One topic that I think was mentioned yesterday that too many here take for fact is that life in Canada/USA (both personally and professionally) are better then overseas - I think this was mentioned somewhere about "who wants to play in Moscow." Now to me, if I were given the option to live anywhere as a young athlete, I don't think Calgary or Edmonton would be my first choice. I can't see Philly or Detriot or Pittsburg or Buffalo being first on anyone's list either, and would rather be in Stockholm then Detriot. Yet we are under the notion that it is desirable to play in NA over Russia which may not necessary be true. Also, we sometimes overlook the perks to playing overseas in Sweden, Finland, Czech, etc.
So a good topic would be to get a roundtable (if possible) of some guys that did play overseas and aside from the prestiege of the league and the cup, how life differs between Canada, Sweden, Russia, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, Japan et al and what their preference. Might be hard, but some digging of some lower end pro's like Giordano, Tkaczuk, Fata, McLennan and so on might work.
Originally Posted by calumniate
Gotta hand it to Feaster here, he's been pretty slick with the waiver wire. I don't think we've ever lost anyone during his tenure, and have had a couple of ok pickups.
Originally Posted by kyuss275
Having players on one way contracts, that other teams don't want for free, is not really a sign of being "slick". I would think its closer to having a wasted contract.
In the first show, Bingo provided a brief history of CP. How about getting Mike Board or Photon on there to talk more in depth about the history of our beloved Calgary Puck? I'm sure either of these two would be able to contribute to more Flames- or hockey-centric talk but I for one would like to gain more insight into the genesis of the site and the technical details that keep CP running.
He guests don't all have to be well-known journalists. They can also be prominent, long-time posters to CP. There are posters here who I find to be more knowledgeable than many hockey journalists.
Agree 100%. An additional viewpoint, idea, or opinion from somebody who knows their stuff adds something to any podcast, no matter the topic, and no matter if they're well-known or undiscovered. Content, content, content.
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