HYBRID ICING: EPISODE 103 – “Defensive Hockey”

From the Executive Producers of the award-wining All The Kings Men Podcast… comes the 3rd Episode of our new brand-new hockey podcast, Hybrid Icing.


Each week (hopefully) on Hybrid Icing we will explore hockey and the themes that run throughout it. We’ll speak with a myriad of guests from around the world of hockey to bring you a more complete view of the game we all love. For our 3rd episode… we tackle the theme of Fan Insecurities.



We are joined this week by Sean McIndoe, hockey writer for ESPN’s Grantland… also known as Down Goes Brown, who speaks about why Canadians are more secure in their love of hockey than Americans. Then, Jesse Spector from The Sporting News chats with us about the differences between covering baseball and hockey players. Finally, we are joined by one of the minds behind Pass It to Bulis and Yahoo’s Puck Daddy, Harrison Mooney, who discusses racism in hockey.

Sit back and enjoy episode 3 of Hybrid Icing below.

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Hybrid Icing Ep103 – “Defensive Hockey”

The Starting Lineup:

Intro (00:00 – 03:50)
Sean McIndoe (03:57 -20:02)
Jesse Spector (20:18 – 36:27)
Harrison Mooney (36:45 – 50:49)
The Half and Jesse Get Defensive (50:59 – 1:02:00)


The Royal Half has been a Los Angeles Kings fan since 1988 and a Half-Season Ticket Holder since 2002. He has seen the following goaltenders play in person for the Los Angeles Kings… Kelly Hrudey, Grant Fuhr, Byron Dafoe, Jamie Storr, Stephane Fiset, Felix Potvin, Cristobal Huet, Roman Cechmanek, Mathieu Garon, Adam Hauser, Jason LaBarbera, Barry Brust, Sean Burke, Dan Cloutier, Yutaka Fukufuji, Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Erik Ersberg, Jonathan Bernier, Jonathan Quick, Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones. You can follow The Royal Half on Twitter @TheRoyalHalf.