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Buyers, Sellers, and the Bait

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 48 Buyers, Sellers, and the Bait     The NHL trade deadline is just six weeks away and its time to start the speculation and decisions on who are the sellers and who are the buyers. Brad Burud and Blake Friars breakdown what teams are prepared to sell off for assets and what teams are looking to add that special player that will help them make a strong Stanley Cup run. There is a strong group of players set to move teams and Brad and Blake discuss what teams would be the best fit for these players. Then its time to talk about a variety of NHL topics. The most prevalent is an epic rant that Brad Burud had about Nathan MacKinnon freaking out on his coach while on the bench. Brad did not like MacKinnon’s behavior and believe me he did not hold back. Then three questions takes center stage and a great listener question that Florida Panthers fans are not going to want to miss.
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Midseason Report Cards and Trophies

INSIDE EDGE HOCKEY NEWS – RADIO SHOW | EPISODE 15 Midseason Report Cards and Trophies   The National Hockey League has reached the midpoint of the season. Brad Burud hosts a jam packed show that features midseason grades for all 31 teams. Tampa Bay and Calgary highlight the good grades and Philadelphia and Los Angeles bring home the bad grades. NHL Awards are the next topic of discussion and results for midseason awards in the top five categories are discussed. This episodes listener question is “what NHL team has surprised you the most this season?” Results for the good and bad are reviewed.   PODCAST

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Midseason Shockers and All-Stars Skip Out

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 47 Midseason Shockers and All-Stars Skip Out   The NHL has hit the midseason mark. Brad Burud and Blake Friars talk about the biggest surprises thus far. There are some very interesting ones. Can you believe the amount of goals scored? Then it is time to talk NHL All-Star Game, and players electing to skip out. With Alexander Ovechkin and Carey Price not going, what message does this send to the other players, and fans? Solutions for this problem are discussed and some ideas on what they would do with the entire All-Star process. Then they roll though a big list of topics: Pettersson injury, World Juniors, CBA, Duchene and Hamilton on the market, Edmonton’s fate, McDavid protection and the mighty Tampa Bay Lightning. Get ready for a controversial edition of THE DEBATE Hockey Podcast.   PODCAST

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2018/19 NHL HALF-SEASON NHL AWARDS!

The 41 game mark. It’s that time of year where many see where we are in our pools and if any of us made good on our pre-season predictions. Let’s be honest, most of us get pre-season forecasts wrong including many from established hockey news outlets. Since all of the NHL teams have played their first 41 games, we can now finally do this report.   Today we’re talking about who would win the trophy’s if the season ended today and who we think will actually win it at the end of the season. Only season rewards without playoff appearances and reiterating accolades 
are listed so the Conn Smythe, Lester B. Pearson and Bill Masterton trophys are out.   HART MEMORIAL TROPHY

