Matthews new 5 year deal leaves a lot to be desired; Marners agent creates chaos; dark times for Oilers; to playoffs or tank for Canucks; Flames have limited trade options; Brian Burke, Nic Petan and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.
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.
Matthews new 5 year deal leaves a lot to be desired (Totally offside)
Auston Matthews and the Pittsburgh Penguins model (Ryan Hobart)
The Leafs can’t let Marner put them in cap hell (Ryan Fancey)
The Leafs should hire Steve Yzerman (Thomas Williams)
Trading Zaitsev (Jon Steitzer)
Where does Baertschi fit in the long term plans? (Stephan Roget)
Tank versus playoffs (Tyler Shipley)
How Brian Burke prevented Markus Naslund from asking for a trade (Brady Trettenero)
Matthew Tkachuk’s future contract hasn’t gotten any easier (Pat Steinberg)
The goalie conundrum and limited trade options (Ari Yanover)
Dark times (Robin Brownlee)
Sekera return brings cap crunch (Tyler Yaremchuk)
The Oilers should be selling at the deadline (Christian Pagnani)
Hockeyfights.com – Scrap of the week
More from around the NHL:
Matthews extension a game changer for NHL (Sportsnet)
Brian Burke shocked by Matthews 5 year term (Sportsnet)
It’s time for the Jets to trade Nic Petan (Art Middleton)
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