A Buffalo Sabres podcast hosted by Chris and Tyler of the Buffalo blog Two in the Box. The Instigator focuses on Sabres hockey, the NHL and other Buffalo-related topics.
The Instigator Podcast 10.45 - When do the Sabres Go for It featuring Chad & Anthony of Expected Buffalo
Chad and Anthony from Expected Buffalo join the show for another roundtable discussion. This time we talk about when the Sabres will be ready to take the next big step in their rebuild and when the right time for it will be. We talk about how this summer has helped shape the next step in their rebuild and look ahead to whether or not next summer will be the time that Kevyn Adams starts making big splashes. We wrap up by touching on the prospects who could be most impacted by future acquisitions and even toss out a few favorites we'd like to see the Sabres target.
The Instigator Podcast 10.44 - Sabres Take Care of Business in Free Agency
It's a busy show as we spend a little time talking through Buffalo's draft class before diving into free agency. We discuss the signings of Eric Comrie and Ilya Lyubushkin and how they address the two biggest needs the Sabres had in free agency. We look into how Buffalo's roster makes it more difficult to freely add additional bodies despite having an apparent need to get further clear of the salary cap floor. We offer up a few names who could be wise additions for the team before moving on to a brief conversation over the biggest moves from the opening day of NHL Free Agency.
The Instigator Podcast 10.43 - Final Prep for the 2022 NHL Draft
It's a big draft episode as we look ahead to Thursday's first round and the three picks the Sabres hold. We spend time talking about Ivann Fedotov's situation in Russia and how it could affect teams considering Russians in the first round of the draft. Specifically, Danila Yurov and the smoke surrounding him and the Sabres. We also talk about potential fits at the ninth pick, 28 and even pick 41. All that and more on this week's episode of the podcast.
The Instigator Podcast featuring Chris Peters of Daily Faceoff
Chris Peters of DailyFaceoff.com joins the show to offer up a preview of this week's NHL draft. We talk about the wide variance of opinions on virtually every facet of this year's first round. From the first pick through 32, we touch on how wide the range of rankings can be for numerous players. We also touch on Buffalo's trio of first round picks and the players Chris sees as ideal fits at each of those selections.
The Instigator Podcast 10.42 - Mogilny's Hall of Fame Snub and Listener Questions
This week we tackle the 2022 Stanley Cup Final and offer up our thoughts on the postseason. We move on to discuss Alexander Mogilny missing out on induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame once again and whether his resume is enough to get into the Hall in the future. We wrap up with listener questions which go heavy on Buffalo's options in net this offseason.
The Instigator Podcast 10.41 - The Best Pick in Sabres History
For some lighter offseason content we decided to dig into who we deem to be the best draft pick in Sabres history. We considered a few permutations for our discussion as Gilbert Perreault is an obvious and easy answer to lead with. Our conversation meanders through a number of fan favorites and franchise legends as we assess various picks from a number of angles.
The show kicks off with a quick discussion of the latest in the NHL coaching carousel as Peter DeBoer and John Tortorella became the latest coaches to land new jobs.
For the Hardcore Sabres Fan
Good insight and content from the guys. Only thing keeping it a “4” is the audio quality, which at times, a little rough.
It’s a goat rodeo
“Goat rodeo” is one of the fine phrases I have learned from the podcasters with the most well kept junk in all of podcasting. Pragmatic and intelligent Chris and Tyler set a high bar for Sabres podcasters and consistently put out great content.
Do you guys even listen to your own podcast after record it? You can only hear one person talking.