Wednesday, August 09, 2017

FF80F Podcast: Episode 17 - Counting Down the Flames Top 20 Prospects, Summer Edition

One of my favourite exercises that I do twice a year is compiling a list of the Flames top 20 prospects -- with a handful of honourable mentions sprinkled in.

While the list is available here for you to skim through, I high recommend this podcast as's Aaron Vickers joined me and we spent an August afternoon outdoors (prior to the World Junior Summer Showcase, I'll point out), methodically working our way backwards through the list.

Curious about why players are ranked where they are? There's lot of additional detail to be had here.

Episode 17 - August 6, 2017  (1:32:02 running time)

A segment-by-segment breakdown:

  • 0:00 - Introduction - Background, definition of prospects, etc.
  • 10:57 - Segment 1 - The honourable mentions (and the best of the others)
  • 26:09 - Segment 2 - Rankings 15-20
  • 37:41 - Segment 3 - Rankings 11-15
  • 54:31 - Segment 4 - Rankings 6-10
  • 1:09:47 - Segment 5 - Rankings 1-5
  • 1:26:50 - Closing - Playing around with future line combinations

Options to Download/Listen

You are now able to listen to or download Flames at 80 Decibels from all your favourite podcast locations, as well as through your regular podcast player or app. Here are a few of the more popular spots where you can track down the latest episode:

One popular question I get from newbies in the podcast world is when do people listen to podcasts? Well, if you have BlueTooth in your car as I do, I'll stream them from my phone onto my car stereo and listen as a I run around town doing errands, etc.

If you're travelling, download it to your iPod and listen on the flight. Or take it with you while you go and walk the dogs. I have heard from people who listen to them at work -- a great way to pass the time! There are endless possibilities.

Did You Miss It?

Here are the podcasts from earlier this summer. Run them one after another as a great way to pass the time the next time you're driving from Calgary to Regina. You can only play roadkill travel bingo for so long.
  • Episode 16 (July 29, 2017) - Looking ahead to training camp with Kristen Odland
  • Episode 15 (July 16, 2017) - Reflections on development camp with Rob Kerr
  • Episode 14 (June 19, 2017) - 2017 NHL draft edition with Aaron Vickers

Rate the Podcast on iTunes

Have you enjoyed the podcasts so far? I would be grateful if you take a couple minutes and stop by iTunes and rate the podcast. From what I've learned, the more reviews, the easier it becomes to find for hockey fans browsing for something to listen to. So far, there's been 11 reviews. I'd love to see that number doubled.

If you have any other comments or questions, let me know directly, I'd love to get an email from you.

Thanks for listening!

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    1. Podcasts are for that distraction on the elliptical/stairmaster. The longer the better ;P

    2. Darren would Fox have moved up in your ranking after that amazing performance at the U20 summer showcase?

    3. I don't have iTunes and I don't think my free pod app on my Samsung let's me post comments. but I enjoy your podcasts and have recommended them to my friends.