Monday, October 09, 2017

FF80F Podcast: Episode 20 - 2017-18 Preview with Steinberg Including Bold Predictions

Hockey is getting close now -- Penticton rookie tournament starts on Friday -- and to get you amped up, Flames PostMedia beat writer Wes Gilbertson stopped by Studio 29 for a chat. Wes is around the team all the time and he provides his thoughts on some of the topics of the day.

Episode 20 - October 7, 2017  (1:27:23 running time)

A segment-by-segment breakdown:

0:00 - Introduction
  • 'Nerdy' Pat talks about his fake radio show as a kid and how he got into the biz
  • Podcast for hire! Are you interested in sponsoring the podcast/website and building up some exposure for your business? Contact me.

13:15 - Segment 1 - Line-up Discussion
  • Now that Jagr has arrived, where does he slot and why
  • How might the lines evolve for the better over the season 

31:57 - Segment 2 - Bold Predictions 
  • Thoughts on goaltending and what might unfold
  • Season expectations for the Flames

Early morning at the 80-Feet Saddledome Studio
44:54 - Segment 3 - Over-Under
  • Points for Bennett, games for Jankowski
  • Gaudreau's finish in scoring race, healthy scratches for Brouwer

58:02 - Segment 4 - What-if Injury Scenarios
  • How might the roster evolve with losses at various positions
  • What if Giordano gets hurt? What about Hamonic? Smith?

1:09:25 - Segment 5 - Listener Q&A
  • Answering listener questions submitted to this Facebook posting

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 19 (September 4, 2017) - Talking Gulutzan and Penticton with Wes Gilbertson 
  • Episode 18 (August 20, 2017) - Flames vs. Oilers, camp preview with Jermain Franklin
  • 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

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 only 15 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 comment:

  1. Enjoyed the podcast and the Flames win in Anaheim. Except Brouwer was prominent in the game highlights for too many reasons: a couple giveaways, a couple tap-ins that he missed on that should have been gimeys and way too much ice time! I have been a Flames fan since 1984 and this is the first time I think the team has the horses to go deep into the playoffs, but this coach refuses to ice all the horses, instead he chooses to play players like Brouwer and Glass instead of Jankowski.