Sat, 6 May 2017
Ben & Giles are back on Cinco De Mayo to record this week. Topics include:
-Giles celebrates Cinco De Mayo.
Mon, 1 May 2017
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.
Sun, 23 April 2017
Giles & Ben return to a regular haunt to record their wrap-up of the Wild's first round exit.
Sun, 16 April 2017
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:
Tue, 11 April 2017
The guys were in the Zone Coverage/Cold Omaha studios to record a special playoff preview podcast.
Sun, 9 April 2017
The guys are back at Tin Whiskers Brewery (@tinwhiskersbrew) for a wrap-up of the regular season. Topics include:
Sun, 2 April 2017
The guys returned after a long week at Tin Whiskers Brewing (@TinWhiskersBrew)!
Sat, 25 March 2017
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
Mon, 20 March 2017
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
-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
Sun, 12 March 2017
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
-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?
Sun, 5 March 2017
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
Wed, 1 March 2017
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
Sun, 26 February 2017
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
Sun, 19 February 2017
Giles and Ben return to the Midway Studio to record during Hockey Day in America.
-A brief week in review. John Gibson good, Stars bad, Perds ugly.
-Gustav Olofsson- Giles approves.
-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'
Sun, 12 February 2017
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'
-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
Sun, 5 February 2017
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.
-Deadline deals? Anyone? Bueller?
-Brief discussion about game scores.
-TWO jerseys this week, but easy ones Flames and Bolts
Mon, 30 January 2017
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
Sun, 29 January 2017
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.
Tue, 24 January 2017
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
Mon, 16 January 2017
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?
Mon, 9 January 2017
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
Mon, 2 January 2017
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)
Mon, 26 December 2016
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
Mon, 19 December 2016
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!)
-Expansion draft tough decisions
-Christmas presents for Wild players
-Redesigning the Rangers uniforms, Ben has a request
-An announcement from Giles
Mon, 12 December 2016
Giles and Ben meet up after a few drinks and discuss the streaking Wild.
-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
-More Fletcher hate
-Do we redesign the Florida HC jerseys?
-The best looking stadium series game in recent memory
-Wayne Gretzky, Mighty Duck.
Tue, 6 December 2016
Giles and Ben return to their favorite unnamed bar and recorded a midweek podcast.
-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
-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
Sun, 27 November 2016
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
Wed, 23 November 2016
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!
Mon, 14 November 2016
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
Tue, 8 November 2016
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?
-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
Sun, 30 October 2016
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?
-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
Sun, 23 October 2016
Back at their usual spot and Giles' usual level of drinking, the guys trade off going on rants about the start of the Wild season, some good, some bad.
-We cover the last four games in somewhat detail
-Is this what we expected out of this team?
-Is this what we expected out of Bruce?
-What players do we like so far?
-So, um, goaltending...
-The first on-air shot in GatG history
-The rants come hot and heavy after that
-Setting up Parise, The Wave, Alex Stalock, to name a few
-The guys tackle redesigning Boston's sweaters
-The ultimate concession food foul
Sun, 16 October 2016
The guys took in the sights at the Hockey Jersey Collectors Expo at Tom Reids, and talked about the ridiculously small sample size two games can be.
-Is there any conclusions we can draw from two games?
-Should we even draw any conclusions?
-The week in review, the week ahead and what to expect
-Twitter Q & A!
-A brief discussion about salads, and Giles was not a fan
-Is there such thing as a Fletcher hot seat?
-Other small sample questions
-We redesign the Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys
-A little venting on not having a North Stars 50th Anniversary
Sun, 9 October 2016
Giles & Ben record the Official Season Preview for the Minnesota Wild that isn't actually affiliated with the Wild.
-The wrap up the preseason, which was thankfully uneventful
-What are their thoughts on the season opening roster?
-There was a trade with a division rival... yay.
-What are the storylines surrounding Bruce Boudreau this season?
-What are the storylines outside of Boudreau?
-The guys rifle through some over/unders related to the team
-They also predict how every NHL division will finish
-Jersey talk is the St. Louis Blues? What would they change?
-Look at the Show Page at WildXtra.com for the rundown of predictions
-Find out what this season's food debate will be
*Also we seemed to have lost about 30 second of audio early on. It wasn't that important, so don't worry.
Mon, 3 October 2016
In a landmark episode for the guys, a well-lubricated Giles talks with Ben at a familiar bar during bar bingo. It's about as 'Podcasting after hours' as we get.
