On this week's Block Party, Seth Kushner speaks with former Lightning defenseman Brad Lukowich about who he is rooting for in the Stanley Cup after winning a championship with each team, the bands he has seen play the most, the best player he played with and the best player he played against, why Rock music and Hockey are so similar, and him singing live on stage with Nickelback.
On this week's Block Party, Seth Kushner is joined by former Lightning defenseman Matt Carle to talk about playing hockey on frozen ponds, the longest game he ever played, his thoughts on the 2008 Owners and Barry Melrose, Chris Pronger and a story about Chris stealing Matt's number twice, Patrick Marleau showering in between each period, what kind of leader Steven Stamkos is, Matt's role in the movie "This is 40", and getting his college degree while he was a healthy scratch.
On this week's Block Party, Seth Kushner is joined once again by former Lightning forward Chris Dingman to discuss his love of Whitney Houston, Andre Roy blasting the Russian National Anthem after a loss, Dinger trying to win the Edmonton Oilers 50/50 story, Zdeno Chara breaking into the league, who is impressing him the most on the Bolts this playoff season and that he has tried writing poetry and aspires to be a free-style rapper.
This week on the Block Party, Seth Kushner talks with former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brad Richards about how close he came to signing with Tampa Bay in 2011, skydiving, what he remembers about draft night, a story about John Tortorella that many haven't heard yet, Vince Vaughn hanging out at his condo, meeting Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, hanging with Marty St. Louis the day of 2004 Stanley Cup Finals Game 7, and his all-time Lightning team.
On this week's Block Party, Seth Kushner talks with former Lightning forward Teddy Purcell about running wild with Ryan Malone back in the day including getting kicked off stage at a Bush concert and hanging at private Kid Rock show, being at a wedding with Larry David, his relationship with Steve Yzerman, who he thinks is the best player he played with in Tampa saying 'I hope Marty and Stammer aren't listening,' and Teddy shares another story about drinking 12 beers with Eddie Vedder.
On this week's Block Party, Seth Kushner talked to Lightning Founder Phil Esposito about what he ate during the 5 overtime game, who the most important player for the Bolts is outside of Andrei Vasilevskiy, who gets to use his putting green at his house, Tukka Rask leaving the Bruins during the playoffs and he compares Seth to a celebrity.
On this week's Block Party, Seth Kushner talks with former Lightning forward Andre Roy about not playing in Game 7 vs Calgary in the 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the fact that he started drinking once he found out he wasn't dressing, how he would get players to fight him, how he used his day with the Stanley Cup to propose to his wife, his prediction on the Bolts series vs. Columbus and hanging out with Hulk Hogan.
Seth Kushner talks with Lightning forward Carter Verhaeghe from the Bubble about how he found out he made the Bolts, does he still feel like a rookie, weirdest thing he's seen someone bring into the bubble, if he had to stay a night in a teammates room who would it be, we talk who is not a good loser when it comes to rec sports in the bubble, how he got the name 'Swaggy P', his hat trick this year and Steven Stamkos letting Carter sub in for him, and who the next great Lightning star is in Syracuse.
This week on the Block Party, Seth Kushner is joined by Lightning forward Yanni Gourde as they discuss his favorite guys to compete against on the Bolts, who hates him in the NHL, his feelings on "OH MY GOURDE", least favorite TV show he watches with his daughter, his welcome to the NHL moment, becoming a handyman during the NHL pause and his mustache.
This week on the Block Party, Seth Kushner is joined by Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn to discuss how the team will approach the round-robin games and restart, how he was asked to be in Killer's video and does he really chop wood, the teammates he talked to the most during quarantine, getting nailed by a golf ball from a MLB pitcher, homeschooling his kids, and his superstitions including changing clothes between periods.
This week on the Block Party, Seth Kushner is joined by Lightning player and now Assistant Coach Jeff Halpern to discuss the coaches plan for the Lightning players on the re-start, his interview with Jon Cooper and Steve Yzerman that he thought he screwed up, coaching and playing with Steven Stamkos, who would be the best coach on the team, being in the Jewish Hall of Fame, and his doughnut business.
