How I learned to stop worrying and fix the draft

John Lofranco
April 16 2012 10:09AM

Now that the draft lottery is done with, and the playoffs have begun, talk has shifted from how the draft is broken to how the Canucks and Penguins are broken. Fair enough. But the draft system is still the same. If you believe that teams should not be rewarded for poor performance - even if there was not really any tanking this year - then you think the system needs a shake up.

The solution is out there, but it's going to take a mad scientist to come up with the right combination of give and take to make this thing some to life. Come and watch!

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Calgary's Role Changes

Robert Vollman
April 16 2012 09:11AM



Whose role changed the most from 2010-11 to 2011-12?  You'd probably say Chris Butler, who went from Buffalo's depth blue line to Calgary's top pairing, or perhaps Cory Sarich and Matt Stajan, who went from useful secondary players to the depth lines.

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Nation Radio - April 14, 2012

April 15 2012 11:25AM



As Canucks fans stare into the abyss of a potential first round upset, Oilers fans are left celebrating the only thing the team seems to win these days - the draft lottery. For the third straight year, Edmonton will select first overall in June, meaning the only thing left to debate is whether the club will pick Nail Yakupov or choose to plug other holes on the roster by trading down.

To tackle this question and other matters, Allan talked with a number of notable gents yesterday, including player agent Tom Lynn, advanced stats guru Gabriel Desjardins and Oil Kings play-by-play voice Corey Graham.

This is Nation radio.

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FN Weekend Open Thread

Kent Wilson
April 14 2012 11:30AM



We'll continue with prospect and off-season coverage on Monday, but for the weekend consider this your brainstorming session. Opine on goalies, coaches, trade targets, draft targets, who the Flames should re-sign or not and potential depth charts heading into October.

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Robin Brownlee
April 13 2012 05:44PM

Unwilling to wander in the desert the way his neighbors to the north have these past six seasons, Calgary Flames GM Jay Feaster is sticking to his guns when it comes to shaping his hockey team.

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