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By Leon Lifschutz | Follow me @BruinsBreakdown

Show description

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.

Show summary

There were games this week! For the first time in their podcasting careers, Ryan and Leon have some actual Bruins games to break down. The pair introduced their patent-pending evaluation method focusing on formative evaluation (narratives and numbers), process evaluation (how is the team trending toward its goals), player evaluations (identifying who stood out positively or negatively), and tactical analysis (the Xs and Os). It’s not as nerdy as it sounds! Before and after their excitement about actual NHL games, the duo also took time to shout out Willie O’Ree and discuss women’s professional hockey. They finish the show with a whip around the league including the Keith Yandle situation, nuances of the salary cap, and hockey players being overgrown children.


0:00 – Oh snap, the season has started; 4:15 – Honoring Willie O’Ree; 10:12 – Breaking down Bruins first two games; 28:34  – Positives and negatives; 38:20 – Tactical observations; 49:50 – Scott Wheeler’s prospect rankings; 1:03:59 – Keith Yandle rumors; 1:11:40 – Around the league