The Chirp with Daren Millard

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 14
  Sep 04, 2020   00:22:58

S2 E14- The Chirp with Daren Millard ft Steve Mayer

On this very special episode of The Chirp with Daren Millard, Daren comes at us minutes before then Vegas Golden Knights hit the ice for a crucial game 7. On episode #14 Daren dives into the mind of the Chief Content Officer for the NHL, the man behind the bubble, Steve Mayer. Steve in charge...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 13
  Jul 01, 2020   00:40:11

S2 E13- The Chirp With Daren Millard ft David Ling

On episode # 13 of The Chirp With Daren Millard, we welcome former professional hockey player David Ling. David explains the type of player he was, playing until his early 40s, his last fight, being 5’6, the craziest thing he did on the ice, the KHL, the most skilled player he ever played with, the...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 12
  Jun 23, 2020   00:54:31

S2 E12- The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Nick Kypreos

On episode #12 of The Chirp With Daren Millard, we welcome in friend of the show and certified beauty Nick Kyprios onto the program. Nick and Daren reminisce about their time on Hockey Central at Noon, how Little Buddha Cocktail Company came to be, handling contract negotiations, ‘Undrafted, Hockey, Family and What It Takes To...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 11
  Jun 16, 2020   00:32:59

S2 E11- The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Meghan Chayka

Episode #40 Of the Chirp with Daren Millard highlights analytics. Daren sits down for a candid conversation with Meghan Chayka co-founder of Stathletes. Meghan discusses Stathletes as a whole, transitioning into sports, the progression of gender, and analytics in tech and gambling. We close with the eye test vs data, not watching hockey for entertainment,...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 39
  Jun 09, 2020   00:40:46

#39 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Shane Hnidy

On the 39th episode of the Chirp with Daren Millard welcomes former NHL player, Stanley Cup Champion, and co-worker Shane Hnidy. Shane and Daren discuss making mistakes, Brad McCrimmon, Ilya Kovalchuk vs Marian Hossa, superstitions, Shanes favourite defensive partner, and a ritual/routine as a broadcaster. We close with the pre-game warm-up, hair, playing for Pierre...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 38
  Jun 03, 2020   00:56:02

#38 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Aaron Downey

On the 38th episode of the Chirp With Daren Millard, Daren welcomes on Aaron Downey. Aaron is a professional hockey coach and former player, playing 13 seasons and 243 games in the NHL and rallied off 500 penalty minutes. This isn’t an enforcer conversation though. Daren and Aaron discuss Aaron not getting drafted, ‘energy guys’,...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 37
  May 26, 2020   00:34:48

#37 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Peter Mansbridge

On the 37th episode of the Chirp With Daren Millard, Daren welcomes on Canadian treasure, Chief Correspondent for CBC News and anchor of The National, Peter Mansbridge. Peter explains the influence the CFL and NHL had on him as a child, the last time he played an organized hockey game, hockey being a connection to...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 36
  May 19, 2020   01:07:47

#26 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Kaleb Dahlgren

On episode #36 on the Chirp with Daren Millard, Daren welcomes Kaleb Dahlgren. Kalebs’ story involves a horrible tragedy that claimed 16 lives. Kaleb was on the Humbolt Broncos bus that was split in half by a tractor-trailer. Kaleb explains skating for the first time following the accident and the three chapters of Kaleb. Kaleb...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 35
  May 12, 2020   00:38:46

#35 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Paul Maurice and Pete DeBoer

Welcome to episode #35 of The Chirp With Daren Millard. In today’s episode, we double dip with two current NHL coaches. Paul Maurice and Pete DeBoer have a relationship that runs much deeper than just being two fo the best NHL head coaches in the league. Pete and Paul reminince on their early relationship in...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 34
  May 05, 2020   00:55:02

#34 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft PJ Stock

On episode #34 of The Chirp with Daren Millard we welcome back friend of the show and Chirp day oner, PJ Stock. PJ discuss being quarantined, TikTok, teachable moments, ‘The Last Dance’, comparing eras and 80s Oilers tell all documentary. PJ tells a hilarious story of his impromptu commute to a charity event with with...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 33
  Apr 28, 2020   00:24:23

