Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday Morning Special - March 19

Saturday on The Pipeline Show Dean and I spoke with an assortment of guests that cover a wide spectrum of the hockey world. We talked Major Junior, NCAA, AHL, NHL, the NHL Draft and more. In other words, more of what you've come to expect when you tune in to The Pipeline Show.

First off, Dean and I recapped Friday night's action in the QMJHL, the OHL, the WHL and the NCAA Conference playoffs. We quickly ran through some of the key names who are contending for the Hobey Baker award and we spoke at length about the tilt the night before between Red Deer and Edmonton.

In segment #2 we spoke with 2011 draft eligible forward Jonathan Huberdeau of the powerhouse Saint John Sea Dogs. The +100-point man is an almost certain lock to be a top 10 pick in June as he's one of the most dynamic weapons the CHL's #1 team has at its disposal. Huberdeau has played with or against guys like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Sean Couturier on more than one occasion this year so we also asked him for his scouting report on those two top prospects.

In our regular NCAA segment we chatted with Managing Editor Adam Wodon of College Hockey who guided us through the pairwise rankings after Friday's games. With the NCAA National Tournament field being determined this weekend, we wanted his help to look ahead at the bracket scenarios involved.

Behind the Mic this week will featured the voice of the Red Deer Rebels, Cam Moon. The Rebels and the Oil Kings are now guaranteed to meet in the first round of the WHL playoffs so Mooner gave us a run down on the key Rebels to watch for. Nugent-Hopkins, Darcy Kuemper, Byron Froese and more.

Winnipeg-based scribe Patrick Williams was able to update us on the potential relocation of a NHL franchise to Manitoba and what the feeling of folks in that city are getting on the subject. We also went in-depth to look at the AHL's Manitoba Moose and discussed the playoff scenarios building in the Western Conference.

If you missed any of those interviews you can check them out online in our media archive. Missed it live? Click the archive!

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