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PUCK YEAH 33: Winter Olympics Is Coming

We're back for 2018! On this week's podcast we ponder the upcoming Winter Olympics: who's going, what could've been, and how the IOC/IIHF could include minnow nations into the hockey tournament better. Plus our thoughts on the NHL All-Star selections, not watching dodgy streams, and fantasy hockey.

0:00 – Hockey at the Winter Olympics: Rosters are getting announced but do we really care about the men’s tournament without NHL players?

06:16 – How can we get a more diverse range of hockey nations competing at the Winter Olympics?

09:31 – Poor Team USA and what could’ve been according to ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski.

14:40 – Resorting to watching the World Juniors tournament illegally because apparently no one cares outsides of North America or Europe and isn’t broadcasted on New Zealand TV.

18:47 – The 2018 NHL All-Star roster selections and our frustrations with the league’s ‘need’ to have every team to be represented that leaves out much better players.

29:12 – Joe’s crazy concept for a new event at the NHL All-Star skills competition.

29:55 – An update on the Puck Yeah fantasy hockey league.

33:45 – The quality of hockey commentators for the Winter Olympics

35:48 – A short ‘rusty’ story of Logan trying to get his Sky TV signal fixed.

38:28 – A quick wrap of what we did over the Christmas/New Years break.

40:58 – New Zealand’s Secret Santa that’s done through Twitter and the amazing gift Logan got.

44:30 – The death of all other hockey podcasts is here, we welcome the arrival of 31 Thoughts: The Podcast with Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek – just don’t forget about us!

(Main photo: Chung Sung-Jun, IOC)

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