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Welcome to The TSN Hockey Bobcast - an all-new, fan-focused podcast where Bob addresses your questions on hockey...and just about anything else.

 

Send your questions to bobcast@bellmedia.ca and TSN Hockey Insider might just answer them in future episodes.

 

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Season 2 Episode 20

 

0:00 Oh, Baby, welcome to the Post Stanley Cup Final/Pre-NHL Draft /Penultimate edition of the Bobcast.

2:55 Bob compares Alex Ovechkin’s Cup celebration to his own end-of-season celebration, outlines his fear of dropping dead on July 1st, and the perils of: Playing credit-card roulette; shooting fish in a barrel; airplane germs; viral plagues, and Ground Zero beneath men’s urinals at airport washrooms.

9:45 Bob outlines his method for compiling his TSN draft rankings, and claims not to be a “draft expert” but admits to stealing from his trusted panel of 10 “draft experts.”

15:05 Bob describes the “it only takes one” principal of the draft. Where a player not ranked in TSN’s top 93 players can still get taken in the first 3 rounds. On the flipside, when a pick starts to free fall on draft day, the reason is because teams that passed on him liked one player better, and “it only takes one.”

21:15 Bob describes a trend that is developing with this year’s draft and outlines how the 1-3-4 principle has been blown up.  Now it is a 1-2-6 or 7 or 8 or 9 layering, with every player in TSN’s top 12 getting at least one top five ranking from the panel.

29:20 A listener asks “Bobby Hackenweeze” who the Habs should draft. Bob states that the Habs at No. 3 is where the draft gets interesting, and Jesperi Kotkaniemi would no longer be considered an off the board pick there.

33:30 A listener proposes a trade for the Senators where they would move up to No. 2. Bob says that he doesn’t foresee Ottawa moving up to 2, but moving down in the draft is also a possibility they could explore.

36:20 A listener asks Bob the chances of Filip Zadina playing in the NHL next year.

40:25 Bob answers some questions on the 4 big defensemen available in the draft and pleads guilty to the tree-murdering spree that happens to support his paper-filled desk.

46:47 A listener asks Bob about Adam Boqvist’s defensive ability and where he thinks Boqvist will be playing next year.

52:01 Bob takes some questions on Guelph’s  Ryan Merkley and takes a deep dive into his status.  Bob outlines what he has heard from scouts regarding his ranking and whether maturity, or lack thereof, will be his fatal flaw.

1:05:10 A listener responds to Fred Bates’ Vegas diatribes.

1:07:28 A listener recommends Apache Warrior for Bob.

1:09:24 A listener sends Bob a picture of the 1984 University of Manitoba’s Men’s hockey team, that includes assistant coach Barry Trotz.

1:11:55 Bob shelves the team-related questions and decides to answer them in a “Mini-Bobcast” on Monday or Tuesday from Vegas. (Show-notes requires a Mini-Bottle from the Duty Free, although I’m dubious Bob will actually follow through the unscheduled mini-Bobcast).  Bob also explains his frozen Margarita recipe and how the occasion determines the amount of tequila used.

  • Jun 14

    TSN Hockey Bobcast with Bob McKenzie

    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 20

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie looks ahead to the 2018 NHL Draft, dives into his rankings, takes your Draft-related questions, and deals with some listener feedback.

  • Jun 4

    TSN Hockey Bobcast with Bob McKenzie

    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 19

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie gives some Netflix recommendations from the road, discusses the Penguins’ level of respect for Marc-André Fleury, players hitting with their backside like the Brayden McNabb hit on Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s future in Arizona.

  • May 17

    TSN Hockey Bobcast with Bob McKenzie

    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 18

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie discusses Ryan O'Reilly’s future in Buffalo, if Lou Lamoriello could end up with the New York Islanders, John Carlson’s contract status, and deals with some listener feedback.

  • May 4

    TSN Hockey Bobcast with Bob McKenzie

    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 17

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie looks back on the NHL Draft Lottery, discusses Sean Couturier playing with a torn MCL, Tom Wilson’s hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese, and deals with some listener feedback.

  • Apr 20

    TSN Hockey Bobcast with Bob McKenzie

    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 16

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie has some fun with the NHL Draft Lottery simulator, discusses his candidates for some of the NHL Awards, the Brad Marchand and Leo Komarov incident, and talks about James van Riemsdyk’s future with the Maple Leafs.

  • Apr 6

    TSN Hockey Bobcast with Bob McKenzie

    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 15

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie discusses his recent trip to New York, the Sedin twins retiring and their legacy, Hart Trophy candidates, and takes your questions.

  • Mar 23

    TSN Hockey Bobcast with Bob McKenzie

    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 14

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie discusses how the league is changing the review process for goalie interference, Lou Lamoriello’s future with the Maple Leafs, and breaks down salary cap recapture penalties with respect to Shea Weber’s contract.

  • Mar 9

    TSN Hockey Bobcast with Bob McKenzie

    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 13

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob embraces Mail-It-In March by discussing some of his proudest moments in the business, his lack of fashion sense, and some of his favourite rinks.

  • Feb 22

    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - TradeCentre Edition

    Darren and Pierre join Bob on The TSN Hockey Bobcast

    In Season 2 - Episode 12 of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie is joined in-studio by fellow Insiders Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun to look back on past Trade Deadlines, share some stories and discuss what each Canadian team might be thinking ahead of Monday.

  • Feb 9

    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - TradeCentre Edition

    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - TradeCentre Edition

    In a special marathon TradeCentre edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, Bob McKenzie breaks down every NHL team’s needs and how they might be addressed ahead of the NHL trade deadline.