The Roundup

Exploring the Leafs and Oilers future cap troubles; Brock Boeser needs to play in Van; Ken Holland handled Athanasiou right; Flames break a very long curse; Canadian team power rankings and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.

In the Roundup, we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once in a while it’s good to know what other teams are doing, or maybe you find an interesting article you wouldn’t have found otherwise.

Note* This article is posted across all Nation Network team sites so comments are an open forum.

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Will any of the Leafs ‘Big 3’ become Cap casualties? (Cam Lewis)

Dreger figures Matthews next contract will be similar to McDavid (Cam Lewis)

Lebrun: JVR’s next contract is likely to be similar to TJ Oshie (Ryan Hobart)

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The launch of ‘Canucks Army Radio’ on TSN 1040 in Vancouver (J.D. Burke)

Horvat’s unit is the new PP1, or is it? (Jeremy Davis)

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Brock Boeser needs to play!! (Jackson McDonald)


Why Ken Holland handled the Athanasiou situation right (Cameron Kuom)

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My first experience at Little Caesars Arena (Ian Burgess)


Curse broken: A brief history of the Flames losing in Anaheim (Ryan Pike)

Talkin’ Jagr (Ryan Pike)

Mayoral candidates weigh in on new arena (Ryan Pike)


Kassian is….the best? (Matt Henderson)

Can the Oilers afford Mcdavid, Nugent-Hopkins and Draisaitl? (Christian Pagnani)

Mailbag: Is McDavid the best ever at high speed? (Baggedmilk)

Scheifele: McDavid was created in a hockey lab (Baggedmilk)

Hockeyfights.com – Scrap of the week

More from around the Network:

TLN: Canadian team Power Rankings (Jon Steitzer)

Women’s Olympic hockey in Edmonton (Nation Dan)

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  • Anton CP

    Dreger’s an idiot. Ok, maybe Leafs will pay Matthews the same as McDavid but more? As said for many years that Dreger has no hockey knowledge at all, his inside connections to get all the breaking news is the only reason that he still has the job.

    • McRib

      Dreger said Sam Bennett and the Flames were far apart on contract negotiations a day before he signed, I would question how good his insider connections are at this point.

  • Alberta Ice

    Some pleasant surprises this season so far: Canucks, Avalanche, Devils, and the really feel good story of the Golden Knights. (Kudos for some healing through hockey for a city that was hit hard by such a tragedy.) And for a Flames fan, the gorilla at the Honda center finally got the boot!

    • oilcanboyd

      Surprising to note that the Oilers had an easy schedule to start to season compared to the Flames and it is the oilers that are sucking hind teat in the BOA!

  • Some interesting waiver wire news: Adam Cracknell was picked up by the Rangers, after Dallas put him on waivers.

    Jordan Schroeder, whipped by Torts and left unsigned in Van, is now in Columbus with his former coach, Torts.

    Emerson Etem is trying his luck in Arizona.