First, Max and Corey break down Corey’s latest 2022 NHL Mock Draft and discuss the Seattle Kraken’s likely choice between right-handed defensemen Simon Nemec and David Jiricek at No. 4, why Cutter Gauthier makes sense for the Columbus Blue Jackets at No. 6, and the intriguing possibility of Ivan Miroshnichenko going to the Tampa Bay Lightning at No. 25, as well as the play of some top prospects at the 2022 IIHF World Championship currently underway in Finland.
Next, the guys give their thoughts on the recently announced Calder Trophy finalists, Michael Bunting, Moritz Seider, and Trevor Zegras, and discuss who should win the award, who will actually get it, and the notable names that could’ve been finalists themselves.
Plus, to close things out, the guys open up the mailbag and answer listener questions about Kingston Frontenacs head coach Luca Caputi’s comments about presumptive No. 1 pick Shane Wright’s leadership abilities, how published draft boards change as the draft approaches, where would Luke Hughes rank if he were a available in the 2022 NHL Draft, the differences between Simon Nemec, David Jiricek, Juraj Slafkovsky, and Logan Cooley, Joakim Kemell’s shooting ability versus other top-ten picks, the percentage of NHL teams with Shane Wright ranked No. 1, the state of the Red Wings prospect pool, and what would have to happen for Matthew Savoie to fall to the Buffalo Sabres at No. 9.
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