The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 17 2017 05:00AM

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The Leafs are in on every trade rumor, Canucks taking calls, Nyqvist somehow only gets 6 games, the Jets still have holes, Flames aren't sure if they are buying or selling but March-Andre Fleury is not the answer in net, breaking down the potential moves in the Pacific and Central divisions and plenty more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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GDB 58.0 Wrap Up: Not so Sunny for Philadelphia

baggedmilk
February 16 2017 10:20PM


WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Final Score: 6-3 Oilers

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GDB 58.0: Feisty for Philly

Jason Gregor
February 16 2017 01:10PM

Connor Game Day

(Photoshop: @NewfieMikey)

Connor McDavid vs. Brandon Manning.

It is a fun angle, but we all know they will never drop the mitts. McDavid is a scorer not a fighter, and Manning can handle himself quite well if need be. 

However, after their meeting in Philadelphia earlier this season, McDavid accused Manning of being classless for supposedly saying he injured McDavid on purpose last year.

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The McDavid Effect

Nation World HQ
February 16 2017 09:00AM

How big of an influence can one single player have on an NHL team? I went to Edmonton to get the answer – and met it at the airport. Here is the story of how Connor McDavid’s quick journey to the top has made the Edmonton Oilers an NHL club to be reckoned with again.

By Uffe Bodin

Last weekend, Uffe Bodin was one of our honoured guests and he wrote about his trip to Edmonton on the website HockeySverige.se. Note that the original article was written in Swedish and has been translated into English. 

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Top to Bottom — Trade Deadline Edition: Central Division

Cam Lewis
February 16 2017 07:00AM

This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner. 

The decline of both the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars coupled with the Chicago Blackhawks likely being trigger shy due to multiple years of buying at the deadline has given the Minnesota Wild a perfect opportunity to thrust themselves to the top of the Central Division standings. Their biggest competition has been the underachieving Nashville Predators, who are one piece away from being a legitimate contender. And that piece could be held by the worst team in the division, the Colorado Avalanche. 

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