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Behind the Bench in the Windy City with Craig Hartsburg

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This week we get the inside scoop of what it’s like being behind the bench of an original six team with Craig Hartsburg.  Craig talked about how he coached, changes he made to the team, getting hired, did the Blackhawks ever make a run for the great one in 96?

Craig offers a great perspective and also shares with us his thoughts on Joe Murphy, Bob Probert, Jeremy Roenick, Tony Amonte & More!

Don’t forget to tune in next week when we chat about the World Juniors with a former World Junior Hero!

A season in Toronto with Allen Bester

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Thanks for joining us this week as we sit down with former Toronto Maple Leafs starting goaltender Allen Bester!  The 80’s weren’t the kindest decade to the Maple Leafs and “Buster” walks us through the final year of the decade. 

Plenty of Talk about the Leafs controversial owner Harold Ballard, John Carpenter, if there were indeed issues in the Locker Room.  What it’s like playing in Toronto and so much more!

We’ve hundred dozens of requests for an episode of about the Leafs to so without further-a-do – lets get to it!

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Creating an NHL Franchise with Doug MaClean

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In 1996 John McConnell the founder of Worthington Industries applied for an NHL franchise.  Once awarded he knew he needed the right guy to lead the franchise.  He tapped a Former NHL coach to become the face of the Columbus Blue Jackets named Doug Maclean.   This week Doug walks us through the formation and inaugural season of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Hear all about the expansion draft, the NHL draft, Who he wanted on his staff, picking a head coach and so much more!

Doug also talk about what he’s up to now since leaving Rogers.  This is a fantastic interview and one not to miss if you’re interested in the business side of hockey, as well as what goes into running a franchise.   

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The Beginning of 40 Years in Los Angeles with Jim Fox!

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Happy Monday!  After a week off it’s time for another new episode of Snapshots In Hockey History!  This week former LA King and current color commentator Jim Fox stops to take a trip down memory lane.  Join us during this laid back conversation as Jim walks us through his rookie year with the Los Angeles Kings!  Hear about being drafted; the first player that reached out to him after the draft, Dr. Jerry Buss, pressures of trying to make it, snagging shoes from the LA Lakers, Living with Larry Murphy and sooo much more! 

Jim now owns a wine company called Patine Cellars check them out at https://patinecellars.com and follow Jim on twitter @JimFox19

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I’ve been trying to trade for you for FOUR years kid – with Doug Smith!

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Doug Smith was drafted 2nd overall in the 1981 NHL entry draft!  Hear about his entire journey in this incredibly honest interview.

For Doug’s interview we cover his 85-86 regular season.  This is one of the most “real” interviews we’ve had on the podcast.  Hear about the LA Kings head of security buying him a gun.  The trials, tribulations and pressures of being a young kid in the National Hockey League.  The 2 coaches that had the biggest impact on him, which teammate used to turn his stick into a SHIV, his trade to Buffalo and TONS & TONS more

Don’t miss this interview for an incredibly insightful chat about the side of hockey often times not talked about!!!!