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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.

    Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno and the NHL's Return to Play

    Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno and the NHL's Return to Play

    The Captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Nick Foligno joins Scott and Pierre to discuss the news of the NHL's 24-team Return to Play format which sees his Blue Jackets face the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 5 game play in, series. Nick discusses how his team matches up with the Leafs, how his coach John Tortorella motivates his team and how the long layoff has benefited the Jackets as they are now 100 percent healthy.

    Scott and Pierre discuss commissioner Gary Bettman's Tuesday afternoon update on the NHL's plan to return to play, including surprise hub city options, the draft, statistics not counting towards the regular season or the playoffs in the play in series, and how the Canadian government plays a role in Canada hosting one of the two hub cities.

    • 49 min
    The NHL's Guru Steve Mayer - The Chief Content Officer

    The NHL's Guru Steve Mayer - The Chief Content Officer

    Steve Mayer, joins Scott and Pierre to discuss how the NHL has been a leading force in the sports world, keeping in touch with their fans through zoom calls and special online interviews during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Steve takes Scott and Pierre through the NHL's plan, as the league prepares to return this summer, to finish the season and award the Stanley Cup.

    • 51 min
    Coop's Law - Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay Lightning Head Coach

    Coop's Law - Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay Lightning Head Coach

    Jon Cooper, the Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Lighting joins Scott and Pierre on the podcast to discuss his start in hockey, and why he chose to leave his career as a lawyer, to coach.

    Coop offers his opinion on what he thinks the NHL should do regarding scheduling and the playoffs, if and when the NHL season resumes. With the delay to return, it has enabled the Bolts to get healthy as Steve Stamkos, Jan Rutta and Ryan McDonagh are ready to go, as Tampa prepares for a long playoff run as they aim for their second championship in franchise history.

    The guys also discuss Pierre's Tuesday night conversation with Bill Daly, the NHL's deputy commissioner after the latest NHL return to play committee meeting, as they try to find a path back to the season.

    • 53 min
    Brian MacLellan - Washington Capitals General Manager

    Brian MacLellan - Washington Capitals General Manager

    The General Manager of the Washington Capitals, Brian MacLellan joins Scott and Pierre from his home in Minnesota, as the pause in the NHL season continues.

    Brian updates the guys on the BOG meetings from last week, and offers his opinion on what the NHL should do regarding the 2020 NHL draft.

    The guys look back on Brian's 20 years in the Capitals organization, and discuss the monster year from Captain Alex Ovechkin, and how Mac would like to sign Ovie to a new deal that keeps him a Capital for life.

    Finally, Brian discusses the challenges that the players will have, not being able to feed off the fans enthusiasm during the Stanley Cup playoffs, if and when the season resumes.

    In the second half of the podcast, Burnsie and Pierre look at the difficulty NHL players will have, coming back from a long layoff, and the ongoing issue of what the NHL will do with the NHL Draft.

    • 52 min
    Dave Poulin from TSN Hockey, former Flyers Captain

    Dave Poulin from TSN Hockey, former Flyers Captain

    Former Flyers Captain Dave Poulin, current studio analyst for the NHL on TSN joins Two Man Advantage with Pierre and Scott to look back on his career in the NHL, his time with Notre Dame, the Rendez-vous '87 tournament and more.

    Dave also offers his insight on how the NHL season will resume, and how it might work if the league decides to play all remaining games in specific markets.

    Plus, Dave raves about his love for the Michael Jordan documentary, 'The Last Dance' and his connection to the great Chicago Bulls teams led by Jordan and Poulie's former school mate John Paxson.

    Scott and Pierre take a closer look at the Chicago Blackhawks decision to relieve John McDonough of his Presidential duties with the team, and how Mike Gillis might be in the running to replace him.

    • 48 min
    Carter Hart - Philadelphia Flyers Goalie

    Carter Hart - Philadelphia Flyers Goalie

    Carter Hart, the Philadelphia Flyers goaltender joins Scott and Pierre from his home in Sherwood Forrest Alberta to discuss how he is keeping in shape and trying to stay sharp as he waits for a return to the season and a Flyers playoff run in the NHL.

    Carter talks about his love for all things Philadelphia, settling into his new place in Philly, his guitar hobby, the pressure of playing for a passionate fanbase, and what he thinks this Philly team can do in the playoffs, if the NHL season resumes.

    Scott and Pierre also discuss the Devils interest in Gerard Gallant, plus if any other teams with interim coaches are looking for long term replacements. As well, Scott asks Pierre what teams might have the best shot if and when the season resumes, and you might be surprised by Pierre's answer.

    The boys also discuss the possibility of the NHL Draft happening in June, before the season is completed, and what NHL GM's think about that scenario.

    • 47 min

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...cannot help that Burnside's voice can sound pretty annoying soon. LeBrun is awesome.

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