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The Nation Roundup

What needs to go right for the Oilers playoff hopes; Marner’s agent playbook evolving; can Lucic be a useful player for the Flames; the plea for Goldobin on the top line in Vancouver; prospect profiles, Kronwall retires 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

Marner Agent’s playbook evolving (Mike Stephens)

Freddie Andersen load management (Jon Steitzer)

Dreger suggesting Marner could be close to signing 3 year – $9.5M deal (Jon Steitzer)

The Leafs could use Mr. Game 7 (Cam Lewis)

CANUCKS

The plea for Goldobin to be on the Canucks top line (Chris Faber)

WWYD with Adam Gaudette (Jackson McDonald)

Prospect Nils Hoglander shines at 4 Nations tournament (Brady Trettenero)

JETS

Prospect profile #6 David Gustafsson (Art Middleton)

Jets unveil rookie showcase roster (KB)

RED WINGS

Prospect profile #3 Joseph Veleno (Tony Ferrari)

Prospect profiles #5 Jared McIssac (Alex Drain)

Kronwall announces retirement from NHL (Cameron Kuom)

FLAMES

Can Milan Lucic be a useful player for the Flames? (Ryan Pike)

Flames invite 4 more PTO’s to camp (Ryan Pike)

Contract talks with Mangiapane aren’t improving (Ryan Pike)

Looking back at 5 years of prospect rankings (Ryan Pike)

Flames announce rookie camp roster (Ryan Pike)

OILERS

4 things that need to go right for Oilers to sneak into the playoffs (Cam Lewis)

McDavid: About that knee (Robin Brownlee)

The penalty kill and the bottom 6 (Jason Gregor)

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