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Hit The Dek podcast A podcast about hockey in sneakers.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 129 - Toque the Ice
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on March 22, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    "Come play some hockey" they said.  "It's for a good cause" they said.  "It will be below freezing" they did not say, but it was implied.  Canada doesn't mess around.  Plus, what do you get when you cross baseball and ice hockey?  We don't know, but it's all the rage in Michigan.  And Gritty is finally vindicated.  Heaven help us. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 128 - Triple Play
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on March 15, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Our epic Ironman trilogy comes to an end as RSHL Kingpin Kevin Frost returns to finish out our coverage.  You want to know why that referee shafted you out of a big goal in the clutch?  Listen up.  Plus, Tyler Seguin is giving some Special Olympians all the competition they can handle.  And Gritty is stealing caps, sandwiches, and the spotlight.  All in a day's lurk. Watch all the RSHL's Ironman coverage on their YouTube channel. Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 127 - Frosty Reception
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on March 9, 2019 at 4:14 am

    It finally happened!  Kevin Frost is back to follow up on the 2019 RSHL Ironman Tournament.  We... uh...  There was a lot to discuss.  And is Gritty turning over a new leaf?  Don't hold your breath. Here we are.  Rock you like a proximal NHL franchise. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 126 - Stark Contrast
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on March 1, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    We're not dead!  Again!  We've recovered from our ills and are ready to talk some hockey.  This week it's an impromptu discussion on focus and fatigue, catching up on what we missed, and a main course of the RSHL's annual Ironman tournament.  Orange hijinx abound. Check out the Ironman A, B, and C divisions for some entertaining hockey. Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 125 - Children's Menu
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on February 9, 2019 at 3:33 am

    So here's the thing.  This is a full show.  We've got a traveling dek experience.  There's (ironically) dek to keep kids off the streets.  A puck with all the bells and whistles.  More Gritty than you can shake a buffalo wing at.  Tangents galore.  This week you get your money's worth. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 124 - The Stars, A Line
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on February 1, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    The NHL had a big weekend, just then.  We'll draw a line under that.  We also have some insight on the upcoming Congressional caucus about hockey and STEM.  Plus the Caps have a bit of a month coming up.  Stay hydrated, boys.  And Gritty, always. It was Episode 31, incidentally. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 123 - Saturdaze
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on January 25, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Hey hey.  Sometimes there is a single day when everything just happens.  You're looking at one.  This Saturday is the NHL All Star Game, a whole mess of special birthdays and anniversaries, and an awesome tournament that shares a name with a certain ball hockey podcast.  Guess what we're talking about. Okay, you got us.  It's Gritty. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 122 - Waste and Want
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on January 18, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Howdy do?  This week we've got a couple of cool tournaments to talk about up in Ontario, not to mention a remarkable new All-Star jersey.  What's black and white and green all over?  We also snuck in a little rant about the offsides rule.  Aren't you a lucky so-and-so? There's also Gritty, so perhaps not. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 121 - Color Us Crazy
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on January 11, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    We're back this week, and the American Rhino is hammered.  No, not like that.  First, the NHL thinks it's time for a change.  Specifically involving the color of pucks.  Plus, can a ball hockey player hang in the pros?  Eventually.  And it's time for a mid-season check-in.  A little help? Is there anything about Gritty this episode?  Well Actually we've got a lot to say. And it was the robot, FYI. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 120 - A Special Kind of Hurt
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on January 5, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    New Year, same us.  This week we're talking about a very Special Winter Classic game.  Plus, the Hometown Hockey festival: small town, big deal.  And, can you really diagnose an injury before it happens?  Well, maybe you can't... There's also a big bearded guy in a red suit.  The ho ho horror... Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Scrimmage 14 - Comeback Kids
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on January 4, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Ho ho hockey.  For this year's Christmas Scrimmage, we're joined by special guest Superfan Sue to debate the flimsy premise of which Christmas comeback stories would make up the best hockey team.  We are reasonably entertaining. Check out the video right here. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 119 - The Orange And The Green
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on December 14, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    We're celebrating the holidays here at HtD, but not necessarily the ones you're thinking of.  This week St. Patrick is healing heads and hearts with hockey.  Plus, they're learning the triangle defense in Bermuda.  And if you don't want to accidentally leave coal in someone's stocking, you'd better listen up.  The Yule log is on and this pod is crackling.  Ho ho hold on tight. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 118 - Hard Left Tourns
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on December 7, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    We play for a reason.  Sometimes it's for pride.  Sometimes it's to save lives.  Sometimes it's because we were just awarded a brand new expansion franchise in Washington.  Really, it takes all kinds.  Also, Gritty.  Always Gritty. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 117 - Game On!
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on December 1, 2018 at 12:26 am

    We're not dead!  First off, thanks for coming back.  We missed you.  For your convenience we're hitting the high points right up top.  Those being how we spent our hiatus, a new dek rink in the city of angels, and the continuing misadventures of a certain giant orange gremlin. It's like we never left. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 116 - TTFN
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on October 12, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Let's call this one the last game of the season.  We're taking a small hiatus for a good reason, but not without explaining ourselves. Plus, the Isles are teaching street hockey in our own backyard.  We're a little pumped.  And, we're debuting a brand new recurring segment.  Orange you going to listen? Garbage time is for chumps.  Game on. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 115 - Pro Motion
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on October 5, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    It's that time again...  To celebrate the start of hockey season, this episode of HtD is almost entirely devoted to the NHL.  (There's still a little bit of ball hockey.  It's right there in the name, after all.)  Anywho, the League will feature some pretty sweet alternate jerseys this year.  Quack.  Plus, Disney is giving you a Fastpass to watch games just about anywhere.  And why isn't the Stanley Cup ten feet tall by now?  Funny you should ask. The American Rhino has a literal screw loose.  Never stopped us before. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 114 - HR Violation
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on September 28, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    This week we make some predictions about the coming NHL season, but that's not why you're here.  You're here for GRITTY.  We may or may not debate what kind of God would allow such a creature to roam the Earth unchecked. There's also some stuff about injuries in "meaningless" games, digital Spider heroes, and giant robot cars that ruled our childhood.  This one got a little wild.  There's a lot here to unpack. The orange colossus is awoken.  Sleep lightly. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 113 - Olive Branches
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on September 21, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Who says hazing isn't that bad?  We do, actually.  In one specific instance.  Don't forget your gear.  Plus, the Penguins may be a divisive team, but building hockey rinks is something we can all get behind.  And Tampa is Bolting to Mouse territory to spread the hockey gospel.  If you've ever wanted to beat someone senseless at a baseball game, this might be the show for you. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 112 - Gamesmanship
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on September 14, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Toys 'R Us may be gone (RIP) but we still don't want to grow up!  This week Gary is using his brand new LEGO Voltron as a jumping off point to talk about all kinds of useless Nintendo stuff that saturated his childhood.  Oh, and there's also hockey.  EA just released NHL '19, and it looks fantastic.  Plus, the Arizona Coyotes have done more to grow the game than a desert-locked team has any obligation to.  And the world's largest ice skating facility is finally coming to New York.  Maybe?  Or possibly not.  We'll see. This one's a little weird at first, but we think you'll like it.  Oh yeah. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

  • HIT the DEK Episode 111 - Kid Gloves
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on September 7, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Interview time!  Meet Nolan Lenhart:  Not only a true hockey player, but wise beyond his years.  He and his dad, John, are here to talk about an awesome ball hockey camp in LEOMINSTER, KID!  Plus, even bad hockey is good hockey?  What's that now?  You read that right. Little guys make for big podcasts.  Gear up. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

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