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Snapshots in Hockey History
2 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Sorry to start the week off on a somber note - but I've decided to step away from the podcast for a bit. With my personal life being crazy, it's been tough doing the research and recording new interviews. I still love doing them and will try and release new episodes when I can. Thank you for everything over the past year and a half. This is goodbye....for now....
51 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Welcome to the Nations Capital Part 2 With Alan May
Welcome back for part 2 of our interview with Alan May! Are you an NHL fight fan of the 90's? Well this episode is for your. Hear about several NHL fighters including Kelly Chase, John Kordic and Dale Hunter. Plus what happens when a rat runs loose in your hotel room. The head coach is fired and replaced by his brother and TONS more!!!! Don't forget to DL on iTunes or at Snapshotsinhockeyhistory.com and leave a five star review if you enjoy the show! THANKS!
49 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
Welcome to the Nations Capital with Alan May Part 1
This weeks guest is one of the toughest to ever play in the NHL! Current NBC Sports Mid Atlantic broadcaster and former NHL tough guy Alan May joins to relive his rookie year in the NHL! Hear about finding out he was traded at a wedding! Bryan and Terry Murray, playing in Russia and so much more. Don't forget to check out part 2 of interview which will air next Monday at 8 AM. Have a great week and see you next week for another episode of Snapshots In Hockey History!
54 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
Confessions of a Hockey Lifer with Scott Gruhl
Happy Monday! Kick off your week right with this awesome interview from IHL all time leading goal scorer as well as former LA King and Pittsburgh Penguin Scott Gruhl! Scott heads down memory lane to tell us about playing with Chris Knuckles Nilan at Northeaster, Jr Hockey with Dale Hunter and his travels through out Pro Hockey and North America plus so much more! Thanks Scott for coming on! Don't forget to follow on twitter at SnapshotsIn and on Facebook at Snapshots In Hockey History!!
54 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Canada's biggest WJC Goal with John Slaney!
The 1991 World Junior Tournament came down to the two 80s hockey power houses. It was the Soviet Union vs Team Canada on Canadian soil. As the entire country looked on an OHL defensemen stepped up during the 3rd period and helped Canada take home the gold. Today he joins us to relieve that magical moment. Join us as John tells us about scoring one of the biggest goals in Canadian Hockey History, plus playing with Eric Lindros, life behind the scenes and more!. We review his entire World Junior run with team Canada from training camp to the team celebrating! Enjoy the interview and Happy Holidays!!!! DL on iTunes or at snapshotsinhockeyhistory.com
50 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Behind the Bench in the Windy City with Craig Hartsburg
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!
52 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
A season in Toronto with Allen Bester
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! Please don't forget to follow us facebook at Snapshots in Hockey History and on twitter and Snapshotsin
51 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Creating an NHL Franchise with Doug Maclean
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. Please don't forget to rate and review on iTunes or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts and follow us on twitter @SnapshotsIn and on facebook at Snapshots in Hockey History!
69 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
The Beginning of 40 Years in Los Angeles with Jim Fox!
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 Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and follow us on twitter @SnapshotsIn and on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/snapshotsinhockeyhistory/
41 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
I've been trying to trade for you for FOUR years kid - with Doug Smith!
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!!!!
68 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
Welcome to the NHL - Do you mind if we put this C on your jersey with Terry Ruskowski
Lets rewind time and relive the Chicago Blackhawks 1979-1980 season with rookie and team Captain Terry Ruskowski! Yes you read that right! Rookie AND team Captain! Hear all about how that happened, who the grumpiest person on the team was, Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, why he fought so much back in the day and more! Terry is a true gem and a hell of a guy! Definitely a chat not to miss1 Thanks for running in. Don't forget to rate and review if you like what you hear! Also please don't forget to follow us on Social Media on Twitter @SnapshotIn and on facebook at Snapshots in Hockey History!
53 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
The Minnesota North Stars 1st Crack at the Stanley Cup with Brad Maxwell!
The Minnesota North Stars regular 80-81 season was nothing to write home about. But when it came time for the playoffs they captured lightning in a bottle! Join us as former North Stars D-Man Brad Maxwell takes us back to 1981 and shares with us his experiences during the playoffs. Hear about the young rookie and future HOF'er who captured everyones hearts and had his own "DINOsaur". Plenty of legendary Lou Nanne Stories as well as why head coach Glen Somnor wore a patch over his eye for one game and who he thinks was the best he ever played against!! Brad is the head of the Minnesota NHL Alumni Association. Check out their site at https://www.minnesotanhlalumni.com And don't forget to rate, review and follow Snapshots in Hockey History on Facebook and on Twitter at SnapshotIn!!
30 minutes | Oct 11, 2019
A season in the ECHL with Doug Heinzer
Welcome to an special "early edition" of Snapshots in Hockey History! In conduction of the opening of the 31st ECHL season our guest is Greenville Swamp Rabbits President/CEO & Owner Doug Heinzer!! Doug is in his first season as an owner of an ECHL Franchise. He shares with us what made him decide to buy a hockey team, how being an ECHL affiliate works, the responsibilities of being a team owner and much more. Doug is going to come by throug out the 2019-2020 season so we can ride along with him as he navigates through his first year as pro hockey franchise owner. We'll be back on Monday the October 21st with our regular format. In the meantime, enjoy some old fashion hockey and don't forget to check out our archives at snapshotsinhockeyhistory.com for old episodes. You can find more info about the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at www.swamprabbits.com and buy merchandise at their "Hop Shop". Also please don't forget to follow us on social media on facebook at Snapshots In hockey History and on Twitter @ Snapshotin!!!!
