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Podcast! Matt Gajtka’s Big Picture: Hörnqvist, Brassard, RMU and USA

After a week off, the Big Picture makes its heralded return with another wide-ranging show.



After a week off, the Big Picture makes its heralded return on the Pittsburgh Hockey Now podcast network.

I led off the show with a discussion on how the Patric Hörnqvist and Derick Brassard moves enhance the intensity of the Penguins’ championship window, which should be Jim Rutherford‘s focus above all else.

For the second segment (14:00), I welcomed Robert Morris junior and College Hockey America defender of the year Kirsten Welsh to talk about the Colonials’ repeat league regular-season title and their NCAA tournament dreams. The nationally-ranked RMU women are in Buffalo this weekend to defend their CHA postseason crown.

I closed the show (29:00) with a tribute to the golden Team USA women and the joy of watching Olympic hockey:

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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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