PETERS – The cost to acquire Connor Bedard too rich for the Blazers

AT THE RISK OF FURTHER ANGERING Regina Pats coach and GM John Paddock, we’re going to talk more about a potential trade for Connor Bedard.

That’s all right — I consider it payback for Paddock’s performance as coach and GM of my Winnipeg Jets in the mid-90s.

When the Pats and their 17-year-old phenom rolled into Kamloops this week, a cloud of trade speculation came with them.

Bedard has only a matter of months left in the WHL. He will be selected first overall in the NHL amateur draft next summer and begin his NHL career the following season.

In the meantime, his Regina Pats are not going anywhere.

It all adds up to a potential trade that would send the West Vancouver-raised Bedard back to his home province, where the Memorial Cup-host Blazers have the highest aspirations.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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