The Roundup


Can the Leafs land Stamkos, trade Byfuglien or move him to forward, Giordano better with age, Brad Marchands elbow, Oilers making playoffs, projecting lineups, prospect rankings, a great scrap and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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. (Posted across all Nation Network team sites)


The Leafs are probably going to sign Steven Stamkos

Leafs All-time team: Lanny McDonald

Leafs All-time team: Phil Kessel

Prospect profile: #2 William Nylander


Canucks All-time team: Alexander Mogilny

Prospect profile: #2 Jake Virtanen

Canucks release prospect tournament roster



The Jets need to keep Andrew Ladd

Jets shake up scouting department

Trade Byfuglien sure, but don’t move him to forward

Flames goaltending: Better or worse?

Making the team: 5 forward prospects we should see next year

Flames Top Prospects: #4 Oliver Kylington

Giordano and older defensemen with exceptional performances

Oilers lineup: How many jobs are up for grabs?

Have the Oilers improved enough for playoffs?

No need to “Nurse” his development

Crowded blueline – Scrap of the week

More from around the Network…

Short and long term ‘Cap’ management: Boston Bruins

Short and long term ‘Cap’ management: Buffalo Sabres

Why can’t players wear whatever jersey number they want?

5 Things: Brad Marchands elbow

  • RedMan

    Oilers draft class from last couple of years (Draisaitl , Nurse , McDavid and recently acquired Reinhart ) all look ready to stick on main club . Somewhat different from previous years where usually only one blue chip player made it a year ( Hall, Hopkins and Yakupov) . Will the new wave of blue chip youth combine with the other youth already in place to finally get Oilers back in the playoff hunt ? Highly unlikely they could be any worse overall than last couple of years with another young core like that. All set to enter at same time by the looks of it . The Oilers should certainly look and play much different this year with a talent like McDavid and his youthful supporting cast to add to mix .

    • Train#97

      McLellan said yesterday on the radio that If Nurse and Draisaitl are in the opening day roster it’s because they have absolutely earned that position. So if they are in the lineup people can stop bitching about young stars being gifted jobs. I’ll trust what McLellan says.

      • Train#97

        Oh you mean pretty much exactly aping the Flames “Nothing given, everything earned” mantra? Not the sort of thing in its 8th year of a rebuild should be coming around to, but I suppose imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Keep trying for that original all your own idea Edmonton, I think you can do it, maybe..
        Don’t put your notebook down just yet McLellan, the Flames will be showing you how to do things for the rest of the season.

  • RedMan

    yah right. Stamkos to the leafs. I read that article and your could more or less make the exact same arguments for 15 teams in the league. Stankos is not going to become a free agent. Keep dreaming leaf fans because you are going to have a worst run than the oilers have had in recent years.

  • Train#97

    About the Calgary arena…

    I don’t live in Calgary or Edmonton, and why the hell should my provincial tax dollars help pay for an arena in calgary? Edmonton never used a dime of provincial money! How will that building help any taxpayers outside of Calgary? You want the building Calgary ? Pay for it yourself!!

  • RedMan

    favorites, in order, for calder trophy this coming season


    I know, oiler fans think McDavid is gods father, but the other two have decent teams around them… good support.

  • SEER

    Well.., I’m rounding-up my pre-school video making (until next week.. LOL!).. so here’s an extensive project that I’ve been working on for the last three days, just completed this morning… (and read the full description first, before you make any goaltending judgements on this man, please..)

    Have a great Labour Day Weekend, everyone…. and stay safe..! (and to all you kids going back to school…: “Treat your teachers good”… Their holidays are over, too..)