Episode 7.1 – The One About Last Season

We are back and discussing what happened last season in the NHL!

We run down our Top 10 Most Important things that happened in the NHL last season and Off-Season, from Connor McD to the Nashville Predators to the Detroit Red Wings and their playoff streak coming to an end.

If there is an event that caught your eye and we didn’t discuss it, send us a message to feedback@slewfoothockey.com or hit us up on Twitter – @SlewfootFred, @SlewfootDave or @SlewfootShow

We’ll be sure to get that discussion going!

Thanks for listening!

Slewfoot 6.41 – Canada Day Free Agent Songs

Happy Canada Day! We celebrate the 150th Birthday of Canada by bringing you all of the July 1st Free Agent signings in the NHL’. With Canada’s strong musical history, we throw in some famous Canadian song titles from time to time as well.

Find out which players have signed with their new team, which players have signed extensions with their current team, and which players haven’t signed with any team as of yet.

It’s an exciting time of year and there are still more signings to come!

Enjoy the show!

A Slewfoot Study on Maple Syrup

As it’s Canada’s Birthday, the 150th Birthday in fact, I thought I’d write a little about something near and dear to my heart.

Maple Syrup.

Yep, it’s delicious, sweet, great on a bunch of things, and wouldn’t you know it, good for you too.

While I’m not an expert on all things Syrup related, I can tell you that syrup is made from the sap of Maple trees – the xylem sap in fact, and then that sap is heated to evaporate the water in the sap and what’s left over is the delicious goodness used to sweeten your waffles, pancakes (or flap-jacks), French Toast, oatmeal, donuts, cookies etc. It’s becoming more and more popular in other great foods such as bacon, popcorn and more recently, Maple Syrup flavored marshmallows (I’m not joking, they’re delicious!)

As a proud Canadian, I think it’s important that we take time to recoginize this wonderful staple of our diet. There’s so much Maple Syrup does for us and it truly does add so much to our food. 

As Canadians, we are the largest producer of this golden sweetness, with over 70% of the world’s Maple Syrup supply coming from Canada, and amounting to over $480 Million in exports. That’s lots of Maples trees, lots of vats to boil the sap, and lots of pancakes and French Toast to pour the syrup on.

Have you ever taken a sip from the bottle, poured a bit of syrup in a glass or licked the plate after you’re done your pancakes? I know you have, because if you didn’t, it would be a waste, and nobody wants to waste the leftovers on your plate. Isn’t that why we pour a little extra on our plate? The distinct flavour of Maple Syrup is very difficult to describe – it’s caramel, sugar, vanilla, toffee and awesomeness all mixed into one. Nothing else really matches the flavour of Maple. It’s unique and definitely a part of Canada that as Canadians, we should cherish and continue to keep a part of our “ness”.

When you’re out and about this Canada Day weekend, be sure to stop and take some time to cherish this Canadian food – buy a Maple Dip from your local Tim Horton’s, make some pancakes and dredge it in Maple-amazingness the morning after the fireworks, or simply “do a shot” of one of the best foods Canada has provided the world.

It’s worth it.

 

 

Slewfoot 6.40 – The Mostly Live Expansion Awards Show

This week’s episode of the show, it’s the mostly live Expansion Awards Show!

We recorded our show this while watching the NHL Awards Show which had the Expansion Draft for the Vegas Golden Knights sprinkled in with it. While we don’t cover the entire show, that would be way too long, we cover a good portion of it, and give you some of our reactions to both the award winners, and the picks the NHL’s latest Expansion Team, the Golden Knights had taken so far.

We also discuss the trade of Jonathan Drouin to Montreal, what is happening with Marian Hossa in Chicago, the upcoming entry draft this weekend (where we can remember anyone’s name) and of course, Free Agency starting on July 1st.

If you have any thoughts as to what you’d like to see your team do, let us know by sending us a message! Or check us out on Twitter!

Thanks for listening!