This is what happens. Scott was in town to play in the Whalers Alumni game and we were lucky enough to be able to strap a GoPro camera to his mask.

Here we are at the eve of preseason. It’s time to look at the newcomers in the Whalers lineup, including Sonny Milano. This episode we talk to the voice of the Whalers, Peter Krupsky as to what to expect from this Whalers team. 

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Puns abound as Keith and Ken breakdown the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Also we talk about the upcoming season schedule.

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Day two is here and the picks are going to be fast and furious. We are going to try to keep you updated as soon as news breaks. Keep checking this post throughout the morning to get the latest updates.

1:04 PM -Matt Mistele was just chosen 180th overall by the L.A. Kings.

12:35 PM - Approaching the 160th pick in the draft and we still have Mistele and Rathgeb still on the board.

12:07 PM - Busy day here in Philly for the Whalers as Alex Nedeljkovic is taken by Carolina in the second round 37th overall being the second goalie taken in the draft this year.

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Ned would be the only Whaler to go in the second round. In the third round Connor Chatham was selected with the 71st overall pick by the New Jersey Devils and Alex Peters was taken four picks later by the Dallas Stars.

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The next Whaler to get drafted would have to wait until the fourth round, but I don’t think he minds as Josh Wesley gets selected by the team that his father has a long storied legacy with. Wesley ends up being the 96th overall pick in the draft and the second Whaler to go the Carolina Hurricanes this draft.

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Of course Whalers getting drafted to the Hurricanes is obviously not a new thing. Levi, Mahalak, Terry, Bellemore are just a few players that come to mind. It makes sense as both teams are owned my Peter Karmanos Jr.

9:30 AM - The Whalers were able to get together before the draft to wish each other luck.

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9:27 AM – We start at the second round and we could see Nedeljkovic, Peters, and Chatham go in this round. The draft starts at 10 AM… Stay Tuned!

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11:01 PM - That’s all folk’s

10:32 PM – The first round is over. Unless Sonny Milano dons a Whalers jersey this season, it means that the streak of having Whalers players go in the first round ends at 4 years (2010 – Seguin, 2011 – Miller, Noesen, and Rakell, 2012 – Wilson, 2013 – Hartman). Following the first round I was able to ask the GM of the Blue Jackets, Jarmo Kekalainen, about the possibility of exercising his CHL options. [Sorry for the bad camera positioning]

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9:22 PM - We have our first Whaler drafted! Well sorta… The Columbus Blue Jackets drafted Sonny Milano 16th overall. His CHL rights are held by the Plymouth Whalers. The United States of Hockey explains it best.

Before Eagles fans get too excited however, the recruiting job is not done. Milano’s CHL rights are held by the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League. They’ve had some success luring NTDP players away from college scholarships in the past. Among those that have headed to Plymouth, J.T. Miller (North Dakota), Connor Carrick (Michigan) and Ryan Hartman (Miami).

There is always a chance that Jarmo Kekalainen can sway Sonny to go the CHL route, but right now it does not look likely in his post-draft interview.

Time will tell, but it would be nice to him wearing a Whalers jersey next season. I mean look at some of his stick skills.

8:11 PM – Our first piece of Whalers related news has to do with a former Whaler. James Neal has been traded to the Nashville Predators for Hornqvist and Spaling.

6:06 PM – WhalersOTM is here at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Let’s start this post off with a poll. Tonight is the first round, rounds 2-7 are tomorrow morning. If there was one Whaler player to go today, who would it be?

Whalers 2014-15 Schedule Released

Posted: June 26, 2014 in 2014-15
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Cal   The OHL released the schedule for the 2014-15 season. There are some interesting things that stand out after looking at the schedule. Let’s take a look at the Whalers 25th season in the OHL. Read the rest of this entry »

We had the opportunity to pull the newly hired General Manager of the Whalers aside to ask him a few questions about the upcoming season.

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