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NHL Insider Craig Custance dives deep into the National Hockey League in a weekly conversation featuring the game's most intriguing voices, and its most compelling stories.

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    Erin Andrews, driven to succeed in and out of her comfort zone

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 53:38

    Erin Andrews, Fox sports sideline reporter for the NFL, joins Craig on the season final of the Full 60. Craig and Erin covered the Atlanta Thrashers together back in the early 2000's and used to binge watch the OC together with Craig's wife on Thrasher off nights, so this was a bit of a reunion podcast for the two of them. Andrews discusses her start in the broadcasting industry, and how her father Steve is her inspiration in getting into the business. She also addresses her friendship with John Tortorella, and how much he means to her as he helped teach her the game of hockey, and the right questions to ask, when she covered the Lightning in Tampa Bay. Erin looks back on when she met her husband, Stanley Cup Champion Jarret Stoll during the lockout in 2013, ahead of the Kings 2nd Cup win in 2014, and the tight bond that the players and the families still have today. Erin promotes her Wear by Erin Andrews team apparel association with the NHL, which was announced last week. Wear by Erin Andrews was already in partnership with the NFL, NCAA and NBA, and Erin a huge hockey fan of the LA Kings and Tampa Bay Lightning is really excited to be in business with the NHL. Erin discusses her drive to always try new things, wanting to be involved in many new projects, in and out of her comfort zone, and teases new projects with Michael Strahan and comedian Kevin Hart. EA also shares with Craig, her best conversation ever, with the goat himself, Tom Brady. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 3 of 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 21:46

    Part Three of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann continue on about the company’s expansion into the U.K., how the team got through the shutdown of sports and challenges that lay ahead. Writers, Marcus Thompson, Anthony Slater, Zach Harper and David Aldridge give their thoughts on that process as well. For the complete lineup of episodes, visit delltechnologiespodference.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 2 of 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 16:35

    Part Two of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann continue on about the company’s first steps into the marketplace. The challenges they met selling this idea to investors, and journalists they were trying to recruit, specifically with the expansion into the Bay Area. Writers, Marcus Thompson and Anthony Slater give their thoughts on that process as well. For the complete lineup of episodes, visit delltechnologiespodference.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 1 of 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 16:53

    Part One of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode we hear from The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann about how they met, how an idea for better sports coverage materialized into a significant media player in the sports landscape and the spirit at the heart of The Athletic’s culture. For the complete lineup of episodes, visit delltechnologiespodference.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    It's Taco Thursday with former NHL goalie Eddie Lack

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 57:00

    Former NHL goalie Eddie Lack talks about his time in the NHL and with Team Sweden. Lack, one of the more outgoing characters in our game discusses his new passion for real estate in the Phoenix area, his assistant coaching job with Arizona State University and his obsession with tacos. He also stick taps Ryan Miller's career, as his former teammate recently played his last NHL game. Eddie also talks about the common denominator which links great goalies like Henrik Lundqvist, Roberto Luongo, Ryan Miller, Eddie Belfour and Jacob Markstrom together, and he takes your questions on his best goalie moment, the controversial Heritage classic start in Vancouver, the World Hockey Championships, and of course his quest to find the perfect taco.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    60 Year old Intern Ned Colletti, thriving with his gig in San Jose with the Sharks.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 66:24

    World Series Champion Ned Colletti is Craig's guest this week on the Full 60. Ned, the author of 'The Big Chair', shares his philosophy on roster construction, and building a team into a winner. The former LA Dodgers General Manager and San Francisco Giants assistant GM discusses his love for hockey, which began as a kid in Chicago, cheering for the great Jean Beliveau, to covering the Flyers as a beat writer, to his current position, working for Doug Wilson and the San Jose Sharks, as a scout. Ned, who teaches a course on Sports Administration at Pepperdine University, talks about bringing a different perspective to the Sharks front office, He also highlights his relationships with Doug Wilson, Ron Hextall, Dean Lombardi and Brian Burke, thew biggest qualities that he looks for in a player, and the secret to a good negotiation. In Craig's Two Cents: Custance offers his opinion on the shakeup in New York, with the Rangers owner James Dolan firing President John Davidson, and General Manager Jeff Gorton with only a handful of games remaining for the up and coming blueshirts, this season, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Craig Conroy, at home in Calgary with the Flames.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 63:15

