The Royal Road: A Hockey Podcast – Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview

Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview

LWOS Toronto Maple Leafs beat writer Oscar Elieff shares his thoughts on the current trends around hockey and the NHL as a whole. Each new episode features a guest host that provides something a little different from the last. Grab a cold drink, grab a seat, and enjoy the breakdown of the latest events going on in hockey. This is The Royal Road: A Hockey Podcast. 

Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview

Today on The Royal Road: A Hockey Podcast, Oscar is joined by Brad and Connor. All three went to high school together. Brad has a fantastic eye test and picks up things that most people miss, and his opinions usually align with what the numbers dictate despite not using advanced metrics to formulate his opinions. Connor is a fellow Brock University Sport Management student, recently graduating and has a deep understanding of hockey as a whole. The boys get into the Stanley Cup playoffs preview, starting with first-round matchups, giving some in-depth thoughts on each series that will be played.

Secondly, Brad, Connor and Oscar go through their playoff bracket and talk about which teams they think will go far and which teams will get upset along the way. Third, they talk about some potential black aces come the playoffs. Players like Adam Brooks, Nick Holden and more come up in conversation.

Finally, the three go off script and go on a quick tangent on the upcoming Seattle Kraken team and give some brief thoughts on the expansion draft.


0:00 – Introduction

0:35 – First-Round Previews

38:15 – Playoff Bracket

52:50 – Black Aces

1:00:45 – Thoughts on Seattle

1:03:30 – Farewells

Who is Oscar Elieff? Oscar is a hockey fan that has pursued a deeper involvement in sports as a whole. As a student at Brock University for Sport Management, Oscar spends most of his days working with and analyzing the sports industry. From both the commerce and cultural aspects of sport organizations. In his free time Oscar watches, writes about, and talks about the Toronto Maple Leafs, the rest of the NHL, and hockey as a whole. Oscar takes an analytical approach when looking at players and teams. 

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