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The Roundup

Oilers top to bottom, need to be better; what’s next for the Flames; Leafs fans love Jack Edwards; Wings bring back Holland; Auston Matthews, Kovalchuk the NHL playoffs and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.

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.

LEAFS

Jack Edwards needs to shut up (Jon Steitzer)

Did the Leafs miss an opportunity by not trading for McDonagh (Pat Keogh)

Don’t lose sleep over Auston Matthews words (H0ckeyfan)

We all want more of that, Kadri (Thomas Williams)

Joe Thornton is looking like a good match for Leafs (Cam Lewis)

RED WINGS

Ken Holland’s plan to get younger is going to take longer than he thinks (Nick Seguin)

How short of a leash will Jeff Blashill be on? (FranklinSteele)

What does Dylan Larkin’s bounce back season mean for Wings (John Gove)

FLAMES

Would Bill Peters be an upgrade over Gulutzan? (Ryan Pike)

Flames fire Gulutzan and other coaches (Taylor McKee)

5 positives from a disastrous season (Steve Macfarlane)

The Flames had some problems (Ryan Pike)

Which goalies could the Flames target in free agency? (Karim Kurji and Bill Tran)

OILERS

The Oilers aren’t helping Chiarelli (Jason Gregor)

The Oilers and Kovalchuk (Tyler Yaremchuk)

5 things I’m excited for next season (Baggedmilk)

Oilers upper hierarchy needs to be better (Jason Gregor)

Ryan Strome gave the Oilers what they should have expected (Cam Lewis)

Alternate universe: What if everything went right? (Christian Pagnani)

What is going on with the Oilers? (Christian Pagnani)

Oilers year end report card (Baggedmilk)

Bob Nicholson speaks, nothing changes (Baggedmilk)

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  • MrBung

    Too much damage has been done by Chia. Way more bad and value bleeding deals. Little done with savvy trades. Good portion of this roster is overrated. This team will be hard pressed to make playoffs the next couple years. Miracle needed.

    • LAKID

      They are not in that bad of shape if they can dump Lucic, get a #1 goalie, get a #1or2 RHD, win the draft lottery , get a coaching staff to help Todd and find a new GM. Easy Peasy, no prob.