Giles and the Goalie - A Minnesota Wild Podcast

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Direct download: Ep_172_Vomit_On_Top_Of_Vomit.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Topics Include:

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Direct download: Ep_171_Tis_The_Season_To_Get_Horribly_Sick.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 12:51pm EST

Topics Include:

  • Greg Pateryn gets a point!
  • Looking at if the Wild's place in the standings is sustainable at the Thanksgiving benchmark.
  • Should Alex Stalock get more starts?
  • Bruce Boudreau quote of the week.
  • Kirill Watch/Prospect Watch
  • Central Intelligence. Will Mike Yeo coach again?
  • 80s jerseys!

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Direct download: Ep_170_That_Disgusting_V.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Topics Include:

  • Wild have lost three out of four. Time to be concerned?
  • Mikko Koivu is defying his age.
  • Joel Eriksson Ek needs more pizzazz.
  • Bruce Boudreau Quote Of The Week.
  • Kirill Watch/Prospect Watch
  • Central Intelligence.
  • 70s jerseys!

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Direct download: Ep_169_Middle_Winger.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

Topics Include:

  • Joe Mauer retired.
  • Bob Naegele's legacy in Minnesota.
  • The past week of Wild hockey is reviewed.
  • A homestand is previewed!
  • Nate Wells joins the show with some sad news.
  • Bruce Boudreau quote of the week.
  • Kirill Watch/Prospect Update.
  • Central Intelligence Report.
  • Class of '67 jerseys is reviewed. 

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Direct download: Ep_168_Vanna_White_Of_Arenas.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Topics Include:

  • A great start to the Wild's record seven-game road trip.
  • Eric Staal registered his 400th career goal and we ponder his future with the Wild.
  • Is Mikael Granlund the most important skater on the roster?
  • Previewing the final four games of the road trip.
  • Bruce Boudreau Quote of the Week.
  • Kirill Watch - Two Minute Meeting Edition!
  • Prominent first-round pick update!
  • Central Intelligence update - Is a coaching move about to be made in the division?
  • Ranking original six jerseys.

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Direct download: Ep_167_This_Calls_For_A_Celebration.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Topics Include:

  • The Wild are up to five wins in a row!
  • Breaking down the stellar Minnesota Wild defense.
  • Trying to make sense of Nino Niederreiter's start to the season.
  • As Ryan Suter hits 1000 games played, we look at his place in Wild history.
  • Charlie Coyle themed Bruce Boudreau Quote of the Week.
  • Kirill Watch/Prospect Update.
  • Central Division Update.
  • Why can't the NHL go color on color for jerseys?

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Topics Include:

  • The past week is reviewed.
  • A look at just how good Devan Dubnyk has been.
  • Did Zach Parise find the fountain of youth?
  • Bruce Boudreau Quote of the Week
  • Kirill Watch/Prospect Update
  • Central Division Update
  • Which jersey should be retired next?
  • A food debate.

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Direct download: Ep_165_Im_Busting_Your_Nut_Cup.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Topics Include:

  • The past week is reviewed.
  • What has gone right for the Wild?
  • Has anyone besides Devan Dubnyk impressed?
  • The treacherous week ahead.
  • Bruce Boudreau has an alarming quote after four games.
  • The Blues join the Wild in terms of a bad start.
  • Kirill Watch/Prospect Update.
  • Favorite NBA jerseys are shared.

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Direct download: Ep_164_Death_By_Cannonball.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 8:21am EST

Back to the Burnsville as the 2018-19 season opens! Topics Include:

  • Minnesota lost the opening two games. Why were they so bad?
  • The annual October bye week! Is this a good or bad thing?
  • Thoughts on Ryan Suter's return to the lineup.
  • Devan Dubnyk has been sharp.
  • Bruce Boudreau Quote of the Week
  • Kirill Watch
  • Prospect Update
  • Central Division Update
  • What we could see from third jerseys in the NHL next year.
  • Brief goal song discussion.

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Direct download: Ep_163_Joe_Satriani_Still_Relevant.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 4:00am EST

The guys return for the season five premiere! Topics Include:

  • Summer/wedding experiences are shared.
  • Minnesota Wild regular season expectations.
  • Wild players who will trend up/down this season.
  • Bold Predictions.
  • Wild/NHL Season Predictions.
  • NHL third jersey review.

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Direct download: Ep_162_Mrs_Remington.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Topics Include:

  • Giles has had it with people on Twitter who yell at John Bonnes.
  • Listener Question: What are your expectations for the Wild?
  • Central Division Power Rankings.
  • Sarah McLellan joins the show to talk Wild offseason!
  • Old Weekly Wagers are settled!
  • Thank yous for the season!

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Direct download: Ep_161_Steaming_Ottawa_Senators.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 6:56am EST

Topics Include:

  • Recapping the signings of Greg Pateryn, JT Brown, Matt Hendricks, Eric Fehr, Andrew Hammond, Matt Bartkowski, and Mike Liambas.
  • Nick Seeler is re-signed.
  • Ryan Murphy and Kyle Rau are re-signed.
  • Tyler Ennis is bought out.
  • Tom Kurvers is introduced as the new Assistant General Manager.
  • What's next for the Wild?
  • NHL Free Agency Recap/John Tavares rant.
  • Listener Question

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Direct download: Ep_160_2018_Free_Agent_Frenzy.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:05pm EST

Topics Include:

  • The 2018-19 Schedule was released! #GatGinVegas
  • The Wild almost made a trade with Arizona but thankfully did not.
  • Minnesota selected Filip Johansson in the first round.
  • Draft Day Two recap.
  • Other NHL deals.
  • What's next for the Wild after the Draft.
  • Third jerseys are being released!

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Direct download: Ep_159_2018_NHL_Draft_Recap.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 8:15pm EST

Topics Include:

  • We have low expectations for the NHL Awards Show
  • The Wild preseason schedule is released!
  • Should the Wild buy out Tyler Ennis?
  • Are the NHL contract lengths too long?
  • Barry Trotz is a free agent and will not be coming to Minnesota.
  • Wild third jersey news!

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Direct download: Ep_158_Barry_Trotz_Is_Not_Going_To_Coach_The_Wild.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:47pm EST

Topics Include:

  • The NHL Draft and analytics.
  • Stanley Cup Final review.
  • Putting last summer's move to rest.
  • Listener question: Which player do you want to see most win the Stanley Cup?
  • Josh and Luke answer two important questions.

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Direct download: Ep_157_2018_Minnesota_Wild_Offseason_Outlook_Part_2.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 1:02am EST

Topics Include:

  • Jack Ferreira is named special assistant to the GM.
  • Dean Evason replaces John Anderson on the coaching staff.
  • Reasons to be pessimistic/optimistic about the Wild moving forward.
  • Minnesota Wild trade candidates.
  • NHL players to target/avoid in a trade.

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Direct download: Ep_156_2018_Minnesota_Wild_Offseason_Outlook_Part_1.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 12:56am EST

Topics Include:

  • Initial thoughts on Paul Fenton's hiring
  • Thoughts on Fenton's introduction presser.
  • Tweaking the Minnesota Wild roster.
  • Discussion on what Fenton had to say when introduced.
  • Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press joins to discuss the Fenton hiring.
  • Charlie Coyle's injury is revealed.
  • A preview of the Stanley Cup Final featuring our girlfriend teams.

