It’s summer but there’s still lots of hockey to talk about. Shane Doan is the league’s foremost free agent and is rumoured to be going just about everywhere. In Edmonton, Nail Yakupov is now under contract and discussions on the new downtown arena are ongoing.
Allan Mitchell (better known as Lowetide) talks about all this and more with guests David Staples, Jonathan Willis, Kirk Luedeke, Cam Davie and Jeff Krushell.
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Allan opens the show by talking about the signings of Nail Yakupov, Alex Semin and the rumours surrounding Shane Doan, and then jumps quickly into an interview with David Staples of the Edmonton Journal and the Cult of Hockey. Staples has strong opinions on the proposed downtown arena as well as the Oilers and considers both in detail.
The second guest on Nation Radio is Jonathan Willis. Willis writes for the various Nation sites – particularly OilersNation and NHLNumbers – and is also a regular at the Cult of Hockey. He’s back from holidays and talks about Shane Doan, Nail Yakupov, Justin Schultz and what 2012-13 will look like for the Oilers.
Allan looks at line combinations and who may or may not make the 2012-13 Edmonton Oilers out of training camp.
Kirk Luedeke of Red Line Report and the New England Hockey Journal joins Allan to talk about the 2012 Draft. They consider the most surprising picks as well as which teams did the best at restocking their system.
Cam Davie, who writes as Tinfoil Tuque on Canucks Army, talks to Allan about Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer. Davie wrote about his family’s personal experience with cancer earlier in the week and discusses the initiative as well as the Vancouver Canucks.
Jeff Krushell, a former strength and conditioning coordinator with the Toronto Blue Jays and now the owner of Krush Sports Performance, talks to Allan about how players prepare for a new season as well as how they rehabilitate their injuries.
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