Tag: Montreal

Perception of P.K. Subban and Fast and Furious 1 & 2

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On the podcast this week Arune Singh is back on with me to talk about the first two movies in the Fast and Furious franchise, but before we got into that we needed to talk about P.K. Subban, his personal success, and the perception of him around the NHL.

With the hockey stuff out of the way, we got into two movies from the early 2000’s that frankly, aren’t very good, but spawned a powerhouse franchise. What about them was so special that people were compelled to keep coming back?

Episode 9 – Eric Engels

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On today’s podcast Sportsnet’s Eric Engels joins the show to talk about the Montreal Canadiens post trade deadline and coaching change.

For a good portion of the podcast Eric and I discuss Max Pacioretty’s evolution as a hockey player and a leader, and what that means for the Canadiens going forward.

We also talk about why the Habs’ powerplay still looks awful, why Alexei Emelin keeps getting chances to play, whether Charles Hudon will get the chance he’s earned, and why Eric is wrong about pecan pie.

Episode 8 – Steve Dangle

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This week I felt like talking about the Toronto Maple Leafs, so it was time to bring on Steve Dangle and attempt to stay on topic. From Filppula refusing to be traded to the Maple Leafs, to the trials and tribulations of Morgan Rielly, we looked at all the issues currently surrounding Toronto’s least successful professional sports franchise.

We also talked a little Habs and Lightning, if you’re interested in that.

Trade Deadline, P.K. Subban, and John Wick 2

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Arune Singh joins me once again, and originally we were going to talk about Fox’s X-Men movies this week, but since Logan came out and I haven’t seen it yet, we felt it wouldn’t be right to do it without being completist.

I did however, see John Wick 2, so that’s the topic for this week’s podcast.

Before we got int that though, we had to touch on the firing of Michel Therrien and hiring of Claude Julien, the trade deadline, and the return of P.K. Subban to the Bell Centre.

After a few minutes of hockey, we get right into the John Wick 2 analysis. Beware: Here lie spoilers.

Episode 6 – Mike Johnson and Leadership

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It’s a short one this week because he’s a busy man, but former NHL player and current NHL Network analyst Mike Johnson joins the podcast to talk about some issues in hockey and hockey coverage.

Mike and I discuss one of the hotter topics in Montreal over the last couple seasons, the issue of leadership and how that’s covered in the media. Is Max Pacioretty a good  leader now? Was he a bad leader before? How much does the media know about what actually goes on in locker rooms.

Further to that point, we talk about how much locker room chemistry actually impacts performance, and whether leaders are that important in general.

From there, we talked about how analytics might be implemented for players through coaching and preparation, and asked whether that could mess with the heads of players.

We couldn’t get to questions from listeners today because of the time Mike had available, but he did give out a couple Netflix suggestions.

Episode 5 – Arune Singh and Comics

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After a couple weeks off to enjoy the holidays, the podcast is back with special guest Arune Singh, former executive director of TV communications for Marvel, and current VP of marketing for BOOM Studios.

Arune is a Habs fan from Toronto now living in Los Angeles, so of course we had to talk about the Montreal Canadiens this season, the trade of P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators, and feelings about the team going forward.

From there we moved on from hockey to talk comics, touching on Arune’s history with Marvel and love of DC, as well as adaptations from page to screen, small and big.

We debate 90’s cartoons, Fast and the Furious, and our favourite comic runs, before getting into your questions, Netflix suggestions and tips for comics to pick up.

Episode 4 – Brian Wilde and hockey stories

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On the last episode of the podcast of 2016 (I’m taking a break for the holidays) I have CTV’s Brian Wilde on to talk hockey, movies, and politics.

We’ll get into the Montreal Canadiens so far this season, including an argument we had on twitter about whether Michel Therrien has been ‘flawless’ this season.

After the hockey stuff, we transition into politics and the Black Lives Matter movement, and what we could see during a Donald Trump presidency.

Of course, we end up the show with movie and TV suggestions, alongside an epic story from Brian about Wayne Gretzky.