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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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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.

    NHL Trade Speculation heats up, as All-Star weekend approaches in St. Louis.

    NHL Trade Speculation heats up, as All-Star weekend approaches in St. Louis.

    With All-Star week festivities fast approaching in St. Louis, Burnside and Lebrun discuss the triumphant return of Justin Williams to the Carolina Hurricanes lineup, how good the Canes have been despite Dougie Hamilton's horrific injury, and how they might be in the market for a defenseman and a backup goalie.
    This season's trade deadline could be one of the busiest, with Nashville in an unfamiliar sellers position, the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings and Ottawa Senators also expected to be active leading up to the deadline. Robin Lehner, Alex Martinez, Chris Kreider, Craig Smith and J.G. Pegeau could be on the move before March. Scott and Pierre tackle this, and look at the reeling Winnipeg Jets and what their next move might be, as they look to stay in the playoff hunt.

    • 33 min
    Deboer hits the Jackpot in Vegas, as Gallant folds

    Deboer hits the Jackpot in Vegas, as Gallant folds

    Scott and Pierre discuss the decision by the Vegas Golden Knights to fire Gerard Gallant and replace him with former Shark head coach Peter Deboer.
    In a busy news week in the NHL, the guys also look at the shocking firing of Ray Shero in New Jersey, with Tom Fitzgerald taking over in the interim in Newark.
    Scott and Pierre travel up to Alberta to analyze the Zack Kassian/Matthew Tkachuk rivalry, and Kassian's subsequent suspension.
    To wrap the podcast, the guys marvel at how well the Penguins have done this season, despite the injuries, and the return of Captain Sidney Crosby taking them to the next level.

    • 36 min
    The Cross-Over: Two Man Advantage vs. The Full 60 - Part 1

    The Cross-Over: Two Man Advantage vs. The Full 60 - Part 1

    Scott Burnside and Pierre Lebrun join forces with Craig Custance from The Full 60 Podcast, to break down the NHL season at the midpoint. The boys touch on Chaos in the coaching ranks, trade deadline, possible Jack Adams and Hart Trophy winners, and a lot more. Plus, Scott plays a little word association with Pierre and Craig, on Dustin Byfuglien and Justin Williams.

    • 43 min
    BONUS EPISODE: 2020 Winter Classic Panel from Dallas Texas.

    BONUS EPISODE: 2020 Winter Classic Panel from Dallas Texas.

    Bob Sturm hosts a special Winter Classic round table with Sean Shapiro of The Athletic DFW, and Adam Vingan of The Athletic Nashville, from the Cotton Bowl in Texas. The Dallas Stars will host the 12th NHL Winter Classic in NHL history when they drop the puck vs the Nashville Predators on New Years Day, 2020.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Looking back on 2019, looking forward to 2020.

    Looking back on 2019, looking forward to 2020.

    Pierre and Scott dissect the all-star game rosters, which were announced on Monday, and the fact that Alex Ovechkin has already pulled out of the festivities. The guys also look at Detroit's struggles being the best thing for them with projected number one pick Alexis Lafreniere on the horizon.
    Scott and Pierre talk about the amazing job Mike Sullivan has done with the injury riddled Pittsburgh Penguins, who will now be without all-star Jake Guentzel for the next 4-6 months, and what Jim Rutherford might have up his sleeve with new found cap space.
    Finally, Burnsie and Lebrun look back at the moments that stood out for them in hockey in 2019.

    • 43 min
    Brian Elliott & John Chayka on the holiday edition of the POD

    Brian Elliott & John Chayka on the holiday edition of the POD

    Brian Elliott of the Philadelphia Flyers joins the pod, to discuss the Flyers season, his relationship with Carter Hart and how the team is dealing with the news of Oskar Lindblom's illness.

    John Chayka, the GM of the Arizona Coyotes pays a visit to the pod, and tells Scott and Pierre how the deal for Taylor Hall went down between the Yotes and the New Jersey Devils, and how the playoff positioned Coyotes are in win now mode.

    As well, Scott and Pierre breakdown the Taylor Hall trade, and what's next for the Devils, as more players could find their way out of Newark ahead of the trade deadline. Burnsie and Pierre discuss who Calgary and Colorado, the two teams rumoured to be in on Taylor Hall might go after after missing out on Hall, and how the once powerful Tampa Lightning could be a sleeper pick for the cup final this season. Finally, the guys discuss what is next for free agent Ilya Kovalchuk, will he get one more stop in the NHL, or is it back to Russia, and the KHL?

    • 1 hr 13 min

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