Dec 7, 2017; San Jose, CA, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Noah Hanifin (5) in the game against the San Jose Sharks during the second period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 29

NHL Draft Shuffle, Flames/Canes Trade and Top Targets

Listen to “THE DEBATE Hockey Podcast – Episode 29 – NHL Draft Shuffle, Flames/Canes Trade and Top Targets” on Spreaker.

Debate 1 |NHL Draft – Winners and Losers

Debate 2 |Flames/Canes Blockbuster Trade

Debate 3 |NHL Free-Agents and Trade Targets

Its NHL Draft time and Brad Burud and Blake Friars breakdown the winners and losers, and what players moved up and what players fell in the draft. The Calgary Flames and the Carolina Hurricanes hooked up on a blockbuster trade. Who won this deal, and why did this deal go down? NHL free agency is coming quick. Where will players sign and who is on the trade block?


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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