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Hit The Dek podcast A podcast about hockey in sneakers.

  • HIT the DEK Update July 2020
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on July 5, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    A largely off-the-cuff update about the status of the podcast as of July 2020.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 172 - Reel Talk
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on May 24, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    This week we have more details about the 2020 NHL playoffs.  Buckle up.  Plus, Mylec is joining the war on the ground.  And will there be ball hockey in July?  We're full of questions.  Full of something, anyway.  When Wil the Gritty madness end? HIT the DEK wants you to listen! Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 171 - JoCo Chaser
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on May 12, 2020 at 12:02 am

    This week we welcome Joe Soccoa, a true entrepreneur in sports media.  Not only is the Soccoa Media App home to HIT the DEK, but it provides opportunities for sports journalism to anyone passionate enough to put in the work.  Joe also calls hockey games with celebrities and stuff. Take heed:  Gritty prowls some very specific streets. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 170 - Luxury Whiner
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on May 1, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    This week we have actual news about a possible return to hockey.  (They can sharpen their skates with our opinions.)  The NHL is also helping us out here at home with some educational STEM programs.  And more hockey is canceled, but consider the real victims. Instruct your servants to download this podcast. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 169 - HullabaLoouuu
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on April 25, 2020 at 12:09 am

    The big man of the CSHL, Lou Harvitan, is back!  How do you run a league from a whole different state?  Wouldn't you like to know?  Plus, can't leave your house doesn't mean can't enjoy hockey.  And Gritty, ever and always. Our train of thought is a runaway. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 168 - Ice Melt
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on April 18, 2020 at 12:18 am

    Like the man said, Let (Us) Entertain You!  We are back with more tales from the dek to sate that aching hockey hole.  Wayne Simmonds is giving back to hockey, ball style.  And a playoff ice team has no ice?  Good thing they have sneakers. Gritty Gritty Gritty.  Don't say it in a mirror. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 167 - Boss Babble
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on March 29, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    You may be going stir crazy right now, but we're way ahead of you.  Jersey sure is a hockey hotbed.  Plus, Joel Ward is using his retirement to appreciate what matters:  Ball hockey! Don't be down on HIT the DEK. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 166 - Sick Daze
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on March 20, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    You know what we're talking about.  No hockey?  No problem.  We'll get you all caught up on your options.  Plus, when the game resumes, the USA has some bidness in Switzerland.  We are not neutral. The NHL may be closed, but Gritty's big orange shadow still looms.  Resplendent. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 165 - Ad (Free) Program
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on March 6, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Permit us to sell you on this week's episode.  Ontario celebrates a four day weekend where the hockey don't stop.  Ain't no tourney like a Family Day tourney, eh?  Plus, Stefanie Caban is a U.S. hockey phenom who may or may not hit people over the head with her stick.  (She does not.) This episode of HIT the DEK is (not) brought to you by Hyundai.  Game On. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 164 - Beta Blocker
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on February 29, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    The goal of this episode is to educate you on some netminder developments.  A coach in Minnesota is charting plays in real time to give his goalies the edge.  And, a Toronto 'tender hops off his Zamboni and into an NHL crease.  Plus, are we starting our own streaming service?  No, but you'll wish we were. Honk if you're petty. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 163 - Miraculous Medal
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on February 22, 2020 at 1:41 am

    Forty years later, that gold is still just as shiny as the day it was won.  This week is all about (mostly about) the team of scrappy American kids that beat the unbeatable Red menace.  It's been exactly four decades since the Miracle came true in Lake anything-but-Placid.  Grab a hot dog and some apple pie, and go back with us. Come for the pride.  Stay for the lunatic. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 162 - Barrel Role
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on February 14, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    This week we're falling for Ben Harpur, who's making a big splash with his charity dek tournament up in Niagara.  Plus, ball hockey is worth investing in.  Just ask the guys in Orillia.  We also discuss buying new web domains, site unseen. Happy fourth anniversary!  We got you a podcast. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 161 - Buck Shots
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on February 8, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    It's Hockey Week(s) in America!  How are you celebrating?  Plus, Seattle is ready to name its new franchise.  Will it be a disaster?  And the verdict is in on the orange menace.  Do we owe him an apology? Time to broadcast some opinions. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. &nbs

  • HIT the Dek Episode 160 - Hard Hat Goals
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on February 2, 2020 at 3:54 am

    This week we're discussing an extraordinary ball hockey goalie being courted by the pro's.  He should probably finish High School first.  Plus, what's in a name?  A whole lot of silly conversation, apparently.  Helping the homeless is also nice. We toque the time to make you a good one. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 159 - Fall Star Weekend
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on January 25, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    HtD drops right in the middle of a big weekend.  We'll tell you all about it.  And giving is contagious.  Feel free to get exposed.  And that orange guy may have some explaining to do.  How wide do they actually make handcuffs? The bigger they are... Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 158 - Ready to Grumble
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on January 17, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    In this week's session, we're working through some stuff.  Not your concern.  What you should know is that Newfoundland has a Ball that's devoted to hockey, but maybe not dek?  And is lacrosse the new hockey?  James has opinions. Slide on over to that play button and collapse into some HtD. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 157 - Blind Ambition
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on January 10, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    We've resolved to get back on the proverbial horse.  This week we're discussing a whole league dedicated to ice hockey for the blind.  There's also a nice long jag about steroids and the dangers that they pose to kids.  Plus a big hit of that sweet, sweet Gritty madness. New year, same pod. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 156 - Enter the Dragons
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on December 13, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    It's our longest episode ever!  This week we have a lot of ground to cover.  Things start out a bit somber with our remembrances of two people that left large holes where they once stood.  Fortunately Glenn Cunningham is back to lift our spirits with tales of LaGrange Street Hockey and the Columbus River Dragons.  Plus, he tells us how to get rid of that hockey stink with a little work in the defensive 'zone. We love the :90s Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Episode 155 - All Star Cast
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on December 6, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    How was your Thanksgiving?  We spare no details about ours.  (Alas, poor Trucko.)  Have you ever had the itch to do some sportscasting?  Maybe you can.  Plus, it's time to head to the ballot box and do your civic duty.  Kevin Conroy is counting on you. Gobble up some more Gritty.  That guy is tutu much. Check out the exclusive content on our YouTube channel.  Stay current with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • HIT the DEK Scrimmage 16 - Gritizens United
    by Gary McComiskey and James Saggese on November 27, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Happy ThanksGritting!  We've cooked up a special treat for our annual turkey day scrimmage.  How does THIS YEAR IN GRITTY strike you?  A recap of the orange goon's 2019 highlights and lowlights, plus his exploits over the last six weeks.  Stuff those earbuds in your sound holes and get comfortable.  It's quite a ride.

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