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The Hockey News Podcast: Western Conference Round 2 Preview

Previewing the Round-2 West matchups. Is Winnipeg/Nashville the real Cup final? Plus assessing a coaching hiring and GM firing.

This week on The Hockey News Podcast:

- The Calgary Flames hire Bill Peters as head coach. Is he the right fit?

- The Minnesota Wild have ended GM Chuck Fletcher's tenure. Was he the right person to blame for the team's shortcomings?

- Previewing the Western Conference's second-round matchups. Is Winnipeg/Nashville the real Cup final? Which team impressed more in Round 1 – San Jose or Vegas?

- Reader questions, including whether John Tortorella's job is safe if Columbus loses in Round 1




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