With the 2013 NHL DRAFT fast approaching, TSN primes fans with four NHL Draft specials leading up to the network's live coverage of all seven rounds on Sunday.
TSN's slate of Draft specials include:
• BOB MCKENZIE'S NHL DRAFT RANKING SPECIAL – Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET
• 2013 NHL MOCK DRAFT – Tuesday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET
• NHL DRAFT RETROSPECTIVE: 2003 – Tuesday, June 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET
• COUNTDOWN TO THE NHL DRAFT – Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET
BOB MCKENZIE'S NHL DRAFT RANKING SPECIAL
Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET
The 30-minute original TSN production has Hockey Insider and draft expert Bob McKenzie ranking the consensus Top 30 candidates – revealing this year's most likely First Round choices at the NHL DRAFT. McKenzie is joined by NHL ON TSN host James Duthie. Over on TSN.ca, the website features McKenzie's complete 75-player prospect list, including player bios and TSN Scout Craig Button's scouting reports.
2013 NHL MOCK DRAFT
Tuesday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET
The 30-minute show features TSN Scout and former GM Craig Button projecting whom each team will select in the First Round of the 2013 NHL DRAFT. The 2013 NHL MOCK DRAFT also features interviews with Calgary Flames' GM Jay Feaster, who has three First Round picks, and former NHL GM and current Anaheim Ducks scout Brian Burke.
NHL DRAFT RETROSPECTIVE: 2003
Tuesday, June 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET
TSN's Darren Dutchyshen takes a look back at the 2003 NHL Draft, widely considered the best draft in NHL history with First Round picks including Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Mike Richards, and Jeff Carter. Additional NHL stars drafted in the First Round include Eric Staal, Nathan Horton, Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, and Dion Phaneuf. The 30-minute special takes fans behind-the-scenes with insight from some of the GMs who made the top picks and trades, along with perspective from Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie and TSN Scout Craig Button.
COUNTDOWN TO THE NHL DRAFT
Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Hosted by Gino Reda, the 30-minute live special sets the stage for the 2013 NHL DRAFT with insight from Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, who reviews the TSN Top 10 consensus prospects and unveils his wild card picks. TSN Scout Craig Button provides a scouting report on highly rated Max Domi of the London Knights.