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Deb Placey provides a unique look at the people who own, build, cover and manage our favorites teams by engaging in candid interviews with National Hockey League executives, including appearances from Commissioner Gary Bettman, general managers, owners and notable brass from League partners. How they got into the game, why they pursued their career, how they see the future of the sport evolving and much more.

Deb Placey provides a unique look at the people who own, build, cover and manage our favorites teams by engaging in candid interviews with National Hockey League executives, including appearances from Commissioner Gary Bettman, general managers, owners and notable brass from League partners. How they got into the game, why they pursued their career, how they see the future of the sport evolving and much more.
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Deb Placey provides a unique look at the people who own, build, cover and manage our favorites teams by engaging in candid interviews with National Hockey League executives, including appearances from Commissioner Gary Bettman, general managers, owners and notable brass from League partners. How they got into the game, why they pursued their career, how they see the future of the sport evolving and much more.

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English


Episodes

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly

1/16/2019
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Deb Placey is joined by NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. As a long-time hockey fan, Daly rattles off his list of favorite New York Rangers players during the 1970s and 80s (2:25) and points out how hockey has grown in New Jersey, where he grew up (6:40). Daly tells us about his personal connection to Saskatchewan (7:40), how he ended up as a star running back at Dartmouth (11:42) and what kind of football player he was (13:16). Early in Daly’s law career, he worked on a high profile case...

Duration:00:58:02

Buffalo Sabres owner Kim Pegula

1/2/2019
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Deb Placey is joined by Buffalo Sabres and Bills owner, Kim Pegula. Kim explains how she finds time to manage all of her responsibilities as an NHL and NFL owner and as President of Pegula Sports and Entertainment (0:52). She reacts to recently being mentioned as a possible candidate for the NHL Commissioner position (1:42), shares why she loves interacting with Buffalo fans (4:22) and points out the main differences between professional hockey and football players (7:00). Kim details how...

Duration:00:32:23

New York Islanders General Manager Lou Lamoriello

12/19/2018
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Deb Placey welcomes in New York Islanders President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Lou Lamoriello. Lou reminisces about his early days in hockey while working as a stick boy with the Providence Reds and how his relationship with Johnny Bower began (5:12). He recalls his time playing and managing in the Cape Cod Baseball League (9:53), when he took over the Providence College men’s hockey program (16:17), and his time as the school’s Athletic Director. He shares who his first choice...

Duration:00:44:31

Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile

12/5/2018
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Deb Placey sits down with Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile, the winningest GM in NHL history. Poile’s love affair with hockey began in earnest while watching Bruins games when he attended Northeastern (2:10) and his time in the NHL began in a trailer in Atlanta (5:35). Poile shares a story about a letter that his father Bud Poile, a member of the Maple Leafs 1947 Stanley Cup winning team, sent to Leafs’ then general manager Conn Smythe from his post during the Second World War...

Duration:00:42:39

Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman

11/20/2018
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Deb Placey chats with Chicago Blackhawks Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman. Bowman explains how difficult his decision was to part ways with Joel Quenneville (1:40) and what his relationship is like with new head coach Jeremy Colliton (2:42). He also details how he’s different than his father Scotty (11:06), recounts his time at Notre Dame (17:27), how he got his first front office job (26:35) and discusses his two battles with Hodgkin’s lymphoma (28:38). He tells the story of...

Duration:00:42:00

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman

11/7/2018
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On the first episode of NHL Executive Suite, Deb Placey sits down with Commissioner Gary Bettman. During their wide-ranging discussion, Bettman describes his wife’s reaction to his upcoming Hall of Fame induction (12:15), his time at the NBA working under David Stern (19:33), what it was like to interview for the Commissioner’s position in 1993 (21:45) and explains how he knew Las Vegas was ready for an NHL franchise (29:45). He also reveals his favorite music (32:07), what he looks for when...

Duration:00:40:26

NHL Executive Suite Trailer

11/2/2018
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Deb Placey provides a unique look at the people who own, build, cover and manage our favorite teams by engaging in candid interviews with National Hockey League executives, including appearances from Commissioner Gary Bettman, general managers, owners and notable brass from League partners. How they got into the game, why they pursued their career, how they see the future of the sport evolving and much more.

Duration:00:01:12