Episode 60 - Between Granny’s Legs

January 24, 2020

Episode 60 – Between Granny’s Legs

This week the lads (minus Dave) discuss all Steelers drum gate, their take on “You Can Play” weekend, NHL point system, All-Star weekend, training fights, climate change, and gritty attacks plus all the usual news, bit and features you have come to expect from the Door 14 Hockey podcast.

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#YouCanPlay Weekend

The lads discuss all the goings on around the EIHL’s inaugural YouCanPlay Pride weekend. It’s not been all sunshine and rainbows….

 

Premier Sports Onboard for Challenge Cup Final & Playoffs

The EIHL’s best and most patient friend, Premier Sports have come in as title sponsors of both the Challenge Cup Final and the Playoff Final Weekend.

 

Steelers Stop Banging The (away) Drums

After Glasgow Clan fans were too loud and had to be moved to the Sheffield arena’s upper tier – Steelers owner and League Chairman Tony Smith has gone on record as banning away fans from bringing drums and other instruments to games in the House of Steel.

 

Penalty Box

Former Giant Brendan Connolly was handed a 1 game ban for cross checking, while Blaze’s David Broll received 2 games for boarding, since the last podcast.

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Points Mean Prizes – The Right Points Though?

Does the points award system need a refresh in the NHL?

 

German National Player Sophie Kratzer Loses Battle With Cancer

Sad news that prolific German player Sophie Kratzer passes away at just 30 years of age, after a battle with cancer.

 

Blackhawks Practice Brawl

It seems that all is not rosy in Chicago, as Johathan Toews and Duncan Keith seemed to get into it at practice this week.

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In Russia, Putin Comes To Play Hockey

But…there’s a purpose, as Vladamir Putin is invited to see how the changing climate is having an impact on outdoor hockey – even in the High Arctic.

 

Gritty’s Fall From Grace?

News broke this week that Philly’s viral sensation mascot may be in hot water after an alleged incident with a young fan.

 

Good Guy Dumba Is Good Guy

Matt Dumba of the Minnesota Wild proved just how cool he is with this act of kindness after a game.

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It’s that time in the show where we want to share a player, a goal or a game that we thought was outstanding this week and you get to vote!

 

Marty took ANOTHER win last time

 

John is now convinced that he’s being stitched up…..

 

Check out this week’s nominations and remember to vote via Twitter!

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Marty[/ultimate_heading]

4 wins

The Coventry Blaze – For the way in which they have approached the #EIHLPrideWeekend and leading by example.

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Dave[/ultimate_heading]

2 wins

None for Dave this time.

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John[/ultimate_heading]

0 wins

With a quiet period in the EIHL, John heads to Nashville and Fillip Forsberg for his lacrosse goal – only the second scored in the NHL’s history!

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Aaron[/ultimate_heading]

1 win

Aaron goes off-piste with his nomination and goes with Belfast’s own top notch graphic designer and wallpaper Wednesday provider, Matthew Harvey.
Check out some of Matthews work on his Instagram and on Twitter.

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The Fans[/ultimate_heading]

3 wins

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It’s a triple for Mark (@HotdogPens67 on Twitter) this time as he asks us about the NHL All Star Weekend and if it’s just a tired distraction from the regular season, asks us to comment on the Challenge Cup Final location after some chat from Steeler and Panther fans on social media AND asks about that situation between the Flames and the Jets…

 

Finally, we want to give a big shoutout to new Canadian Giants’ follower and fan Stuart Walter, who has been engaging with everyone over the last week or so – including us. We urge you all from across the league to get to know him and explain what it is about the EIHL and our teams that keeps us coming week after week. In the mean time, keep an eye on his blog which has been excellent so far, and especially check out his hot takes on the Pride Weekend and how raising matters like LGBTQ+ and equality in sport is indeed a key aspect and responsibility of our amazing sport.

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ABC’s of Hockey

What did you think? Got something you think we missed? Got an opinion on something we already have? What do you make of our predictions for the season?Let us know, we want to hear it!!

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