May 10, 2018
Can you put lipstick on a pig? Sure, but it's still a pig. The old saying has so many applications this week, as we discuss many teams in need of more than false facelift. The Whitecaps, the Blue Jay, the Raptors, the list goes on. These three in particular had a very bad week, and an in depth look shows the problems go beyond a simple change.
There were positives this week too. We discuss the importance of the James Paxton no hitter (with a bonus geography lesson), and the World Hockey Championships, which have a distinct Canucks flavour to them. We also talk about the ongoing NHL playoffs (someone slayed a dragon), including updates on our predictions, and what the conference finals may bring. All this plus a degenerate in Garbage Time!
May 2, 2018
What is awesome sauce? Some people might say ketchup, others may say something with some garlic, or maybe it's another episode of Just A Bit Outside! We kick off this show with a review of the Whitecaps current situation, as some fans are starting to get restless. Will a home win fix what ails them, or is something more drastic needed like a culture change? We talk a little baseball as well, as the Mariners return home after a long stretch of road games with a very impressive record.
On to hockey, as Brendan rants on the quality of fans and the role we play in the performance of players and teams. Do we have unrealistic expectations that manifest in unfair assessments and poor results? We take a last look at the Utica Comets, as their season has come to an end, and what the future may hold for the team next year. Plus we update how the second round of the playoffs is going, and rave about the quality of hockey being played. All this plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!
April 29, 2018
What is a lottery? A chance at something where the numbers are not in your favour. Is there a chance to win? Definitely, but the odds suggest otherwise. We record this episode while watching the 2018 NHL Draft Lottery, and discuss where the Canucks ended up, as well as what the draft prospects may look like. We also get into the live feedback provided by our fans and listeners during the show. Is the number 7 pick a lottery win or loss? Tune in to find out!
April 26, 2018
We're still going - are you still listening? So much to cover in this show, starting with the embarrassment that is the Vancouver Whitecaps. We examine the causes of the current woes, and wonder if the only thing worse than the Caps has been the season for the Vancouver Stealth. We talk a little baseball as well, as the weather is finally good enough for the games to be played.
Did you know it's still hockey season? In case you didn't, we bring you up to date with all the ongoings of the Utica Comets first round series and what the Canucks prospects are up to. We then go in-depth into our first round playoff predictions, and look forward to what the second round will bring us. Can the Jets be the first Canadian team to win since 1993? All this plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!
April 19, 2018
Patrick Reed. The Tyler O'Neill trade. Philadelphia Flyers goaltending. Jose Bautista. These are some of the things that really grind on Geoff's gears, nevermind the stuff on Brendan's list, such as the lack of Bob Cole in the playoffs.
We start the episode with an update on the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, and some of the positives emerging from it. We finally do a wrap up on the Masters, which featured an unlikable winner (and the crowd confirmed it), before talking a little baseball, including the Mariners start to the season, and a reflection on the above mentioned trade.
Changing gears into hockey, we talk a little Canucks, with the culture change of accountability in the organization, and a look at the upcoming playoff series in Utica, including the tough decisions AHL coaches are faced with. We go around the NHL playoff picture, with some updates on our prediction records, and also look at the coaching vacancies that have started to appear. All this plus our usual best and worst in Garbage Time!
April 10, 2018
Our podcasts are meant to entertain and provide an outlet, however there are more important things in life than sports. The tragedy in Saskatchewan with the Humboldt Broncos is a stark reminder about how things can change in an instant, and our thoughts are with all those impacted by it. Take a moment to appreciate the loved ones in your life.
As for the show this week, the title really says it all, as we break down the Canucks season. We discuss everything from the Sedins send off and the gap they leave behind, to the excitement in Utica with the prospects and what the off-season may hold for the team. We also make our peerless first round NHL playoff predictions - who do you think will make it to round two?
April 5, 2018
Hello friends, it's that time of year again, where the golf world descends on Augusta for the Masters, and we pretend we're in Butler cabin. We look forward to our favourite tournament of the year, and make our winning predictions. Beyond that, there was a fairly large Canucks story this past week, and contrary to popular belief, it is not the promotion of Kole Lind to Utica. The Sedins announced they are retiring, and we explore their legacy and their impact. We also talk a little Whitecaps and the end of the Vancouver Giants season, along with our best and worst in Garbage Time!
March 29, 2018
What happens when you don't plan things out? You wing it, and let the creativity flow. The Whitecaps could use a lesson in that, as we recap the sadly predictable result against the Galaxy. Baseball season is upon us, and we take a look at the season prospects for the Blue Jays and Mariners, as well as making our totally accurate World Series predictions.
The NHL season continues to wind down, which means Canucks fans are feeling forced into choosing if they want the team to win or not. We examine the implications of losing and the long term impacts, and if finishing last really makes much of a difference when it comes to the draft lottery. Who do you think the Canucks should target in the draft? We also take a quick look at the Vancouver Giants playoff action against Victoria before finishing off with our best and worst in Garbage Time.
March 22, 2018
Is it a song by Led Zeppelin or an accurate description of us during this episode? If you picked both, you're right! We start on a serious note before getting into the Whitecaps last game and the ongoing officiating issues that are plaguing MLS. This leads to a conversation about Vancouver being dropped from the 2026 World Cup bid, and the larger issue of government and taxpayers footing the bill for sports venues and events.
We get into the Canucks, including an update on the plot twist from our last show. Discussions include the current slide caused by injuries and what team depth may look like next year, as well as a look as the prospect pool and what they are up to. All that rambling also leads us to look ahead to the Vancouver Giants first round matchup with Victoria. All this plus our usual best and worst in Garbage Time!
March 14, 2018
Cue the dramatic music! Is there a new host? Did one of us have a life altering event? You'll have to listen to find out. We kick off this show with look at the Whitecaps win in Houston, and how it bodes for their season. Lots of changes in the NFL with the dawn of free agency and the official end of the Legion of Boom in Seattle, plus the return of a legendary golfer to relevance.
Here comes the plot twist - we have reached out to the mainstream sports media we talk so often about. What brought it on, and did we get a response? Of course we talk a little hockey, with the Canucks marching towards the end of the season, and looking towards the final few games and off-season. There are other local hockey teams in playoff action, and we encourage you to check them out. All this plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!