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    Flames Unfiltered - Episode 90
    Line Blender Leads to Doom and Gloom in Calgary

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    Flames Unfiltered – Episode 63 – Iggy to the Hall
    Brad Burud

It started in March of 2019, while I was sitting in a bar outside the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.  It was mid-afternoon, my plane had just arrived.  Later that night I would be attending the Anaheim Ducks at Minnesota Wild game.  My phone buzzed….a message from a fellow podcasting colleague.  He had an idea, a project him and his partner were going to take on.  A sports podcasting network.  They wanted my thoughts and to see if I was interested in starting a Calgary Flames podcast.  It did not take me long to answer that with a big YES!  So that was the start of this project.  I am extremely excited to see how it grows.  Flames Unfiltered was born because the Calgary Flames are my favorite National Hockey League team.  My passion for the team along with my passion for podcasting has formed a partnership that will entertain Calgary Flames fans and bring weekly hockey talk to everyone that cheers on the flaming C.

I thought in 1989 that winning the Stanley Cup was pretty awesome.  I wish I would have savored that feeling a little more…Well that feeling I had the night the Flames skated the Stanley Cup around Montreal ice was good, but is not the feeling I would have today if it happened.  I was young.  Thought it would happen more frequently, yep naive.  Well thirty years later I am still waiting.  Had a couple great runs, but still waiting.  Someday the Calgary Flames will again raise the Stanley Cup.

I started Inside Edge Hockey News in 2010.  The small blog has turned into more than the hobby I thought it would be and I could not be any happier about that.  With weekly blogs, multiple podcasts and rankings it has me working overtime.

I am a huge fan of hockey, from youth hockey, to junior hockey, and of course professional hockey.  I have played, coached, worked as statistician, worked as a television/radio color commentator and have watched hockey all of my life.  Hockey is not just a game.  It is a lifestyle, a way of life, and most importantly a tight knit family.  The game of hockey is great!  It can bring you nights of great enjoyment.  It also brings nights where you feel like your team will never win.  I am proud to be a media member for the greatest game in the world.  I have a degree in Business Administration, and Psychology from Minot State University, North Dakota.  I also have a Hockey General Manager and Scouting, and Sports Communications/Journalism degree from Sports Management Worldwide.  I am also a member of the Sports Executives Association.  Most of all I am a fan.  Hockey is a huge part of my life, and my family’s life.  I have a great wife (Charlsie) who is a real estate agent.  We are blessed with three great children (Jagger-14) who is a baseball player and also enjoys hunting and fishing, (Kenadee-11) is our gymnast and hockey fan.  We also have a crazy-fun six-year-old girl (Laikyn) who hopes to someday be a gymnast like her big sister.  Hockey is a huge part of our family.  It teaches us a lot about life and has created many family memories for us.

I thank you for checking out Flames Unfiltered.  I encourage you to check back frequently.  I appreciate and welcome any ideas or insight. Please just shoot me an email.  Always enjoy talking hockey, with hockey people…GO FLAMES!