-The Ryder Cup is discussed, because we're red blooded Americans, dammit
-Giles stops to sing frequently
-We put a bow on the World Cup of Hockey, as if it needed it
-Preseason hockey is discussed, for whatever that's worth
-What would you do with a Hurricanes jersey redesign?
-Speaking of the Canes, we talk relocation and expansion
-No Twitter Q & A, because beer
-Several Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law references
Mon, 26 September 2016
The Guys went to a new unnamed bar that did not pay their tab and recorded a podcast.
-What went wrong with Team USA in the World Cup? Giles has some words.
-Zach Parise, brave leader or manby-pamby weiner?
-How much we love Phil Kessel's seldom used twitter account
-Wild training camp thoughts
-Who are the kids who will make the team?
-New jersey segment? We redesign the Buffalo Sabres.
-All of the new jerseys in the NHL this season, covered.
-Still looking to get hired as jersey consultants
Sun, 11 September 2016
The boys are back in town, as Giles and Ben meet up at a familiar bar, and are joined by friend of the podcast, Dan Mick, who won't stop talking about soccer.
-The guys covered what little Wild news has happened since late July
-Dan talks about soccer
-Both hosts give their prediction for Wild wins this season
-Dan talks about soccer
-This year's World Cup of Hockey is explained
-Dan talks about soccer
-How do each of the World Cup pools shake out?
-Dan talks about soccer
-The World Cup jerseys are broken down and ranked
-Dan talks about soccer
-Giles takes Twitter questions
Thu, 11 August 2016
EMERGENCY PODCAST TO DISCUSS PATRICK ROY'S RESIGNATION.
THIS IS NOT A TEST.
Sun, 17 July 2016
Giles & Ben meet after watching the Wild development camp scrimmage and discussed what they saw to wrap up the offseason.
-What do we make of players trying to make the team?
-What's left for the Wild offseason
-The guys give their grades on the Wild offseason
-Giles runs down the list of guests on the show this season
-The guys complain about getting a two star rating
-A genuine thank you for listening to season two
Mon, 11 July 2016
Giles and Ben skyped it out this week, and finally got down to brass tacks on what angers them about the NHL.
-The Kuemper contract and ramifications are discussed
-What's wrong with the NHL's TV coverage?
-Giles tells you how he feels about Gary Bettman
-Ben tells you how he feels about bigger nets
-What's the key to growing the game of hockey?
-Several examples of the NHL shooting themselves in the foot
-To lighten the mood, they discuss the worst NHL jerseys of all time
-Final thoughts after a rough week
Sun, 3 July 2016
Giles and Ben met over skype during the holiday weekend and hashed out what happened over the last week for the Wild.
-How much did they like the Staal deal?
-What are the expectations for Staal this season?
-How will Chris Stewart help this team?
-Stalock deal- yay or nay
-What the hell were the Canadians thinking?
-Other reactions to Free Agent Signings
-The Defunct jersey series ends with the most recent franchise to be disolved
-Overall reaction to the Wild offseason
Sun, 26 June 2016
Giles and Ben meet in the aftermath of a busy weekend at a local bar to discuss the Wild.
-Giles tells some stories about being in a wedding this weekend.
-Ben talks about the Hockey Wilderness Draft Party
-Congratulations to former GatG Goalie Charlie
- The guys discuss what we need after the Vanek buyout
-The draft is broken down
-Free Agency is sort of previewed... sort of.
-More useless hope for a Wild trade
-Defunct jerseys! The Devils franchise, pre-New Jersey
-Giles has a final thought. Or two. Or three.
Tue, 21 June 2016
Ben and Giles get together via the interwebs for a special mid-week NHL Draft podcast!
-The talk about the deals made in the whopping two days since the last podcast
-They angrily talk about the lack of salary cap from the NHL
-Then they get the announcement about the Salary Cap from the NHL
-Mock Draft! The first 14 picks are mocked
-Who slides? Who gets reached for?
-What team did Giles refuse to pick for?
-What does Ben think of almost every prospect(he'll tell you)
-Someone mows their lawn in the background
-Ben's dog loses his mind momentarily
- The guy mock up to the Wild's pick, then discuss a few options for the Wild if it were to shake out that way
-Killer outro music that's super fitting
Sun, 19 June 2016
Giles & Ben meet up on Father's Day and turn it into nearly an hour long complaint about things.
-Something grinds Ben's gears
-A few things grind Giles' gears
-The guys lament the lack of current salary cap
-Not a big news week for the Wild, but will this week be?
-Why the guys approve of hockey in Las Vegas
-More Vanek buyout talk
-More things that annoy the hosts
Mon, 13 June 2016
Giles and Ben are joined by a special guest this week, friend of the podcast, Keri Wood. They went to a certain bar in St. Paul to try to record a listenable podcast. The results were mixed.
