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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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InsideEdge

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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InsideEdge

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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InsideEdge

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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InsideEdge

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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InsideEdge

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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Our Take: Tampa Bay Lightning Stealth Jersey

Our Take: Tampa Bay Lightning Stealth Jersey

So earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Lightning made an unpredictable announcement by unveiling their brand new Stealth jersey. As they made their announcement, the Lightning wore those jerseys for their home game against the St. Louis Blues. The announcement come of as rather casual with no trumpets, no confetti and no hype whatsoever. It was almost as if the Lightning wanted a quiet unveiling because of the “stealthy” nature of the jersey.   GREAT SALES STATS A very important

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West Race Expands and Trade Deadline Cool Down

West Race Expands and Trade Deadline Cool Down

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 51 West Race Expands and Trade Deadline Cool Down     The NHL bye weeks are finally done. All-Star break is behind us and now it is time to race to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Brad Burud and Blake Friars talk about how the Western Conference has widened. Seven teams are fighting for three spots, and only three teams are really out of the race. It is going to be a battle. Will so many teams slow down the amount of teams selling at NHL Trade

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HOT TAKE: THE 2019 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS AND PHILADELPHIA FLYERS STADIUM SERIES JERSEYS

HOT TAKE: THE 2019 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS AND PHILADELPHIA FLYERS STADIUM SERIES JERSEYS

Usually any NHL outdoor game creates a lot of anticipation for fans. The Winter Classics and the Stadium Series are an event almost every fan, regardless of what team you cheer for, take interest in. The one thing that piques the most curiosity on these games is always the grand, jersey reveal.   There’s just one problem:   The Flyers jersey was leaked. Not once, but twice. Also, the Penguins jersey was leaked along with the second time the Flyers jersey was leaked. Ouch! Som

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Columbus “Pull the Trigger”

Columbus “Pull the Trigger”

The Instigator |Episode 23 Columbus “Pull the Trigger”   Trade or not. Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky has put the Columbus Blue Jackets and General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen in a difficult position. Do you keep them for a playoff run or gather assets for the future and still take a playoff run?? Time for a decision. Brad Burud from Inside Edge Hockey News gives his two-cents on this dilemma…Can the Columbus Blue Jackets ever catch a break?   PODCAST

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InsideEdge

The NHL in 10 Years

The NHL in 10 Years

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 50 The NHL in 10 Years   Brad Burud and Blake Friars celebrate 50 episodes by diving into the NHL and looking at how the league will change in the next 10 years. They take a look at 10 critical questions that the NHL faces in the next 10 years and how the league will change.1 – Concussions and Safety of the Game2- Fighting and Cheap Shots3- CBA/Revenue/Salary Cap4- Relocation and Expansion5- Olympics and International Play6- Rule Changes7- Fra

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McDavid Frustration and the Wild West

McDavid Frustration and the Wild West

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 49 McDavid Frustration and the Wild West   The Western Conference Playoff race is in full swing as we head into NHL All-Star weekend. Brad Burud and Blake Friars take a look at the race and give their opinions on what team will fall out of the race first and what teams will survive the battle for the wildcard spots. Then its time to figure out the Edmonton Oilers. What is going on in Edmonton? What crazy move is Peter Cirelli going to make nex

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InsideEdge

Buyers, Sellers, and the Bait

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 Blak

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InsideEdge

Midseason Report Cards and Trophies

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 liste

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InsideEdge

Midseason Shockers and All-Stars Skip Out

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 prob

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InsideEdge

2018/19 NHL HALF-SEASON NHL AWARDS!

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 seaso
Stars Blasted by Ownership

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? The

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