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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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InsideEdge

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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InsideEdge

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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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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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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InsideEdge

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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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

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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InsideEdge

Winter Classic Rerun: Same Teams Every Year

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 k

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InsideEdge

Philly Disaster and Bye Bye Berglund$

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 figur

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InsideEdge

Getting Ready for Christmas Hockey Style

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

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InsideEdge

Seattle Joins the Party

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 look

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InsideEdge

Reaves Night of Revenge

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 vic

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Nylander Saga Finally Ends and Wilson Antics

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 I

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