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Hockey Talk with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Step up to the bar and let's talk some hockey! It's time for Sticks and Taps.
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Sticks and Taps - Season 2 - Ep. 6 - November 12th, 2021Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert.Today Liam and Paul open up with some small talk again on health, workouts and tattoos before diving into the Isles Covid troubles during the opening of UBS Arena and ahead of tonight's game against cross-town rivals, the Rangers. The guys then look to the cause of McDavid's point scoring streak coming to an end against the Stars, who looked real good in their 4-1 win, Sutter's Flames stay hot, thoughts on the Olympic sweaters for Canada and USA before Liam gives us the background of the Toronto Maple Leaf logo.Liam takes us back to "This Day in Hockey" to acknowledge Chris Chelios passing Phil Housley for career games played by American born players.The Irish Connection of the week features a story about Bobby Kirk who was born in Doagh, County Antrim, moved to Manitoba and in addition to a 12 year pro hockey run that featured a one year stint with the Rangers, won the 1957 Memorial Cup as a coach. Liam explains that back home in Ireland a prestigious field hockey tournament called the Kirk Cup was named after his family and a very famous Irish song called "The West Awakes" was always played before the final match.Paul and Liam close out the show as always with an Irish toast wishing everyone stateside a Happy Thanksgiving and raising a glass to a few birthdays of close mates!Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!Follow everywhere @sticksandtaps.
Sticks and Taps - Season 2 - Ep. 5 - November 12th, 2021Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert.Today Liam and Paul open up with staying healthy and Senior Hockey before discussing the health of the Senators and lean into a recap of Thursday's games, Zach Fucale's shutout, Boston's emotional tribute to Colby Cave, Draitsatl on a tear, the Duck's Troy Terry and the development of young players. There's also a segway into Ontario drinking laws and Irish weddings along the wayThe lads run through the Hockey Hall of Fame class and afterwards Liam takes us back to "This Day in Hockey" about the Maple Leaf Garden and Paul shares a story about his visit to Toronto 30 years ago.The Irish Connection of the week features Owen "Liam" Nolan and we find out about the time Paul lived in Colorado the year the Nordiques became the Avs and won the Stanley Cup.Liam closes out the show with a Irish toast to our veterans after Remembrance and Veterans Day and the family of Colby Cave.Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!Follow everywhere @sticksandtaps.
Sticks and Taps - Season 2 - Ep. 4 - October 29th, 2021Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert.Today Liam and Paul open honoring our vets ahead of Remembrance and Veterans Day and the story of the Poppy, get tough on the Habs, Tkachuk Captaincy, the best in the NHL right now, Tony DeAngelo's 2nd chance in Carolina and the Eichel trade.Afterwards Liam takes us back to "This Day in Hockey" to for a story that coincides with Brock Nelson and Patrice Bergeron's 4 goals each night on Thursday.Liam closes out the show with a personal Irish toast to a good friend who recently passed on.Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!Follow everywhere @sticksandtaps.
Sticks and Taps - Season 2 - Ep. 3 - October 29th, 2021Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert.Today Liam and Paul open with the good music they grew up with, spend a moment on the Habs then have a serious discussion about the Chicago Blackhawks investigation.Afterwards Liam takes us back to "This Day in Hockey" to when the NHL All-Star game originated, before wrapping up with some thoughts on Mark Messier and the release of his new book, then onto the new movie "Belfast" coming out in November where Liam shares a tale or two about his visits there before the guys share a classic Irish, pre-wedding toast, from some young Irish lads before Paul and Liam make a toast of their own.Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!Follow everywhere @sticksandtaps.
Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert.Today Liam and Paul discuss the famous Summit Series and the dawn of international hockey competition, Liam doesn't give the Russians much of a chance at the Olympics in February to say the least, can Connor McDavid put up 200 points in a season, Liam tells us how to fix the Habs and before their Irish toast to Mike Bossy and more, the lads take you to a small town in Northern Ireland called Banbridge, the home of former NHL'er, Sid Finney.Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!Follow everywhere @sticksandtaps.
Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. All new! The lads are back! Today Liam and Paul reunite for an all new season of Sticks and Taps. The NHL opens up a brand new "normal" season with a new expansion team, new TV deals, player contracts, expectations and more. For the Irish toast, Liam and Paul raise it up to "The Quiet Man" and one of the longest movie fight scenes in history!Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!Follow everywhere @sticksandtaps.
