Hashtag Hockey Podcast ep 42 – The finer things

Dan tries to focus on recording a podcast while playing daily fantasy, then talks about still being new to Twitter and getting told to RTFB!

Then, the guys discuss Thanksgiving traditions, and changing traditions as families grow and change. Bob wonders if a vegan pumpkin pie is something to bring to the family dinner.

Feature segment this week: Music! How do people discover music, and does that affect how much they like it. Should music be consumed as albums or as songs? What makes “good music” and how can we apply that to “good hockey”?

These topics and more. Make sure to follow @HTHpod on Twitter!

Hashtag Hockey Podcast episode 41: Dapper Cal Clutterbuck

This week’s topics:

This American Life 20th anniversary. The guys share recent favorites of the acclaimed radio series.

Hockey Birthdays — Bob tries to stump Dan by providing a player’s last name for him to guess the first name.

Player Spotlight: Cal Clutterbuck! We recorded on his birthday, so it only seemed right to talk about him this week. Plus, a few Clutterbuck-related trivia questions.

Additional topics include the new format for the NHL All Star Game, and new video games the guys are playing.

HTH game recap 11-19-15 at Boston: Subterranean Homesick Blues

The Wild continued their road woes tonight, as they tried their best to skate with the Bruins at TD Garden–but a combination of general sloppy play and disorganized attacks handed them a loss on the last game of a long road trip. I listened to the first half of the game on the radio driving home from work, but this just looks like a team depleted. Pominville and Zucker were banged up in this game as well, which just feels like adding injury to insult. Continue reading HTH game recap 11-19-15 at Boston: Subterranean Homesick Blues

HTH game recap 11-17-15: These Penguins had large talons

Despite their respective positions in the standings, the Wild just looked overmatched against the Penguins in the early part of this game. They were just outmanned–specifically, through the first two periods, the Crosby-Hornqvist-Dupuis line did not allot a shot attempt of any kind (blocked, missed, or otherwise) while on the ice. This was across Minnesota lines, too, not just one particular matchup. The wheels fell off the bus in the second period, and credit them for making a contest of it again in the third, but I think the team’s depth is really starting to show its cracks. In the third of a four-game road trip, the Wild have not had the benefit of last change, and they will certainly be happy to get home. Continue reading HTH game recap 11-17-15: These Penguins had large talons

HTH Game Recap 11-14-15 at Dallas: Not playing with a full deck

This game was another in a recent string for this team where they just come out of the gates sluggish and uncoordinated. Once is a fluke, twice is a pattern, so after both the Carolina and Dallas matchups, it’s safe to say the Wild need to work out some kinks in their early game strategy. It was great to get Scandella back (never heard why he was gone though other than ‘personal reasons’) and I thought he looked pretty good considering he hadn’t had any game action in six days. Lets dive right into looking at the postgame data.

Continue reading HTH Game Recap 11-14-15 at Dallas: Not playing with a full deck

HTH Game Recap 11-12-15 Minnesota at Carolina: An uphill victory


Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes, well…the bear, he eats you. I thought Devan Dubnyk didn’t play that bad in the first period of this game, but he let one in right off a power play faceoff, and then was collided with to allow the second goal. I didn’t think Dumba pushed the defender into Duby that much, so I was a little annoyed that they let the goal stand. But, that early in the game, there was nothing else to do but buckle down and try to get back in the game. Continue reading HTH Game Recap 11-12-15 Minnesota at Carolina: An uphill victory