    Craig Conroy, the Assistant General Manager of the Calgary Flames joins Craig Custance on this week’s Full 60. Craig talks about the Flames getting back into the playoff race, what he thinks is missing from Matt Tkachuk’s game, and how meticulous Chris Tanev is with his sticks. Craig discusses his time with Calgary as a player and an assistant manager, and how his special relationship with Jerome Iginla was formed, on and off the ice. Conroy tells Custance what the difference is between Brian Burke and Brad Treliving when making trades, and how the Flames are going to scout the Under 18 tournament. Craig also shares his favorite stories on former teammate Brett Hull and about that time he fought Patrick Roy in practice as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kevin Weekes on his career on the ice, and in front of the camera in the NHL

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 98:14

    Former NHL goalie Kevin Weekes, the lead studio analyst at the NHL Network is Craig's guest this week on the Full 60. Weeksie looks back on his career as a goalie for Florida, Vancouver, Carolina, Tampa, the Islanders, Rangers and Devils, his struggles, his triumphs and dealing with racial discrimination in the game that he loves. Weeksie also talks about the new TV contract for ESPN, his friend Henrik Lundqvist, breaking the Anthony Mantha trade on deadline day, and his love and admiration for the great MJ, Michael Jordan. Kevin also discusses his drive to one day manage a franchise in the NHL and he answers your twitter questions, including thoughts on PK Subban, Henrik Lundqvist, Sidney Crosby, how close he was to getting the Pittsburgh job and the dreaded trapezoid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Athletic vs ESPN post trade deadline roundtable

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 63:35

    Emily Kaplan and Greg Wyshynski from ESPN return to the Full 60 to discuss the NHL trade deadline, with the Athletic's Craig Custance and Dom Luszczyszyn. The crew goes in-depth on Anthony Mantha, Taylor Hall, Nick Foligno, as it pertains to where and if those players slot on the Athletic's NHL player tiers, and ESPN's top 100 list for next season. In addition, the panel revisits the top players on their respected lists, continuing the debate on where to slot Auston Matthews, Artemi Panarin, Seth Jones, Dougie Hamilton and many more. Plus, Em, Wysh, Dom and Craig argue over what character on the legendary TV show Cheers they would be: that is, after Greg and Craig explain to Dom and Emily what exactly Cheers is.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The moral compass of Ottawa Sports media, Ian Mendes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 70:09

    Ian Mendes, the host of The Athletic Hockey Show is Craig's guest this week on the Full 60.  Ian discusses the positive vibes coming out of Ottawa, as the Senators future looks very bright with some of the NHL's best young talent on the roster. Mendes shares his philosophy on life, including his passion to learn from young people, his quest to learn about gender and race rights, as the moral compass of the Ottawa Sports scene vows to use his platform for good to make his corner of the Earth a better place, Plus Ian shares the story of the medical battle that his daughter Elissa went through early on in her life, and the support that she and the entire Mendes family felt from the sports world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Glenn Healy - NHL Alumni Executive Director

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 63:58

    Stanley Cup Champion Glenn Healy, the executive director of the NHL Alumni Association is Craig's guest on the Full 60. Heals discusses the alumni associations transformation into an important resource for retired NHL players. Glenn talks about his time with the NHL PA, and as an analyst with TSN, Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada. Heals shares with Craig how he ended up as a player at Western Michigan, to slugging it out in the minors with Robbie Ftorek, before an NHL career with the Los Angeles Kings, NY Islanders, NY Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs. Heals a notorious bagpiper tells Craig how he got started playing the unique instrument and how it led to him bagpiping in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Manhattan, and performing on stage multiple times with rock legend Paul McCartney, plus his love for his Scottish roots and playing for NHL legendary head coaches Pat Quinn, Mike Keenan and Al Arbour. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    US Olympic gold medallist Lamoureux twins - Agents of Change in the sport of women's hockey