The Stanley Cup Final is over. But Giles still has something to be angry about.
They talk about the hiring of two new Wild assistant coaches, who also happened to be at the bar that night.
Vanek- to buy out or not to buy out?
A little bit of draft talk and why the next two weeks are very important.
Lots of talk about hockey memes, in both crying Jordan and non-crying Jordan categories.
The three jersey fanatics talk about their holy grail jersey they don't own.
In honor of Phil Kessel, the podcast run time is 81 minutes.
Sun, 5 June 2016
Giles & Ben get fed up with not being paid to podcast at local bars, so decide to talk via skype about offseason plans and jerseys.
-Both guys had fun weekends, filled with grad parties and s'mores
-Brief chat about the Stanley Cup Final
-The Wild may be dealing their first round pick, Ben takes credit for the scoop
-Two more coaches let go, but what does it mean?
-Mike Yeo may be Hitch's replacement in St. Louis
-Both guys takes their turn being armchair GMs
-The #FloridaHC jerseys were revealed, to less than rave reviews
-The guys continue the defunct team jerseys series, with the WHA teams
-More shameless begging for iTunes ratings
-Brief preview of next week, with a special guest
Sun, 29 May 2016
Giles & Ben met for some delicious brunch at a local establishment that didn't give them free food, and discussed the most recent Wild happenings.
- There was assistant coach news, finally, do the moves make sense?
- They somehow managed to talk about how dumb the NHL brass is.
- What Wild players with expiring contracts should get an extension this summer?
- The guys talk about trade targets for the Wild, realistic or otherwise.
- Giles has an opinion on whether the Wild should sign Okposo or not.
- Other UFAs that are possibilities for the Wild are discussed.
- Ben says something out Boudreau that might make heads explode.
- The guys discuss the great Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Final.
- The defunct jerseys series begins (again) with the city of Atlanta's defunct teams
- The discussion of a new Wild red jersey begins
- A certain parking lot is roasted
Sun, 22 May 2016
Giles & Ben are joined by fellow Wild Xtra and journalist extraordinaire Heather Rule. Heather is a little quiet on the mic, but you can still hear her opinions when the guys shut their yapping.
-We briefly mention the Twins, and all the stinkin Canadians at Target Field
-Then the cover all of the Wild players that could be dealt this summer
-Who won't be dealt for sure? It's a short list.
-Who does Ben liken Nino Niederreiter to following Russo's comments last week?
-Granlund is The Clash- Show he stay or should he go? Zucker too.
-The great defenseman to be traded argument, version 2016.
-Then the podcast is turned to a much more pressing topic- Friends
-Who's always the sixth best Friend? The answer won't surprise you.
-Go to Episodes from Friends experts Giles and Heather
Tue, 17 May 2016
After losing an entire podcast to audio issues, the guys chatted over skype about the ill-fated podcast's topics a few days later, for you, our beloved fans.
-There's a brand new intro for you to thoroughly enjoy
-The guys react to Boudreau initial press conference
-Will Boudreau stick with his talk about dividing out minutes?
-Interesting quotes about Brodin and Granlund
-Why this being Boudreau's last stop is a good thing
-This summer's RFAs are a big topic of discussion
-An exciting cat cameo
-The exciting Conference Finals are discussed
Sun, 8 May 2016
The guys head to Tom Reid's to record on Mother's Day, and talk about the Bruce Boudreau hiring at length.
-Why it was a great hire
-Defending against the naysayers
-Examining Boudreau's playoff record
-What Boudreau can hopefully fix with this team
-Giving a Pass/Fail to all of the upcoming UFAs
-Waxing Poetic about the Canadiens jerseys
-Something that Grinds Giles' Gears
-Shameless self promotion
Sun, 1 May 2016
Giles and Ben made the trip to the Studio again to talk with ColdOmaha.com's Tom Schreier about the end of the Wild season. With a week of clarity, they tackled several topics.
-What they're looking for in a coaching candidate
-Is it really Boudreau or Bust for Wild fans?
-What's Chuck Fletcher's role in all of this
-What the Wild have for buyout options
-Ben takes several cheap shots at Soup
-The guys talk about the other playoff series and who they like
-Little to discuss about Blackhawks jerseys, so they delve into randomness
-A list of establishments where Giles is a regular is started
Mon, 25 April 2016
The Guys return to Grumpy's on a Sunday night, and talk after the brutal Game 6 loss, eliminating the Wild from the playoffs.
