Whether we are introducing listeners to a player eligible for the draft, talking to Ross MacLean in the bi-weekly ISS Draft Countdown, speaking with a coach or a GM... the draft is always on our mind.
Starting today, I'll post links to key interviews that we have done which focus on the 2012 NHL Draft as a summary of the year that was on TPS.
|Photo: Dave Brunner / Red Deer Rebels
Our first specific player interview for 2012 was with Everett defenceman Ryan Murray on August 2nd,2011. That same day, we reviewed Canada's U18 camp with Rick Jackson, Alberta area scout from NHL Central Scouting.
Canada's summer U20 camp happened to be in our back yard last August and we spoke with most of the players involved. That included Cody Ceci of the Ottawa 67's.
On August 13th we chatted with Sarnia Sting head coach Jacques Beaulieu. He gave us his thoughts on Nail Yakupov, Alex Galchenyuk and the rest of his team.
TSN Analyst Craig Button was a guest on August 16th and we recapped the Ivan Hlinka tournament. Craig gave us a run down on several players eligible for the 2012 Draft.
NHL Hall of Fame goaltender and owner of the Quebec Remparts, Patrick Roy, was a guest in early September. We took the opportunity to talk about a lot of things including Mikhail Grigorenko.
Dubuque Fighting Saints defenceman Michael Matheson joined us in September and after impressing us on that appearance, we asked him if he'd be interested in blogging with us during his draft year. it was shortly after that that his series of blogs began.
|Photo: John Allen
Hockey Canada's head junior scout, Kevin Prendergast, discussed the U18 and U20 teams with us on September 20th.
Anchoring the month of September was US-NTDP blueliner Jacob Trouba.
Come back for more links and summaries from The Pipeline Show draft year in review.