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 68:38

    Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, who scored the Gold Medal winning goal for Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, is Craig's guest this week on the Full 60. Jocelyne discusses her book Dare to Make History: Chasing a Dream and Fighting for Equity which she co-wrote with her twin sister, and fellow Olympic champion Monique. Lamoureux-Davidson talks about the continued fight against discrimination and gender equity for women in hockey. Jocelyne shares with Craig the 2017 landmark decision by the US Women's team, taking on their governing body, USA Hockey when they threatened to boycott the 2017 World Championships unless their gender equity issues were addressed. Jocelyne talks about growing up in North Dakota and playing hockey on the pond with her sister and her four brothers, the impact that coach Gordie Stafford, had on the girls, inexplicably almost not making the Olympic team. And of course, Jocelyne takes us through the famed winning goal in the shootout vs Canada at the 2018 Olympics. Plus Craig adds his two cents on the controversy in the NHL, after the league dismissed referee Tim Peel after a hot mic incident in the game between Detroit and Nashville on Tuesday night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ryan Hardy - The Chicago Steel GM of the USHL

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 68:57

    Ryan Hardy, the general manager of the Chicago Steel of the USHL joins Craig on this week's edition of the podcast. The Steel are one of the most successfully progressive franchise in hockey, and a leader in player development. The Steel follow the blueprint of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs, and even employ Leaf development members Darryl Belfry and Adam Nicholas who help with the Steel's program too. Ryan shares his philosophy on what mindset resilience development is and training their players in the days of COVID-19. Plus he talks about some of the young talent to grace the ice for the Steel including Adam Fantilli, Shane Doan's son Josh, Brendan Brisson, Sean Farrell and projected 2021 #1 pick Owen Power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Prospect Series: Corey Pronman and Scott Wheeler on the next generational player, top 3 2020 pick progression and the top 64 prospects for '21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 70:29

    Corey Pronman, senior NHL prospects writer, and Scott Wheeler, who covers the NHL draft and prospects nationally for The Athletic, join Craig for another instalment of The Prospect Series on the Full 60. The guys discuss the news that came out this week about the 2021 NHL Draft, if we already need to re-order the top 3 of the 2020 draft, and who the next generational player might be. Plus, we look at Wheeler's top 64 prospects for the 2021 draft, and we tease his way too early list for 2022. Finally Craig gives his two cents on the NHL and ESPN reuniting with a 7 year broadcast contract.  Next week, Craig welcomes Chicago Steel of the USHL GM Ryan Hardy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NHL Play Agent Jeff Jackson - Renaissance man

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 70:47

    Jeff Jackson, the Executive Vice President of Wasserman Hockey, and the agent for NHL superstar Connor McDavid, joins Craig on this week's Full 60. Jackson, who also represents Aaron Ekblad, Connor Brown and Alex Debrincat, discusses how he got into the agent business, originally working for Bobby Orr and Rick Curran. Jackson who went to University after his playing career with Quebec and Toronto was finished, became a lawyer, which paved the way for him to work in the NHL Office, and in the front office for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jax, has seemingly done it all in hockey, even argued arbitration cases on behalf of teams, against players, before becoming an agent. Jeff, never shy to offer an opinion, shares his feelings on protecting star players from getting cross checked in front of the net, on if McDavid will spend his entire career in Edmonton, and who is favorite GM is, to negotiate with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sunny Mehta - Pioneer of analytics in Hockey

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 64:58

    Sunny Mehta, the Vice President of hockey strategy and intelligence for the Florida Panthers, is Craig's guest this week on the Full 60. Sunny who was the very first person to be hired by an NHL team with a background in analytics talks about his journey in hockey and life, which has led him to the front office of the Panthers. Sunny discusses his first official job with New Jersey back in 2014, after starting out his hockey analytics career as an advisor for the Arizona Coyotes. Sunny, a well rounded former hockey player, takes the listener on his life journey which includes being a world famous professional poker player, an accomplished jazz guitar player in New Orleans, and as a derivatives trader at the Chicago Board of Trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Blake Bolden - Barrier Breaking member of the Los Angeles Kings

