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Domination, Destiny, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Domination, Destiny, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 64 Domination, Destiny, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs   The Conference Finals stage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is in full swing and I am not going to lie, it has lacked excitement…This show will not lack excitement. Brad Burud and Blake Friars breakdown both the Eastern and Western Conference Finals. They talk Courture, Jones, Hamilton, and Marchand. Then they roll into some hockey headlines. Tavares at Worlds, Kessler, Lucic and the new Seatt
#VegasAngry and Late Night Overtimes

#VegasAngry and Late Night Overtimes

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 62 #VegasAngry and Late Night Overtimes   The controversy and debate runs deep in this episode. Brad Burud get Blake Friars absolutely riled up over the Vegas Game 7 fiasco. Lets face it, it was a bad call. The two debate and actually fight over this topic. After they make up they make up they roll into a very exciting round two. Seven straight nights of overtime hockey last week. Does it get any better than that. It is late nights and overtim
Welcome to Playoff Hockey: Johnny Gaudreau

Welcome to Playoff Hockey: Johnny Gaudreau

The Instigator |Episode 30 Welcome to Playoff Hockey: Johnny Gaudreau   Welcome to playoff hockey Johnny Gaudreau….  Gaudreau has been a complete no show for the Calgary Flames this playoff season….why is this?  What do we expect from him?  With the Flames on the brink of elimination.  Flames fans expect a hell of a lot more than they are getting.  Brad Burud of Inside Edge Hockey News expresses his frustration in the play of Gaudreau.  Although the Flames disappointment is not so

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Surprise 2-0 Leads and Cheap Shots

Surprise 2-0 Leads and Cheap Shots

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 60 Surprise 2-0 Leads and Cheap Shots   It is Stanley Cup Playoff time. Brad Burud of Inside Edge Hockey News and Blake Friars are fired up. The playoffs have had it all…overtimes, surprise 2-0 leads, amazing saves and great action. It is also getting a little feisty and cheap. Have you been watching the Toronto/Boston series? Brad and Blake breakdown each of the series. Talk about surprises, trends and let you know how their predictions are l

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OJC OFFICIAL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: WESTERN CONFERENCE

OJC OFFICIAL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: WESTERN CONFERENCE

Another year, another round of hype surrounding Stanley Cup contenders and their hockey fans. This is the time when more players finish their checks which translate to games that average 80+ hits a game instead of 30-40. Pleasant surprises and disappoints are bound to happen, it does every year. Who would of thought Vegas would go to the Stanley Cups Finals last season against a cup thirsty Ovechkin and his Washington Capitals squad. One thing is for sure; Washington isn’t cup thirsty anymore. M
OJC OFFICIAL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: EASTERN CONFERENCE

OJC OFFICIAL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: EASTERN CONFERENCE

Another year, another round of hype surrounding Stanley Cup contenders and their hockey fans. This is part of our Stanley Cup prediction series. The Western Conference was covered the other day and it can be viewed if you’re interested: OJC OFFICIAL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: WESTERN CONFERENCE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (A1) VS COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (WC2) ADVANTAGES: Offence: Bolts Defence: Bolts Powerplay: Bolts Penalty Kill: Blue Jackets Goalte
2019 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview and Predictions

2019 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview and Predictions

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 59 2019 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview and Predictions   It is Stanley Cup Playoff time…Brad Burud and Blake Friars are back to talk regular season predictions. Talk about their success stories and give each other a hard time for their mistakes. Believe it or not but this years predictions were pretty darn good. Then it is time to break down, analyze and make predictions on all the playoff series. They do have some disagreements on round one. The

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Why is the Playoff Format Broken?

Why is the Playoff Format Broken?

The Instigator |Episode 29 Why is the Playoff Format Broken?   Why is the current system a problem. Looks like the league and players do not feel that way. The NHL and NHLPA announced yesterday to extend the current system through next season. I am shocked that this is a hot topic this year. I don’t remember it being an issue last year. The current system is built because we have divisions. The object is to win your division. That is were teams rivals are.. Naysayers argue that pl

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Trending Playoff Teams and Unemployed come Sunday

Trending Playoff Teams and Unemployed come Sunday

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 58 Trending Playoff Teams and Unemployed come Sunday   Everyone is getting very excited for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Brad Burud and Blake Friars discuss what teams are hot heading into the playoffs and what teams are cold heading in.  Everyone wants to be peaking, but some teams are sputtering down the stretch.  With Saturday being the final day of the regular season, will any coaches or general mangers hit the unemployment lines.  Lots of c

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InsideEdge

Doughty: Criticism to Boost Your Ego

Doughty: Criticism to Boost Your Ego

The Instigator |Episode 28 Doughty: Criticism to Boost Your Ego   This week Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty set the hockey world a buzz with this comments prior to a game in Calgary. He praised Mark Giordano, but criticized Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson on their defensive capabilities. He then took aim at Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames. He claimed that he has no respect for Tkachuk and either does the rest of the leagues players. Well some strong words, but I just

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Surprises and Disappointments of the 2018-19 Season

Surprises and Disappointments of the 2018-19 Season

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 57 Surprises and Disappointments of the 2018-19 Season   The Stanley Cup Playoffs are quickly approaching and with that is the end of the regular season. Brad Burud and Blake Friars talk about all the surprises and disappointments from the season. The positives are amazing. Jordan Binnington saving the St. Louis Blues season, and the complete dominance of the Tampa Bay Lightning. On the negative side the guys talk about the off ice antics in O

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Who is the Right Captain?

Who is the Right Captain?

