Recorded June 9, 2020
My sincerest apologies for the lateness of this posting...
Recent events have shown that there are things more important than Caps hockey. This podcast episode talks about two of those events. The first of which of course have to do with the racial conflicts touched off by George Floyd's murder. Friend of the show and fellow Caps fan Stewart Small takes the reins and leads both Anna and I in an honest and hopefully thought provoking discussion about race relations and what can be learned from recent events so that there may be a chance they are not repeated. Both Stewart and Anna share very intensely personal stories about their experiences as both witnesses and victims of racism.
In a transitional segment yes, we actually discuss some hockey. Phase 2 of the NHL's Return to Play plan is underway and already the seeds have been planted. Also Anna and I discuss the nomination of Michal Kempny for the Bill Masterton Memorial trophy.
Finally we celebrate the life of fellow Caps fan Frank Kirchner. We honor his memory and his life with this segment as best we can. He was a great fan but an even better man. We wish his loved ones well and offer our deepest condolences to them. The dedication to Frank begins at 1:13:30 of this episode for all of out non hockey friends who knew and loved him.
Hope this isn't too serious of an episode, but it had to be done. One day soon hockey will return to try and provide a bit of relief...