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Centers Can Play Wing But Wings Can’t Play Center

On Episode 57 of Beers in The Lot, the crew watched some of the Hockey Heroes game between the FDNY and NYPD hockey teams; discussed the new agreement for NHL players to participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics and what teams USA and Canada might look like; and talked a little bit about how much the NHL game has changed just in the last 10 or 12 years.

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We Don’t Talk About Hey Dude

On Episode 56 of Beers in The Lot, Jon and Aaron came back from the DC Draft Experience tournament with some great stories; the guys somehow got on the Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens topic, again; and they discussed their favorite Nickelodeon shows from back in the day.

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This One Goes to Twelve at Tourneys

On Episode 55, the Beers in The Lot crew discussed the Carolina Hurricanes sending an offer sheet for Montreal Canadiens forward, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, only for the memes; rivals Canada and USA meeting yet again in the Women’s World Championship gold medal game; and the different feels when playing in the normal, weekly beer league games and away tournament games.

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So, How Was Duluth?

On Episode 54 of Beers in The Lot, Aaron, Danny, and Jon interrogated Rigs about attending the USA Hockey National Hockey Coaches Symposium in Duluth, MN. Rigs talked about the Level 5 coaching certification, instruction, and requirements; hearing from high level coaches in the NHL and NCAA talk about how they teach players; and what the bar and beer scene was like in Duluth.

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It’s All Gravy, Baby

On Episode 53 of Beers in The Lot, the guys set the record straight on who is eligible for the league championship yardwork shirt using the Cup as an example, the Women’s World Championships are this week and we’re READY.  But only three of us will grab some poutine to watch, and not when USA plays Canada(sorry, but we’re not sorry)

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We Beat Year One Like A Rented Mule

On Episode 52 of Beers in The Lot, the crew talked about Pittsburgh Penguins play-by-play announcing legend, Mike Lange retiring; Jon’s recent trip to the local horse racing track and casino to play the ponies and place some Stanley Cup champion wagers; and Nathan MacKinnon turning heel on his Colorado Avalanche teammates for not living up to his dietary and passing standards.

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Mini Fridges Don’t Make Good Air Conditioning

On Episode 51, the Beers in The Lot crew talked about Jon and Rigs using their mini fridge as a makeshift air conditioning in Johnstown once; discussed Rigs heading out to the USA Hockey Level 5 Coaches Symposium in Duluth, MN; and got in to some NHL topics like the potential participation in the Olympics, the wild trade and free agency season, and please, no more Carolina Hurricanes topics.

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Playing Bigger Than You Are

On Episode 50 of Beers in The Lot, the guys discussed some of the NHL free agency mess (recorded on Monday); expressed their confusion over the Carolina Hurricanes trading away goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic; and talked about how some players like TJ Oshie and Nathan MacKinnon play bigger on the ice than they look off the ice.

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Can Better Equipment Make You A Better Player?

On Episode 49 of Beers in The Lot, the guys shared their thoughts on the Seattle Kraken expansion draft; discussed some the free agent chaos chaos around the expansion draft and the NHL Entry Draft; and tried to answer the question, can better hockey equipment make you a better hockey player?

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Drinking From the Stanley Cup

On Episode 48, the Beers in The Lot crew discussed the Stanley Cup Final results the night after the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens to go back-to-back. They talked about the unwarranted reactions to the Bolts winning back-to-back Cups in COVID-19 shortened seasons while over the salary cap. The guys also discussed the Jack Eichel situation in Buffalo.