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 55:20

    Blake Bolden, the first black woman to scout for an NHL team, joins Craig on this week's Full 60. Blake, who was the number one out of 40 influential people on the Athletic's 40 under 40 in the NHL last summer talks with Craig about her journey in hockey. Blake shares stories of starting to learn to skate late, how she developed her skills, how she never gave up despite abuse pointed in her direction by hockey parents and fellow players and how ultimately she became a role model for young black girls interested in hockey. In addition to being a pro scout for the Kings, Blake is also the LA Kings Growth and Inclusion Specialist and talks about her first meeting with Luc Robitaille, her admiration for Willie O'Ree and her desire to win multiple Stanley Cups with the Kings.  Blake, who sits on a committee with the NHL on inclusion and diversity in hockey has also set her sights on one day achieving her goal becoming the first female General Manager in NHL history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Hockey Night in Canada's Kelly Hrudey - The game had me on my knees

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 70:58

    Former NHL goalie Kelly Hrudey, the analyst for the Calgary Flames and a mainstay on the panel on Hockey Night in Canada joins Craig from his home in Calgary. Hrudey chats with Craig about his battle with depression, his daughter Kaitlin's brave battle with depression and how the Hrudey family has overcome a lot in battling depression through communication, love and acceptance. The former LA King, SJ Shark and NY Islander goalie, famous for the blue bandana, shares stories on Wayne Gretzky, Dean Lombardi, Al Arbour, Barry Melrose and world renowned motivational speaker Tony Robbins. Kelly also addresses the night last summer when he spoke out on Hockey Night in Canada and on twitter when the NHL decided to play, when the NBA declined in support of Black Lives Matter. Hrudes also takes the time to answer fan questions via twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tom Dundon - Carolina Hurricanes Owner

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 68:48

    Tom Dundon, the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes spends the Full60 with Craig to talk about owning the Canes, the tough decisions he had to make in the beginning and the respect he has for Don Waddell and Rod Brind'Amour. Tom praises the tireless work of the front office, including Eric Tulsky and Darren Yorke, analytics and the difficult decisions that were made moving on from Chuck Kaiton and John Forslund. Plus Tom discusses the infamous offer-sheet on Sebastian Aho, his respect and admiration for Andrei Svechnikov and how he fits in with his fellow NHL owners at the BOG meetings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Original Golden Knight Deryk Engelland looks forward to next chapter in Vegas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 59:53

    Deryk Engelland, the original leader, on and off the ice for the Vegas Golden Knights, joins Craig to discuss his 11 year career, his decision to call it quits, and his new exciting opportunity working for the Golden Knights as a special assistant to owner Bill Foley. Deryk talks to Craig about what it was like when he gave his famous speech opening night after the tragic events on the Vegas strip, winning the Mark Messier leadership award and going to the Cup final in the first year of existence for the franchise. Deryk also talks about his connection to Vegas from the ECHL, the art of the fight and how he battled for 6 minor league seasons before he made his NHL debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Top 100 NHL players: The Athletic’s Player Tiers vs ESPN's Top 100 NHL players

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 73:35

    On a special edition of the Full 60, Craig welcomes The Athletic's analytics expert Dom Luszczyszyn and ESPN's Emily Kaplan and Greg Wyshynski for a debate on the NHL's top 100 players. CC and his panel compare lists, discuss how they came to their conclusions, who was on top, who was on the bottom, and who was left off. Check out Craig and Dom's masterpiece at  https://theathletic.com/2311395/2021/01/11/nhl-player-tiers-mcdavid-mackinnon-matthews/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Prospect Series: Corey Pronman recaps the 2021 World Junior Championships

