Apr 23, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Mitchell Marner (16) celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period against the Boston Bruins in game six of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 25

Stanley Cup Round One Disappointment and NHL Coaches Shuffle

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Debate 1 |NHL Coaches Shuffle

Debate 2 |Western Conference Round One Recap and Round Two Preview

Debate 3 |Eastern Conference Round One Recap and Round Two Preview

Brad Burud and Blake Friars debate the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Was it what we expected, was it as exciting as usual or was it a flop. They also breakdown the recent coaching changes as Bill Peters is out of Carolina and is now in Calgary. Also openings in NY Rangers, Dallas and Carolina, who will fill these spots?


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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