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THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 23

2018 Stanley Cup Preview and Predictions

Listen to “THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast – Episode 23 – 2018 Stanley Cup Preview and Predictions” on Spreaker.

Debate 1 |2017-2018 Regular Season Prediction Recap

Debate 2 |2018 Western Conference Stanley Cup Playoff Preview/Predictions

Debate 3 |2018 Eastern Conference Stanley Cup Playoff Preview/Predictions

Brad Burud and Blake Friars are pumped and ready to get the Stanley Cup Playoffs underway. First off we review the NHL regular season and discuss our predictions from opening night. We nailed some and we look like fools on some other picks. Then we dive into the Western Conference and Eastern Conference Stanley Cup Playoff matchups. We breakdown and argue each matchup, and most importantly tell you who will win and why.


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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