May 1, 2018; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) is congratulated by his teammate Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers (27) on his win against the Nashville Predators during the third period of game three of the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 26

Off to Round 2 of Stanley Cup Playoffs and Draft Lottery

Listen to “THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast – Episode 26 – Off to Round 2 of Stanley Cup Playoffs and Draft Lottery” on Spreaker.

Debate 1 |Draft Lottery System

Debate 2 |Eastern Conference Divisional Finals

Debate 3 |Western Conference Divisional Finals

It is off to round two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Brad Burud and Blake Friars breakdown all four series. The good, the bad and the crazy. Then on to the NHL Draft Lottery. They discuss the system and the winners and losers, and most importantly debate if the Buffalo Sabres can take advantage of the number one draft pick.


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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