-They recap Game 6, from a few different directions
-Also covered is quick hits on Games 3, 4 and 5 which happened in the last week
-The Guys give their feelings on the Wild season as a whole
-There may have been even more talk about Game 6, as beers were drank
-Chuck Fletcher's alleged job security is discussed
-The likely eliminated St. Louis Blues jerseys are discussed
-The guys talk about Prince and what he meant to the state of Minnesota, and about the Wild's new goal song
-Two words- Bar Bingo
-The podcast is ended with a full song, enjoy.
Sun, 17 April 2016
Giles and Ben meet up at the old spot again, and try to make sense of everything that's happened during the last week.
-Giles nurses a hangover from drinking his way through Game 2
-Ben does his best to fill all of the airtime by himself
-That one goal is discussed at length
-The foolishness of picking the Wild to win is discussed
-The guys give differing opinions on Torch's future here
-Twitter Q & A from a few friends of the show
-The rest of the NHL playoffs are discussed
-The guy talk about the glorious Kings jersey lineage
Sun, 10 April 2016
It's a landmark episode for Giles & The Goalie, so we popped the cork on our go-to special event guest, the other goalie, Charlie Beattie. We had a wonderful dinner of a burger, a salad and a bowl of soup, and recorded a podcast.
-Charlie reiterates his hatred from John Buccigross
-Giles admits to leaving a Wild game very early, but for a good reason
-Ben rants about the Wild being mentally weak, again.
-The guys talk about the sorry week that was to close out the season
-Then the Dallas playoff series is previewed
-In true GatG fashion, they hate on Dallas' jerseys for a whole segment
-Charlie makes a bold prediction for the Wild playoffs, sort of
-A few classic GatG jokes are revisited and referenced
Mon, 4 April 2016
Giles and Ben ill-advisedly meet during Bar Bingo at Grumpy's to talk about the state of the Wild.
-Ben gives a short review on Wrestlemania, which he watched instead of the Jets game
-Both writers vent on their frustrations about this team
-That whole Duncan Keith situation
-Giles skips over some questions, especially one from Dan
-The Jets jerseys, past and present, are featured
-The guys finish out the podcast by talking about the upcoming baseball season
Mon, 28 March 2016
The Guys are back with their fancy new audio equipment, and test it on frequent guest and collegiate hockey extraordinaire Nate Wells.
-Quick recap of the last week and the winning streak
-A look ahead for this week
-Some brief playoff talk (gasp)
-Discussion of the recent Wild signings
-The guys talk about the college hockey landscape
-What's the state of the Gopher Men's program
-The Ottawa Senators jerseys are reveiwed
Mon, 21 March 2016
BETTER AUDIO QUALITY THIS TIME
BETTER AUDIO QUALITY THIS TIME
-The guys get together at Tom Reid's after a viewing party and discuss this absurdly frustrating hockey club
-A formal 'call out' of sorts on the veteran core of this team
-A look ahead to this week, including an old friend, and a humongous big game
-The guys talk college hockey after their time covering the NCHC
-The Avalanche jerseys are discussed. Spoiler- Giles disapproves
-They finish the podcast discussing what else? Teddy Bridgewater.
Sun, 13 March 2016
The Guys are joined by Taylor Callais from Defending The Blue Line, a nonprofit outfitting military children with hockey equipment. Giles and Ben might sound a little like robots, but it's kinda fun if you imagine them wearing tinfoil hats.
There's much talk about the awful position this Wild team is in
How dumb were the Wild in raising ticket prices after this season?
A recap of the light week last week, when the lost to the Oilers
A preview of next week, which includes not 1, not 2, but 3 trap games
A breakdown of the Devils jersey history, or lack thereof
Some fun discussion of the state of college hockey after the Big Ten debacle
Taylor explains what Defending the Blue Line does, and how you can help
They run out of things to say after that, so they wrap it up
Mon, 7 March 2016
Giles is back from covering the High Hockey Tournament, and Ben is back from Vegas, so they podcasted.
-Ben's Vegas trip is recalled
-Giles' week in the press box is discussed
-Was this last week what we expected from the Wild?
-What should you expect over the next week?
-How can Torch fix the ailing Penalty Kill?
-Ben goes on a rant about how the Wild can learn from Conor McGregor
-The guys find an interesting way to describe the old Oiler's third jersey
-Suggestions for the 5 Minute Major Call in Show-Elvis wraps up the show
Wed, 2 March 2016
Ben is joined once again with Giles, who is back from his Washington D.C. vacation, and they record over skype to cover the last 9 days of Wild happenings.
