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! 

Slewfoot 6.39 – Mary Fisherwood’s Future

The 2016-2017 NHL Season is complete with the Pittsburgh Penguins winning the Cup again. Dave and Fred are back and they bring you their thoughts on what happened the past few games, why Sidney Crosby was named MVP of the playoffs, their thoughts on if the Predators can make it back to the Finals next year and much more about the Final 6 games of the year.

We also chat about why every other sport is better than basketball, we talk about a coaching change in Florida, a change of ownership in Arizona, the odds for the Stanley Cup winners for next season (already) and much, much more.

We announce our winners of our 1st Annual Hockey Pool – congrats to Joel and Carl from the 4th Line Podcast for finishing 1st and 2nd and for Cole who took 3rd place. It was a ton of fun and Thank you to all who participated!

We’ll be back next week with a preview of the NHL Awards show and a look at the Expansion Draft as well!

Thank you for listening!