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April 7th, 2012

Helene Elliott Recaps The NHL Regular Season

The regular season wraps up this weekend, and the chase for Lord Stanley’s Cup begins in earnest when the puck drops on the playoffs next week. We called Helene Elliot of the Los Angeles Times for her take on the NHL season.

February 25th, 2012

Are All-Star Games Worth Watching?

With the NBA All-Star Game taking place this Sunday, NPR’s Sports Correspondent Mike Pesca joins Bill to discuss whether or not All-Star Games are even worth the trouble.

January 28th, 2012

‘Wayne Gretzky’s Ghost’ By Roy MacGregor

No, Wayne Gretzky isn’t dead just yet. Roy MacGregor was Gretzky’s ghost writer for the hockey legend’s newspaper column. MacGregor joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book.

January 28th, 2012

Helene Elliott: Don’t Watch The NHL All-Star Game

Helene Elliott of the LA Times joins Bill to talk about some of the good and some of the bad this NHL season. Why are the Rangers so good? And why are the Blue Jackets so bad?

January 7th, 2012

Montreal’s Cunneyworth Doesn’t Speak French

The displeasure among Montreal natives regarding new Canadiens coach Randy Cunneyworth doesn’t seem to have much to do with the team’s performance on the ice. Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette joins Bill to discuss the strange dilemma.

December 10th, 2011

Derek Boogaard: ‘Punched Out’

John Branch, author of a three-part series in the New York Times called “Punched Out: The Life And Death Of A Hockey Enforcer,” joins Bill to discuss the effects of Derek Boogaard’s role as a brawler.

December 3rd, 2011

NHL’s Sidney Crosby Returns To Form

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is back on the ice … and he’s hot. Crosby spent more than 10 months recovering from a concussion. Since returning to the Penguins’ lineup on November 21, he’s notched 11 points in six games. Bill talks with TSN hockey analyst Bob McKenzie about the comeback of “Sid the Kid.”

October 8th, 2011

NHL: Previews and Predictions

The 2011-12 NHL season is underway this week. Helene Elliot of the Los Angeles Times joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the likelihood of a repeat win for Boston and which other teams are looking promising.

August 27th, 2011

Stan Lee ‘Rescues’ The NHL

Comic book legend Stan Lee joins Bill to discuss his new line of superheroes based on the 30 NHL teams.

June 25th, 2011

Winnipeg Jet Thrashing Transformers

Bill Littlefield wishes he had the naming rights to the new Winnipeg hockey team.

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