Junior, the CHL podcast: January 13, 2016

Photo Illustration by Graham Bakelaar


Jeff Marek hosts Sportsnet’s weekly CHL podcast, a one-stop shop for news, analysis, opinion and interviews covering the WHL, OHL and QMJHL. Sam Cosentino, the CHL’s top analyst/insider, joins Marek each week to discuss the latest from around the league, as do newsmakers from across the CHL. Couple that with regular updates on the latest risers and fallers for the NHL Draft, and there’s really nowhere else fans need to go.


In this week’s episode, Jeff and Sam take a lap around the CHL and discuss how many draft picks is too many draft picks when it comes to trades. They also talk about why no D-men of note were moved at the league deadlines and if Sonny Milano and Robby Fabbri really are set to return to the OHL.

Niagara head coach Marty Williamson stops to answer the question: “Do you guys ever talk about the fact you’re trading peewee players sometimes?” He also offers his outlook on the IceDogs and Josh Ho-Sang. “I give him credit for taking steps,” he says.

Finally, Damien Cox on the NHL Draft and his top prospects. Where have the Canadian-born players gone? Will any go in the top 10? Is that an omen of things to come or just a down year in a competitive international environment? And what did the world juniors do for players’ stock?

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