The Roundup

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Was Lou Lamoriello the best GM in the NHL this year, how injuries played a factor in Canucks awful season, the end of Monahan and Gaudreau’s first contracts in Calgary, farewell to Rexall Place in Edmonton, what’s changed in the world since the Oilers last made the playoffs, Datsyuk possibly heading back to Russia, the race to the bottom is coming down to the wire 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* This article is posted across all Nation Network team sites so comments are an open forum.

Was Lou Lamoriello the best GM in the NHL this season?

Penguins clinch playoff spot, Leafs get 1st round pick

Leafs best ‘high draft pick’: Lanny McDonald

Morgan Reilly’s second contract could be expensive and difficult

Russian and NCAA players are riskier but the Canucks should keep picking them

What role have injuries played in Canucks awful season?

If you missed: Virtanen suspended 2 games for this hit on Polak

Canucks D has been astoundingly unproductive this year

GM Jim Benning VS. a Vacum cleaner

How low can the Flames finish?

Free agents: The end of Monahan and Gaudreau’s entry-level deals

Flames: What will Joe Colborne’s next contract look like?

Race to the bottom goes down to the wire

Uncle: The Oilers from a Flames fan…

Oilers: NO MAS

A lot has changed in this world since the Oilers last made the playoffs

Justin Schultz as a Pittsburgh Penguin

Rexall farewell: Just visiting – Scrap of the week

More from around the Network…

Canada gets silver in Women’s World Championships

Jets: Youth seizing opportunity since Ladd’s departure

NHL: First star, worst star of the week

The long term financial impact of a playoff push

TRH: The Pacific War Room

How Pavel Datsyuk’s departure could impact the Red Wings


  • madjam

    MINI ME AND THE CLONES ! Oilers been trying to build a replica of the old dynasty Oilers that has kept them in the cellar for years .

    Hall is closest to Anderson , but not defensively . Draisaitl is Messier without the grit and physicalness . Schultz was a poor version of Coffey . McDavid not Gretzky status . Yakupov and Eberle not a Linesman or a Tikkanen . Perhaps Oilers will draft Laine or Puljujaarvi to replace Kurri this year . We still have no Lowe on defence or even a Fuhr or Ranford. The template is there but the players are far from being that dominant team of the eighties . The mini me’s are defensive busts and not adapt at team commitment and play in comparison to old dynasty team . Surrounding caste of little value and thus Oilers remain a bust to this day .

  • Azim

    Shultz isn’t a poor man’s version of Coffey. He’s a poor man’s version of the homeless version of Coffey.

    Coffey > Poor man’s Coffey > Homeless man’s Coffey > Poor man’s homeless man Coffey/Shultz

    • The Last Big Bear

      ’07: Fool me once, shame on you.

      ’08: Fool me twice, shame on me.

      ’09: Fool me three times, better start promoting the people fooling me

      ’10: Fool me four times, at least we’re finally being fooled “PROPERLY” now

      ’11: Fool me five times, hey the kool-aid is starting to taste pretty good

      ’12: Fool me six times, looks like it’s time for more promotions?

      ’13: We chased the dream for our fans, and now I can’t believe you’re getting impatient already after only being fooled 3 times.

      ’14: Fool me 8 times, doesn’t feel as foolish because it only lasted half as long

      ’15: Fool me 9 times, but thats ok, it’s obvious we’re just still paying for our success in the ’80s.

      ’16: Fool me 10 times, so I suppose we’ll just keep talking a big game until our team is out of the picture by November, at which time we’ll pipe up about how next year will be different.

      ’17: Year 1 of the Dynasty!!!???