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The Nick Takeover. OSB Coach Drake Berehowsky and Bolts Issues, too!
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Solar Bears Camp from RDV Sportsplex Ice Den!
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What’s this about Austin Matthews’ Butt?
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POINT…TAKEN! 50 Best Players and MORE OSB Signings!
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What’s the “Point”…of keeping Brayden Point? New Solar Bears and Ovi’s Chase!
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HOCKEY IS HERE! Training Camps, Signings and Preseason Games!
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The Nick Takeover. OSB Coach Drake Berehowsky and Bolts Issues, too!

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Before you listen, quite literally, Nick took over the show in the 2nd half. Sure, we had a great conversation with Solar Bears Head Coach Drake Berehowsky about the upcoming season, the leadership of his veterans and the hardest part of his job, but eventually…Nick took over. We’ll share the opening night roster for the Solar Bears, and a friend of the show who missed the cut for the Bears…but eventually…Nick took over.

Bryan is starting to ponder “scenarios” involving the (at the time) 1-1-1 Tampa Bay Lightning and what happens if the team continues down this even-keel trend…but eventually…Nick took over.

Drew Doughty angry at his team. The lackluster start for the New Jersey Devils and San Jose Sharks. The Rage Room at Wells Fargo Center. Fantasy Hockey. All of these topics Bryan planned to talk about…but…

…eventually…Nick took over.

Solar Bears Camp from RDV Sportsplex Ice Den!

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We had the opportunity to bring Hockey Now to Orlando Solar Bears Camp at RDV Sportsplex after their Team Scrimmage! Taylor Doherty stopped by first to talk about his first stint with the Solar Bears, and his experience last season in the Czech Republic. Then, new Solar Bear Jake Marchment joined us to talk about his expectations for the coming season, and what kind of insight he got from his cousin, Mason Marchment, a former Solar Bear.

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Our buddy Jackson Playfair stops by as we continue the show from RDV Sportsplex Ice Den after the Solar Bears Team Scrimmage! You really won’t believe the summer Jackson had, LITERALLY crisscrossing through the continent on his way to Orlando! Of course, we have to hit Jacky (this will make more sense after you listen) with the 20 Questions – and Nick geeks out about Jackson’s Flow. The word “Flow-God” was used.

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The last of 3 parts from our time at RDV with the Solar Bears after their Team Scrimmage! We spend some time getting to know Solar Bears Goaltender Zach Fucale, a former 2nd round draft pick of the Montreal Canadiens, and the impact Carey Price has had on his game! We’ll also hit Zach with the 20 Questions!

Kristin Baier – Director of Marketing and Game Presentation – stops by to talk about some of the promotional nights for the coming season – including some of the specialty jerseys the team will wear! Jesse Liebman also swings by before we wrap up the recording for some quick hits and insight to the coming season and some players we’re excited to see take the next step this year!

What’s this about Austin Matthews’ Butt?

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Austin Matthews had an incident occur months ago that has just recently come to light. We all found out about it on Twitter…ALL of us, including Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas. We’ll recap the story and ask the question…is it a big deal?

The Solar Bears add a former player to the roster, Taylor Doherty, who was with the team for the 2016-17 season! He’s a big body at 6’8″, and Nick shares an interesting and exciting stat about the Solar Bears roster when it comes to size!

POINT…TAKEN! 50 Best Players and MORE OSB Signings!

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Brayden Point signed. What else is there to say!? Lots, actually…and Eugene Helfrick from The Hockey Writers joins us look at the upcoming season for the Lightning! Add Brent Pedersen to the list of players returning to the Solar Bears for the upcoming season. Can you feel the excitement building for the Bears’ 19/20 campaign? Bryan can! Also, TSN published their Top 50 players in the NHL – and 2 of the top 11 players…are on a losing team! How can this be?!

What’s the “Point”…of keeping Brayden Point? New Solar Bears and Ovi’s Chase!

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Brayden Point is still without contract – even as the Tampa Bay Lightning start their training camp. Is it time to think about…life with out him? Trade? Offer Sheet?

The Solar Bears add a player with a tough-guy pedigree in his Family Tree! We’ll take a look at Jake Marchment, who will join the Bears for the 2019/20 campaign.

Alex Ovechkin is under 250 goals away from Wayne Gretzky’s all time goal scoring record. Can he reach it? Does he want to? Does he NEED to?

HOCKEY IS HERE! Training Camps, Signings and Preseason Games!

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The RFA’s are starting to sign, led by Mitch Marner in Toronto. But…$40m+ on 4 players…is it a smart move?! The Bolts are back without Brayden Point while the team attempts to move past the Playoffs Collapse last season. Jack Hughes has already impressed, with 2 goals in his first game! Bryan is uncomfortable by him though.

ON-AIR INTERVIEW :: OSB D Kevin Lohan

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Enjoy the full episode of our on-air show from 9/10/19.

(12:16) Kevin Lohan is returning to the Orlando Solar Bears for the 19/20 season, and he returns to our show to check in on his offseason preparation, how he recovered from last season’s tough exit in the playoffs and what he believes is the reason the team has such a large number of returning players!

Nick’s Rink Report, the RFA dominoes start to fall and Prospect Tournament highlights!

The 50th Episode! Popular Sweaters and Solar Bears Prospects!

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It’s an all-over 50th episode, as we continue to find things to talk about besides the unsigned RFA’s. Is Pierre done on National Broadcasts? Bryan thinks we’re going to see MORE of him this year! Walt discloses his Patrick Kane/Jonathan Towes dreams in Chicago, while Nick exposes the REAL reason Claude Giroux’s Flyers Sweater is one of the best selling sweaters of the year.

Cody Donaghey and Clint Windsor from the Solar Bears were invited to the Lightning’s Prospect Tournament roster, joining several players who were in Orlando last season.

Bolts Questions, Unsigned Players and The Solar Bears’ New Uni’s!

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We’re getting closer to Training Camp for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Eugene Helfrick covers the Bolts for TheHockeyWriters.com and helps us figure out what to expect from Nikita Kucherov next season, and what Brayden Point’s contract should really be worth. Along those lines, we talk about the still unsigned RFA’s and which ones should expect the biggest payday.

The Solar Bears unveiled their new uniform set, and a classic color has been removed from the color set. Why? Listen for some insight!

ON-AIR INTERVIEW :: OSB’s Monfredo, LeBlanc and Donaghey!

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Mike Monfredo, Chris LeBlanc and Cody Donaghey from the Orlando Solar Bears were in town to unveil the new uniform set for the 2019-20 season, and stopped in for the full hour this week! We talk about the abrupt end to last season, the excitement of the returning group of players and the key points of focus for next season.

Childhood favorite teams, music preferences and Nick has to know what Mike Monfredo eats for breakfast.