Sunday, August 20, 2017

FF80F Podcast: Episode 18 - Flames vs. Oilers, Vital Players, Camp Storylines, Alternate Lines

It's always enjoyable spending some time with the big man, TSN's Jermain Franklin. He recently joined me in-studio to talk Calgary Flames and look ahead to the 2017-18 season. After all, four weeks away is the start of the NHL pre-season.

Hope you enjoy the off-season listen. Hockey talk doesn't stop. Not in August. Not ever.

Episode 18 - August 20, 2017  (1:30:15 running time)

A segment-by-segment breakdown:

0:00 - Introduction
  • Recalling the uh-oh from the last Haynes-Franklin podcast
  • Parts of Las Vegas that thankfully stay in Las Vegas

12:57 - Segment 1 - Battle of Alberta
  • Can Calgary finish ahead of the Oilers?
  • The $21 million 'would-you-rather' question

25:00 - Segment 2 - Three Vital Players
  • Which players could play the biggest role in team's success or failure

43:16 - Segment 3 - Training Camp Lookahead
  • Three storylines that we'll each be watching for 

57:00 - Segment 4 - Plan 'B' Line Combinations
  • What if all four lines had to be different? We get out our line blender.

1:08:41 - Segment 5 - Listener Q&A

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    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.

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    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 17 (August 6, 2017) - Unveiling the top 20 prospects with Aaron Vickers
    • 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

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    1. Always love listening Darren.

      What are the odds we might see you sit down with Peter Maher in a future podcast? Would love it!