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Last Word SC: Picking a World Cup team with James McCreath

What's up Internet? Today on Last Word Soccer Club Radio, Matt sits down with James McCreath, the author of RenaldoA Tale of World Cup Soccer, Terrorism and Love. We talk about his book, general soccer experiences, and devise a way for USMNT fans to pick a team to root for in the 2018 World Cup. 

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E3 2018: Video Games 2 the MAX: Nintendo E3 Direct Review, Final Press Conference Rankings

On the final E3 2018 centered special episode, Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison are joined by Randy Isbelle and Sean Comer to talk all things Nintendo. 

How did the guys feel about a new Mario Party announced? What about Overcooked 2? And did Sean go crazy about Xenoblade 2 DLC? Plus, some interesting info on Pokemon Let's Go was revealed concerning the Pokeball Plus, and of course Super Smash Bros. Ultimate too. The guys also discuss the press conference in general as well. 

Finally, after finishing the details on the Nintendo presser, all four guys rank the E3 2018 press conference from best to worst. Who's number one? Listen to find out.

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Video Games 2 the MAX #186: Nintendo Switch Online, E3 2018 Leaks, Star Fox Grand Prix

On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison talk the latest in gaming news, as E3 2018 approaches. Along with that, some leaks have sprung up from sources and retailers. The guys talk about which ones seem likely, and which ones are just too crazy. 

They also discuss the announcement of Rage 2. A possible Star Fox Racing Game for Switch. God of War getting more games in the series. Monster Hunter getting a movie. A new Superhot based in Japan. Lots of classic game announcements. Plus, Nintendo finally revealed the long-awaited info on its online service. 

Sean and Marc also discuss Dragon's Crown Pro. Plus, the new game releases for this week and more.

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Last Word SC: MLS Player Salary Breakdown

What's up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, Matt Pollard and Dan Sperry are back to talk a whole bunch of MLS news. We discuss the midweek MLS results, including two big road wings for Seattle Sounders FC and Sporting KC. 

Then we talk about the big news of the week, MLS player salary info getting released. We talk about the big picture, some individual contracts. The guys finish off talking about who are some of the most overpaid and underpaid players. 

In the Round Table, we do full segments of Rapid-Fire and Weekend Pick 'Ems. 

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BeLeaf In The Magic: Playoffs Baby!

BeLeaf In Magic: A Maple Leafs Podcast features Christian Holmes (better known as Christian Mingle or Holmesy) and Oscar Elieff talking about hockey and all things Toronto Maple Leafs. With their knowledge of hockey and comedic talents, Christian and Oscar will enlighten your ears to hard-hitting, truth speaking, uncensored, 100 % no bullshit Leafs talk. So get your chicken fingers and your Freedom 35 because it's about to go down!

Do You BeLeaf In Miracles?: The Playoffs Are Rough

It's your new homeboys (and favourite Leafs fans) Christian Holmes and Oscar Elieff coming at you from the GTA.

What'll be cracking on the podcast today, party people:

In our second eppy ever, we'll be talking 'bout:

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs' playoffs so far: the fear that unites all.
  • How 'bout Game 3? Is it a cause for hope?
  • The Nazem Kadri suspension.
  • Holmesy's rant on the lack of toughness in hockey. The classic nature vs. nurture argument.
  • We talk about a book we think our listeners should read - Hockeywood. $1 of every sale goes to a brain cancer research fund.
  • Life without Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk.

So stay here and keep your stick on the ice, or as every Canadian's favourite wrestler Chris Jericho might say, "You'll get 'IT!'"

Here is the link to Hockeywood Novel and follow the on Twitter @HockeywoodNovel

Timestamps:

0:00 - 8:50 Games 1-3 plus Bruins Drafting

8:50 - 22:30 Nazem Kadri Suspension

22:30 - 33:00 Hockeywood Novel

33:00 - 44:15 John Carlson and Possible Lines for Next Year

44:15 - 50:45 What’s Left In Terms of Prospects

50:45 - 52:40 Next Game for the Leafs & Outro

 

About your hosts

Christian Holmes is a journalism student at Humber College. Known as Christian Mingle and Holmesy, he spends most of his time living life, sipping on Budweiser, listening to The Hip, being a smart ass, and building his writing portfolio. He writes for Grandstand Central and has been featured in Artifact-News.com, and Last Word on Hockey. In the future, Holmesy strives to be an NHL exec and report on the Leafs. Follow him on Twitter @HolmesyWrites.

