The Roundup

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November 25 2016 05:00AM

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NHL power rankings, stop comparing Austin Matthews to Patrik Laine, Canucks and Anthony Duclair, Flames special teams costing them, Oilers are deep, Black Friday deals, Brent Burns, the Expansion Draft, a reason for every team in the league to be thankful, and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Nov 24, 2016 - Utah

Steve Dangle
November 24 2016 04:43PM

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On this episode, the guys talk about why it's both fun and frustrating to be a Leafs fan right now, "Vegas", the expansion draft, and Scottish people.

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Why I can't help but feel bad for Jhonas Enroth

Jeff Veillette
November 24 2016 02:53PM

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So the Leafs lost last night, in early-season fashion: A big built up lead, a collapse, and only one point to show for the efforts while Auston Matthews internally screams "WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO HELP?". As the Leafs allowed three goals in 4:58, though, I could only think of one thing.

I feel really, really bad for Jhonas Enroth.

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Fourth Lines, Third Pairs and The Extra 2%

Dom Luszczyszyn
November 24 2016 01:14PM

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Back in the summer of 2013, before hockey analytics really became a part of the mainstream lexicon, there was an article posted on Yahoo on Kyle Dubas. I'll never forget the lead to that article:

"One of the first things Kyle Dubas did when he became the general manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds was buy everybody in the office a copy of Jonah Keri's The Extra 2%, a book that chronicles the overhaul by two Wall Street analysts of the Tampa Bay Rays, turning them from a laughingstock of baseball to a perennial contender in the American League East Division."

As it turns out, the guy who wrote the piece on the "not-so-secret" use of analytics by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds was a former TLN Managing Editor, a guy who's now employed by the Leafs: Cam Charron. Funny how that ends up working out.

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LFR10 - Game 20 - Demons - Tor 4, NJ 5 (SO)

Steve Dangle
November 24 2016 10:51AM

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IT WORKED!... Oh. It worked...

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