ST. PAUL, MN – JANUARY 19: Jonas Brodin #25 of the Minnesota Wild chases the puck into the corner during a game with the Columbus Blue Jackets at Xcel Energy Center on January 19, 2019 in St. Paul, Minnesota.(Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)

THE DEBATE – Hockey Podcast | Episode 51

West Race Expands and Trade Deadline Cool Down

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The NHL bye weeks are finally done. All-Star break is behind us and now it is time to race to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Brad Burud and Blake Friars talk about how the Western Conference has widened. Seven teams are fighting for three spots, and only three teams are really out of the race. It is going to be a battle. Will so many teams slow down the amount of teams selling at NHL Trade Deadline. The deadline is less than three weeks away, and it is time for some moves to start happen. Brad and Blake talk about players you can get at a value, and what players are likely to be moved, and they even throw out where they think some players will land. Trade Deadline is one of the best times of the year. Oh yeah…don’t forget three questions..always entertaining and controversial..

 


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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