We're back this week, a little later than normal but back none-the-less. Stooli took a little snow boarding jaunt out to Whistler last weekend and for some reason or another he made us wait on his ass to get back to town. We think it's been worth the wait though. We have a good one for you this week.
We start the show with a little submission from our good friend, comedian Todd Van Allen. He helps set the tone for this episode as we have major concerns over the state of Tank Nation. After torturing us for so many months with losses, now that we want them to lose, the damn team won't stop winning! 4 wins out of 5 and even knocking off the seemingly unstoppable Devils! You aren't going to finish last like that boys and now the Colorado tank, driven by that savvy commander Elliott, is bearing down on our 6 and ready to fire.
After we get done with all the games, we take another look at why long-term deals may not be a very good idea and how the Sens' season may illustrate the point. Also pondered is whether the absence of certain injured vets might actually be a good thing for the youngens at the moment.
We weigh in on the topic du jour, Chara and head shots but did so with some trepidation. We were a little worried there was nothing left to say on the topic and we'd just be adding to the noise but it did turn into a great exchange with some interesting new views being expressed. The need for change seems to be the general consensus, except with the NHL Board of Governors who have extended Buttman's contract for another 5 years. This causes us much distress, as you can imagine. We say hello to a new prospect Wacey Hamilton and wonder why the Snes would expect us to go say hello to Crapalev on his new team.
Some epic e-mails and a few voice mails, topped off with a new poll question regarding captains and some teenage angst, and you have a podcast to rival any! Now if you'll excuse us, we have to get down to the motor pool and figure out how to get this tank running again.