The Hart Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team. The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association in all NHL cities at the end of the regular season. Winner if season ended today: Johnny Gaudreau 
Winner at the end of the season: Marc-Andre Fleury   This is the MVP reward. This trophy, in layman’s terms, goes to the player who can carry their team on his back. Last season, Taylor Hall and Nathan Mackinnon were outstanding and were easy choices as the top 2 candidates with Hall eventually winning. This season, there are no standouts. Many players are having terrific seasons offensively which makes it hard to choose a forward. Johnny Gaudreau is an exemption because he is the main offensive cog for the Flames. He is the best at creating and finishing plays for the team plus his linemates play much better with him as a result of their success. If he goes down with an injury for a significant amount of time, the Flames risk losing their division lead and will be sorely missed in the dressing room by his teammates.   Why Marc-Andre Fleury will win the Hart Trophy at the end of the season is because he has the ability to carry an average scoring team to the playoffs. Vegas started the season poorly but have put together a run to get back into playoff contention. That is all thanks to Fleury. Vegas is 14th in scoring and 4th in goals against, but yet, are 3rd in the West. Vegas does not score many goals and they don’t have a game-changer on both the offensive and defensive side of the ice. Fleury needs to be the backbone of this team to get Vegas over the top and into the playoffs. That is achievable. CALDER MEMORIAL TROPHY
An annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the NHL, selected in a PWHA poll Winner if season ended today: Elias Petterson
Winner at the end of the season: Rasmus Dahlin   Petterson has been the best thing to come to Vancouver since sliced bread. The problem with Petterson is that he is already injury prone. I want to hand the rookie-of-the-year honours to Petterson but he poses a lot of risk in doing so. He’s not very big and has yet to fill out. Dahlin on the other hand has been as steady as they come and he has been a consistent producer for the Sabres. He won rookie of the month honours in November and I don’t doubt that he’ll win another rookie of the month award before seasons end. Dahlin is a safe bet and that’s why he’s the guy to win the Calder.   VEZINA TROPHY
The Vezina Trophy is an annual award given to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at this position as voted by the general managers of all NHL clubs. Winner if season ended today: Marc-Andre Fleury
Winner at the end of the season: Marc-Andre Fleury   No goaltender has gotten close to get as many shutouts or as many wins as Fleury so far this season. He has carried Vegas to a place where they can push for the playoffs once again. Fleury has been so good that Dunkin Donuts is going to need him as a spokesperson because of all of the shutouts (six donuts so far) he’s been getting. JAMES NORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY
An annual award given to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. Winner if season ended today: Mark Giordano
Winner at the end of the season: Kris Letang   This was a tough one because there’s a feeling of cognitive dissonance for giving this award to guys who only rack up assists because their star forwards convert the breakout passes into goals. I look at both defensive and offensive stats when it comes to this one and that’s why I chose Mark Giordano (+/- 30, 6G, 34A, 40PTS and 38 HITS 85 BS). Those numbers tell you he’s very well rounded defenceman who can do it all. He’s having a terrific season for the Flames and is on pace for a career best.   Kris Letang, meanwhile, has had an excellent first half for the Penguins after a slow start to their season. With Crosby, Malkin and Kessel playing their best hockey right now, Letang can help jumpstart their offense from the backend much easier now than before. The Penguins have a history of playing great hockey in March and there is no reason why they can’t do it again. Letang is physical and blocks shots at a rate to match the NHL’s best. Another great two way defender who doesn’t get the accolades he deserves.   ART ROSS TROPHY
The Art Ross Trophy is an annual award given to the player who leads the National Hockey League in scoring points at the end of the regular season. Winner if season ended today: Nikita Kucherov
Winner at the end of the season: Connor McDavid   Regardless if the Oilers make the playoffs or not, one thing is for sure. McJesus will score at will. Now that Brandon Manning is sitting in the Oilers press box, Connor won’t have to worry about him breaking his collarbone like he did in his rookie season (Oh how the tides have turned). On a serious note, if McDavid plays all 82 games, he’ll likely beat his previous career best of 108 points and get 120. He’s on pace 134 right now but that’s stretch, even for a guy like him. Kucherov has been on a tear as of late but I think he’ll settle down near the end of the season. FRANK J. SELKE TROPHY
The Frank J. Selke Trophy is an annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. Winner if season ended today: Sasha Barkov
Winner at the end of the season: Alex Barkov   If you’re wondering if these are different people, they’re not. And he’s Finnish, not Russian. MAURICE ROCKET RICHARD TROPHY
An annual award given to the NHL’s top goal scorer by the NHL Board of Governors. The winner(s) are determined based on regular-season play. Winner if season ended today: Alex Ovechkin
Winner at the end of the season: Patrik Laine   Ovechkin could be the oldest player to win the Richard trophy at the age 33 unless Patrik Laine stops playing Fortnite until 3.A.M. and actually decides that he wants to score again. That pretty much sums up the situation. KING CLANCY TROPHY
Given to the player who best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community. Winner if season ended today: Brock Boeser
Winner at the end of the season: Brock Boeser   It’ll be hard to top Brock Boeser taking the girl with down syndrome out to a prom date which happened before the season started. He’s definitely a sweetheart. WILLIAM JENNINGS TROPHY
An annual award given to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it, selected based on regular-season play. Winner if season ended today: Pekka Rinne/Jusse Saros
Winner at the end of the season: Pekka Rinne/Jusse Saros   Pekka Rinne is an absolute brick **** house in net. Nashville’s defense is near impassable on most nights and there is no sign of them slowing down. Expect Nashville to be the defensive team of the year. PRESIDENT’S TROPHY
An annual award to the club finishing the regular season with the best overall record. Winner if season ended today: Tampa Bay Lightning
Winner at the end of the season: Tampa Bay Lightning   To put in perspective on how dominate the Lightning were in the first half, the Lightning could play at .500 from here on in and still have a better chance at winning the President’s Trophy than the Leafs, Flames and Golden Knights.   For authentic NHL gear, visit https://oilfieldjerseys.com/ for your fan needs today!      

