TAMPA, FL – MARCH 18: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates after scoring a goal against Darcy Kuemper #35 of the Arizona Coyotes in the first period at Amalie Arena on March 18, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images)

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 56

Playoff Format and Playoff Ready Goalies

Listen to “THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast – Episode 56 – Playoff Format and Playoff Ready Goalies” on Spreaker.

It is very close to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Brad Burud and Blake Friars talk playoff format. Should it be 1-8 in the conference? Should it be choose your opponent? or Should it stay as is? They definitely have their opinions on this one. Then it is time to argue what goalies are playoff ready. In a year in which goalies have struggled the list is a little shorter than usual. Who is primed for a big playoff run? The wild card spots are up for grabs with 10 games remaining. Brad and Blake will tell you who will fill those spots.


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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