Thomas Drance joins the show to discuss his return back to the public sphere after his time with the Panthers, how that experience has changed his perspective on things, and the looming struggle between players and teams for power. Topics include:
6:00 How a peak behind the curtain changes things
18:00 The acceptance of analytics in league circles
29:00 The NHL’s hiring process and prerequisites for executives
44:00 The pros and cons of the changing landscape for RFAs
55:00 Stars wielding leverage and putting teams on the clock
1:00:00 Game of chicken between the Oilers and Jesse Puljujarvi
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