Stars Blasted by Ownership

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 46 Stars Blasted by Ownership   Dallas Stars ownership blasted superstars Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin in the media. The vulgar statements sent shock waves throughout the hockey world. Brad Burud and Blake Friars discuss the crazy situation, and give insight on what set off this tyraid and what will the ramifications be. Then the Columbus Blue Jackets dilemma is decided. What do you do with pending UFA’s Sergei Bobrovsky and Artemi Panarin? Then it is time to roll through a variety of NHL happening- Whalers tribute, Leafs goalies, Frolik complaints, and a World Junior update.   PODCAST

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Winter Classic Rerun: Same Teams Every Year

The Instigator |Episode 21 Winter Classic Rerun: Same Teams Every Year   The Winter Classic is set to play on New Years Day. A great tribute to how hockey began, outside, but…why in the world do we have to watch the same teams each year. This years matchup is the Chicago Blackhawks versus the Boston Bruins at historic Notre Dame Stadium. Sounds epic right, not so much, the problem is this is the 4th time for the Blackhawks and 3rd time for the Bruins in the Winter Classic. Yes I know they are big television markets but seriously NHL give us some variety and give us some change. I have a plan to make the Winter Classic an amazing showcase of the entire NHL, and an amazing New Years television production.   PODCAST

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NHL JERSEY WATCH 2019

Another year has gone by and oh what a year it was. There was a plethora of alternates introduced from NHL teams during the fall of 2018 and 2019 will be no shortage of new jersey releases either. Icethetics is offering the expected changes that might during the next year and we’ll give you our take on what the new jerseys could look like and in some cases, what it should like look like.   ANAHEIM DUCKS   2019 THIRD JERSEY: Expected. Yes, we’re going on this ride one more time! The Ducks debuted a new third jersey with some throwback elements for their 25th anniversary — but this is a one-off jersey for the 2018-19 season only. It’s been reported that the Ducks will return to their orange third jersey in 2019-20 and I think that’s a safe bet. Our take: We think the orange eggplant jersey will come back as well. Knowing Adidas and how they love to utilize the neck, they’ll throw in “Anaheim” in gold writing along the inside of the collar as well as adding an “OC” shoulder patch on one side. OC meaning Orange County which is based in Southern California. Ducks third jersey in 2015. BOSTON BRUINS 2019 THIRD JERSEY: Expected. The Bruins will rejoin the third jersey fray in 2019-20, but what design will they use? They have no shortage of outdoor jerseys from recent years. Will they go with something familiar or completely new? Our Take: We think it’ll be the 2019 Winter Classic jersey. It is arguably the best looking Bruins Winter Classic jersey released to date. Lots of teams have used their previous outdoor game jerseys as alternates this season and that list includes the Flyers, Penguins, Blues, Kings, and Senators. The Bruins and Blackhawks 2019 Winter Classic Jerseys BUFFALO SABRES 2019 THIRD JERSEY: Expected. Buffalo is in the mix for a third jersey in 2019-20. Could it finally be the royal blue throwback fans have been begging for? 50TH ANNIVERSARY: The Sabres will turn 50 in 2020, so the question is whether the team will mark the milestone anniversary in 2019-20 or 2020-21. I haven’t seen anything definitive yet. (For what it’s worth, they marked their 40th in 2010-11 along with the Canucks. But the Canucks have already made plans to celebrate their 50th in 2019-20. So take that however you choose.) Our Take: We’re going out on a limb with this one and say that it’ll be a brand new jersey combining elements of the 2018 Winter Classic except it’ll be the home version of it. It’ll have a graphic of New York State along the shoulders plus the jersey itself will have a royal blue body with a large yellow stripe along the waist that has a white outline along the top and bottom of the yellow.   Imagine something like this but with with an additional white stripe along the bottom of the yellow CALGARY FLAMES 40TH ANNIVERSARY: The Flames celebrated 30 years in Calgary during 2009-10, so in my mind the 40th is possible in 2019-20. The franchise relocated from Atlanta in 1980. It doesn’t mean much other than possibly some shoulder patches. They’re already wearing their original jersey as a third. Our Take: Despite no news of any changes, we think Calgary will make a surprise move with the direction on what they’ll wear for their home and road game jerseys. Just like Philadelphia in 2012, Edmonton in 2011 and Pittsburgh in 2016, Calgary will use their alternates full time and introduce the matching road jersey along with it. They should do it for their 40th anniversary. The timing couldn’t be better. Would a modernized version of this beauty be a better replacement than their current road jerseys? CAROLINA HURRICANES 2019 ROAD JERSEY: Redesign expected. It’s been reported that Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon is not a fan of his team’s white road sweater. That’s been backed up by the new Adidas catalog which indicates a new design is coming in 2019-20. Will they redesign it to match the home sweater or try something