-Giles tells about his trip to DC, and the fun National Treasure-type stuff he saw
-Niklas Backstrom's trade and legacy are discussed
-Other trade deadline topics are covered
-A review of your typical Roller coaster Wild week
-A preview of the Week coming up, when Ben will be in Las Vegas
-We say very familiar things about the Florida Panthers jerseys
-The guys talks about the upcoming Boy's High School Hockey Tournament
-Giles calls out the host of a popular Twin Cities podcast
Sun, 21 February 2016
The boys are back as just a duo, and even though they've gone through the rigors of the Stadium Series weekend, they hammered out a podcast on the patio of Tom Reid's in St. Paul.
In this episode
-Giles talks about his stadium series experience and explains why his friend Dan could not join us
-The guys ponder the effect the coaching change has made
-They answer the question is "Is John Torchetti the next Scotty Bowman?"
-A look ahead to the next week, and Giles' related vacation
-A brief discussion about the classic Flyers jerseys history
-The first ever bathroom break in GatG history, where something special happens
-Ads on High school hockey jerseys? Ben reacts accordingly
-Finishing thoughts on this weekend's hockey events from both writers
Fri, 19 February 2016
This week's episode is extra special, because 1. It's EXPLICIT rated, which means we got to swear up and down, and we did, and 2. we were joined by Bryan Reynolds, a Wild blogging legend, and hockey fan troll extraordinaire
-We let Bryan rant about the team giving up on Mike Yeo
-Ben makes a point about the Wild, which was his last point of the podcast
-Giles and Bryan tell their stories about being at two different Game 7s in Denver
-We get the Bryan Reynolds:Edmonton Oiler Villain Origin story
-We talk about the Stadium Series and how much we don't care, except Giles is going
-The everlasting beauty of the North Stars jerseys is discussed
-Many beers were drank, but no Texans were harmed
Sun, 14 February 2016
ColdOmaha.com's Tom Schreier is our return guest, and was kind enough to let us use his fancy studio to record the longest and best sounding Giles & The Goalie yet.
In the wake of Mike Yeo's firing, Giles, Ben and Tom leave no stone unturned when it comes to the reason and ramifications.
Ben talks a lot, Tom laughs, Giles sighs. This is a theme.
How much of this was on Yeo?
How much of this is on Chuck Fletcher?
Should Fletcher be fired?
Is it time for a Captaincy change?
What to expect from this team going forward, and what everyone wants to see.
A brief look at the upcoming roadtrip, and some Flames jersey talk to lighten the mood.
Finally, some shop talk on team media access.
Mon, 8 February 2016
The Guys got back together and recorded live with, very many less guests, and significantly less beers. Topics include-
-The Wild Stink, please explain
-Who's at fault, really?
-The Healthy Scratches
-Injuries to the defense, all of a sudden
-Zach Parise's Health
-Taking a look at the Capitals jersey history
-That segways into defending Ovechkin
-Defending Audra Martin, while we're at it
-Finally, Giles and Ben find something they very much disagree about
Sun, 31 January 2016
Exactly as the title implies, it's an All-Star episode of GatG, as Giles and Ben find themselves at the Twins Daily Winter Meltdown, and rotate through an All-Star lineup of guests.
First, New Wild Xtra writer Heather Rule joins us to talk about how frustrating the Wild are, and how stupid the NHL All Star Game format is this year.
Then, Sportive Podcast Host and Northern Pitch writer Jon Marthaler jumps in, and we talk about letter grades for everyone on the Wild roster, about Giles' experience on The Sportive, and about John Scott as college hockey player destined for greatness.
After we were kicked out of our dark corner, popular previous guest Daniel Mick joined us again, but was quickly usurped by the Giggly Godfather himself, John Bonnes, who wanted to talk about how it was OK for fans to want Mike Yeo fired, based on the team's history and some anecdotes from Twins past.
After Bonnes was pulled away for important duties, Dan got around to sharing his opinion on the Wild, and then told some stories about drinking with Giles during the Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament over the years.
Finally, Tom Schreier from the new Minnesota Sports website ColdOmaha.com joined us to talk about why he thinks Yeo should be fired, and compares that to some Timberwolves coaching history.
All in all, this was a blast to record, and hopefully you enjoy it as much as we did. Huge thanks to all of our guests.
Sun, 24 January 2016
Ben and Giles put their disgust aside for a little under an hour, and talked about the Wild heading into the All Star Break
-What do we make of this team?
-The only thing that isn't wrong with the Wild
-What Ben thinks of people blaming Yeo... again.
-Is this game against Arizona pivotal?
