LIVE BLOG... from the Draft floor

Jason Gregor
June 26 2009 10:51AM

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It pays to get up early some days.

Because I got my accreditation late I wanted to make sure everything was still good, so I hoofed it to the Bell Centre. I wasn't on the list, which I expected, but once I showed my card I got my mug shot. I now work for the TEAM 1250, not 1260. It's a better keepsake that way.

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Gregor on the road II: Thursday's on Thursday

Jason Gregor
June 26 2009 06:54AM

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I’ve always been a believer in Karma, and tonight augmented that belief.

When I found out I was going I went through my media guide because it has a list of hotels in each city. I called the first few and they were sold out, I eventually settled on Hotel Inter-Continental. I had until Wednesday to cancel my reservation, and I don’t know why, but I did a Google search of it Wednesday morning.

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Gregor on the road I: This flight tonight

Jason Gregor
June 25 2009 10:26PM

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Like a school boy anticipating his “first time” at post grad, I’m pretty stoked to be going to Montreal. A big shout out to loyal Nation reader Shaun Hunter, who hooked us up with some WestJet buddy passes to save us some bucks and donate more to the Stollery. Good work Shaun!

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Let the games begin...

Jason Gregor
June 25 2009 12:13PM

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Trade talk is heating up, and based on some phone conversation I had this morning, trades might trump the draft tomorrow.

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WHL teams that produce NHL players

Jason Gregor
June 25 2009 09:38AM

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The 2009 NHL draft is almost upon us and on Friday some teams will make a selection that solidifies their organization; others will make choices that keep them spinning their wheels, while some will outright strike out.

In today’s game if you don’t draft well you have no chance of competing. Of course astute trades and free-agent signings are keys to success as well, but the foundation of every championship team is built through their draft.

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