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Taking a closer look at the 2018 HHOF inductees
In this week's episode of the Hockey Night in Canada podcast we take a look at the 2018 HHOF induction class. Rob is joined by new inductee Jayna Hefford. In this week's segment of Ice Level, Sophia Jurksztowicz chats with HHOF selection committee member Brian Burke to get more on how the voting process works. He also talks about how Gary Bettman is the most important person in the game - more so than The Great One
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Five story lines one month into the season
Rob Pizzo is joined by Hockey Night In Canada host Ron Maclean as they discuss the early success of the Canadian teams, coaches that have been fired, the explosion of goals as well as who the best player in the game is right now.
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The life of a hockey insider and analyst
Social media means information is just a few clicks away. For hockey fans .. that means grabbing their phones, and checking out their favourite insiders to see what's new. And when certain people break stories, you take it as fact. But when you read those scoops .. do you ever wonder how they got the goods? Turns out .. it didn't just fall into their laps. This week on the Hockey Night In Canada Podcast .. host Rob Pizzo takes you into the life of a hockey insider and analyst.
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Goalie Equipment: One size fits all?
The NHL season has begun with a LOT of goals. Is smaller goalie gear the explanation? The league doesn't want equipment to offer unfair advantage. The fans love seeing the puck in the net...so what about the poor guys between the pipes? Are they getting pummelled for the sake of rule-tinkering? Those in the know are sharing with Rob Pizzo and Sophia Jurksztowicz: Connor Hellebuyck, Brian Elliott, Kelly Hrudey and Corey Hirsch.
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A day in the life: referees
The men in stripes share trade secrets this week. Could there be a more thankless gig? Perfection means being ignored. A single mistake and you are marked for years of noisy abuse. Don Koharski officiated over 1700 regular season games. He and Rob Pizzo discuss the infamous "Donut incident". Stephen Walkom, Veep of Officiating for the NHL , shares his authoritative wisdom. Sophia Jurksztowicz gets on the line with NHL referee Garrett Rank, whose love of off season golf carried him to compete in the U.S Open.
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Whatever happened to good old grudges? Rivalries are the heart and soul of NHL excitement. Now that the bad old days of brawling are mostly a thing of the past...what's fuelling team intensity? Rob Pizzo checks in with veterans Chris Nilan and Kris Draper...and Sophia Jurksztowicz goes to current pros, James Van Riedmsdyk and Marc Staal. Guess what? current players say rivalries are as hot as ever...
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Five Questions on opening day
Can Tavares lead the Leafs to glory? Will the Golden Knights be able to sustain their incredible debut season performance? 26 years after the last one, can a Canadian team win the Stanley Cup this season? Will Washington suffer a post season hangover? And is Mr Crosby still the best player in the league? CBC sports Hockey Night in Canada podcast debuts with answers to these burning questions.
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A minute with Rob Pizzo, Host of Hockey Night in Canada podcast. What to expect from the NHL season...what to listen for in the new weekly cbc sports production.
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