By Leon Lifschutz | Follow me @BruinsBreakdown
Join Ryan and Leon on Bruins Breakdown as they provide an in-depth analysis of all the latest Boston Bruins, National Hockey League, and hockey world happenings. Our hosts have spent their lives involved in hockey as players, coaches, and more. The dynamic duo, along with periodic special guests, will provide keen insights into the game – be it through the numbers, tactical analysis, or downright outlandish opinions. Check out the latest episode for Bruins, NHL, and hockey talk in a light and fun-spirited atmosphere.
Get out your tinfoil hats and join Leon and Ryan down a rabbit hole of hockey conspiracy theories. If you’re still with them after that, the guys dive into their patent-pending evaluation methodology to analyze the Bruins’ week of games against the Islanders and Flyers. The dynamic duo gets into their thoughts on the blockbuster trade between Winnipeg and Columbus. Some more serious topics ensue including Mike Babcock breaking his silence a year and a half after being fired. That’s followed by a Sports Illustrated article about Akim Aliu and the Hockey Diversity Alliance’s fraying relationship with the NHL, a microcosm for the challenges of making social change in sports and society. The guys round out the night with a bubble update from the Boston Pride and some grade-A chirps from Trent Fredric.
0:00 – Microchipped pucks and Russian conspiracies; 13:30 – Bruins game recap, trends, and narratives; 32:10 – Player, coaching, and tactical evaluations; 1:03:20 – Columbus and Winnipeg blockbuster trade; 1:20:06 – Mike Babock; 1:36:22 – Akim Aliu and the HDA; 1:46:55 – Boston Pride update and Trent Frederic chirps