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The Block Party with Seth Kushner
23 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Zach Bogosian Returns To The Tampa Bay Lightning
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.
14 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Lightning GM Julien BriseBois on Back-to-Back Stanley Cups, Trades He's Made & The Boat Parade
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.
31 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Greg Wyshynski on How Lightning Were Built, ESPN Getting NHL Rights & Best Tampa Food Spots
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.
22 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
JT Brown on His New Job In Seattle & Memories of Tampa
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.
30 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Dwayne Roloson on Playing In Tampa, Helping Steven Stamkos & Chirping Victor Hedman
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.
31 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Kenny Albert On Playing Hockey Against Jon Cooper, Rooming With Barry Trotz & Not Rooting Against Your Team
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.
26 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Sonya Bryson-Kirksey on Hugging Nikita Kucherov, Meeting Rob Gronkowski and Singing The National Anthem
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.
42 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Chris Dingman on Playing Drums For Garth Brooks & Almost Getting Sued By His Neighbors
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.
23 minutes | May 26, 2021
Daniel Walcott On Making History, His Time In Syracuse & Getting His Call Up
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 all black line.
35 minutes | May 19, 2021
Phil Esposito on Cap Circumvention, NHL Lied To Him About Expansion Panthers & Dave Mishkin's Goal Calls
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.
26 minutes | May 12, 2021
Brian Boyle on Lightning-Panthers Rivalry, His Fight With Sergachev & The Bolts Stanley Cup Win
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.
21 minutes | May 5, 2021
Brantt Myhres on His Lightning Days, Hitting Rock Bottom and His Fight to Stay Sober
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.
25 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
How The Lightning Designed Their Stanley Cup Rings
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 this ring.
19 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Ryan Callahan on Lightning's Stanley Cup, Steven Stamkos's Playoff Heroics & Hockey Analytics
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.
31 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Ryan Malone on Steven Stamkos, Barry Melrose, Getting Kicked Out of Concerts and Becoming A Firefighter
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by former Lightning forward Ryan Malone to discuss the Barry Melrose era, losing 30k in a card game to Teddy Purcell, getting kicked off stage at a Bush concert and hanging out at a private Kid Rock Show, going to the Hall of Fame for Marty St. Louis, taking Steven Stamkos under his wing, why he isn't involved with his son's youth hockey team and his new career - a firefighter.
19 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Barclay Goodrow On Craziest Year Of His Life & Being Honored In His Hometown
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by Lightning forward Barclay Goodrow about being on TMZ for his fight with Adam Erne this year, what it was like winning the Stanley Cup and what he remembers from the boat parade, the craziest year of his life, watching the TV show Prison Break and being honored in his hometown.
20 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Ross Colton on Getting Called Up, Bruce Springsteen & Going First In The Shootout
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ross Colton to discuss his first time on a private jet when he got called up, who on the team has really embraced him, how many times he has seen Bruce Springsteen, why he can't listen to music before games so he has a group chat to get ready, what it's like living out of a hotel, how he spends his Sunday Funday with Cal Foote and when Jon Cooper had him go first in the shoutout.
21 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Manon Rhéaume on Meeting Phil Esposito & Impacting Others With Her Debut
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by the first female NHL player, Manon Rhéaume, who played goalie for the Tampa Bay Lightning. They discuss her David Letterman interview back in the day when she had trouble with English, her first conversation with Phil Esposito, how she didn't realize the impact she was making on the world during her debut, the stress of having your kids be goalie, how hockey has taken off in Tampa Bay, that she didn't watched her game until 20 years after the fact and the team building activity with her hockey team where they went through her fan mail.
22 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Rays Kevin Kiermaier Talks About His Son's Hockey Skills and How Badly He Wants A Boat Parade
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by Rays Centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier to celebrate Champa Bay as they talk about how he snuck into the clubhouse to get updates on last year's 5OT game, his son's hockey skills, how badly he wants to have a boat parade, what stats he pays attention to the most, robot umpires, walk up songs and if he is friends with any guys on the Lightning, how Evan Longoria took him under his wing and the pros of not having fans last year.
16 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Tyler Johnson on Fans Return, Stanley Cup Celebrations & Chirping Teammates
On this week's Block Party Seth Kushner is joined by Lightning forward Tyler Johnson to discuss this year's NHL format, what it will be like to have fans back at Amalie Arena, which teammate Tyler's dog is a fan of, not having his day with the Stanley Cup yet, rating the Raymond James celebration and carrying someone on his back, who are the easiest guys on the team to chirp, he calls it's a 'sensitive subject' when talking about the Russell Wilson trade rumors and he credits guys like Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi and Brian Boyle for the Stanley Cup win.
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