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Silky N’ Filthy podcast | Bring the NHL to...Nova Scotia?

Let’s call ‘em the Snapping Claws, or the Fighting Cod, perhaps

JunoCup Practise At 2006 Juno Awards
Actor and musician Mike “Bubbles” Smith attends a practise session before the JunoCup on March 30, 2006 in Halifax, Nova, Canada. The JunoCup is an annual game between retired NHL players and musicians as part of the lead up to the Juno Awards.
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Maybe we should have called it the episode that will irk Floridians and Quebecois across the globe.

Let’s start with those Florida Panthers. Kyle and I break down the faltering attendance numbers and their lack of success over the last 20 years. We also compare their attendance numbers to the Quebec Nordiques, who benefitted from seven straight playoff births in the 80’s, which led to good attendance numbers during a five-year stretch of playoff-less hockey towards the end of their tenure.

However, what might have sparked a discussion about Quebec reclaiming an NHL franchise by snagging the Panthers away from Florida, quickly went sideways.

Do we really want an NHL team in Quebec City, or should the NHL do their Maritimes superstars a favour by looking further down the East Coast?

We dig into Quebec on an extended edition of Meanwhile in Canadia, talking about three weird, wacky stories from the province. Do these stories make Quebec sound deserving of an NHL team?

Tune in to find out even if, deep down, you already know the answer.

Here’s a rundown of the episode:

  • Kyle’s strenuous relationship with the NHL (0:00)
  • Why do the Florida Panthers still exist? Where should they move to? (9:45)
  • Meanwhile in Canadia: WTF Quebec? (37:30)
  • En Francais S’il Vous Plait (53:00)
  • What’s Poppin, Celine Dion? (58:00)