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Chris Long of KSTP joins the guys for the whole show! Topics Include:

  • To touch or not to touch the Conference Final Trophies.
  • The Vegas Golden Knights are headed to the Cup Final!
  • Brief Wild general manager talk as the search continues.
  • Kaapo Kahkonen is signed to a two-year deal.
  • The Minnesota Whitecaps are joining the NWHL!
  • Chris shares his pain of the fandom that is the Washington Capitals.
  • Trademark questions are asked.

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Direct download: Ep_154_A_Dynasty_Of_Presidents_Trophies.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

Topics Include:

  • The Minnesota Wild GM search moves on to second round of interviews!
  • A brief discussion on why we should not get worked up about Nino Niederreiter's play at the World Championships.
  • Player Grades are handed out for this season.
  • NHL Playoffs are discussed.
  • Final Thoughts.

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Direct download: Ep_153_2017-18_Minnesota_Wild_Player_Grades.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:23pm EST

Topics Include:

  • A Nurses Week Intro.
  • Sam Anas was signed to a new two-year contract.
  • Dmitry Sokolov was signed to his entry-level contract.
  • Looking at the other GM candidates who have interviewed for the Minnesota position.
  • Discussing the past week of the NHL playoffs.
  • Brad Marchand's licking is discussed by all parties present.
  • Which series could end up going to a Game Seven?
  • A weird sports/nurse fact is discussed.
  • The GatG mailbag is open. Both of the Twitter variety and of the guest variety.
  • The podcast falls completely off the rails and we are so sorry.
  • Nurses week - and regular check-ups - are discussed.
  • Final Thoughts

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Direct download: Ep_152_Nurses_Week.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:24pm EST

Topics Include: 

  • A plea to end Ryan Suter conspiracy theories!
  • Does what Craig Leipold want from this team hurting his potential GM search?
  • Looking at the candidates who have interviewed with the Wild and other potential candidates.
  • Jeremy Gover of the Nashville Predators Radio Network joins the show to talk Preds, Stanley Cup Playoffs, and Wild GM Candidate Paul Fenton.
  • Checking in on the Stanley Cup Playoffs as round two gets underway.
  • A round two wager.
  • The GatG mailbag is opened!

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Direct download: Ep_151_Minnesota_Wild_GM_Candidates_Jeremy_Gover.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Special show to discuss the announcement Minnesota Wild will not be bringing back Chuck Fletcher as the General Manager.

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Direct download: Ep_150_Chuck_Fletcher_Out_As_Wild_GM.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

Topics Include: 

  • Recapping Game Four.
  • Did Josh Morrissey's cross-check on Eric Staal truly cost them the game?
  • Recapping the abysmal Game Five.
  • Is Devan Dubnyk to be blamed for this series at all?
  • Could Bruce Boudreau have done anything more?
  • Which Wild player was most disappointing from this series?
  • Should Chuck Fletcher return?
  • Which player has played their last game in a Wild uniform?
  • Bruce Boudreau quote of the week.
  • Weekly Wager.
  • Chicago Blackhawks third jerseys are imagined.
  • GatG mailbag is opened!
  • Final Thoughts.

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Direct download: Ep_149_F18tch_Watch.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

Topics Include: 

  • Game 1 Recap - Don't Blame Devan Dubnyk!
  • The transition game was not good.
  • Game 2 Recap - Woof!
  • How can you lose so bad?
  • Were the Wild trying to be too physical?
  • Minnesnowta impacted the Jets travel plans.
  • Game 3 Recap - The good home team was good at home.
  • Eric Staal, Mikael Granlund, and Jason Zucker finally arrived.
  • Containing the Jets' stars.
  • Patrik Laine's Beard is awful.
  • Dubnyk's rebound after a rocky start.
  • What to expect from Games Four and Five.
  • Nick Seeler has had a great series.
  • What is ailing Nino Niederreiter?
  • Matt Dumba's series thus far.
  • Predictions for the next week.
  • A pre-series quote from Bruce Boudreau.
  • Final Thoughts.

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Direct download: Ep_148_-_Jets_Wild_2018_Playoffs_Derek_Peterson.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 1:10am EST

Topics Include: 

  • Imagining the series with both teams wearing Jets & North Stars throwbacks.
  • Looking at the Wild - Jets regular season series.
  • Who has the advantage at forward, defense, and in goal?
  • The Devan Dubnyk vs. Connor Hellebuyck matchup.
  • Which Wild forwards and defensemen need to step up?
  • Murat Ates of The Athletic Winnipeg joins to help break down the Jets.
  • How do the Jets look from an injury stand point.
  • Just how good are the Jets at forward.
  • Is Connor Hellebuyck still going strong after a heavy workload?
  • Where is the weak spot on the Jets?
  • Which forward and defenseman on the Jets need to step up?
  • Series predictions.
  • NHL Playoff First Round Predictions.
  • Back up teams.

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Direct download: Ep_147_Winnipeg_Jets_Minnesota_Wild_Playoff_Preview.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

Topics Include: 

  • Ben calls out the Blues for their end of season collapse.
  • Recap of the final regular season week featuring NHL debuts from Carson Soucy and Louis Belpedio.
  • Reflections on Eric Staal's season and if he should be given an extension in the summer.
  • Ryan Suter's surgery and his status for next season.
  • Belpedio's contract signing.
  • Thoughts on the regular season as a whole.
  • Reviewing the pre-season over/under predictions.
  • The Final Bruce Boudreau Quote of the Regular Season.
  • The Wolves regular season wager is about to have a resolution.
  • New York Rangers third jerseys are imagined.

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Direct download: Ep_146_2017-18_Season_Recap.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

From Tin Whiskers Brewery! Special guests include Joe Bouley, Tom Schreier, and Nate Wells!

Topics Include: 

  • John Bonnes saves the podcast.
  • Recapping the week against Nashville & Dallas.
  • Beginning to look ahead to a Wild/Jets playoff series.
  • Ryan Suter's injury and the effects to the lineup.
  • Antoine Roussel hot takes.
  • Jordan Greenway makes his NHL debut.
  • Options from Iowa to call up in the wake of Suter's injury.
  • Bruce Boudreau Quote of the Week.
  • San Jose Sharks third jerseys are imagined.
  • Nate gives us a brief Bob Motzko expectation.

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Direct download: Ep_145_Ryan_Suters_Injury.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 4:52pm EST

In a special mid-week show, Ben and Giles are joined by Star Tribune beat writer Sarah McLellan.

Topics Include: 

  • Sarah gives some of her background before covering the Wild, including the Arizona Coyotes.
  • Thoughts on the Wild and Minnesota Hockey in general.
  • The Wild have been really good since Sarah joined the beat.
  • What's it like to chat with Bruce Boudreau daily?
  • Would Eric Staal have been a Hart Trophy candidate in a different year?
  • Who would the Wild matchup well with in the playoffs?
  • A behind the scenes story with Devan Dubnyk.
  • What is Sarah's favorite hockey jersey?
  • The soup question!

