The Roundup

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5 reasons to hate the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Canucks and Tyson Barrie, Travis Hamonic wants to be in Western Canada, the NHL’s problem with offense, an early look at 2016 free agents, value of shot blocking, Connor McDavid’s recovery, Sam Bennett an elite player in the making, fantasy hockey 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)

5 reasons to hate the Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs could use a “new goaltender of the future”

5 Things: Nazem Kadri’s future


The next Canucks goalie controversy is already brewing

Canucks should be monitoring Tyson Barrie situation

Burrows takes leave of absence for personal reasons

Travis Hamonic looking to be dealt to western Canadian team

Jets under and over performers through the first quarter

Jets Prospect Videos: Top 10 highlights from October

Johnny Gaudreau: First 100 games and his rise to stardom

Sam Bennett: An elite player in the making

The perceived value of blocked shots

A tale of two upcoming UFA’s: Jiri Hudler vs David Jones


Oilers: Two centers and mud

What Chiarelli’s summer moves say about the defensive market

Oilers new forward order

McDavid on road to recovery – Scrap of the week

More from around the Network…

Does the NHL need more offense?

First star, worst star of the week

2016 Free Agent Profile: Eric Staal

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    • For Pete's Sake!

      Your Flames seem to be lining up for the lottery right behind us Walter. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mathews is a Flame next year.

      Maybe Bettman should ban all Alberta teams from the lottery. Give those poor sad sack Leafs a chance.

      Call it a “Transfer Payment.” 😉

      • Rockmorton65

        But the Flames haven’t screwed up half of the last first overalls in the past decade.

        In all seriousness, if the Oilers win one of the lottery picks this year, the league will lose a ton of credibility.

      • TRAIN#97

        I guess you just don’t understand what he said ?Tisk,tisk. He said.,”Your Flames seem to be lining up right behind us” You do know that means after us right? Don’t worry @for pete’s sake they will figure it out!

    • SEER

      HERE! – HERE! Totally agreed..!

      It’s getting beyond coincidental, at this point…

      Besides.., shouldn’t they be really trying to develop the young talent that they have already, before adding many more..? LOL!


      Friday Sidenote – (since this ROUND-UP… is like a Heinz57 Blog.. : )

      I’ve been watching a lot of Alex Nylander this season.. and really like what I have seen.. Since I’ve been watching the Mississauga Steelheads.., I have also got to see a lot of another 2016 Draft Prospect.. He plays often on Nylander’s line.. and has worked well as a solid two-way Center…, with points on various lines…. Check him out..

      Mike McLeod 2014 & 2015 Extended Highlights


  • TRAIN#97

    Oilers will go on a tear starting tonite . They will go 8W-2L over next ten games , and catapult up division standings . Next ten games favorable for that increase .

  • Cfan in Vic

    To the trolls from the flame nation, your leather lung put-downs are all in vain. Your team is just as bad as our team. Your team has been nothing of any substance either but had a fluke playoff appearance.

    However, post away and continue your display of stupidity. This is a hockey site and not a bashing site… attention!

    Please inform us that you have not reproduced Walter.

    • Cfan in Vic

      Hey hemi,

      This is a cross-nations post. Every nation sees the same post, and all the comments are compiled together. Isn’t it fun?

      Not really trolling, in that case. I was just helping Sir Toronto along with his string of obvious facts that everyone knows.