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Two-Man Advantage w/ Burnside & LeBrun - A Show on the NHL

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Every Wednesday, The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside bring you Two-Man Advantage, featuring insight from both, interviews, and insider information from two of the most connected people in the hockey universe.

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US Olympian Kendall Coyne Schofield joins Pierre and Scott to discuss her new dream job with her hometown Chicago Blackhawks, as a player development coach and youth hockey growth specialist. Plus, Scott and Pierre provide an update on the NHL and NHL-PA discussions for the 20/21 NHL season, and the boys pay tribute to Stanley Cup Champion Johnny Boychuk of the New York Islanders, who retired today due a serious eye injury suffered last season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rick Bowness, the head coach of the Dallas Stars joined Scott and Pierre fresh off signing his contract extension with the Stars. Bowness talks about taking the Stars all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, the contributions of how young players, assisted by his savvy veterans helped the Stars win the West and take the Cup Champion Lightning to a 6th game. Bowness discusses what it was like to be in the bubble for two and a half months, the game plan this off-season, and how much he is looking forward to heading back to Nova Scotia to enjoy a rare winter, back home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scott and Pierre welcome NBC Sports lead hockey analyst Ed Olczyk to look back on the storied career of Hall of Fame NHL play by play man Mike 'Doc' Emrick who retired from the booth on Monday. Eddie O talks about what Doc meant to him, memories of their first and final games together and the sendoff he hopes Doc will get from the league and the fans, once the pandemic is over. Plus, Pierre and Scott discuss the rumours surrounding Patrik Laine's tenure in Winnipeg and how Philadelphia might be a player for the Finnish superstar. The guys also discuss Joe Thornton joining the Maple Leafs, and the possibility of an all Canadian Division once the 2021 season commences, some time this winter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scott and Pierre look back on the first five days of free agency led by the top two free agents signing deals in the past two days. Alex Pietrangelo signed for 7 years in Vegas, and Taylor Hall inked a one year big money deal in Buffalo. The guys discuss the need to bring back the free agent speaking period. Scott and Pierre also take a closer look at the moves Montreal made this off-season, the Brendan Gallagher contract negotiations, and they discuss their sleeper free agent signings, Wayne Simmonds in Toronto, Jesper Fast in Carolina and Tyson Barrie in Edmonton. Finally, is Jumbo Joe Thornton considering a move to Toronto? The boys break it all down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scott and Pierre set up the 2020 NHL free agent season, which forecasts a busy month for signings and trades. Alex Pietrangelo, Taylor Hall and Torey Krug headline the players available, as free agency officially kicks off at noon on Friday. Burnsie and Pierre discuss that many NHL clubs have a lot of work to do to clear cap space, and that the free agent picture might not be cleared up by Friday night, negotiations could draw out for the entire month. The guys take a look at the list of players that have been waived, including Troy Stetcher, Kyle Turris and Anthony Duclair who now enter free agency. Plus, Pierre provides an update on Anton Khudobin and Mike Hoffman and the guys discuss what Max Domi/Josh Andersen trade and the untouchable list in Tampa Bay which doesn't include captain Steven Stamkos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
With the 2020/2021 NHL season behind us, Scott and Pierre dive into the off-season and take a look at the amount of work that most teams will need to do, to fit under the salary cap in order to sign their restricted free agents. many teams upcoming free agency. The guys touch on Tampa's cap issues, the Henrik Lundqvist buyout, the goalie carousel, and what is next for teams in Colorado, Vancouver, Toronto, Vegas and Philadelphia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scott Burnside and Pierre Lebrun recap the 2020 Stanley Cup Final, after nine weeks and two safe bubbles in Edmonton and Toronto. The boys look back on the Cup final that Tampa won over Dallas in 6 games, and the job of Bolts architect Julien Brisebois to reshape the Lightning at the trade deadline. They discuss Victor Hedman winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP in the NHL and the Dallas Stars heartbreaking loss in this years Stanley Cup final. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
John Forslund from the NHL on NBC Sports joins Scott from the Edmonton bubble, ahead of game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. John talks about life in two bubbles, as he started the playoffs in the Toronto bubble before heading west for the Conference Final and the Cup Final. John talks about the powerhouse Tampa Bay Lightning and the resilient Dallas Stars who have put on a heck of a series so far. Plus the guys discuss other NHL news, including trades being made, what the new season schedule might look like, free agency and the draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Spector, Senior Hockey Columnist with Sporetsnet.ca, joins Scotty ahead of the first of back to back Stanley Cup games in Edmonton. Game 4 may as well be a must win game for Dallas, as they trail Tampa and the series 2 games to 1. Spec and Burnsie discuss what the Stars must do in game 4 tonight vs Tampa to even the series. Specifically, the Stars need to stay out of the Penalty Box, Anton Khudobin needs to have the game of his life, and the Star veteran players, Tyler Seguin, Alex Radulov, Corey Perry and Joe Pavelski need to step up their efforts. Finally, Spec and Burnside look at the trade between Florida and Pittsburgh, and if this is just the beginning of a very active off-season in the NHL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Emily Kaplan from ESPN.com joins Scott to discuss the Lightning's game three win in the Stanley Cup Final, and the emotional return of Steven Stamkos to the Bolts lineup. Emily and Scott also discuss the Stars slow starts to games, the pivotal back to back games this weekend, and if Ben Bishop will draw in to start one of the games for the Stars. Scott and Emily also discuss Emily's piece on Life in the Bubble, where NHL players spoke candidly about how the experience has been for them as they navigate their time living in the Toronto and Edmonton bubble during the NHL's return to play this summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Michael Hirshfeld, the Executive Director