The good news is the casual sit-down was great and insightful as Ryan Leslie, host of Flames TV, stopped by the palatial Flames at 80 Decibels on-location studio in Penticton, B.C..
Today's makeshift podcast studio. Ryan Leslie to join me. If you have any prospects questions, send them in pronto. pic.twitter.com/3HUyskIdPj— Darren Haynes (@DarrenWHaynes) September 19, 2016
We discussed the Young Stars Classic weekend -- not so much the play-by-play of the games -- but looking bigger picture, who stood out, the background and personality of some of these guys (Ryan with some great anecdotes about Matthew Tkachuk). We also touch on a few that disappointed.
The bad news is I experienced some regression on my technical execution of the podcast.
That moment when you realize the podcast audio was captured by computer mic, not the real mic. #Shit #RookieMove #NotAnExpert #ListenAnyway— Darren Haynes (@DarrenWHaynes) September 19, 2016
Unfortunately, it was not until after we were done that I discovered that the audio was being captured by the laptop microphone a ways away and not by my new Blue Yeti microphone set up between us. Damn it! I do know what went wrong though so consider this a blip only.
It's not terrible and because the content was great, I am traipsing on nonetheless and I did the best I could to clean it up in post-production. But I'll get the audio back to normal again in the next podcast, which will be coming soon. So apologies to the hardcore audiophiles out there but you'll survive and thanks for the understanding.
- Penticton and what's great about the location
- Tkachuk, his attributes on the ice, what makes him tick off the ice
- Others than impressed including Mark Jankowski, Tyler Parsons, Dillon Dube and more.
- Who were a handful of prospects that left us wanting more
- Q&A - Prospect questions submitted by readers
Catching up On What You've Missed
- Episode 5 - On August 28, PostMedia sportswriter and longtime Flames beat reporter Scott Cruickshank stopped by to look ahead to the season as well as reminisce about the 2004 Stanley Cup run and what it was like to cover that series both home and away.
- Episode 4 - On August 14, Ryan Leslie from Flames TV stopped by and provided a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes with the Flames -- on the charter, etc. Other topics included who will play RW on the top line, who will benefit the most from the new coach.
- Episode 3 - On August 5, I connected with Mr. Kerr again, this time to dig into a variety of other off-season topics like the Gaudreau/Monahan contract 'stalemate', Troy Brouwer and expansion.
- Episode 2 - In the more technically-sound second episode (thanks to Rob Kerr's audio equipment) on July 19, Rob joined me as co-host and we debated the Flames season-opening roster.
- Episode 1 - In the July 11 impromptu pilot, featuring zero technology, I recapped development camp. This was was a solo effort with sub-part technology but fresh on the heels of the prospects being in town, lots of good stuff discussed.
Look for another podcast soon as training camp gets going. Thanks for listening.
- Penticton 2016: Flames 4, Canucks 3 - Six Post-Game Impressions with Quotes - A great finish to the Young Stars as Ryan Lomberg had a game of a lifetime that had everyone talking about this young player. Hot-tempered Dillon Dube stood out also. (September 18, 2016)
- Penticton 2016: Oilers 4, Flames 3 - Six Post-Game Impressions with Quotes - Matthew Tkachuk (a Costco-sized container of piss and vinegar) was surly again. We got a first glance at 6-foot-7 Stepan Folkovsky, who Ryan Huska described as "interesting". (September 17, 2016)
- Penticton 2016: Looking to Make a Statement, Morrison Off to Impactful Start - After a year that Kenney Morrison called an "eye-opener", he opened up the rookie tournament with a performance his coach said he'd never seen before. It's a good sign. (September 17, 2016)
- Penticton 2016: Flames 4, Jets 1 - Six Post-Game Impressions with Quotes - It was quite the entertaining game as the Young Stars Classic got underway with Matthew Tkachuk making quite a statement. How Ryan Huska described his play was bang-on too. (September 16, 2016)
- Penticton 2016: Klimchuk Works on Rediscovering his Scoring Touch - No goals the final 33 games. Just three all year. For a 30-goal guy, Morgan Klimchuk's first year as a pro was a grind. But he's spent the summer working on his scoring touch. (September 16, 2016)