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Thursday, 27 June 2013

The Hockey Show - Episode Forty-Two

The Hockey Show's hosts - Teebz and Beans - have been discussing the Colorado Avalanche's insistence on telling everyone that they are going draft Nathan MacKinnon come hell or high water. Honestly, it's a little baffling considering the state of their blueline, but I'm neither Joe Sakic nor Patrick Roy, so I don't get the luxury of making that decision. But it does leave us, as fans, baffled as to why the Avalanche won't fill a glaring need with a player of Seth Jones' caliber.

So we went to one of the best sources for Colorado Avalanche info that we knew of in a man they call "Tapeleg". James Gralian is a great blogger who writes about the Avalanche, and I have known him for many years through his blog Jerseys and Hockey Love. Honestly, the man is connected within the Avalanche community and knows a pile about hockey in general. In short, he's the kind of guy we love to chat with because he tells it like it is about the best game on the planet.

We'll be quizzing James on why the Avalanche seemingly have shown their cards long before arriving in New Jersey, and why they insist on drafting a forward when they clearly need to upgrade their blueline. We'll ask him about the recent hiring of Patrick Roy and his impact on the franchise, the hiring of Adam Foote and force him to adopt a stupid title, and the promotion of Craig Billington from farm team overseer to Patrick Roy's handler for management.

It should be an entertaining show, so please tune in at 5:30pm CT on 101.5 UMFM! Feel free to tweet me any questions you may have for James about the Avalanche at my Twitter account @TeebzHBIC. And if you're on Twitter anyway, you might as well go ahead and follow James as well on his account @Tapeleg!

Looking forward to chatting with James about all this and more tonight on The Hockey Show!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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