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Dustin, Tyler, and Connor bring their pointless opinions to the hockey community. Focusing mostly on Red Wings hockey, and interviewing current and former players from the NHL, NWHL, AHL, ECHL, QMJHL, NCAA. New episodes release every Monday.
 
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Episode 87 In this brief episode, the boys discuss the first couple games for the Wings: things we liked and things we didn’t. The bright spots are the young guns, Seider and Raymond. Of course, we couldn’t go without raving about the season opener performance from Bertuzzi. The fight that we are seeing in this new team is promising and quite excit…
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox return for another edition of the FutureSox Podcast, where they discuss the Arizona Fall League and instructional league that pertains to White Sox prospects. Mike and James highlighted some success stories across the 2021 season, as well as anticipated the team's mindset as they head into another offseason following an ea…
 
Episode 86 (Matthias Brome) Tis the season!! The boys give their predictions on division winners, presidents trophy, the first team to 10 wins, and the first team to 10 losses. Over the last few seasons, the league has been quite the parody where anything can happen! Could we see the Lightning three-peat? Could we see a dark horse make it all the w…
 
Episode 85 (Petr Klima) This week, the fellas were joined by another young talent from southeast Michigan, Zion Green. This stud just committed to Northern Michigan University and has a chance to play there as a true freshman this upcoming season! While growing up in Birmingham, he played AAA for Honeybaked, Little Caesars, Compuware, and Oakland J…
 
Episode 84 (Jake Chelios) Tyler and Dustin were joined by a young gentleman who made it a living hell to play against in high school - Dom Lutz. When he and Tyler Irvine played together, they were averaging 3 points a night!! No wonder they bulldozed their way to a state title. Dom then carried his talents to Topeka where he played for the Roadrunn…
 
Episode 83 (Tomas Nosek) The guys were joined with a Wing Sauce alum to discuss her SIXTH run in the world championships with the Czech Republic - Sammy Kolowrat. She talked about the bubble life for the NWHL last season and how the Boston Pride had an easy path to the Isobel Cup since they didn’t have to go through her former squad, the Metropolit…
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox returned with another FutureSox Podcast episode that covers a variety of White Sox MiLB topics, including: Jose Rodriguez's ascension in 2021, the success of Romy Gonzalez, Norge Vera's potential, expectations for young Kannapolis starting pitchers next season and much more. Later, Mike and James welcomed on Charlotte Knig…
 
Episode 82 (Tomas Kopecky) Merrimack College alumnus and current forward on the Utica Comets of the AHL, Tyler Irvine, joined us this week. Back in his high school days at Livonia Stevenson, he was averaging almost 2.5 points per game! One season, he totaled 80 points in just 27 games. It’s no surprise to see him rise into the AHL, where he looks t…
 
Episode 81 (Marian Hossa) You ever scroll on a professional athlete’s social media page and see that they have a badass logo for their own personal brand? We we had on a fella that creates those masterpieces. His name is Rueben Fishkin and he has a huge portfolio of college and professional athletes (mainly hockey players) - the insane thing is he’…
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox provided insight on the team effort from FutureSox in compiling the latest Chicago White Sox top 30 prospects in the system. They also touch on injury news related to Jared Kelley and Jonathan Stiever, while James highlights some news related to the international scene. The guys go in-depth on a number of prospects, includ…
 
Episode 80 The fellas were graced with the presence of Jerad Rosburg: Michigan State alum and current forward for the Texas Stars of the AHL. I’m not sure what the boys discussed more on this episode, hockey or golf? Either way, we had a blast having Jerad on to hear about his career. Hailing from Maryland, but growing up in Ohio, he’s had an inter…
 
Episode 79 The fellas were able to wrangle in a different perspective on the pod. We have THE number one referee for Made in MI Hockey, Riley Brass. He is the Kerry Fraser of this league - beautiful hair and all. He also weighed in on the NHL playoff officiating drama. It was refreshing to hear the point of view from the stripes. Riley has an inter…
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox welcomed on Josh Norris, senior editor of Baseball America, to discuss the recent top 30 rankings published by the website. Josh spent time in the Carolina area taking in Kannapolis Cannon Ballers baseball and provided his perspective of pitchers Andrew Dalquist and Jared Kelley, as well as standout position players Jose R…
 
Episode 78 The boys were joined by Brighton, MI, native, Army hockey player, and 2021 Hobey Baker-finalist, Colin Bilek. Anyone looking for some motivation? Just listen to this interview. The drive that this guy has is absolutely unmatched and his leadership is stunning at such a young age. He will make a great leader in our nation’s military. Befo…
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox detailed what the Chicago White Sox lost in prospects Konnor Pilkington and Bailey Horn, as well as Nick Madrigal and Codi Heuer for Craig Kimbrel, Ryan Tepera and Cesar Hernandez. They also touched on what to expect from Michael Kopech moving forward as a result of the trade deadline. Later, the guys previewed briefly wha…
 
