The Roundup

Looking at the historically unique rookies in Toronto, the boring NHL Expansion draft, Canucks needing a savior, Flames finally lose but are hot, Oilers in for bumpy ride, why buying at the trade deadline is bad, 5 dream matchups in the 1st round, free agent TJ Oshie, VanHAC 2017 and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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.

Note* This article is posted across all Nation Network team sites so comments are an open forum.

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Trio of top rookies is historically unique (Drag Like Pull)

Hunwick, Polak and their improvement (Ryan Hobart)

Should the Leafs dial back Auston Matthews? (Ryan Fancey)

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Is Brock Boeser the light at the end of the tunnel? (Graphic Comments)

Alex Burrows deserves to be in Canucks ‘Ring Of Honor’ (Always90four)

Canucks plays of the week (Vanessa Jang)


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By the numbers: Each skaters strength and weakness (Garret Hohl)

What should the Jets do with their 1st round pick? (Cam Farquharson)

Ball is in Jets court for Bryan Little extension (Sammi Sibler)



When will the Flames clinch a playoff spot? (Ryan Pike)

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A Tkachuk injury could result in line juggling (Ryan Pike)

Numbers from the Flames 10 game win streak (Ari Yanover)

Handicapping the Pacific Division race (Ryan Pike)



Top 100 Oilers: Kelly Buchberger (27) (Robin Brownlee)

The Oilers are a better team when Draisaitl is a centre (Christian Pagnani)

Things can change quickly in a playoff race (Jason Gregor)

Todd McLellan talks Oilers struggles, Draisaitl and changing lines (Baggedmilk) – Scrap of the week


More from around the Network:

NHL: 5 dream first round matchups (Shawn Reis)

This week: NHL power rankings (Scott Maxwell)

12 takeaways from VanHAC 2017 (Curtis LeBlanc)

Future free agents: TJ Oshie (Cam Lewis)

If you buy at the deadline you are probably going to have a bad time (Evan Presement)

Thanks to NHL, Vegas expansion should be as boring as humanly possible (Jonathan Willis)


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