NEW: From The Heart – Hockey Podcast

Everyone does it. They say that podcasting is the new blogging. Not for this cowboy! Since writing is a pass time that I love, you won’t see me abandon this blog any time soon. But to keep up with the trend, I have partnered up with a good friend of mine from Las Vegas, Sylvain (or Sly) and decided to launch (you guessed it) a podcast. As many of you already know, I am a fairly regular panelist on Hockey Sans Limites, a French podcast doing pre-game shows and a weekly 2 ½ hour show on Sunday nights. Podcasting is nothing new to me although I’ve never had to take care of the technical aspect of it. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that I won’t mess up too badly. Those familiar with HSL will also know that Sly is also a regular panelist on that podcast too, something that we are both looking forward to continue doing.

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Slap Shot – The Hanson Brothers

In part-one of this two-parts article, we looked at the impact of French Canadian goaltender Denis Lemieux on the classic movie Slap Shot. While Denis had a huge impact on the movie, none had a bigger impact than the Hanson brothers. Seeing the team sink into mediocrity, player-coach Reggie Dunlop (played by Paul Newman) asked the General Manager to get him some players. The cheap GM, likely following orders from the owner, got him some players alright. Three brothers who fit right in to the 1970’s style of hockey displayed by the Big Bad Boston Bruins and the Broadstreet Bullies Philadelphia Flyers.

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