#33 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Ken Hitchcock

On episode #33 of The Chirp With Daren Millard, we stick with the theme of interviewing legendary coaches and welcome on the third-winningest coach in NHL history with a total of 849 victories and 1 Stanley Cup, Mr. Ken Hitchcock. Ken discusses how is he filling his days during the break, “the coaches café”, front...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 32
  Apr 21, 2020   00:53:30

#32 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Scotty Bowman

On episode #32 of The Chirp With Daren Millard, we have the pleasure of speaking to one of our biggest guests to date. This man is the winningest head coach in NHL history, with 1,244 victories and an astounding .654 winning percentage. His nine Stanley Cup bench wins ranks first all-time. Chirp Nation I now...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 31
  Apr 14, 2020   01:01:04

#31 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft John Shannon

Welcome back Chirp Nation. On episode #31 Daren brings on a man he’s been trying to book since day 1, friend of the show and Canadian broadcast/production legend John Shannon. John and Daren the pandemic, household pecking orders, possible routes the NHL could take to complete the season and which teams will benefit the most...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 28
  Apr 07, 2020   00:54:05

#30 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Doug MacLean

Welcome back Chirp Nation to the Chirp with Daren Millard. Daren has made his triumphant return to the podcast airwaves and is ready to bring you the best content during this odd time we are currently living in. On today’s episode Daren welcomes long time friend, legendary GM/broadcaster Doug MacLean. The boys discuss Dougs tennis...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 24
  Aug 08, 2019   00:48:08

#29 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Matt Nichol

On the 29th episode of The Chirp With Daren Millard we welcome one of the most influential people in hockey, your success in your fantasy hockey pools this year may very well depend on Matt Nichol. However, Matt will not score a goal or get a second of ice time. Matt is a strength and...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 24
  Jul 30, 2019   00:53:48

#28 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Mike Johnson

On the 28th episode of The Chirp With Daren Millard, we welcome NHL vet and broadcaster for the NHL Network Mike Johnson. Mike didn’t take the conventional road to the NHL. As you will learn in this conversation. Mike almost gave up hockey at one point. Mike and Daren get into playing A’ and AA’...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 27
  Jul 04, 2019   00:39:35

#27 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Matthew Barnaby- Free Agency Recap

Welcome to the 27th episode of the Chirp with Daren Millard. On today’s episode, we have one of the biggest crossover episodes to date here in the DeanBlundell.com universe. Shows are colliding people. Today’s guest is none other than Unfiltered’s very own Matthew Barnaby. Name a bigger crossover episode, I’ll wait. Today Bam Bam and...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 26
  Jun 26, 2019   00:51:18

#26 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Hugh Weber

Welcome to the 26th episode of The Chirp with Daren Millard. Today we have an outstanding interview for your listening pleasure. Somehow, Daren got to sit down with New Jersey Devils President, Hugh Weber. New Jersey was front and centre at the NHL Draft this year drafting Jack Hughes and trading for P.K Subban. A...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 25
  Jun 19, 2019   00:19:54

#25 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft John Cooper

Welcome to the 25th episode of the Chirp with Daren Millard. On today’s episode, we welcome arguably one of the best coaches in the National Hockey League. Not only did this man lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a record-setting regular season he is also a finalist for Jack Adams Award. At the Chirp we...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 24
  Jun 13, 2019   00:44:09

#24 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Ryan Crelin

On the 25th episode of The Chirp with Daren Millard we bring on the commissioner of the ECHL Ryan Crelin. Daren and Ryan get into the ECHL as a whole and the way it’s perceived, marketing, SpongeBob, team names, his competition and commissioners being booed. Ryan dishes on the fun parts of his job and...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 23
  May 30, 2019   00:35:39

#23 Toronto Raptors Edition- The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Richard Deitsch

Welcome to the 23rd episode of The Chirp with Daren Millard. On today’s episode, we welcome longtime Sports Illustrated columnist Richard Deitsch. Richard specializes in writing and discussing what is going on in the broadcast industry. He also co-hosts Prime Time Sports with Bob McCowan on The Fan 590, a place Daren called home for...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 22
  May 22, 2019   01:02:29