new? What if it wasn’t white at all? What if it was a light grey like the outline of their logo? As an aside, the Hurricanes are the first team in years to provoke a regular season color-vs-color game by wearing their home red jerseys on the road against the Ducks who wore black. And with the Whalers jersey coming back this year, I’m not sure any Canes jersey prediction is safe! THROWBACK JERSEY: Speaking of the Whalers, the green jerseys will show up at least once more in 2019 (March 5 in Boston). But given the very mixed reaction — the displeasure of many New Englanders in particular — do we think we’ll see these again beyond the 2018-19 season? For what it’s worth, 2019 marks 40 years since the Whalers originally joined the NHL after the WHA folded in 1979. Our Take: We agree with the road jersey redesign. The current roadies aren’t as good as the home sweaters. As for the Whalers jerseys, they’ll be back for another 2 matches next season. They’ll keep the current 3rd jerseys as it is. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 2019 HOME & ROAD JERSEYS: Expected. The biggest surprise of the catalog was seeing new primary uniforms listed for the Blackhawks in 2019-20. That would be insanity! Or would it? Chicago’s jerseys are untouchable and everyone knows it. Don’t forget Montreal was in this position in 2015 before they simply revealed a new collar design, leaving everything else alone. Is that what the Hawks are doing? They haven’t used a lace-up collar since 1965, but could it be back in 2019-20? As much as I dislike the Adidas collars, some have grown on me. Chicago’s has not. At all. Our take: We think some tweaking will be done on the neck but nothing more than that. If anything, they’ll make a black alternate jersey just like the two previous times they had alternates in 2003 and 2009. the 2014 Chicago Blackhawks Stadium Series jersey. DETROIT RED WINGS 2019 THIRD JERSEY: Expected. The Red Wings have never had a regular third jersey so this is big news! Like the Bruins, they have a number of outdoor jerseys to consider but they could also surprise us with an entirely new design. Time will tell. Our Take: We think that the Wings will come out with something new but with the big D as the centerpiece on a new concept, similar to the Winter Classic in 2009, except, it’ll be in red. We think this the jersey they’ll as a starting point with more details following up later. EDMONTON OILERS THIRD JERSEY: Expected. The Oilers are lined up for a new third jersey in 2019-20, but there’s really only one of two ways to go. Either they promote the royal blue retro jersey from this season or they try a navy blue version of their home jersey — much like the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors have. But since I’ve never seen an NHL team follow an AHL team’s lead in terms of jerseys, the former is more likely. Our Take: No way, Jose. We believe the latter is expected. The dark blue will look really good on the body and having a orange stripe along the bottom will make it all the better. FLORIDA PANTHERS 2019 THIRD JERSEY: Expected. Just three years after their rebrand, the Panthers will add a new third jersey! The most obvious choice, would be a navy blue design with the modernized leaping cat front and center. Our Take: We agree with this one. A dark blue body will look really good with a gold and white stripe along the waist. The possible logo for the alternate uniform in the 2019-20 season.   MINNESOTA WILD   2019 THIRD JERSEY: Expected. The Wild are in the mix for a new alternate uniform in 2019-20 but as for what it will look like, your guess is as good as mine. Will they go back to red again like their first third jersey in 2003? 20TH ANNIVERSARY: I know, last time. Like Columbus, the Wild turn 20 in 2020. But also like Columbus, their 10th anniversary was in 2010-11, so we’ll probably see this in 2020-21. That is all. Our Take: Knowing the Wild, they’ll always try something new with their design. I think they’ll slap a giant M (Just like the one on their shoulder patch) on the front of their jersey with a couple of stars engraved on the letter. Having a circle around it and on the outline it’ll say something like “Minnesota Wild Hockey Club.” The body of the jersey should still be green. The current shoulder patch for the Wild NASHVILLE PREDATORS 2019 THIRD JERSEY: Expected. The Predators will be back in the third jersey fray for 2019-20! They haven’t used one since redesigning their logo and uniforms in 2011. An obvious design choice would be navy blue, but as with the Panthers, I hope they do something a bit more interesting. Our Take: Please do make the navy blue uniforms. Those were some the best looking alternates that Reebok ever designed. The Preds alternates in 2011 NEW YORK RANGERS 2019 THIRD JERSEY: Expected. Another Original Six team will add a new third jersey in 2019-20! Will the navy blue Heritage jersey return? Maybe the Lady Liberty design from the late ’90s? Or will we be treated to something all new? Our Take: We see Navy Blue being a big trend in 2019 so it’ll be no surprise if the Rangers make a Navy Blue alternate as well. The Rangers are also very good at designing Winter Classic uniforms so they might just throw in the 2018 Winter Classic as their alternate. We can see this coming back. OTTAWA SENATORS 2019 THIRD JERSEY: Expected. Because the Adidas catalog lists the Senators with other teams getting new thirds in 2019-20, I don’t think we’ll see the red NHL100 Classic jersey again. It’s more likely the Sens get something new. Our Take: The Sens need new primaries, period. The leftover Reebok uniforms they currently wear aren’t doing it anymore for the Sens and they really need to do some soul searching. Even having the vintage “O” jerseys they wore as alternates would be a better fit for a primary. At least that represents history. The Sens also released 6 different logos to their season ticket holders and they had a vote on what designs looked the best. The winning designs would be used for future consideration when designing their next uniforms. Spoiler alert, the fans have already voted the current Sens logo as the best design on the list. Home. And Road.  TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING 2018-19 THIRD JERSEY: Expected. Icethetics obtained images of the new Lightning third jersey in November. At that time, I was told by multiple sources that the jersey was still a work in progress and that certain elements had yet to be finalized — elements not seen in the leaked image (could mean things like number font, nameplate, helmet color, pants, or socks). LAUNCH DATE: I’ve also been told a January launch is likely, though the Lightning have yet to say anything official on the subject. It could be the NHL’s first January third jersey debut since 1997 when the Bolts introduced their first-ever alternate uniform. Our Take: The photos that Icethetics released will only be a starting point to what Tampa will do with their alternate uniform. The fade from grey to black doesn’t look nice and one can only hope that will be changed until the official release. The official photo released from Icethetics. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS 2018-19 THROWBACK JERSEY: Expected. Icethetics obtained images of a Toronto St. Pats throwback jersey in the Adizero cut. A source told me the St. Pats jerseys could be returning late in the 2018-19 likely as a one-off throwback for St. Patrick’s Day rather than a proper third jersey worn more often. NOTES: The Leafs wore the St. Pats uniform for a game during the 2016-17 season as part of their 100th anniversary celebration. Our Take: The Leafs should wear these uniforms during Patrick’s Day. They are gorgeous and resemble a lot of team history. Other than that, we expect no changes from here on in. The leaked St. Pats jerseys VANCOUVER CANUCKS 2019 HOME & ROAD JERSEYS: Expected. After the Blackhawks, the other big surprise from the Adidas catalog was seeing new primary sweaters listed for the Canucks in 2019-20! It’s unclear whether the Canucks are working on sweeping changes or maybe just updating the crest to remove the superfluous “Vancouver” arched across the top. But I also wouldn’t be that shocked to see a new primary logo to coincide with the 50th anniversary. 2019 THIRD JERSEY: Confirmed. Canucks COO Jeff Stipec told TSN in August that there will be a new third jersey in 2019-20 — in addition to the throwback sweater fans voted for over the summer. The Adidas catalog does corroborate this. 2019 THROWBACK JERSEY: Confirmed. In addition to the new third, the Canucks will wear a throwback jersey for select games in 2019-20. After an online fan vote, the team determined they will use their 1989 “Flying Skate” design. Our Take: There’s a lot to digest here. The Canucks are on the verge of celebrating their 50th anniversary. My guess is that the Canucks want to make the anniversary a grand all-year party. I believe the Canucks will do something completely new with the primaries. There is no real projection as to what they’ll do but I think Johnny Canuck grabbing an Orca by the fin would be epic. And if you somehow mix in some black from the flying skate jersey and some blue and green from the current jersey in, a masterpiece can be created. Having a third and throwback adds to the already big changes coming to Vancouver. A move that Vancouver might make for their thirds is having a green jersey with a white faded Orca on the center to make it look like whitecaps in the water. Eventually, I think Vancouver will make a jersey that’ll bring the Seattle/Vancouver rivalry to life. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2019 THIRD JERSEY: Expected. The Golden Knights are not the kind of team to waste time. They went to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season and in their third they’ll add a third jersey! There are so many great possibilities for a Vegas third jersey so I’m eager to see where they end up. Our Take: Vegas’ third will be red with an alternate logo. A sword and shield combo is likely as well as a knight on horseback characterization. A must is to incorporate gold and black to make it look intimidating. If not, let’s hope they have a better idea. WINNIPEG JETS THROWBACK JERSEY: The Jets are breaking out their Heritage Classic jersey twice in 2018-19 and the team says it will be used at least once a season going forward. Keep an eye on that for 2019-20. Our Take: Stay the course with heritage throwbacks. They look amazing. I really wish the Jets would change the road uniforms. Having the light blue stripes going over the blue arm stripe is a poor taste. Change that and the dark blue arm striping to a something simpler would make the jersey way better. Unfortunately, there are no plans for the Jets to change that.   Original Source: Icethetics 2019 Jersey Watch   For officially licensed NHL merchandise, visit oilfieldjerseys.com

