Spittin' Chiclets

Rear Admiral, the Boston Bruins writer at Barstool Sports, and Ryan Whitney, a retired defenseman who played in the NHL for nine seasons, team up to bring their outspoken and irreverent opinions to the masses. Focusing on the NHL but also touching on pop culture, the gents from Boston will air a new episode each Friday on Barstool Sports.

LATEST EPISODE

Spittin' Chiclets Episode 36: Featuring Torey Krug

On Episode 36, the guys goof on the debacle that is the NHL Awards...On Episode 36, the guys goof on the debacle that is the NHL Awards broadcast, chat about the winners, discuss the Las Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft bounty, talk about the exuberance surrounding the NHL christening Las Vegas as a pro sports city, and yap about a bunch of other stuff. Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug joins the show to talk about his road to the NHL and how it almost didn't happen, playing with Zdeno Chara, why he chose Boston over 29 other cities, what he loves about the city, the stigma about undersized players, his second place Norris Trophy vote, and much more. The show closes with #AllRightHamilton questions from listeners.   Show More

50:59 6/22/2017

Past Episodes

On this week's show, the guys kick things off with the Stanley Cup Final and break down how the Pens were the first team to repeat in almost 20 years, why the Preds are hardly a flash in the pan, when officiating screws up on the grandest stage, and much more. Next up, two-time Stanley Cup winner and Boston Bruins legend Shawn Thornton joins the show to discuss his decision to eschew a TV job with NESN in Boston to become Vice President of Business Operations for the Panthers in Sunrise, Florida. The loquacious Thorty also talks about fighting's role in the future, moving into the heart of Boston's tight-knit, Irish Charlestown neighborhood and becoming a Townie, Cam Neely's phone call that helped lure him to Boston, and the very first time he met Rear Admiral in a bar nearly a decade ago and put him in charge of.....the Stanley Cup. We could've had Thorty on for five hours if time permitted---he's a "must listen" guest. Enjoy.
58:24 6/16/2017
On this week's show, the boys kick things off by recapping RA and Grinnelli's wild trip to Nashville for Games 3 & 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, from the insane atmosphere to the generosity of our Southern listeners. The fellas also discuss the series and how the Preds evened things up to make it a best-of-three. Former NHLer and current NHL Network analyst Eric Nystrom joins the show to talk about Nashville's ascension to NHL contender, his time playing in Norway, and Pittsburgh's struggles on D. The guys also answer #AllRightHamilton questions and Ryan drops a major "Whitney-Bomb".
48:38 6/8/2017
On this week's episode, the boys break down Games 1 & 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, discuss what's wrong with Pekka Rinne, and break down a goal review that cost RA five dimes. The fellas also talk about P.K. Subban's E:60 segment, the origin of the Preds nickname, and RA & Grinnelli's upcoming trip to Nashville for Games 3 & 4 before finishing up with #AllRightHamilton questions.
55:09 6/2/2017
On this week's show, the fellas kick things off by going over the epic ECF double-overtime Game 7 between Pittsburgh and Ottawa and RA's 40/1 dream dying a knuckle-puck death. They also talk about Nashville's series win over Anaheim, players who have changed their reputations for the better during these playoffs, what they think is going to happen in the Stanley Cup Final, and more. The boys finish things off with an all-over-the-road #AllRightHamilton session.
01:01:32 5/26/2017
This week, Florida Panthers All-Star Vincent Trocheck joins the show to talk about playing in South Florida, the under-appreciated Aleksander Barkov, how stunned the Panthers were after Gerard Gallant's sudden firing, what Shawn Thornton brings to a team, and much more. RA, Whits, and Grinnelli also discuss both Conference Finals series, Nashville's delusional anthem singer who is legit mad about being bumped by country superstars, the stellar play of Craig Anderson, players deciding to play with a concussion, the NHL's list of the 20 Greatest NHL Teams, and more. The boys also answer #AllRightHamilton questions and RA finally eats crow about Bobby Ryan. A fun episode so give it a whirl.
01:07:27 5/19/2017
On Episode 30, Whits, RA, and Grinnelli discuss what happened in the first round: Sidney Crosby and the NHL's concussion protocol, the wizardry of Erik Karlsson, the beastly play of Ryan Getzlaf, and the otherworldly top four on Nashville's D. The boys also preview each Conference Final series and offer predictions on which teams end up in the Stanley Cup Final. Capitals superfan and Pardon My Take co-host PFT Commenter pops by to offer his unique brand of parting thoughts on yet another NHL disappointment in the nation's capita
