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May 27 2016 08:26AM
What the hell are the Canucks doing, why 'staying the course' is best option for the Leafs, is Stamkos feasible for Wings, how the Jets scored goals this year, Ralph Krueger a front runner in Calgary, Taylor Hall isn't so bad after all, salary cap futures for most teams, all kinds of draft news and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
May 27 2016 07:00AM
The 18-year-old centre Brett Howden of the Moose Jaw Warriors checks in at 35th on the Nation Network prospect rankings. Howden brings a 200-foot game to the table and has exceptional play-making abilities to boot.
Take a look and see what the 2016 eligible draftee has to offer.
May 26 2016 04:30PM
The Winnipeg Jets should not trade Jacob Trouba.
Nevertheless, the pending restricted free agent has seen his name appear in trade rumours for most of the season. Winnipeg’s depth on the right side (Dustin Byfuglien and Tyler Myers are both signed long-term) as well as a persistent belief that Trouba is seeking a big raise in the summer have helped fuel that speculation.
If the Jets do in fact entertain moving the young rearguard, it’s hard to imagine many better fits for the needs of the Edmonton Oilers.
May 26 2016 02:24PM
My Scouting Report series continues today, and once again we are focusing on the blue line.
Today we look at the 67th pick from the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kris Russell. Russell was an undersized offensive D-man coming out of junior, but he's worked on his defensive game in the NHL and become an elite shot blocker. He's poised to be a UFA on July 1st.
May 26 2016 07:00AM
Time healing old wounds as it tends to, it was nice to see Bernie Nicholls working the room and shaking hands with other former members of the Edmonton Oilers at celebrations leading up to the team’s final game at Rexall Place in April. So, too, the polite applause Nicholls received from a capacity crowd when he was introduced with the other old Oilers.