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Philly Disaster and Bye Bye Berglund$

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 45 Philly Disaster and Bye Bye Berglund$   The Philadelphia Flyers are not in the Christmas spirit as they fire head coach Dave Hakstol. The team is in disarray and Brad Burud and Blake Frairs have their opinions, and they are not very nice. It seems like Philadelphia forgets how to be professional sometimes. Then Patrik Berglund bolts Buffalo and leaves $12 million dollars on the table. Well this one is a shocker and one that no one may figure out. They wrap up the show with Leafs talk as Kyle Dubas makes a bold statment, Ken Hitchcock playing to the officials, and a rejuvenated Pacific Division. It’s an action packed Christmas edition of THE DEBATE Hockey Podcast.   PODCAST    

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Getting Ready for Christmas Hockey Style

INSIDE EDGE HOCKEY NEWS – RADIO SHOW | EPISODE 14 Getting Ready for Christmas Hockey Style   Brad Burud takes a break from the day in and day out hockey talk of the National Hockey League.  It's time to talk Christmas gifts.  Hockey fans love hockey related Christmas gifts.  Gift ideas of all price ranges are discussed, and then hockey author Howard Shapiro joins the show to discuss his new book Kates Really Good at Hockey.  An interesting take on youth hockey and what it teaches kids away from the ice.  A great read for the young hockey fan, and a great Christmas gift idea.  Then it is time for a listener poll.  What is the greatest hockey related Christmas gift that you have received?   PODCAST

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Seattle Joins the Party

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 44 Seattle Joins the Party   The National Hockey League has officially announced the expansion of teams to thirty-two.  Seattle will join the party for the 2021-2022 season.  Brad Burud and Blake Friars give their thoughts on Seattle and talk about their odds of success and the hurdles that they will face.  They then move topics to teams in jeopardy of possible relocation and what cities would be successful homes to teams on the move.  It looks like Arizona will be moving to the Central Division when Seattle arrives.  Is this fair and the correct solution, or is this a sign that the NHL just might have thoughts they may be moving to Houston.  Dirty hits rounds out the topics for this episode.   PODCAST

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Reaves Night of Revenge

The Instigator |Episode 20 Reaves Night of Revenge   Vegas Golden Knights tough guy Ryan Reaves got his revenge on Washington Capitals enforcer Tom Wilson. It came with a vicious blind sided hit. Was it revenge for beating them in the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals or was it revenge for all of the dirty hits and players he has injured over the past few years. I am guessing the latter of the two. Wilson has a reputation of being a predator. Well on this night of revenge, he became the victim. It delighted many, now I don’t want any player hurt, but I think we all chuckled when the controversial player got a bit of his own medicine.   PODCAST

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Nylander Saga Finally Ends and Wilson Antics

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 43 Nylander Saga Finally Ends and Wilson Antics   The William Nylander saga is now over in Toronto. What does this mean for the Leafs. What does it mean for their salary cap future, and what does it mean for pending RFA players. Brad Burud and Blake Friars are breaking it all down, and they are full of opinions. Then Tom Wilson is back to his dirty antics. Has he learned anything from his recent suspension? It was a busy week in the NHL. The Islanders are back home, the intensity level boils over in numerous games this week. An almost goalie fight and a goalie outburst. It is all up for debate on this episode.   PODCAST

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Who is the NHL’s Top Sniper?

INSIDE EDGE HOCKEY NEWS – RADIO SHOW | EPISODE 13 Who is the NHL’s Top Sniper?     Every hockey fan loves watching the sniper blast a slapper over the top shoulder of the goalie. Brad Burud of Inside Edge Hockey News breaks down all the best snipers currently playing in the National Hockey League. Then Blake Friars of The Debate Hockey Podcast joins the show to give his take on who is the top snipers currently playing and who are the snipers of the future. Then it is time to break out the Facebook poll and answer the question “Who is the greatest sniper all-time?” An action packed episode of the Inside Edge Hockey News Radio Show.  
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NHL Playoff Marker Thanksgiving

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 42 NHL Playoff Marker Thanksgiving   It is NHL Playoff marker number one. American Thanksgiving has become a marker point for who is in and out of the playoffs. Brad Burud and Blake Friars discuss and debate who they think will fall out of the playoffs and who they think will push up into a playoff spot. Some of the predictions are very interesting. Then it is time to discuss a variety of topics in the NHL. Is Luongo done? Is the Roussel fine appropriate? Coaches get fired, trades happen, the breakdown on all of them, and is there a hotter player than Patrik Laine?? I think not!   PODCAST

