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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 9 Show Notes

0:00 The "Welcome to 2018" edition of the Bobcast. Bob is taking a trip to "Dry Island" and the stocks of several California Vineyards are plummeting. Bob explains the perils of working with colleagues (Quizmaster) who spend their day coughing and hacking yet think they are never sick simply because they never take a sick day (Quizmaster), and his love of handshakes, except the warm and sweaty handshakes.

7:22 Bob sends best wishes to Pierre McGuire for a speedy recovery from prostate cancer.

9:30 Bob outlines his holiday Netflix binge including Season 4 of Peaky Blinders, The Crown, Godless, Dave Chappelle's stand-up specials, and Fauda. Bobby Spotify stumbles upon two 2017 albums that evaded his radar: Sad Clowns and Hillbillies by John Mellencamp and Chris Stapleton's From a Room Volume 2.

15:25 Bob does his wrap-up of the World Junior Tournament and answers listener's questions regarding the awful attendance.

29:30 Bob answers a listener’s question about interviewing junior players as soon as they are cut.

34:40 Bob answers a listener’s question whether Hockey Canada will go to a full-time national junior team coach.

37:05 A listener asks how play-by-play announcers memorize all of the names and numbers for multiple teams for multiple games.

38:35 Bob discusses the upcoming Olympics and answers listener questions regarding why no CHL players were named to Canada's Olympic Team, and how Canada's World Junior team would have fared as an Olympic entry.

41:48 Will the Universe implode if the Oilers win the draft lottery? Succinct answer: YES

42:30 Bob discusses why he is surprised the Oilers were in 28th and not surprised Winnipeg were 3rd.

46:20 A nameless Canucklehead wants to know what Vancouver's plans will be for the trade deadline.

48:30 A listener asks what the Senators' options are with Dion Phaneuf and Bobby Ryan.

51:35 A coded named Habs fan asks about the market for Tomas Plekanec.

53:55 Bob responds to a listener question regarding Mike Babcock's decisions on the playing time of Roman Polak and the lack of power play time for Auston Matthews.

1:00:05 A listener wants Bob's thoughts regarding the possibility of Drew Doughty becoming a Leaf.

1:02:05 A Flyer fan wants to know the odds of Wayne Simmonds staying in Philly.

1:04:47 A Penguin fans wants to know how how secure Jim Rutherford's job is? Succinct answer: SECURE

1:06:20 DJ Bobby Mac plays some listener songs that stop you in your tracks including: The Idiot by Stan Rogers, Joe Bachman's A Soldier's Memoir, Holes in the Floor of Heaven by Steve Wariner, Little Bones by The Hip, live bootleg version of "TheKillerWhaleTank" by The Hip, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, Turn the Page by Bob Seger, and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes with Love on the Wrong Side of Town.

(Editors note: correct answer is still Jump Around by House of Pain)

1:31:30 Bob says his 2018 bucket list includes introducing Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes on stage, seeing Springsteen on Broadway and getting back on the Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show.

  • Jan 12

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    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 9

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie talks about New Year’s resolutions, takes your hockey-related questions, and plays some songs that make listeners stop in their tracks.

  • Dec 29

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    The TSN Hockey Bobcast: Best of 2017

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie shares some of his favourite moments from past episodes in a ‘Best Of’ Edition of the Bobcast.

  • Dec 15

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    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 7

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie looks ahead to the World Juniors, deals with some listener feedback, and discusses hockey coverage in Canada.

  • Dec 1

    TSN Hockey Bobcast with Bob McKenzie

    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 6

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie looks ahead to the World Juniors, the 2018 Winter Olympics, and gives his recommendations for TV Shows that are worth binge-watching.

  • Nov 17

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    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 5

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie discusses how good the Tampa Bay Lightning really are, shares a story about Pat Burns, answers your hockey related questions, and explains why he received a six-game suspension from men’s league hockey.

  • Nov 3

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    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 4

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie deals with some listener feedback, shares his music recommendations, and answers your hockey related questions.

  • Oct 20

    Gord Downie

    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 3

    In this edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie pays tribute to the great Gord Downie, discusses some of the Tragically Hip’s music and its influence, and shares some of the conversations he had with Gord.

  • Oct 7

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    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 2

    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.

  • Sep 21

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    The TSN Hockey Bobcast - Season 2 - Episode 1

    In the preseason edition of the TSN Hockey Bobcast, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie shares some stories from the summer, talks about his trip to California, checking out the US Open, and takes your questions.

  • Sep 13

    Lou Lamoriello

    THE BOBCAST - NHL GM EDITION: Lou Lamoriello

    TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie sits down with Maple Leafs' GM Lou Lamoriello. Lamoriello talks at length about the team's biggest off-season acquisition in Patrick Marleau and how he'll fit in with the club as well as his expectations for the young Leafs this year.