Oscar Elieff is a student set to attend Brock University in Sept. 2018, for their Sports Management program. Elieff is formerly an employee with the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario. He is set on leaving a major impact on the hockey industry. Elief is constantly trying to learn new analytics to help his own understanding of the sport. The love of numbers is what he wants to work with. Check out his work on Last Word on Hockey. Follow him on Twitter @oscaelie_99.

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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 19 (More Of The Same)

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team manager Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

This week Connor and Johannes discuss the Habs vs Leafs and what that means right now. They look back at the week that was and wonder why the Habs seem to be giving more effort now in meaningless games rather than when the team still had playoff hopes.

Johannes has a hot take on the Andrew Shaw Greg Pateryn incident while Connor wonders why almost every clean hit needs to be responded to with fists. Next Johannes asks Connor to pick from a list of free agent center's not named John Tavares. Both hosts agree that Marc Bergevin needs a strong offseason and what that means. Connor and Johannes then go back and forth on if Montreal is a destination for free agents or not.

Our hosts then discuss Geoff Molson's comments about Bergevin and the state of the Montreal Canadiens. Seeing how results don't seem to be the criteria the Habs owner uses to determine the effectiveness of the general manager, Johannes wonders what Bergevin has to do to get fired.

With the Habs season lost and the Easter break coming up, Connor and Johannes will only be back after the season for a Habs wrap up and a serious look forward to the draft and free agency.

All this and an update on baby Daniel, more charity hockey and searching for silver linings in this season.

Tune in!

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 19 Rundown

Intro/Baby Talk/Charity Hockey (00:00 - 05:46)

Habs vs Leafs (05:46 - 10:22)

Holding the Team Accountable (10:22 - 17:00)

Expending effort in Meaningless Games/Shaw-Pateryn Incident (17:00 - 27:50)

Free Agent center's not named Tavares (and a little Tavares talk) (27:50 - 43:50)

Montreal is not a free agent destination (43:50 - 57:45)

What does Bergevin have to do to get fired? (57:45 - 111:46)

Look Ahead/Sign off (111:46 - 119:13) 

 

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions.

Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 17 (Tomas Plekanec Traded During This Pod!)

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team manager Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

This week Connor and Johannes take one final look at the NHL trade deadline. They discuss what the Habs could be up to. Before all the speculation, however, our hosts discuss a forgettable week for the Habs that saw them lose three of four (but picking up two loser points). Our hosts then discuss the CBC report that Max Pacioretty has asked the Canadiens to be moved out of town.

Connor and Johannes also discuss the Rick Nash trade to Boston and what that could mean for a potential Pacioretty trade. Our hosts then move off the Canadiens and discuss the trade deadline as a whole.

Connor is joined (from Saturday afternoon) by Spector's Hockey creator Lyle Richardson to talk all things trade deadline. Be sure to listen all the way through as our hosts break a trade live on the podcast involving the Montreal Canadiens (guess which one!).

All this and Johannes proves his worth as a third line center with clutch scoring, maybe Marc Bergevin should reach out?

Tune In!

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 17 Rundown

Intro/Johannes at center/plumbing issue (00:00 - 5:15)

Habs look back/concussions/booing Pacioretty (5:15 - 28:55)

Habs at the Trade Deadline/Pacioretty trade request (28:55 - 50:25)

Jerabek Trade (50:25 - 56:04)

Write for us LWOH (56:05 - 56:43)

Lyle Richardson Interview (56:44 - 1:39:06) 

Trade Deadline overall/Plekanec Traded (1:39:07 - 1:53:59)

Sign off (1:54:00 - 1:54:43)

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions.

We spoke with Lyle Richardson this week. Be sure to follow him on twitter @spectorshockey and on Facebook. Unfortunately, the articles Lyle highlighted were deleted by Fox Sports, but be sure to check out www.spectorshockey.net for the latest rumors news and Lyle's opinions on the Soap Box.

Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team manager Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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Last Word On Habs Pod – Episode 15 (P.K. Subban returns, again)

The Last Word on Habs Pod is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

On this episode of the Last Word on Habs Pod, our fearless hosts discuss a myriad of topics, not all related to their beloved Montreal Canadiens. First, Connor and Johannes discuss how the snow can wreak havoc on your body. Connor recounts yet another outdoor hockey story that leads into Johannes' go-to beer.

