Final Stretch to The 2016 NHL Draft!
The Pipeline Show is now well into our 11th season on the air at TSN 1260 Edmonton. Be with us all season long as we cover the regular seasonin CHL, CJHL, USHL and the NCAA plus the World Junior Championship, Frozen Four, and the NHL Draft.
Segment 1: Guy Flaming and Dean Millard, along with Taylor Medak, will spend the first segment setting up the rest of the show. The Question of the Night leads us off and we'll have time to touch on some current events.
Segment 2: The NHL Draft is a mere 4 days away. A heavy draft focus today begins with a HockeyProspect.com double segment with Ryan Yessie as we make some head-to-head comparisons for the Class of 2016.
Segment 3: More 2016 NHL draft talk with Ryan Yessie from HockeyProspect.com as we look at some overaged players and some personal favourites of his that he thinks could turn out to be draft day sleeper picks that pan out in the long run.
Segment 4: Our final 2016 Draft Spotlight of the season will focus on Lincoln Stars forward Tanner Laczynski who just today was invited to try out by USA Hockey for the 2017 WJC. Slotted in around the 3rd round, the Ohio State recruit has been a point per game player for his two USHL seasons.
Segment 5: Every year there are a number of players who return to the draft pool because they went unsigned by the club that originally selected them. The headliner of that group this year is Red Deer Rebels forward Conner Bleackley. We will talk with the former 1st round pick to get his opinion on the draft this year and what went wrong with the Colorado Avalanche.
Segment 6: And finally, another player who went unsigned from the 2014 Draft is 20-year-old defenceman Ryan Rehill of the Kamloops Blazers. We will chat with the Edmonton native to find out his plans for next year.