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We’re Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, Sean "Down Goes Brown" McIndoe of The Athletic and Ryan Lambert of Yahoo Sports and this is a hockey podcast, in the sense that we talk about hockey, both on the ice and about fan culture. That’s the “puck.” This is also a podcast about movies, TV, fast food, life lessons and general idiocy. That’s the “soup.” Unless you ordered the minestrone.

We’re Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, Sean "Down Goes Brown" McIndoe of The Athletic and Ryan Lambert of Yahoo Sports and this is a hockey podcast, in the sense that we talk about hockey, both on the ice and about fan culture. That’s the “puck.” This is also a podcast about movies, TV, fast food, life lessons and general idiocy. That’s the “soup.” Unless you ordered the minestrone.

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United States

Description:

We’re Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, Sean "Down Goes Brown" McIndoe of The Athletic and Ryan Lambert of Yahoo Sports and this is a hockey podcast, in the sense that we talk about hockey, both on the ice and about fan culture. That’s the “puck.” This is also a podcast about movies, TV, fast food, life lessons and general idiocy. That’s the “soup.” Unless you ordered the minestrone.

Twitter:

@Nerdist

Language:

English


Episodes

Did NHL Get Restart Right?

5/28/2020
The boys break down every aspect of the NHL's "return to play" plan, from training centers opening to the 24-team playoff (maybe?) format to the draft lottery to the NHL Awards. They discuss the Red Wings not firing their coach and the Sabres not firing their GM; the best aspects of "Rise of Skywalker"; and play a new game show on journeyman players!

Duration:01:55:45

The $25,000 Pierre-amid

5/21/2020
The boys discuss the proposed 24-team, conference-based playoff format, including potential matchups. Plus, the Toronto Six, when the NHL season should start, Akim Aliu, Pierre McGuire as Devils GM, The Snyder Cut, the COVID Cup and our latest and greatest game show segment, The $25,000 Pierre-amid, which is exactly what you think it is. Sponsored by Brooklinen!

Duration:01:48:07

No Fun League

5/14/2020
The boys talk about the 24-team playoff format and why it could work, the AHL cancels season, Brett Hull's "hockey's no fun" comments, our four formative video games, Boba Fett returns, the return of the Puck Soup Threesomes game show and O/U/F/LF breakfast cereals. Brought to you by Raycon!

Duration:01:27:03

Tank You Red Wings

5/7/2020
The boys discuss the NHL's plans for the draft, from the way it's set up for the Red Wings to the ruling on trades to whether this is a good idea or not. Plus, that horrible Brendan Leipsic apology, what to do with free agency, TSN's all-time Canadian teams, a O/U/F/LF on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and an incredible new game show called "Name Pat Falloon," our version of the classic "Leonard Maltin Game."

Duration:01:39:23

2010 NHL Draft, Revisited

4/30/2020
The boys take a trip back to 2010 to reexamine that season's NHL Draft, including reselecting the Top 10, the biggest busts and the notable trades. Also, we discuss that playoff plan that somehow put the Sabres in the postseason; players returning to training centers; the Blackhawks fire their president; that "salary cap exempt player" proposal; Blink-182's best song bracket; Dennis Rodman and hockey proxy; and an overrated/underrated/favorite/least favorite on sitcom dads!

Duration:01:55:20

Bad Contract Court

4/23/2020
The boys play prosecutor, defense attorney and judge in Salary Cap Court, ruling on questionable contracts for players ranging from Shea Weber to Brent Burns to Mitch Marner. Plus, we debate the June NHL Draft idea, the shifting of games to empty NHL arenas, the 2011 Bruins reunion, Gerard Gallant to the Devils, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and perfect movies, a mystery about "Back To The Future" is solved and an bit of nostalgia about wrestling theme songs. Sponsored by Raycon!

Duration:02:01:44

ProStars, Assemble!

4/16/2020
The boys talk about Greg's unfortunate luck with mascots, Gary Bettman, Alex Ovechkin vs. Wayne Gretzky on xBox, remembering Howard Finkel, Drew Doughty's comments, the salary cap headache and Bill Peters. Ryan and Sean face off in a quiz called "Was This an Actual ProStars Episode?" in honor of the new Michael Jordan doc. Plus, we dive deep into Keanu Reeves movies. Sponsored by Burrow!

Duration:01:36:55

Neutral Site Games, David Carle

4/9/2020
The boys discuss their wild ideas for NHL neutral site playoff games in places like North Dakota, and the challenges they present; Brian Burke's latest "barn fight"; the 68-game season solution for the playoffs; NHL H-O-R-S-E; the Boneyard Brawl and the Firefly Funhouse matches from WrestleMania; why celebrity game shows suck; the NHL as "Jurassic Park"; and an overrated/underrated/favorite/least favorite on game shows. Plus, University of Denver coach David Carle joins us to talk hockey and...

