Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Contests, Polls, Guest List, and Youth Being Served at Olympic Games

We gave away the first of our 3 monthly Sports Performance Analyzer-coaches drill package today. If you want to get your hands on one you need to enter here.

Don't forget to head to our main site and vote on our weekly poll about who will represent the QMJHL at the Memorial Cup.

It's a topic we'll be talking about tonight with our Q insider Nathan White. We'll also speak with Oilers head amateur scout Stu MacGregor who recently took in the Windsor/Plymouth game featuring the top 3 picks for this June's draft. AHL commish David Andrews will lead off our guest list tonight, there's been team movement in the minor leagues and we'll find out what rule changes the NHL might be in store for as the AHL is the test pattern for that. Paula Weston from USCHO.com will preview the CCHA playoffs in the college game, and our 2010 draft prospect is Erik Gudbranson of the Kingston Frontenacs, who's a big mobile blueliner.

Listen online at www.thepipelineshow.com, from 7-9 PM MST, and if you want to get involved drop us a comment or question for one of our guests, pipeup@thepipelineshow.com.

One topic Guy and I will be discussing is how youth was served recently at the Olympics. Check out this breakdown of guys who not that long ago were playing in junior or college.

2005 WJC – 25 total players

Canada (7) – Sidney Crosby, Patrice Bergeron, Ryan Getzlaf, Cory Perry, Mike Richards, Shea Weber, Brent Seabrook
Russia (3) – Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Alex Radulov
Belarus (3) – Kostytsin bros, Andrei Karev
Czech Republic (3) – David Krejci, Roman Cervenka, Roman Polak,
Finland – O
Germany (3)- Tomas Greiss, Kai Hospelt, Andre Rankel
SWitzerland (3) – Rafael Riaz, Roman Wick, Julien sprunger
USA (2) – Ryan Suter, Phil Kessel
SWE (1) – Loui Erikkson

Drafted in last 7 years - 37 players total

2009 – 0
2008 – 2 – Doughty-Can, Sbisa-SUI
2007 – 1 – Kane-USA,
2006 – 5 - Johnson-USA, Toews-Can, Backstrom-Swe, Kessel-USA, Varlamov-Rus,
2005 – 3 -Crosby-Can, Ryan-USA, Jack Johnson-USA,
2004 – 3 - Radulov-Rus, Malkin-Rus, Ovechkin-Rus
2003 – 20 - (12 first rounders) Fleury-Can, Staal-Can, Michalek-CZE, Suter-USA,
A Kostystsin-Bel, Brown-USA, Seabrook-Can, Parise-USA, Getzlaf-Can, Kesler-USA, Richards – Can, Perry-Can, Weber-Can, Eriksson-Swe, Bergeron-Can, Backes-USA, Enstrom-Swe, Pavelski-USA, Hejda-CZE, Kukkonen-Fin

How many guys from the 2003 draft would not have played in the 2005 WJC if the lock out didn't happen?

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