SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 18: San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48) gets pushed past the puck by Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin (21) during Game 5, Round 1 between the Vegas Golden Knights and the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 61

Surprise Exits and Game Seven Anticipation

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Round One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is drawing to an end but not before we get excited to watch two game sevens. Toronto vs Boston and Vegas vs San Jose will treat us to one of the most anticipated moments of the playoffs, a do or die game. Brad Burud and Blake Friars breakdown the first round. They talk about the surprise early exits of Calgary, Tampa Bay, Winnipeg and Pittsburgh. The upsets destroyed everyone’s brackets and shocked the hockey world. Then they discuss other league happenings, Ovie is like Tyson, Lehner, Coaches, Stevie Y, Hamilton, Oshie and Officiating. It is an exciting playoff edition of THE DEBATE Hockey Podcast.


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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