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Andrei Vasilevskiy Forges His Hall of Fame Resume
May 24 2022
Jeff chats with The Athletic's Joe Smith about Andrei Vasilievskiy’s ranking among the modern goaltending greats, what the biggest surprise was in the series with the Panthers and when Brayden Point could be back in the lineup (02:18). Later on, NHL Network analyst Mike Rupp discusses what impact Chris Tanev would have on the Battle of Alberta, Connor McDavid’s ability to be “sudden” and how Tampa dismantled the Panthers in round two (17:34). Finally, Kelly Hrudey weighs in on Vasilevskiy’s performance against Florida, the level that McDavid is playing on right now and what Nazem Kadri has had to endure over the last few days (46:42). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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Marek & Friedman: Tampa Rolls Again
May 24 2022
Jeff and Elliotte look back on the Lightning’s series win over the Panthers, where Andrei Vasilevskiy ranks among greatest goaltenders of recent memory, and what the future holds for Claude Giroux (00:13). Next, the guys discuss Nazem Kadri’s incredible performance in Game 4 and some of the Blues players' interest in revenge rather than winning (14:56). To finish, Jeff and Elliotte chat about the Battle of Alberta and how some believe the Flames can slow down Connor McDavid (23:05). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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Mark Giordano Returns for Two in T.O.
May 23 2022
Matt Marchese moves to the host's chair and welcomes in Flames' radio voice Derek Wills to look back on Jacob Markstrom's series so far, what went wrong during Game 3 in Edmonton, and projects Chris Tanev's potential return and Calgary's needed adjustments for Game 4 (00:18). Next up, Leafs Nation's own Gord Stellick checks in to chat about Mark Giordano's freshly minted 2-year deal, who could be the odd-one-out on the Leafs' blue line, Nick Paul's influence on Tampa's series with Florida, and his takeaways from the Rangers' duel with Carolina and St. Louis' clash with Colorado (15:54). To wrap up today, Matt sorts through the numbers of the newest contracts signed today and discusses those still in search of a deal, before we hear postgame audio from Jay Woodcroft, Darryl Sutter and Nazem Kadri (48:49). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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Marchese & Friedman: Oilers Top Line Shifts the Series
May 23 2022
On today's Victoria Day edition, Matt Marchese welcomes in Elliotte Friedman to discuss how the Oilers' turned the Battle of Alberta in their favour, the effectiveness of loading up the top line, Connor McDavid's unworldly stretch of play and Evander Kane's resurgence with Edmonton (00:35). The pair then revisit Milan Lucic's collision with Mike Smith that led to a game misconduct, and shift their attention South as Tampa closed to within one game from the conference finals with Corey Perry still playing his brand of hockey (11:20). To wrap up, Matt and Elliotte look back on Rick Bowness' tenure with the Stars and ask what's next, before sharing their thoughts on Brian Rust & Mark Giordano's new deals (21:34).   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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