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August 01 2014 08:05AM

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Trevor Linden sparks the fighting in hockey debate, a Jake Gardiner type deal in Justin Schultz' future, Flames and Jets goaltending, Nail Yakupov talking the talk, and more in this week's roundup

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.



Trevor Linden's stance on fighting in hockey and analytics




More on the fighting in hockey debate from Flames Nation

Flames goaltending much better


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James Reimer will be a Winnipeg Jet (Eventually)

Zach Bogosian: Is he worth his hefty contract?


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Gardiner is Leafs second highest paid defenseman, can he take over?

Jake Gardiner contract a good comparable for Oilers Justin Schultz?

Nail Yakupov: Talking the talk
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We are the people that keep this whole circus running. We get no love but get to see Wanye freak out about stuff in person which is kind of a trade off.
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#51 A rye morning
August 01 2014, 08:07PM
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No Stanley Cup parades in any Canadian city for 20 plus years now, we Leaf's fans and our cousins in Montreal need to start seeing how Bettman has Americanized our sport.

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#52 Jason
August 01 2014, 08:09PM
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@A rye morning

Montreal as our "Cousins"?? Moron!!

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#53 Wonger
August 01 2014, 08:31PM
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Relax everybody! Hockey season is two months away! rELAX!!!

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#54 A rye morning
August 01 2014, 08:50PM
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Leafs suck! Try winning a Stanley Cup when there are more than five other teams to beat.

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#55 Wonger
August 01 2014, 09:25PM
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@A rye morning

EMail me at maryanns21rules@yahoo.com

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#56 A rye morning
August 01 2014, 09:27PM
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@ Wikk do, but remember I am a one man, man.

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#57 jonny94
August 02 2014, 12:16AM
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Loxeus wrote:

Baertschi - Drafted 3 years ago, 51 GP in NHL M. Reinhart - Drafted 4 years ago, 19 GP in NHL Bennett - Completely unfounded claim that he will certainly be playing more than 9 games next season.

Got any better examples of players the Flames have "thrown in" to the NHL? I'll give you Monahan, but many of our fans believe that was a mistake. I don't hear many Oil fans lamenting over Eberle, Hall, RNH, or Yakupov getting dispatched too soon.

The only thing similar between the rebuilds of these 2 teams is that yes, they have both obtained some first round draft picks and finished poorly in the standings in the process. You ask if we will make the playoffs in year 4 of our rebuild? Maybe, maybe not. But I bet you we won't be finishing bottom 4 in the NHL either (unlike... hmmm... there has to be an example...)

Kovalchuk, Nash, Fleury, Ovechkin, Crosby, Johnson, Kane, Stamkos, Tavares, Hall, Nugent-Hopkins, Yakupov, Mackinnon all 1st overall picks. All went into the NHL right off the bat. You can't tell me the Flames would do anything different then any other team albeit the Oilers just sucked way worse and that's on management. No Oilers fan will disagree with you there.

Funny that you say "I bet you we won't be finishing bottom 4 in the NHL by year 4 of the rebuild" .... You sound like an Oilers fan cause we said the exact same thing.

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#58 Loxeus
August 02 2014, 06:40AM
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@jonny94

Wrong again. Every year since the start of your rebuild you have been saying "this is the year... this is the year..."

We are starting year 2 of our rebuild and you don't hear anyone saying "this is the year..."

I just said we won't be finishing in last. But we'll give you enough of our dust to munch on when the time comes and you guys are still reeling in top 3 draft picks each year saying "this is the year..."

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#59 jonny94
August 02 2014, 07:19AM
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Loxeus wrote:

Wrong again. Every year since the start of your rebuild you have been saying "this is the year... this is the year..."

We are starting year 2 of our rebuild and you don't hear anyone saying "this is the year..."

I just said we won't be finishing in last. But we'll give you enough of our dust to munch on when the time comes and you guys are still reeling in top 3 draft picks each year saying "this is the year..."

Except that I have heard plenty of them say it. But hey at this point of the argument I think we can both agree that we love our teams. I wish nothing but the best of luck to Flames I honestly do. Like I've previously stated I just want to see any Canadian team if not all of them do well. It's getting old that we argue about which team sucks more. It will be nice when there comes a day when our teams are at the top of the standings and we argue about which team had the better season/playoff run.

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#60 jonny94
August 02 2014, 09:32AM
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1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014....What do these years all have in common?? PS 1978 1979 also.

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#61 A rye morning
August 02 2014, 09:33AM
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1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014....What do these years all have in common?? PS 1978 1979 also.

They are probably years you didnt get any.

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#62 jonny94
August 02 2014, 09:49AM
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jonny94 wrote:

1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014....What do these years all have in common?? PS 1978 1979 also.