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Direct download: Ep_144_Sarah_McLellan.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

Topics Include: 

  • NHL GMs Meetings Related Grind My Gears.
  • Recapping the three-game homestand for the Minnesota Wild.
  • Jordan Greenway appears to be on the verge of signing.
  • Who had the better season between RFAs to be Matt Dumba & Jason Zucker?
  • The Minnesota Wild Central Division themed week ahead is previewed.
  • A reflective Bruce Boudreau Quote of the Week.
  • Some old Weekly Wagers are paid out and a Minnesota Twins wager is made. WARNING: 47:00-48:00 there is some distorted audio.
  • The GatG mailbag is opened!
  • Boston Bruins third jerseys are previewed.

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Direct download: Ep_143_Staal_Sunday.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 1:16am EST

Topics include:

  • A Kirk Cousins themed grind my gears.
  • After crapping the bed against Colorado, the Wild salvaged the week with wins at Vegas and Arizona.
  • Eric Staal is on the doorstep of breaking some Wild records.
  • Jared Spurgeon is out for the remainder of the regular season.
  • Defensive prospect Louie Belpedio is signed.
  • No one is talking about Ryan Suter's season.
  • The short week ahead is previewed.
  • Minnesota Wild beat writer for the Pioneer Press Dane Mizutani joins the show to talk Wild.
  • A Vegas-themed Bruce Boudreau quote of the week!
  • Wild/Predators themed weekly wager.
  • Los Angeles Kings third jerseys are imagined.

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Direct download: Ep_142_Dane_Mizutani.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:10pm EST

Topics include:

  • Recapping the past Minnesota Wild week.
  • Should we be concerned with the Wild's play in back to backs?
  • Luke Kunin is out for the season.
  • Charlie Coyle's disappointing play.
  • Favorite Wild Player Tournament Bracket is revealed.
  • An interesting week ahead is previewed.
  • Eric Staal themed Bruce Boudreau quote of the week.
  • Vegas themed Weekly Wager.
  • Colorado Avalanche third jerseys are imagined.

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Direct download: Ep_141_Russos_Backup.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:01pm EST

Topics include:

  • Recapping a rather underwhelming week of Minnesota Wild hockey.
  • Ben vents about the state of the Wild.
  • A brief venture into potential playoff opponents.
  • Eric Staal, Hart Trophy Candidate?
  • Was it the right time to recall Luke Kunin?
  • Wondering how many starts Alex Stalock should get to end the season.
  • The week ahead is previewed.
  • Nick Seeler themed Bruce Boudreau quote of the week.
  • Giles reads off his 10 likable qualities of Iowa list.
  • A MN High School Hockey Tourney Weekly Wager.
  • Vancouver Canucks third jerseys are imagined.

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Direct download: Ep_140_Are_You_Trying_To_Win_A_Cup_Or_Not.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

Trade Deadline Recap show! Topics include:

  • Is the NHL headed back to ESPN?
  • Recapping the perfect Minnesota Wild week.
  • Chris Stewart was claimed off waivers by the Calgary Flames.
  • Mike Reilly was traded to the Montreal Canadiens.
  • The Max Pacioretty for Charlie Coyle rumor.
  • Jonas Brodin Returns This Week!
  • Eric Staal hits the elusive 30 goal mark.
  • Recapping the NHL trade deadline.
  • Trade Deadline winners and losers.
  • Kirill Kaprizov has a decent Olympics.
  • A winnable stretch of hockey for the Wild is previewed.
  • Bruce Boudreau quote of the week.
  • Big Ten Hockey Themed Weekly Wager.
  • A Jordan Greenway themed mailbag is opened.
  • St. Louis Blues third jersey is imagined.

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Direct download: Ep_139_Minnesota_Wild_Trade_Deadline_Recap.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 12:10am EST

One last podcast before the trade deadline! Topics include:

  • How disastrous was the Wild loss to Anaheim?
  • Matt Cullen appears to be staying put.
  • What are we looking for from the Wild at the trade deadline?
  • Is Ryan McDonagh worth taking a look at?
  • A rundown of who is tradeable on the Wild roster.
  • The Bruce Boudreau/Devan Dubnyk saga.
  • Nino Niederreiter was demoted during Saturday's game.
  • What to expect on the upcoming road trip.
  • The GatG mailbag is opened.
  • Bruce Boudreau Quote of the Week.
  • New York Islanders third jerseys are imagined.

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Direct download: Ep_138_Solid_Heatleys.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

Topics Include:

-Recapping the games this past week.

-Jonas Brodin is out 3-4 weeks.

-Mario Lucia is traded.

-Should the Wild add a scoring winger at the deadline?

-Is Matt Cullen on his way out?

-Matt Dumba has made his mark on the Wild record book.

-Ryan White is back in the organization.

-The week ahead is previewed.

-Listener question is answered.

-Bruce Boudreau's quote(s) of the week.

-Weekly Wager - Ben has to read 10 good things about the Vikings!

-Washington Capitals third jerseys are imagined.

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Direct download: Ep_137_Theres_A_Lot_Of_Crap_In_That_Bed_.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:55pm EST

In the Burnsville studios, Ben & Giles record on Super Bowl Sunday to go over some hockey (and football talk). Topics include:

-The past two weeks for the Minnesota Wild are reviewed.

-All-Star Game thoughts.

-Chris Stewart: Shootout specialist.

-Why are the Wild so bad on the road?

-Thoughts on the trade deadline three weeks out.

-Cooking stories - bad ones - are shared.

-Bruce Boudreau gives us his thoughts on the cost of a Super Bowl ticket.

-Super Bowl-themed weekly wager.

-More football talk!

-Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars third jerseys are imagined.

-Jamie finally joins the podcast to air a grievance with Giles.

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Direct download: Ep_136_Twitter_Is_Quite_Unholy.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

The 2018 GatG All-Star Show! Ben & Giles are joined by the following guests to talk about the Wild season at the break:

-Tom Schreier

-Heather Rule

-Derek Peterson

-Jessi Pierce

-Dave Schwartz

-Chad Graff

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Direct download: 2018_GatG_All-Star_Show.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

Giles, Ben, and producer Tom Schreier are back in the Zone Coverage studios to record. Topics include:

-A recap of the brief Minnesota Wild week.

-Nino Niederreiter is still out.

-Kyle Rau was recalled.

-The short week ahead is previewed.

-Ben tries to diagnose what is ailing Mikael Granlund.

-The Bruce Boudreau Quote of the Week.

-A Minnesota Timberwolves Weekly Wager.

-An Ottawa Senators third jersey is imagined.

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Direct download: An_Otherwise_Fine_Podcast.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

Ben & Giles return to the Cumulus Studios to pregame Sunday's big Vikings game! Topics include:

-Ryan Suter is bad at brekaways.

-Are the Wild a stale product?

-Big wins over Chicago and Winnipeg.

-The Year of Matt Dumba is alive and well.

-Eric Staal is an All-Star.

-The preseason over/under predictions are reviewed.

-Thoughts on the bye week.

-Bruce Boudreau's quote of the week.

-A Minnesota Vikings wager.

-The GatG mailbag is opened. 

-2018 NHL ASG & Tampa Bay Lightning jerseys are reviewed.

Direct download: Ep_133_Batman_Forever.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

Dan Myers of Wild.com joined Ben and Giles to discuss the state of the Wild at the halfway mark of the season. Topics include:

-The Wild week in review. We did not like the result against Colorado.

