The NHL owners have locked out the players and the season is once again in doubt just like in 2004. This time around the players have decided to take a public approach with social media to help get fans on their side. At the end of the day the players have very little leverage. None of these owners are going broke with the NHL not playing. Most of these owners are billionaires despite being NHL owners. Hockey is not how they acquired their wealth and they still are bringing other dollars in through various other companies. The players on the other hand are getting paid until December 1st. Then most will have no further income until hockey gets back on the ice. It is in their best interest to get a deal done prior to Christmas. Either way we are starting to see each side make public appeals so they don’t look like the “bad guys” during this dark time in the NHL.
On this weeks show Jon and Ryan will talk about the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement expiring on Saturday and what Jets fans can do about it. They will also talk Bison football as the Herd are off to a 2-0 start this year. As well as your Winnipeg Goldeyes are going for the American Associations Championship tonight in game three of the finals in Wichita. All this and so much more this week on Athlete’s Angle.
With another season fast approaching we here at Athlete’s Angle decided to take a long in depth look at the season ahead. There are many factors at play here so we took into account last season’s records, goals for, goals against, players Continue reading →
Anthony Coombs evades defenders and scores on a 90-yard reception in his first ever CIS game earlier this year against the University of Calgary. In spectacular fashion he finished his debut with 2 touchdowns.
On this weeks show I am joined by Henry and Grayson in the studio. We are talking about the recent phenomenon of rookies becoming impact players. We are seeing this trend grow and develop in the NHL and CIS. We will get an athlete’s perspective on it when Anthony Coombs joins us. Anthony is having a breakout year this year with Bison football. And to give us a coaches thoughts on having to play rookies, is Bison football head coach Brian Dobie. All this and so much more this week on Athlete’s Angle.
Grayson Wells celebrates after recovering a fumble for a touchdown against the Saskatchewan Huskies. The Bisons knocked off the then undefeated Huskies 26-16 on Home-Coming day for the Brown and Gold at University Stadium.
On this weeks show Grayson Wells from the Bisons is joining me today in studio to guest host the show. He’ll do his best to provide some insight into the MLB Playoffs and fighting in hockey.We are going to talk to Dustin Shulz of the Winnipeg Rifles as he and his teammates prepared for their weekend playoff matchup with the Saskatoon Hilltops. We are also going to discuss the Bison football team getting back on track against an old foe. All this and so much more today on Athlete’s Angle. Check it out!
This week on Athlete’s Angle with Ryan Karhut we are truly going beyond the box score as we take a closer look at a sport that doesn’t even have a box score: climbing. Have you been paying attention to the growing popularity of this sport? What is all of the fuss anyways? Well, to help answer those questions, we called in Justin Jones, owner of Vertical Adventures in Winnipeg and an avid climber (actually, avid climber doesn’t even come close to describing Justin — this guy is a climbing superstar!). I don’t want to spoil the ending of the show, but I think Ryan and Dallas are pretty hooked on climbing and heh, if you are too by the end of the podcast, why don’t you call up Justin at Vertical Adventures and try climbing out for yourself!
The Athlete’s Angle crew gets back together to resume their regular sports-talk duties after taking the August long weekend off. And what better way to get you back into the swing of things than to give you, the loyal listener, an earful about the Winnipeg sports scene, which is alive and well to say the least. Ryan and the crew further discuss the most recent Jets news including a jersey scandal, the first-place Blue Bombers, and there may even be a Gold Eyes reference in there for your listening pleasure. Oh yeah, the NFL also got back to work a couple of weeks ago and free agency has been going crazy ever since — and well, we haven’t gotten through one show yet where the NFL didn’t get discussed so we figured why stop now.
In the second show of a two-show series focusing on the draft, Ryan and and the crew review some of the emerging trends in each of the major sports. From the impacts of rookie salary caps to raising the age of draft eligible players, the Athlete’s Angle crew has you covered for any future conversations around the water cooler related to the draft.
The seasons have ended and the winners have been crowned, what could Ryan and the crew possibly spend their time discussing this week? I’ll tell you what: the draft! That’s right, the NHL and NBA draft took place last week and the MLB draft only a couple weeks before that. In part 1, Ryan, Henry, and the always-seems-to-be-vacationing Dallas discuss team draft strategy. I know what you’re thinking: what could these three yahoos offer on team draft strategy. We agree. That’s why we brought in Andrew Tinnish, the Director of Amateur Scouting for the Toronto Blue Jays. That’s right, Andrew is the guy for the Jays that is responsible for knowing all things about every baseball prospect out there. All this and a whole lot more this week on Athlete’s Angle with Ryan Karhut.
Tonight when the NHL Draft takes place in St. Paul Minnesota it is expected that the Winnipeg franchise will reveal its name. When the team goes up to the podium to announce their selection, 7th overall, it is at that time they are expected to announce that their team name will be indeed the Winnipeg Jets!