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Mar 4, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) celebrates the game tying goal by defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) (not pictured) in the third period past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov (1) at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 21

Rule Controversy, Serious Cup Contenders, and Playoff Format

Listen to “THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast – Episode 21 – Rule Controversy, Serious Cup Contenders, and Playoff Format” on Spreaker.

Debate 1 | Offsides/Goalie Interference solutions – General Managers Meetings.

Debate 2 |Serious Stanley Cup Contenders

Debate 3 |NHL Stanley Cup Playoff formats – What system do you like?

Brad Burud and Blake Friars discuss offside controversy, and goalie interference. Who are the serious Stanley Cup contenders and what playoff format do you think is the best. It is the push for the playoffs and action in the NHL is heating up on and off the ice. Also a new segment to the show, 3 Questions. Brad fires three questions at Blake. High sticking, NHL problems, and billboards headline the questions.


Blake Friars brings the Canadian approach to the show. The Bienfait, Saskatchewan native grew up playing hockey for 16 years. The goalie is also a long-time Roberto Luongo fan, and claims the Vancouver Canucks as his favorite team. Blake brings the millennial approach to the show. He is candid in his approach, and creates numerous laughs

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