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BttP – Early Season Chats

11/6/2018
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Migs and Ian return for the first mid-season episode of the 2018-2019 season. They discuss the Sharks’ middling performance thus far in various facets of the game. Other topics of discussion include Erik Karlsson’s start as a Shark, Joe Thornton’s return, and the concept of line shuffling/blending. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:01:26:48

BttP – Erik Freaking Karlsson!!!

9/14/2018
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Ian and Migs reconvene on the day of the Sharks’ biggest trade in over a decade, a day and trade which saw them acquire two time Norris trophy winner Erik Karlsson. They discuss this momentous occurrence in San Jose Sharks history with jubilation. They get excited about the upcoming season. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:01:16:39

BttP – Post-Free Agency

7/12/2018
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Migs and Ian discuss the notable events of the Sharks’ offseason. They discuss who the Sharks re-signed and notably The Sharks’ involvement in the John Tavares “sweepstakes”. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:01:08:34

BttP – Closure

5/8/2018
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Migs and Ian wrap up the 2017-2018 Sharks’ season with an extra long chat. They discuss the San Jose/Vegas series, the Sharks’ future, and the upcoming offseason. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:02:59:28

BttP – Looking Back and Looking Ahead

4/24/2018
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Migs and Ian reconvene to discuss the Sharks’ success (and the Ducks’ bitter defeat) during Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the latest episode of Back to the Point. The two also spend time discussing upcoming Round 2 against Vegas and chat a bit about the other playoff match-ups. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:00:58:16

BttP Playoff Preview

4/6/2018
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Migs and Ian are back to discuss the upcoming playoffs after the Sharks’ big winning and smaller losing streak. Topics of discussion also include the possibility of Thornton returning for the big dance, the depth of the team, potential playoff opponents, and how players manage injuries. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:00:41:26

Evander Kane & The Trade Deadline

3/14/2018
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Migs and Ian discuss the Sharks Trade Deadline activity involving Eric Fehr, Aaron Dell, Danny O’Regan, and most notably Evander Kane. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:01:08:42

The First Un-numbered Episode

2/19/2018
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Migs and Ian engage in some heated dialogue about the sharks in their return to the podcast. Topics of discussion include Joe Thornton’s injury, Brent Burns’ value as a player, the play of the Sharks despite a slew of recent injuries, and each host’s hopes and expectations for the upcoming trade deadline and playoffs. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:01:11:58

BttP Ep. 16 – The Sharks are Trending

1/22/2018
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Migs and Ian return to discuss a few topics surrounding the San Jose Sharks, winners in 5 of their last 6 games. Discussion points include the Sharks’ new “goalie controversy”, Paul Martin’s future, changes to Joe Thornton’s game, how some Sharks prospects are doing, and more on the trade deadline. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:01:04:11

BttP Ep. 15 – Post Holiday Slump

1/8/2018
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Migs and Ian discuss the sharks recent swing in strengths and weaknesses in addition to the upcoming trade deadline. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:01:23:36

BttP Ep. 14 – Holiday Roundup

12/18/2017
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Migs and Ian discuss a variety of topics regarding the sharks and the NHL: Slashing penalties, Aaron Dell and a potential trade, Joe Pavelski’s performance thus far, Logan Couture’s injury, Seattle as a potential expansion city. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:01:20:51

BttP Ep. 13 – Young Players, Expectations, & Roster Changes

12/3/2017
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Migs and Ian catch up on all of the action from the last month of Sharks’ play and up to the quarter game mark of the season. They talk about a range of topics from Hertl’s season missing expectations, Peter DeBoer’s coaching strategy of young players, and speculate on roster movement come trade deadline to fix the Sharks’ scoring woes. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:01:00:52

BttP Ep. 12 – 10 Games In…

10/30/2017
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Migs and Ian discuss the play of the Sharks’ thus far and also throw around other topics including new rules for penalties, Coach DeBoer’s management of young players, surprises with league, and Patty’s return to SJ. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:00:59:47

BttP Ep. 11: BttP’s Sharks’ 2017-2018 Season Preview

10/3/2017
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Migs and Ian are back after a long summer to discuss the departure of Mr. Shark Patrick Marleau and move forward to discuss their outlook on the Sharks’ season in lieu of the of the upcoming 2017-2018 NHL season. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:00:56:26

BttP Ep. 10: Expansion Draft Hooplah

6/21/2017
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Migs and Ian are back to discuss the upcoming expansion draft! They compare the sharks’ actual draft protection list with their own desired lists and hit upon a number of other hot topics around this exciting time during the offseason. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:01:08:26

BttP Ep. 9: Early Exit

5/3/2017
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Embed from Getty Images Ian and Migs talk about the Sharks’ early playoff exit one week after game 6 of the WCQF vs. the Oilers. They highlight the true closeness of the series, the impact of injuries on the team, and the future of Thornton, Marleau, and the remainder of the roster. They also rant a bit about the DoPS and tired narratives.

Duration:01:40:22

BttP Ep. 8: Back to the Playoffs

4/12/2017
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Migs and Ian record together in person for the first time. They discuss the last few sharks games of the regular season and preview the matchup against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. Key injuries are also discussed, but hope abounds! Embed from Getty Images

Duration:01:02:30

BttP Ep. 7: Working Through Woes

3/24/2017
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Migs and Ian are finally successful at cutting down the podcast duration! They discuss the “whys” behind the sharks recent losing streak, focusing on the lack of offensive production. Specifics include analysis of the sharks tactics in the offensive zone and the team’s difficulty in reacting to opposing team defenses. Additionally, the guys touch on Patrick Marleau’s season and the lack of scoring from depth players. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:00:50:12

BttP Ep. 6: The Trade Deadline

3/14/2017
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Migs and Ian discuss the slew of games as the bye-week ends and play resumes with the welcome addition of Jannik Hansen at the NHL trade deadline. The discussion continues and somehow finds its way back to Minnesota and the playoffs. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:01:37:01

BttP Ep. 5: Bye Week

2/25/2017
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Migs and Ian discuss the three games since the last episode that lead into the inaugural bye week for the Sharks. The discussion touches on Burns (once again) and how other teams are doing across the league touching on UFA strategies that have penalized them. Embed from Getty Images

Duration:01:13:19