-A brief history of the Coyote's jerseys
-A brief discussion of Teemu Selanne, Star Trek and Giles' other obsessions
-Looking ahead to the next podcast
Sun, 17 January 2016
Giles and Ben avoided the cold weather by not leaving their houses. Over skype, they discussed
-Their weekend, including Ben concussing himself during a nap, and Giles being catfished by a so-called Friends reunion
-Recapping the winless week from the Wild, and the issues with scoring
-What they think of the Wild's excuses for not winning
-What the upcoming schedule holds for them, and if it's good news or bad news
-Ben rants about the perception of an easier playoff matchup
-They address the likelihood of a trade for the Wild soon
-They address the John Scott controversy, and why the NHL sucks
-Giles has his best 10 minutes of his week, as they discuss the Duck's jerseys
Mon, 11 January 2016
Ben and Giles reunited over the interwebs this week, and did not disappoint. They caught up like old friends discussing a lackluster hockey team, and even went off the rails a couple of times. In this aptly named episode-
Giles laments the Vikings loss, while Ben tries his hardest not to laugh
This is the best midseason Wild team ever, but it doesn't feel like it, at all.
Last week on the Wild Roller Coaster, in review
Previewing next week's Wild Roller Coaster
All Star Game talk, including Dubnyk, and yes, the jerseys
Chat about Buffalo's bizarre jersey history before the game on Tuesday
Twitter questions! Including trade talk and Jarret Stoll whining
An in-depth discussion about Giles' live-action Batman Power Rankings
A heartfelt shoutout to our fans before some Daft Punk
Wed, 6 January 2016
Giles is heartbroken over Koivu's injury and leaves Ben to record by himself for a half hour. This turned out to be a less than great idea.
In this episode:
The show starts with sad music, because Koivu
A review of the past week, including a weird Florida visit
Ben yawns a few times
The Blue Jackets game gets reviewed....twice somehow
A patented Trap Game is named
The Vikings are mentioned once
Lot of filler words
Twitter Questions about Koivu's injury and Quad City Mallard Goaltending
Utterly bored with the Blue Jackets, Ben vows to liberate the unnecessary star on their jersey
Sun, 27 December 2015
The guys return to recording live, despite the best fight being put up by their recording equipment.
-A review of Jared Spurgeon's contract extension and rampant speculation
-A review of the Alumni Game Jerseys, and rampant hot takes
-A review of the previous week, and rampant complaining
-A preview of the next week, and rampant optimism
-A discussion of the Winter Classic, and rampant criticism
-A review of Tampa Bay's jersey history, and rampant disgust
-A review of 2015, and rampant looking back
Sun, 20 December 2015
The guys skype yet again, and bang out a solid 75 minutes of content for your listening pleasure. Ben hosts the show and gets a little rant-y, so you've been warned.
-They talk about Star Wars spoilers(not actual spoilers)
-A week in review, the typical Wild letdown
-The luxury of having two good goalies
-Looking ahead to the Holiday week
-#StripTheC update from Pittsburgh(?!)
-Comparing Chuck Fletcher to his peers, which isn't high praise
-A full review of the history of Penguins jerseys
-Giles got chirped by a 12 year old
Wed, 16 December 2015
In this episode-
Giles talks about watching UFC, while Ben talks about watching the Wild at a bar
The guys review the last week, and lament the Wild's recent collection of loser points, but somehow remain positive
Some Michael Russo love
A brief mention of the savage beating the Canucks received
Lots of speculation about Jaret Stoll
The guys wonder what the fascination is with hockey player's wives
A preview of the the week ahead
A brief chat about upcoming jersey alterations
Giles professes his undying love for the handsome Henrik Lundqvist and Rangers jerseys
Ben fondly remembers some goalies masks from the 90's
Sun, 6 December 2015
In this episode, the guys are joined by Twitter Trolling Legend Daniel Mick from the Going Local Podcast, a longtime friend of Giles and avid listener of the podcast. Topics discussed-
-Corruption in soccer, and wishing that upon the NFL
-How the Wild managed to avoid the swoon
-Giles' feelings on the third Mighty Ducks movie
-How concerned Wild fans should be about Kuemper starting
-Looking ahead to playing on the West Coast
-A full breakdown of San Jose's jersey history
-A full breakdown of Wisconsin beers
-Loads of exciting banter between Giles and Dan
Sun, 29 November 2015
The guys chat over the interwebs after a dismal week from the Wild. Topics include-
-The mental fragility of the Wild
-The upcoming schedule and what it could mean
-Questions from listeners. Some great, some ok, some downright confusing.
