The Roundup

Edmonton Mayor makes bet with Nation beer, where is Kovalchuk going, Leafs can’t fall too in love with their season, Canucks new bench boss, the Datsyuk contract dump was actually a bad move, have the Jets improved, who do the Flames qualify, 2nd round previews, 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.

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


Leafs can’t fall in love with this season too much (Ryan Fancey)

Should the Leafs be interested in Ilya Kovachuk? (Jeff Veillette)

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How bad was Kadri’s ‘Low hit’ on Ovechkin? (Jonathan Willis)

Wild or Ducks can be trade partner before Expansion draft (Ryan Fancey)


Canucks hire Travis Green as new head coach (Ryan Biech)

5 quotes that stuck out from the Travis Green press conference (Jeff Paterson)

Who is to blame for Nikita Tryamkin leaving the Canucks? (Vanessa Jang)

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Canucks: You know what I hate!? (Cam Davie)


Wheeler “Excited about the direction we’re going” (Art Middleton)

How have the Jets developed over time? (Garret Hohl)

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Scheifele opens up about the season (Art Middleton)


The Datsyuk ‘contract dump trade’ was actually a BIG mistake (Adam Laskaris)

How far away are the Wings from having a ‘Big 3’ (Adam Laskaris)


Flames: Top 5 off-season story lines (Pat Steinberg)

A deeper look at the Dennis Wideman lawsuit (Ryan Pike)

Net problems: Who will be in the Flames goalie next season? (Ari Yanover)

RFA’s: To qualify or not to qualify? (Pat Steinberg)

The Flames have every reason to re-sign Versteeg (Ari Yanover)


Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson makes bet with Nation Beer (baggedmilk)

Why you should HATE the Anaheim Ducks (baggedmilk)

More to the matchups than we think (Jason Gregor)

Looking back on Round 1 as we look ahead to Round 2 (baggedmilk)

Prediction: Oilers beat Ducks in 7 (Robin Brownlee)

Hockeyfights.com – Scrap of the week:


More from around the Network:

Free agent profile: Alexander Radulov (Cam Lewis)

Rangers vs Sens preview (Pat Keogh)

Capitals vs Penguins preview (Cam Lewis)

The MVP’s of the 1st round (Shawn Reis)

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  • paul wodehouse

    …if there ever was a time to seriously think about inserting at least one of the “smokin” aces” it is now …both 14 and 93 have so obviously been zero for zero for zero after zero and more that maybe it’s time to have one [93] of them see the playoff type hockey they can’t seem to gear up for from a higher vantage point…might get with the idea that production SHOULD come from a teams most high priced players … SEVEN games and 32 shots between the two of them and nada> apart from a PP (possibly second ) assist from softgel 93…oh 14 has 2 PIMs ( for bein’ so good lookin”) …so if at the end of all this no matter how far this McDavid Draisaitl Talbot led team goes and we discover they… 14&93 …both were playing “hurt” ….IT STILL DOESN’T MATTER!!! you replace a part if it’s not working or it’s a detriment to performance…amyone still subscribing to “they are honing their D skills can piss off!! these are supposed to be scorers and leaders and they are 13th and 14th in stats on this roster of wonderment…AND
    …they don’t invite these call up spectators called “aces” itching to get in a game (cuz that’s all they’ll) for nothing!!!

    Especially now when the split is in stone and coach can protect anyone as much as he’s protected 14 & 93 so far !

      • #97TRAIN

        I’m talking a complete sellout when there is not even a game on in Edmonton. For Ottawa not selling out is crap. Toronto and Montreal are out so I don’t see how that affects Ottawa.

        • Ready to Win

          It has nothing to do with who is in or out and everything to do with the Sens being the third most popular team in Ottawa. While Edmonton and Ottawa have almost identical populations, the Sens fanbase is much smaller than the Oilers because of geography.

    • Fred-65

      I have to admit I’m surprised that the Oilers can sell tickets to just wander around the concourse without being able to see the game. It has to fall under the category “you can fool some of the people all of the time ……. ” But what interests me is the fact that for the last 2 years Alberta has been crying the blues about their economy/crude oil prices/lay-offs and they want Federal help from the rest of the country. Then you see this what can only be called squandering of their money. I hope the Federal Government take note