01:02:36 5/11/2017
Our buddy Biz Nasty didn't let a little surgery keep him from joining the Chiclets crew once again. This week, the boys have a lengthy chat about Sidney Crosby's latest concussion, talk about why P.K. Subban is a lightning rod on both TV and Twitter, catch up on the playoffs, and tell some more hilarious war stories. I don't think Mike Babcock will be joining us anytime soon.
53:33 5/5/2017
On this week's episode, the gents kick things off with some 1st Round thoughts and share which teams were a surprise for either good or bad reasons. Next up, RA, Whits, and Grinnelli break down each of the four 2nd Round series as well as predicting who will move on to the Conference Finals. The boys also catch up on some NHL news before answering listener questions for #AllRightHamilton .
58:15 4/28/2017
On this week's episode, retired NHL goalie and current NHL Network broadcaster Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) joins the boys to discuss playoff surprises, his 11 season NHL career, the job transition from crease to studio, and much more. The guys also break down Jack Eichel taking care of all family business in Buffalo, how a depleted D affects the O, the sublime Erik Karlsson, the emergence of Charlie McAvoy, and what's going on in the playoffs. Tune in, eh.
01:06:39 4/21/2017
This week's episode features the return of crowd favorite Mike Commodore (@commie22) to the show. Commie and the boys discuss the NHL Playoffs and make some 1st Round predictions. Commie also fills us in on who won the NHL's Green Jacket this year for "best" +/- and tells us again why the KHL is such a very...special place to play. The crew also chats about some league goings-on and answers #AllRightHamilton questions from listeners.
55:48 4/11/2017
On this week's episode, the boys kick things off by ripping the NHL for their Olympic shortsightedness. As a 2010 U.S. Olympian and retired NHL player, Whits has a unique perspective to offer and he certainly does here. Next up, Eric Semborski (@sembo182) joins the show. The name might not ring a bell but Eric has one of the most unique stories in the NHL this year. He has already dressed as an emergency NHL back-up goalie twice this season. For two different teams. He fills us in on how things transpired so that a college club goalie came so very close to minding the net for the Blackhawks AND the Flyers. A wild story and fun interview. The fellas then finish things up by taking #AllRightHamilton questions from listeners.
52:58 4/7/2017
With the playoffs not far away, there was plenty to talk about on this week's episode. The boys kicked things off talking about the NHL's newest supervillain, Calgary Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk, and Wednesday's eventful tilt between him and his new enemies, the L.A. Kings. They also discuss future HOFer Jarome Iginla still chuckin' knucks in the twilight of his career and why Micheal Haley's one-game suspension for punching Calle Jankrok was so worth it. Barstool's New York Rangers writer 610 ( @610Barstool ) makes his Chiclets debut to get us up to speed on all things Rags before the fellas tackle #AllRightHamilton questions. They also get into the Bruins signing Charlie McAvoy, teams adding college players this time of year, and several other league notes. Tune in, give it a whirl.
56:49 3/31/2017
Paul Bissonnette, aka Biz Nasty, joins the show for the entire episode and, once again, does not disappoint. He and the fellas discuss his pending playoffs with the Ontario Reign, Sidney Crosby's unreal goal on Tuesday, why teams that made the playoffs last year failed to this year, and a boatload of other subjects. It's always a blast when Biz pops in and this episode is no exception.
01:04:14 3/23/2017
In this week show, the boys open it up by discussing Tampa Bay's unlikely rise after selling off major parts, why seemingly nobody is talking up Columbus, the three team race for the #8 spot in the East, the myriad matchup possibilities out West, the red-hot Sens, and much more. Next, the fellas discuss Brad Marchand's tremendous season, his Hart Trophy qualifications, and why his name doesn't get mentioned as much as other candidates. Other MVP-worthy names are bandied about before listener questions are answered during the #AllRightHamilton segment. The gents also chat about the amazing flow on display at the legendary Minnesota State Hockey Tournament as well as an Irish hurler who complained that the Vancouver Canucks drank too much after spending time with them. There's a whole lot to unpack this week so take a listen and enjoy.
