In regards to your first suggested note, I wanted to let you know that we do have a guaranteed time slot for the show. Fans can catch the new show every Monday at 6pm. Replays will also run during the week surrounding Blue Jackets games.So set your DVR's, everyone. And that includes you, too, Cleveland-area fan. "Slap Shots" isn't just a Columbus thing.
Now that it's confirmed that FSO is checking in on us, let's share our additional thoughts and ideas for the show in this thread.
Beyond the concepts I tossed out in yesterday's post, one additional idea that I was mulling over this morning was the idea of seeing a video version (perhaps in installments) of the awesome XM NHL Home Ice "Hockey Diaries" radio special. This could be pretty easy, actually: Give a player a Flip-style video camera for a week and ask them to not just film the locker room/on ice stuff but also out and about around town, and perhaps also some of the more candid thoughts like those that Mike Knuble and Tyler Sloan offered in "The Almost Season." Surely FSO would have to sanitize the content for family viewing (and CBJ approval), but I bet it would still be very compelling content. This idea really isn't that far out there, seeing as Mike Commodore already has been using his Twitter account to post photos of his and Derick Brassard's excellent adventure across Sweden. Also, the NHL has sanctioned this type of content with the forthcoming HBO Winter Classic-themed "24/7" series.
What else do you think that a "Slap Shots" show could offer, CBJ fans? Post your ideas in the comments -- I'd guess that the crew at FSO will be checking in!