-Zach Parise and Nino Niederreiter returned from injury.

-Charlie Coyle is moved back to center.

-A lot of big games are on the schedule for Minnesota this week.

-The Skol chant at Wild home games.

-Giles has a burning Dolphins jersey question for Dan.

-Dan goes over the loss against Colorado.

-Thoughts on the Wild season as a whole from Dan.

-Who should be the Wild's All-Star Game representative.

-Chuck Fletcher gets a meeting with Kirill Kaprizov and Andrei Svetlakov.

-Dan shares a Cal Clutterbuck themed story.

-The typical jerseys/soup question is asked of Dan.

-Bruce Boudreau Quote of the Week/Weekly Wager.

-Winnipeg Jets third jerseys are imagined.

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Direct download: Ep_132_Dan_Myers.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:10pm EST

Ben and Giles close out 2017 with one final podcast. Topics include:

-Recapping the past two weeks of Wild games.

-Nino Niederreiter's decreased ice time before his injury.

-Zach Parise takes a trip down the I-35 expressway.

-A winnable week ahead for the Wild is previewed.

-Bruce Boudreau is hit in the head by a puck.

-Top storylines from 2017.

-What should the Wild's New Years Resolution be?

-Nashville and Buffalo third jerseys are imagined.

-Final Thoughts and thank yous.

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Direct download: Ep_131_Swedish_Own_Goal.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 1:09am EST

Chris Peters and Nate Wells join Giles and Ben to help preview the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships that begin this week.


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Direct download: Ep_130_2018_WJC_Preview.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 7:26pm EST

Giles Ferrell and Ben Remington are joined by producer Tom Schreier, who airs his many grievances with the Wild, then they take your Twitter questions (24:00) and hear a tell-all from Ben's girlfriend (58:00).

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Direct download: GatG_12-23-17_mixdown.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 1:26pm EST

Ben & Giles are back in the Cumulus studios for an early Sunday show.

Topics include:

-A promo for our upcoming festivus show!

-John Tortorella related grind my gears.

-Alex Stalock stole a game for the Wild.

-Devan Dubnyk's injury is talked about.

-Was Johnny Hockey's shootout goal legal?

-A rundown of Steve Michalek's recall.

-Alex Stalock stole another game.

-Getting burned by Milan Lucic is bad.

-Should we be concerned with Mikko Koivu's play?

-What Ryan Murphy's demotion back to Iowa means for the blue line.

-The upcoming four game road trip is previewed.

-Bruce Boudreau's Quote of the Week.

-Weekly Wager.

-Imagining Florida Panthers' third jerseys.

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Direct download: Ep_128_Pominville_Level_Snakebit.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:17am EST

Brandon Sleik of Hockey Wilderness and The Athletic joins Giles and Ben from the bowels of Wells Fargo Arena this week! Topics include:

-Panic after the Los Angeles game!

-We have complaints with Joel Eriksson Ek's placement after being recalled.

-Matt Dumba, overtime hero!

-The upcoming schedule is unforgiving.

-Two weeks worth of Bruce Boudreau quotes!

-Brandon Sleik joins the show to give us his hot Star Wars and Iowa Wild takes!

-A rundown of the Iowa Wild and how they are doing this season.

-An update on Kirill Kaprizov...sort of.

-Giles gives a Ryan White story.

-The expansion themed listener question is discussed.

-A bold weekly wager.

-Edmonton Oilers third jerseys are imagined.

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Direct download: Ep_127_-_Brandon_Sleik.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 4:07pm EST

Matthew Coller of 1500 ESPN joins Ben & Giles to talk about the current state of the Minnesota Wild. Topics include:

-Did the Wild hit a low against Winnipeg?

-Ben shares a story about his Winnipeg game viewing experience.

-Closing the book on Kyle Quincey's tenure.

-The prodigal son, Nate Prosser, returns home.

-Zach Parise is back skating.

-Eric Staal is on fire and no one it noticing.

-A quick check in on Joel Eriksson Ek and Luke Kunin.

-Jared Spurgeon could be out for a while.

-Matt Dumba did good things!

-An early look at who the Wild All-Star Game representative should be.

-Matthew Coller jumps in the show to talk about the Wild.

-The Weekly Wager returns and we get an update on the cranberry bet.

-An Anaheim Mighty Ducks third jersey is imagined.

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Direct download: Ep_126_Whisk_Like_A_Tornado.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 12:22am EST

Ken Bohelke of SinBin.Vegas joined Ben and Giles this week to look at the 1st place Golden Knights! Topics Include:

-Giles has another Anaheim Ducks related Grind My Gears

-Why can't the Wild figure out how to play at 3 on 3 overtime?

-What's wrong with Devan Dubnyk?

-The abysmal play of the third defensive pair.

-Joel Eriksson Ek and Luke Kunin were sent down to Iowa.

-Kirill Kaprizov was back in the news!

-Who has been the most disappointing/surprising player at the quarter mark?

-Ken Bohelke joins to talk about the first place Golden Knights.

-We check in on old friends Erik Haula and Alex Tuch.

-A rundown of the Knight's goalie injury list.

-Closing the book on Vadim Shipachyov.

-Are the Golden Knights going to sell at the deadline?

-Travel tips for Wild fans heading to Sin City in March.

-Inquiring to what a Vegas third jersey would look like.

-2018 Winter Classic Jerseys are reviewed.

-Final thoughts.

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Direct download: Ep_125_-_Ken_Boehlke.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:38pm EST

Ben returns to the Cumulus Studios to connect with Giles who is in Southern California and called in for this show.

Topics include:

-A grind my gears that is themed to Giles' trip to SoCal.

-The past week for the Minnesota Wild is reviewed.

-The lethargic Wild power play is discussed...again.

-The week ahead for the Minnesota Wild is previewed.

-An art themed Bruce Boudreau Quote of the Week.

-A Weekly Wager that is themed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

-Metro Division leading New Jersey Devils get a third jersey imagined.

-The GatG mailbag is reopened after a brief one week protest.

-How bad has Tyler Ennis been?

-How many starts should Alex Stalock get this year?

-Who would be the Wild's most valuable asset at the trade deadline?

-Preferred Thanksgiving pie.

-What jersey has aged horribly?

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Direct download: Ep_124_I_Didnt_Cry.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 2:25am EST

Ben & Giles return to the Roseville studios for a new show. Topics include:

-Giles has a gear to grind about Wild play by play voices.

-The up and down Minnesota Wild week is reviewed.

-A small podcast protest.

-The crucial week ahead is previewed.

-A mother related Bruce Boudreau quote of the week.

-Ben basks in the glory of evening up the score in the Weekly Wager category.

-Imagining what a Philadelphia Flyers third jersey would look like next year.

-The guys lambast the NHL...again...for their handling of the Winter Classic.

-Final Thoughts.

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Direct download: Ep_123_Very_90s_Centric.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:25pm EST

Ben & Giles celebrate their third anniversary of the show this week. Topics include:

-A Grind My Gears on the Olympic Hockey Jerseys.

-The past week for the Minnesota Wild is reviewed.

-Matt Dumba.

-The lack of success on the power play.

-Wes Walz, color commentator

-Minnesota's four game road trip is previewed.

