The Roundup

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Flames look like smoldering dumpster fire, concern early in Canucks season, Leafs losing despite obvious improvements, Oilers next ten need to be better, Byfuglien hates three on three OT, Joe Thornton trade a decade later, daily fantasy, Evander Kane and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Draftkings. 

In the roundup we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once in a while it’s good to know what other teams are doing, or maybe you find an interesting article you wouldn’t have found otherwise. (Posted across all Nation Network team sites)

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5 reasons the Leafs are losing despite obvious improvements

Why John Tortorella landed another NHL gig before Randy Carlyle

Kadri may be on the verge of a true breakout season

Despite losses, Babcock has Leafs headed in right direction


4 causes for concern early in the Canucks season

Canucks plays of the week

Canucks need more grit if they want to go anywhere



Evander Kane rips Jets

Jets Ladd fires back at Evander Kane

Dustin Byfuglien hates the new 3 on 3 overtime format


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Flames may face cap crunch if they ever get healthy

The future of the Flames is in Barrie

5 things: Is the Pacific Division worse than we thought?

What’s wrong with the Flames?

5 reasons the Flames have looked like a smoldering dumpster fire


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Winning helping Oilers and Yakupov

Chiarelli: Finding the answers

The next 10 need to be better

Why did the Oilers acquire Eric Gryba this summer?


Hockeyfights.com – Scrap of the week


More from around the Network…

NHLNumbers: The Joe Thornton trade a decade later

First star, worst star of the week

What to expect from the improved Coyotes and Panthers

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  • Gary Empey

    The godless habs have lost two in a row and oh how sweet it is! One of the few times I will be cheering for the Flames, go get em my southern brothers!

    I pray that the habs will never see a win in Alberta again!

  • TRAIN#97

    I’m glad they drafted Draisaitl ahead of Bennett. I keep hearing from Flame fans how Draisaitl sucks and how much better Bennett would be and he would be in the running for the Calder trophy.
    The big German looks good. Oh and there is no way anyone but Connor will win the Calder? Hell he could win The Art Ross and the Hart too!

  • Morgo_82

    I love that Kane wants to fight Wheeler and Ladd because we all know Wheeler doesn’t fight so it would have to be against Ladd and Ladd would kick the living $hit out of him. I know we would all love to see that.

  • TRAIN#97

    I predict Mark Fane, Anton Lander and Purcell are all gone on or before the trade deadline. Fane’s idea of playing defence seems to be standing around screening the goalie, the only problem is he’s screening his own goalie. The training staff should sew a couple of pockets into his hockey pants so he has somewhere occupy his hands.

    Lander appears to have totally lost it. He’s soon to be AHL bound. That lack of awareness on Galchenyuks (sp) goal is a case in point. Purcell, well he’s just a plain waste of a perfectly good skin.

    I would much rather see enthusiastic, energetic and motivated younger players get their opportunity. Last nights game against the CdeH would suggest that may be the case.

    How about McD stripping that arrogant big mouth Subban to set up the tying goal, ya’ gotta love it…