Puck the Media Radio, Episode 1: A composite stick grows in Brooklyn

Bruce Bennett

In the first edition of Puck the Media Radio, host Steve Lepore is joined by Chris Botta of Sports Business Journal and Billy Jaffe to talk about the Islanders move to Brooklyn. Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo!'s Puck Daddy and SB Nation NHL editor Travis Hughes join as well.

Welcome to Puck the Media Radio!

This (hopefully, weather-willing) weekly broadcast will extend the NHL TV and media talk so that you can actually hear my voice, and the voices of other great hockey and sports media experts. We record live at my alma mater, Caldwell College (hence the brief commercial break for a message from them as a thank you) and I hope you enjoy it. Special thanks to Nick Amabile for some technical help.

Our first episode features a lot of talk about the Islanders heading to Brooklyn, a bit of lockout talk here and there, and some other assorted odds and ends, and a closing comment from yours truly. Here's some episode highlights, in case you'd like to skip around:

At 11:03, after some headlines and odds and ends, Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports' Puck Daddy is our first guest. We discuss (among other thing) the lockout PR war, and possible changes the league may think about during the NHL's downtime.

At 28:27, we get to hear the thoughts of a man who has done an interview or two this week, to put it lightly. Chris Botta of Sports Business Journal has it pretty much covered on the Islanders, though we break into a bit of a digression about MLS, which he also covers for SBJ.

At 56:16, we'll hear from another person with an Islander association in his past, NHL TV analyst Billy Jaffe. His story, and what he's been doing during the lockout, is a very intriguing one. He also dishes on the hockey side of the Islanders for a few minutes.

Finally, at 1:14:46, SB Nation NHL editor Travis Hughes stops by, and we talk about the SBN redesign (you may be aware of it!) and what's going on in the Flyers community during the lockout.

Thank you for taking the time to listen. Any questions, comments, or complaints? Feel free to throw them in the comment section, contact me on Twitter, or send me an e-mail at stevemlepore@gmail.com.

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