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RFA’s,The Robotic Derick Brassard, and Nick’s Trees.
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ON-AIR INTERVIEW :: OSB Forward Jackson Playfair
Listen to "ON-AIR INTERVIEW :: OSB Forward Jackson Playfair" on Spreaker. Jackson Playfair will return to the Orlando Solar Bears for the 2019-20 season, as...
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The Great 2019 NHL Offseason RFA Dilemma!
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ON-AIR INTERVIEW :: OSB Head Coach Drake Berehowsky
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Yzerman’s First Captain, Hockey Snacks and NHL20
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Is this the most exciting Solar Bears Offseason yet?!
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RFA’s,The Robotic Derick Brassard, and Nick’s Trees.

Listen to “RFA's,The Robotic Derick Brassard, and Nick's Trees.” on Spreaker.

The RFA’s are finally starting to speak what they’re looking for publicly, but is what they’re looking for really that crazy? Learn about the Roberto Luongo Recapture Penalty that plagues the Vancouver Canucks Salary Cap situation. Nick loves the trees. Bacon loves the pushups.

And finally…Derick Brassard is a robot. He must be. See if you agree.

ON-AIR INTERVIEW :: OSB Forward Jackson Playfair

Listen to “ON-AIR INTERVIEW :: OSB Forward Jackson Playfair” on Spreaker.

Jackson Playfair will return to the Orlando Solar Bears for the 2019-20 season, as core of the group continues to solidify. Jackson shares his reasons for returning to the Bears and his experience upon arriving in Orlando after his full season in University. We talk about Jackson’s dad, Jim Playfair, who has just joined the Edmonton Oilers’ coaching staff, and his excitement for the Solar Bears new Assistant Coach, Jared Staal.

And Froot Loops. And Vegan foods. And Hockey Pajamas. It was a 31 minute interview!

The Great 2019 NHL Offseason RFA Dilemma!

Listen to “The Great 2019 NHL Offseason RFA Dilemma!” on Spreaker.

Have we talked about the RFA’s in the NHL all summer long? Yes, too much, probably.

However, the fact remains: Brayden Point, Mitch Marner, Patrik Laine and Mikko Rantanen are only a few of several without contract, just weeks out of Training Camp. Are these guys worth the money they want? Where does the skill tier break up amongst these players?

Another core player is returning to the Solar Bears this season, and (we’ll attempt) the fan-favorite “Nick’s Rink Report”.

ON-AIR INTERVIEW :: OSB Head Coach Drake Berehowsky

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Orlando Solar Bears Head Coach Drake Berehowsky called in to the On-Air version of Hockey Now, Tuesday Nights @ 6p on 96.9 The Game! Coach gave his thoughts about the process to keep the core of his team in tact from last season, as well as where the team can improve for this year with the new player additions. Berehowsky shares comments on new Assistant Coach Jared Staal, and the influence someone like Staal, with a Family Legacy in Hockey, can bring to the organization.

Yzerman’s First Captain, Hockey Snacks and NHL20

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Dylan Larkin might be the first Captain in Stevie Y’s new Red Wings, but is he deserving to be in a class of DRW Captains at this point of his career? Young Nick Wiz has been desperately wanting to have an intro for his weekly Rink Report, so Bryan brought in 5 produced intro’s for Nick to try. Also, Hockey Snack routines and NEW Solar Bears Jerseys!

It’s a “Totally Summer” Episode of Hockey Now!

Is this the most exciting Solar Bears Offseason yet?!

Listen to “Is this the most exciting Solar Bears Offseason yet?!” on Spreaker.

(:31) The Orlando Solar Bears have continued to solidify their player core for the upcoming season, now 8 players will be returning from last season! Is this the best OSB offseason in their v2.0 history? Bryan thinks so!

(19:15) The Bolts are currently in the waiting game to give Brayden Point his next contract, but where does Point fall on the list of RFA’s still unsigned?! Vasi got his money, and while its a big ticket contract, how will it effect the 2021/22 season?

(38:42) Ron Francis is named GM of the Seattle Franchise, but are teams really prepared for another team in the league? Also, Paul Fenton, now former GM of the Minnesota Wild runs a “How Not to Operate an NHL team” clinic. Bryan highlights his follies.

(56:55) BONUS INTERVIEW from our on-air show (Tuesdays, 6p on 969. the Game) with returning Solar Bear Dylan Fitze!

The Hockey Movie Episode!

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After a whole season of saying “we’ve gotta do a Hockey Movie episode this summer”…here is the Hockey Movie Episode! Bryan, Bacon and Nick give their Top 5 and also bring up some hockey scenes in non-hockey movies! Walt has an undying love for the Duck…Nick, of course, made everything difficult when it came to coming up with his Top 5 list…and Bryan surprises with his Top Hockey Movie.

Forecasting Lightning, Todd Skirving and Clint Windsor

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Summer Hockey related episodes are so hard to do. The Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t made many moves thus far, and we’ll say the worst case scenario regarding Brayden Point, and the true value of a player like Yanni Gourde for the Bolts.

Kelly Cup Champion and Former Orlando Solar Bears forward Todd Skirving joins us to talk about his championship season and the experience for him in Newfoundland! It was an expansion season for the Growlers, a team that included a few former Solar Bears, as well as former Asst. Coach John Snowden!

BONUS! We haven’t recorded a podcast for a few weeks, but every week we’ve done our show Tuesdays from 6p-7p on our host station, 96.9 the Game. Solar Bears Goaltender Clint Windsor is the first Solar Bears Signing for the 19/20 Season. Our conversation with Clint covered reasons he’s on the way back to Orlando, as well as some of the current NHL’ers Clint has played with through the years!

Offer Sheets, NHL Awards Recap and The Draft!

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Lots happening in the first week of the offseason, with some names already off the Free Agency board, and GM chatter heating up. The NHL Awards happened and host Keenan Thompson roasted the Tampa Bay Lightning. Robin Lehner brought a serious issue to forefront during his acceptance speech, and the debate about how these awards are given. Also, the Draft is this week and the same 2 names are on the tip of everyone’s tongue…but what about AFTER those 2?