The Regehr Watch

Pat Steinberg
June 23 2011 01:04PM

Having to roll to the top prospects luncheon and having Kent in the air means we're away from the site at a potentially inopportune time.  I thought I'd post this to get discussion going, as Darren Dreger is reporting the Flames have asked defenceman Robyn Regehr to waive his no trade clause and accept a trade to Buffalo.  As things become more official, it'll be good to have a thread up where the comments can start to flow.

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My 2011 NHL Draft Top-30

Jonathan Willis
June 23 2011 10:03AM

I know the hockey world is swamped with mock drafts and top-30 lists at the moment, but I thought I’d add one more – mine. This is not a mock draft; rather, this is how I rank the players I feel are the top-30 prospects for tomorrow’s draft.

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Harley Norman Hotchkiss AKA Hero
June 23 2011 07:06AM



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Harley Norman Hotchkiss died on Wednesday.

It was a sad day for Calgary, Alberta, and Canada. Our nation lost a true Roman, if you will.

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Draft Bloggin: Chilling at the Holiday Inn

Pat Steinberg
June 22 2011 09:32PM

What you're looking at is the piece de resistance of what I like to call the "Pat Steinberg Super Sex Suite" (stealing from a former radio colleague) at the beautiful Holiday Inn Express in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Actually, this is my sad office in Minny, as I'm staying here for the first night before joining the rest of the media at the Hilton one block away.  Wednesday was fairly vanilla in the Twin Cities, but Thursday will be busy.  A reminder: FlamesNation radio will be on the air on Sportsnet Radio FAN 960 starting at 6 pm Thursday night with Kent and I.  We'll be using live comments on the site to drive the conversation and you can also interact on the phones and on Twitter.

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The Wish List: Part 1

Pat Steinberg
June 22 2011 06:19PM

On the horribly uncomfortable plane ride from Calgary to Minneapolis, I finished up doing my research on prospects for the coming 2011 NHL Entry Draft, and I put together my wish list specific to the Calgary Flames.  With three picks in the top 60 this year, for the first time in what seems like eons, the Flames have a real opportunity when it comes to this draft.  Calgary picks 13th in the first round and then twice more, 45 and 57, in the second round.  Kent's done a great job with potential targets, and here's who I'm hoping Calgary looks at with one or both of their second round picks.

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