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OFFSIDE

with Hawes and Maguire

What's performance worth? Crazy exciting Playoff analysis. Gretzky phones it in.
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What's performance worth? Crazy exciting Playoff analysis. Gretzky phones it in.

Ever been asked to work for free? We kick off this episode of Offside with Hawes and Maguire by sharing some personal stories about the frustrating expectation that performers should work for "exposure," especially in charitable contexts where everyone else gets paid. We'll discuss why it's essential for entertainers to be treated equitably and the value of their contributions. Plus, we'll give you a taste of the excitement surrounding a forthcoming member guest event known for its delectable cuisine. Switching lanes, we passionately defend Wayne Gretzky's tenure with the New York Rangers. Was he really coasting through his final seasons? We think not! Delving into recent analytics from the 1987 Canada Cup, we'll highlight how Gretzky's exemplary statistics prove his enduring dedication and impact on the game. Our lively chat also touches on how modern analytics might redefine our understanding of legendary performances, offering a fresh lens through which to appreciate some of hockey's greatest moments. To wrap things up, we turn our attention to the current NHL playoffs, celebrating standout players like Alexander Barkov and Austin Matthews while reflecting on historical comparisons with legends such as Rocket Richard and Joe Sakic. We’ll explore the dynamics of team compositions and the critical role of character in clutch performances. From the promising futures of young stars like Alex Lafreniere to reminiscing about memorable road trips and friendships, this episode is filled with rich hockey analysis and heartwarming stories. Join us for a spirited and insightful journey through the world of comedy and hockey!
Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner! The Northern Lights and Playoff Predictions.
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Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner! The Northern Lights and Playoff Predictions.

Join the victory lap of our hockey pool winner, a first for Offside with Hawes and Maguire, as we navigate the crossroads in anticipation of the playoffs. In the latest episode, we touch down on the heated topic of free speech in sports broadcasting, where the ice is thin between strong opinion and sparking controversy. Immerse yourself in Liam's Alaskan adventures and hear tales from local bars to hockey games against spry talent, and get a taste of the camaraderie that fuels our legendary lives off the rink. The playoffs are upon us, and with that comes our unfiltered forecasts and dissection of the matchups set to carve this year's path to the Stanley Cup. We take sides on the Leafs' prospects against the Bruins and delve into the Florida rivalry with gusto. But it's not all puck talk; we weave in our guest's enthusiasm for family celebrations and the lure of Northern Ireland's golf greens, blending the love of sport with the beauty of life’s other passions. Strap in for a whirlwind tour from the safety of bears in the Yukon to the charm of Port Stewart's Strand, with an episode rich in storytelling and bold predictions. We pull the curtain back on the NHL's playoff stage and dissect our fantasy hockey strategies, proving it's not always the strongest players but the shrewdest choices that reign supreme. All in all, it's an episode packed with the spirit of competition, the warmth of distant lands, and a reminder of the redemptive power of second chances.
NHL Legend Larry Robinson Tales of Hockey Glory, Fisticuffs, and the Quest for the Cup
02:24:58

NHL Legend Larry Robinson Tales of Hockey Glory, Fisticuffs, and the Quest for the Cup

Hawes and Maguire, we are your tavern storytellers, weaving the vibrant threads of hockey's past, present, and future into your ears. Crack a cold one and settle in as we share a tapestry of tales and the heartwarming connections that link Canadians coast-to-coast. Whether you're here for the nostalgia of legendary players like Larry Robinson or looking to dissect the strategic intricacies of the NHL playoff race and awards predictions, we've got the puck and we're taking it to the net with anecdotes sure to leave you cheering for more. Picture this: a rink echoing with the clinks of medals, the roar of cheering fans, and the occasional fisticuffs that have shaped the hockey narrative. This is where we find ourselves, dissecting hockey's unique culture - from the endearing stereotypes to the orchestrated on-ice showdowns that sometimes overshadow true sportsmanship. Grappling with the role of fights in the sport, we raise our sticks to the past and present enforcers, while also tipping our helmets to the unsung heroes who make each game possible. And when it comes to predictions, listen as we place our bets on who will skate away with the NHL's most coveted trophies this year. Our bench is deep with stories that are as unforgettable as a game-winning goal in overtime. We've chatted with hockey royalty like Larry Robinson, sharing locker room legends and hearing firsthand about the impact of athletes like Guy Lafleur on and off the ice. The tape rolls on as we plan a nostalgic village pub-crawl and reflect on the careers that shaped us, including my own shift from the Canadiens to the warmth of Los Angeles. Join us, your hosts Hawes and Maguire, and let’s skate through a journey filled with the glory and grit of the game we all love.
Shooting the Shot with Steve Shutt. Art Ross Trophy debate, and we are down to the wire.
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Shooting the Shot with Steve Shutt. Art Ross Trophy debate, and we are down to the wire.

