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?

Tied at 2 – The Stanley Cup is up for Grabs! The Kelly Cup…is not!!!

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The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues find themselves tied at 2 games each (as of Thursday 6/6/19 @1p), and with Games 5 and 6 upon us, we’ll preview the games and recap the events of the first four.

The Newfoundland Growlers have won the Kelly Cup as the Champion of the ECHL Playoffs! With so many former Solar Bears on the team, there’s lots of reasons to be excited for the team! Of course though, with the end of the 2018/19 season…comes the shift to 2019/20 season, and activity has already started with the Orlando Solar Bears!

Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko. They’ll go 1 and 2 in the upcoming NHL Draft, but one thing is for certain: the Metropolitan Division is set for dominance in the years to come!

The Final is Tied After Two Games!

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The Stanley Cup Final has begun and the both the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues have had high and low points. What are the keys to the next game, and one player has delivered in the spotlight, after years being a “Secondary Market Star”.

Also, Not Floor Nick hates fans and their rituals in the stands and Walt impresses by remembering the 16 teams in this years’ Stanley Cup Playoffs. Don’t miss “the why is “Old Town Road” a thing?” either.

We’ve Reached the Top. The Stanley Cup Final!

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There are only two left to battle for the Stanley Cup, the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins. Are the Blues the better story line than the Bruins? Have these teams had to face as strong of an opponent in the Playoffs so far as they will now?

Also, Bacon’s handshakes with fmr. FL Governor Rick Scott and HHH, plus Not Floor Nick/Floor Nick breaks down the Philly Cheesesteak rivalry as he prepares to go home to Philadelphia straight from the show.

The Sharks/Blues OT Controversy, Sweeping Canes and Jack or Kaapo?

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(:54) The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues have delivered with the entertaining Hockey so far, but as is too often the case lately, the Officials pulled the rope and cost the Blues the game. But WAS it their fault? What could they have done and what did they do right? It’s the top story in the Hockey World right now!

(24:33) The Boston Bruins are on the brink of eliminating the Carolina Hurricanes and someone on the show is fairly excited about it. (Spoiler Alert: It’s Bryan.) Why the league and the Stanley Cup Final is better off without the Jerks.

(37:48) Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko. The New Jersey Devils have quite a decision on their hands with their 1st Overall Pick, but Devils GM Ray Shero has shown he isn’t afraid to bypass the consensus #1 to go with the ready now player. Draft day is approaching, and we’ll be covering it all the way!

GLORIA!!! One Last Bears Talk and the Stanley Cup Playoffs!

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(:54) Before we look intently ahead at the Solar Bears future, we’ll talk once more about the recent past and the heartbreaking end to their season. Also, we’ll look at the Former Solar Bears still in the hunt for the Kelly Cup!

(21:48) San Jose beat Colorado in the Western Conference Semi-Finals, and the big story is the Gabe Landeskog offsides call. We’ll also talk about the Jerks’ and Bruins’ upcoming Eastern Conference Final match up.

(37:41) GLORIA! The Blues have got your number! St. Louis beat Dallas in double OT in an INCREDIBLE display of goaltending to secure a date with San Jose In the Western Conference Final. PLUS, the moment you’ve ALL been waiting for…Floor Nick’s Rink Report. Quick headlines, commentary and chirp to finish out the episode.

Bears/Everblades Game 3 Recap and a trip around the Stanley Cup Playoffs!

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(:36) We’ll go in depth into Game 3 of the South Division Finals in the Kelly Cup Playoffs between the Solar Bears and Everblades that ended in a 3-2 Florida win, and giving the Everblades a 2-1 advantage in the series. Also, Bryan may have irked the superstition Gods – but will it work?!

(28:14) The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, so we’ll go around to each series to get you up to date on the headlines and stats that are making this wild 2019 quest for the Cup so crazy!!! Also, Jack Hughes’ next big challenge. How will he do? We’ll try to figure that out!

Solar Bears Head Coach Drake Berehowsky, Hockey in Central Florida and the NHL Playoffs!

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(:38) Solar Bears Head Coach Drake Berehowsky joins the show before the team boards the bus to Estero for Games 1 & 2 in the South Division Finals. Berehowsky touches on the team closing out South Carolina, the familiarity with the Florida Everblades and the benefit of having solid goaltending.

(22:24) Should SJ have gotten a 5 Minute Major penalty in the 3rd period of their game 7 vs Vegas? It’s the hot topic in the Hockey world, and we’ll discuss it. Also, we’ll go around the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the NHL Award Nominees announced so far.