The week on the Block Party, Seth Kushner is joined by former Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster as they discuss the rise and fall of John Tortorella in Tampa Bay, when Jay knew he had to fire him, the new ownership group who worked behind Jay's back to trade players and hire Barry Melrose, the keys for the Bolts to win the Stanley Cup this year, who else he considered drafting in 2008 when they took Steven Stamkos #1 overall and did he really try to trade ThunderBug?
This week on the Block Party, Seth Kushner is joined by new Lightning forward Barclay Goodrow to talk about the worst television show he's watched during quarantine, why Prison Break is a great show, how Phase 2 is going with his skating group, his best Joe Thornton story, getting traded to the Lightning and who he's been hanging with since he got to town and if he knows he has one of the coolest names in hockey.
This week on the Block Party, Seth Kushner talks with former Lightning defenseman Jassen Cullimore to discuss how the winner of this year's Stanley Cup will have less time that normal to spend with it, getting scratched in the 2004 playoffs after he thought he was playing, playing with a broken hand during the cup run, the party after the Stanley Cup and whose house it was at, why he owns a selfie stick and how Andrei Vasilevskiy is the key to the Bolts winning it all this year.
This week on the Block Party, Seth Kushner is joined by Lightning forward Mitchell Stephens as they talk about getting back on the ice in Phase 2, where the puck from his first goal is, his biggest 'I can't believe I'm in the NHL moment', his love of 80s music and what kind of teammate Pat Maroon is.
This week on the Block Party, Seth Kushner is joined by Lightning forward Anthony Cirelli to talk about his role in Alex Killorn's new video and how many takes it took him to nail his part, how is playoff beard is coming along, guys chirping him for the hat he designed for the Ryan Callahan foundation, where he keeps his hat trick pucks, hockey's upcoming restart, does he feel like he's on the NHL's radar yet and his adventure with Yanni Gourde at the airport.
This week on the Block Party, Seth Kushner is joined by Fox Sports Sun's Paul Kennedy to dish on his coffee addiction and why he loves microwaves, untold stories from the 2004 Lightning team, the most disappointing season in Bolts history, who's on his Lightning Mt. Rushmore, and what is the key for the Lightning to bring the cup home this year.
This week on the Block Party, Seth Kushner is joined by Lightning forward Blake Coleman to discuss attending his first Jewish wedding and hoisting his friend in a chair, how he found out he was going to become dad, the toughest goalie he's gone against, if he know how many games he's played with the Bolts, how he's staying in shape during the pause and of course pickle juice.
This week on The Block Party, Seth Kushner is joined by former Lightning forward Chris Dingman as they discuss Dinger becoming a Tik Tok star, when John Tortorella benched him when he was on his hottest streak ever, the brilliance of Torts, his new baby Willa and Dingman being the first guy to use the yellow stick in Tampa Bay, not Martin St Louis.
This week on the Block Party, Seth Kushner is joined by former Lightning forward Ryan Callahan to discuss his new job and did he have talks with the Lightning before taking it, surviving quarantine with 3 kids and a new puppy, Cally's virtual dance party for his foundation, his thoughts on Brendan Leipsic and how he would have handled it and since Dan Girardi stood them up they surprised him.
Seth Kushner talks to Lightning forward Pat Maroon about the importance of playing in front of fans, golfing with John Daly, his strategy when he fights Zdeno Chara, partying with the Stanley Cup, his level of fame in St. Louis compared to other St Louis natives, and why he signed with the Bolts
Seth Kushner is joined by former host of the Block Party, Dan Girardi, as they discuss the future of the podcast, why Dan was the best guest so far on "DOCK TALK" with Alex Killorn, a personal plea for Gronk to buy his house, some really sold Netflix recommendations, their favorite guests on the podcast and Dan shares a story about people harassing him for Tom Brady's address.
