XP PSP s01e15: Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Candice Carr

October 9th, 2014

166601_10150402147215646_2118447_n.jpgIn episode 15, Dave and Harold discuss the legal trouble that NFL players have found themselves in this season and whether or not it's hurting the league at all, and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Candice Carr calls in to talk about her cheerleading career for arguably the world's most popular and recognized cheer squads, as well as to give her take on the lawsuits brought against NFL teams recently by the cheerleaders of the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, and Oakland Raiders. 

Candice is now the owner of Social Photo Booths in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Be sure to check them out on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and their website socialphotobooths.com

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XP PSP s01e14: San Jose Sharks’ Matt Irwin

March 26th, 2014

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He may not be a household name just yet, but San Jose Sharks defenseman Matt Irwin may work his way into your mental NHL player directory yet. Now in his second NHL season, the 26 year old British Columbian is continuing a trend from his amateur career that has seen his point totals, ice-time, and contributions to his team’s success dynamically increase every year.   

Irwin spoke with me at length about his long road to the NHL and what he’ll have to do to stay there, the tough decisions he was required to make and small window of opportunity he had to live out his dream, past teammates that helped get him where he is now, current ones that help make him better, what the San Jose Sharks will have to do to win their first Stanley Cup, what it takes to be consistently inserted into a lineup full of Olympians, All-Stars, and Stanley Cup champions, and more. 

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XP PSP s01e13: Larry Fisher debriefs the NHL Trade Deadline

March 7th, 2014

LarryFisher.jpgLarry Fisher from the Kelowna Daily Courier called in for episode 13 to debrief all the action from the 2014 NHL trade deadline. We talked Martin St. Louis for Ryan Callahan, Roberto Luongo to Florida, Gaborik to LA, Ryan Miller to Buffalo, Jaroslav Halak all over the place, Vanek's path to Montreal, Edmonton's moves of Hemsky and Bryzgalov, the non-moves of Brodeur and Kesler, and we both pick our winners of the day. 

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XP PSP s01e12: Justin Bourne debriefs Sochi 2014 hockey

March 1st, 2014

Justin Bourne from The Score dropped by for episode 12 to debrief the Sochi 2014 Olympic hockey tournament with host Dave Cunning, and discuss it's implications on the NHL moving forward. We talked about Canada's route to gold, USA's fall from grace, Backstrom's Olympic suspension, how it affected Sweden's outcome and why team doctors weren't regulating his intake better, whether Canada's win justifies all the heavily critcised roster adjustments the coaching staff made, who steps into Steve Yzerman's role next Olympics, who Canada would send if the NHL chose not to participate in the 2018 Olympics, what the alternative to the Olympics as a best-on-best tournament would be, how John Tavares' Olympic injury affects the decision for the NHL to return or not, how it affects the Islanders going forward this season, how Olympic performances affect NHL players finishing their NHL season, and more. 

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XP PSP s01e06: Bernie Nicholls

February 13th, 2014

19 year NHL veteran Bernie Nicholls joined host Dave Cunning on the phone to talk all things LA Kings, their current slump and how he'd cure it, where he keeps his Stanley Cup ring, why he declines his invites to the New Jersey Devils' alumni game every year, who should be allowed to touch the Stanley Cup, and a whole bunch more. 

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XP PSP s01e11: Back In Action

January 24th, 2014

Sachin and Harold return in episode 11 and join Dave in casting their Superbowl predictions, discussing how to choose a team to cheer for if you don't have one in your hometown and whether geography or national pride should play into your decision; Harold says the CFL isn't real football and discusses why he turned down an opportunity to play in the league; Sachin plays the race card concerning the Richard Sherman issue and rips Erin Andrews; and we all decide whether we'd let our kids play hockey or football knowing how what we now do about injuries, and how prevalent the risks of concussions and other injuries now are in sports. 

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XP PSP s01e10: Toronto Maple Leafs’ Troy Bodie

January 15th, 2014

In episode 10, host Dave Cunning goes one-on-one with Toronto Maple Leafs/Marlies forward, Troy Bodie. A veteran of 4 NHL seasons, Bodie spoke at length about playing for Randy Carlyle, the HBO 24/7 series, fighting in hockey, being a bubble guy, outdoor games, Miley Cyrus tunes, and more. 

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XP PSP s01e09: 2013 Spengler Cup champ Cody Almond

January 2nd, 2014

In episode 9, host Dave Cunning goes one on one with Cody Almond of Geneve Servette of Switzerland's top pro hockey league, the NLA. GSHC won the 2013 Spengler Cup, and the former Minnesota Wild forward  spoke about how it felt to win, where the tournament lines up with other international tournaments, GSHC's upcoming outdoor Winter Classic, and a whole bunch more. 

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XP PSP s01e08: MLB Fan Cave finalist April Whitzman

November 4th, 2013

Panel: Dave Cunning, Harold Dale

Guest: April Whitzman

2013 MLB Fan Cave Dweller April Whitzman drops by to talk about her experience as Toronto's ultimate fan, her experience seeing the World Series played out, the continuing plight of the Toronto Blue Jays, and more. Harold chimes in to teach everyone how to pronounce "Z", and Zorro finds his way into the conversation somehow too.  
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XP PSP s01e07: Go Berzerk

October 18th, 2013
Panel: Dave Cunning, Harold Dale, Ryan Brown, Dan Nabben

In this episode, we discuss:

-Ilya Bryzgalov's free agent woes, and getting cut - whether to stick with it or pack it in. 
-Tim Thomas, taking a year off and expecting to pick up where he left off; who can actually do that. 
-The guy in every sport on every team that's a little off. 
-Hertl's goal, "The Code", and what it means in different sports. 
-The place of fighting in hockey and all sports. 
-Whether the opinion of former players or analysts who didn't play holds more weight than the other.
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