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Podcast! Gajtka on Vegas’ Final Surprise, How Caps’ Wins Can Reset Pens

Is Vegas’ presence on hockey’s biggest stage good? Matt gives his thoughts on the subject and more.



The 2018 Stanley Cup Final is set, with the expansion Golden Knights hosting the breakout Capitals to start the best-of-seven. Is Vegas’ presence on hockey’s biggest stage a good thing? I give his thoughts on the controversial subject, then I take your input via this site and social media.

At 19:00, I welcome Matt Lipcsak, the voice of the Youngstown Phantoms, to talk about the franchise’s banner season, the NHL prospects skating in the USHL and how the Troy Loney-owned franchise promotes the junior game.

At 31:00, I close the show with what he thinks the Penguins can learn from the Capitals’ breakthrough and how that might provide a much-needed mental reset in 2018-19.

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A lifelong hockey addict, Matt has been fortunate enough to make his career in his sport of choice, working in high school, juniors, college and the pros in various multimedia roles. Previous to joining PHN, Matt was a credentialed Penguins/NHL beat reporter from 2016-18, including coverage of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. He contributes commentary and analysis here in various forms.

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