Getting back to the disappointment that is the Habs season, our hosts reflect on the Canadiens 4-1 win over Ottawa Super Bowl Sunday and the 5-3 loss to the Flyers in Philadelphia on February 8th. The conversation shifts to the fine line the Habs need to walk to be successful in the NHL and how this season is reflection them not being able to walk that line.

The conversation then shifts to the returning (for a second time) P.K. Subban. The hosts relive the trade (only a little, promise) and discuss an article Connor wrote about not getting over it. Our intrepid hosts then discuss the New York Rangers press release that took the hockey world by storm last week. Johannes then proves himself an ultimate insider by obtaining a copy of the Montreal Canadiens working draft of a press release about the state of the franchise (and club 1909).

All this and hopeless Habs fans, Subban memories, Las Vegas bachelor parties and much much more!

Listen in!

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 15 Rundown

Intro/snow/outdoor hockey (00:00 - 4:42)

Habs week that was ( 4:43 - 11:30)

Fine Margins for success (11:31 - 17:24)

P.K. Subban (17:25 - 32:48)

Rangers Letter/Habs working draft (33:49 - 45:18)

Hopeless Habs fans (45:18 - 48:45)

Reasons to watch the Habs (48:46 - 50:15)

Rangers letter redux/Being honest with the fans (50:16 - 101:17)

Week ahead/Subban memories/Vegas (101:18 - 108:14)

Sign off (108:15 - 109:51)

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions. Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

 

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Last Word on the Habs Pod - Episode 11 (Are the Montreal Canadiens Mediocre?)

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news. This week: Are the Montreal Canadiens Mediocre? 

Last Word on the Habs Pod - Episode 11 (Are the Montreal Canadiens Mediocre?)

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

This week we talked losses to the St. Louis Blues, the Calgary Flames, and the blow out loss to the Edmonton Oilers. We considered the benefits of mediocrity, Claude Julien's approach in OT, and lamented the Alex Galchenyuk situation. This week we were joined by John Fischer, founder and managing editor of the All About the Jersey at SB Nation, to talk the New Jersey Devils. We revisited our rebuild talk and Marc Bergevin's challenges. Finally, we concluded by looking at the week ahead. This includes Thursday nights game against the high flying New Jersey Devils. The Habs start an extended road trip on Saturday against the struggling Ottawa Senators.

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 11 Rundown

Introduction, Hiatus, and Habs Losses at Home (00:00 – 12:45)

A Meditation on Mediocrity (12:46 – 16:57)

Mis-using Alex Galchenyuk: Redux (16:58 – 28:30)

Millennials, Mentality, and Old School Hockey (28:31 - 39:38)

Write for Us: Last Word on Hockey (39:39 - 40:13)

Guest: John Fischer (40:14 – 1:06:01)

The Habs Week Ahead (1:06:02 – 1:17:06)

Revisiting the Rebuild (1:17:07 - 1:28:27)

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions. Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

Special thanks to John Fischer. You can find his work at All About the Jersey and on twitter @JKFischer. Here are some of the articles he mentioned.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 10 (Have the Montreal Canadiens Turned it Around?)

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

This week we talked about wins over the Columbus Blue Jackets, Ottawa Senators. The Canadiens faced the Detriot Red Wings twice this week and won big. Paul Byron scored his first hat-trick. We talked about Carey Price. Since his return, Price has gone 5-0-0 and stopped 150 of 156 shots. His 1.20 GAA. .962 SA% is a far cry from his poor start. With no guest, Connor and Johannes delved into the benefits of the weak Atlantic division and revisited our rebuild discussion/debate. We concluded by commenting on the coverage of the Daniel Briere memoir in which he highlighted Michel Therrien's approach to "motivational" coaching.

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 10 Rundown

Introduction and Habs at Home (00:00 – 05:15)

Habs Wins Last Week (05:16 – 22:32)

Carey Price: From Rumors to Resurgence in Montreal  (22:33 – 26: 00)

Key Players and Performances (26:01 - 39: 24)

Write for Us: Last Word on Hockey (39:25 - 39:39)

Revisiting the Rebuilding the Canadiens Debate (40:00 – 1:01:46)

The Habs Week Ahead (1:01:47 – 1:07:53)

Covering the Coverage: Briere, Therrien and TSN 690 (1:07: 54 - 1:23:25)

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions. Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

Johannes and Connor shared some of their favorite recent pieces of writing.

Johannes Wheeldon

Connor Lapalme

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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