James and Luke are back with HockeyProspect.com’s Brad Allen to discuss next week’s NHL draft and the players that YOUR Ottawa Senators could be taking. How much should you be panicking? We will tell you! Worried? You will be! Topics in this episode include:
– Quinton Byfield: How much seasoning does he need? – Should the Senators take Yaroslav Askarov 3rd overall or 5th overall? – Why do scouts love Jake Sanderson?
In this episode, James and Luke interview Brad Allen of hockeyprospect.com about the 1st round of the upcoming draft. Discussions include:
– Tim Stuetzle vs. Quinton Byfield
– Marco Rossi vs. Jack Quinn
– How good is Alexis Lafreniere really?
– Possible spicy first round picks
– Possible bland and mild first round picks
– Brady Tkachuk
– Yaroslav Askarov
– How big is this draft for Ottawa really?
Luke and Varada talk about a few Sens and Sens-adjacent issues, like Phaneuf’s recent buy-out, Chris Wideman’s eternal regret, and Erik Karlsson’s potential return, before talking about the Raptors and basketball for a much longer amount of time.
It’s the first night of the NHL playoffs, and the day after the draft lottery. It’s time for us to check in with our feelings and decide, once and for all, if Brady Tkachuk is our Supervisor. (He is.) We also talk about the New Jersey Devils, Carolina Hurricanes, Brian Gibbons and Alex Ovechkin, who are roughly as good as one another, Logan Brown’s dad, and tailgating at a Lions game.
Go behind the glitz(?) and glamour of the high stakes world of small market hockey blogging with your increasingly less popular hosts Varada, Steve and James. In this episode they take on the topics that are currently plaguing the Sensphere. Should Ottawa transition from “Goalie Graveyard” to “Team That Finally Has a Good Goalie After Years of Searching So Let’s Trade Him”? What’s to be done with the Ted and Judy’s Methot’s son? If he’s shipped out will Erik Karlsson develop similar chemistry with the pile of Hungry Man Dinners that replaces him? ONLY TIME WILL TELL. Speaking of time, you hosts courageously attempt to predict what will happen to the Senators in the latter half of the season. We apologize that it will render your viewing experience pointless as the outcome of the 2014-15 will be accurately explained in full. As always, we answer your question in the beloved Talk To The Audience segment.
Your favourite Cyber Badboys are back in the latest, greates—uhh MOST RECENT episode of the Scotchcast.
Join them as they go on a spiritual journey and discuss edgy Senators-related topics of the day. In what has been described as their STEAMIEST (citation needed) episode yet, these legendary (citation needed) bloggers take on:
– Expectations for the team this season in the garbage dump East
– Their player picks for potential breakout seasons, flameout seasons or BOTH (Controversy, She Wrote!)
– Thoughts on the new Supporters Section at the Tires.com Arena
and of course they answer YOUR questions in the Talk To The Audience Segment (Special SexXxy Edition)
Oh, and a special mystery houseguest (It’s Uncle Euge)
The Spezza trade. (Did you know Spezza was traded? We didn’t until this podcast was being recorded. We still don’t know where he was traded, or for what, but we feel totally comfortable calling a winner and loser before anyone’s played any hockey.)
Bobby Ryan’s contract negotiation, or LACK THEREOF (*foreboding gong noise*).
The fact that nobody likes the team anymore and hockey sort of sucks now. (Opinions are Twitter’s own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of WTYKY or its parent corporation.)
How painfully uncool Sens marketing campaigns are, and predictions for the 2014-2015 rallying cry. (Hint: it’s in the title.)
After a post-Olympic dry spell, the world’s most beloved and least popular Ottawa Senators podcast, the WTYKY Scotchcast returns!
Thanks to my being the Pascal LeClaire of the recording arts, Varada, Steve and I recorded a podcast chock full of delicious technical problems rendering it virtually unlistenable. Great engineering job, me! …You know what, it’s probably just as well as Varada brought over a bottle of some scotch I’d never heard of from India (birthplace of SCOTCH!) and things got….in a word, messy. No, really, even by our standards it was messy. I don’t remember huge portions of it. What’s important is that I deleted it. Oh you’re not getting off that easy…we re-did it.
It’s with mixed emotions that I announce that Varada could not attend the re-recording session as he will be off reprising his role as Magical Mister Mephistopheles in an off-off-off-off Broadway production of Andrew Dice Weber’s Cats this summer at the Soulja Boi Centre for the Performing Arts in Butte, Montana this summer. Get tickets here! Break a leg, V! (Seriously, teach you to miss our Scotchcast re-record).
Spoiler Alert: Steve and James talk about Jason Spezza…and…I think Edward Furlong comes up at one point…what eeeeeelse… oh, we take YOUR questions in the latest installment of “Talk to the Audience.” Enjoy!
James and Varada return uninvited to your minidisc player OR WHO KNOWS WHAT PERSONAL LISTENING DEVICE in part 1 of a 2 part series. They share what they think are their authoritative views on Canada’s all-men Olympic hockey squadron.
Enjoy and stay tuned for part 2. Well, that is if I somehow manage to avoid suffering a complete mental collapse while trying to sort out the mysterious technical issues that are currently stopping the MUCH ANTICIPATED part 2 from working…maybe it will never work…at this point I’m not sure. I actually woke up at 4:30am because I couldn’t sleep because it’s bothering me so much (not joking!). Anyway, it’s now 6:30am and I managed to get part 1 to work. What I’m saying here is, I’m having a great day! Anyway, don’t you worry about any of that. What’s important is that you enjoy part one while I go cry in the dark, fully clothed under an ice cold shower.