The Roundup

The Leafs shouldn’t trade JVR, could Canucks pursue Eberle, Flames should trade their first round pick, Chiarelli speaks in Edmonton, Shattenkirk wants to be the man, how scouting is changing, free agency, draft profiles 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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The Leafs shouldn’t trade James van Riemsdyk (Adam Laskaris)

Shattenkirk wants to be “the guy” – he can be in Toronto (Ryan Fancey)

It’s not Dion Phaneuf’s fault you had high expectations (Scott Maxwell)

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Jake Gardiner: A coming out party (Dylan Fremlin)


3 AHL forwards to target from Toronto in a Tanev trade (Ryan Biech)

Should the Canucks pursue Jordan Eberle? (J.D. Burke)

Jim Benning ‘seeking European talent with North American Heart’ (Jeff Paterson)


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The Flames won’t trade their 1st round pick, but probably should (Ryan Pike)

Player evaluation: Sean Monahan (Mike FAIL)

What line should Matthew Tkachuk be on next season (Ari Yanover)

The Flames should be calling about Nino Niederreiter (Mike FAIL)


Trade talk: RNH or Jordan Eberle? (Jason Gregor)

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Desharnais failed to address Oilers need at centre (Jonathan Willis)

Chiarelli speaks at year end press conference (baggedmilk)

Report: Edmonton Oilers expressing interest in Ilya Kovalchuk

Real Life podcast with Matt Hendricks (Listen)

Oilers Top 100: Lee Fogolin – 19 (Robin Brownlee)

Hockeyfights.com – Scrap of the week

More from around the Network:

Deciding between Major junior and the NCAA (Jacob Stoller)

Free agent profile: Justin Williams (Cam Lewis)

Acquiring defense in the NHL (Christian Pagnani)

How is scouting changing? (Ryan Biech)

2017 Draft: Nation Network prospect profiles ranked #86-90 (Jeremy Davis)

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