51 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
A Tap on the Shoulder Changed My Life with Paul Mulvey
On January 24th 1982 Paul Mulvey was sitting on the LA Kings players bench when a skirmish broke out on the ice. Coming back form a recent suspension, Mulvey was tapped on the shoulder by then Kings head coach Don Perry. Perry wanted Mulvey join in the fracas and Mulvey refused. His decision to not fight infuriated the Kings head coach and led to Mulvey being blacklisted throughout the NHL. Paul shares with us in his own words, what happened, why he didn't fight and if he would've done anything differently as we relive Paul's 81-82 NHL regular season. He takes us through his start of the season with the Pittsburgh Penguins to his final night in the National Hockey League and the aftermath. Why he thinks he was blacklisted and did the players union offer him any kind of assistance? Please don't forget to review, subscribe and follow us on social media at SnapshotsIn on twitter and Snapshots in Hockey History on facebook!
59 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
From Montreal to St. Louis with Mike Lalor
Welcome back for our first episode of season 2 of Snapshots In Hockey History! No better way to kick things off than with one of most popular guests Mike Lalor!! Mike joins us to relive his final days as a Hab and what it was like to play with Brett Hull and the St Louis Blues during the 1988-89 regular season. Mike shares with us stories about Pat Burns, Brett Hull, Rod Brind'Amour and more! He walks us through his trade from Montreal to St Louis in great detail and how it impacted him. Finally he wraps up the interview with a great story about fighting Steve Yzerman in Detroit in the process becoming public enemy number 1 at the old Joe Louis Arena! This interview was done on location at Mikes gym Teammates Fitness. As a result unfortunately the audio is a little rough during this interview (Sorry about that). Thanks for joining us for season 2 of Snapshots in Hockey History and don't forget new episodes are uploaded every Monday morning! Twitter: SnapshotsIn Facebook: Snapshots In Hockey History
41 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
Shattered Ice with Steve Seftel
Surprise!! Welcome to a special summer bonus edition of Snapshots In Hockey History! This weeks guest is former Washington Capital, Baltimore Skipjack and now best selling author Steve Seftel. Steve shared with us some great stories including lining up against Bob Probert, Doug McLean playing jokes on him and the rough and tumble life of a minor league hockey player. He also gives us a preview of his book where he shares more funny stories about his career as well as his life long battle with depression. To learn more about Steve and his story purchase his book at https://www.amazon.com/SHATTERED-ICE-Steve-Seftel/dp/1999058143/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Steve+Seftel&qid=1565003696&s=gateway&sr=8-1 or follow him on twitter at @slseftel Please don't forget to rate review and subscribe and follow Snapshots in Hockey History on Facebook and on Twitter @Snapshotsin Thanks for stopping by see everyone during the first week of October (if not sooner)
42 minutes | May 27, 2019
The Inaugural Season of the Atlanta Thrashers with Chris Tamer
We made it! Welcome to our final episode of season one as we relive the Atlanta Thrashers Inaugural season with Chris Tamer. Hear how the city of Atlanta received NHL hockey the 2nd time around as well as GM Don Waddell, Ray Ferraro, Jeff Odgers and Shaun Donovan. Hear about Chris's first impressions of the season as well as how he kept himself motivated during a tough season. And as always please don't forget to share, subscribe and follow us on social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snapshotsinhockeyhistory/ Twitter: Snapshotsin www.snapshotsinhockeyhistory.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/snapshots-in-hockey-history/id1437461156?mt=2 Also if you're in Michigan and need a work out be sure to grab a work out at Chris's Crossfit Gym. https://crossfitbrighton.com
25 minutes | May 23, 2019
Riding the Bus - The OHL in the 80's with Chris Felix Part 2
Welcome back for part 2 of our interview with former Sault St Marie Greyhound Captain Chris Felix! During part 2 Chris does a great Terry Crisp impression, Talks about being a smaller finesse player during the 80's and what it's like going to high school and being a local celebrity. And as always please don't forget to share, subscribe and follow us on social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snapshotsinhockeyhistory/ Twitter: Snapshotsin www.snapshotsinhockeyhistory.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/snapshots-in-hockey-history/id1437461156?mt=2
22 minutes | May 20, 2019
Riding the Bus - The OHL in the 80's with Chris Felix Part 1
It's the early 1980's and the Ontario Hockey League is a breading ground for future NHL'ers. In todays interview we relive it all with former Soo Greyhound Defensemen Chris Felix. Hear about being dropped off as sixteen year old, initial thoughts on the league, hazing, living with a billet family, playing with future NHL'ers and so much more! And as always please don't forget to share, subscribe and follow us on social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snapshotsinhockeyhistory/ Twitter: Snapshotsin www.snapshotsinhockeyhistory.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/snapshots-in-hockey-history/id1437461156?mt=2
29 minutes | May 16, 2019
Traveling the NHL with Roman Vopat Part 2
And the trades have stopped! Join us for Part 2 as Roman gets settled in with his last stop of the 98-99 NHL regular season and tells us what it like to wear Flyers Orange & Black. Hear all about the leadership of Eric Lindros, Keith Jones, Bobby Clarke and playing in the last Flyers game at Maple Leaf Gardens! And as always please don't forget to share, subscribe and follow us on social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snapshotsinhockeyhistory/ Twitter: Snapshotsin www.snapshotsinhockeyhistory.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/snapshots-in-hockey-history/id1437461156?mt=2
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