#22 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Gene Principe and Kevin Quinn

Welcome to the 22nd episode of The Chirp with Daren Millard. On today’s episode, we take a little bit of a different approach from our normal show format. Today we welcome on two of Daren’s really good friends, who just so happen to be the broadcast team for the Edmonton Oilers. None other than Gene...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 21
  May 15, 2019   01:01:31

#21 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Michael Del Zotto

On the 21st episode of the Chirp with Daren Millard we welcome St.Louis Blues defenseman Michael Del Zotto. Del Zotto is in the midst of a 600 game, 10 year NHL career. He was drafted by the New York Rangers and became the youngest defenseman in Rangers history to play in a season opener. Del...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 20
  Apr 30, 2019   00:41:01

#20 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Bruce Boudreau

On the 20th episode of The Chirp With Daren Millard, we welcome on one of the NHL’s most experienced coaching. Slated to pass the 1000 game mark and has one of the highest winning percentages of any coach and is one of the most normal human beings you will ever meet. He’s a gifted offensive...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 18
  Apr 17, 2019   00:42:39

#18 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Shane Doan

On episode 18 of The Chirp With Daren Millard, we talk to one of the most respected leaders who ever laced em up. Shane Doan enjoyed a 21-year NHL career with the Jets/Coyotes organization. With 1,540 games played, 402 goals, 570 assists and 972 points Doan lead the charge in putting a non-traditional hockey market...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 16
  Apr 07, 2019   00:41:09

#16 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Craig Cunningham

Episode #16 of The Chirp with Daren Millard wasn’t supposed to feature the amazing story of Craig Cunningham. In fact, Craig wasn’t even on the list of guests for season 1! However, due to the positive side of social media coupled with an amazing video, we realized we had to do everything in our power...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 15
  Mar 28, 2019   00:44:10

The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Hayley Wickenheiser

Chirp Nation we are very excited to welcome one of the best captains in hockey history onto the show. A driven leader. She is inspirational, motivational, passionate and extremely talented. Not only does she have 5 gold medals in hockey but also went to the summer Olympics for softball. She coaches in the Maple Leafs...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 14
  Mar 21, 2019   01:18:33

The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Raffi Torres

We welcome #14 to episode 14 of The Chirp with Daren Millard. NHL vet Raffi Torres. Torres was an emotional player who wore his heart on his sleeve. His successful NHL career spanned 635 games and was an instrumental part in the 2005-06 Oilers and 2010-11 Canucks deep playoff runs. Torres was a tone setter...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 13
  Mar 06, 2019   00:59:26

#13 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Theoren Fleury

On episode 13 of the Chirp with Daren Millard we welcome in Olympic gold medalist and Calgary Flames legend Theoren Fleury. Don’t let his size fool you, Fleury could score, pass, assist, agitate, kill penalties and fight, he was the ultimate team guy. Theo would go on to play parts of 10 seasons with Calgary...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 12
  Feb 28, 2019   00:56:54

#12 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Mike Keenan

On the much-anticipated Episode 12 Of The Chirp With Daren Millard we welcome one of the National Hockey Leagues most feared and respected coaches. Iron Mike Keenan. He has been the most mentioned person on all of our previous episodes of the show. Some stories positive, some negative but they all ended the same. Mike...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 12
  Feb 28, 2019   00:56:54

#12 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Mike Keenan

On the much-anticipated Episode 12 Of The Chirp With Daren Millard we welcome one of the National Hockey Leagues most feared and respected coaches. Iron Mike Keenan. He has been the most mentioned person on all of our previous episodes of the show. Some stories positive, some negative but they all ended the same. Mike...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 11
  Feb 20, 2019   00:53:06

#11 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Doug MacLean

On this weeks episode of The Chirp With Daren Millard we welcome in the always entertaining but sometimes grumpy Doug MacLean. I first met Mac when he was a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets. We later joined forces on Sportsnet for many hilarious years doing television. Doug has had pretty much every job in...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 11
  Feb 20, 2019   00:53:07

