WINNIPEG, MB – OCTOBER 14: Sebastian Aho #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes keeps an eye on the play during first period action against the Winnipeg Jets at the Bell MTS Place on October 14, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Jets defeated the Canes 3-1. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images)

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 37

Legal Pot and Pulling the Goalie

Listen to “THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast – Episode 37 – Legal Pot and Pulling the Goalie” on Spreaker.

The NHL regular season is in full swing. Brad Burud and Blake Friars discuss the legalization of marijuana in Canada, and how it will effect hockey. Then they dive into when is the proper time to pull your goalie. Analytics is changing when coaches are choosing to do this, and more goals are the result this season. Then its time to talk about a barrage of topics – Leafs fall, Move over Rinne, Point streaks and a Kings coach in trouble. THE DEBATE is packed with NHL entertainment.


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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