The Roundup

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August 22 2014 08:05AM

The NHL changes the draft lottery, Bertuzzi-Moore 10 years later, a Gino Odjick tale, truculence in Calgary, bye bye Tyler Bozak, and more in this week's Roundup

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Could Burmistrov Become An Oiler?

Trin Potratz
August 20 2014 11:49AM

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After completing his entry-level contract with the Winnipeg Jets, Alexander Burmistrov took his talents back home to Russia where he enjoyed a successful season with the KHL’s Kazan Ak-Bars.

Recent reports state that Burmistrov is eyeing an NHL return after he fulfills the 2nd year of his KHL contract set to play out this coming season.

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Player Preview: Dustin Byfuglien

Kevin McCartney
August 20 2014 06:00AM

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It is a deeply enjoyable coincidence that I am assigned this player preview. I might be Byfuglien's biggest fan when he plays defence, and was a staunch defender during the 'Mystery Turnovers' days. At the same time, his transition play as a forward is slow and haphazard and his defensive work from the forward position was hard to watch last season. He's a star player and difference maker for this club, and the question on everyone's mind is whether he'll be in a position to succeed.

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Player Preview: Mathieu Perreault

Trin Potratz
August 18 2014 07:30AM


The biggest off-season move that Cheveldayoff made was signing the underrated Mathieu Perreault. Perreault blossomed after being dealt to the high-flying Anaheim Ducks, posting an impressive 43 points in 69 games while playing near the 12-minute mark per game. That’s impressive.

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Player Preview: Anthony Peluso

Trin Potratz
August 18 2014 12:20AM

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Brett MacLean, Ben Maxwell, Antti Miettinen, Grant Clitsome, James Wright, Mike Santorelli, and Keaton Ellerby. Those are the names of players Cheveldayoff has acquired via the waiver wire, and now we get to the one who wasn’t on that list.

Anthony Peluso is the only forward still with the Jets that was plucked off the waiver wire.

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