Tuesday, June 23, 2009

FDH Lounge Show #63: June 24, 2009

By Rick Morris

"Eclectic" is always the key word in THE FDH LOUNGE (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EDT on SportsTalkNetwork.com), and this week's show certainly fits along those lines.

We will defer our Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and our look at This Week in The FDH Lounge until after our first two segments, when we welcome in two very different but great guests. We begin by welcoming in an experienced national broadcaster: Liz Claman from Fox Business Network. She is one of the foundation pieces of this relatively young channel and her varied news/business/writing background marks her as one of the most versatile broadcasters in the industry today. Next, we bring in one of the most widely-read hockey writers in the business: Scott Burnside of ESPN.com. From the recently-concluded season to the NHL Awards to the upcoming draft and next year's Olympics, we won't lack for topics of discussion with the man covering them all.

In Hour Two, we move earlier than usual into THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER as we preview the NHL Entry Draft with our brand-new guide HOCKEY DRAFTOLOGY 2009, available for free download. After that, we delve into the NBA Draft with, you guessed it, HOOPS DRAFTOLOGY 2009, also available for free download. Moving into Hour Three, we take our first in-depth look at the fantasy football landscape this year with our early Top 50 as well as a breakdown of our key fantasy method as applied to football: our Ultimate Quantitative Baseline. It is, quite simply, the ultimate measure of what a player did last year, thus helping you to have an idea of where you are moving him from as you slot his projections to be higher or lower.

In our final half hour, as always, we go to THE GOON SQUAD with another brief overview of the draft as delivered by our Canadian correspondant Kyle O'Rourke. We'll also review the NHL Awards and take our first look ahead to the free agency madness that will commence next week.

It’s going to be a great program and we hope you can be a part of our audience. As always, we urge you to watch the show live (or listen if you’re on dial-up), but if you can’t catch this as it’s happening, you can always catch the FDH archives 24-7 right here or catch us now on iTunes!

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