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31 Thankfuls

It is American Thanksgiving weekend and the NHL season is now in full swing.  The divisional races are already heating up.  Some teams are playing themselves into playoff spots and other teams are doing the opposite and really making things hard on themselves.  In this time of thankfulness every team does have one thing to be thankful for:   Florida Panthers – Roberto Luongo, he is playing great (even at his age) and is even a better ambassador for hockey in Florida. Amended --- injured as this was written,,,the luck could not be worse in Florida… Carolina Hurricanes – The Celebration --- WOW! Ottawa Senators – GOALS, GOALS, GOALS – lead the entire league with 3.57 goals per game.  Amazing for a team predicted to finish last. Arizona Coyotes – The best penalty kill in the NHL at 91.7%. Calgary Flames – A solid back-up goalie in David Rittich.  With Mike Smith having horrible struggles the play of Rittich has been a welcome surprise. Columbus Blue Jackets – They have to be thankful for their 2ndplace in the Metro Division.  They don’t have great team stats, so this is great news to be in a playoff spot. Dallas Stars – The defense has been strong, 6thin goals against at 2.57.  Now come on offense. New York Islanders – The end of Barclays is coming closer every day. Vancouver Canucks – Elias Petterson – the young star is giving the fans hope for the future. Anaheim Ducks – Goaltending is great.  Gibson and Miller have been saviors. Winnipeg Jets – A general manager that stayed the course.  Their cupboards are stocked with great players and prospects. Colorado Avalanche – The hottest line in hockey – Landeskog/MacKinnon/Rantanen Buffalo Sabres – Jeff Skinner 23 Points.  He has elevated the play of Eichel and revitalized Jason Pominville. Los Angeles Kings – Quick returning from injury sooner than expected. New Jersey Devils – They have $13+ million dollars in cap space.  They made need some reinforcement to get back to last years levels. Minnesota Wild – Consistency – This team finds a way to make the playoffs and each and every year and this year looks like more of the same. Tampa Bay Lightning – Scoring Depth – with Kucherov, Point, Gourde and Stamkos collecting points at a point a game pace what more could you ask for. St. Louis Blues – There is only 60 games left in the season…… Detroit Red Wings – The opportunity to draft high for once.  Stock the cupboards with young talent. San Jose Sharks – Erik Karlsson scoring his first goal and getting that over with.  Time to focus on winning. Montreal Canadiens – Hard work ethic – the only way they are winning.  Outwork opponents. Edmonton Oilers – The new savior Ken Hitchcock (is this the sixth one???) Nashville Predators – Pekka Rinne and Jusse Saros. The top goalie tandem in the league. Philadelphia Flyers – Gritty!  What the hell am I kidding... New York Rangers – Honesty. They told their fans times would be difficult.   Now they are exceeding everyone’s expectations. Toronto Maple Leafs – John Tavares – He is living up to all the crazy hype. Vegas Golden Knights – A strong franchise start last year.  What a great kickstart. Pittsburgh Penguins – Scoring. This team can score.  Rated 7thin the NHL, but they are in last place.  That will not last long. Washington Capitals – Ovie is still scoring after his summer party.   Boston Bruins – The most complete line in hockey – Pastrnak/Bergeron/Marchand Chicago Blackhawks – A healthy Corey Crawford.   Be Thankful!    

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Panic in Pittsburgh and Players Under the Radar

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 41 Panic in Pittsburgh and Players Under the Radar   Brad Burud and Blake Friars talk Pittsburgh Penguins. Should there be panic in the “Steel City” or is all the panic premature. The Penguins find themselves in last place and the hockey world is so not used to seeing that. Then its time to breakdown all the players off to hot starts that were not expected to be doing this well. What players are flying under the radar? Then it’s time to go around the horn and talk injuries, Buffalo Sabres, the “Battle of Alberta”, playoff projections, and a very heated and frustrating listener question. Yes, he is a rat!   PODCAST  

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Inside Edge Hockey News Radio Show - Episode 12 - Goaltending Disaster

Inside Edge Hockey News Radio Show - Episode 12 - Goaltending Disaster   The NHL season is one month old and one of the most surprising stories of this young season is the struggles that goaltenders are having thus far.  The numbers are disastrous.  Brad Burud discusses what goalies are struggling, and gives insight into why these struggles are taking place.  He talks about how long this will continue, and if the NHL is changing to a two goalie team system rather than a system where a team lives and dies on the #1 starter.  Then Mark Paul from Overtime Hockey Talk joins the show to give a very interesting perspective on why he thinks goalies are off to a terrible start this season.  Then it is time to dive into a fan poll - Who is the best goaltender in the NHL from the 1980's to present?  The results are interesting and controversial.   PODCAST