54:51 3/16/2017
On this week's show, 2003 Stanley Cup-winning goal scorer Mike Rupp joins the boys to discuss his monster Game 7 in the '03 SCF, his infamous Winter Classic salute right in Jaromir Jagr's grill, Jagr's delayed retort, how Mike Milbury plays hardball, and much more. Ryan opens it up to address the "fallout" in Edmonton after he and Colby Armstrong had some laughs on TV about a beloved Oiler getting chirped on-ice years ago. The fellas then answer a few #AllRightHamilton questions. RA closes the show with some talk about his trip to Toronto and compares what $5 (CDN) got you in 1989 Montreal strip joints vs. 2017 Toronto strip joints. Lots of ball-busting on this ep, so enjoy.
55:59 3/9/2017
On this week's show, NBCSN's NHL studio host Liam McHugh joins RA, Grinnelli, and Marina at Barstool's Manhattan HQ for an incisive, wide-ranging interview. McHugh talks about the sometimes bumpy road to his current gig, his journalism background, what it's like working with Mike Milbury and Keith Jones, his love of movies, the challenges of covering the Tour de France, and, of course, the NHL. If you want some great insight into pursuing a career in journalism and what it entails, McHugh provides it in this interview.
Prior to that, the boys break down Tuesday's trade deadline and which teams benefited the most before answering #AllRightHamilton questions.
01:18:04 3/2/2017
On this week's show, Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils stops by Barstool headquarters in Manhattan to join us for the entire Facebook Live episode. Hall candidly talks about his time in Edmonton, his adjustment to New Jersey, what it was like living with Whits, and tons of other stuff. We also have plenty of laughs as well to cap off #ChicletsTakeManhattan week.
01:00:37 2/24/2017
Former Bruin and '09 Stanley Cup winner Hal Gill joins this week's show to discuss his lengthy career. The fellas also discuss the Canadiens coaching change, late Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, and a pair of shady uses of sticks before answering #AllRightHamilton questions.
01:14:14 2/16/2017
After holding out for awhile, the news dictated that Spittin' Chiclets finally goes full Masshole for Episode 17. The boys open by discussing the Greatest Comeback in Super Bowl History and the Patriots unprecedented dominance. They also talk about a gambling first for the big game and how they did. Next, the guys talk about the Claude Julien firing, his impact in Boston, and what's next for the Bruins. After #AllRightHamilton questions, the fellas chat about the rest of the league and also go over how Barstool pretty much owned Houston during the week of the Super Bowl. No guest this week but still a fun episode.
01:00:11 2/9/2017
In this week's episode, Sportsnet's Jeff Marek @JeffMarek from The Great White North joins the show to discuss Ken Hitchcock's firing, the #NHL100, and what's going on around the league. For a change of pace and in honor of #BarstoolRundown week on Comedy Central, RA, Whits, and Grinnelli open the show to tell their respective stories of how each discovered and became involved with the Stool. The fellas also answer #AllRightHamilton questions from listeners and, once again, discuss a questionable Brad Marchand collision.
01:01:35 2/2/2017
In the 15th episode, the gents finally land a current NHL player as a guest and he ain't no pigeon. Dot Rat Kevin Hayes of the New York Rangers pops by and shows us his inner Masshole with some hilarious Super Bowl thoughts. He also gives his candid thoughts on life in NYC, recruiting his boy Jimmy Vesey to Manhattan, and whether Auntie JoAnne has caused any scenes at MSG yet. Great stuff from Hayesy. The fellas also discuss the Marchand slew foot, the All-Star game, mid-season awards, and answer #AlrightHamilton questions from listeners. Rear Ad also chimes in with a couple of things he's watching.
00:47:03 1/27/2017
In Episode 14, ESPN's John Buccigross @Buccigross joins the crew to discuss the red-hot Maple Leafs, an under-the-gun Claude Julien, NHL coverage on ESPN, and which player, past or present, he'd pick first to start a team with. Also, the guys break down Portnoy's latest goalie challenge video, discuss rumors surrounding the Bruins, and have an update about adding more shows.
01:02:02 1/19/2017
On Episode 13, Paul Bissonnette aka @BizNasty2point0 joins the boys for the entire show and does not disappoint. He and Whits walk down Memory Lane from their time together in the AHL as well as the much better time they had in the NHL. Biz also talks about fighting's role in today's game, whether or not Dion Phaneuf is a pigeon, playing pro hockey in Wales, his toughest NHL fights, and much more. He also sticks around for #AskAMillennial and #AllRightHamilton. This is a packed episode, enjoy.
