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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.

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Don’t Use Officiating as an Excuse

On Episode 47 of Beers in The Lot, the guys discussed a recent report over in the NBA about a team conducting an audit of officials’ calls in the playoffs and how that might apply to hockey; how the Tampa Bay Lightning did not complete the Stanley Cup Final sweep over the Montreal Canadiens; and some of their thoughts on the upcoming Seattle Kraken expansion draft and relevant Washington Capitals players’ contracts.

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This Weekend is the Fourth of July and We Will Be Open For Business

On episode 46 of Beers in The Lot, the guys departed from the normal hockey talk and got ready for Independence Day weekend by watching and chatting about Jaws. They revisited the theory that Quint murdered Ben Gardner and discussed some their interpretations of different scenes. In a couple of the slower moments of the movie, the guys also talked about how the Tampa Bay Lightning dominated the Montreal Canadiens physically and offensively in game one of the Stanley Cup Final; and discussed some old time hockey arena experiences.

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Can a Team Lose a Game but Still Outplay Their Opponent?

On Episode 45 of Beers in The Lot, the guys discussed some of the current Stanley Cup Playoffs semifinals picture, focusing on the Montreal Canadiens; talked a bit about where Carey Price stands in comparison to some of the other Habs goaltender legends; and got into a debate on whether or not a team can lose a game but still be considered to have played better than their opponent.

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Boring Hockey

On Episode 44 of Beers in The Lot, the guys talked about Barry Trotz’s New York Islanders embracing “boring hockey” to make a deep Stanley Cup run; and American hockey superstar, Cole Caufield contributing to the Montreal Canadiens overcoming their underdog status in the playoffs.

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Keeper of The Cup Featuring Phil Pritchard

The ‘Keeper of The Cup’, Phil Pritchard joined the guys on Episode 43 of Beers in The Lot. Phil told stories about NHL players sharing the Stanley Cup with the communities and people that impacted them; talked about preserving hockey history at the Hockey Hall of Fame; and shared some examples of how hockey history is made everyday and how important that is to the growth of the game.