February 19 2012 01:34PM
Playoffs are a distant hope for the third straight season in Edmonton this year. The focus now shifts to the pending trade deadline, the kids and, eventually, the draft. This week Allan visits with California hockey fan and writer Earl Sleek, welcomes various voices familiar with both pro and amateur Edmonton prospects and shares some reader/listener thoughts on the rapidly approaching deadline.
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The first segment features the Battle of Cali's Earl Sleek. Earl and Allan talk all things Ducks and Kings.
Lisa McRitchie writes for Kukla's Korner and the Copper & Blue, tracking the oil youngsters. She discusses Griffin Renhart, Matt Dumba, Tyler Pitlick and the adjustment the necessary adjustment to pro hockey life prospects must go through.
Oil Kings commenator Kent Simpson joins Allan in segment three. They talk the Oil Kings (naturally) and Tom Renney
Oklahoma Barons play-by-play man Jim Byers shares some thoughts on the loss of Ryan O'Marra and Gilbert Brule, as well as the return of Linus Omark.
The fifth segment features Krueger's post game comments.
Finally, Allan shares and discusses some trade deadline emails.
The whole enchilada.