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And we’re back! Today’s Hockey Talk came with a real Pro (see what I did there), as I was joined by NBC’s Jason Brough. We thought we’d go fun and real general today, so we chatted about:

* Hockey Parents

* How our own deficiencies as players influence how we see NHLers

* Who has the best life in the NHL (as in, one year, trade places with one player, who ya got)?jason brough

* Save percentage being influenced by systems

* Running a hockey website

* And much more

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Hey friends! Sorry for the gap in podcasts, but we’re back today with what I think was a pretty enjoyable show.

I was joined by Scott Lewis (who you should follow on Twitter) to start, and we discussed:

* Some great Brian Burke quotes

* The Buffalo Sabres front office moves

* Nazem Kadri the Rat

* Steven Stamkos’ injury

* Nail Yakupov and Dallas Eakins

* Proposed rule changes at the GM meetings

* And much more

Sabres/Leafs correspondent Joe Yerdon of NHL.com and ProHockeyTalk then joined me to get into the Sabres nitty-gritty, specifically:

* Why now?

* What’s the Nolan’s “interim” tag?

* What’s Terry Pegula’s deal?

And more.

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Dallas Eakins

Happy Friday folks. We figured we were long overdue to get Scott Lewis (AKA SLewis) on the show, so we went with a general NHL wrap-up and had some fun.

We discussed:

* Dallas Eakins getting told he sucks

* The Oilers start

* Talbot for Downie

* The Buffalo Sabres. Oh, the Sabres

* Reader tweets (Seth Jones, captains, Movember, coaching)

* And much more

You can listen to it here:

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We had a particularly great podcast guest today, as TSN‘s Bob McKenzie joined me in studio for a chat. We talked about what he does, the value of social media, current NHL news and more.

In particular, we discussed:

* Bob’s path to his current role

* The challenges that come with being an “insider”

* How his job has changed over the years

* The NHL today, specifically the:

- Islanders
- Jets
- Avalanche
- Leafs
- Oilers, and
- Sabres

* And of course, much more

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Lars Eller

Hola! It’s Podcast Wednesday, and I’ve got a friend in the studio today, Mr. Thomas Drance of theScore dot com. Y’know, the place we work at.

Thomas is a news editor for us here, and he also writes for Vice, CanucksArmy.com, and the Sporting News. You should probably follow him on Twitter too, he’s a knowledgeable hockey dude.

Today we discussed:

* Lars Eller on the Oilers, Dallas Eakins on Lars Eller and all that

* Helmet-less fighting, and the NHL’s displeasure with it

* Potential Olympic players who are trending up and down

* NHL teams who are trending up and down

* And quick hits from all around the League – Monahan, Torts,  the Seguin trade and more

You can listen to it here:

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Joe Thornton

Hello! It’s podcast time again – this week I was joined by Backhand Shelf’s own Dave Lozo, to talk about some very important things (but primarily Joe Thornton’s penis).

We discussed:

* Max Lapierre, Patrick Kaleta and other “rats”

* “Advanced” stats usefulness from a centrist viewpoint

* A reporter and a player discuss whether Joe Thornton’s comments were on the record

* Peter Chiarelli’s comments on Tyler Seguin

* The starts by the Rangers and Devils

* And much more

All told, it was a good chat, if you can push through a few minutes of me talking solo about being okay with the Yakupov scratch, and the impending doom of the Calgary Flames. (The record of the teams they play on their upcoming road trip is 20-9-1, by the way. I didn’t miscalculate, I misspoke.)

There’ll be another podcast later this week with an in-studio guest as well, so stay tuned for that.

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Howdy! We were pleased to be joined by Steve Dangle today, from All Things Leafs Ever. Actually, that’s not accurate. He’s the managing editor of Leafs Nation, he’s the host of the Steve Dangle Podcast, he has over 10,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, and he’s behind @Steve_Dangle. Dude knows his Leafs.

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* A potential Jake Gardiner trade

* Bozak and Kadri’s minutes

* The frequency of AHL callups

And non-Leafs things, such as:

* Tomas Hertl

* The All Boring Name Team

* The All Firsty-Firsty (name) Team

* The Lady Lastname Team

* And The Punk Test

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