The Roundup

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May 13 2016 05:00AM

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Leafs need to be careful using LTIR for Cap space, Canucks player awaits fathers trial for alleged murder conspiracy, Flames coaching carousel and missing out on an additional first round pick, no Hamonic to Edmonton or anywhere else, Phil Kessel's Cup run is karma for doubters, Pierre McGuire, Alex Ovechkin, the NHL's Top fighters and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Marlies take series lead with commanding 5-1 Win

Jeff Veillette
May 12 2016 08:29PM


Many expected the Toronto Marlies to steamroll every opponent in their path on their way through the Calder Cup Playoffs. That was an unrealistic expectation, particularly once Toronto drew the Albany Devils as their second round opponent. But these last two games have shown why people believed in the team to that extent. Hot off the heels of a 7-2 blowout, the team went from series trailers to leaders with another runaway 5-1 victory.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - May 12, 2016 - Stammergeddon 2.0

Steve Dangle
May 12 2016 07:32PM

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On this episode, Adam blindsides Jesse & Steve with the Stamkos Debate 2.0 with a surprise guest, plus lots of Penguins and Stars.

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MGD: Turned Those 5 Minutes Upside Down, It's 10 Games Now

Jeff Veillette
May 12 2016 01:12PM

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Tonight's game between the Albany Devils and Toronto Marlies doesn't start or a few more hours, but there's already been a small victory involved in the process. The American Hockey League announced their punishment for Dan Kelly this morning, and it wasn't light; the Albany defenseman will miss ten games, starting with tonight.

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Is Patrik Laine the best prospect in this draft? ESPN thinks so

Ryan Fancey
May 12 2016 09:21AM

Immediately after the Leafs won the draft lottery a couple weekends ago, it started. We began questioning everything. 

Auston Matthews always seemed like a slam dunk number one in every way, like McDavid or Tavares or Stamkos or any other elite center before him. But then it was reported the Leafs themselves had a scout with doubts about taking the American first overall, instead making a case for widely-considered number two Patrik Laine.

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