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The Nation Roundup

What about Nuge; stop asking opposition players how to fix the Leafs; it’s OK to be conflicted about Milan Lucic; a look at when teams decide to play their back up; how long will Maurice be coach in Winnipeg; an early look at the 2020 draft 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.

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LEAFS

Please stop asking opposition players how to fix the Leafs (Jon Steitzer)

Nylander isn’t going anywhere so stop the madness (Cat Silverman)

Babcock confirms Leafs knew they couldn’t afford Marleau in 3rd year when they signed him (Cat Silverman)

The Atlantic division might be better than expected (Cam Lewis)

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How the returns of Tavares and Hyman will affect the salary cap (Earl Schwartz)

CANUCKS

10 positives from the Canucks first 10 games (Chris Faber)

The Canucks are playing really well with one goal leads (Chris Faber)

The expectations for Adam Gaudette may be too high (Michael Wagar)

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Where will Rousell play when he is healthy? (Chris Faber)

RED WINGS

Grade the trade: Wings acquire Fabbri from St Louis (Cameron Kuom)

Early look: Who might be draft day steals in 2020 Draft (Josh Tessler)

FLAMES

It’s OK to be conflicted about Milan Lucic (Ryan Pike)

Lucic comments on his suspension (Ryan Pike)

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Lindholm’s move to centre raises come questions (Pat Steinberg)

OILERS

Ethan Bear is playing like a Top 4 D (Christian Pagnani)

What is Tippett thinking? (Jason Gregor)

What about Nuge? (Robin Brownlee)

Goalies: Koskinen and Smith, who has the edge? (Nicklaus Good)

Hockeyfights.com – Scrap of the week

Honorable mention: Dylan Larkin versus Ryan Ellis

 

More from around the NHL

How long does Maurice run the Jets bench? (Art Middleton)

An inside look at how teams decide to play their backup goalie (Rachel Doerrie)

A second Toronto based team while great in theory, will never happen (Cam Lewis)

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