DKM Hockey Podcast

Thursday, November 28, 2013

To Catch A Predator

That's an amazing title considering the 4-0 drubbing the Blue Jackets endured at Nationwide Arena last night. It also may be the best part about this blog post. You see, due to Thanksgiving traveling, I didn't even watch the game. I was in a hotel just North if Chicago, and due to the lovely technology that my iPad, WiFi and a Sling Box bring, I DID have the capability to watch the game from my DVR.  Here's how it went though.  We got in really late, I was pretty tired, and before I muster the energy to get all that set up, I wanted to make sure the players were planning to muster energy against the Preds. You know how this story ends.

I decided to take my twitter time line back to 7pm Eastern and "watch" the game 'twitter style'. I've done this before, and it's actually quite fun. I follow over 200 dedicated Blue Jackets fans and media, so it's a fun and emotional mix of how the game is going. I wanted to get a sense for which of the bipolar Jackets were going to show up. I quickly learned that it was more "EDM" and less "TOR". I guess I should thank them for saving me 2.5 hrs last night and me being even more tired this morning...

Since I did get a really good night of sleep, I woke up this morning with a fresh mind ready to come up with catchy blog post titles. I came up with "To Catch A Predator", and here we are. No game recap, no insight to anything really. Just a cool title and a rather lame blog post. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

According to my BiPolar Jackets schedule, we are due to blow out Edmonton 5-0 tomorrow night. Can't wait!

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Six Degrees of Vinny Prospal #SDVP

I can't explain why this hasn't already been a "thing", but you can at least feel happy now that it's out there and we can all enjoy it. This idea came to me yesterday, and I spent the entire day coming up with players to try and link to Vinny within 6 teammates. I couldn't wait to share it with others as I just don't think enough people are talking about Vinny Prospal these days...

To start with, I hope the title is enough of an explanation for how to play.  If you need a little refresher, here is the wikipedia page for the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon". Instead of co-stars in movies we use teammates on a team. This works especially well for Vinny Prospal considering he came into the NHL in 1996 and has played for the Flyers, Senators, Panthers, Lightning, Ducks, Rangers and Blue Jackets. Are we all on the same page? Good, now let's play!

If you feel like challenging others via twitter, use the hashtag "#SDVP". One of the first challenges I gave for myself yesterday was Mike Modano.  In somewhat of a surprise, my Prospal Number was 3.  It went like this:

1) In 2010, Mike Modano played for the Stars with Brad Richards
2) In 2012, Brad Richards played for the Rangers with Rick Nash
3) In 2011, Rick Nash played for the Blue Jackets with VINNY PROSPAL

Can anyone do it in 2?

Okay, now for my challenge.  What is the lowest amount of players you can link Vinny to Phil Kessel?
Use the comments of this post, or tweet it out with the tag "#SDVP".


Friday, November 1, 2013

DKM Hockey Podcast: Episode 23

DKM Hockey Podcast: Episode 23 - the search for episode 22!  Joe, John, and Morgan return for an LP session in Episode 23.  Episode 22 will forever be lost as a podcasting glitch.  These things happen.  The boys need answers about the team's consistency and they welcome Jeff Rimer to the first segment of the show.  Jeff's insight into the makeup of the CBJ dressing room and culture puts the boys at ease.  In the second segement, with Jeff Rimer covering many points to be covered later in the show, the boys return to the amature podcast status to discuss the CBJ Social Station experience and have some more fun with the CBJ Magic 8 ball.  Segment three is everyone's favorite - Being John Kempovich. 

Check out this episode!