The Roundup

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April 01 2016 05:00AM

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Leafs are the right fit for Jimmy Vesey, the Canucks are bad and there is more than one way to tank, Wings honor Mr. Hockey, who will the Flames be moving this summer, Yakupov requests trade, his agent speaks, how good is Auston Mathews, the trade deadline a month later, daily fantasy and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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NHL penalizes Maple Leafs for abuse of Long Term Injured Reserve

Jeff Veillette
March 31 2016 10:00PM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have been fined $3 million and will forfeit an important draft pick as punishment for circumventing the salary cap and Collective Bargaining Agreement by placing Stephane Robidas on Long-Term Injured Reserve, the league will announce on Friday morning.

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Leafs Postgame: No Wins on the Buffaroad

Jeff Veillette
March 31 2016 09:15PM

As mentioned about eight hundred times on the broadcast, the Leafs have trouble playing at First Niagara Center. Their record at the arena heading into tonight was 1-16-1 since February 4th, 2009. It's a shame that the Leafs are seemingly incapable of playing well in front of their away fans, who arguably show up in stronger numbers across the border than at the Air Canada Centre.

It's good for the tank, though, and the very same tank got a boost tonight with a 4-1 loss to the Sabres.

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LGD: Mike Harrington Is Sad Online

Jon Steitzer
March 31 2016 10:55AM


The world certainly hasn't been fair to ol' Mike Harrington, the protector of Buffalo Sports. 

First he didn't get Connor McDavid as promised and after a short tantrum, has happily proclaimed Jack Eichel the greatest hockey player there ever was. 

Next, he was sure that Mike Babcock was on his way to Buffalo, and after a large public meltdown in two countries in as many days, he's now sure that Dan Bylsma is the greatest coach of all-time, and not the product of having two generational talents playing their best hockey in the prime of their careers.

Now, Sad Mike is having to deal with the fact that people have questions about nominating Ryan O'Reilly for the Masterton weeks before O'Reilly faces charges on driving his truck into the side of a Tim Hortons while intoxicated. 

Thankfully Mike has solved all that and has declared a rule on the internet that only people in the Buffalo area code can talk about sports in Buffalo. We'll oblige with that, and hand over the bulk of the pregame to Mr. Harrington.

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Four Up and Four Down in a Marlies and Leafs Swap

Jon Steitzer
March 31 2016 08:47AM


The Leafs have called up Tobias Lindberg who will be making his NHL debut. Additionally Andrew Campbell will be making his Leafs debut tonight, and Kasperi Kapanen and T.J. Brennan are returning for another tour of duty. 

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