45 episodes

They were bullies, snipers, journeymen, netminders and above all else....legends. They all have their own stories to tell. They were hockey players. They are hockey players. My dad is one of them (Flyers and Penguins great Orest Kindrachuk). Each week, this show will reveal what made you love ‘em and what made you hate ‘em. I go beyond the stats and the trophies and find the person inside the uniform.It’s an NHL Alumni podcast unlike any other. Oh, and my hockey world starts in Philly. But it doesn't end there. I’m your host Zak Kindrachuk. My dad used to play hockey.

My Dad Used to Play Hockey Zak Kindrachuk

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They were bullies, snipers, journeymen, netminders and above all else....legends. They all have their own stories to tell. They were hockey players. They are hockey players. My dad is one of them (Flyers and Penguins great Orest Kindrachuk). Each week, this show will reveal what made you love ‘em and what made you hate ‘em. I go beyond the stats and the trophies and find the person inside the uniform.It’s an NHL Alumni podcast unlike any other. Oh, and my hockey world starts in Philly. But it doesn't end there. I’m your host Zak Kindrachuk. My dad used to play hockey.

    MDUTPH- The Reload With Bob Strumm Episode #3 - Guest Jody Shelley

    MDUTPH- The Reload With Bob Strumm Episode #3 - Guest Jody Shelley

    Johnny Gaudreau wanted the Flyers. It was a case of unrequited love. 

    The Blue Jackets decided that they were ready for a relationship, acquiring the best free agent available this off season.

    A tale of two cities and two General Managers.  

    What the hell happened?

    Also, did Calgary have a fine offseason despite the loss of two stars?

    Is speed really the only way to win in this league?

    Strummer has been a hockey man all his life, culminating in his turn as Director of Pro Scouting for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

    Joining Bob and me is Jody Shelley, former Blue Jacket and Flyer, and current Columbus NHL analyst.

    It's the Reload, how bad teams get good and good teams get better.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    My Dad Used to Play Hockey Season 2 Episode 8 - Glen Macnow

    My Dad Used to Play Hockey Season 2 Episode 8 - Glen Macnow

    "You lost to your enemy and you hated your enemy but in the end you respected them."

    WIP host. He was integral in building the second 24 hour sports talk station in the country.   

    He created a long form program that really inspired me to do this whole messy fun podcast.

    Tell Us Your Story.

    Glen Macnow. He saw the Flyers win their second (and yes last) Cup against the Buffalo Sabres.  As a Sabres fan.  

    But he moved on to Philly and like Al and Jayson and Angelo and Sam, he is as much a part of Philly Sports history as any player.

    Get to to know him. This is his story.

    I'm your host Zak Kindrachuk.

    My dad used to play hockey.

    • 49 min
    MDUTPH- The Reload with Bob Strumm Episode #2 - HOFer Al Morganti

    MDUTPH- The Reload with Bob Strumm Episode #2 - HOFer Al Morganti

    "I think the frustration is 'Where's the Plan?"

    "I will say that a lot of new players come in and open their eyes to an empty arena and ask...what happened?'

    Flyers fans are angry at the team. But who doesn't love Al?

    Al Morganti is a Hockey Hall of Famer. I may jokes about it but it's well deserved.

    He has a perspective all  his own.  He is part of Flyers History.

    This is The Reload. How bad teams get good and good teams get better.

    Bob Strumm, my co-host, know more about hockey than anyone earth. 

    Al is up there too.

    Follow him @nufced. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    My Dad Used to to Play Hockey Season 2 Episode 7 - Jeff Chychrun

    My Dad Used to to Play Hockey Season 2 Episode 7 - Jeff Chychrun

    "He walked 100 miles with a 100 pound bag of flour to start a new life."

    Our ancestors have similar stories.

    Always nice to have a fellow Ukrainian on. 

    Flyer Alumni member Jeff Chyrchrun was not only a great player but an outspoken advocate of Ukraine and it's courageous struggle against Russian invasion.

    His son is pretty good at the game too.

    Jeff is both a great hockey story and a great Uke story. He is featured prominently here:

    https://www.amazon.com/UKE-Untold-Story-Hockey-Legends/dp/B093TBRMQ7

    Get to know him.

    I'm your host Zak Kindrachuk.

    My dad used to play hockey.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    MDUTPH- The Reload with Bob Strumm Episode #1 - Guest Doug MacLean

    MDUTPH- The Reload with Bob Strumm Episode #1 - Guest Doug MacLean

    "I don't think Hexy did as bad a job as people like to portray."

    "That decision probably cost me $30 Million."

    How bad teams get good. How good teams get better. It's not just a rebuild. It's a reload.

    Happy Draft Day.

    Strummer has been a hockey man all his life, culminating in his turn as Director of Pro Scouting for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

    Zak knows little.

    Joining us this draft day is Doug MacLean, former NHL GM, President and Head Coach.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    My Dad Used to Play Hockey Season 2 Episode 6 - Terry O'Reilly

    My Dad Used to Play Hockey Season 2 Episode 6 - Terry O'Reilly

    "He showed that's how it's done. If you want to be good you have to work, work, work.

    Ask anybody on the Bullies team who was their most vicious opponent and one name will come up over and over and over.

    Taz. (Like the devil)

    Terry O'Reilly. #24 for the Boston Bruins.  

    A legendary franchise retired his number. He moved away from hockey because of family. But he's always part of the hockey family.  

    Fans hate him way more than anyone he played against. You might not believe it buddies, but they're all friends now. Well, not all of them.

    Terry.  Bruins legend.

    Get to know him. 

    I'm your host Zak Kindrachuk.

    My dad used to play hockey.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
362 Ratings

362 Ratings

jony!47 ,

good

really great podcast

dhawan!778 ,

podcast

Great stuff, but the last show is the goat show. USA! USA!

jensol A ,

awesome

Got started on Zak Kindrachuk by reading his book and have been following along ever since. Great entertainment factor here for fans of the game

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