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Nylander Sign or Trade and the Inconsistent Oilers

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 40 Nylander Sign or Trade and the Inconsistent Oilers     Are you sick and tired of thinking and speculating what will happen with William Nylander. Brad Burud and Blake Friars are too. For the last time they break down possible trade scenarios for Nylander, and discuss the possibility that he still may sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Would the real Edmonton Oilers please stand up….are you good or are you terrible again? Joel Quenneville is out in Chicago. This is crazy. Questionable hits, player suspensions, and the Hall of Fame welcomes six new members. It was a crazy week in the NHL and did we mention the UBER fiasco in Ottawa.
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BREAKING DOWN THE 2019 NHL WINTER CLASSIC JERSEYS

The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks both unveiled their 2019 Winter Classic jerseys on Thursday. As is tradition, the two teams, with the help of Adidas, designed very classic looking uniforms that they’ll wear when they head outdoors for the annual New Year’s Day event, which is set to be played at the iconic Notre Dame Stadium this season.   As the visiting team, the Bruins were first to unveil their sweaters, which are a throwback to the club’s uniforms in the 1930s. They’re not identical to that look, as they have new sleeve striping, but the overall aesthetic is a tribute to that era. One of the most remarkable details about this uniform is that the logo, name and numbers uses a felt material similar to an old school letterman jacket. (Each of the Bruins’ previous two Winter Classic jerseys included felt as well.) If you have “felt the felt” on the Bruin’s previous Winter Classic jerseys before, you know that it feels amazing.     The only real reference to Notre Dame comes inside the the collar, where six shamrocks are featured to highlight each year in which the Bruins have won the Stanley Cup. A subtle feature that standouts because of the contrast from the green shamrocks to the overall colour scheme.       The Chicago jersey will also feature all their championship years inside the neckline, but those years are displayed in between the hashmarks that are typically featured in the end zones of Notre Dame Stadium. This is one of the first features of the jersey that is referenced to American Football of any kind.     For more on articles and officially licensed NHL merchandise, visit https://oilfieldjerseys.com/ today!

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Malkin Hit on Oshie | Overreaction?

The Instigator - Episode 19 - Malkin Hit on Oshie | Overreaction?   When Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Evgeni Malkin drove his shoulder in to the head of Washington Capitals forward TJ Oshie the hockey world went crazy.  Half of the people were screaming for a suspension and half thought the match penalty was outrageous.  It was an interesting play and call.  Brad Burud breaks down the hit and discusses his opinion on what the penalties or suspensions should have been.   PODCAST

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THE DEBATE - Hockey Podcast - Episode 39 - Canadian Success and the Best Line in Hockey

THE DEBATE - Hockey Podcast - Episode 39 - Canadian Success and the Best Line in Hockey   One month into the NHL season Canadian teams are off to a historically strong start.  Brad Burud and Blake Friars talk about each of the Canadian teams.  What their strengths and weaknesses are and the most important question.  How many of the Canadian teams will make the playoffs.  Then it is time to talk about NHL power lines.  What is the best line in hockey?  What is the most powerful young line in hockey?  Then on to the weekly wrap.  Pekka Rinne resigns, Kings clean house on coaching staff, and the rat is back at it, Brad Marchand is making a fool of himself once again.   PODCAST  

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THE DEBATE - Hockey Podcast - Episode 38 - Memorable Goals, Coaching Turnstile, and the Soft NHL

THE DEBATE - Hockey Podcast - Episode 38 - Memorable Goals, Coaching Turnstile, and the Soft NHL   Brad Burud and Blake Friars are back at it with another jammed packed episode of THE DEBATE Hockey Podcast.  Every hockey fan has a list of memorable goals.  They reminisce what goals they really remember as WOW Goals!  Then the conversation amps up as they discuss the state of the NHL.  Is the league becoming soft or is the entire world becoming soft?  NHL coaches have been changing faster and faster.  Are they taking the heat for inconsistent play of their players?  Injuries are again on the docket for conversation, and they wrap it up with a debate on what division is the strongest in the NHL, and who can forget three questions.   PODCAST  

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The Instigator |Episode 18 Stop the Childish Celebration

The Instigator |Episode 18 Stop the Childish Celebration     I am all for having fun when you play hockey. That is why we play the game..but what the Carolina Hurricanes have been doing after wins at home has me shaking my head. What is happening to this league. This is the most childish celebrations I have ever seen. Just when you thought that was the extent of the celebration. Dougie Hamilton took it to a new level by “flossing”…. What is next from the Carolina Hurricanes?
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