TORONTO, ON – JULY 1: John Tavares #91 of the Toronto Maple Leafs poses with his jersey after signing with the Maple Leafs, beside Kyle Dubas, General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Brendan Shanahan, President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, at the Scotiabank Arena on July 1, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images)

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 30

Leafs find their Man, Busy Free Agency, and It’s Summertime

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Debate 1 | John Tavares signs with Toronto Maple Leafs

Debate 2 | Busy Free Agency Period

Debate 3 | Its Summertime

The Leafs have found their man. Superstar free agent John Tavares shocks the hockey world and signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Free Agency was and is busy as every. Breakdowns of all the key signings. Its officially summertime and NHL offseason. Brad Burud and Blake Friars have all the lowdown.


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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