In our latest episode of Celly in Seattle, we welcome Ben Baldwin of The Athletic Seattle (
@guga31bb on Twitter) to talk about the upcoming Seattle NHL team and his beloved Washington Capitals.
Celly in Seattle is a hockey podcast hosted by Seattle Sin Bin writers Doug Mellon, Rebeca Moloney, and Sean Clement. Our goals with this podcast are to keep you updated on Seattle NHL news and to help grow the love of hockey in Seattle before the puck drops in 2020.
Here’s what we covered this week.
Tacoma News Tribune Article Rant - 01:00
Last week, an article in the Tacoma News Tribune argued that Oak View Group is using the NHL to try and fill the void left by the Seattle Supersonics. The author also questions whether a new arena can support both the NBA and the NHL at the same time. We kicked off the podcast by talking about why he’s wrong about everything.
Vegas is loving some hockey. Will it be like that in Seattle? Or is there something else going on? queries sports editor @DarrinBeene— Tacoma News Tribune (@thenewstribune) May 8, 2018
Local Hockey Shoutouts (WHL, BCHL, WWFHA) - 08:40
Unfortuately, the Everett Silvertips are facing elimination... but on the other hand, Seattle Sin Bin writer Dan Morse got to hang out with Seahawks legend Walter Jones during a Silvertips game this week!
Want to thank my guy, @danmorse314 from @SeattleSinBin and @sonicsrising for writing this piece about me and my @WHLsilvertips experience. Please support local writers and give him a follow!#GoTips. https://t.co/S4SCmHTr88— WALTER JONES (@BigWalt71) May 10, 2018
Shout out to the Winnachee Wild on winning the Doyle Cup! On the pod, we talked about the BCHL and the upcoming Royal Bank Cup.
The Western Washington Female Hockey Association is raising funds for their girls hockey scholarship! Be sure to donate and help make hockey more affordable for girls in the Seattle area.
#GiveBIG to girls' hockey to help build WWFHA's scholarship program and #GrowTheGame ! #girlshockey #womenshockey #wwfha - https://t.co/rAjilq9O3E pic.twitter.com/ixX7tExwum— Washington Wild (@WWFHA) May 9, 2018
Ben Baldwin Interview - 30:34
Ben Baldwin of The Athletic joined us to talk about how he started following hockey, his Washington Capitals fandom, and obligatory Seattle NHL team name and color speculation. We also tried to figure out the best Seattle goal song.
What is your vote for @NHLSeattle_'s goal song for the 2020 season? We will be talking this and more on the next Celly in Seattle. #NHLSeattle— Sean (@SeanFromSeabeck) May 9, 2018
Listener Questions - 55:49
We love answering your questions!
who is the greatest hockey player of all time and why is it Evgeny Kuznetsov?— Ben Baldwin (@guga31bb) May 8, 2018
Explain on the pod who John Scott is and why you like him, @DougieMellon. All I know is that there was something with an All-Star game and the NHL tried to shame him in to not going.— Rebecca (@RebeccaBMoloney) May 8, 2018
That’s MY @CellyinSeattle question!
Do goalies matter?— Mike (@SeahawkScout) May 8, 2018
Which was more impressive, SB48 or the caps beating the pens in 7— (future) MDrobot (@HDr0bot) May 8, 2018
Do you think there's any chance we see either local WHL team get full tv coverage next year? None of the selective games stuff, we want it all!— Brandon Bryan (@BrandonBryan21) May 8, 2018
How expensive would it be to set up more ice sheets? Nearest ice sheet to me is an hour away, and I want my boy to grow up wearing skates as often as he wears shoes. Thurston county needs a sheet.— Brandon Bryan (@BrandonBryan21) May 8, 2018
Three Stars - 1:21:20
Ben, Doug, and Rebecca ended the podcast with our Three Stars (our favorite hockey people/moments) of the week.
Keep sending us questions to answer on the pod! We love talking hockey with you.
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