Entries with the tag: greg wyshynski
With yesterday’s announcement of a new hockey radio show hosted by the great Greg Wyshysnki (Puck Daddy) and Jeff Marek (Rogers Sportsnet), I figured now would be a good time to give you folks some more information from the show.
I was able to do just that by reaching out to Marek, who is a great friend of the blog. Marek took time out of his busy schedule to tell us how the idea came up to do a show and what the show will be aiming to do on a daily bais.
PH: You recently announced that you will be cohosting a new hockey radio show with Greg Wyshynski, a.k.a Puck Daddy. When and how did you and Greg come up with this brilliant idea?
JM: I don’t know about brilliant just yet, we haven’t even done a single show. I may end up driving this one right in the ditch. Honestly, it came out of a casual Monday afternoon conversation sometime in September. We’re talking about how the Puck Daddy Radio show was no longer on The Score and how I wasn’t doing a daily radio show for the first time in about 10 years and it kinda’ became obvious that we should try to find a way to come together on a program. The only challenge was getting Sportsnet and Yahoo! Sports to get together to do a deal. Turns out it wasn’t much of a challenge at all, both sides were eager and although it took a little while to make it happen there were no major stumbling blocks in the whole process.
PH: What goals do you and Greg have when it comes to the show? How do you plan on accomplishing them?
JM: Not sure we have any goals other than to provide a daily podcast focussed mainly on the news of the day, different opinions and interesting guests. It’s me and Greg, hockey headlines, guests and debates. Nice thing about doing it with Wysh is we both love a good scrap. And doing this as a podcast gives us certain liberties that traditional radio wouldn’t provide. Oh wait, maybe we do have a goal - we’ll try to keep the pro wrestling references to a minimum. Ryan Lambert puts the over under for each show at 5.5. I think we can beat that.
Our fearless leader, Paul Kukla, participated in the First Annual Internet Hockey Summit presented by Curtis Tudor of Crash the Crease.
Click here to check it out.
Over on Greg Wyshynski’s Twitter account, posters are giving him grief because Washington Capitals’ 21-year-old netminder Simeon Varlamov is not on the Conn Smythe list as a potential Stanley Cup playoff MVP thus far.
What I want to know is why are the fans and media over-hyping this young netminder so quickly? Yes, Varlamov had excellent statistics in the first round (4-2, 1.17 goals against average, .952 save percentage, and two shutouts) and yes, he helped his club advance to the next round. However, this was against a New York Rangers team that only took 145 shots against him, many of the low quality variety and against a team that virtually has no offense.
I’m not saying that he’s a bad goaltender nor am I saying that he doesn’t deserve the accolades that he is getting right now. What I am saying is let’s not over-hype this kid until he gets truly tested in the next round against a much tougher Pittsburgh Penguins hockey club. I doubt he’ll be seeing lo quality scoring chances against the likes of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz, Sergei Gonchar, Bill Guerin, Jordan Staal, etc.
What’s your take on Varlamov?
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In his terrific Puck Daddy Blog, Greg Wyshynski puts a death watch on the New York Rangers’ playoff chances.
However, PDaddy does give blueshirt fans some hope with this little tidbit:
“Of course, the Rangers have one significant advantage in this duel to the finish: Both teams have 89 points in 79 games, but the Rangers have 40 wins to the Panthers’ 39. The road isn’t easy at all for New York - a game against the Montreal Canadiens, and then two games against the Philadelphia Flyers to end the season—but technically the Rangers control their own fate.”
What do you folks think of the Rangers’ playoff chances this season?