Giles and the Goalie - A Minnesota Wild Podcast

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

Direct download: lotta_cake.mp3
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

Direct download: take_two.mp3
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'

Direct download: kinda_hockey_racism_.mp3
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

Direct download: Sorry_Gretchen_.mp3
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

 

Direct download: piling_on_the_isles.mp3
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. 

Direct download: the_dark_knight_.mp3
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

 

Direct download: just_the_tip.mp3
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?

Direct download: proteins_brah.mp3
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)

 

 

Direct download: Tuesdays_Gone.mp3
Category:Hockey, Minnesota Wild -- posted at: 9:06pm EST

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