First Round targets: Matt Puempel

Kent Wilson
June 20 2011 01:05PM




Perhaps the most interesting of the prospects we've covered so far is Matt Puempel. The OHL's rookie of the year in 2009-10 after scoring 34 goals and 69 in 59 games, Puempel was considered a probable top-10 talent into the season before injuries and circumstances derailed things a bit. He still pops up in the first round on most lists, but unless someone goes off-board Puempel will most certainly be available when 13 rolls around.

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Playoff Prediction Project: Final Standings

Jonathan Willis
June 20 2011 01:04PM

In the wake of the Stanley Cup finals and the build-up to the NHL Entry Draft, I completely forgot to post the final standings for the Nation Network’s playoff prediction contest.

After the jump, the final results.

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RFA Profile: Brendan Mikkelson

Pat Steinberg
June 20 2011 12:01AM

Of Calgary's main roster players last season, defenceman Brendan Mikkelson is the lone pending restricted free agent to worry about.  Playing just 19 games with the Flames this year, the team needs to decide whether they see the former Anaheim second round pick ever being capable of playing regular minutes on the blueline.  Mikkelson certainly struggled throughout last season, and certainly hasn't shown me anything to prove he's worthy of a one way contract this time around.

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June 19 2011 10:30PM

It takes a lot go get NationRadio on the air every week. Technology, entertaining guests and of course the legendary Lowetide.

This week Mark Lamb makes an appearance on the show, as does Scott Reynolds from Copper and Blue, Kirk Luedeke, Kent Simpson, Matt Bugg and Jason Gregor.

This is NationRadio.

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June 19 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
June 19 2011 11:06AM



And, we're done. The on-ice portion of the NHL season has ended after 8 1/2 months with a new champion. For the rest of the league, that means business off-ice is about to pick up, and as a non-fan of the two finalists, not a minute too soon. In this collection of newsworthy bits from around the league, the Flames continue to bolster their staff, the champs are feted, and recriminations from the aftermath of Wednesday's events on the West Coast begin.


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