-Extensive talk about the jerseys of the Toronto Maple Leafs
-Giles watching a James Bond film
-Kurtis Gabriel's confounding usage with the Wild
-Ben doing the dishes
Tue, 24 November 2015
The GaTG Signal was lit, so Giles and Ben rushed to the nearest bar between their jobs and recorded an emergency podcast. The Stadium Series Jerseys were finally unveiled, and the guys minced no words with covering the latest addition to Wild uniform lore.
-We talked about the Jersey re-design contest at WildXtra.com
-We also talked about the week that passed, the banged up roadtrip
-We looked ahead to the rivalry week that surrounds Thanksgiving for the Wild
-We spent a fair amount of time talking about the roller coaster jersey history of the Vancouver Canucks.
-In case you're wondering, Giles' car was not towed, nor did he get a ticket.
Sun, 15 November 2015
In this episode you can hear Giles and Ben talk about-
-Not doing housework
-Burying Mikael Granlund something fierce
-A lovable Austrian sniper
-Jason Pominville's percentage of hitting the net
-Dubynk's monthly splits so far
-A request for some Mullet time-lapse footage
-An in-depth jersey breakdown of the Boston Bruins
-Some talk about the Iowa Wild, set to the Benny Hill theme music
-A Christmas-themed Dad Joke from Giles
All this and much, much more
Sun, 8 November 2015
Back to this season's one Giles, one Goalie setup, the guys discuss the week that was, the week that is, and the week that will be. You'll also find-
-Talk about the post-apocalyptic world following Zach Parise's injury
-Props to Duby
-We look forward to facing the Stars
-Fair warnings about knockoff jerseys
-Staunch defense of Kurtis Gabriel from a blogger
-A New segment- we preview an upcoming opponent by discussing their jersey history- This week- The Hurricanes/Whalers
-R.I.P. Emilio Estavez
Tue, 3 November 2015
It's the one year birthday of the Giles and The Goalie podcast, and to celebrate, we went back to being Giles and The Goalies, by inviting Charlie to join us. We reminisced about lost podcasts lost, determined Charlie's qualifications to judge a hockey team. This, and much more.
-We find out about a favorite website of Giles, Ice The Ticks.
-Ever wonder how Wild Xtra started? We tell all, including some a fun story about one of Giles' twitter followers.
-Obligatory jersey talk
-Charlie talks about the over-reaction theater involved in early-season sports.
-We close by running down the NHL Department of Player Safety.
Mon, 19 October 2015
After watching the Wild game against the Ducks at a bar, Giles and Ben talk about where the Wild are at in this young season. You find out that beer makes Giles forget things easily and makes Ben ramble on and on. Also, some Niklas Backstrom hating, Chris Porter hating, Chris Stewart defending, and Russo parody account hating. Included in this episode is also a discussion about when whitetail deer are in rut.
Sun, 11 October 2015
Giles and Ben find themselves back at Tom Reid's in the middle of a memorabilia expo, where they basked in glorious jerseys before podcasting. After that, they talk about the absurdly small sample size of two games, Doctorgate, the Arizona Supersonics, are visited by a hornet, and predictably, wax on and on about jerseys for quite some time.
BONUS- This episode, you can actually hear Giles. It's a modern miracle of engineering.
Tue, 6 October 2015
It's a season preview from Giles and the Goalie, as we're joined by College hockey journalist extraordinaire Nate Wells. Giles asks what we learned from the preseason, who's a breakout star for the Wild, and what our final prediction for the Wild is. Ben obliges with hot takes and Nate fondly recalls his close encounter with Thomas Vanek.
Sun, 27 September 2015
Giles and Ben return on a somber note, carrying on the podcast after the departure of Charlie. The guys struggle to keep their emotions in check and somehow manage to find a way to ramble through an hour of season preview. Topics include a tip around the Central Division and some of the biggest questions surrounding the team during training camp.
Mon, 20 July 2015
In this episode...
- We come out strong with some Showdown-appropriate theme music.
- Why you can't hate Devan Dubnyk's contract, but you can hate (and also feel for) Niklas Backstrom.
- Who got better and who got worse in the Central Division?
- We get you sufficiently amped for another two years of Nate Prosser. Are you sitting down? Good, you were already sufficiently amped.
- We talk extensively about the draft and development camp, and not in a childish way at all.
- We'll be back in September with more immaturity.
Wed, 24 June 2015
In this episode.
- We go pick-by-pick through the first 20. We are guaranteed to get two right.
- An in-depth interview with Internationally-known hockey writer and Pointer Sisters*
fan Nate Wells.
