Category Archives: British Hockey

“I’m Ready to Bleed Capitals Hockey”

Edinburgh Capitals head coach Riley Emmerson joins me on the latest One Puck Short Podcast to reflect on the Elite League Playoff Finals weekend and the Capitals rollercoaster season and his hopes for the teams future.

In NHL news, all but two playoff spots have been locked up, making for something of a quiet final week of the regular season.

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1PS Podcast – On the Road Again

The One Puck Short Podcast goes back to its roots with an episode recorded on the road!

Team GB’s slimmed down squad comes under the microscope, with pre-World Championship games against Poland on the horizon, while the NHL playoff race is in full swing on the other side of the pond.

Listen now on Spreaker or YouTube

You can also subscribe to the One Puck Short Podcast on iTunes and find the most recent episodes on SoundCloud.

Want to get in touch? Find me on Twitter @RobMcGregor35 or email onepuckshort@gmail.com

If you’d like to help support One Puck Short, you can donate via PayPal or use our Amazon Affiliate link – it won’t cost you a penny extra, but we get a little kick back on every purchase you make!

KHL in UK – Q&A.

Following my first reports about the possibility of KHL expansion in to the United Kingdom, there was a lot of excitement among hockey fans.

But it seemed many had no idea what was really going to happen, how it would happen and when it might happen – and if anything was going to happen at all!

So I decided to reach out to the audience and answer your questions about a possible KHL expansion in to the UK.

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Guest Spot on The Purple Army Podcast

Following the recent revelations that there was some interest in bringing a KHL team to the UK, The Purple Army Podcast hosted a round table discussion to mull over the news and what it might mean for hockey in Great Britain.

Hosted by Graeme of the Purple Army Podcast, the panel included Jono Bullard of The Cats Whiskers, current Braehead Clan netminder and former KHL puck stopper Chris Holt, KHL writer Aivis Kalnins and yours truly, with conversation ranging from possible locations for a KHL team in the UK to whether Great Britain could support a team as well as those all important financial commitments that come with submitting a side in to the game’s second biggest league.

You can listen now on Spreaker or find The Purple Army Podcast on iTunes

1PS Podcast – Down Periscope

Montreal’s slide comes under the microscope once again on a brand new One Puck Short Podcast.

Elsewhere, Florida lockup Alexander Barkov and I look at Evgeni Malkin’s Hart candidacy and Andrew Ladd’s future, with a note on NHL Game Centre’s impending shift to NHL.tv.

In Elite League news, Periscoping games appears to be sunk while the KHL eyes up opportunities in Great Britain.

Listen now on Spreaker or YouTube

You can also subscribe to the One Puck Short Podcast on iTunes and find the most recent episodes on SoundCloud.

Want to get in touch? Find me on Twitter @RobMcGregor35 or email onepuckshort@gmail.com

If you’d like to help support One Puck Short, you can donate via PayPal or use our Amazon Affiliate link – it won’t cost you a penny extra, but we get a little kick back on every purchase you make!

Is it Time to Ditch the Challenge Cup?

Within the next 24 hours, we’ll know which teams have progressed to the semifinal stage of this season’s Elite League Challenge Cup.

Since its inception in 1997, the Challenge Cup has been held by six different teams, with Cardiff lifting the trophy for a second time last season, and for the most part it’s been fun.

But times change. It’s existence is beginning to hold the league back, causing fixture congestion and additional strain on participants. Put simply, it’s time to move on.

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Is the KHL Coming to the UK?

While Linus Omark’s flaming stick garnered most of the headlines from today’s KHL All Star Game, news of further expansion for the league also set tongues wagging, with the possibility of clubs from Estonia, China, Sweden and Great Britain joining the fold in the near future.

Yes, Great Britain.

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