of the NHL Coaches Association, joins Pierre and Scott to discuss what the Association is all about, how it got started and how it assists all NHL coaches in conjunction with the NHL. Michael discusses the mentorship program, and initiatives to support female and black and indigenous coaches. Scott and Pierre look ahead to game three of the Stanley Cup Final between Dallas and Tampa Bay and discuss what NHL teams are planing ahead of Free Agency and the draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mike Rupp, Stanley Cup Champion and Studio Analyst with the NHL Network joins Scott to discuss his career as a player, including his Stanley Cup series winning goal for New Jersey, his infamous 'Jagr salute' at the Winter Classic, and how he got into the world of broadcasting. Burnsie and Rupper take a look at the Stanley Cup final, recapping the game two Tampa Bay win, and what to expect next in this series between the Stars and Bolts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Elliotte Friedman from Hockey Night in Canada joins Scott to discuss when the next season for the NHL might begin.  The guys look at a number of different options that the NHL has, including fans or no fans in the stands, an all Canadian division, a more regional schedule, a baseball type schedule with teams playing back to back games in the same city and more. In the second half of the podcast, Burnsie and Friedge look ahead to game two of the Stanley Cup Final, with Dallas leading the series 1 game to none over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Stars are riding high on the shoulders of Khudobin, Oleksiak and head coach Rick Bowness. Could Steve Stamkos finally be ready to play?  As Jon Cooper says, Tune in (to the podcast) to find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Associated Press Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno joins Scott from the Edmonton bubble to help set up the Stanley Cup Final between Dallas and Tampa Bay. The guys recap the Eastern Conference Final between the NY Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning.  The Bolts beat the Isles in game 6 in OT to advance to the Cup final for the first time since 2015. Plus the guys discuss Rick Bowness and the Dallas Stars, and how they matchup with the Lightning. Scott and Steve also look back on the hiring of Peter Laviolette in Washington, and what he brings to the Capitals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Josh Bogorad, the play by play voice of the Dallas Stars joins Scott to discuss his career path in sports broadcasting. Josh talks about what it was like to be on the call for the Stars, as they eliminated Vegas in game 5 overtime, to advance to their first Stanley Cup appearance in 20 years. Thomas Drance wakes up early from the Edmonton bubble, to get us set for game 6 of the Eastern Final between Tampa and the Islanders.  Will Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point be healthy enough to play?  Can the Islanders pull out another upset? Thomas has the answers! Plus, Thomas and Scott discuss the Staal for Johansson trade, the Edmundson signing and how their is more to come from Minnesota and Montreal, as they re-tool their rosters this fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Geoff Ward, who took over last fall for Bill Peters as the interim head coach for the Flames, saw the interim tag removed this week by the Calgary Flames. Geoff joins Scott and Pierre to discuss his journey from the University of Waterloo, to being a head coach in the NHL. Scott and Pierre also discuss Peter Laviolette joining the Capitals as their new head coach and what the future may be for veteran coaches Mike Babcock and Gerard Gallant. The guys also talk about the huge game five, double OT win by the Islanders to force game 6 vs Tampa Bay. Pierre and Scott also take a look at some of the interesting off-season moves by Billy Guerin in Minnesota, including acquiring Nick Bjugstad, signing Jonas Brodin and rumours swirling that Matt Dumba will be moved this fall as well.  Finally, the guys address the Coyotes General Manager position which could be filled as early as today by St. Louis scout Bill Armstrong, and the ongoing financial limitations for the Coyotes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jesse Granger from the Athletic LV joins Scott to unpack the surprising outcome of the Western Conference Final between the Dallas Stars and the Vegas Golden Knights. Plus the guys talk about the future of Robin Lehner and Marc-Andre Fleury together in Vegas, if it's time to name a Captain and if too much success too soon is a bad thing for the franchise.Finally, Scott addresses the breaking news with the Washington Capitals hiring Peter Laviolette as the 19th head coach in club history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NHL Network lead analyst Kevin Weekes joins Scott to discuss his involvement in the NHL's Hockey is for Everyone Program, and the NHL's player inclusion committee. Kevin also praises the work of Anton Khudobin during this playoff, and how the Stars have rallied around their backup during this improbable playoff run for the Dallas Stars. Kevin and Scott also discuss the seemingly unstoppable force that is the Tampa Bay Lightning and the massive hill that the Islanders have to climb to get back in the Eastern Final vs the Bolts. Finally, Kevin discusses what the process was like for him as he interviewed for front office jobs tis summer for a couple of NHL teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Colby Cohen from NBC Sports Philadelphia and the NHL on WestWood One Radio joins Scott to discuss Bruce Cassidy's winning the Jack Adams, and Sean Couturier who won the Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward. Plus Colby looks back at the Stars huge OT win in game three over Vegas, the goaltending performance by Anton Khudobin and that shot in OT by Alex Radulov, In the East, the Bolts look to have things in control, Colby and Scott take a look at if the Islanders have anything left in the Conference Final vs the powerhouse Tampa Bay Lightning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
US Olympian, and the NHL on NBC Sports analyst AJ Mleczko joins Scott to discuss the conference finals. AJ talks about the challenge of calling games off of monitors in NYC, while the game have been taking place in Toronto and Edmonton, and what it's like to be a hockey mom of four children. AJ and Scott take a closer look at the devastating loss by the Islanders in game two by the seemingly unstoppable Lightning. They also analyze Barry Trotz's willingness to adapt and how that is a positive for an Isles team that is desperate to get back in this series. Plus, AJ shares why she thinks that the Dallas Stars shouldn't be counted out in the West vs the powerhouse Vegas Golden Knights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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