NHL hockey is almost over and that sucks. On the bright side, we’ve got Celly in Seattle: Episode 7 to hold you over until Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final! John and Mike of Beast Pode joined us this week to talk about hockey and Seattle sports.
Here’s what we covered this week.
Stanley Cup Hypotheticals - 00:30
The Golden Knights were so unlucky in Game 4. We kicked off the podcast by speculating wildly about Game 5, our Conn Smythe picks, who will score the game winning goal.
We also talk about how to tell a clean hit from a dirty hit (looking at you, Tom Wilson).
Garth Snow and Doug Weight Fired - 26:00
In other NHL news, the firing of former Islanders GM Garth Snow and Head Coach Doug Weight made waves on hockey Twitter this week. We talked about why it’s such a big deal and what this means for Seattle.
Seattle NHL Team Name Alliteration Poll! - 34:25
Welcome to the tasteful gentlemen of Beast Pode! Together with John and Mike, we looked at this week’s poll asking if an alliterative name was important to the people of Seattle when considering an NHL team name. Here are the results!
We ended up getting a lot of interesting name suggestions on Twitter too.
Examples: Seattle Sockeye,— Ben Baldwin (@benbbaldwin) June 4, 2018
Squadron @NHLSeattle_— TNSTAAFL (@atwater2) June 4, 2018
Seattle Tsunami - Go big wave!— Zoe M. Harris (@ZoeMHarris) June 5, 2018
Sonics Rising’s own Taylor Bartle reminded us of one very superstitious reason to consider an aliterative name.
Sonics— Taylor Bartle (@TheTaylorBartle) June 5, 2018
Only one of these has 0 championships
Mike Gastineau’s Poll - 48:12
Mike Gastineau (or Gasman) of Seattle Sports Radio 950 KJR posted this poll on Twitter asking how women can impress men at the ballpark. We talked about why framing sports like this can be so frustrating to fans.
Listener Questions - 55:20
Thanks, as always, for sending in questions and things for us to talk about! We really appreciate it.
Which NHL team should never Seattle hockey fans root for for the next 2 years until the team gets here? (Besides the Caps)— Dan (@danmorse314) June 5, 2018
is a tennis ball yellow or green?— Ben Baldwin (@benbbaldwin) June 5, 2018
Potential uni color schemes...— John Costa (@big74dawg) June 6, 2018
What memes will arise from the ashes of Hockey Twitter, and will members from Seahawks Twitter stop contributing to Seahawks Twitter once they find a new sport?— The Troll (@karatemanchan37) June 5, 2018
What position would Marshawn have played on a hockey team?— Brandon Bryan (@BrandonBryan21) June 5, 2018
What aspects of hockey should we pump up to football fans to get them to try out hockey?— Brandon Bryan (@BrandonBryan21) June 5, 2018
If you missed last week’s episode, go check out our interview with Andy Cole of the Greater Seattle Hockey League! He has a lot of interesting things to say about playing hockey in Seattle.
Celly in Seattle is a hockey podcast hosted by Seattle Sin Bin writers Doug Mellon, Rebeca Moloney, and Sean Clement. We want to keep you updated on Seattle NHL news and help grow the love of hockey in Seattle before the puck drops in 2020.
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