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May 20 2016 05:00AM
Everyone wants Tyson Barrie, when putting value on draft picks goes wrong, is Mitch Marner NHL ready, Jets have assets to trade, coach talks Canucks struggles, Flames will have to trade for a goalie, is Oilers 4th overall pick undervalued, all kinds of draft news, playoff hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
May 19 2016 08:28PM
On this episode, the guys talk Kessel, playoffs, the Dustin Penner butterfly effect of offer sheets, and 90's cartoons.
May 19 2016 04:23PM
His name is Vadim Shipachyov. Or Shipachov. Or Shipachev. It depends on who you ask; Nikolay "Nikolai Kulemin" Kulyomin can attest to this. Anyway, Shipachyov is a Russian centre who, like projected #2 pick Patrik Laine, has North America in a tizzy thanks to his stellar showing at the World Championships so far. In eight games, he has an absurd 16 points, which leads all players in every participating countries.
He's a great player. But there are limits to that statement, limits which we passed this afternoon.
May 19 2016 12:45PM
Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com
This house is a circus, berserk as... hey, the Toronto Marlies are in the Eastern Conference Finals! It took some rough and often dirty games against Albany and a lot of self-restraint to get there, but they did. Now that they've guaranteed that they won't be second "super team" to get eliminated early, the blue and white will take their talents to Hershey, Pennsylvania to take on the Bears, who are the definition of an AHL landmark.
May 19 2016 07:00AM
While the focus on defence appears to be on the right side of the ice for the Toronto Maple Leafs, a notable name from across the province has come up in discussions. According to a report in the Ottawa Sun, there's a greater-than-zero chance that 25-year-old Patrick Wiercioch is fast tracked into unrestricted free agency.