#11 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Doug MacLean

On this weeks episode of The Chirp With Daren Millard we welcome in the always entertaining but sometimes grumpy Doug MacLean. I first met Mac when he was a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets. We later joined forces on Sportsnet for many hilarious years doing television. Doug has had pretty much every job in...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 10
  Feb 14, 2019   00:53:27

#10 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Byron Dafoe

Lord Byron aka Byron Dafoe pushes The Chirp into double digits. From the origin of the nickname, to teammates reaction to Mike Keenan being hired in Boston. Dafoe shares stories from a 15 year career I professional hockey. The shocking drill Bruins legend Gerry Cheever’s called out in their first in-ice session, picking your poison...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 10
  Feb 14, 2019   00:53:28

#10 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Byron Dafoe

Lord Byron aka Byron Dafoe pushes The Chirp into double digits. From the origin of the nickname, to teammates reaction to Mike Keenan being hired in Boston. Dafoe shares stories from a 15 year career in professional hockey. The shocking drill Bruins legend Gerry Cheever’s called out in their first in-ice session, picking your poison...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 9
  Feb 06, 2019   00:27:25

#9 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Ryan Whitney

On this weeks episode of the The Chirp with Daren Millard we have our first ever crossover episode. We’ve finally made it! Chirp nation welcomes former NHLer and current podcast superstar Ryan Whitney to the show. Ryan not only has the biggest podcast on iTunes right now, Spittin’ Chiclets. He also has no shortage of...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 9
  Feb 06, 2019   00:27:25

#9 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Ryan Whitney

On this weeks episode of the The Chirp with Daren Millard we have our first ever crossover episode. We’ve finally made it! Chirp nation welcomes former NHLer and current podcast superstar Ryan Whitney to the show. Ryan not only has the biggest podcast on iTunes right now, Spittin’ Chiclets. He also has no shortage of...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 8
  Jan 31, 2019   00:35:48

#8 The Chirp With Daren Millard With Eddie Olczyk

Ed Olczyk is a man of many talents. Along with over one thousand games in the National Hockey League, Eddie played in multiple Olympic Winter Games, Canada Cups, World Championships. A Stanley Cup Champion with the New York Rangers was both a high and low point of his playing career. Olczyk went onto coach in...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 8
  Jan 31, 2019   00:35:49

#8 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Eddie Olczyk

Ed Olczyk is a man of many talents. Along with over one thousand games in the National Hockey League, Eddie played in multiple Olympic Winter Games, Canada Cups, World Championships. A Stanley Cup Champion with the New York Rangers was both a high and low point of his playing career. Olczyk went onto coach in...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 8
  Jan 30, 2019   00:39:51

#8 The Chirp With Daren Millard With Eddie Olczyk

Ed Olczyk is a man of many talents. Along with over one thousand games in the National Hockey League, Eddie played in multiple Olympic Winter Games, Canada Cups, World Championships. A Stanley Cup Champion with the New York Rangers was both a high and low point of his playing career. Olczyk went onto coach in...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 7
  Jan 24, 2019   00:39:51

#7 The Chirp With Daren Millard With Justin Williams&Ethan Moreau

Ep 7 Mr. Game 7 Justin Williams and longtime Oiler and former Edmonton captain Ethan Moreau. We’re calling this a 2006 Stanley Cup Final reunion. Williams talks about returning to Carolina where he now plays for a coach who captained his Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup all those years ago. Who has final say on...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 7
  Jan 24, 2019   00:39:51

#7 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Justin Williams&Ethan Moreau

Ep 7 Mr. Game 7 Justin Williams and longtime Oiler and former Edmonton captain Ethan Moreau. We’re calling this a 2006 Stanley Cup Final reunion. Williams talks about returning to Carolina where he now plays for a coach who captained his Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup all those years ago. Who has final say on...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 6
  Jan 16, 2019   01:01:03

#6 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Glenn Healy

For a goalie Glenn Healy has a great shot. Few can shoot from the hip like the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion. He was in Los Angeles for 99’s arrival, ended the run by 66 when he played for the Islanders, won with the Rangers and spurned Montreal to play for Toronto. He’s musical, loyal, opinionated...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 6
  Jan 16, 2019   01:01:02

