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Puck Soup

We're Sean "Down Goes Brown" McIndoe of The Athletic and Ryan Lambert of EP Rinkside and this is a hockey podcast, in the sense that we talk about hockey, both on the ice and about fan culture. That’s the “puck.” This is also a podcast about movies, TV, fast food, life lessons and general idiocy. That’s the “soup.” Unless you ordered the minestrone.

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Sweep Golden Knights

Greg and Dave discuss the Vegas Golden Knights’ sweep of the LA Kings, and why they can win the Stanley Cup; the rest of the playoffs’ underwhelming first round; the wacky awards voting and why Dave hates the Selke; coaches that look like coaches, and the vacancies they might fill; the few actors to never appear in superhero films; and play along with the Taco Bell Discontinued Menu Item quiz! Sponsored by Seat Geek!

1hr 41mins

19 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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John Tavares, Traitor!

It’s the Great John Tavares Signing Fallout! Greg and Dave talk about the big free agent move for the Toronto Maple Leafs and what it means for the jersey-burning New York Islanders fans. Plus a review of all the major signings and trades of free agency; John Tortorella goes nuts on the Penguins; the concept of time travel and the existence of UFOs; whether Drew Doughty is worth the money; The Rock has a prosthetic leg; and much more in our season finale (but much more on the Patreon this summer www.patreon.com/pucksoup)!

1hr 40mins

3 Jul 2018

Rank #2

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Holy Shit, The Capitals Won

Dave literally takes his victory lap in backing the Washington Capitals over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Plus, previews of the Eastern and Western Conference Finals, more owner hijinks with the Carolina Hurricanes and new coach Rod Brind'Amour, that time Greg went to Lilith Fair, whether we believe Brad Marchand's vow to stop licking dudes, the fall of Dennis Miller, Phil Kessel doesn't speak, whether Tom Cruise was actually funny in "Tropic Thunder," and Dave legitimately loses his mind over Nashville catfish tossing. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Zyppah!  

1hr 42mins

11 May 2018

Rank #3

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Best NHL Trade Deadline Ever

Greg and Dave and special guest Sean Leahy of Puck Daddy talk about the blockbuster trades of what was, without question, the most entertaining trade deadline in history. (And by "entertaining" we mean excruciating.) We analyze every trade, while also discussing alligator attacks, aliens, foods we hate, Leicester City, Neapolitan ice cream and Dave's zipper problems.

1hr 49mins

2 Mar 2017

Rank #4

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Stanley Cup Playoffs, Explained

Greg and Dave break down the Stanley Cup Playoffs, disagree a lot about their picks and then find out they have the same teams for the championship round. They go through the big coaching and management changes in Los Angeles, Dallas, Vancouver and Florida. They chronicle the weird sex case involving the Edmonton Oilers’ owner, and even weirder policy on selling tickets to watch playoff games from the arena hallway. Plus, why Star Wars is about sex; Tinder, but for hockey fans; being podcasting consultants; masturbation habits in a friend’s house; and reader mailbag questions on movie trailers, continental breakfasts and lonely people who roll solo to Disney. Brought to you by Zip Recruiter and Harry’s Razors!

1hr 47mins

13 Apr 2017

Rank #5

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Free Agent Idiocy

In our season finale until our inevitable summer editions, Greg and Dave break down all the big free agent signings in the NHL, from Kevin Shattenkirk to Alex Radulov to Karl Alzner; the state of the Washington Capitals; the Ilya Kovalchuk affair; new contracts for Carey Price and Connor McDavid; cheap old players; a steroids in baseball debate; Pierre McGuire gets even weirder; the big changes at Fox Sports 1; a massive disagreement over BABY DRIVER (warning: spoilers, so skip ahead if needed) and reader mail that covers food and the best and worst of Greg’s impressions. Presented by Audible!

