Welcome to the In the Corners podcast with Matthew Harding and Bobby Metcalf!

In this episode, recorded on Monday, May 1, 2017, the guys recap each of the first round matchups, and breakdown what has happened so far in the division final series.

In addition, the guys discuss:

  • Their round one predictions…here’s how they did:
Series Harding’s Prediction Metcalf’s Prediction Series Result
Adirondack/Manchester Adirondack in 6 Adirondack in 5 Manchester in 6
Brampton/Reading Brampton in 6 Brampton in 6 Brampton in 6
Toledo/Kalamazoo Toledo in 6 Toledo in 7 Toledo in 7
Fort Wayne/Quad City Fort Wayne in 7 Fort Wayne in 6 Fort Wayne in 5
Florida/Orlando Florida in 5 Florida in 5 Florida in 7
Greenville/South Carolina South Carolina in 6 South Carolina in 5 South Carolina in 6
Allen/Utah Allen in 4 Allen in 4 Allen in 5
Colorado/Idaho Idaho in 7 Idaho in 5 Colorado in 5

Both Harding and Metcalf went 2-8 in the first round. Creskins they are not.

  • The guys discuss the situation at ESPN & what it means for sports reporting
  • Why hockey will remain a niche sport in America
  • Lukas Hafner is the story of the playoffs. Cris Tiller has a profile of him: http://www.reporterherald.com/sports/ci_30949879/through-loss-father-and-bounce-around-pro-hockey
  • The Quad City Mallards name Phil Axtell the head coach for next season
  • Indy keeps Bernie John as their bench boss, for now
  • Mark DeSantis is looking for a new gig, should Joe Ferras have gone with him?

PROGRAMMING NOTE: In the Corners will be with you throughout the Kelly Cup Playoffs, with shows during each round. After the playoffs have concluded, the podcast will shift to bi-weekly through the summer.

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