The Roundup


Good chance Mitch Marner makes the Leafs, Jim Benning speaks in Van, 4 big questions heading into the season for Calgary, how will Lucic age over 7 years in Edmonton, working backwards to find Cup winners, identifying the best passers in the NHL, a Hall of Fame debate 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.


President: Brendan Shanahan talks to the fans online

Mitch Marner’s chances of making the Leafs “real good”

Neutral zone playing styles and the Leafs

Does it matter what hand you are on defense? 


GM Jim Benning speaks

Canucks: OK fine, let’s talk about Jiri Hudler again


4 big questions facing the Flames this season

Where does Sean Monahan go from here?

Who ‘could’ make Flames opening night roster

Mega-deals: The 14 biggest trades in Flames history

How has the rebuild leveraged existing assets?


How is Milan Lucic likely to age over 7 seasons

Projecting Darnell Nurse

Was Gretzky good, average or bad at drafting?

Top 100 Oilers: Fernando Pisani #55

Oilers unveil ‘Heritage Classic’ jerseys

Home sweet home: Rogers place close to ready – Scrap of the week

More Donald Brashear

More Tie Domi

More from around the Nation Network…

Working backward to figure out the ‘Cup winner’ says Wings are not very good in Fantasy Hockey

Hall of Fame: Brad Richards vs Pavel Datsyuk

Jets Heritage Classic jerseys and alumni rosters announced

Who are the best passers in the NHL?

Shop our friends


  • Bob Long

    Edmonton? McDiver will break a leg stupidly crashing into another goalie in the pre-season, JP will refuse to report and spend the year in Finland, and Lucic ain’t gonna age like wine.

    Who cares? I want to see the Canucks young players beat the expectations (in the media at least) find a way to win and make the playoffs, and continue to build a young core that knows what it takes to win – you know, the plan Benning’s been talking about since he arrived that the media can’t seem to accept.

  • Sammi Silber

    I feel like Lucic will definitely make a huge difference for the Oilers in these coming years. Not only can he fill the scoring void (somewhat fill the scoring void) that formed when Hall was shipped out for Larsson, but he’ll change the culture, add even more toughness, protect McDavid and bring some positivity.