The Roundup

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December 04 2015 06:45AM

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The Maple Leafs are boring and we can prove it, Virtanen should go to World Juniors not McCann, Byfuglien for Hamonic a no go, what's wrong with Sean Monahan, Oilers leading odds to win the 2016 draft lottery, a look at the 10 different types of hockey fans, a great scrap, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Leafs Postgame: Peak Borsi

Jeff Veillette
December 03 2015 10:42PM

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Maybe Bobby Cappucino was on to something when he changed hockey analytics forever last night. Sure, you can have an exciting, close game, but few things get you out of your seat better than pucks going into nets. Tonight? A snoozefest. The two teams combined for just two goals, only one of which counted. I bet you can guess which one that was.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Dec 3, 2015 - Great Scott

Steve Dangle
December 03 2015 09:30PM

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On this episode, the guys have a debate about John Scott, enjoy some Mark Madden gold, and try to figure out the Oilers.

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Andreas Johnson Scores Hat Trick in SHL

Justin Fisher
December 03 2015 02:07PM

Here's a little midweek prospect news for you. Maple Leafs prospect Andreas Johnson just scored three goals for his Frolunda side in a 6-3 romp over Skelleftea. 

It's often difficult for the average joe to find tape of SHL games and highlights, so a big stick tap to Habs Eye on the Prize writer @Zeb_Habs for putting together the following GIFs, even if they really were meant for third-best Leafs blog Pension Plan Puppets...

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LGD: Get Wild

Justin Fisher
December 03 2015 01:48PM

Looking to bounce back from an embarrassing defeat in Winnipeg just last night, the Toronto Maple Leafs travel to St. Paul, Minnesota for a date with the dumbest-named team in the NHL. Most teams are named after something with historical importance, or at least after a feared alpha predator. 

But the Wild? "Hello, and welcome to Minnesota. There is literally nothing here."

Still, that doesn't take away from the fact that this team is half-decent. And that means they're better than the Leafs (most are), so if you're still licking your Jets-inflicted wounds, you may want to prepare yourself for another upset.

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