Episode 77 (Paul Coffey) The fellas discuss the following exciting events that have transpired in Winged Wheel nation: - Adios Cholowski! - Rasmussen extension - Trading Bernier and 2021 3rd Round pick for Calder finalist goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic - 6th overall pick Simon Edvinsson (6’5” Defenseman) -15th overall pick Sebastian Cossa (6’6” Goalie…
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox recapped the 2021 MLB Amateur Draft, as the White Sox selected four prep players -- two across the first two picks -- and a number of power-5 conference players in what was Mike Shirley's second year leading the charge as Director of Amateur Scouting. Mike and James bring back audio from Shirley's post-draft conference cal…
 
Episode 76 Fabian Brunnstrom?) In this brief epi, the fellas started off chatting about the dominance of the TB Lightning - taking home their second straight Stanley Cup (Patty Maroon’s third straight). Then, the topic of the expansion draft arose. Who will the Red Wings keep and who will walk? The boys all have different opinions on that. Also, so…
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox welcomed on Burke Granger of 2080 Baseball and D1Baseball.com to provide a final preview of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, which will be held beginning on Sunday, July 11. Prep shortstops appear to be the strength of the first round. Will that be the route the White Sox decide to take? Prior to the conversation w…
 
Episode 75 - Independence Day edition It was just Dustin and Tyler this week as they discussed some stats about teams being down 3-0 in the SCF, both teams, and some recent moves (and possible moves) from Stevie Y. They were joined by Billy Shields. He goes by “Billy Big League,” and he has a story that will never be repeated about his high school …
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox welcomed on MLB Draft director Joe Doyle of Prospects Live to provide a synopsis of a number of players who could fall to the White Sox at pick 22 on July 11. Joe details the strength of the first round of the draft to be at prep shortstop and the White Sox have a strong chance to land one. Joe goes on to describe prospect…
 
Episode 74 (Madison Bowey) The fellas were joined by Brighton, MI native and current forward for the University of Michigan Wolverines, Luke Morgan. Luke is a hell of a player and has played with some notable names throughout his career (Quinn Hughes and Josh Norris - sound familiar?) Luke takes us through every stepping stone that led him to donni…
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox welcomed on host of the Sox Machine Podcast Josh Nelson to preview the White Sox' strategy ahead of the 2021 MLB Amateur Draft. The Sox will pick at No. 22 on Sunday, July 11. Later, Josh shares his take on the development of Andrew Vaughn, Garrett Crochet, Jake Burger and more, as well as his perspective of the future of …
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox return to discuss the various storylines across the Chicago White Sox minor league system, which includes the location of top outfield prospect Yoelqui Cespedes. The guys discuss the significance of Garrett Crochet's career path over the next season-plus and ponder the possibility of using the lefty as a starter as early a…
 
Episode 73 (Adam Erne) WELL WELL WELL. Dustin was right about Vegas as Connor and Tyler’s cup favorites were outed in 6. Have no fear, the boys DO in fact have a back up plan. You’ll have to listen to the picks to find out who they’re picking as their horse to finish this race. It should come to no surprise who Dustin is riding with. Dustin also ha…
 
Episode 72 (Andreas Athanasiou) The boys had on The Godfather of Made in MI Hockey, Nick Schleuter, and the director of training and performance at Legacy Center (off ice partner for Made in MI Hockey), Randy Young. We had an absolute blast talking about the upcoming season for the Made in MI guys as we all (except for Nick) ranked every team from …
 
The boys this week took it easy and broke down their Round 1 selections. Nobody made it out perfect! Round 2 picks were made. Some people picked the Leafs, they of course added to their playoff drought as well as the continue struggle to make it out of the first round. Edmonton was surprised by the Jet's and were out in 4 games, as well as the Avs …
 
Episode 70 (Troy Stecher) The boys were joined by Michigan-native, 2018 Vegas Golden Knights draft pick, and current forward for the Henderson Silver Knights (AHL), Paul Cotter. As Connor likes to say, we got to ‘peak behind the curtain’ of the life of a pro. Paul described some of the NHL teams he met with before being selected by Vegas - some wer…
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox welcomed on play-by-play voice and operations manager of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Trevor Wilt to discuss the depth-laden low-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The trio highlight a plethora of top-30 White Sox prospects, including: Jared Kelley, Matthew Thompson, Andrew Dalquist, Benyamin Bailey, Jose Rodriguez and…
 
Episode 69 The boys this week had on Daniella Bruce, the Digital Host of the Detroit Red Wings. Daniella provided some great analytics on some of the upcoming players as well as broke down some of current players performances. We also got some much needed information on the mysterious Ken Kal! Little fun fact: both Ken Kal and Daniella are HUGE Lio…
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox welcomed Winston-Salem Dash play-by-play voice Luke Hallett to provide his perspective on the advanced-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Hallett highlighted several Dash performers, including top international prospect Yolbert Sanchez, following the first week of the MiLB season. Later, Mike and James discussed standou…
 