01:09:37 1/12/2017
On this week's ep, the boys discuss the legacy of Milt Schmidt, the incredible World Juniors tourney, and the hot-as-a-pistol Blue Jackets before tackling #AllRightHamilton and #AskAMillennial.
00:55:41 1/6/2017
In this episode, the fellas discuss the Artemi Panarin deal, the World Juniors, and the resurgent Leafs before taking questions and checking in on segments.
00:45:46 12/29/2016
In this week's show, Patrick O'Sullivan joins the fellas to discuss his book "Breaking Away", which details the abusive upbringing he was subjected to from his father and how he's doing today. It's not an easy topic but an important one we wanted to discuss. The boys also talk about Jaromir Jagr's record-tying night, Marcus Foligno's hair flip for the ages, and the red-hot Minnesota Wild before tackling the weekly segments.
01:04:14 12/23/2016
This week on Spittin' Chiclets, retired NHL RW Colby Armstrong joins the show to walk down Memory Lane with Whits, go through some of his hits that are popular on YouTube (and with his son), and discuss his eight years in the Show. Give him a Twitter follow @armdog. The fellas also talk about the Flyers hot streak and potential discipline for Mike Hoffman's attempted decapitation of Logan Couture. Per usual, the boys answer listener questions using #AllRightHamilton before challenging each other with #AskAMillennial and #AskAnOldFuck.
01:08:14 12/16/2016
In this week's episode, 2006 Stanley Cup winner and current Uber driver Mike Commodore joins the show and burns the place down. He explains why he can't stand either Mike Babcock or Regis Pierre McGuire and talks about the differences in his two Cup runs (other than the outcomes). The fellas discuss the big collision between Taylor Hall and Philip Larsen then the Columbus Blue Jackets late arrival to the party. The guys also answer #AllRightHamilton questions from listeners. Tune in to also to hear if Ryan or Grinnelli can successfully answer an #AskAMillennial question for a change. Then they turn the tables on RA during #AskAnOldFuck. But Commie is the highlight of this episode so fire it up.
01:09:40 12/8/2016
In this week's episode, Ryan gives us insight on new Panthers coach Tom Rowe and the direction of the franchise, Jordie from Philly stops by with a Flyers report, and the fellas talk about the return of Jack Eichel. The boys also answer #AllRightHamilton questions and have fun with #AskAMillennial before Mike and Ryan try to stump old man RA with some questions of their own.
01:01:12 12/1/2016
In this week's episode, the boys were all over the road. They discuss the recent spate of injuries to star players, the troubled Islanders, and puck line vs. money line. RA, Ryan, and Mike discuss modern dating and the differences between Tinder and actually having a conversation with a woman in person. Then they answer #AllRightHamilton questions before finishing things up with the wildly popular #AskAMillennial segment. This was a fun episode.
00:56:20 11/18/2016
On Episode 5, Rear Admiral and Ryan briefly touch on the stunning POTUS election results before discussing Wayne Simmonds's KO of Jonathan Ericsson, Patrik Laine's historic start, and Edmonton's playoff chances. The boys then take listener questions using the #AllRightHamilton hashtag before RA tests Ryan and Mikey's 20th century pop culture knowledge with #AskAMillennial.
00:57:34 11/10/2016
Episode 4 features Rear Admiral & Ryan Whitney talking Rangers, Stars goalie issues, Jacob Trouba & more. The guys also introduce a new segment, along with #AllRightHamilton.
00:50:26 11/3/2016
Episode 3 features Rear Admiral & Ryan Whitney talking about the Habs hot start, Connor McDavid, Patrick Laine, and Rear Admiral tells a Rolling Stones stalking story.
00:58:27 10/29/2016
After multiple aborted episodes, Rear Admiral and Ryan Whitney throw in the towel and hire an on-site producer. RA and Ryan talk about the young talent in the NHL, Jagr stories, if there should be a change in captaincy in Boston and much more.
10/22/2016
In the first episode as part of the Barstool Sports network, Rear Admiral of Barstool Boston and former NHL-er and Team USA member Ryan Whitney discuss all the going-ons in the NHL. In this episode they talk Auston Matthews hot start, if the Bruins are to too slow for the modern NHL, Sidney Crosby's concussion and much more. Download, listen, rate and smash that subscribe button.
10/13/2016

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