-A Minnesota Vikings (oh lord) weekly wager!

-Imagining what a potential Maple Leafs third jersey would look like next year.

-The GatG mailbag is opened!

-Final Thoughts, mainly a reflection on the past three years.


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Direct download: Ep_122_Vikings_Ghost_Ship.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 1:02am EST

Jessi Pierce of NHL.com and The Athletic joined the show this week! Topics include:

-A grind my gears segment that gets both hosts riled up.

-The past week for the Minnesota Wild is reviewed.

-The week ahead is previewed.

-Your hilarious Bruce Boudreau quote of the week.

-Jessi Pierce jumps on the show to talk about the start of the season, injuries, and of course, the trademark questions.

-A new weekly wager.

-Imagining a Montreal Canadiens third jersey.

Direct download: Ep_121-Jessi_Pierce.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Ben & Giles survived the long layoff and returned for a new show! Topics include:

-Giles gripes about the Wild schedule to open the season.

-The last week of news and games for the Wild are reviewed.

-Is Devan Dubnyk a top ten goalie in the NHL?

-A week with three (!!!) games is previewed.

-The Bruce Boudreau Quote of the Week!

-A brief update on the Iowa Wild.

-The Weekly Wager on Wild games this week.

-Imaging Pittsburgh Penguins third jerseys for next year.

-Last week's mailbag is finally gone through!

Direct download: Ep_120_-_Russos_World.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Craig Custance of The Athletic joined Giles, Ben, and producer Tom Schreier for a special mid-week show! . Topics include:

-Can the Wild afford to swoon in October?

-Some NHL thoughts from Craig.

-Craig gives a preview of his book "Behind the Bench".

-What jersey did Craig regret not getting from his Atlanta days?

-Is Craig on Team Soup or Team Soup is Not A Meal.

Direct download: Ep_119_-_Custance.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

Ben & Giles are back at unnamed bar and grill for some Sunday fun! Topics include:

-Giles shares a long winded grind my gears!

-The past Minnesota Wild week is reviewed.

-The upcoming Minnesota Wild week is previewed.

-Bruce Boudreau Quote of the Week!

-A Jagr themed Weekly Wager!

-A Calgary Flames third jersey is imagined.

-Final Thoughts.

Direct download: Ep_118_-_Tom_Reids_Underground_Tunnel.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:45pm EST

Presented by Pick and Shovel Wear (@pickandshovelMN)!
Evan Sporer (@ev_sporer) of Sporting News joins the podcast as the guys recap the first week of the season.

Topics Include:

-A review of the back to back losses to open the season.

-The short schedule of the week ahead is previewed.

-Evan gives his thoughts on the Wild this season.

-The Pominville trade is reviewed.

-Evan talks about his season with the Wild.

-Another fascinating Charlie Coyle story is shared.

-The Bruce Boudreau Quote of the Week.

-GatG Mailbag is opened.

-Weekly Wager.

Direct download: Ep_117_Hockey_Butts.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 8:44pm EST

Presented by Pick & Shovel Wear (@pickandshovelMN)!

Ben & Giles are joined by fellow Zone Coverage Wild writers Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) & Heather Rule (@hlrule) to preview the Minnesota Wild season! Topics Include:

-Predicting the Twins playoff game.

-Wrapping up the Wild preseason.

-Headlines to begin the regular season.

-Minnesota Wild over/unders.

-Boudreau Quote of the Week.

-Imagining Carolina Hurricanes third jerseys.

-A Weekly Wager.

-A tribute to the late Dave Strader.

Direct download: GatG_10-1-17.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:28pm EST

Presented by Pick and Shovel Wear (@pickandshovelMN) and Bad Weather Brewery (@BadWeatherBrew)! Giles and Ben are joined by Derek (@stateofstats) from The Athletic Minnesota for some puck talk! Topics include:

-Derek gives some great analysis on the Vikings game!

-The guys discuss the Mikko Koivu contract extension.

-Thoughts on the preseason so far.

-As expected, the merits of analytics are discussed.

-Our password for the Pick and Shovel Wear giveaway is revealed.

-The GatG mailbag is opened!

-Imagining Detroit Red Wings third jerseys next year.

Direct download: Ep_115-Drank_The_Place_Out_Of_Business.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 12:44pm EST

Presented by Pick & Shovel Wear (@pickandshovelMN)! Ben & Giles are back at Tin Whiskers Brew (@TinWhiskersBrew) to break in the 2017-18 season! Topics include:

-A recap of what the guys did this summer.

-Giles has a few gears to grind.

-Breaking down all the news that happened since the last show.

-A word from our sponsors Tin Whiskers and Pick & Shovel Wear (listen for the promo code).

-The GatG mailbag is opened and there was a lot of questions! Perhaps a new food debate is upon us!

-Our infamous jersey segment, as we look at designing a new Wild third jersey for next year.

Direct download: Ep_114-Bottom_of_the_Bottomless.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:09pm EST

Mike Berg, an old pal from Wild Xtra, joined Ben & Giles to close the books on the 2016-17 season. Topics include:

-Mikael Granlund & Nino Niederreiter filed for arbitration.
-Kirill Kaprizov is staying home.
-Da Beauty League begins this week.
-A review of the Minnesota Wild offseason.
-Mike gets asked the two big podcast questions.
-Pop Tarts are debated.

Direct download: Episode_113_Pop_Tart_Hot_Take.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

Ben and a very sunburned Giles return to recap a busy week in the NHL Offseason. Topics include:

-Fourth of July weekend activities, including a grind my gears segment, are discussed.
-The Boston/Minnesota trade.
-Jason Pominville's Minnesota Wild career is reviewed.
-Minnesota Wild free agency signings.
-Minnesota Wild free agent departures.
-NHL Free Agent Frenzy.
-The GatG Mailbag is opened!
-Giles reflects on Paul Kariya...again.

Direct download: Episode_112_Hots_for_Foligno.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 1:04am EST

Ben & Giles are back at unnamed bar & grill for plenty of hockey talk. Topics include:

-A intro tribute to Giles' beloved Erik Haula
-Giles shares a few draft weekend stories
-The guys recap the Expansion Draft
-NHL Draft trade rumors are discussed
-Giles gives some special reports for days 1 & 2 of the NHL Draft
-The Wild NHL Draft results are discussed
-What to expect from the Wild and NHL Free Agency
-A brief dive into the GatG mailbag

Direct download: Episode_111_Haula_At_Yo_Boys_No_More.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:52pm EST

Ben & Giles met up over the Skype machine for a special edition podcast. They discuss the Adidas jersey redesigns!

-The Minnesota Wild new home uniform was unveiled. Do the guys like it?
-The remaining 30 NHL teams uniforms were discussed.

That was literally the entire show, and it went over an hour. Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_110_Collard_Greens.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 12:08am EST

Ben & Giles are back on Father's Day to break down the following topics:

-The Wild expansion draft protection list was released.

-Did the Wild make the right move by protecting Jonas Brodin over Matt Dumba?

-Why you should not be mad at Jason Pominville.

-Breaking down the Wild trade rumors from the past week.

-The GatG mailbag is opened.

-Minnesota Wild jersey leaks are discussed.

