And we're back! Sort of. After a ten week hiatus, it's a new episode of Just A Bit Outside, the premier Vancouver sports podcast, just without much sports actually happening in the world. That doesn't mean we can't talk about sports though! Everything from documentaries to Canucks stories that aren't really stories to so-called "plans" to restart the NHL. All this and more, plus a shout out to everyone working to keep us safe during the pandemic.

It's a crazy and fast changing world, so it's good to know there are still some things you can rely on, like Just A Bit Outside! Lots of talk about the corona virus and its impact on the sporting world, with changes happening while we record the show. What will be the end result? Will league playoffs be canceled? Should it matter what the result is as long as safety wins?

We talk some Canucks as well, looking back at the past few games and ahead to games that may be hypothetical. While still in control of their destiny, there are some alarming signs. Can the team crack down defensively? Will they just try to outscore their issues? Does the coaching staff need to send a message for sloppy play? All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

Looking for a pick-me-up? Look no further than another episode of Just A Bit Outside! It was a very unflattering week for the Canucks, and we dive headfirst into it. Should fans be worried about the direction of the team, or is it an overreaction? How is the team and coaching staff adapting to the challenges being presented? Are lessons being learned, and can they be applied before it's too late? We cover all the hard hitting topics, plus our usual best and worst in Garbage Time!

Every so often a story comes along that you couldn't make up if you tried. If the story of David Ayres didn't make you feel good, maybe another episode of Just A Bit Outside will! Lots to talk about this week, as many things happened in the hockey world. We start off with the NHL Trade Deadline, which produced a lot of surprises. Who improved the most? Who cleaned house? How does it all relate to the Canucks? Can Thatcher Demko carry the load with Markstrom out? What will it mean for the team in the off-season? So much hockey talk it'll make your head spin, plus our usual best and worst in Garbage Time!

Who's ready to talk some hockey? The premier Vancouver sports podcast of course. Lots to discuss, as the Canucks dive into the trade market to acquire some help at forward. How will the arrival of Tyler Toffoli impact the team? Will he reunite with Tanner Pearson? What about the long term health of some of the injured players? What are the salary cap implications? We also go around the NHL as the trade deadline approaches, even though lots of trades have already started happening. All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

They say all good things must come to an end, but we like to think they live on, just in a different form. With that in mind, the Canucks will retire the Sedins numbers this week, and we reflect on some of our favourite memories of them. We discuss the current version of the team, including how they bounced back from some losses, and what the team needs to focus on to be successful down the stretch. We talk some football and golf as well, plus our usual best and worst in Garbage Time!

If you're looking for a suggestion on a Valentine's Day outing, you've come to the right place. Sports and romance go together right?

We start off with the Canucks, who are in the midst of a pretty solid road trip, but not without some concerns. Brock Boeser is third on the team in scoring, yet it seems more is expected. Is the ailing power play part of the problem? Can the team continue their strong play and hold onto a playoff spot? How will injuries (or the return of injured players) impact the stretch drive? What about the off ice drama?

Superbowl 54 is done, with the Kansas City Chiefs (of Missouri) winning their first title in 50 years. Did they win the game, or did San Francisco lose it? We dissect the results, and look forward to the off-season and make our way-too-soon predictions for next year. We also talk some tennis and baseball, plus our usual best and worst in Garbage Time!

January 28, 2020

Episode 174 - Paging Kobe

The sports world tragically lost a legend this week in Kobe Bryant, and we discuss the circumstances around his death, as well as his legacy.

Beyond Kobe, we look forward to Superbowl 54 with the 49ers and Chiefs. Who will win this clash of titans? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each team? We make our peerless predictions, and just hope it's better than the Pro Bowl.

We also talk some Canucks, as they returned from the All Star break with a big win over St. Louis. Can the team carry this momentum into a big road trip? Are their any areas of concern for a team leading their division? How are the prospects doing? All this and more in another episode of Just A Bit Outside!

The weather may slow us down, but it will never stop us. After a little snow hiatus, we're back with more Just A Bit Outside! A lot has happened in the past two weeks, with the Canucks going from being blown out to first place in the division. With the All Star break upon us, it's a good time to reflect and look forward. How will the young guns hold up down the stretch? Can the team improve their road record?

The Superbowl matchup has been set, with the Chiefs and 49ers to meet for the championship. Before we get to that, we look back at the Seahawks season, and what changes they may need to make in order to make another title run. We also talk a bit of Australian Open tennis, and salute a Canadian sports legend. All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

You'd think a seven game win streak would take people off the edge, but a seven goal loss put them right back on it. Don't worry though - Just A Bit Outside is here to calm your nerves. Did the streak mask some bad habits? Quite possible, but does it mean the Canucks need to change their style? Is it just one blip for a young team learning what it takes to win? Plus how did the prospects do at the World Juniors?

NFL Wildcard Weekend made our picks look bad, but it was entertaining football. The Seahawks managed to get past the Eagles and have a date in Green Bay. Can they take out the Pack? What about the Patriots? Is this the end of Tom Brady in New England? Even some CFL news, as the BC Lions announce their new coaching staff. Can they turn the team around? Will anyone care? All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

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