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 70:07

    Corey Pronman the NHL prospect writer for the Athletic joins Craig this week on the Full 60 for an edition of the Prospect Series. On this episode, Craig and Corey look back on the United States gold medal win at the World Junior Championships. The guys marvel at the play of Anaheim prospect Trevor Zegras and Corey gives his biggest surprises and disappointments from the tournament too. Corey presents his under 23 list, looks ahead to the 22 and 23 drafts, and Craig wraps the show peppering Corey with twitter questions from across North America on some of the top prospects in the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Nick and Janelle Foligno's 'Dear Heart' Milana, the inspiration for Janelle's book

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 52:30

    Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno and his wife Janelle join Craig Custance on the first Full 60 podcast of 2021. The Foligno's discuss Janelle's book 'Dear Heart - A letter to my special heart. Janelle's book is directly based on the Foligno's daughter, Milana, and the families experiences dealing with two open heart surgeries for the youngster. The book is meant to provide comfort and support to families going through similar experiences, to raise awareness and donate to the cause. The Foligno's discuss the importance of family, and the wonderful support that they have received from their adoptive home of Columbus Ohio. To order the book, please visit Janelle and Nick's website at http://www.heartsplaybook.com/ One Hundred percent of the proceeds from this book will be donated back to heart health research, congenital heart defect awareness as well as hospital Heart Centers and families, on behalf of The Hearts Playbook Foundation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Best of 2020: Burns, Trotz, Burke, Ryan and Emrick headline the best of the Full 60 in 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 78:23

    Our final Full 60 of 2020 is our gift to you. Craig highlights some of our most memorable episodes, including visits from San Jose Sharks Brent Burns, the New York Islanders Barry Trotz, Detroit Red Wings winger Bobby Ryan, NHL Broadcaster Brian Burke and Hall of Famers Doc Emrick and Willie O'Ree. Enjoy the best of 2020 from your friends at the Full 60. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    James Duthie is a real beauty

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 63:40

    James Duthie, the host of Hockey in Canada on TSN visits Craig to discuss his best selling hockey book 'Beauties - Hockey's Greatest Untold Stories'. James shares stories from Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Roberto Luongo, Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky and more. James also talks about his start in the broadcasting industry, and what he and his family do, to give back to people less fortunate than them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The NHL Coaches' Association Mentorship Program

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 74:59

    Craig welcomes Jeff Blashill head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, Dan Muse, head coach of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program and Lindsay Artkin, the President of the NHL Coaches Association. Jeff, Dan and Lindsay discuss the Coaches Association's mentorship program. The mentorship program, which involves all NHL coaches, helps support the next generation of coaches, with workshops, focusing on minority and female coaching programs and helping all coaches advance in the field of coaching. Plus Craig and Coach Blashill take a closer look at the promise of the Detroit Red Wings, and look ahead to the NHL's new season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bob McKenzie's Everyday Hockey Heroes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 63:46

    Hockey Hall of Famer, and TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie joins Craig to discuss his new book, co-written by Jim Lang. The second volume of Everyday Hockey Heroes is available now. Bob discusses the inspiring stories from everyday hockey heroes from across the game including players, coaches, refs, parents, scouts, analysts and agents who have battled racial challenges, gender inequality LGBTQ rights and overcoming physical disabilities. These Everyday Hockey heroes share in their own voices, why the love of hockey has helped pave their way in life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'Undrafted' Nick Kypreos's thirst to try something new

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 61:19

    Stanley Cup Champion Nick Kypreos joins Craig to discuss his book Undrafted: Hockey, Family, and What It Takes to Be a Pro. Nick talks about his long journey to the NHL, winning the Cup with the New York Rangers, and the fight that ended his career. Kipper also talks about his time at Sportsnet as the lead hockey studio analyst for the NHL, making the decision to move on and start something new with his podcast, his new venture with Little Buddha Cocktail Company and why he wrote his book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bobby Ryan - I'm going to play until they take my jersey.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2020 47:42