2hr 3mins

6 Jul 2017

Rank #6

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Ilya Bryzgalov

Ilya Bryzgalov, former NHL goalie and The Players' Tribune correspondent, joins us to talk about the universe, bears, Peter Laviolette, Greg's impression of him and the relationship between Russia and USA. Plus, Greg and Dave discuss the Stanley Cup Final, P.K. Subban's antics, a stirring round of "Does Sidney Crosby like...?", Dennis K. Morgan, angry Penguins fans, new coaches for Florida and Buffalo, a tribute to Adam West and reader mail! Sponsored by Seat Geek and Blue Apron.

2hr 5mins

10 Jun 2017

Rank #7

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Thomas Middleditch

We talk hockey, tech and nerd stuff with Thomas Middleditch of "Silicon Valley," including his stint as a fake Canadian NHL analyst for the LA Kings. Also, Greg and Ryan and Sean discuss that fake trade tweet that fooled a Philly beat writer, what you need to know about CBA talk optimism. the Sabres' bubble bursts, the West wild card is nuts, Rick Nash and the top five hockey hip-hop references in honor of Snoop Dogg.

2hr 3mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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Pete The Retailer from Star Wars Minute

Dave and Greg welcome Pete The Retailer from Star Wars Minute to talk about how his first Puck Soup was ruined, his New York Islanders’ fortunes and potential relocation, how to do Minute-By-Minute podcasts and they play the exciting new game “Star Wars Planet or NHL Player.” That, plus Claude Julien gets fired by the Bruins, and the boys talk about where he and that team go next; firing your coach during a Super Bowl parade; the best and worst of Super Bowl LI; reviewing the Taco Bell Naked Chalupa; the flat salary cap, and the NHL’s evil reasons for it; reader mailbag; and the winners of the first Puck Soup contest, as well as the introduction of the mysterious Puck Soup Cup Soup trophy. Brought to you by Seat Geek and Blue Apron!

1hr 52mins

9 Feb 2017

Rank #9

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Keith Olbermann

Greg and Dave analyze the P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall and Steven Stamkos blockbusters, while attempting to explain Rogie Vachon's Hall of Fame credentials; sports broadcasting legend Keith Olbermann joins us to slam Hockey Night in Canada's changes, talk NY Rangers, spin an Eric Lindros story and explain why the NHL needs ESPN; we list our 10 most fascinating free agents; your listener mail; and a few moments on the absurdities of ID4 2 and OCEAN'S 13.

1hr 59mins

30 Jun 2016

Rank #10

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Seann William Scott

Seann William Scott, the titular goon of "GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS" joins us to talk about making a hockey cult classic, his career, the live experience of hockey vs. other sports and whether Eugene Levy is the Nick Fury of AMERICAN PIE movies. Plus, Greg and Dave address vital hockey issues like the NHL offside review, the expansion draft, the future of the Arizona Coyotes, bye weeks, Josh Ho-Sang wearing Mario's number and much more. They sing a song about Kristers Gudlevskis. Then they air their love and gripes about LOGAN and read your listener mail. Brought to you by Seat Geek and Blue Apron!

1hr 36mins

9 Mar 2017

Rank #11

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Super Troopers 2

Greg and Dave welcome Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme and Erik Stolhanske from Broken Lizard as we talk Super Troopers 2 (out on 4/20, of course), Steve's love of the Rangers, Erik's love of the Wild and all things Minnesota, and the time Kevin was chased around naked by an NHL player. Plus, the time they broke the Stanley Cup, the time they were punched in the face by Colton Orr, being cult movie icons, how comedy has changed since the first Super Troopers and why mocking Canada is god's work.

1hr 12mins

20 Apr 2018

Rank #12

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Katie Baker

Katie Baker of The Ringer joins us to talk about Connor McDavid, changes in NHL fandom, John Tortorella, Bill Simmons and "Dating Around." Greg and Ryan tackle the playoff races, the Jake Voracek suspension appeal, NHL Awards controversies, Evgeni Malkin, an edition of Dinosaur Corner, which playoff teams should be Thanos-snapped and a spoiler review of "Captain Marvel" at the end of the episode, with fair warning. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Robinhood.

