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The Nation Roundup

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.

LEAFS

Matthews new 5 year deal leaves a lot to be desired (Totally offside)

Marner’s agent puts foot in mouth, creates distraction, panics and goes on the defensive (Ryan Fancey)

Auston Matthews and the Pittsburgh Penguins model (Ryan Hobart)

The Leafs can’t let Marner put them in cap hell (Ryan Fancey)

The Matthews contract is good, if you think otherwise you’ll die alone (Jon Steitzer)

The Leafs should hire Steve Yzerman (Thomas Williams)

Trading Zaitsev (Jon Steitzer)

CANUCKS

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)

FLAMES

Matthew Tkachuk’s future contract hasn’t gotten any easier (Pat Steinberg)

Flames need to pick their spots when trading away picks (Ryan Pike)

The goalie conundrum and limited trade options (Ari Yanover)

OILERS

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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