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The Roundup

The NHL still has a bad reputation, can the Leafs really afford to trade JVR, Blue Jackets pay Canucks for Tortorella now, how the new salary cap affects the Flames, the Oilers off-season to do list for Chiarelli, the NHL 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

LEAFS

5 key takeaways from Lou Lamoriello interview (Jeff Veillette)

If the Leafs traded JVR, he would be harder to replace than expected (Drag Like Pull)

The Wild have two D-men that might be good fits in Toronto (Jonathan Willis)

Why do people think this will be the next Leafs jersey? (Jeff Veillette)

The Maple Leafs should definitely be calling Florida for defencemen (Jonathan Willis)

Will the Leafs go a second consecutive year without a Captain? (Jeff Veillette)

CANUCKS

3 Ryan Miller alternatives for the Canucks this summer (J.D. Burke)

Blue Jackets opt to send 2017 pick to Canucks for Tortorella (Jeff Veillette)

FLAMES

How the projected salary cap affects the Flames (Ari Yanover)

Defining the public benefit in arena context (Ryan Pike)

What will Mike Ferland’s next contract look like? (Ari Yanover)

UFA profile: Deryk Engelland (Pat Steinberg)

OILERS

Chiarelli’s summer ‘To Do’ list (baggedmilk)

‘City of Champions’ again? (Robin Brownlee)

10 D-men the Oilers should target this summer (Lowetide)

Can any of these young depth players score? (Lowetide)

Will Darnell Nurse develop into an impact defenceman? (Jonathan Willis)

Hockeyfights.com – Classic scrap of the week

More from around the Network:

Looking at the summer hockey calendar (Ryan Pike)

Los Angeles Kings summer preview (Cam Lewis)

Dallas Stars summer preview (Cam Lewis)

Nation notebook: PK versus Scott, Dubas stays in TO and TJ Oshie (Christian Pagnani)

NHL Draft: Potential ‘Good buys’ in the 1st round (Ryan Hobart)

ESPN’s Top 100 list confirms NHL’s “bad reputation” (Chris the Intern)

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