    Bobby Ryan, the newest member of the Detroit Red Wings, joins Craig to discuss his departure from Ottawa, the decision to sign with the Wings, how Steve Yzerman sold him on being a Wing and continuing his quest to one day raise the Stanley Cup. Plus Bobby talks about his triumphant return to hockey late last season after his battle with substance abuse, the true bond he and his wife Danielle share and the love he has for his two young children Riley and Chase.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Darryl Belfry - NHL Skills Coach. 'great players can bend the game'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2020 72:06

    Darryl Belfry, the top skills coach in hockey joins Craig to discuss his new book Belfry Hockey, co-written by the Athletic Chicago's Scott Powers. Belfry, who instructs Patrick Kane, Mathew Barzal, John Tavares, Sidney Crosby, Auston Matthews and more, shares his philosophy on helping players of all levels discover new ways to achieve excellence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Doc Emrick - The voice of hockey calls it a career

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 69:03

    Mike 'Doc' Emrick the voice of hockey in the NHL for NBC, joins Craig to discuss his new book, 'Off Mike' his career in hockey, and why he decided to call it a career. Doc looks back on his Hockey Hall of Fame career, the people he worked with, the people who inspired him like Dale Carnegie and Ernie Harwell. Doc also discusses a couple of his notorious calls, the Patrick Kane Stanley Cup winner in 2010 and Sidney Crosby's gold medal winner in 2010. Doc tells Craig what it was like to call his final Stanley Cup playoffs remotely from the safety of his home studio, and what he is looking forward to most in retirement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Hall of Fame trailblazer Willie O’Ree has put his heart and soul into a lifetime of hockey

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 58:06

    Willie O'Ree, the first black hockey player in the NHL, joins Craig to promote his new book, Willie: The Game Changing story of the NHL's first black hockey player.  Willie shares many fascinating stories with Craig, including meeting Jackie Robinson twice, once as a kid, and later on when he was in professional hockey and trying out for the Milwaukee Braves baseball club. Plus Willie tells the story of how he came to be involved with the NHL's diversity program, he re-lives his first NHL game and goal for the Bruins vs the Habs, and how he didn't realize he broke the NHL's color barrier, until he read it in the newspaper the next ay. Plus Willie pays tribute to the great Herb Carnegie and his family, which has kept him going, for 85 years and counting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bill Armstrong - If you want to be in the desert, you have to bleed for it.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 53:09

    Bill Armstrong, the new General Manager of the Arizona Coyotes is Craig's special guest, this week on the Full 60. Bill and Craig get into Bill's philosophy on drafting, his job interview with Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo, what he learned from Doug Armstrong and Jarmo Kekalainen, and what it was like to jump in with both feet in dealing with the Oliver Ekman Larsson trade discussion. Plus fans of the St. Louis Blues will enjoy some draft history stories on Parayko and what it was like to work with former Coyotes great Keith Tkachuk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Prospect Series: Pronman & Wheeler grade the 2020 Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2020 41:34

    The Athletic's NHL prospect writers, Scott Wheeler and Corey Pronman join Craig Custance to discuss the winners and losers of the 2020 NHL draft, and look ahead to who to keep an eye on in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brian Burke doesn't care what you think of him

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2020 61:26

    Brian Burke, a Stanley Cup Champion, former NHL General Manager and current Sportsnet studio analyst, joins Craig to discuss his new book Burke's Law: A life in hockey. Burkie doesn't hold back in sharing his colorful experiences in the game, from his time playing hockey at Princeton, what he learned from his mentors Lou Lamoriello and Pat Quinn, the 2007 Stanley Cup, and making deals on the draft floor. Burkie also talks about his four rules of hockey, and how they can translate to rules for life, what Gary Bettman means to him, and why he wouldn't take another job in the NHL. It's as can't miss episode of the Full 60! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Prospect Series: Corey Pronman on the 2020 NHL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2020 65:53

