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The Block Party with Seth Kushner

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Seth Kushner hosts the Block Party to talk Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey, the NHL and life in general with great guests from all aspects of hockey.

Seth Kushner hosts the Block Party to talk Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey, the NHL and life in general with great guests from all aspects of hockey.

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United States

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Podcasts

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Seth Kushner hosts the Block Party to talk Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey, the NHL and life in general with great guests from all aspects of hockey.

Twitter:

@BoltsRadio

Language:

English


Episodes

Jan Rutta on His Day With The Stanley Cup and Why There Was Controversy With It

11/29/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by Lightning defenseman Jan Rutta to discuss his day with The Stanley Cup in Prague, why there is controversy in what he chose to eat out of the Cup, the Fall Out Boy concert when they got their rings, how he chose his new goal song, why he's so good playing with Victor Hedman and who would he prefer to block a shot from, Steven Stamkos or Zach Bogosian.

Duration:00:21:56

Yanni Gourde On Being Picked By Seattle, His Game 7 Goal Vs. Islanders & His Message For All Lightning Fans

11/22/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by Seattle Kraken forward Yanni Gourde to discuss being picked by Seattle in the Expansion Draft over Alex Killorn and Ondrej Palat, how his boat parade plans changed, his day with the Stanley Cup including eating Taffy out of it, selling his house to Zach Bogosian, how a missed shot vs Washington years ago haunted him and his Game 7 goal against the Islanders helped wash that away and Yanni has a message for all Lightning fans.

Duration:00:25:53

Alex Barre-Boulet on His Number Change, 2 Weeks in Seattle and Being Back In Tampa

11/15/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by Lightning forward Alex Barre-Boulet who is back on the Bolts after a brief 2-week stint in Seattle where he was a 'Kraken Legend'. They discuss how being put on waivers went down, coming back to Tampa where he is comfortable, missing the Stanley Cup ring ceremony, his favorite Boat Parade memories, flying private jets vs commercial airlines and the reason behind his number change from 60 to 12.

Duration:00:14:41

Anton Stralman on Swedish Candy, Victor Hedman's Wedding & Visits To Ikea

11/8/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by former Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman to discuss why a visit to Ikea causes family problems, why Swedish candy is better than American candy, how he found out he was drafted in the final round of the 2005 NHL draft, his memories of his time in Tampa Bay, Victor Hedman's wedding and who reached out to him after the Lightning won the Stanley Cup.

Duration:00:23:13

Andrei Vasilevskiy on Pressure Washing, Gravy Train and Putting His Cat In The Stanley Cup

11/1/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by Lightning Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy to discuss his pressure washing prowess, who gets the most goals by him in practice, picking 'Gravy Train' as their win song 2 years ago, who wears him out more between Nikita Kucherov, Mikhail Sergachev or his agent Dan Milstein, how cool his Dad is and putting the Conn Smythe Trophy on his head and his cat in the Stanley Cup.

Duration:00:15:07

Pierre-Édouard Bellemare on Why Tampa, Playing Against Corey Perry & Being French But Not Liking Wine

10/25/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by Pierre-Édouard Bellemare to discuss being happy he doesn't have to play against Corey Perry anymore, how horrible he is at trash talking and Pat Maroon is the best, why he chose Tampa Bay in free agency, why he's so positive about life and his career, his love of Halloween, the fact that he knows how to sew and how he's the only guy from France who does not like wine.

Duration:00:33:17

Zach Bogosian Returns To The Tampa Bay Lightning

10/18/2021
Seth Kushner is joined by new (and old) Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian to discuss how he came to re-join Tampa Bay, his day with the Stanley Cup, buying Yanni Gourde's house and more.

Duration:00:22:29

Lightning GM Julien BriseBois on Back-to-Back Stanley Cups, Trades He's Made & The Boat Parade

7/15/2021
On the final episode of this season's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by Lightning General Manager Julien BriseBois to discuss what image was in his head when he teared up at his postseason press conference, the emergence of Ross Colton, the David Savard trade, does he listen to Yung Gravy, who he is most happy for on the team, how the Gourde-Coleman-Goodrow line come together and they discuss the boat parade and what player boat he might have hopped on.

Duration:00:13:55

Greg Wyshynski on How Lightning Were Built, ESPN Getting NHL Rights & Best Tampa Food Spots

7/7/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner talks with ESPN hockey writer Greg Wyshynski about just how well the Lightning team is built, which NHL stars he is excited to work with at ESPN, the story of his first tweet involving Sidney Crosby, what will the Lightning will look like next year, his take on Mayor Castor's comments about the Bolts winning at home plus his favorite spots in Tampa and the best press box in the NHL.

Duration:00:31:15

JT Brown on His New Job In Seattle & Memories of Tampa

6/30/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner speaks with former Lightning forward J.T. Brown about how he landed his new job as the TV analyst for the Seattle Kraken, if gaming helped prepare him for it, his fondest memories of Tampa, who he used to game with back in the day, his least favorite tweet from his wife that went viral, the tryout he had for his new job and who he would take from the Lightning in the upcoming Kraken Expansion Draft.

