The Roundup

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The ‘tank’ is on across Canada, putting a value on Nazem Kadri, someone should be getting fired in Vancouver, takeaways from the Flames season, Darnell Nurse goes ham on Roman Polak, McDavid can still win the Calder, old school hockey in LA, post trade deadline outlooks and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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

Statistics and the value of Nazem Kadri

Leafs: Time for the ‘Young Blood’

Putting value on the Penguins pick(s) from the Kessel trade


Canucks: Where there is smoke, somebody should be getting fired

Even as youth takes over, Alex Burrows is still one hell of a teammate

GM Benning reveals his draft strategy and defensemen

Canucks prospect Tryamkin apparently headed to North America

Some fun with the Canucks salary cap

What have we learned about the Flames this year?

Revisiting the Flames ‘Top 20’ prospects

Remember when Brent Sutter put 5 defensemen on the Power Play?

Oilers: Pat Maroon time

Is Griffin Reinhart a long term fit for the Edmonton Oilers?

McDavid: Calder hopes

Some clarity on the Nurse vs Polak situation – Scrap of the week

More from around the Network…

NHL: First star, worst star of the week

NHL: Checking in with each team post deadline

Jets: Prospect updates

TRH: The Pacific War Room

Friday Contest: Daily Fantasy Cheatsheet


  • RedMan

    Looking at Nurse’s unconstrained rage, I wonder if he has been tested for steroids. at least the Oilers finally have a goon that can also fill a 6/7/8 role on the blueline

    • Jake the Snail

      NHL does not have a drug testing policy – it is a secret. Anyone who reacts that violently to a harmless play on another team mate should be tested immediately upon hitting the dressing room.

      • For Pete's Sake!

        Darnell is a player to be feared both for his skill and his ferocity. Kind of like Mark Messier.

        He’s also a young man of character. He’s admitted he made a mistake and that his suspension was fair, unlike Wideman who tried to B.S. his way out of his suspension with his sad story of, “I was sooo confused!” What a baby he is.

        Oh, and why exactly did Calgary draft Hunter Smith?? For his vast array of skill, I’m sure.

        • Gary Empey

          The sooner Darnell Nurse is kicked out the league the better. “Suspended three games for repeatedly sucker punching an unwilling and unsuspecting defenseless opponent on Tuesday night”

          You call him “a young man of character.” That behavior shows a complete lack of character.

          • For Pete's Sake!

            Roman Polak is a veteran who’s bigger and heavier than Nurse. Not exactly defenseless. He skated toward Nurse and grabbed his sweater, so he initially engaged but then decided to turtle. It’s not Nurse’s fault the big man turtled.

            Nurse’s mistake was that he should have challenged him first and not initiated the fight. But standing up for a teamate who just got tripped into the boards on a dangerous play is not ever wrong in my eyes. You just have to go about it smarter than Darnell did.

            He’s a twenty year old rookie who in his first NHL fight took on Milan Lucic in L.A. The kid’s got courage. Who on your Flames would take on Lucic?