June 17 2012 10:17AM
Less than a week until the draft boys and girls and the anticipation is starting to build. Will the OIlers pick Yakupov, Murray or trade down? Do the Leafs finally convince someone to take Luke Schenn? Will Calgary trade one of their "big three" contracts? Will everyone in the arena boo the Canucks organization again?
These questions (and more) will be answered in Pittsburgh this coming Friday/Saturday. For now, we're left speculating with folks like Jonathan Willis, Brad MacPherson and Kent Wilson.
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First up is "Blue Bullet" Brad MacPherson. He shares some draft rankings and his thoughts on defensemen.
Nations Overlord Kent Wilson stops in to talk Martin Gelinas, Calgary draft targets and the redemption of Darryl Sutter.
Jonathan Willis of OilersNation, Cult of Hockey, Hockey Prospectus, ESPN (etc, etc) discusses the draft in detail with LT, particularly Nail Yakupov.
Dustin Nielson of the Nielson and Frasier show shares his mock draft and weighs in on Yakupov, Murray and free agent prospect Justin Schultz.
Our final guest this week was Patrick Burke, co-founder of the You Can Play Project. Patrick recently talked to Thom Drance over at Canucks Army about You Can Play's message and the addition of Ryan Kesler as a spokesperson. Here, he and Allan talk about how the project came to be and both it's progress and importance.
Allan wraps things up with his thoughts for the final segment.
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