Well, this didn't exactly turn out the way we wanted it to. We finally got the the video streaming running fine and wouldn't you know it, the gremlins got into the audio podcast.
It is with great regret that we have to tell you we don't have a proper podcast for you this week. Shredder got himself a brand new fancy Mac, tested it out and it all ran fine...until we started to record. Turns out, there was a compatibility problem with some of our other gear and we lost the whole show. UGH!!! This has never happened to us in the 4+ years we've been at this and we feel terrible about it. You guys deserve our best effort and we pride ourselves in delivering but it was not meant to be this week.
HOWEVER!!! All is not lost. 1) We did manage to get the video stream working properly and 2) we managed to save a fantastic interview with former NHL star Ray Ferraro of TSN. (fromage alert!) Ferraro was a "Ray" of light in an otherwise frustrating evening. His candor and easy-going style is a perfect fit for the Underground and you'll love his comments on the Sens and Heatley, amongst other things. He also shares some interesting stories and tells us a few interesting facts about his playing days.
It's a real shame this happened because we had a lot of great topics and e-mails tonight but we shall persevere! We'll get this worked out. Shredder has been just busting his ass on this folks, and he'll hammer out the bugs for next week. Guaranteed! We thank all of you for your patience with us during our growing pains and a special thanks to all of you who hung out with us during the live stream. We know when it's all said and done, the Underground will be much better for it.
Until next week, Leafs suck and the Sens won tonight! WOOHOO!!!
A former NHL forward, Ray Ferraro brings a unique perspective to TSN's all-encompassing hockey coverage.
Prior to joining TSN in 2008, Ferraro worked as a game analyst on Edmonton Oilers telecasts for the past five years and as a studio analyst on ESPN's NHL2NITE. He also appeared as a studio analyst on the NHL on NBC and as an in-studio commentator for men's hockey during NBC's coverage of the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Ferraro is also a regular on the TEAM 1040 radio station in Vancouver and Canucks TV.
Ferraro played for six teams during his 18-year NHL career (Hartford, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Los Angeles, Atlanta and St. Louis), scoring 408 goals and 490 assists in 1,258 NHL regular season games played. He also played in 68 NHL playoff games, recording 21 goals and 22 assists.