Direct download: Episode_109_Cream_of_Wheat.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

Dave Schwartz of KARE 11 joined the guys this week. Tom Schreier also was present on this show to run the sound board. Topics include:

-The guys let Tom fire off one last Mike Yeo Hot Take

-Trade winds are blowing around Wild defensemen

-Dave Schwartz joins us, talks about the Great Wild Conundrum

-Dave chooses between Rangers and Wild

-Dave names his Hockey Jersey Mount Rushmore, declares his stance on soup

-The guys talk Stanley Cup Final

-Why doesn't the NHL employ anyone entertaining?

-A big reason why the NHL sucking, sucks.

-Farewell to a Batman 

Direct download: GatG_6-11-17.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 5:57pm EST

Ben & Giles return after the Memorial Day layoff and have brought old friends Bryan Reynolds (@breynoldsMN) and Taylor Callais (@taylor_callais) to talk some puck with them.

Topics include:

-Scott Stevens steps down
-Assistant Coach Steve Ott
-Stanley Cup Final review
-Memorial Day/The Twins Bullpen
-NHL Marketing
-Giles tells a story about Edmonton
-Giles shares another story about Edmonton from the Draft
-How can the Wild get better?
-How do you find a scorer?
-Beer
-What would we drink out of the Stanley CUp.

Direct download: Episode_107.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Giles & Ben were out of town, but they still got in a show over the weekend. To celebrate the 100 episode mark that the show crossed this year, they compiled some of their favorite clips from all the shows. 

The list includes:

-Episode 1: The Pilot/The James Taylor Episode

-Episode 13: Chur, Switzerland

-Episode 18: Giles hates the Avalanche

-Episode 23: The Big Omelette story

-Episode 26: Icetheticks

-Episode 36: Batman Rankings

-Episode 40: The 1st soup debate

-Episode 50: The Mooterus jersey

-Episode 52: Giles sings Pitbull

-Episode 62: Wedding Winnebago

-Episode 67: When to visit the Twin Cities

-Episode 85: Charlie impersonates Kenny Albert

-Episode 87: Chad Graff's Bryzgalov story

Direct download: Episode_106_gatg_clipshow.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Ben & Giles are in the Midway Studios for a Monday Night Podcast. Topics include:

-Giles talks about a sports team he likes that did a good thing.

-The Nino Niederreiter/Matt Dumba trade rumors.

-Potential players to trade Nino/Dumba for.

-Timothy Jimothy Oshie (#notoneofus)

-Wild goaltenders are reviewed.

-Ben gives a hot take on a Wild coach.

-Favorite NCAA hockey jerseys.

-Giles almost forgets the mailbag.

Direct download: Episode_105_Just_Say_No_To_Rompers.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 12:23am EST

A Mother's Day Edition of GatG sees Ben & Giles back at their regular establishment. Topics include:

-Giles addresses the biggest NHL news of the week.

-Minnesota Wild defenseman get reviewed.

-Who will the Wild trade with this offseason?

-Recapping the second round of the NHL playoffs.

-Ovechkin trade discussion, because no one else has talked about this.

-Hatable factors about every remaining team in the playoffs.

-Rankings of the teams remaining by jerseys.

Direct download: Ep_104_Edible_Arrangements_for_Garth_Snow.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Ben & Giles are back on Cinco De Mayo to record this week. Topics include: 

-Giles celebrates Cinco De Mayo.

-Wild injuries for key Vegas targets are revealed.

-A rundown of all the forwards on the roster (literally all of them).

-Giles vents on Paul Kariya…again.

-New Wild jersey concept for next year.

-NHL Playoff Talk.

-The Crosby/Niskanen hit.

-The Mailbag is opened!

Direct download: Episode_103.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:07pm EST

Giles & Ben are joined by Joe Bouley (@JoeBou15) from Hockey Wilderness for some podcast fun. Topics include:

-What's a davenport?

-Mike Milbury has made everyone angry, again.

-The Wild's end of season media session is discussed.

-More thoughts about Chuck Fletcher's future.

-Eric Staal's frightening injury.

-Mike Yeo, coaching extraordinaire!

-Analytics: Good or bad?

-Poking fun at the biggest loser of the draft lottery.

-Random 2017 draft facts.

-Our guest gets asked our two big questions.

Direct download: Episode_102_Very_Off_Brand.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:23am EST

Giles & Ben return to a regular haunt to record their wrap-up of the Wild's first round exit. 

-An extended intro, guaranteed to make you sad.

-There's an audience for the podcast!

-What won the series for the Blues.

-Chuck Fletcher/hot seat discussion.

-Final thoughts on the series.

-NHL Playoff Discussion.

-Giles already hates the Leafs.

-Who Can Win The West?

-Mailbag Time!

-We examine why we love sports.

-What Wild players might not be back next year.

-Wild need to trade for a defenseman?

-Final Thoughts.

-Thank yous for another record breaking month.

Direct download: Episode2010120Pushing20The20Buttons.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:15pm EST

Its a landmark episode for Giles and the Goalie, as they record episode 100 at Tin Whiskers Brewing (@TinWhiskersBrew). They were also joined by the "Joey Bishop" of the show, Nate Wells (@gopherstate). Topics include:

-A history of why Minnesota sports are cursed.

-A quick debate on Premium or Nordeast

-Ben lists off things that makes Giles happy

-A very quick run through of Games One through Three

-Ben defends Devan Dubnyk

-Can the Wild comeback?

-Giles ponders why Niederreiter is a continuous scapegoat.

-Giles has a striking realization after five years.

-Giles offers many apologies.

-Reviews of the beers at Tin Whiskers.

-What happens to the team in the offseason?

-A dangerous opening of the mailbag.

-Reflections/Thank yous for the first 100 episodes.

Direct download: EP.2010020-20Never20Love.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:05pm EST

The guys were in the Zone Coverage/Cold Omaha studios to record a special playoff preview podcast. 
 
Topics Include: 
 
-Ben talks about Yeo vs. Boudreau...again. 
 
-A look at the goaltenders for both teams. 
 
-What do the Wild need to do against the Blues to win the series? 
 
-Speaking of the Blues, special guest Art Lippo (@ArtLippo) joins the show from St. Louis to help break down the Blues. 
 
-Giles inadvertently makes a phrasing joke. 
 
-What's the state of the Blues? 
 
-A podcast first: Mike Yeo discussion! 
 
-Who has better team depth? 
 
-Wild/Blues Predictions 
 
-NHL Playoff Predictions

Direct download: 9920-20Six20To20About20Midnight.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 12:07am EST

The guys are back at Tin Whiskers Brewery (@tinwhiskersbrew) for a wrap-up of the regular season. Topics include:

-A recap of the Wild's 4-0 week to end the season.

-Feelings on Wild goaltending heading into the playoffs.

-Looking back at the Wild's record setting season.

-A GatG podcast knife fight breaks out.

-A review of the preseason over/under predictions. Spoiler: Ben cleans up.

-Ducks jerseys are reviewed. Giles disapproves.

-Ben has an Olympic sized rant.

-A final thought on the legendary Bob Miller.

Direct download: 98-Flyby_Kiss.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

The guys returned after a long week at Tin Whiskers Brewing (@TinWhiskersBrew)!

-A sad intro for all the panicking types out there.

