The Power Play Podcast
In the summer of 2013, I was approached by the Lightning's Director of Digital Content about hosting a weekly podcast for the team website. I loved the idea as we could not only provide some weekly content to the site, but the shows could be repurposed in our games or weekly radio shows.
We did more than 100 episodes through the end of the 2017-18 season. I've whittled down the list to 59 episodes for your listening pleasure. So take a break from the political talk and the repetitive music, and dig into some classic podcasts.
Anthony Cirelli Another diamond in the rough discovered by former GM Steve Yzerman and Director of Amateur Scouting Al Murray, this 3rd round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry draft surprisingly went undrafted in the OHL yet became a clutch player in the Memorial Cup. Cirelli would be a pleasant surprise addition late in the 2017-18 season, as this 2018 episode covers the tremendous potential Cirelli has even today.
Paul Ysebaert The veteran winger appeared to be winding down his NHL career when the Chicago Blackhawks traded him to Tampa Bay in March 1995. But when head coach Terry Crisp insisted on having a team captain at the start of the 1995-96 season, Ysebaert became the first captain in Lightning history, helping the team make it to its first playoff appearance in 1996.
2011 Eastern Conference Final With the Lightning squaring off against the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, many fans quickly thought back to the Lightning's surprise run to the 2011 Eastern Conference Final. Even though the Bruins prevailed, the playoff run strengthened the team's fan base under new ownership and management, and provided the first NHL playoff experience for future core leaders in Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman.
RIP NHL in the ATL In the 1970's, the Flames were the right kind of team at the wrong time. In the early 2000's, the Thrashers were the wrong kind of team at the right time. After striking out twice, would Atlanta ever get a 3rd chance at the NHL or any kind of pro hockey? Special guest Dan Kamal, the former voice of the Thrashers, joined us with his two cents in this episode from 2017.
Chief & Espo-- Part Two More stories, more red wine, more insanity from these two incredible personalities and players! This episode from April 2016 features some side-splitting recollections including the legendary tale of Bobby Orr kidnapping Espo from Mass General Hospital.
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