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The Adirondack Phantoms: A Premature Obituary

The Adirondack Phantoms are going to die at the end of this upcoming season. The Flyers' AHL affiliate is set to move to Allentown, PA for the 2013-14 season.

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We've got Olympic Fever as this week Matt Baldwin from the great podcast Matt & Mondo's Punk Rock Power Hour(as well as working on Complete Control Radio/SideOneDummy Records) is our guest co-host this week. We talk about twitter spoilers, Wayne Gretzky, and no show would be complete without some Mighty Ducks Trilogy talk. 

With Rick Nash and Shea Weber off the table, focus now moves on to Shane Doan and his apparent brazen dealings with the Phoenix Coyotes and the NHL. 

We also discuss the unfortunate news in the punk community as No Use For A Name's Tony Sly passed away earlier this week. We talk about NUFAN's place in punk rock and the outpouring of remembrance for Tony from across the many different walks of punk culture.

The History Will Be Made Parody Peter references

Tony Sly live

No Use For Name live

Music This Week:

(Intro This Week) Hey Ma, Part. 2 by Mixtapes

Wayfarer by Hot Water Music

Justified Black Eye by No Use For A Name

Rogues by Downtown Struts

Hey God by Tony Sly

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Your move, St. Louis Blues.



This week we don our black veils, not in honor of the new Stanley Cup champion L.A. Kings, but because the crushing melancholy of the off-season has officially crept upon us. Just kidding, this week we discuss what possible impact the original sunbelt franchise winning a Cup might have on hockey in California. Also, we discuss tinfoil hat-wearing fans, certain writers who love nothing more than to rain on hockey's parade, L.A. punk rock, AND America. No guest this week so it's just Peter and I rambling on.

Music Featured This Week:

(The Intro was) Coup D'etat by The Circle Jerks

New Dark Ages by Bad Religion

Devil's Dance Floor by Flogging Molly

Rise Above by Black Flag

I'm Not A Punk by Descendents


Your Team Is Out, How Do You Survive Bandwagoners?

Today I was accused of being overly sensitive, overly passionate, and way too concerned about sports, or really hockey.  As someone part of the Internet Generation, I find this laughable.  In addition to this site, I write/have written on the Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators, and two general NHL sites.  To say that I'm accustomed to the anonymous taunts in an understatement.  I've been threatened, told off, laughed at, and informed that I am "whacked", all by anonymous comments.  

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I Don't Care What's In Your Pants, Just Give Me My Hockey News


Earlier today on CBC.ca, the Opinions section ran a post called "While The Men Watch Hockey Night".  You can read it right there and come back when you're ready for my thoughts.  


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