-Ben reviews his week in Sacramento

-Giles gives a review of Joe Louis Arena

-Giles' friend Graeme appears

-Will Alex Stalock Start in the playoffs?

-Joel Eriksson-Ek is back!

-A rundown of Tin Whiskers beers

-Who is on pace to break Keith Carney's record?

-Wild jersey news!

-Why can't the Oilers make smart choices?

-Coyotes' jerseys are reviewed

Direct download: With_Arms_Wide.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:53pm EST

Giles and Ben get together late on a Friday night at an unnamed bar and grill.

-The guys recap Giles' defeat in Bags that night

-Wild looked good, then bad.

-Giles reviews Beauty and The Beast

-Lots of Dubnyk talk, as the articles about him come fast and furious

-Did Martin Hanzal ruin the Wild? Ben has opinions.

-Some bar patron cameos

-The guys discuss facing the Blues vs the Perds

-Perds jerseys! Their opinions will not surprise you

-NCAA hockey talk. Spoiler: Giles is happy

 

Direct download: podcasting_after_dark.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 3:03am EST

Giles and Ben meet at the Midway studio to discuss the freefalliing Wild.

-A new intro for all you muggles

-The Wild played 4 games last week, how many did they win?

-The guys notice a pattern in the Wild loses

-How much is Dubnyk the problem?

-An explanation of anti-pessimism

-Twitter Questions!

-Is Chuck Fletcher to blame yet? Is Martin Hanzal?

-An Anti-UND tweet, and a pro-Bulldog tweet

-Some thoughts on the end of the season approaching

-Redesigning the Jets jerseys, somehow, some way

Direct download: Rachel_Maddow.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 1:08am EST

Giles and Ben got together at the Midway Studios and discussed the Wild after a Sunday matinee against the Blackhawks

-The week in review. We both missed a game, sorry.

-Matt Dumba vs "Strib Commenters"

-Breaking down the Wild vs Blackhawks

-Twitter Q&A

-Are the Wild coasting now? Ben has a theory

-How can the Wild beat the Blackhawks?

-Is Devan Dubnyk causing concern?

-Is Darcy Kuemper a top 5 NHL backup?

-Giles' relives his time spent covering the Boy's High School Hockey Tourney

-Washington jersey talk, will they switch to the throwbacks?

 

Direct download: watching_soccer.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

Giles and Ben meet in their natural habitat with Wild Xtra Alum and Gone Puck Wild Writer Brett Marshall.

-Giles was late

-Something grinds Giles' gears. It's somewhat Batman/movie related, unsurprisingly

-They recap the week that was, a pretty solid week

-Ben gets to rant. It's somewhat defending a goalie, unsurprisingly

-Anything noteworthy from the last week?

-Looking ahead to a tough, tough week

-The guys discuss the coming Sharks jersey overhaul

-Brett answers the tough questions

-All of the guys talk High School Hockey Tourney, hot taeks abound

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:36pm EST

It's a special GatG, as the guys meet over the interwebs to cover the events of the trade deadline.

-A very poorly executed but topical intro

-Why the first joke of the show sounds forced

-The Hanzal trade, and what we think about it

-Who is Ryan White?

-What trades did we like this week?

-What trades concerned us?

-Final takes on everything

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:35pm EST

Giles and Ben record live from the Cold Omaha Studios with a Guest! Ken Boehlke from Sinbin.Vegas joins us to talk about the players he wants to steal.

-Giles reports back from a Wedding

-The Blackhawks game- was it a big deal or nah

-Wild trade deadline prospects

-Kurtis Gabriel- Dumb or Really Dumb?

-Our over/under predictions at the Quarterpole

-Our guest Ken has his eye on a Wild player that ends in 'ason Zucker'

-Who else does Ken want from the Wild?

-More insights from Sin City Hockey

-The guys hash out a new design for the Blue Jackets

-The has been a trade! Live on air!

-RTing fake accounts... don't do it

Direct download: GatG.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 6:53pm EST

Giles and Ben return to the Midway Studio to record during Hockey Day in America.

-Introductions!

-A brief week in review. John Gibson good, Stars bad, Perds ugly.

-Gustav Olofsson- Giles approves.

-Twitter Q&A!

-Is it safe to be a Wild fan now?

-Should the Expansion draft lists be released?

-Predictions for the trade deadline

-***FOOD QUESTION ALERT***

-What the Tuch?

-Blackhawks jerseys, and Native mascot talk

-The Therrien-Julien saga, version 2.0

-Ben's advice for the 'bye week'

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:19pm EST

Giles and Ben record at an all new location, and discuss the Wild.

-The Goalie Controversy that wasn't at all a controversy

-Dumb talking heads on NBCSN

-Let's talk expansion! Sure, why not?

-The Wild faced a backup goalie, and it went well

-The 'Nyquist Incident'

-Twitter Q&A!

-Giles considers his ban on food questions

-The guys talk Eric Staal's struggles

-Jersey time! The Red Wings are redesigned, well, not really

-Original Six jersey discussion follows

Direct download: No_food_questions_.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:31pm EST

Ben and Giles return to a familiar format, talking hockey.

-Anything we missed? Sure, kinda.

-Why the Wild's play as of late isn't actually concerning

-Is Dubnyk correcting or falling out of the sky?

-Wild sign Alex Stalock. Get your mind right.

-Twitter Q&A!

-Deadline deals? Anyone? Bueller?

-Brief discussion about game scores.

-TWO jerseys this week, but easy ones Flames and Bolts

-Big Thanks

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:56pm EST

Giles and Ben are joined by Pioneer Press sportswriter Chad Graff at a local bar.

-Chad talks about covering teams with midseason swoons

-Chad has a Bryz story that does not disappoint

-Also a good Ryan Suter story, surprisingly enough

-We ask Chad about his feelings on the Barclays Center booting the Isles

-We all watch a minor car accident

-Chad answers the tough questions, about jerseys and soup

-Giles tells a story about the High Five that never was

 

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:55pm EST

It's the annual Winter Meltdown episode! Giles and Ben post up at the Twins Daily Winter Meltdown and interview a cavalcade of stars!

-First joined by Dan and Pete of the Twins and Losses Podcast

We talk wrestling, soccer, and what it's like to escape from your mom's basement and meet all of your online friends IRL. We try to talk about the Wild, but we're very distracted by everything still, and Pete tried to sit on a bench that wasn't there, and then said a naughty word, turning this podcast explicit rated. 

-Then we're joined by Tom Schreier of ColdOmaha.com

Tom has an exciting announcement! What could it be...?

-Next we were joined by our official Friends friend of the show Heather Rule, who writes everywhere, because she's awesome. 

We talked about whether Bruce Boudreau would be haunted by Game 7s with a franchise that's never lost one, and how gosh darn fun it is to be on top of the west. Also, lots of *Friends* talk, including the best sports moments from everyone's favorite 90's sitcom.

-Finally, we're joined by the Giggly Godfather himself, John Bonnes

John admits his lack of hockey knowledge, but then proceeds lay down some pretty good observations about the current Wild team, including called Ben out on his Yeo-defense at last year's Meltdown. We wrap up the show thanking John for the years at Wild Xtra, and he compliments us in return, because he's such a nice guy. 

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:51am EST

Giles and Ben are joined by former GatG goalie Charlie Beattie, and have a captive audience from Tom Schreier at the local bar.

