The Instigator Podcast
The Instigator Podcast 9.6 - Questions in Net Loom for the Sabres

The Instigator Podcast 9.6 - Questions in Net Loom for the Sabres

January 20, 2021

The Sabres may be facing a difficult challenge with regard to their goaltenders as Carter Hutton exited Tuesday's game early after a second period collision. Linus Ullmark already missed a scheduled start due to personal reasons. That leaves the Sabres staring at Jonas Johansson as their potential starter, a scenario that could torpedo their season.

Also in this week's show is a discussion over Buffalo's first four games and why there's reason for hope due to the start they've had and in spite of their record.

 

The Instigator Podcast is supported by Manscaped. You can get 20% off and free shipping by using the code 2ITB at www.manscaped.com.

The Instigator Podcast 9.5 - 2020-21 Buffalo Sabres Season Preview

The Instigator Podcast 9.5 - 2020-21 Buffalo Sabres Season Preview

January 12, 2021

Regular season NHL action is finally back and the Sabres will be taking the ice for the first time in over 300 days. We discuss the shape of the Sabres' roster and the potential for a positive outlook on the 2020-21 season. Along the way we project where we think the Sabres will fall in the East division and take a deeper look at the current scenario playing out with Jeff Skinner.

The Instigator Podcast is supported by Manscaped. You can get 20% off and free shipping by using the code 2ITB at www.manscaped.com.

The Insitgator Podcast 9.4 - Thoughts on the First Sabres Scrimmage

The Insitgator Podcast 9.4 - Thoughts on the First Sabres Scrimmage

January 4, 2021

The Sabres hit the ice for the scrimmage as camp progressed and there were a number of standouts in the first game action for the club since March of 2020. We discuss the strong play of Tage Thompson, Arttu Ruotsalainen, the Eric Staal line and others. We also touch on the latest news of teams opting out of the AHL season and have some fun remembering some of the players who switched teams in this lengthy offseason.

The Instigator Podcast is supported by Manscaped. You can get 20% off and free shipping by using the code 2ITB at www.manscaped.com.

The Instigator Podcast 9.3 - Sabres Camp Roster Leaves Minimal Openings for Battles

The Instigator Podcast 9.3 - Sabres Camp Roster Leaves Minimal Openings for Battles

December 29, 2020

The smaller camp roster and established veterans leaves very little wiggle room for the Sabres as training camp is set to open. This week's episode addresses the 33 players going to camp with the Sabres and the few roster spots that may be up for grabs prior to the start of the season.

The Instigator Podcast 9.2 - Catching a Taxi Squad

The Instigator Podcast 9.2 - Catching a Taxi Squad

December 21, 2020

The NHL's format for the 2020-21 season has been confirmed. We discuss the key factors of the 56-game season, specifically the key dates set for the start of the season, trade deadline, playoffs and the draft. The introduction of a taxi squad was the main focus of the show as we broke down the different ways it can be utilized and what approach the Sabres should take with the group. Casey Mittelstadt and other key Sabres prospects were at the center of the debate as questions about the AHL and development opportunities still exist. We close the show with a brief rundown of the coming helmet ads in the NHL and the outlook for Dylan Cozens and Jack Quinn at the World Junior Championship

The Instigator Podcast 9.1 - Ready to Roll with the 2020-21 Season

The Instigator Podcast 9.1 - Ready to Roll with the 2020-21 Season

December 10, 2020

We're back for the 2020-21 season. With the divisions and rough structure of the regular season announced, we jump into discussing just what this unusual season may have in store for the Sabres. We also hit on the upcoming World Junior Championships and the Sabres prospects who will likely be competing in the event.

The Instigator Podcast - Fabric of the Game with Chris Creamer and Todd Radom

The Instigator Podcast - Fabric of the Game with Chris Creamer and Todd Radom

November 23, 2020

Chris Creamer and Todd Radom join the show to discuss their new book Fabric of the Game. We discuss some of the excellent stories in the encyclopedic book about the NHL's uniform and logo history. They also share some great stories from their careers, their personally favorite uniforms and logos and even some thoughts on the NHL's Reverse Retro uniforms.

The Instigator Podcast - Reverse Retro Edition

The Instigator Podcast - Reverse Retro Edition

November 17, 2020

The NHL's Reverse Retro collection is here and Tyler and Chris go deep on their favorite (and least favorite) designs of the new uniforms. They also discuss the Sabres entry to the collection and their excitement over the new addition. Also on the docket is a discussion over the uncertainty surrounding the start of the 2020-21 season.

The Instigator Podcast 8.39 - Offseason Update with Joe Yerdon

The Instigator Podcast 8.39 - Offseason Update with Joe Yerdon

October 15, 2020

Joe Yerdon joins the show yet again as we discuss the Sabres work at the draft and free agency. We touch on how Taylor Hall will impact the roster and whether or not his acquisition gives the Sabres enough fire power to take the next step. Jack Quinn is on the table as well as we run through the draft and the tepid reaction to Quinn's selection.

The Instigator Podcast 8.38 - Draft Round Table with Expected Buffalo

The Instigator Podcast 8.38 - Draft Round Table with Expected Buffalo

September 29, 2020

Chad and Anthony from Expected Buffalo and Die By The Blade joined the show for our first ever draft round table. We discuss our preferred targets for the Sabres at eighth overall and how the top of the draft may shake out.

Play this podcast on Podbean App