Episode 68 The voice of the Red Wings and our friend, Ken Daniels, joined us for his second interview with the Wing Sauce boys except this time, we were all on video for the first time! After another rough season for the Wings, it was great to hear Ken’s take on everything. I mean, who better to ask than the guy who is watching every single game an…
 
James Fox and Dan Santaromita break down the rosters for the four full-season affiliates in the White Sox minor league system. Charlotte and Kannapolis appear loaded with prospects. Are the White Sox being aggressive with the younger prospects forced to move into A-ball or is this the new normal? They also discuss which young prospect is most likel…
 
Episode 67 They boys this week brought back on Wing Sauce Alum Lenka Čurmová. We wanted to get her insight on the most recent NWHL season, the bubble as well as the season being cut short. She also fills us in on the adventures she has been having over in Finland, with a short stint on a team there. She also lets us know about her summer currently.…
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox welcomed former Houston Astros director of scouting and current national writer at FanGraphs Kevin Goldstein to the FutureSox podcast. Kevin published a piece detailing the intrigue White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal brings to a ballclub and explores what's necessary for Madrigal to take the next step. Mike, James and …
 
Episode 66 The boys this week welcomed two exciting guests back for their second time: Nick Schlueter and Kurt Gosselin - founders of Made in Michigan Hockey. The Made In Michigan Hockey Elite League provides currently active players with the opportunity to spend their offseason practicing with some of the very best players in the state - from high…
 
Episode 65 (Danny DeKeyser) The boys had some fun detailing the last four games, where the Wings had been playing much better at a record of 3-1. Well deserved kudos to the new guy, Jakub Vrana, ripping one top shelf in his debut in red and white against the Blackhawks. Also, Troy “two-tucks” Stecher lived up to the nickname by potting two on the H…
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox highlighted a number of storylines that surround the 2021 White Sox as the month of April approaches its end. Mike shared what it was like being at Carlos Rodon's no-hitter on April 14th. The two then discussed the starting pitching staff, which James believes is the strength of the ball club. Later, Mike and James pondere…
 
Episode 64 We were very excited to have Joey back on again to discuss what’s new in his world since he last joined us! The talented voice of the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit got a well-deserved call up to the AHL to fill in for one of the Grand Rapids Griffins play-by-play broadcasters. We discussed his first three games in the pros and how quickly he had …
 
Episode 63 (Joakim Andersson) The boys had some fun this week discussing Dustin’s newest hobby and other adult toys...Wait....that sounded weird... Anyway, you’ll just have to listen for that part. After goofing around, the fellas discussed the breakdown of the past week for the Winged Wheelers. Starting off a bit slow against the Panthers then end…
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox welcome on hosts of the Locked on White Sox Podcast Chris Tannehill and Herb Lawrence to preview the 2021 Chicago White Sox. They highlighted the value of manager Tony La Russa and the importance of his coaching staff, as well as the significance of Yermin Mercedes and Zack Collins earning spots on the Opening Day roster. …
 
Episode 62 (Thomas Vanek) They boys this week talk about the most recent games with the Red Wings, Columbus looked to be out of place with 2 losses on the road, Torts is NOT going to be happy about that! Griess is continuing to struggle in net, however Pickard looks to have a decent 2 games won, tying with Griess, however Pickard has only played in…
 
Dan Santaromita and James Fox discuss how the White Sox will move forward following outfielder Eloy Jimenez's injury that will keep him out 5-to-6 months. General manager Rick Hahn and skipper Tony La Russa mentioned top prospect Andrew Vaughn is among the candidates to fill the hole, but how realistic is he as an option at this point in his career…
 
Episode 61 They boys this week talk about the last few games that the Red Wings played in. They are starting to play better hockey, however, with the recent Bernier injury this could shape out to be a rocky future. Dustin is still on the Anti-Griess train, Tyler, has finally jumped aboard, however Connor is still standing strong that the blue line …
 
Episode 60 They boys this week talk a little bit of hockey and even some added trivia. Dustin was able to attend the most recent Tampa game and actually saw them win against the Lightning in regulation the first time sine November of 2015. Mantha, and Zadina are starting to come into their own and Hronek is leading the team with 0 points and 15 ass…
 
Mike Rankin and James Fox talked extensively about the Chicago White Sox starting rotation as well as how the bullpen will look come Opening Day. Then, Mike and James highlighted the Sox' catching situation, which led into the team's outlook at designated hitter. Will Andrew Vaughn be the guy day one? Later, the guys broke down several rule changes…
 
Episode 59 (Tyler Bertuzzi) The boys this week had on Derek Roehl again. Dustin and Tyler debate the Ovi vs Fredrics scuffle, and if it was an acceptable play and if the penalty was enough for what had happened. Derek played quite extensively over in Europe, the boys finally dive into Derek's extensive European playing time as well as the travel th…
 
Episode 58 They boys this week take it easy and delay the Derek Roehl's European Adventures till next week. The boys talk trade rumors as well the last few games with the Wings. We break down the series with Nashville and Gagner breaking his 9 year and 23 day hat trick drought, also Djoos steers us from a 42 powerplay scoreless streak. Dustin break…
 
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