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Carolina Hurricanes Assistant GM Eric Tulsky

Ep. 228

We are back with a Monday edition of the podcast and to start things off, they dug into the Vancouver Canucks decision to buyout Oliver Ekman-Larsson. The move opens up a lot of cap space for this summer, but means his deal will be on the books for eight more seasons. Was it worth it? Frank and Jason debated it and also talked about where ‘OEL’ goes from here.


Tyler popped in for a new edition of Fill in the Blank as well. He asked the guys about offseason plans for the Avalanche and Red Wings and which Canadian teams could also go the buyout route.


Eric Tulsky joined to show at the 25 minute mark. The Carolina Hurricanes Assistant GM career path is one of the most unique in the NHL. He talked to Jason and Frank about when he first got bit by the hockey bug, his career before jumping into the NHL world, and how he sees the impact on analytics in the sport changing.


He’s also been in the mix for a lot of opening General Manager jobs. He gave us some insight into those processes and what he’s learned from getting to talk to teams.


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0:37 - Golden Knights parade

3:00 - OEL buyout

11:35 - Fill in the Blank

27:05 - Eric Tulsky joins the show

35:05 - The evolution of analytics

39:35 - Hockey & AI

50:05 - The Canes Structure

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