    Corey Pronman, the NHL prospects writer for The Athletic joins Craig to preview the upcoming NHL draft. Corey and Craig discuss what prospects may go where, as the NHL gets set for their first virtual draft, October 6th and 7th. The guys speculate on the first selection overall being moved by the NY Rangers, and if Jack Eichel could be moved to get the pick on draft day. The guys wonder what Steve Yzerman might have up his sleeve, where Russian goalie Yaroslav Askarov will land and what GM is feeling the pressure to make a big move. Craig and Corey analyze what players in this draft have the potential to surprise, and be selected earlier than projected. Plus, the guys take questions from listeners via twitter, ahead of the draft taking place next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Renee Hess: Black Girl Hockey Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2020 55:31

    Renee Hess, the founder of the Black Girl Hockey Club joined Craig to discuss the non profit organization that focuses on making hockey more inclusive for Black women. Renee tells Craig about the Get Uncomfortable Campaign: a pledge to disrupt racism on and off the ice and make hockey more welcoming for all. Plus they discuss concerns about the cost of hockey equipment, hiring more people of color with NHL teams. Renee shares with Craig, the organizations association with the NHL, as they continue to work together to insure that hockey is indeed for everyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tony Granato: 2020 US Hockey Hall of Fame inductee

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 62:29

    Tony Granato, the coach of the Wisconsin Badgers, a 13 year veteran of the NHL with the NY Rangers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks, and the former head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, joins Craig Custance to celebrate his induction into the US Hockey Hall of Fame. Tony discusses his storied career as a player and coach in the NHL which led him to his induction into the Hall of Fame. Craig gets Tony to analyzes some of his top players at Wisconsin, who are set to make the jump to the NHL in the next few years, including Cole Caufield, K'Andre Miller and Alex Turcotte. Plus Tony tells some awesome hockey stories about his first NHL game at the Chicago Stadium, Being dealt to the Kings by the Rangers and getting to room with the great one, Wayne Gretzky, and how he ended up coaching the Colorado Avalanche. Tony also shares his battles with concussion and his best time in hockey, cheering his Hall of Fame sister Cammi on, in the 1998 Winter Olympics as she and Team USA won Gold in Japan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Chris Jones - Sports Writers: The Luckiest People on the Face of the Earth

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2020 72:49

    ScreenWriter Chris Jones, former sports writer and editor for Esquire, the National Post and ESPN.com, joins Craig to discuss his journey in the sports writing world.  Chris takes Craig on an emotional ride throughout his career, from his start at the National Post, to working at Esquire, eventually quitting in protest when his editor lost his job. Chris discusses how the lifestyle of a sports writer can sometimes not be good for family life.  Craig and Chris reminisce about their time spent together in Toronto in the fall of 2016 covering the World Cup of Hockey for ESPN. Plus, Chris talks about the life changing opportunity, writing for the Netflix hit Away and focusing his professional energy on screenplay writing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ken Daniels Hot Stove Summit

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2020 56:10

    Ken Daniels, the voice of the Detroit Red Wings joins Craig Custance to discuss the Wings off-season game plan as Detroit continues it's rebuild under Stave Yzerman.  Plus, K.D. and C.C. take a look around the league at what might be next for the Buffalo Sabres, Boston Bruins, NY Islanders and Tampa Bay Lighting.   Kenny also promotes the Jamie Daniels Foundation Roast, named for his late son Jamie, who suffered from substance use disorder.  This year, the third annual roast needs to be reinvented as an online event, as they prepare to roast Stanley Cup Champion Scotty Bowman. The guys discuss the impressive items available at the silent auction including game used sticks from Ovechkin, McDavid and MacKinnon. Tune into FOX Sports Detroit on Wednesday, October 14 at 8 p.m. for The Celebrity Roast of Scotty Bowman and log on to jamiedanielsfoundation.org for more information and how you can help.   Plus, Kenny's notorious dog, Instagram star Jack Daniels makes an appearance on the podcast, as Craig and Ken trade dog secrets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Has the Game and the Broadcast Passed Mike Milbury by?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2020 57:42

