On this episode Mike is joined by Goalie Gear Nerd, the ubiquitous internet guru of all things goaltending equipment. We talk about his love for the position, how he became enamored with the gear side of things, and what the future may hold. This episode tops the list for all the gear geeks out there. Enjoy! 

On this episode I'm joined by Jay Weinberg, the drummer of Slipknot. Long before Jay picked up the drumsticks, his main focus was hockey and goaltending. He grew up in New Jersey loving the Devils during the glory years of the late 90's and early 2000's. Today, Jay lives in Nashville and still plays men's league when not on tour with Slipknot. His big break in music came when he was 17 and asked to join Bruce Springsteen on tour in place of his dad Max, who had prior commitments with the Conan O'Brien show. We talk all things goalie, music, and The 'Knot. m/

On this week’s episode I’m joined by Philadelphia Phantoms and RPI Hall of Famer Neil Little. An 11th round selection by the Flyers in the 1991 NHL draft, he spent his entire 10-year career in North America with the organization before heading overseas to finish out. He won two Calder Cups with the phantoms and despite dressing 40 or 50 NHL games, only had 1 start and two appearances. He’s a folk hero in Philadelphia not just for his incredibly consistent goaltending, but also his willingness to mix it up with opponents. One of the true beauties of the game. Enjoy!

Round two with Jamie McLennan! Jamie had an amazing run in the NHL, playing 254 games. Over his 16-year professional career, few excelled at and embraced the role of backup goaltender like Jamie did. He now works for TSN in Canada as an analyst along with doing radio Toronto. If you enjoyed this episodes, please make sure to check out his book: "The Best Seat in the House: Stories from the NHL: Inside the Room, on the Ice and on the Bench," co-written by Ian Mendes.

Intro/Outro: Under the Northern Star, by Amon Amarth. Used by permission.

This week's guest is Jamie McLennan. This episode is split in two, so be sure to download the second half next week! Jamie had an amazing run in the NHL, playing 254 games. Over his 16-year professional career, few excelled at and embraced the role of backup goaltender like Jamie did. He now works for TSN in Canada as an analyst along with doing radio Toronto. If you enjoy this episode, please make sure to check out his book: "The Best Seat in the House: Stories from the NHL: Inside the Room, on the Ice and on the Bench," co-written by Ian Mendes.

Intro/Outro: Under the Northern Star, by Amon Amarth. Used by permission.

Hey everyone, on this week’s episode I’m joined by Michael Leighton. During his career, he played in 111 NHL games, led the Philadelphia Flyers to the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, and posted more shutouts than any goalie in American Hockey League history. On top of that, he was also a 5-time All-Star and 2008 Goalie of the Year. Leighton played for nearly 20 teams during his pro career and is a sure bet to be inducted into the AHL Hall of Fame. He’s truly one of the good guys in the game. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it!

On this episode Mike is joined by his first goalie coach, Lindsay Middlebrook. After playing 37 NHL games over the course of 8 professional seasons, Lindsay retired to St. Louis, Missouri and began coaching youth hockey in his spare time. A decade earlier, he attended St. Louis University, where he played NCAA Division 1 hockey for the Billikens. Lindsay coached the '83 St. Louis AAA team that won the prestigious Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament, which launched the careers of many players, including Mike. He was the first St. Louis resident to run a proper goaltending camp, which he called Goaltending By Design. If you grew up in St. Louis in the 80's or 90's and played goalie, Lindsay's influence and guidance was invaluable. It was a pleasure recording this episode and talks of a second episode are already in the works! Enjoy.

As titled: it's a free-wheeling Q&A session with Mike.

Intro/Outro: Under the Norther Star, by Amon Amarth. Used with permission.

On this week’s episode I’m joined by Scott Foster, the Chicago-based accountant that famously played 14 minutes of shutout hockey for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018. We talk in depth about what it meant to himself as well as friends and family, and the crushing amount of media attention that resulted from it. We also go into Scott’s college career at Western Michigan and Chicago beer league hockey. It’s an incredibly story and I’m so happy Scott was willing to come on and give his perspective. Enjoy!

On this week’s episode I’m joined by Mask Artist Ray Bishop, a professional painter with over 20 years of NHL experience. He’s worked with Ryan Miller dating back to his time at Michigan State, and counts goalies Jimmy Howard, Cal Peterson, and Alex Nedeljkovic as clients. Ray painted the last 7 masks of my career and also worked with Hasek, Belfour, Turek, Montoya, Khabibulan, Manny Legace, and many more. Ray’s an amazing artist and a true pro to work with. Enjoy!

Intro/Outro: Under the Northern Star; by Amon Amarth. Used with permission.

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