Nation Radio – May 26, 2012

Hands up anyone who picked an LAK/NJD Stanley Cup final heading into the season. Anyone? Bueller?

It’s been an especially odd post-season, with favorites falling and previously apathetic fanbases awakening suddenly to their team’s unexpected success. If the Kings win the cup, as they should, will that victory be met with a bang or a whimper in Los Angeles? To be fair to that city, it has been so long since their team enjoyed any notable success that they can be forgiven if they forgot about hockey for awhile.

Allan discussed this and a variety of other topics with Kent Wilson, David Staples, Kirk Luedeke and others on this week’s show.

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Segment 1

Our first guest was David Staples of the Cult of Hockey. David and LT go over Tom Renney’s tenure in Edmonton, Anton Lander, the upcoming draft as well as some new area talk.

Segment 2

Next up is Nations overlord Kent Wilson. The Flames under Brent Sutter is the main focus and whether he would be a good fit for the Edmonton Oilers. The cup finals and whether Luongo would be a good fit in Toronto are also discussed.

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Segment 3

Oil Kings PbP voice Corey Graham joined LT to wrap up Oil Kings impressive season and memorial cup performance.

Segment 4

Jim Byers of the OKC Barons stopped by and shard his thoughts on the Barons extended playoff run as well as the recent performances of MPS and Teemu Hartikainen.

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Segment 5

Our final guest this week was Red Line Report’s Krik Luedeke. He shares his insights on draft prospects in the New England area including Jimmy Vesey.

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Segment 6

Lowetide goes it alone and wraps things up for the final segment.


Whole show.

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  • I went to a Kings game last year at Staples Center, L.A vs San Jose 2nd round game 3.

    I was very surprised and impressed at the energy in the building. I got to talking with the gentleman sitting behind me wearing a Kurri jersey and he was telling me how, although small, a passionate fan base they had in Los Angeles.

  • Reality Check to the head

    Go Kings Go, Derrick King is a native of Meadow Lake, Sask where my family lives. He is someone who I am cheering for as well as Stoll and Greene.

    However, if Brodeur wins another cup and retires, I would be extremely happy for him.

  • The Devils look to be entirely Bryce Salvador’s doing. NYRs turned the puck over lots. If they played like that in 1st rd a healthy Jets team could’ve beaten them. We’d’ve lost to healthy Fla, NJ, or Washington prolly.
    LA in 4. But I thought we might catch NJ for a playoff spot too. East is hard. Pittsburgh, Fla, and Was will all be better next yr.

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    Lived in LA a few years and was surprised at the number of people living there who you’d never suspect were Kings fans who absolutely loved that team. LA will go insane if the Kings win the Stanley Cup.

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    Roy doesn’t like Brodeur. When asked a few years ago who was maybe better than him, Roy mentioned Hasek.

    I figure Brodeur was an elite goalie from 93-05. Roy from 85-01. Both kind of sucked internationally. Hasek and Sawchuk good too. I guess it depends how many normal years equal an elite year. If Brodeur goes a couple more seasons he should be better on longevity alone. I’m not impressed by a Cup as much as final four, for goalies. Min in 2003 and Phx this year got good goalies that didn’t have a chance.