Monday, February 25, 2013

Drouin raises 'WOW' factor, will it help him in June?

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If you haven't seen Jonathan Drouin's remarkable shift from Sunday night, prepare to have your jaw dropped.


As the title of the video states, it is the best shift of the year, an incredible domination of one team by one player.

Drouin has been the biggest pleasant surprise of the draft year. He was playing midget at one point last year and was as high as 3 in the January ISS rankings.  He dropped to 4th on February's list but other scouts I have talked to love him as high as 2.

The question is, does a single shift like this impress the hockey scouts enough when it comes down to crunch time on draft day?  Does this play come up in conversation at the draft table when debating Drouin/MacKinnon/Barkov/Nichushkin?

We'll discuss this tonight on a TPS, special Monday edition.  7-9 on the TEAM 1260.  Email us your thoughts here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fargo Raises the Video Bar

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We've seen several hockey teams produce very entertaining videos before but the one I stumbled across today takes it to another level. 

In a time when it seems like everyone is either doing a "Gangnam Style parody", a Christmas video or this new Harlem Shake thing, it's refreshing to see a team step out and do something completely original. 

Check out what the Fargo Force have put together to as part of their 2013-14 season ticket drive. It's very well done.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Suspension coming for broken jaw in QMJHL

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First saw the video over at Buzzing the Net courtesy of Neate Sager and it's below as well



The word 'control' will be used a lot in this situation.  How many games with Ross Johnstone get?  Like Neate points out, it would be a lengthy ban in the OHL.  How many games should it get?  Do you think he should be suspended?  We'll discuss this plenty tonight on TPS with our CHL insider Sam Cosentino of Rogers Sportsnet.

Drop us a line pipeup@theteam1260.com and share your thoughts.  Tonight 7-9 pm mst on the TEAM 1260. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

2013 ISS Draft Rankings: February

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International Scouting Services (ISS) has released their February rankings for the 2013 NHL Draft. Head scout Ross MacLean can be heard every second Saturday on The Pipeline Show in our regular and ongoing ISS Draft Countdown segment. 

Ross spotlights five different members of the Class of 2013 and offers listeners his opinion on why a player should or should not be considered strongly for the draft next June.

After the jump, the top 30 skaters and top 10 goaltenders according to ISS.

Friday, February 8, 2013

2013 Draft Blog: Eamon McAdam Pt.3

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The Pipeline Show's annual series of blogs written by draft eligible players continues again with another chapter from one of the key goalies available in 2013. 

The first chapter of Eamon McAdam's blog series this season arrived back on October 7th. Part 2 was posted at the tail end of November after striking gold at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge in Nova Scotia which you can read about HERE

Recapping the last two months and the USHL Top Prospects Game, The Pipeline Show is pleased to be able to present the third blog entry from Waterloo Black Hawks goaltender Eamon McAdam.

Friday, February 1, 2013

2013 Draft Blog - Curtis Lazar Pt.3

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The first entry from Edmonton Oil Kings forward Curtis Lazar came to us back in September. If you missed it you can find it HERE. Chapter 2 included his experiences in the early part of the 2012-13 WHL season and the Subway Super Series.  Part 2 is available HERE.

Offering his thoughts on the last couple of months including the CHL Top Prospects Game, The Pipeline Show is pleased to be able to bring you the third chapter in the 2013 Draft Blog by Curtis Lazar of the Edmonton Oil Kings.