It’s another special Beginner’s Puck/Hockey Feels crossover Carcast — this time with a special guest who is relatively new to hockey fandom, Chip Sudderth! When you attend a Doctor Who convention in Los Angeles, what better way to start the weekend than by braving rush-hour traffic and trekking to Anaheim to check out the Flames vs the Ducks at the Honda Center? (Turns out there may be lots of better ways…)...
The countdown to opening day continues. Deb and Erika discuss the real v. emotional toll of preseason, debate the merits of the NHL opening the season with European games (gotta grow that game! In Switzerland!). And touch on the those pesky RFA’s and who got that bread. Or that bridge. There’s a lot of b’s in the preseason. Of course we talk about Matthews. Both the ugly and the plain stupid, but pull ourselves out of spiral and end on a Cammi Granato note. In this eps “What the Puck?” we discuss the difference between amateur and pro scouts and...
Dropping the Puck on our Third Season
Hey kids, hockey is (almost) back! Join us as we kick off Beginner’s Puck Season 3 and talk training camps, the shakedown of our home team rosters and take the Wayback Machine to the Stanley Cup finals and summer trades. We also discuss the chaos surrounding the current batch of unsigned RFA’s and what to do when your fave team opens its doors to a player you absolutely, positively cannot STAND OMG. We also play the hockey version of Tinder and tell you who’s getting our swipe right for the 2019-2020 season. And speaking of training camps, in this episode’s...
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Relatively new to the world of hockey but already head over heels in love. This podcast has been an awesome resource, that is both entertaining and informative which was exactly what I was looking for.
Love love love it
Longtime fan of the game, but every episode of this podcast still teaches me something I didn’t know. The hosts/podcasters(?) bring fresh perspectives and insightful commentary, def worth a listen 👍🏼
I recently discovered this pod and WOW I’m glad I did. I’ve now listened to the 5 most recent episodes even though they’re a little out of date.
It’s so delightful to hear women talking about hockey in a way that’s smart and accessible to fans new to hockey and to long time fans.
I’ve recommended it to at least 6 people and will likely send it on to more.