Duration:01:53:22

Rocky Sucks

4/2/2020
The boys dive into The Athletic's Top 100 sports movies of all-time and rerank a bit of it. Plus, the wacky answers in the NHLPA poll, Tuukka Rask's flatulence, where to get a hair cut, the future of the NHL Draft, players on Zoom and a quiz that asks "which team did this guy play for?" Sponsored by Raycon!

Duration:01:29:10

Best Team To Never Win Cup?

3/26/2020
The boys are back with the latest on hockey's coronavirus shutdown, including the Bruins' bad decisions, a wild draft lottery idea, the Memorial Cup cancelled and why the NHL needs to shut down its regular season now. Plus, our 16-team tournament to determine the best team that never won the Stanley Cup, how commercials have gotten weird and what we're binging.

Duration:01:37:13

The Great Playoff Debate

3/19/2020
The boys are back to talk about all the NHL season restart options on the table, life under quarantine, paying arena workers, Sean's travel nightmare, empty arena sports, video games we're playing and a contagious movie quiz. Sponsored by The Black Tux!

Duration:01:36:39

Viral Content

3/13/2020
The boys takes us through the timeline leading to the NHL's decision to "pause" its season for the coronavirus outbreak, the potential greatness of empty arena games, what the playoffs might end up looking like and more. Plus, ranking directors named Anderson, old timey radio, the Illuminati, and how we would program all-sports stations with no sports. Sponsored by Burrow and Away!

Duration:01:40:19

Don't Yell About the MVP

3/5/2020
Greg is out recovering from getting his wisdom teeth out, so Sean and Ryan are running the show this week. They talk about the annual GM meeting, their thoughts on the rule changes and salary cap changes. They also talk about who’s doing well and who’s struggling, the wild card race, questionable choices from Ottawa and they play a round of Real or Fake. Brought to you by Mack Weldon and The Black Tux!

Duration:01:35:56

EBUG Panic with Cat Silverman

2/27/2020
The boys discuss Emergency Backup Goaltender David Ayres and all the controversy his appearance against the Leafs created, and we get into that and other goalie talk with Cat Silverman of IN GOAL Magazine. That plus a full rundown of winners, losers and weird stuff from the trade deadline; how we did on our deadline bets; putting Ranch on your nachos, Chipotle ordering mayhem, farting on an airplane and more. Sponsored by Raycon E25 wireless earbuds!

Duration:01:52:45

Trade Deadline Gambles

2/20/2020
The boys break down what has happened and gamble on what will happen at the NHL trade deadline. Plus a raging debate about Bruce Boudreau's postseason prowess, Mike Bloomberg as enhancement talent, the Leafs panic, Air Force Stadium Series problems, what the Raleigh game looks like, Player Safety criticism, and when to and when not to "complain to the manager" for bad service.

Duration:01:32:31

Roasting Sedins

2/13/2020
The boys discuss the number retirement and legacy of the Sedin Twins, and Kevin Bieksa's perfect roast of them. Plus, the Jay Bouwmeester scare, the Penguins trade, debating the Blackhawks' future, bad injury news, salary cap weirdness, Sonic The Hedgehog, the Olympics mess and Jeremy Roenick gets fired. Sponsored by Away and Burrow!

Duration:01:27:25

Rage Against (Russian) Machine

2/7/2020
The boys discuss Alex Ovechkin's goal-scoring spree/Gretzky chase, the Buffalo Sabres' mess, surging Lightning, the Jack Campbell trade, Rage Against the Machine's legacy, and an awesome Oscars quiz that somehow incorporates both Leonardo DiCaprio and Beetlejuice.

Duration:01:35:19

Xavier Woods

1/30/2020
The boys welcome WWE superstar Xavier Woods to the show to talk hockey, wrestling and bar arcades. Plus the Matthew Tkachuk vs. Zack Kassian fallout, NHL All-Star Game ideas and reviews, the Seattle Kraken (which Ryan does not like), remembering Kobe Bryant, the trade deadline and the Super Bowl in Canada. Sponsored by Raycon!

Duration:01:49:01

Gritty Reboot, Ask Us Anything

1/24/2020
The boys discuss the police investigation into Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty, the Professional Hockey Writers midseason awards ballots, Ovechkin chasing 700, the strange world of the classic sitcom “Perfect Strangers” and a segment where you asked us anything and everything. Sponsored by AWAY!

Duration:01:36:36

League of Rats

1/16/2020
The boys discuss the stunning firings of Gerard Gallant in Vegas and Ray Shero in NJ, their replacements and what it all means; debate the state of goaltending in the NHL; discuss Matthew Tkachuk and the “rats” in hockey; break down the All-Star Game events; talk Nicklas Backstrom contract; and look at the Oscar nominations, but mostly talk about JOKER. Sponsored by Away!

Duration:01:50:15