PuckCast Vol. 2, No. 8 [Podcast]

We’re back with Inside/Out’s eighth PuckCast of the season, featuring Gazette sportswriter Pat Hickey, I/O blogger Mike Boone and moderator Kevin Mio (the fourth regular at our microphone, Dave Stubbs, was in sick bay). We discuss the Canadiens’ poor defensive showing during the last few games; the character displayed by the team during the fight-filled game against the Bruins on Saturday; Larry Robinson’s retirement ceremony and the signs of life shown by Michael Ryder and Guillaume Latendresse.

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  1. Ed says:

    I trust that Dave Stubbs is not too sick, but just not feeling well. The PuckCast was done yesterday, and Dave had 4 topics posted on HIO. Now, that’s dedication.

    I agree that the Ottawa organization and players showed a lot of class at the retirement of Robinson’s number. Also, you are right in that they are the bench mark team, at least in the Eastern Conference.

    It is good to hear Boone say that people forget that Latendresse is only 20 years old. He is a kid, and should be in the league for a long time, if he wants to put in the effort. He sure did on that goal against Ottawa.

    Yes, the Canadiens’ organization does those events best, and Toe Blake’s number should definitely be hanging from the rafters.

    You mention that Ryder had 13 shots, but never scored, and if this has happened before. The first game I ever saw live was at the Forum in March 1978, and Lafleur scored his 59th & 60th against Detroit in a 5-1 Montreal win. Shutt was going for number 50, and my memory is convinced that he had 12 shots but never scored. I would love to have the summary from that game. It was the 2nd last game of the regular season.

    Thanks for the PuckCast. It is always very informative and enjoyable. I don’t know how many of the readers of HIO listen to it, but they should. I am always amazed at the low number of comments that are made on it, while a troll (pre-registration days), could mention a totally unrealistic trade rumour, and have people commenting all over the place.

  2. Dave Stubbs says:

    Thanks for the good wishes, Ed. I’ll use a three-letter word, very nasty in the environment of the Canadiens: flu. I’ll live, however, and the beauty of working on Inside/Out is that I can produce material for the site from home.

    But my Doug Jarvis ironman streak of podcasts ends at seven this season. Hickey’s ended at six last week. Boone is still soldiering on with a perfect record, and he’s feeling the pressure…

    Dave Stubbs

    Habs Inside/Out
    Sports Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette


  3. Ed says:

    Yes Dave, the flu is a nasty 3 letter word. It’s good in this day of such great technology that you can work from home, and we here at HIO still get all those great articles from you without realizing that you are home and not feeling well. Get well soon, but please, please, stay far, far away from the Canadiens’ dressing room and players until your doctor tells you that you are back to 100%. Good luck.

  4. Mike Boone says:

    I laugh at pressure.
    And unlike my friend David, I play hurt.
    Suck it up, Brother Stubbs. This ain’t WWE or NASCAR. This is HOCKEY!

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