This week on the Block Party with Seth Kushner speaks with Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian about why he wanted to play for Tampa Bay, the most overrated stat in hockey, crying during Disney movies, whose skill set has he been impressed with most since he joined the Lightning, if he would pick himself over Steven Stamkos if was a GM in the 2008 draft and his Netflix recommendations during the pause.
This week on the Block Party, Seth Kushner is Deanna Shattenkirk and Kaylee McDonagh to discuss their current diaper fundraising initiative, who recruited Kevin Shattenkirk to Tampa Bay, what it was like to uproot their family when Ryan McDonagh was traded to Tampa Bay, do the player wives have nicknames for each other like players do, how did their husband's propose, what do you do with kids who won't nap during quarantine and what sports did Deanna catch her husband watching the other night.
Seth Kushner talks with longtime Fox Sports Sun announcer Rick Peckham who discusses the greatest games he's ever called, the last time Rick had to fill out a job application, does he still plan to retire if the season isn't completed, his Lightning Mt. Rushmore and how he would continue the NHL season.
Seth Kushner talks with Hall of Famer Phil Esposito during this hockey pause to discuss when he thinks hockey will return and what his plan would be, why John Tortorella wouldn't let Espo fly with the team during the Stanley Cup Final in 2004, Phil's movie recommendations while you are at home and his message for Brian Bradley after all the chirping Brads did during his episode earlier this year.
This week on the Block Party with Dan Girardi it's a encore presentation of the best stories from this year's podcast including Ryan Callahan, Dave Andreychuk, Caley Chelios, Marty St. Louis, Brian Bradley, Vinny Lecavalier, Victor Hedman, Brian Engblom, and Phil Esposito on his greatest achievements.
This week on the Block Party with Dan Girardi and Seth Kushner sit down with Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh to discuss his new shirt and hat designed to benefit the Shriners Hospital, he ranks the hat designs between him, Victor Hedman, Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point, his reaction to the Bolts newest players Blake Coleman, Zach Bogosian and Barclay Goodrow, and if he's ready to play XFL Fantasy.
This week on the Block Party with Dan Girardi is on assignment so Seth Kushner is joined by Lightning Radio Play By Play Man Dave Mishkin who talks about a what a 'homer' is in broadcasting, how he created his style of calling a game, his best Phil Esposito story which involves laughing when you shouldn't and Dave's biggest meltdown which occured on stage at a concert in 2004.
This week Dan and Seth Kushner sat down with Brian Engblom who gushed over Anthony Cirelli and Mikhail Sergachev, he talked about what it's like to get hit by a Sidney Crosby puck between the benches, and what music he would listen to in the locker room to get ready to play in his day.
This week on the Block Party with Dan Girardi and Seth Kushner are joined by Hall of Famer Marty St. Louis who dishes out his favorite John Tortorella stories, how Steven Stamkos was at the beginning of his career, his Hall of Fame call, his legendary summer workouts and his trade from the Lightning to the Rangers.
This week on the Block Party with Dan Girardi and Seth Kushner answer your questions including Dan's future in Tampa Bay and the Block Party Podcast, his most memorable fan interactions and if he's considered making a comeback. Plus Dan and Seth read mean tweets about the podcast.
This week on the Block Party with Dan Girardi and Seth Kushner are joined by Hall of Famer Dave Andreychuk as he reveals how a Plant City barista and American Idol fueled the Lightning's 2004 Stanley Cup run, his relationship with John Tortorella, who he thinks are the greatest Lightning players off all-time and just how much Tampa has changed in his 20 years here.
This week on the Block Party with Dan Girardi and Seth Kushner are joined by Lightning All-Star Defenseman Victor Hedman as they discuss who is favorite defensive partner was, why Alex Killorn is always falling down, playing in Sweden, his unique pregame ritual with Bubba on the bench, his suits and how he beat Steven Stamkos in Fantasy Football using auto-draft.
This week on the Block Party with Dan Girardi and Seth Kushner are joined by Coyotes Forward Derek Stepan as they discuss how you can lose 30 pounds after breaking your jaw, if it's a good thing to be told you have a 'bowler's body', how you go scorpion hunting in Arizona, what are 'skate buddies' and did Dan Girardi once shoot a puck at John Tortorella.
