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47. (NHL) Full of dreams to last the years in Seattle

12/4/2018
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We've finally made it. Seattle is officially getting the NHL's 32nd franchise. Tom Franklin breaks down what makes Seattle a great market for the NHL and delves into Seattle's hockey past, including the fact that Seattle has a rather interesting 101 year drought when it comes to a certain trophy...

Duration:00:25:46

(TEST) Don't call it a comeback...yet

11/30/2018
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The Good Ol' Hockey Podcast has a new intro, a new hosting home, and a new set of reasons why Tom Franklin hasn't been as diligent lately. This is purely a test episode, but Tom would like your feedback on the new intro or if he should go back to the old, witty ones. http://www.twitter.com/goodolhockey

Duration:00:08:55

45: (Blues) Of Jake Allen and headcase goalies

10/10/2018
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You have to be a little crazy to be a goaltender in hockey, but when does that little bit o' crazy turn against you? When you're having a rough patch and your own fans start turning against you. Tom Franklin explains why you maybe shouldn't be so quick to turn against your team's netminder.

Duration:00:19:54

44: (NHL) 2018-19 Season Preview 'n Predictions

10/2/2018
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Competitive NHL hockey is here, and the 2018-19 season is shaping up to be an interesting one! Drama at the top, drama at the bottom, and a lot of mystery in between. Tom Franklin tries to sort out the drama and mystery and gives his (probably error-full) predictions for this coming season!

Duration:00:54:23

43: (NHL) Go West, young Max and Erik

9/13/2018
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Max Pacioretty is a Vegas Golden Knight, and San Jose played "top this" by acquiring Erik Karlsson days later. Tom Franklin returns from his moving sabbatical to break down the winners and losers of this deal. Hint: Ottawa loses. What else is new? (Photo by Christophe95 [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons)

Duration:00:32:37

42: State of the Podcast

8/10/2018
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Changes are coming. Most of them are good. I (Tom Franklin) also explain why it's hard to podcast and move your entire belongings two states over at the same time.

Duration:00:09:41

41: (Hawks) Thank you Stan

8/7/2018
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Stan Mikita is one of the most interesting hockey players you'll ever find, from his upbringing in the Nazi-controlled...then Soviet-controlled Slovak Republic to the gifts he intentionally and unintentionally gave the game of hockey. Thank you Stan Mikita. May you finally rest in peace.

Duration:00:30:58

40: (NHL) Post-free agency NHL power rankings

7/24/2018
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It's kind of a boring time to be a hockey fan, so Tom Franklin tries his best to spice things up with some NHL Power Rankings. One team collapsed, one team soared, and Tom's voice started dying on him about halfway through because when you talk about 31 NHL teams, you have to talk alot period.

Duration:00:35:33

39: (Hawks) Goodbye Demigod and Cousin Vinnie

7/14/2018
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The Hossa Era is officially over in Chicago, and he's taking young forward Vinnie Hinestroza with him to Arizona. Tommie Lee comes to grips with the loss of a Hawks legend. (Photo by Anna Enriquez from San Antonio, United States; CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

Duration:00:03:48

38: (Blues) OH OH OH O'REILLY!!!!!! (and the other signings too)

7/1/2018
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When it looked like Tyler Bozak, David Perron, and Chad Johnson were going to be the highlights of Day 1 free agency for the St. Louis Blues, Doug Armstrong pulls the Ryan O'Reilly rabbit out of his hat. Tom Franklin couldn't be more excited. (Photo by Lisa Gansky from New York, NY, USA (IMG_5018) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Duration:00:33:42

37: (NHL) Rumors, trust, and the rise of social media garbage

6/28/2018
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So many rumors, so many of them garbage, and so many people that lop it up anyway. Tom Franklin is getting tired of hearing the misinformation that is spreading...all at the expense of ACTUAL reporters who are always a financial decision away from being unemployed. Warning: I ramble and rant. A lot.

Duration:00:17:32

36: (NHL) Mr. Hoffman's Wild Ride

6/19/2018
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June 19, 2018: The day Mike Hoffman was dealt twice, Artemi Panarin was dangled by Columbus, and Tom Franklin finally had a chance to react to the Alex Galchenyuk/Max Domi trade. Oh, and what's this about Ilya Kovalchuk wearing the Bluenote maybe? (Photo by Michael Miller [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons)

Duration:00:28:52

35: (NHL) Pre-free agency/draft NHL Power Rankings

6/15/2018
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He promised them long ago, and now he's delivered. Before the free agency and NHL draft frenzy, Tom Franklin runs down the power rankings of all 31 NHL teams and tries to paint a picture of where each team stands. Hint: There's no pretty little clouds over Ottawa these days.

Duration:00:34:38

34: (Blues/Komets) A tale of two OHL Red Tilson Award winners

6/11/2018
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Fort Wayne Komets goalie Michael Houser has something in common with St. Louis Blues forward Jordan Kyrou: they're both Red Tilson Award winners from the OHL. Tom Franklin tells us a tale of how no two Tilson Award winners are alike, though. (Photos supplied/Ontario Hockey League press releases)

Duration:00:09:43

33: (Stanley Cup) Caps EARN their first Stanley Cup title!

6/8/2018
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Stick taps to the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. They came to Vegas. They saw the ga-ga. They conquered. Tom Franklin talks about how the Caps EARNED their Cup, how Vegas has nothing to be ashamed about, and tries to jump into the shoes of your average Capitals fan in the final 7 minutes of the game.

Duration:00:36:30

32: (Stanley Cup) Kuznetsov 4 Conn Smythe (and Caps up 3-1 too)

6/4/2018
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NBC wants Alex Ovechkin to win a Stanley Cup so bad, but if he wins it over Evgeny Kuznetsov, it'll be the biggest robbery since we lost the entire 2004-05 season due to lockout. Oh, and the Caps are kind of routing Vegas this series. Tom Franklin sprinkles some salt on this episode of the Good Ol' Hockey Podcast!

Duration:00:28:27

31: (Stanley Cup) They are Washington, hear them roar

6/2/2018
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Does home ice advantage matter in the Stanley Cup Finals? Do humans require air to breathe, water to drink, and the ability to communicate with one another? Tom Franklin talks about how home ice is an advantage for the Washington Capitals in their series with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Duration:00:21:12

30: (Stanley Cup) Caps exploit Vegas and Fleury's backdoor to win Game 2

5/31/2018
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Dominik Hasek is Braden Holtby's spirit animal and Washington has figured out Marc-Andre Fleury's backdoor problem. Tom Franklin goes over game two and where this series stands after two fun, fun, fun games played.

Duration:00:19:14

29: (Komets) Fond farewells and being "in one" in the ECHL

5/29/2018
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Fort Wayne says goodbye to two of its best players - Gabriel Desjardins and Mason Baptista - to foreign leagues. How does this happen? Tom Franklin explores the vice grip ECHL teams are put in financially and what being "in one" in minor league hockey is like.

Duration:00:19:21

28: (Stanley Cup) Vegas/Capitals Game 1 review AND series preview

5/29/2018
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Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals in the book and it was so, so glorious. Tom Franklin gushes all over it and then gives us a preview of the series, explaining that not all underdogs are created equal and why it's ok to like or not like the Vegas story.

Duration:00:45:15