Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday Re-Set

Last night on The Pipeline Show we had another wide variety of guests from the world of hockey prospects. As always, you can find the archived interviews, convenietly cut up into the 6 segments of the show, by hitting our website and checking out the media archives section. Here's last night's archive.

First up Dean and I spoke about the current situation the Edmonton Oil Kings find themselves in - the playoffs! Will it last though?

Also in that first segment we talked about the story that Jonathan Willis commented at Oilers Nation on about the Oilers and Oklahoma City. We offered up our thoughts on it too.

The CHL Top 10 list came out, we debated the rankings for a while then moved onto some NCAA notes as well like undefeated Air Force.

Flaming Hot / Flaming Not and Dean's Fantasy Pick Up of the Week rounded out the opening segment of the show.

The 2009 Draft Prospect Performers of the Week were unveiled in segment #2 and then we went out to Brampton and spoke with highly touted Battalion forward Matt Duchene. Duchene talked about the ADT Challenge, his injury, Michigan State, John Tavares and a lot more.

In the third segment of the show we caught up with former Coming Down the Pipe! guest blogger Joe Colborne (pictured above) who is now a freshman with the Denver Pioneers. The former Kodiak talked about making the jump to the NCAA, the rumors of his eyeing Tri-City in the WHL and much more.

Sam Cosentino from Rogers Sportsnet joined us at the top of hour #2 to talk about the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge. His passion for junior hockey definitely came through and made for a great interview. I got to try out my ADT solution theory on him, he offered his comments on that but also why the current system might not be as bad as I think it is.

Bad Ass Trivia was, as always, entertaining in its own way but we FINALLY got a correct answer to the $30 question that was carried over from last week.

Lastly, Tim Sestito from the Springfield Falcons / Edmonton Oilers was on to talk about the recent recall from the farm but also touched on his time in Stockton, Plymouth and of course the current year in the AHL.

We also archived some recent audio that Dean picked up from Rexall Place after he had a chance to speak with some members of the Detroit Red Wings. Nick Lidstrom chimes in on top rated Victor Hedman, Kris Draper talks about his extremely unusual road to the NHL (you'll have to hear it to believe it!) plus young Jiri Hudler describes the patience that he and other Detroit prospects have to have being a part of the franchise.

Again, those Detroit clips did not air last night but can be heard by hitting the archive of last night's show.

(Photos credits: Colborne - Denver Pioneers, Cosentino - Rogers Sportsnet)


Jonathan said...

Thanks for the mention, guys (also, the interview with Draper was fascinating).

There's an excellent article in The Republican available today in which Pat Laforge denies the report in the Oklahoman, saying that while the team has explored other markets for their AHL team (including Oklahoma City), it hasn't been done recently.

Any idea what those other undisclosed markets might be?

Guy Flaming said...

Going back over the last few years in coversations I've had with LaForge, Prendergast, Lowe and Scott Howson (a key player at the time)...

Cities like Green Bay, Quad City, Salt Lake City and a couple others I can't recall off the top of my head.

None of them were ideal for a few reasons each, mostly travel to other AHL cities or building modifications needed.