Episode 086 - That ended quickly
Farwell and Pope overcome a communication breakdown to bring you one more episode that looks at the abrupt end to the 2019/2020 season and the impact that the sudden stoppage will have on OHL teams. Plus, OHL Commissioner Dave Branch stops by to talk about the first time in 102 years the Memorial Cup will not be awarded, and what went into the decision to call an early end to this season.
Mar 27, 2020, 11:00 AM
Episode 085 - The regular season ends in 61 games
Sudbury, Ottawa, Saginaw, and London have been crowned division champs as the OHL cancels the remainder of its regular season. The league is working on scenarios for a possible playoff but should we be optimistic? Plus, Farwell and Pope swap some of their favourite stories from covering the game and re-introduce you to the rookie who may already be the most colourful player in the league.
Mar 20, 2020, 11:00 AM
Episode 084 - The OHL is on hold. Now what?
As coronavirus concerns continue to mount, sports leagues around the globe are going dark. Farwell and Pope have different ideas about what this means for the OHL season and whether we'll see anymore hockey at all. Plus, we talk to a GM who delivered the news of the postponement to his team and we catch up with an OUA OT hero.
Mar 13, 2020, 04:00 PM
Episode 083 - Kiss my asterisk
The Knights grab the reins in the West while Ottawa continues to cruise in the East, projecting Shane Wright, and a feature interview with another Stanley Cup champ. Plus, a disagreement. Need we say more?
Mar 06, 2020, 11:30 AM
Episode 082 - 60-minute men
Farwell and Pope respond to repeated requests to make each podcast at least one hour long and do a deep dive into a proposed fighting ban in the Q, how the O handles suspensions, what the heck is happening in Ottawa, and a conversation with a four-time Stanley Cup champion.
Feb 28, 2020, 11:30 AM
Episode 081 -Friday night fights
A Memorial Cup host fights for a playoff spot -- and its hold on hosting duties. Fans fight in Peterborough, and Farwell and Pope fight about the OHL's instigator rule.
Feb 21, 2020, 11:00 AM
Episode 80 - We’re just Wilde about the West
Will a blueline boost in Saginaw send the Spirit soaring to a conference championship? And, speaking of which, the West is shaping up exactly as we expected, right? We won’t forget the East as we talk with one of our favourite scouts about this year’s top NHL prospects, and only one of us can be right in the debate about lacrosse-style goals.
Feb 14, 2020, 11:00 AM
Episode 079 - The Firebirds rise from the ashes
Farwell is live from the arena where Letter Kenny is filmed and Pope's whereabouts are unknown but the guys still connect to banter about the surging Shane Wright, Dale Hunter's inevitable call to the Hall, goalie fights, and a feature interview with a three-time Memorial Cup champ (hint: he's in Flint and there are plenty of laughs and stories during the conversation).
Feb 07, 2020, 11:00 AM
Episode 078 - The podcast the OHL doesn't want you to hear
Was it merely an oversight or a deliberate omission? Farwell and Pope think they know, and it's got them upset. Plus, while Hamilton dithers on a new arena plan, it's all systems go in Kitchener. We talk to an OHL grad known for his scoring who's currently sitting out the end of his second pro year because of an injury suffered while…fighting?? And one of the best stories you'll ever hear, as told by the guy who went "ice fishing" in Mississauga.
Jan 31, 2020, 11:00 AM
Episode 077 - Consider the can of worms opened
Yes, there's a struggle in the Steel City as the owner of the Bulldogs battles city council…but that doesn't mean the team is about to move to a new market. Or is it? Farwell and Pope debate the debacle in Hamilton and also speak with a current owner who did re-locate his team. Plus, we've ignored it long enough. It's time to talk about the second-hottest team (by mere percentage points) in the entire OHL. There are enough opinions in this episode to offend, and then offend again.
Jan 24, 2020, 11:00 AM
Episode 076 - Re-locations and retirements
Are the Bulldogs calling the city of Hamilton's bluff, or is there really no future for the OHL in The Hammer? Plus, we talk top prospects with the head of NHL Central Scouting and we bid farewell to a hockey mind that has left an indelible mark on the game.
Jan 17, 2020, 11:00 AM
Episode 075 - Hunting for the best deals
Another OHL trade deadline has passed and we've got you covered with a complete breakdown, including a conversation with one of the league's most active GMs. The perfect way to set the stage for the unofficial second half.
Jan 10, 2020, 03:00 PM
Episode 074 - New year, same Farwell and Pope
With a week to go until the deadline, everyone around the OHL is talking trades. So why should Farwell and Pope be any different? The guys look around the league and discuss the teams most likely to add, and the teams they find the most intriguing as January 10th draws near. Plus, an OHL GM who thinks this year’s trade season will be “active” joins Farwell and Pope to talk about why he thinks that’s the case, and what’s on his own wish list. And there’s a best-dressed coach in the OHL but did he set the bar too high to end 2019? Have a listen for this week’s answers.
Jan 03, 2020, 11:25 AM
Episode 073 - From the crease to the front office
The man who was involved in what was arguably the most interesting trade in OHL history now takes over as GM of a struggling club. How does he return that club to its former glory? Plus, Farwell and Pope talk crease-crashing and goalie equipment, the expensive import draft, and the importance of taking in-arena jobs seriously, especially if that in-arena job involves tracking shots.
Dec 20, 2019, 01:30 PM
Episode 072 - Butler, Benoit, and bad rinks
Now that Stan Butler has retired, will the OHL ever see another like him? Plus, the guys speak with a former Memorial Cup champ who went on to a well-travelled pro career and we find the only thing Pope is afraid to talk about - the league's worst rinks.
Dec 13, 2019, 11:30 AM