Two dudes blogging and podcasting about the San Jose Sharks, straight from sunny California.

post Wait, There’s no Radio TiVo?

November 17th, 2009, 2:14 pm

Filed under: blog — Written by Mike

The Sharks vs Preds tonight is radio only, so you’ll all have to listen live to Dan and Jamie.  Streaming at KFOX, or listen the old frequency-modulated way if you must.   News from Pollak that Greiss is starting again, with Staubitz and Seto out.   That means Frazer McLaren, Benn Ferriero, and Logan Couture are the fourth line tonight, with Malhotra moved up to the second,  and McGinn on the third with Nichol and Ortmeyer.  I’m actually looking forward to that combination- I’d like to think the youthful enthusiasm of those three might give the Preds’ checking line a little more than they bargained for tonight.

Second, a little housekeeping note- I’ve changed the RSS feeds of the blog and podcast over to feedburner, a common and popular service owned by Google that will allow us to keep stats about readership, and give a nice formatted page when you actually visit the feed.  I’ve set up some forwarding so I hope it’s all transparent to you, but I’m mentioning it just in case people run into issues.  Just click on the buttons there on the right to take you to the new feed.

Third, the podcast will be recorded and posted tomorrow night, probably around 8 or 9pm PST.  Emails always welcome.

Fourth, Claude Lemieux didn’t win Battle of the Blades on CBC, sort of a hockey Dancing With the Stars, but with hockey players and figure skaters doing a pairs competition.  Craig Simpson and Jamie Sale ended up winning, with Lemiuex and Stephane Richer (remember him?) as runners-up.  The most noteworthy thing about this show (other than the fact that I kind of want to watch it), is that Lemieux not only performed to the great Leonard Cohen song “Hallelujah” on the finale, but he sung it too.  And I’ll let Doug weigh in on this, being a performing arts guy, but as a person who’s been on stage a few times, I’d say his voice ain’t half bad. [youtube][/youtube]

This is giving me ideas for the podcast.

post Welcome to the New One-Stop Shop

November 7th, 2009, 10:03 am

Filed under: blog — Written by Mike

Welcome to the new Dudes On Hockey, which takes care of all your San Jose Sharks podcasting needs, and hopefully much of your San Jose Sharks blogging needs.  For other great San Jose Sharks blogs, see the blogroll on the right.  Some new things to think about:

  1. Threaded comments!  Just click the “Reply” link beneath anyone’s comment, and you can reply to that person.
  2. Easy sharing.  If you click on an individual post, you will see some sharing links at the bottom which enables you to quickly share the post on facebook, twitter, or a number of other sites.
  3. Synergy.  You can get the podcast feeds and the blog feed (which contain the podcasts) separately.  Click on the links there on the top right to see what’s what.  In the course of this conversion and upgrade, I had to change how the podcasts get posted here, which changes the feed link.  I did some things to hopefully make it seamless for all of you, but if you happen to not get podcasts in your player a week or two from now, visit back and update your podcast feed.  I will post more on that if/when it happens.
  4. More control.  DOH has its own host, and we have full access to do whatever we want, be it look-and-feel or features.  If there are things you want, or don’t like, we have the ability to change those things.  Within reason.  And no, “write better posts” doesn’t count.  We all know we’re not doing that.