Duration:00:22:05

Dwayne Roloson on Playing In Tampa, Helping Steven Stamkos & Chirping Victor Hedman

6/23/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner talks with former Lightning and Islanders goalie Dwayne Roloson about the trade that brought him to Tampa, how he'd chirp Victor Hedman in practice every day, how he helped Steven Stamkos work on shooting drills the year he scored 60 goals, how much of the game is mental, what makes Andrei Vasilevskiy different and the guys that never scored on him.

Duration:00:30:28

Kenny Albert On Playing Hockey Against Jon Cooper, Rooming With Barry Trotz & Not Rooting Against Your Team

6/16/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner talks with Kenny Albert from NBC Sports about how national announcers aren't rooting against the Lightning, playing club hockey against Lightning Coach Jon Cooper, his days as a roommate with Islanders Coach Barry Trotz, playing ping pong against John Smoltz and Matt Leinart, calling football games for his daughter's high school during the pandemic and his days as the Baltimore Skipjacks announcers.

Duration:00:30:43

Sonya Bryson-Kirksey on Hugging Nikita Kucherov, Meeting Rob Gronkowski and Singing The National Anthem

6/9/2021
On this week’s Block Party Seth Kushner talks with Tampa Bay Lightning Anthem Singer Sonya Bryson-Kirksey about hanging with Rob Gronkowski, her moment with Nikita Kucherov at the Stanley Cup Celebration, the first night she sang at AMALIE Arena, her reaction when she found out she is getting a Stanley Cup ring, her new reading project and her new t-shirt that benefits Multiple Sclerosis research.

Duration:00:26:21

Chris Dingman on Playing Drums For Garth Brooks & Almost Getting Sued By His Neighbors

6/2/2021
On this week’s Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by former Lightning forward Chris Dingman to discuss his 30 games with the Hurricanes, how he upset Rod Brind'Amour in the weight room, playing drums for Garth Brooks, his plea for someone to invite him to Tampa so he can leave the Canadian lockdown and we learn that his neighbors threatened to sue him because the ice rink he built his kids had a leak.

Duration:00:42:07

Daniel Walcott On Making History, His Time In Syracuse & Getting His Call Up

5/26/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Daniel Walcott who was part of history when he started on line comprised of all Black players. They discuss doing lunges on a private bus when he got called up, his business EightFive LLC which does it all, who would play him in the hockey version of Cool Runnings, how he found he would be making his debut, if he ever got jealous of guys called up before him and his dad's prediction that he would be part of an...

Duration:00:22:51

Phil Esposito on Cap Circumvention, NHL Lied To Him About Expansion Panthers & Dave Mishkin's Goal Calls

5/19/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by Hall of Famer Phil Esposito to discuss cap circumvention, how the NHL lied to him when bringing the Panthers into the league, feeling a part of the team after getting his Stanley Cup ring, Connor McDavid and what Brayden Point does that's like him, and the first time he heard his radio partner Dave Mishkin make his signature goal call.

Duration:00:34:47

Brian Boyle on Lightning-Panthers Rivalry, His Fight With Sergachev & The Bolts Stanley Cup Win

5/12/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by former Lightning forward Brian Boyle to discuss what he is up to and the fact that he is NOT retired, what he said to Mikhail Sergachev and their fight last year, if the Panthers and Bolts are a rivalry, Game of Thrones, how upset he is at those who say the Lightning's Stanley Cup victory wasn't legit and how fan bases around the NHL lifted him up during his cancer battle.

Duration:00:25:47

Brantt Myhres on His Lightning Days, Hitting Rock Bottom and His Fight to Stay Sober

5/5/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by former Lightning forward Brantt Myhres to discuss his being drafted by the Bolts in 1992, how he was enamored with the pick of Brent Gretzky in the 2nd round, his friendship with Joe Manganiello, getting suspended multiple times by the NHL, doing cocaine after games until early in the morning, the night he hit rock bottom at his sister's house, his struggle to stay sober daily and getting hired by the Los Angeles Kings in 2015.

Duration:00:20:31

How The Lightning Designed Their Stanley Cup Rings

4/28/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by Chris Poitras from Jostens to talk about the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup Rings including how the process works to get the Lightning to partner with Jostens and how they creates styles for the remaining 4 teams in the playoffs, who was in the initial meetings about the rings, the fact that one player had difficulties opening the box, what is available in the fans collection and how Jeff and Penny Vinik wanted to set a standard with...

Duration:00:24:30

Ryan Callahan on Lightning's Stanley Cup, Steven Stamkos's Playoff Heroics & Hockey Analytics

4/21/2021
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by former Lightning forward Ryan Callahan to talk about the call he got from Steven Stamkos and others on the night they won the Stanley Cup, when he knew Stamkos was suiting up in the Stanley Cup Final, the injury prone label fans put on players, what the Ryan Callahan Foundation has going on now, watching his old number 24 being worn by Zach Bogosian in the playoffs and the most overrated stats and how analytics pushed him out of the game.

Duration:00:18:29