I went on “Lowdown with Lowetide” on TSN 1260 Edmonton with my friend Allan Mitchell today to talk about Jimmy Vesey and his decision not to sign with the Nashville Predators after a stellar Harvard Crimson career. Instead, he’ll focus on finishing his coursework and graduate with his Harvard classmates in the coming weeks. On August 15, if nothing changes, he’ll then become a free agent and open to signing with any of the other (presumably) 29 teams.
Mr. Mitchell is a good guy- I’ve been going on his radio show for about five years now, and he’s a true gentleman. I love that he used to be a rock n’ roll DJ- he weaves a lot of that music knowledge into his show and you’ll hear that when I go on with him, as the segment opens with the Knack’s “My Sharona.”
Allan aka Lowetide is an Edmonton Oilers guy (obviously) but prior to that, he was a Boston Bruins fan in the great Big Bad Bruins days of Bobby and Phil, Gerry and Chief, EJ and Turk, Don Awrey and Ken Hodge… Eddie Westfall and Terrible Ted and…well- you get the idea. He keeps tabs on the B’s and is kind enough to often times let me come on his show to be the voice that brings folks up to speed with the team.
Today, the focus was not on the B’s but on a Boston guy- North Reading’s own Jimmy Vesey. It’s a relatively short segment- I have a much longer and more comprehensive podcast coming to the blog later on, but this should whet the whistle a bit.
Click on the SoundCloud player to listen- I come on at 49:20 of the 1st hour:
My thanks again to Al and his producer, “Lieutenant Eric”- both good blokes who host a fine show for the nice people in Edmonton.