How bizarre someone else is using the same username as me..

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#63 Jeff In Lethbridge
August 02 2014, 12:21PM
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GriffCity wrote:

Do Oilers fans troll Canuck pages or flame pages and write immature things about their teams? I hope not, I certainly don't. Thats the difference between Edmonton fans and flames/canucks fans, we have class. Are Edmontonians better people than Calgarians or Vancouverites? It is a possibility.

The nice thing about being an Oilers fan is that we have loads of talent and are trending upwards. VAN and CGY are hurting teams with not much to look forward to in the future, so by all means if it makes you feel good to write negative comments, continue to do so. It only epitomizes what the rest of the country already thinks about Flames/Canucks fans and just makes you look pathetic.

Cheers

Oilers are "TRENDING UPWARD"????

omg please.... seriously... can you back that up in any measurable statistical way??? this would be priceless...

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#64 Jeff In Lethbridge
August 02 2014, 12:32PM
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And I love how Flames fans for some reason feel like they are a lot better then the Oilers despite the fact they have missed the playoffs 6 years and counting.

I don't see the Flames making the playoffs for a few more seasons, and I see the Oilers making a push this season finally and passing on the torch to Calgary for being the leading team missing the playoffs.

as a flames fan, i would be happy to see the Oilers move up to the 20-25 range in he standings.

it just is sick how the oilers have hogged all the high drafts for years, and seems intent on another top 3 pick again!

I think the NHL needs to implement a new rule, which could appropriately be called the "oiler rule", that weighs the lottery in a way that doeznt allow one team to get 5 first overalls in a row...

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#65 HardBoiledOil
August 02 2014, 05:37PM
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@jeff....you can stop talking out of your a$$ anytime now....

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#66 jonny94
August 02 2014, 06:24PM
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Jeff In Lethbridge wrote:

as a flames fan, i would be happy to see the Oilers move up to the 20-25 range in he standings.

it just is sick how the oilers have hogged all the high drafts for years, and seems intent on another top 3 pick again!

I think the NHL needs to implement a new rule, which could appropriately be called the "oiler rule", that weighs the lottery in a way that doeznt allow one team to get 5 first overalls in a row...

@Manfly..He is the biggest loser on this site and is either a troll or Habs fan. Ignore it.

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#67 Privateeye
August 02 2014, 10:42PM
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Jeff In Lethbridge wrote:

as a flames fan, i would be happy to see the Oilers move up to the 20-25 range in he standings.

it just is sick how the oilers have hogged all the high drafts for years, and seems intent on another top 3 pick again!

I think the NHL needs to implement a new rule, which could appropriately be called the "oiler rule", that weighs the lottery in a way that doeznt allow one team to get 5 first overalls in a row...

Zip it, old man Clemons.

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#68 kittensandcookies
August 02 2014, 11:12PM
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Why does Ron Maclean have a fivehead?

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#69 Manfly
August 03 2014, 06:51AM
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@HardBoiledOil

Not me, Fake. My apologies, Jeff.

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#70 Manfly
August 03 2014, 06:52AM
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HardBoiledOil wrote:

@jeff....you can stop talking out of your a$$ anytime now....

Pertaining to This imposter comment.

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#71 Jeff In Lethbridge
August 03 2014, 08:44AM
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Manfly wrote:

Not me, Fake. My apologies, Jeff.

no worries...

Flames nation, unfortunately, brings with it one of the oddest people; he runs multiple accounts, uses others' names to commment, and with multiple accounts going simultaneously actually argues with himself... there isnt much we can do about him, so we just have to live with it. it is still embarassing when we at FN have the rest of the world exposed to our weird guy. this is very typical, par for the course stuff for him.

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#72 HardBoiledOil
August 04 2014, 07:30AM
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^you know what's sad? it's when people hijack other peoples names, then have the hijacker turn around and claim the original is the imposter, then go and claim that FN "brings with it one of the oddest people", right Jeff?

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#73 GeezMoney
August 04 2014, 10:18PM
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The Last Big Bear wrote:

Oh yeah, and welcome back to the gutters, Vancouver fans. Just try not to light our cars on fire, Ok?

Well we're a sensitive lot, prone to violence and skullduggery. It's a demonic style but we expect a winner. Our need for validation outweighs our common sense. It's who we are and it'll probably never change.

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#74 Jered
August 05 2014, 09:11AM
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HardBoiledOil wrote:

^you know what's sad? it's when people hijack other peoples names, then have the hijacker turn around and claim the original is the imposter, then go and claim that FN "brings with it one of the oddest people", right Jeff?

So you're saying this guy is the horrible low level troll?

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