2hr 14mins

14 Mar 2019

Rank #13

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Our Stanley Cup Predictions

Greg and Dave break down all the Stanley Cup Playoff first-round series and pick their winners, as well as reveal their picks for the Stanley Cup Final and the eventual champ. That plus T.J. Miller calls in a bomb threat, NBC puts playoff hockey on The Golf Channel, commentary on the breakdown days for the Islanders and Canadiens and Sabres and Hurricanes, your playoff predictions and a tribute to those affected by the tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos junior team. Sponsored by Seat Geek and eHarmony!

1hr 41mins

10 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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Death To The Shootout

The boys discuss John Tortorella's face turn as a 3-on-3 OT supporter and shootout hater. Plus John Carlson, David Pastrnak, texting after fights, calling out your coach, Mikko Rantanen, drone racing and a "Star Wars" hockey quiz. Sponsored by Seat Geek and The Athletic. 

1hr 29mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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Bye 2016, Predicting 2017

It's the Year in Hockey 2016, as Greg and Dave offer their top 10 stories from the last year as well as a self-indulgent look back at the year in Puck Soup. Plus, the boys predict what will happen in 2017, from the Vegas Golden Knights to the Olympics to the NHL Awards. Also, the typical nonsense about things like Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Blue Jackets fans, Patrik Laine's soft deviousness and all sorts of other things in the latest Puck Soup, sponsored by Seat Geek!

1hr 52mins

29 Dec 2016

Rank #16

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Connor McDavid

Greg talks with NHL MVP Connor McDavid about video games, weirdos hugging him, junk food and much more. Plus, Greg and Dave break down the Vegas Golden Knights and the expansion draft, review the NHL Awards, talk about the new Adidas jerseys, cover Dave Tippett's departure, debate Marian Hossa's retirement, celebrate a potential rules change, talk about the merits of stoner comedies, NBA offseason vs. NHL offseason and answer reader mail. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Audible!

1hr 33mins

23 Jun 2017

Rank #17

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Salty Anthem Singers

Greg and Dave talk about babies named after Phil Kessel, John Tortorella in "Multiplicity," a terrible Stanley Cup commercial, the GM of the Year Award, the evils of Ryan Kesler, the sad saga of a salty national anthem singer in Nashville, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," a special expansion draft quiz for Lozo and your reader mail, including whether you should use the phone while pooping. Presented by Seat Geek.

1hr 47mins

18 May 2017

Rank #18

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Erin Darke

Greg and Dave welcome actress Erin Darke to the podcast to talk about her beloved Detroit Red Wings and die-hard hockey fandom; how she converted boyfriend Daniel Radcliffe into a puckhead; and life tips for smuggling things into games. Plus, breaking down NHL All-Star snubs, debating the virtue of Jonathan Toews, modern players among the Top 100 of All-Time, is Alex Ovechkin traveled back in time to win Stanley Cups, Russian spying, Martin Short, our favorite condiments, Patrik Laine and much more. Sponsored by Seat Geek

1hr 56mins

12 Jan 2017

Rank #19

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NHL vs. NBA Playoffs

Greg and Dave put a bow around the Stanley Cup Final, debate the merits of Sidney Crosby as MVP, offer their top 10 favorite things from the 2017 playoffs, dive deep into the NBA vs. the NHL and super teams, reveal a secret about DIE HARD, re-rank that stupid French Fry ranking, create a Sir-Mix-A-Lot tribute to catfish, discuss Dan Girardi’s buyout, preview the Golden Knight’s expansion draft and read your listener mail from waffle sex to NHL coaches as Uber drivers. Sponsored by Seat Geek.

1hr 47mins

15 Jun 2017

Rank #20