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With Ryan Dixon & Rory Boylen

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May 11: The Final Four is Set
May 11 2018
May 11: The Final Four is Set
May 11 2018
It's a guest-heavy episode as both conference finals are previewed. First off, though, the boys discuss Toronto's decision to make 31-year-old Kyle Dubas the team's new GM (2:50). As for the on-ice action, Ryan and Rory discuss the rise of the Jets (7:35) before Vegas insider Gary Lawless joins the show to discuss the world-beating Golden Knights (15:45). In the second block, the Washington Post's Isabelle Khurshudyan explains how this iteration of the Capitals finally broke through Round 2 (30:00) and Sportsnet's Chris Johnston breaks down Tampa Bay and why the Bolts are his pick to go all the way (46:00).
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May 4: Second-Round Battles and GM Searches
May 04 2018
On this episode, Ryan and Rory go deep on a second-round series between the Jets and Preds that’s now a best-of-three (3:25). They also discuss Washington’s inability to put the squeeze on Pittsburgh (9:25) and if Tampa Bay can turn its matchup versus Boston into a short series (14:05). After that, the boys check in on news around the league, including fallout from the draft lottery (20:20), what’s next for Minnesota (27:00) and how a new GM could impact the Leafs (29:10).
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April 26: Leafs Lose And Looking Ahead
April 26 2018
On this episode, Ryan and Rory pick the bones of the Toronto Maple Leafs' seven-game loss to the Boston Bruins (35 sec). After putting Round 1 to bed, the boys look ahead to Round 2 and discuss whether Boston will handle Tampa Bay (10:11) and if Washington can reverse the curse against Pittsburgh (15:51). In the second block, they dissect the Vegas-San Jose matchup (21:53) and debate whether or not the heavyweight tilt between Nashville and Winnipeg is the true Western Conference final (27:12).
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April 10: Playoff Predictions
April 10 2018
On this episode, Ryan and Rory fill out their playoff brackets, starting with the Eastern Conference. Ryan likes the Leafs' chances against Boston (12:12), while Rory has figured out which team will end the Penguins' reign (15:40). In the second half, the boys pick apart an excruciatingly close Pacific Division (25:27) and go deep on the second-round series between Nashville and Winnipeg everyone is anticipating (31:14). Finally, both puckheads give their Stanley Cup pick (36:26).
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