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Mar 17, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Dallas Stars center Jason Spezza (90) skates against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 11

Spezza Scratched, Johnson Requests Trade, and All-Star Snubs

Listen to “THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast – Episode 11 – Spezza Scratched, Johnson Requests Trade, and All-Star Snubs” on Spreaker.

Debate 1 | Jason Spezza a Healthy Scratch

Debate 2 | Jack Johnson requests trade from Columbus

Debate 3 | NHL All-Star Snubs

Dallas Stars forward and assistant captain Jason Spezza was a healthy scratch for this Mondays game in Boston. Is this a motivation tactic by Ken Hitchcock, is it a sign of a pending trade, or was it a disrespectful move for a veteran player. Jack Johnson has requested a trade out of Columbus. Will he get traded, and is it appropriate for him to be asking for a trade. All-Star snubs, who are this years power performers that are left out of the All-Star classic.


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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