The Roundup

Team Canada keeps on rolling, Canucks looking to deal, Fire Carlyle, Draisaitl back to junior, Evander Kane out long term and more in this week’s Roundup.

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.

Team Canada’s Top 6 usage

In depth look at Team Canada’s Defensemen

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Trade rumors: GM Benning ready to call a friend

Should the Canucks have claimed Magnus Paajarvi

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James Reimer versus the world

ACME, Coffee Patron, Fire Randy Carlyle


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Evander Kane out long term – What now?

Jets at the WJC’s recap

Send the rookie away (Draisaitl)

Oilers trade for Derek Roy

Oilers: Coaching training wheels

Hockeyfights.com – Scrap of the week

The Fantasy Minute


The first star, worst star of the week

Pacific War Room

  • The Last Big Bear

    For me, the story of the week is how Daryl Katz reportedly made Sportsnet pull a guy from their broadcast because Katz didn’t like what he was saying about the Oilers.

    That’s unreal.

    If true, this says to me that all the Oilers Gestapo d-baggery we’ve been hearing about in recent years, which has been largely attributed to the arrogance of Lowe and friends, has in all likelihood actually been coming all the way from the top.

    Oh, you poor, sad fools.

    Their on-ice record is one thing, because that slate gets wiped clean every summer.

    But if you’ve got a d-bag owner, running a d-bag organization… oh man. That’s a whole different story. That’s the kind of thing that would honest-to-god probably make me jump ship. Heck, it’s making me reconsider trash-talking Oilers fans.

    • The Last Big Bear

      Yep, they managed to turn a 10th overall pick, plus a few million dollars of salary and several years of development time, into a 27th-ish overall pick.

      Brilliant work.

      • CMpuck

        Sink cost is sunk. Not every 18 years old plan out. Draft prodigy means little once the rookie contract is signed and player started playing.

        What matters is what you get out of it. Look at it this way, they could have claim MPS before they trade away Perron. Then the net trade is 2nd for 1st + Kilkhammer.

        Except they rather also rather do without MPS and screw over St. Louis.

  • Kaizzer-3

    I really hope the Perron trade for Klink and the pick was Mac T creating cap space so we can use pick in a trade for a young proven NHL’r center , d man or goalie. Klinkhammer like Fraser is worth a look, maybe a fresh start does something? Doubt it with the pressure cooker, loosing situation but here’s hoping ……….?…..again.