Rarely Asked Questions

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Who are your favorite teams?

We don’t play favorites.

Just kidding, we grew up rooting for the following teams– Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues, but we like to remain as impartial as we can on the podcast (unless otherwise instructed).

Why do you use that picture of a net on a river? What’s the meaning behind “Down the Frozen River”?

The picture is just one of Nick’s old Mylec nets that he set up in his backyard one time after it snowed a lot and everything froze over thanks to some rain. Who needs plywood and an actual rink? Actually, you should probably build your own rink so you don’t break your ankles on uneven terrain.

Second, the phrase “down the frozen river” is simply a play on clearing the puck down the rink/frozen river/frozen pond/backyard rink/whatever surface you play on. I’d imagine it’d fit well with something along the lines of *extreme Doc Emrick impression* “…and Sakic sends the puck down the frozen river, and the Av’s will change lines.”

Can I have a job with you guys?

Yes and no.

What we do here is a labor of love/showing off for future employers, so if you’re down to be unpaid and do something to have your skills displayed in a professional manner– whether you go on to have a career in the sport or not– is up to you.

We’re welcoming of more contributors if you’re still interested.


Maybe you’re the one to make us into a professional thing. In that case, we’d love to have you and start taking over the world.


If you’re interested in contributing your skills and having your work displayed in a professional manner to eventually land a “real job” in the wonderful world of hockey– or you have a tremendous love for the game– by all means check out our “Contact Us” page and send us an email.

In the email, please 1) explain what you want to do and why you want to do it, 2) provide an example of your own original work and 3) tell us your favorite team and/or player of all-time for the h-e-double-hockey-sticks of it.

We’re trying to make it in the real world ourselves and we’d love to help you make it to, if we deem you worthy of joining our crew.

What’s up with your current look? Are you planning on rebranding soon?

DTFR looks a lot better than when it launched, trust me on that one. I mean, we have a logo now and everything, so there’s some brand identity and stuff. Is it perfect, no, but are we planning on rebranding to make it cleaner looking? Short answer, yes. Long answer, give us some time to get back to you on that one.

Are you on Patreon?

Soon. Very soon. Stay tuned.

Where can I subscribe to the podcast?

Subscribe and listen to the Down the Frozen River Podcast on all of your favorite devices on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher (or just visit the podcast’s page here on the website or on Libsyn if you want). Seasons 3 and 4 of the show are currently available to stream at your convenience on iTunes/Apple Podcasts and Stitcher, FYI.

We left SoundCloud for reasons we won’t go into right now, but if you’re starting your own podcast, we’d be happy to offer some advice on selecting the right podcast hosting service for you (email us: downthefrozenriver@gmail.com).

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