The Roundup

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June 26 2015 06:00AM

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New salary cap and it's effect on teams, Mark Giordano's asking price, a fight between two first overall picks, Bieksa, Lucic, Bozak, McDavid and all the draft and trade news you can handle in this week's Roundup.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #3 Dylan Strome

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June 25 2015 06:03PM

Being a fan of your hometown team can be a bit of a thankless job at times, but sometimes your loyalty gets rewarded in spades. Such was the case with fans of the Erie Otters the last couple years, as they have been treated with being able to watch the development of both generational talent, Connor McDavid, but also the emergence of Dylan Strome, who's set to become a franchise center for one lucky team. 

I'll break down Strome's draft year after the jump. 

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Report: Jets, Drew Stafford still engaged in contract extension talks

Thomas Drance
June 25 2015 05:55PM

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It's looking increasingly likely that the Winnipeg Jets will lose Michael Frolik in unrestricted free agency, but they're reportedly doing what they can to keep middle-six winger Drew Stafford in the fold, according to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #4 Mitch Marner

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June 25 2015 04:45PM

Mitch Marner has been one of the biggest risers in this year's draft rankings thanks to a jaw-dropping offensive season with the OHL's London Knights where he demonstrated an elite offensive skillset. 

Let's dig a bit more into Marner's impressive draft year. 

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #5 Zach Werenski

Garret Hohl
June 25 2015 03:55PM

The common opinion goes that there are two tiers of defenders in the first two rounds. There is Noah Hanafin, Ivan Provorov, and Zach Werenski, and then there is the rest of the bunch.

Zach Werenski is a pretty special player. What he has done in the NCAA for his age is not only special, but essentially unprecedented.

This is why Werenski sits at number five for our Nation Network prospect rankings.

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