June 21 2012 10:14AM
In the latest installment of the NHLNumbers podcast, we start with a roundtable on the Stanley Cup Finals before getting to our three very important and higly informative guests (...seriously. Sorry if sounded sarcastic).
Our first VIP is probable first rounder Jacob Trouba, who was kind enough to take time out from helping out with national junior team goalie camp to talk to us about the US National Team Development Program, his skills and his plans after he goes in the first round of the draft this week.
June 20 2012 09:27PM
Once Nail Yakupov’s arch-rival for being considered the 2012 top prospect, Mikhail Grigorenko now finds himself dropping out of top-10 in almost every mock draft he’s unfortunate enough to take a look at. While some complain about his work ethic, others bring up the rumor about his alleged age-forging issue.
June 19 2012 10:24AM
The competitive part of the NHL season has finally ended, leaving off-ice matters to dominate the news over the next couple of weeks. With in mind, it's a good time to have a look at a few items of interest concerning the Jets and the NHL. In this installment, Evander Kane and Ondrej Pavelec receive media treatment somewhat at odds with their actual performance, a look at a potential free agent target, and a slightly contrarian view of Rick Nash vs. Phil Kessel.
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.
This is Nation Radio.
June 13 2012 08:53PM
Winnipeg made its first move of the off-season this afternoon by retaining Jim Slater's services for the next three years at 1.6M per annum. The 29 year old from Lapeer, MI. scored a career high 13 goals this past season as the Jets' third line center on the so-called GST line with Tanner Glass and Chris Thorburn. The former MSU Spartan was also a primary penalty killer for the club, averaging over 2 minutes a night on the PK, a total higher than any other Winnipeg forward.