Huddle up, hockey aficionados! Prepare to embark on a nostalgic tirade, seasoned with the spice of current on-ice escapades. We're not just reminiscing about the good ol' days with hockey legend Steve Shutt; we're dissecting the race for the Art Ross, the strategic nuances of forechecking, and the undeniable unity that spells championship glory. Rolling through Easter traditions, we'll crack open some of the most unforgettable tales from the rink and beyond, with an all-star lineup featuring insights from the titans of the game. Ever wondered about the behind-the-scenes camaraderie among the giants of hockey? We've got stories that show the lighter side of the Montreal Canadiens, tales of on-ice intuition, and even the post-hockey passions that shape legends like Shutt into the men they are today. Find out how these gladiators of the game adapt to life after the buzzer, from swapping sticks for golf clubs to embracing the smooth jazz that soothes the soul after a grueling match. And as we raise our sticks to the greats, we spar over who truly deserves the honor of the best to wear number 21. Pour yourself a pint, cozy up, and join us, Hawes and Maguire, as we serve up a hearty slice of hockey heritage, cultural musings, and a toast to the cherished, rough-and-tumble ballet of the ice—where every check, shot, and save writes history. It's not just a podcast; it's a seat at the bar where legends come to life, g'day eh!
First Date Advice, March Madness gambling rumours. Oilers playing Rope-a-dope.Matt Carkner Interview
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First Date Advice, March Madness gambling rumours. Oilers playing Rope-a-dope.Matt Carkner Interview

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to explore the sometimes gritty, always passionate world of hockey and life's curveballs with us. We'll start with some Banter that is definitely OFFSIDE. We connect the dots between holidays, Elvis Presley, and love—a cocktail of topics as eclectic as our tastes. Ever wondered how to set the scene for romance without the cliché of a fancy dinner? We've got some first date strategies that'll have you chuckling and nodding in agreement. And for those of us with a few gray hairs, we share the dating insights that only come with time—humorously lamenting the wisdom that's arrived a tad too late. From the living room to the locker room, we lace up and hit the ice with an in-depth analysis of the Edmonton Oilers' season, capturing the emotion behind every puck drop. Our hearts race as we dissect player milestones and team struggles, and we even snag an exclusive chat with Matt Carkner, whose stories from both sides of the bench add depth to our hockey discourse. As we zoom out from the rink, we tackle a gamut of life's slapshots—from navigating the healthcare system to the thrills of Liam's future Alaskan escapades, and from community spirit in small-town sports to the highs and lows of professional and recreational league championships. This is where personal anecdotes meet the collective roar of sports fandom. Wrapping up our session, we pivot to other arenas of interest, from Louis Pizzeria reviews to candid rants against overpriced goods. We're not afraid to get nostalgic with tales from the hardwood, reflecting on the tough guys and the strategic minds that turn to coaching after their skates are hung up. We even share the rollercoaster of emotions that accompany NHL playoffs and the heartfelt involvement in community initiatives. So, come for the laughter and stay for the stories—you'll leave with a greater appreciation for the ties that bind the rink, the heart, and the human spirit.
Happy BD to Bobby Orr. Post St. Paddy's Pub Tales, Shootin' the Shot with Bruins- Ken Hodge,
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Happy BD to Bobby Orr. Post St. Paddy's Pub Tales, Shootin' the Shot with Bruins- Ken Hodge,

We don't hold back on the tough discussions, delving into the complexities surrounding transgender athletes and their place in the competitive arena—all while tipping our caps to the local taverns that preserve the stories of hockey's past. As the clink of glasses echoed through Liam Maguire's on St. Patrick's Day, we found ourselves amidst tales of hockey and heart. Pull up your favourite bar stool and join us, Hawes and Maguire, as we recount the kinship of pub regulars and lace up our skates to discuss the spirited rivalries of our local hockey leagues. What starts as a celebration of community bonds quickly pivots to the Hosie and Brown Hockey Pool drama, where a trip to Ireland is on the line. We share Rory's educational pursuits and muse on the impact of learning on future generations, weaving a narrative that's as rich and complex as a perfectly poured pint of stout. Ever wondered how sports history intertwines with the revelry of St. Paddy's Day? We've got stories that bring together iconic jerseys, the fervour of hockey fans, and technology's hold over young audiences. This episode is a tapestry of moments—like the Kilikov/Sheary controversial hit and debates on contact in youth hockey—that showcase the evolving landscape of the sport we love. Join us as we skate a lap around the rink of hockey history, from the O'Brien Cup's legacy to intimate recollections with legends like Bobby Orr and finally Shootin' the Shot with Ken Hodge. These stories are the heartbeats of our beloved game, and they remind us of the joy we find in every slap shot and hat trick. So cozy up and let the nostalgia wash over you like the cheers of a crowd after a game-winning goal; this episode of Offside with Hawes & Maguire is a celebration of the sport, the community, and the legends that have left their mark on the ice and in our hearts.
OFFSIDE with Hawes and Maguire.

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