Welcome to The TSN Hockey Bobcast - an all-new, fan-focused podcast where Bob addresses your questions on hockey...and just about anything else.
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This week's rundown on The Bobcast:
0:00 Opening - And are we a new golden age of hockey? Why you shouldn't read into anything two weeks in.
4:00 Bob's trip to NBC and the NHL head office in New York, with a shout out to Ed Olczyk.
5:30 How does Bob work when he's sleep deprived? How much does he need to get by? Also, Bob's most recent hotel stay was one for the ages.
22:20 Bob's thoughts on the Pittsburgh Penguins visiting the White House, the fallout from his answer on The Quiz and the 'stick to sports' argument.
44:15 Bob discusses the cost of playing hockey and if there's a diversity issue in the game.
51:50 The John Tavares saga and the chances that the Islanders' franchise player re-signs or moves on.
57:15 Can the Sens weather the injury storm? How will the Atlantic Division look this season?
103:50 What are the chances of the VGK being a contender over the next few years? What are their expectations for Malcolm Subban?
108:40 Bob's early thoughts on the Canadiens trading Mikhail Sergachev to Tampa for Jonathan Drouin
109:57 The ups and downs of maintaining high-level goaltending in the NHL.
113:30 Bob to fans: When it comes to teams, cheer for whoever the hell you want - geography be damned.
115:00 Bob looks at this season's rookie crop in the NHL.
119:00 Where does Bob see Nico Hischier going this season and in the long-term?
122:10 Has the perception changed regarding some of the top picks in the 2016 draft?
125:00 The case for a shorter training camp.
127:25 Why did Bob choose 'All Tore Up' by The Hip as his opening song to The Bobcast?
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In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie discusses the Pittsburgh Penguins visiting the White House, being woken up at 3AM in his hotel room, the expectations for some of this year’s rookies in the NHL, and the opening track of The Bobcast.
The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 1
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The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Episode 18
In the season finale, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie talks about Chicago's handling of the salary cap, NCAA hockey vs. CHL hockey, answers some listener feedback and gives some book recommendations before signing off for the summer.
The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Episode 17
In Episode 17 of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie talks about the NHL Expansion Draft, the origin of his “Original Hockey Insider” moniker, and is joined by two special guests.
The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Episode 16
In Episode 16 of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie talks about Ilya Kovalchuk's return to the NHL, the Calgary Flames goalie situation, and answers some listener questions on the NHL Draft.
The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Episode 15
In Episode 15 of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie talks about the top prospects in this year’s NHL Draft, challenging offsides, and the potential of mandatory full facial protection in the NHL.
The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Episode 14
In Episode 14 of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie talks about the Tampa Bay Lightning’s cap situation, how he “motivated” Wayne Gretzky in the 1993 NHL Playoffs series against the Maple Leafs, and the idea of Josh Ho-Sang having a shot at Rookie of the Year next season.
The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Episode 13
In Episode 13 of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie talks about slashing in the NHL, rookie of the year candidates and gives props to Dave Chappelle.
The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Episode 12
In the St. Patrick’s Day edition of the Bobcast, Bob recounts fond memories of the impact his Dad’s Irish heritage had on his upbringing, discusses some of the podcasts he likes to tune in to, and tackles listener questions rapid-fire style.
The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Episode 11
In Episode 11 of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey insider Bob McKenzie talks about the Kevin Shattenkirk trade, the Maple Leafs acquiring Eric Fehr, and answers some rapid-fire questions.