The Roundup

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Trade rumors of Zajac to Toronto swirl, Brandon Sutter’s big expectations in Vancouver, Flames predicted to make playoffs, young core better positioned than Oilers, Maurice and Yeo clash in Winnipeg, Eberle out for a while in Edmonton, young kids making rosters, training camp cuts, fantasy hockey and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings

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)

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(Courtesy: Sportsnet)

Why Jared McCann (14′ first rounder) has a realistic shot at breaking camp with Canucks

Brandon Sutter transcends stats

Player expectations: Brandon Sutter

GM Benning: “If the kids deserve to be there, we’ll make room for them”


Rumors of Zajac to Leafs not gong away

Mike Babcock throws shade at Leafs fitness levels

Leafs essentially buy mid round pick by signing Brad Boyes

Mike Babcock hints at a future involving more local players



Jets: Tensions rise between Maurice and Wild coach Yeo

Do the Bruins make sense for a Byfuglien trade?

Jets could have 4 players on roster, not in NHL last year



Alternate Universe: What if Colorado had not matched offer sheet for Ryan O’Reilly?

The ‘Entry level contract slide’ and how it applies to the Flames

The Flames should keep Jonas Hiller

PuckDaddy predicts playoffs for Flames

Flames young core better positioned than Oilers



Oilers: Dynamic defensive duo

Justin Schultz: At a crossroads

Eberle injured – Not good

5 things: Living without Eberle


Hockeyfights.com – Scrap of the week


More from around the Network…

Brent Seabrook extension and the risk of ‘Cap Hell’

Oilers: Eyes on the dollar

Redwings: Eyes on the dollar

Edmonton rescued by Spidermable

Cherish your father

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  • The Last Big Bear

    Id be hard pressed to choose between Calgary and Edmonton’s young kids.

    Of course, Calgary has useful veteran talent too, unlike Edmonton, which is why the Flames are demonstrably better.

    But to be perfectly honest, I think the Jets have a better young talent pool than both

    • Joy S. Lee

      I’m not sure there’s a lot of difference in the potential aspect of their prospect pools, collectively, when comparing all three. But you’re definitely right to include the Jets in there; they have about a 33% chance of being the best of the three. And I think that I’m in total agreement that what you are saying is that all three have deep pools of young talent.

      You know, I think the Battle of Alberta is coming back in a big way, but Winnipeg always had a pretty terrific team way back when, too, and that whole scenario looks to be coming true all over again. Because of the baby-faced corps across all three of these closely related teams, the battles over the years promise to be exceptional. There is a lot of great hockey to look forward to in Western Canada, for sure, and it’s not going away any time soon. That’s cool to realize, actually, and long overdue.

  • McOilerfan

    May I be the first to say this ?
    Lander fills Eberles spot. Letestu 3C Hendricks 4C
    Or Draisaitl 3C with Purcell 2R

    Leaves Slepyshev out but keeps 5 Centers and all PP / PK intact

    Pouliot RNH Lander
    Hall McD Draisitl / Purcell

    Am I crazy ?