This week on the Block Party with Dan Girardi and Seth Kushner are joined by Vancouver Canucks forward JT Miller as they discuss what it's like to be traded mid-flight en route to Vancouver, JT's hats, his friend Frank, missing the team bus and more.
This week on the Block Party with Dan Girardi and Seth Kushner are joined by Lightning Legend and Community Ambassador Brian Bradley as they discuss what it's like to be drafted in an expansion draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning, what it was like playing in Expo Hall and the Thunder Dome, how Jeff Vinik saved the Lightning franchise and what it was like to travel in the early days of the team including finding new hotel rooms at 2:30am because the team didn't pay the bill for previous stays.
This week on the Block Party with Dan Girardi and Seth Kushner are joined by Lightning Forward Alex Killorn as they discuss Alex's calves, or lack thereof, how Fantasy Baseball upsets Alex, the benefits of the Dad's trip in hockey and of course the G-Money experience.
This week on the Block Party Dan Girardi and Seth Kushner are joined by Lightning Radio Analyst Caley Chelios who talks about her wedding to Packers Running Back Dan Vitale, growing up as Chris Chelios' kid, her parent's reaction when she told them she is pregnant, calling hockey games as a woman and who she looks up to, and who are the funniest guys in the locker room to interview.
This week on the Block Party Dan Girardi and Seth Kushner are joined by Lightning Assistant Trainer Mike Poirier who dishes on treating injuries in the NHL, why hockey players are the toughest athletes, how seriously the team takes fantasy football, Dan's party hosting skills and how he was a part of the 1st Patriots Super Bowl team but didn't get a ring.
This week on the Block Party Dan Girardi and Seth Kushner are joined by Bobby 'The Chief' Taylor as he dishes on how he got his nickname, how travel in the NHL has changed over the years, how players deal with the media and why former players don't like to say they are in the media, plus how hockey equipment has changed over time and how insane it is the Chief didn't wear a helmet while playing goalie for years.
This week on the Block Party Dan Girardi and Seth Kushner are joined by Lightning great Vinny Lecavalier as they discuss coaching their son's youth hockey team, how youth hockey has grown in Tampa Bay, the nicest thing John Tortorella every said to them, first impressions of Steven Stamkos when he came to the Lightning and Vinny answers once and for all whether he was in the movie Happy Gilmore.
Dan Girardi returned to New York to drop the puck for the Lightning-Rangers game which turned out to be an entire day honoring Dan and his family, the Dan returned to his hometown of Welland, Ontario as part of Roger's Hometown Hockey where more honors were bestowed on him. But don't worry it wasn't all fun and games as Dan was hit not once, but twice by the T-shirt cannon at Madison Square Garden.
This week on the Block Party Dan Girardi visits with longtime teammate and friend Ryan Callahan as they discuss Halloween in Florida, the time Dan was late for practice, the time Dan wrestled Drake's sweat towel from a 14-year-old girl, how Ryan lived with Dan's wife for a month, life on the road and plenty more stories.
On this week's Block Party Dan Girardi and longtime defensive partner Ryan McDonagh swap injury stories from their careers and just how long after said injury can you laugh at one another. They compare who is a better fisherman, what Ryan got Dan for his retirement and they spill the beans on Dan's love of Tiesto and the great lengths he's gone to see him perform.
On this week's The Block Party with Dan Girardi, Dan and Seth Kushner sit down with Hall of Famer Phil Esposito as they talk about playing in New York, what happened to the Lightning last year in the playoffs, what superstitions they had when they played, how retirement is treating Girardi, and what he's like as a coach of his son's hockey team.
Welcome to The Block Party with Dan Girardi episode 1 where co-host Seth Kushner and Dan chat about why he retired from the NHL after 13 seasons, what happened to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the playoffs last season, why he doesn't play Fantasy Football despite his teammates doing so, and just how much fishing he does now that he's retired.