The Roundup

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January 23 2015 07:30AM


The loser point, Leafs piling up losses, David Clarkson, Flames buying or selling, Jeff Petry, an Oilers cartoon, skill players fighting and more in this week's Roundup.

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11 Reasons Why Your Favourite Team Should Draft Lawson Crouse

Josh W
January 22 2015 04:00PM

We know that most NHL teams aren't going to have a chance to win the Stanley Cup this year; 22 will either be eliminated in the first round, or not make the playoffs at all.  This means that your favourite hockey team is most likely going to have a 1st round draft pick in the top-20 picks.  

With that being said, unlike both MoneyPuck and Rhys on this blog, I do not have a negative view of life and I have identified the perfect pick for not only the Canucks, but for any other of your favourite teams: Lawson Crouse.  Crouse is the ideal meat and potatoes type of player than every NHL team desperately needs for the future success of their franchise and with a little luck and those statsmilts getting their way, he could slip far enough in the draft for your favourite team to grab him!

Here are 11 reasons why your favourite hockey team should draft Lawson Crouse over any other of those short, soft Euros and French Canadians available. Read past the jump!

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The Hockey Graphs Podcast - Episode 2

Rhys Jessop
January 21 2015 10:00AM

Hockey Graphs Podcast

Garret and Rhys are back talking hockey this week, taking a look at NHL Central Scouting's midterm prospect rankings, why goons are valuable, why the Leafs should trade Phil Kessel, and how to revitalize the All-Star game, all while Rhys writes love letters to Mark Fistric. Click past the jump to listen!

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Canucks Army Prospect Report – January 21th, 2015

Josh W
January 21 2015 09:00AM

Welcome back to another edition of our weekly Canucks Army Prospect Report.  Most prospects are in action with a few players sitting on the side due to injuries.  We have all the latest news and stats for our prospects so without wasting any more time, continue past the jump to get all the details!

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Canucks Army Postgame - Thunderstuck

Josh W
January 20 2015 09:05PM

The Canucks traveled down to Tampa Bay for the last game of their road trip to face a surging Tampa Bay Lightning team.  As Rhys wrote about in the Game Day Thread, the Bolts are stocked full of offensively gifted talents and look to be good for a long time in the future, as well as this year.  This game was no easy task for the Canucks and it showed up on the ice, in their underlying numbers, and in their results. 

As the Canucks played last night against the other Florida team and were starting with Ryan Miller in net again, the game didn't start off in their favour.  Because of their lack of rest we can be like certain ex-Oiler bloggers and chalk this one up to a "schedule loss" however.

Continue past the jump for analysis of this game!

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