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CBC’s last ‘Hotstove Tonight’ of the season dropped bombshells

Updated 2x with video at 11:35 PM: From, well, me, the CBC's Hotstove Tonight crew of Glenn Healy, Elliotte Friedman, P.J. Stock, Kelly Hrudey and Ron MacLean met for what may be the last time of the 2013 season during the second intermission of Saturday night's Bruins-Blackhawks game. I'll post the video when it's up, but here's what they had to say:

Shanahan and Calgary have, per TSN (and Sportsnet), been talking about some sort of front office position. Healy said Bettman and the NHL have allowed Shanahan to meet with multiple organizations in the past.

Tagging space is an issue there.

Update: From the CBC:

Desperate to improve their hockey team, The Calgary Flames have been attempting to bolster the organization both on and off the ice, according to the Hotstove panel.

NHL chief disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan has spoken with the Flames about a possible position with the organization, a meeting that commissioner Gary Bettman is aware of.

The second piece of news relates to the upcoming NHL draft.

According to Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman, the Flames offered Colorado all of their first-round picks (sixth, 22nd, 28th) for the Avalanche’s top overall selection.

Colorado, however, turned down the offer.

This year’s draft features three highly coveted players: defenceman Seth Jones of the Portland Winterhawks, winger Nathan MacKinnon and centre Jonathan Drouin, both of the Memorial Cup-winning Halifax Mooseheads.

Update #2: Here's the video:

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Detroit/Weiss kind of baffles me.  What does Detroit need?  A big, scoring winger.  What is Weiss?  A completely non-physical centre.  If they had a lot more roster sports available I could see them looking at Weiss to centre the second line so that Zetterberg can be a winger on the first line but Detroit has so many centres that it boggles the mind that they would be looking at Weiss…

Posted by Garth on 06/15/13 at 10:26 PM ET

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we do know it confirms fil all but gone

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 06/15/13 at 11:41 PM ET

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I’m not sold on the concept of paying Weiss $5 million—though I think he’ll get it in Florida—but he’s a slightly more defensively consistent Filppula.

I think Fil is definitely gone, and at some point, the Wings will either trade his rights or simply let him walk. There’s no way the Wings can afford to pay a 29-year-old with one really good season the kind of money he can earn on the open market…

And at this point, with Nyquist, Andersson and Tatar coming up, the Wings need somebody who can bang pucks in the net, though I do believe that they’ll end up with Stalberg as he’s speedy and Swedish.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 06/15/13 at 11:52 PM ET

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though I do believe that they’ll end up with Stalberg as he’s speedy and Swedish.

and a repeated healthy scratch in the playoffs. didn’t we try that with Tootoo? Stalberg is fast but he doesn’t seem like a Babcock kind of player to me. I think he’d end up a healthy scratch in Detroit too.

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 06/16/13 at 04:23 AM ET

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we do know it confirms fil all but gone

That’s good I guess, but what’s the point of letting Filppula walk if you’re going to bring someone who is essentially the same player?

and a repeated healthy scratch in the playoffs.

Perfect.  He’s a mediocre, soft player with good wheels who isn’t essential to a team that made the finals.  Therefore Detroit won’t have to worry about paying actual market value for a top six forward, they can just pick through the scrap heap for someone who will “do”.

Posted by Garth on 06/16/13 at 06:27 PM ET

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