    The Athletic Senior Investigative Reporter Katie Strang and Richard Deitsch, The Athletic's Senior Media Writer join Craig Custance, this week on the Full 60. Katie, Richard and Craig discuss the the fallout from NBC Sports analyst Mike Milbury’s misogynistic comments, and why fans should demand more from national hockey broadcasts on television. The trio debate what could be next for Milbury, what NBC should do, who the next breakthrough analyst is, and what the next NHL TV deal might look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dan Hamhuis: Hockey Is What I Did, My Purpose Is Bigger Than That

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2020 53:21

    Recently retired defender Dan Hamhuis, joins Craig Custance to celebrate his 16 year NHL career with the Nashville Predators, Dallas Stars and his hometown Vancouver Canucks.Dan looks back with Craig how he came to the decision to retire, and what it was like to do just that inside the Edmonton bubble.Plus Dan takes Craig through the process of being a free agent, and leaving Nashville for Vancouver back in 2010. Dan also looks back on the notorious hit on Milan Lucic in game one of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final, that backfired and ended his season.From there, Dan discusses trying out for Team Canada at the Olympics, missing the cut in 2010, but making the team for the Winter Games in Sochi, winning Gold for Canada.Dan also tells Craig why it is so important to him and his family to be able to give back to others less fortunate than him, and why his beloved town of Smithers, British Columbia is the perfect place for the Hamhuis family to retire to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NHL Agent Judd Moldaver Acts on Intellect Not Emotion

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2020 59:42

    Judd Moldaver, NHL player Agent for Auston Matthews, Roman Josi, Shane Bowers and Carter Hart and the Senior VP for the Wasserman Group spends the Full 60 with Craig Custance. Judd, one of the true characters of our game, talks with CC about his journey in hockey which led him to live out a childhood dream as a sports agent.   Judd talks about his relationship with the Matthews family, why Roman Josi should win the Norris Trophy and how Carter Hart is ready to lead the Flyers in a deep playoff run. Judd offers his thoughts on what he thinks the NHL off-season will look like, and Judd tells Craig how important it is to him to allow his clients to promote individualism and market themselves around the game and with outside interest.   Plus Judd talks about his good fortune to be able to work with Jeff Jackson, Dave Gagner, Ricky Curran, the legendary Bobby Orr, and the crew at Wasserman, after betting on himself, taking a chance and leaving an established job with C.A.A.   Judd, a very likeable, energetic, funny and honest interview subject, is one of the NHL's top young agents and a much needed breath of fresh air in the game, and Moldaver lands on The Athletic's 40 under 40 list in the NHL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Full 60: Return to Play National Roundtable

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2020 70:04

    Craig hosts the return to play roundtable, along with Pierre Lebrun, Scott Burnside, Ryan S. Clark and Katie Strang. The crew tackles a number of topics including the level of play, safety and execution of the NHL bubbles in the hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton. Plus, the Athletic NHL insiders discuss the league and the Players response to racism in hockey, including the impact of the hockey diversity alliance and Matt Dumba's historic moment on opening night.They also touch on The Draft Lottery part two, which will take place after the final team is eliminated from the play in series, Craig also asks the panel what team being awarded the 1st pick would send the NHL world upside down. The group also shares their thoughts on the Seattle Kraken, their name and logo and who should be the first coach in the history of that franchise. Finally, they discuss the messy divorce between the Arizona Coyotes and their former General Manager, John Chayka. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Athletic's 24 Team NHL Play-In Preview: Part Two

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2020 119:34

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    The Athletic's 24 Team NHL Play-In Preview: Part One

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2020 131:53

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    Every Step of the Way, Rick Dudley Has Learned Something on His Journey in Hockey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2020 56:16

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    The Norris Trophy Ballot Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2020 60:12

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    Culture Changer Mike Futa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2020 56:20

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    The Prospect Series: Scott Wheeler on the Draft Lottery, Best & Worst Draft Class of Past 20 Years, and What 2020 Draft Eligible Players are NHL Ready.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2020 62:43

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    Chris Snow - The Trail Ends Where You Decide It Ends

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2020 63:51

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