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The Nation Roundup

Koskinen stopping the puck; how close was Lucic to being a Canuck; Laine raises some eyebrows with comments on the Jets; the fallout now that Marner has signed; realistic expectations for Giordano; training camps, fantasy hockey prep 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

The pressure to perform has finally arrived for Leafs (Rachel Doerrie)

How the Marner extension changes the Leafs roster (Earl Schwartz)

After signing, Marner’s agent is doing damage control now (Cam Lewis)

10 things to be upset about now that Marner signed (Jon Steitzer)

Babcock seems skeptical of Jason Spezza (Cam Lewis)

How Marner’s extension makes the Marlies even scarier (Mike Stephens)

CANUCKS

The Milan Lucic trade to the Canucks that didn’t happen (Cam Lewis)

Canucks prospect #2 Vasili Podkolzin (Michael Wagar)

Canucks prospect #3 Thatcher Demko (Cat Silverman)

JETS

Laine with some interesting quotes about the Jets organization (Art Middleton)

Bryan Little needs better players to play with (Art Middleton)

Byfuglien pondering future while away from team (Art Middleton)

RED WINGS

What to expect from the 19-20 Wings (Cameron Kuom)

Report: Wings will not have a Captain for 19-20 (Nick Seguin)

FLAMES

What are realistic expectations for 36 year old Mark Giordano? (Ryan Pike)

Touching on the Flames cap troubles (Ryan Pike)

Rasmus Andersson: “The goal is to win the Cup” (Ryan Pike)

Lines and fitness standouts from the first day of camp (Ryan Pike)

OILERS

Cuts coming and Koskinen’s glove hand (Jason Gregor)

Just stop the puck (Robin Brownlee)

Locking up Darnell Nurse (Nicklaus Good)

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