The Roundup

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November 27 2015 06:45AM

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Where will Travis Hamonic land, Forbes comes out with the latest team values, Leafs and Canucks still dreaming of players coming home in 2016, teams a quarter of the way into the season, TJ Brodie won't be traded, trading Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in Oil country, two stars drop the mitts, fantasy hockey and more in this weeks Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Nov 26, 2015 - Ekblad to the Bone

Steve Dangle
November 26 2015 10:16PM

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On this episode, the guys man crush on Aaron Ekblad, talk about the possible resurgence of Sidney Crosby, the hiring of Justin Bourne by the Toronto Marlies, and much more.

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Marlies sign James Martin to full AHL Contract

Jeff Veillette
November 26 2015 02:09PM

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The Toronto Marlies have made a move to keep their defensive rotation well-stocked throughout the year, upgrading James Martin's professional tryout to a full American Hockey League contract.

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Leo Komarov isn't breaking out, the Leafs are finally buying in

Jeff Veillette
November 26 2015 06:00AM

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A lot is being made of Leo Komarov's "coming out party" of late. The 28-year-old Estonian-born Finn has spent the bulk of the season on the Toronto Maple Leafs' top line with Nazem Kadri and James van Riemsdyk. He's looked stellar in the role. 

Komarov well on his way to setting career highs in goals and points while putting up fantastic underlying numbers. But what's changed? What is new in Komarov's game that has made him a better player at such a late age? Komarov may not be the one who's changed. It might just be his surroundings.

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McKenzie on Stamkos negotiations: 'I don’t believe either side have put any specific numbers on the table'

Thomas Drance
November 25 2015 05:01PM

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There haven't been many constants in the recent history of the Toronto Maple Leafs, but the club's fans have always had two things to hang their hat on: their collective disappointment and their giddy pipe dreams. 

Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos, a pending unrestricted free agent, fits into the latter camp for now. Though he may fit into the former camp eventually, Bob McKenzie's recent take on Stamkos' situation at should serve to stiffen pipe dreams across the GTA. 

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