The Instigator |Episode 27 Who is the Right Captain?   How important is a good captain to the growth of a hockey franchise? What type of player makes the best captain? All questions that are critical to a teams success. Do all NHL teams have the correct person as captain or has the pressures to select the young goal scorers outweighed the importance of leadership. Brad Burud from Inside Edge Hockey News gives his opinion on young captains.   PODCAST

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Playoff Format and Playoff Ready Goalies

Playoff Format and Playoff Ready Goalies

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 56 Playoff Format and Playoff Ready Goalies   It is very close to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Brad Burud and Blake Friars talk playoff format. Should it be 1-8 in the conference? Should it be choose your opponent? or Should it stay as is? They definitely have their opinions on this one. Then it is time to argue what goalies are playoff ready. In a year in which goalies have struggled the list is a little shorter than usual. Who is primed for a b

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TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, ST. PATS JERSEY REVIEW

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, ST. PATS JERSEY REVIEW

It is only fitting that the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Philadelphia Flyers wearing their St. Pats jerseys at a time of year when St. Patrick’s Day comes across people’s thoughts.   The entire design of the jersey is inspired by the jersey the Toronto St. Pats wore between 1922 and 1925.   This season, the Leafs will wear their St. Pats jerseys twice. Once on March 15th versus the Flyers and the day after facing the Senators.     Things look pretty simila
Shootouts “It’s a Mockery”

Shootouts “It’s a Mockery”

The Instigator |Episode 26 Shootouts “It’s a Mockery”   The Minnesota Wild were beat twice by the Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansson in shootouts this week. Goalie Devan Dubnyk is not happy about it.  Sunday, Johansson beat backup netminder Alex Stalock in the shootout and last night, it was Dubnyk’s turn. Both times, the Predators forward showcased his quick hands, however, Dubnyk believes that he is using filthy tactics as he slowly approached the net, adding that Johans

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Tavares NOT Welcomed Home and the Push to the Playoffs

Tavares NOT Welcomed Home and the Push to the Playoffs

INSIDE EDGE HOCKEY NEWS – RADIO SHOW | EPISODE 17 Tavares NOT Welcomed Home and the Push to the Playoffs     Long-time New York Islanders John Tavares made his much anticipated return to Long Island and it was a very interesting return to say the least. Brad Burud discusses the video tribute, boos, chants and the displeasure. Then it is time to talk Stanley Cup Playoffs and what teams are making a push and what teams have stepped out of the race. What if the playoffs started

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Risers, Fallers and Rule Changes

Risers, Fallers and Rule Changes

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 55 Risers, Fallers and Rule Changes   The NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone….No more trade talk….its time to talk about the push to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Brad Burud and Blake Friars talk about what teams are risers and what teams are fallers in the Western and Eastern Conference. Who will make it in and who will be watching come April 10th. The general managers are having meetings this week and rule changes are a topic of discussion. Br

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No Move Might Just be the Best Move

No Move Might Just be the Best Move

The Instigator |Episode 25 No Move Might Just be the Best Move   NHL Trade Deadline is a very fun day for NHL fans. Probably not the case for players or general managers. Why are fan bases upset when their favorite team does not make any moves. Do you understand the impact that has on a locker room? What is the likelihood that move works? What are you willing to give up? Is it worth one kick at the can (Stanley Cup)? Brad Burud gives his opinion on this controversial topic. Fans j

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2019 NHL Trade Deadline Recap – Winners, Losers and Shockers

2019 NHL Trade Deadline Recap – Winners, Losers and Shockers

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 54 2019 NHL Trade Deadline Recap – Winners, Losers and Shockers   NHL Trade Deadline is now officially over.  Trades we slow to start and finished fast and furious.  Brad Burud, Blake Friars, and guest Noah Grant breakdown all the trades, and debate what players will have the biggest impact on their new team.  Then they talk winner, losers and surprises.  There were definitely a few of those.  What moves will pay big dividends and what players

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2019 NHL Trade Deadline Preview

2019 NHL Trade Deadline Preview

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 53 2019 NHL Trade Deadline Preview   The NHL Trade Deadline is just one day away. Brad Burud and Blake Friars are joined on this episode by Noah Grant to discuss the upcoming deadline. They breakdown all of the trades leading up to deadline day, and then talk about players that are likely on the move and where their possible landing spots are. What teams are pushing in their chips and going for the Stanley Cup, and what teams are selling playe

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Get it together Florida or Move!

Get it together Florida or Move!

The Instigator |Episode 24 Get it together Florida or Move!   It is professional hockey.  The best players in the world.  That means that arenas should be sold out.  Well not in Florida.  Most nights the empty seats far outweigh the ones with fans in them.  Brad Burud expresses his frustration why year after year the Florida Panthers continue to struggle with attendance.   PODCAST

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Hey! We are fans too…

Hey! We are fans too…

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 52 Hey! We are fans too…   It is our most selfish episode ever, but a damn good one. Brad Burud and Blake Friars talk about what they love. It is time to talk about their favorite teams. Blake talks about why he is a Vancouver Canucks fan. Talks about his greatest moments as a Canucks fan and tells you why he thinks they will make the playoffs this season. Brad tells the story of how he became a Calgary Flames fan. Talks about the amazing run

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Sellers, Sellers, and Kind-of Sellers

Sellers, Sellers, and Kind-of Sellers

INSIDE EDGE HOCKEY NEWS – RADIO SHOW | EPISODE 16 Sellers, Sellers, and Kind-of Sellers   The National Hockey League trade deadline is two weeks away. A lot is yet to be determined on just what teams will be sellers and what teams will hold off. Brad Burud breaks down what teams are all in, and what teams are still borderline. It looks like it will be a very active trade deadline as teams prepare to make that long journey with their sights set on hoisting the Stanley Cup. What pla

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