The Roundup

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February 24 2017 05:00AM

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Is Kris Russell an opportunity or a trap, Leafs considering a Mike Richards comeback, Brandon Sutter is way overpaid in Van, what do the Flames do with Sam Bennett, Oilers are making the playoffs, remembering Mike Ilitch, loads of trade talk, NHL power rankings, Jonathon Toews and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Leafs Postgame: Ban The Shootout

Jeff Veillette
February 23 2017 09:18PM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs saw their short winning streak snapped by the New York Rangers tonight, but managed to steal a point by dragging the game to a shootout. Here's how the 2-1 loss with for them.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Feb 23, 2017 - SIM

Steve Dangle
February 23 2017 06:34PM


On this podcast, the guys introduce the world to the newest hockey insider on the block, talk Leafs-Jets, the Flames, Oilers, and lacrosse names.

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Can the Maple Leafs get a similar return to last year for Roman Polak at the trade deadline?

Evan Presement
February 23 2017 02:24PM


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Who is Roman Polak, the hockey player? 

To some, he’s one-half of, arguably, the worst regular defensive pairing in hockey. To others, he’s actually a half-decent defenceman, and one with oodles of ‘character’, ‘grit’, ‘veteran presence’, and the like. 

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LGD: Power through the Rangers

Adam Laskaris
February 23 2017 12:01PM

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The Leafs pull back into the ACC tonight, looking to extend their winning streak to two games after a nailbiter two nights ago against the Winnipeg Jets.

We're at the game 60 mark and the Leafs are currently just two points away from tying their season total of 69 points from last season. That's an increase of 0.29 points per game, which is quite an accomplishment by itself.

While the games won't clinch or eliminate Toronto from the playoffs just yet, you can bet we'll be checking the standings every night from here until the rest of the season.

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