Episode 083: A Heart Made for War (Part III)

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Doug Smith has just been released from a potential spot with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.  He returns home to Boston with the ever-present question, “What now?” on his mind.  Well, much like a cat with nine lives, Doug’s hockey dream just can’t be laid to rest.

Doug’s old friend, Commander, comes calling once again with an offer to join a team in need of a tough guy.  Without a moment’s hesitation, Doug agrees, and he’s off to Canada to play for the Miramichi Packers.

After his season with the Packers, Doug bounces around, landing where ever someone needs to have a set a knuckles.  All things, good and bad, must come to an end; and so, too, must Doug’s hockey career.  However, just because one thing ends, doesn’t mean something even better isn’t right around the corner.

Follow along as we close out our story on Doug “The Thug” Smith.  We cover his final playing days, his memoir, and even a couple of Hollywood movies you may have heard of…

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Episode 082: A Heart Made for War (Part II)

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Doug “The Thug” is BACK! It’s part two of the series on the man who bashed heads for a living, and for fun.  In this episode, we see his time with the Carolina Thunderbirds come to an end with a huge brawl and a ring, before several other opportunities arise over the next few seasons.

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Episode 081: A Heart Made For War (Part I)

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Doug “The Thug” Smith was always a small kid.  He was picked on with regularity, and there was little to be done about it.  Then, one day, his dad taught him to box.  When high school came, Doug began lifting weights, and honing his fighting skills.  By his senior year, he was not only 6’2″ 220 lbs, but he was the most feared kid in school…that’s because he’d made a mockery of every bully in the place.

When he graduated, he didn’t have much direction in his life.  He wasn’t sure where to turn.  Then, he began watching hockey with his best friend.  Soon, the two realized, with Doug’s fighting prowess, there might be something he could do on the ice.  So, they began practicing.

This is the first part of the completely unlikely journey of Doug Smith into the ranks of professional hockey as an enforcer.  In this episode, we’ll see Doug’s repeated chance meetings get him in the door of numerous hockey teams, and eventually onto the ice for professional hockey team.  It’s there that he begins to show the minor league world what he’s really made of.

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Episode 080: Shelter From the Storm of Hatred

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Adolf Hitler has grabbed all the power in Germany he’ll ever need. Rudi Ball, a German Jew superstar hockey player has fled the country in fear of his life. However, this wouldn’t be much of a story if something didn’t drag him back to his homeland. This is part two of Rudi’s story.

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Episode 079: The Storm of Hatred

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qiqmn-a8463b

The Nazi’s meteoric rise to power in Germany was complete in the early 1930s.  Their reign of terror started on their own soil with the persecution of Jews, as well as numerous other minorities.  This is the story of a man whose skills on the ice saved him from the cruelest of fates.

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