-Is Giles taking up goaltending?

-The week that was, is it wise to be concerned about the Wild?

-Hockey Day Minnesota discussion

-Charlie's experience working that day

-Looking ahead to a short Central Division heavy week

-The guys unsurprisingly divert to announcer discussion

-Who likes Joe Buck, anyway? 

-Redesigning the Dallas Star jerseys, without the Mooterus

-The guys introduce Tom to the flag of Bonnyville, Alberta and the crest of Chur, Switzerland, both classic GatG moments

 

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 7:53am EST

Giles and Ben are joined by Declan Goff from ESPN 1500 and the Puck Dynasty Podcast at their usual hangout.

-Ben goes on a rant about mascot violence while remaining comically PG

-To pull or not to pull Carey Price

-The guys talk about Darcy Kuemper and all of his mental issues

-So the Wild are good then?

-The change in the Wild

-The week ahead (It's a trap)

-Going over the preseason over/unders at the halfway point

-The guys redesign the Devils jerseys, but not really

-Declan has a story that leaves Giles speechless

-Is Chili a soup?

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:01pm EST

Giles and Ben are joined by a special guest, Tom Schreier from ColdOmaha.com at their local bar.

-Tom has a lot of opinions and hot takes to share

-Is this team good now? We discuss dog crap.

-The week in review

-World Juniors talk, are these Wild kids good, or what?

-Tom bashes Mike Yeo, praises Boudreau

-Tom bashes Mike Yeo again

-Tom bashes Mike Yeo another time

-Looking ahead to a very tough week for the Wild

-Redesign the Habs jerseys? What could we possibly change?

-Our favorite/least favorite current NHL sweaters are discussed

Direct download: dog_crap_advocate.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:25am EST

Giles and Ben meet after the closing of Wild Xtra at their usual spot to talk Wild.

-The guys talk about Wild Xtra and what it meant to them

-Mad props to Jordan Schroeder

-A recap of the great wins last week

-A recap and reaction to the big game with Columbus

-A preview of the West Coast road trip

-New Years Resolutions for several Wild players

-Twitter Q & A!

-Some good questions from France

-Some fun regression talk

-Lets talk Prospects!

-Some Centennial talk

-Redesigning the Kings jerseys (rubs hands together)

 

 

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:06pm EST

Giles and Ben got together for Christmas Poutine, and to record a podcast, because we love you. 

-Christmas presents in review

-NBCSN is full of idiots

-The Wild are going streaking through the quad and to the gymnasium

-Plus/Minus: Is is really bad or just plain bad?

-Giles tears up about Hank

-The Wild are good. We think. 

-The week ahead- Is there a trap?

-The two hottest NHL teams- The Wild and Blue Jackets. No, seriously.

-The Islanders jerseys! One part of the Gortman's Fisherman jersey is liked

 

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:36am EST

Giles and Ben meet during bar bingo, and talk about the streaking Wild

-Giles saw a movie, gives a partial review

-The Wild, with all the winning and such

-Did Kuemper earn another start soon?

-Are we starting to feel better about the Wild?

-Tough week ahead (It's a trap!)

-Twitter Questions!

-Expansion draft tough decisions

-Christmas presents for Wild players

-Defense prospects

-Replacing Haula

-Redesigning the Rangers uniforms, Ben has a request

-An announcement from Giles

-Christmas Music

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:36am EST

Giles and Ben meet up after a few drinks and discuss the streaking Wild.

-Introductions!

-What happened last week? Like, 3 wins?

-Is this team finding its identity?

-More talk about unpredictability.

-The week ahead. It looks good. We think.

-Cal Clutterbuck, bank robber.

-Wild Twitter and the Kurtis Gabriel incident

-Twitter Q&A!

-More Fletcher hate

-Do we redesign the Florida HC jerseys?

-The best looking stadium series game in recent memory

-Wayne Gretzky, Mighty Duck. 

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 10:37am EST

Giles and Ben return to their favorite unnamed bar and recorded a midweek podcast.

-Late introductions

-How many games did Ben watch this week?

-Giles had a weekend to forget

-The Wild had a week to forget

-What can we expect this week?

-Giles offers his predictions

-Twittter Q&A!

-Deep Salary Cap and Roster questions

-Questions about food

-What gifts would the guys get each other?

-Revamping the Oilers jerseys, for Adidas.

-Holiday themed bumper music

Direct download: blame_yeo.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

Giles and Ben managed to record on time this week, over a huge breakfast burrito and a few mich goldens.

-A short rant about watching all 82 Wild games

-They recap the week that was for the Wild

-That means less doom and gloom this week

-What's coming up? Oh, Canada.

-The guys cover their Preseason Over/Unders at the Quarter mark

-Twitter Q & A!

-After last week's slip up the cover two team's redesigns

-How could anyone possibly improve the Penguins?

-How badly do the Canucks need a redesign?

-Lots of on the fly research in this episode for the salad of podcasts

-We try to go the entire episode without mentioning Dan

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 7:15pm EST

Giles and Ben are back live in person, at the old watering hole. Join in as they rant about things.

-Last week for the Wild- why it sucked

-Next week for the Wild- will it suck?

-Giles finds something consistent about this team

-Ben yells at Wild fans, again.

-Olympic Hockey and Labor Peace

-The Vegas Golden Knights new is broken live!

-A Wild jersey re-design?

-Thanksgiving foods, discussed and ranked

-Twitter Q & A!

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 1:09am EST

Giles and Ben meet over the interwebs, and have guest, Bob Spencer from hashtaghockey.com and the Hashtag Hockey Podcast.

-Bob brings his analytical side to the table, while Giles and Ben nod and agree

-But somehow, none of us watched the entire Pittsburgh game

-The Flyers game, was it good? Was it bad?

-The Senators game, fresh in our minds, and the miracle OT win

-What can expect for this week's soft schedule?

-Joel Eriksson Ek, should he stay or should he go?

-Chris Stewart, what's he up to these days

-Special teams analysis, as in- are they even that good?

-The guys subject Bob to redesigning the Senators jerseys

-Bob has an idea that you should listen to

-A big thanks

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Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Ben and Giles got together on election night to avoid the madness, and made a podcast.

-Some political talk(but not really)

-Why last week sucked for Wild fans

-Why this week might not be much better

-Optimism? Who said anything about optimism?

-Twitter Q&A!

-Goalie talk!

-Can you name three MN tourist attractions? We can't.

-Questions meant to make us fight, thanks everyone

-The Flyers jersey, with a #hot #taek

-Some U of M vs UND nostalgia

-We almost forget a noteworthy milestone

Direct download: kiss_the_rings.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

Back at it, the guys talk Wild at their typical unnamed bar and restaurant.

-Find out which NHL Player upstaged Giles' Halloween costume

-Find out which host was caught breaking the law before recording

-The week in review- what was bad, what was less bad?

-All sorts of causes for optimism

-The Wild shooting percentage, will it ever go down?

-Twitter Questions!

-Should Parise be on the PK?

-How many starts should Kuemper get?

-Is this the same Ryan Suter?

-Redesigned the beloved Avalance jerseys.

-The ending music starts too early for Giles' liking

Direct download: Wild_vent_line_.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:36pm EST