Hello everyone! Myself (@PhilipAIver) and my co-host, producer and all around magnanimous overlord @sliiiiip are excited to present to you Episode 1 of the AIH 20416 Podcast (@AIH20416).
In contrast to our AIH Superfans brothers-in-arms and their Jets talk roundtable, we'll be taking a somewhat different approach to conquering the internet radio airwaves. Every week, your co-hosts will journey across the hockey world, asking contributors from around the league about what's happening with their teams and its relation to the Winnipeg Jets. This will be the centerpiece of each episode, bookended by a slight dabbling of Jets and general NHL talk.
Being Episode 1, introductions were in order. I have my love of Alexander Burmistrov aired in public and discover Atlanta is the team-which-shall-not-be-named, while @sliiiiip outs our non-Winnipeg based location and manages to remind folks of Jim Slater's SUBWAY Roadtrip of a Lifetime. We were lucky enough to have an absolutely brilliant guest to kick off our podcast, sitting down over Skype with SB Nation's Die By The Blade editor and writer Jack Goods (@GoodsOnSports). Gee, I wonder what would lead us to interview a Buffalo Sabres blogger?
We ran the gamut of topics with Jack, both those related to Winnipeg and others not-so-much. The importance of the draft and Buffalo's definitive ranking strategy, the eyebrow-raising Robin Lehner trade, whether Joel Armia would have made the Buffalo Sabres' 2015-16 roster, Zemgus Girgensons' upside, playoff speculation and more, all managed to make their way into the minutes. And of course, there was a fair amount of Evander Kane talk to be had, including a locker room moment which caused our studio to burst into hot taek flames. Finally, after remembering how to breathe following Jack's epic mic drop, @sliiiiip and I capped things off with the Brent Seabrook extension and our thoughts on the Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien situations.
Now that you've read an entirety too long preview, here are the options for listening to our humble podcast.
1. Listen online here.
2. Visit our page on the Internet Archive.
3. Download the .mp3 file directly.
So tune in, let us know how we did in the Comments section below, and remember to send your questions, concerns, comments and haterade our way by tweeting @AIH20416. Thanks for reading!