Shrapnel - 6/21/12

As we reach the final countdown to the Draft, let's see if we can sneak one of these in to help you get up to speed before the fun and games start tomorrow.


First off, if you haven't checked out the club's Draft Central blog, featuring input from Jeff Rimmer, Dave Maetzold, and Rob Mixer, take a minute to go check it out.

Then you've got a fun "Selection by name awesomeness" mock draft at backhand shelf, a good look at draft expectations from Union Blue, a look at the pieces that have started to come together at DBJ+, and more thoughts on perspective by Jeff at TMM.

Both Burnside Carbine and The Coach take a look at the goaltending market, and Rick and Greg debate finding a way to trade up to #1 tomorrow night.

In the wider NHL, last night was, of course, the awards show, and there's a ton of feedback available on both the actual award winners and the new format. Check out thoughts from Justin Bourne, Dan Wagner (no relation!), Puck Daddy, and some great insight from up close and personal thanks to DBJ+, and one final encouraging thought.

Puck Rakers weighs in on the new schedule and the wait to see what will happen with Rick Nash, it looks like Edmonton is about to name Ralph Kruger their new head coach, and some thoughts on the Jackets' new coaching hires from Gallos and Canadan.

Last but not least, check out a whole week of Community Spotlight posts at #CBJ!

No Shrapnel tomorrow morning - not just because my schedule lately is "erratic", but because I'll be on the road to Pittsburgh, helping to cover the draft for SBNation! We'll make sure to get you the latest news and updates as quickly as we can from CONSOL Energy Center!

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