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The Nation Roundup

Connor and the Oilers new GM; Flames first round match up is their most ideal; building the Canucks defense next year; does Sparks have an NHL future; the NHL draft, the Jack Adams race, Humbolt strong 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

How much did the Leafs miss Jake Gardiner? (Thomas Williams)

What is the outlook for Garret Sparks NHL future? (Brayden Engel)

Tavares is suddenly in the mix for the Rocket Richard trophy (Cam Lewis)

CANUCKS

Building the 19-20 Canucks defense (Ryan Beich)

Goalies: Predicting Markstrom’s next contract (Stephan Roget)

Could the Canucks go back to the SHL for 2019 draft? (Faber)

Canucks sign NCAA UFA Brogan Rafferty (Ryan Beich)

FLAMES

Flames most probable 1st round match up is also their best (Pat Steinberg)

The Black Aces: Flames prospect report (Ryan Pike)

Mailbag: Playoff preview (Christian Tiberi)

OILERS

Photoshop: Tom Kostiuk

Dare to dream: Connor in the room (Robin Brownlee)

McDavid’s post game interview was tough to watch (Baggedmilk)

Pulling positives (Tyler Yaremchuk)

Hockeyfights.com – Scrap of the week

More from around the NHL:

Humbolt Broncos: A year along (Robin Brownlee)

Wings: The good, the bad, and the ugly of Jeff Blashill’s extension (Nick Seguin)

Sather will go down as one of the NHL’s most unique winners (Sportsnet)

Lightning criticize NHL’s controversial playoff format (Sportsnet)

Jack Adams race wide open (Sportsnet)

Hughes & Kakko: 2019 NHL Draft tightening at the top (TSN)

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