Nation Radio – April 21, 2012

Aside from the St. Louis Blues who are now home and dry, pretty much all of the favorites heading into the playoffs are on the ropes. It’s been a wacky post-season for fans of playoff teams. Luckily the Flames, Leafs and Oilers faithful don’t have to deal with such stress – all that’s left for them is to sit back, await the draft and continue to pray for a Canucks first round upset (sorry Canucks fans).

This week on program we welcomed draft gurus Corey Pronman and Kirk Luedeke to talk prospects, as well Nation regulars Kent Wilson and Jonathan Willis to get a feel for the Flames and Oilers off-season.

This is Nation Radio.

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Segment 1

First up is Hockey Prospectus’ Corey Pronman. Topics include draft player rankings, Griogorenko vs Yakupov and Ryan Murray.

Segment 2

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Next up is Red Line Report’s Kirk Luedeke who talks the draft and Boston Bruins.

Segment 3

In the third segment, Allan discusses the Raffie Torres Suspension and Oil Kings playoff success with Oil Kings color commentator Kent Simpson.

Segment 4

We veer off the hockey path for a bit to talk to soccer with Kelsie Myroniuk of Edmonton FC.

Segment 5

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Kent Wilson of FlamesNation talks with LT about a wide range of topics, including whether or not the Flames will make major changes this summer, the Canucks struggles and the coaching of Brent Sutter.

Segment 6

Finally, we end off with the prolific Jonathan Willis of OilersNation and the Cult of Hockey. JW shares his thoughts on drafting Murray over Yakupov, Ryan Smyth as well as some 2012 predictions.


The whole show.