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The Roundup

Draisaitl still needs to prove he can carry his own line; can Leafs win with their blueline; is Hellebuyck deal good or bad for Jets; reaction to Flames signing of Lindholm; fantasy hockey old stars versus new stars and more in this week’s Nation Roundup.

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The Roundup

It would be idiotic for Leafs to trade Nylander or Marner; can the Oilers bounce back; grading the Canucks 2018 draft; Flames have some interesting contract negotiations this summer; breaking down NHL contracts and taxes; Erik Karlsson, an NHL summer league, Leafs on Instagram and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by…

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Brodziak, Rieder, and Gravel choose Oilers jersey numbers

If you’re getting set to go out shopping for a new Oilers jersey then why not take a look at one of the new guys, huh? Today, the Oilers announced that all three of Kyle Brodziak, Tobias Rieder, and Kevin Gravel have chosen new numbers for their new adventures in Edmonton, and I’ve got the…

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The Roundup

How does the Tavares signing affect Edmonton; Leafs are the new super team; Calgary moves make them deeper; Canucks make big mistakes; free agency winners and losers; Laine turns bad flight into memorable meeting and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by The Daily Dugout.

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Nail Yakupov signs with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL

It’s the news that we’ve all kinda seen coming for a while now, but former first overall pick, Nail Yakupov, has signed a one-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL after spending the last six seasons with three different NHL teams. 

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Farewell to Laurent Brossoit, the backup that never panned out

When the Edmonton Oilers picked up goaltender Laurent Brossoit in the trade that sent defender Laddy Smid to the Calgary Flames, the first few years post-trade seemed like a home run for the Oil in a slew of years that didn’t pan out. Of course, things didn’t work out quite the way they looked like…

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Oilers sign Tobias Rieder

It’s an Oilers reunion! According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Oilers are signing Tobias Rieder to a one-year, $2-million deal.

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Oilers sign Kevin Gravel

According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, the Edmonton Oilers have inked defenceman Kevin Gravel to a one-year, two-way deal worth $700K. Sportsnet’s Mark Spector says Gravel will get $450k guaranteed and would make $300k in the minors.

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Oilers sign Kyle Brodziak

The Edmonton Oilers appear to be ready to make their first free agency splash. St. Louis Blues writers Andy Strickland and Jeremy Rutherford have both said on Twitter 34-year-old Kyle Brodziak is expected to sign with the Oilers.