The Roundup

Flames under the gun to get a goalie, Leafs need to start acting like contenders, concerns with Draisaitl in Edmonton, a great podcast with Mike Commodore, loads of Entry Draft, Expansion Draft, Free Agency and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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.

Note* This article is posted across all Nation Network team sites so comments are an open forum.


The Leafs are the NHL’s next contenders and it’s time to act like it (Jeff Veillette)

Linked to Leafs: Kovalchuk speculation continues (Jeff Veillette)

Looking at Mitch Marner’s rookie season (Adam Laskaris)

Leafs appear to have walked away from 3 prospects (Jeff Veillette)

The case to re-sign Matt Hunwick (Evan Presement)

Presenting the Leafs ‘All Vanity’ team (Dylan Fremlin)


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3 players the Canucks could select at #55 overall (J.D. Burke)

Canucks add two assistant coaches to round out staff (Jeff Veillette)

Year in review: Henrik Sedin (Adam Laskaris)


Jets ‘salary cap’ off-season preview (Megan Kim)

Year in review: Nikolaj Ehlers (Garret Hohl)

Year in review: Mathieu Perreault (Garret Hohl)

Year in review: Patrik Laine (Garret Hohl)


What will a starting goalie cost Brad Treliving? (Ryan Pike)

Player evaluation: Sam Bennett (Mike FAIL)

Late round ‘draft finds’ over the past decade (Ari Yanover)

Who will be available for the Flames at 16th overall? (Ryan Pike)

The clock is ticking for the Flames to find and protect a goalie (Ari Yanover)

Looking at the Flames prospect pool before the NHL draft (Christian Tiberi)


Real Life Podcast: Mike Commodore (Listen)

Will Vegas look at the Oilers during the free agent window? (Baggedmilk)

Oilers have second highest opening Stanley Cup odds for 2018 season (Cam Lewis)

Draisaitl: Should we be afraid of an offer sheet? (Chris The Intern)

Oilers fans: We need to up our chant game (Baggedmilk)

Should the Oilers be concerned about Draisaitl away from McDavid (Jonathan Willis)

Hockeyfights.com – Classic scrap of the week

More from around the Network:

Using adjusted PPG for evaluating the 2017 draft class (Ian Tulloch)

#TBT: Oilers dynasty and the Flames first cup (Kyla Lane)

Nation notebook: Vegas is ready, Evander Kane to LA and Ilya Kovalchuk news (Christian Pagnani)

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