*This part might not be true. To be honest, the interview wasn't all that in-depth.
Sun, 7 June 2015
In this episode:
- The GATG crew breaks down the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals, and mispronounces Teuvo seven different ways.
- Is Steven Stamkos underutilized? Did Ben Bishop have to poop or is he injured? Does Jon Cooper care? Are the Lightning a contender or just a patsy?
- A brief "Cheers" interlude
- Some early draft talk, and why the Wild need to go against type.
- Giles shows up sober as a bird this time, yet proceeds to drop a drink all over all of his draft notes.
Mon, 1 June 2015
In this Episode:
- Is Giles pretty drunk? Tune in to find out.
- A quick look back at two game 7's, and a look ahead to the Stanley Cup Finals
- We speculate on the fabulous and mysterious life of John Bonnes.
- The new Vikings stadium: eyesore or hideous monstrosity? And what does it have to do with the Rock of Gibraltar?
- Did we mention Giles was pretty drunk? It was spectacular.
Mon, 18 May 2015
In this episode:
- We discuss the Jared Spurgeon situation, so have your sadness tissues handy (whatever was left over from last week)
- A quick reaction to the opening games of the conference finals, featuring Chris Kreider's evil twin...Chris Kreider.
- Charlie rants about Kenny Albert, so little has changed.
- A quick recap of the worst dine and dash of all time.
- And much, much more
Mon, 11 May 2015
In this episode,
Ben breaks out a depressing, one-time use only, intro, and closes with music that will send you into a homicidal rage.
- The gang breaks down the playoff second round failure.
- What's a Chuck Fletcher to do in the offseason?
- A discussion of each podcasters favorite piece of personal sports memorobilia.
- Giles tries, unsuccessfully, to save the Flames by wearing their jersey, while Ben rocks his "Miracle on Ice" Tretiak sweater. He is pulled from the podcast under mysterious circumstances after the first segment.
Tue, 5 May 2015
In this episode:
Our good friend Mason drops by from the 5 Minute Major to drive up our F-bomb count.
Giles vs. the Wave
Recapping Games 1 & 2, and how Mason creeped out everyone at the #wildsupportgroup party on Friday.
Mighty Ducks Four? Giles can only dream.
And much more...
Mon, 20 April 2015
In this Episode:
We break down the first two games of the Wild-Blues series.
Mourning the demise of "The Hamburglar"
A detailed analysis of all the Connor McDavid/Edmonton Oilers hot takes fit to print.
Giles pulls double-podcast duty.
Why is Charlie playing hockey with former presidential candidates?
All of this, a casual Ron Tugnutt reference, and much more.
Wed, 15 April 2015
In this episode
Word association playoff predictions!
Righteous anger and indignation over EA Sports NHL 15 playoff simulation
We visit Chur, Switzerland, hometown of Wild forward Nino Niederreiter as well as the randiest coat of arms in the world (probably).
Thu, 9 April 2015
In this episode:
Ben and Giles break down the Wild clinch in Chicago, and playoff implications moving forward.
Ben describes his podcast travels.
Predictions, predictions and more predictions!
Podcasting After Dark: Ben and Giles look at the logos names for the possible Las Vegas NHL franchise.
Thu, 26 March 2015
In this episode:
We discuss the news of MLS coming to Minnesota, and what it all has to do with Real Madrid.
Impressive wins vs. beating the Maple Leafs. Which is more valuable?
Breaking (into) Vegas: The Devan Dubnyk for Vezina debate limps on.
And we take you to Bonnyville, Alberta, home of Justin Fontaine, and the world's worst flag.
Tue, 17 March 2015
In this episode:
We breakdown the "rope-a-dope" victory in St. Louis, and discuss the worst "nearly" allowed goal in recent NHL memory.
The gang solves the problem with overtime (not really).
We start the Gary Bettman appreciation society, which is sure to catch on.
Everybody hates the wave, in some cases violently.
Tue, 10 March 2015
In this episode, we discuss the insanity of Patrick Roy, the Vezina (nomination) chances of Devan Dubnyk, a post-mortem on the High School Hockey tournament and much, much more. Also, Giles teaches everyone the true pronunciation of R'as al ghul. God help you if you get it wrong.
Tue, 3 March 2015
In this episode, Giles and Ben celebrate the trade deadline by trading Charlie for burritos and a six pack. Really, it was just an elaborate excuse to get Charlie out of the way so they can discuss their favorite topic: hockey sweaters with dirty nameplates.
Wed, 25 February 2015
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Thu, 15 January 2015