#6 The Chirp With Daren Millard ft Glenn Healy

For a goalie Glenn Healy has a great shot. Few can shoot from the hip like the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion. He was in Los Angeles for 99’s arrival, ended the run by 66 when he played for the Islanders, won with the Rangers and spurned Montreal to play for Toronto. He’s musical, loyal, opinionated...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 5
  Jan 09, 2019   00:44:20

#5 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Chris Pronger

Chris Pronger, mean or dirty? He answers the question. Plus he takes me down the path that ends with the answer to why he won just one Norris Trophy. In Episode 5 I ask Chris about all his hardware which gets us into the “puck” controversy from the Philadelphia vs Chicago Stanley Cup Final in...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 5
  Jan 09, 2019   00:44:19

#5 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Chris Pronger

Chris Pronger, mean or dirty? He answers the question. Plus he takes me down the path that ends with the answer to why he won just one Norris Trophy. In Episode 5 I ask Chris about all his hardware which gets us into the “puck” controversy from the Philadelphia vs Chicago Stanley Cup Final in...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 4
  Jan 03, 2019   00:54:45

#4 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Scott Hartnell and John Garrett

Scott Hartnell and John Garrett are two great storytellers. John played goalie in the WHA and NHL before turning to a career in broadcasting. He talks pets, why Daren is his favourite host and the reason why he was traded from Hartford (some goalie tandems aren’t that supportive). Scott Hartnell and Daren met at a...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 4
  Jan 03, 2019   00:54:44

#4 The Chirp With Daren Millard With Scott Hartnell and John Garrett

Scott Hartnell and John Garrett are two great storytellers. John played goalie in the WHA and NHL before turning to a career in broadcasting. He talks pets, why Daren is his favourite host and the reason why he was traded from Hartford (some goalie tandems aren’t that supportive). Scott Hartnell and Daren met at a...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 3
  Dec 26, 2018   00:30:53

#3 The Chirp With Daren Millard With Keith Tkachuk

In Episode 3 of The Chirp I catch up with a friend I first met in my Winnipeg days at CKND-TV.  Keith Tkachuk broke in as a brash mid-season addition from the US Olympic team  and refused to ease into the NHL.   A true power forward, Keith tells me about the pursuit of a...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 3
  Dec 25, 2018   00:30:53

#3 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Keith Tkachuk

In Episode 3 of The Chirp I catch up with a friend I first met in my Winnipeg days at CKND-TV.  Keith Tkachuk broke in as a brash mid-season addition from the US Olympic team  and refused to ease into the NHL.   A true power forward, Keith tells me about the pursuit of a...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 2
  Dec 20, 2018   01:06:16

#2 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Zach Boychuk And Tim&Sid

In episode 2, The Chirp steps outside the NHL for the story on the Twitter super-star Zach Boychuk. He is a trailblazer on the platform and just might be following you. Why does he follow random people? The explanation and some very interesting real life stories about dealing with life when hockey goes sideways in...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 2
  Dec 20, 2018   01:06:17

#2 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Zach Boychuk And Tim&Sid

In episode 2, The Chirp steps outside the NHL for the story on the Twitter super-star Zach Boychuk. He is a trailblazer on the platform and just might be following you. Why does he follow random people? The explanation and some very interesting real life stories about dealing with life when hockey goes sideways in...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 2
  Dec 13, 2018   01:03:11

#1 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Rick Tocchet and PJ Stock

Wow, it’s finally here… My own show. The Chirp is an interview/conversation podcast involving people in hockey. What 85% of the guests will have in common is they are friends of mine. That means I know things about them and will try and get them to share those funny things. Example, in episode one I...

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Episode: 2
  Dec 13, 2018   01:03:12

#1 The Chirp With Daren Millard Ft Rick Tocchet and PJ Stock

Wow, it’s finally here… My own show. The Chirp is an interview/conversation podcast involving people in hockey. What 85% of the guests will have in common is they are friends of mine. That means I know things about them and will try and get them to share those funny things. Example, in episode one I...