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 Bob explains his quest for a "Bob-Clone" to help him with his December responsibilities and gives a rundown on the upcoming World Junior Tournament.
6:35 "Bobby Blood-Eagle" anoints this the "Let's get this podcast done as quickly as possible so I can watch the two-hour Season 5 premiere of Vikings edition” of the Bobcast.
8:40 Bob answers a listener's question about the quality of the hockey in the upcoming Olympics.
11:47 Bob explains how the US and Canadian teams are approaching their Olympic selections and provides some roster predictions.
23:50 Two listeners ask whether players who signed NHL contracts and are sent back to their Junior teams are eligible to play in the Olympics.
30:30 Bob answers a listener's question regarding the strength of this year's Canadian World Junior team and lists the players who could have been on the team if they weren't excelling at the next level.
37:00 Bob takes a look at Canada's World Junior team and makes some predictions of who stays and who goes.
53:20 Bob gives a few names to watch for from Sweden, Russia, and Finland at the World Junior Tournament.
54:00 Bob projects the roster and the top line for Team USA at the World Junior Tournament.
1:00:30 "Bobby Humbug" says no more fun, frivolity and festivities today, it's time for Vikings.
1:08:00 Bob plays casting director and outlines possible roles for him in Vikings.
1:08:40 "Bobby Rotten Tomatoes" explains his love of British television, especially the Police shows including Broadchurch, Paranoid, Hinterland, Marcella, Happy Valley, Luther, Line of Duty, River, The Fall, and his favourite Ripper Street.
1:16:00 Bob explains his initial hesitance to foreign language shows that are subtitled, but recommends, Narcos, Trapped, and his hands down favourite Bordertown, a Finnish crime drama series.
1:18:08 Bob explains how someone whose name rhymes with "Bob McKenzie" managed to only take 800 Fitbit steps on a Saturday, binge-watching 10 episodes of Ozark, only pausing to go to the convenience store for a “very small” tub of Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Hat Trick ice cream and a bag of Lays BBQ chips.
1:21:15 Bob challenges listeners to send him a song that makes them stay in the car until the song is over. Send your song and why to email@example.com
Editorial Note: The correct answer is “Jump Around” by House of Pain.
1:22:20 Bob ends the show with Jamey Johnson’s 2008 hit “In Color”.