Hockey Talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Step up to the bar and let's talk some hockey! It's time for Sticks and Taps.The lads return to the pub to talk about NHL hockey at the halfway mark of the season with quick takes on if a Canadian city can win the Cup this year, the state of Liam's Habs, the Great 8 Alexander Ovechkin passing Phil Esposito on the all-time goal scoring list followed up with a great Esposito story from Liam and a flashback to the Rocket Richard St. Patrick's Day Riot in Montreal.The lads closed the show as they always do with an Irish toast to friends, family and the late Walter Gretzky and the fellas fare thee well with a classic Irish song by Phil Coulter, "The Town I Loved So Well."Have a wonderful and safe St. Patrick's Day!Until the next one, Slainte!Paul and Liam.Subscribe on Apple and Spotify Podcasts. All links at www.sticksandtaps.com.
Hockey Talk and a bit of the craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Step up to the bar and let's talk some hockey! It's time for Sticks and Taps.After a long break, the lads reopen the pub to talk about many happy returns including Liam lacing up the skates again, the upcoming World Juiniors tournament and the NHL return to play in January 2021.Paul and Liam close the show with Christmas Eve memories and then raise their customary Irish toast to the recent passing of Pauls' Uncle Jim and the untimely, line of duty passing of Officer Marc Hovingh of the Ontario Provincial Police Department.Thank you for listening. A very healthy and Happy Christmas, Holidays and New Year's to you and yours.Slainte! Paul and Liam.Subscribe on Apple and Spotify Podcasts. All links at www.sticksandtaps.com.
Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Episode 22 - Today Liam and Paul recap the Stanley Cup Finals win by the Tampa Bay Lightning, the end of Henrik Lundqvists career in New York and where he stands among hockey's elite, discuss the best who have not won the Cup and a take on some Senators coaching history before the NHL draft.For the Irish toast, Liam and Paul raise it up for Henrik Lundqvist and The Irish National Anthem!Sticks and Taps Irish Song of the Week - The Irish Ramblers rendition of the Irish National Anthem. (Soldiers Song)Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!
Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Episode 21 - Today Liam and Paul cover a bunch of topics including the recent NHL Award winners, how current NHL'ers compare to past legends who've won the Hart, Vezina, Calder and Norris trophies, the argument for renaming the Hart Trophy after "Mr. Hockey" Gordie Howe, what the Edmonton oilers need moving forward, Craig Anderson's time with the Senators come to an end, check in on the Finals and the return of Steve Stamkos as the Bolts go up 2-1 in the series, anniversary of Manon Rheaume suiting up for the Bolts 28 years ago and the 48 year anniversary of Team Canada in the famed Summit Series.For the Irish toast, Liam and Paul raise it up for Steve Stamkos and members of the Team Canada Summit Series team.Sticks and Taps Irish Song of the Week - The Rampart Chamber Choir's incredible rendition of the "Rocky Road to Dublin." Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!
Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Episode 20 - Today Liam and Paul talk about the upcoming big ECF game 6 between the Islanders and Lightning, Rick Bownesss and the Stars beating the Knights, the anniversary of the 1976 Canada Cup team championship and the legends who played on it, Edmundson deal with the Canadiens and what Peter Laviolette brings to the Capitals as their new head coach.Lastly, for the weekly Irish toast, Liam and Paul raise it up for the '76 team and in the spirit of today being "Halfway to St. Paddy's Day" a sip for a back to normal St' Patrick's Day in 2021!Sticks and Taps Irish Song of the Week - Liam talks about Metallica's cover of "Whiskey in the Jar" and what their version means to him.Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!
Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Episode 19 - After a 3 month, summer break, the lads are back! Liam and Paul reopen "Sticks and Taps" and cover a ton of topics in this jam packed episode including their take on how the NHL and NHLPA have crafted what's been a fantastic Stanley Cup tournament. They discuss if this will be the hardest Cup to win, how will this tourney reflect on certain teams that were eliminated, who's the biggest NHL star now that most of the big names are out, how things shape up for the future and a closer look at the Islanders, Lightning, Knights and Stars in the final four.The guys also take some time to talk about NHL 1st Round pick Alexis Lafreniere and what he will bring to the NY Rangers, the Seattle Kraken and the continuing tradition of the NHL handshake through the tourney bubble.Lastly, for the weekly Irish toast, Liam and Paul raise a glass in remembrance of 9/11, Dale Hawerchuk and a special anniversary memory for Liam.Sticks and Taps Irish Song of the Week - Liam takes us back with "Rare Old Time" by Ronnie Drew and the Dubliners.Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!
Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Episode 18 - Today on Sticks and Taps Paulie and Liam discuss the proposed playoff set up for the return of the NHL; With yesterday being the 20th anniversary of the passing of Rocket Richard, Liam shares some memories and anecdotes. The lads also reminisce on the anniversary of the 1989 Calgary Flames Stanley Cup Championship run.Sticks and Taps Irish Song of the Week - Liam serves up a great version of the Pogues "Fairytale of New York" performed live by Christy Moore. Enjoy!Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!
Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Episode 17 - On today's Sticks and Taps Paulie and Liam roll over the potential start of hockey- again, then delve into today's date and the importance of it in Liam's life with a couple of stories surrounding the 1979 and 1981 final games of the NHL playoffs on this date, May 21.Sticks and Taps Irish Song of the Week - The boys take the show out with another Clancy Brother classic, The Parting Glass! Enjoy!Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!
Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Episode 16 - This week on Sticks and Taps Paulie and Liam discuss the feasibility of hockey being played this summer and Liam gets into the quote from Wayne Gretzky yesterday in an interview with The Athletic extolling the selection committee of the Hockey Hall of Fame to induct Paul Henderson.Sticks and Taps Irish Song of the Week - Our Irish ballad today is a battle hymn titled, "By the Rising of the Moon" written initially as The Wearing of the Green for the men who fought in the 1798 rebellion. Performed once again by the Clancy Brothers. Get your whiskey ready and join us for a toast! Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!
Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Episode 15 - Today on Sticks and Taps Liam regales the audience about a man who was a Stanley cup winner, a penalty minute leader multiple years; labeled a draft dodger, investigated and charged by the FBI, he returns home to his native Montreal where he becomes more legendary off the ice than on it. Today we present, Mr. James Vincent Orlando, better known as, Jimmy Orlando. Sticks and Taps Irish Song of the Week - Our Irish musical salute today is "The Bold Fenian Men" also known as Down by the Glenside as sung by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. A beautifully worded song with a haunting arrangement that should take any fans of Irish music back to a much earlier time and the struggles.Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!
Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Step up to the bar and let's talk some hockey! It's time for Sticks and Taps.Episode 14 - Today on Sticks and Taps the story of the original bad boy of the NHL. A man who was on the cover of Sports Illustrated on January 28, 1963. He played in the Stanley Cup finals, he won championships in the minors, he tore a swath through a number of leagues, he at one time held the penalty minute record for one season in the NHL and on top of that he was an actor performing alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tom Selleck and Emilio Estevez. We are talking about the one and only, Howard John Edward Young, better known as...….Howie Young. Sticks and Taps Irish Song of the Week - Our Irish song today is dedicated to a friend of Liam's who passed away three years ago today, Greg Fagan, one of the best athletes in the history of the region of Ottawa-Carleton. Today, we play Finnigan's Wake, performed once again by the Clancy Brothers, an appropriate tune in Greg's memory.Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!
Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Step up to the bar and let's talk some hockey! It's time for Sticks and Taps.Episode 13 - Today the boys open things up reminiscing about visits to Ireland before Liam details the story of the Doug Harvey-Red Sullivan feud in 56'-57' that got serious and violent enough, leading to an emergency situation in a New York hospital with one of the players being administered last rites. Listen as Liam takes their relationship on a 30 year journey and the background of one of the most violent acts rarely ever reported in NHL history. Sticks and Taps Irish Song of the Week - The lads wrap things up with a special remembrance song titled "The Foggy Dew" performed by The Clancy Brothers in honor of the men who marched, fought and in some cases died, during the Easter rebellion of 1916, which began on Monday April 24, 1916, 104 years ago tomorrow.Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!
Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Step up to the bar and let's talk some hockey! It's time for Sticks and Taps.Episode 12 - On today's Sticks and Taps, Liam and Paul bookend some Irish talk and music around two great hockey stories. In acknowledging the Detroit Red Wings for being the first American team to win back-to-back Stanley Cups with the anniversary of their 2nd Cup being yesterday ( 1936-1937) Liam has a story about one of the players, Wilfred 'Bucko' McDonald that you need to hear to believe. it spans 30 years and it's amazing.It was also 21 years ago today that Wayne Gretzky played his final game ever. Liam shares some personal Gretzky memories and the boys talk about Wayne coming to the Big Apple during Messier's tenure with New York. Sticks and Taps Irish Song of the Week - We finish with a great Irish song "Brennan on the Moor" performed once again by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem about one of Ireland's most legendary highwaymen, Willie Brennan. Stay healthy! Get it in to ya! Gidday! Slàinte!
Hockey talk and a bit of the Irish craic with NHL Historian/Author Liam Maguire and Go Hockey Media's Paul C. Cuthbert. Step up to the bar and let's talk some hockey! It's time for Sticks and Taps.Episode 11 - Today Paul and Liam talk whiskey! Liam follows up with a great Canadian moonshine story. On the hockey front it's all New York Rangers and a mostly well known story of how they had a number of appearances in the Stanley Cup playoffs affected by the circus coming to town and displacing the hometown team. Sticks and Taps Irish Song of the Week - Liam introduces us to “I'm a Free Born Man of the Traveling People.” An Irish tune that will warm the heart of anybody familiar with a peat fire, a wool sweater, the peak hat and the warmth of the country side.Thank you for listening. Slainte!
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