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The Roundup

The decade of darkness has ended in Edmonton, who is the better 1st round matchup for Leafs, the future of the Flames defense, Top 10 things the Canucks coach has given fans, 3 rebuilds going awry, re-live the 20 year anniversary of the Avs-Wings brawl, the US Women’s National team, Sidney Crosby 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.

Note* This article is posted across all Nation Network team sites so comments are an open forum.

LEAFS

Montreal or Ottawa: Which is the better playoff matchup? (Evan Presement)

Leafs reportedly looking to sign free agents Dadanov and Shipachev from KHL (Ryan Fancey)

If AHL scorers are a dime a dozen the Marlies will give you a dozen (Jeff Veillette)

Can the Leafs find their Chris Kunitz? (Adam Laskaris)

Auston Matthews breaks Leafs rookie record with 35th goal (Jeff Veillette)

Free agents and the Babcock factor, myths or reality (Greg Brady)

 

CANUCKS

10 things Willie Desjardins gave fans (Always90four)

Canucks: Mere fans (Taylor Perry)

Canucks cheers and jeers for the week of March 28, 2017 (Cam Davie)

Death by 1000 contracts (JD Burke)

Canucks closing in on 100 losses since start of last season (Jeff Paterson)

 

JETS

Many Jets fans undervalue one of the leagues best forwards (Garret Hohl)

Wise: Jets appear to be shutting down Byfuglien (John Malloy)

Watch: Jets prospect Pavel Kraskovsky scores nifty goal (Jacob Stoller)

Evaluating Blake Wheeler’s first season as Captain (John Malloy)

Evolution of building an NHL roster and the curious case of the Jets (TonyD)

What to do with Paul Maurice? (Cam Farquharson)

 

FLAMES

What is the future of the Flames defense? (Ari Yanover)

Just how good has Dougie Hamilton been? (Pat Steinberg)

Flames can finish anywhere from 1st to 4th in Pacific (Ari Yanover)

What should we expect from Troy Brouwer in the playoffs? (Pat Steinberg)

Sam Bennett has had suboptimal linemates this season (Ari Yanover)

 

OILERS

The wait is finally over: Oilers clinch playoff birth (Wanye)

What’s happened in the world since the Oilers last made the playoffs (Cam Lewis)

Who are you: Benoit Pouliot (Jason Gregor)

Expansion opportunities (Lowetide)

Podcast: Re-live the 2006 Cup run with Brad Winchester (Listen here)

It’s been a long, long time (Lowetide)

 

Hockeyfights.com – Scrap of the week

20 years ago: Wings and Avs ‘Fight night at the Joe” (WingsNation)

More from around the Network:

US women’s National team versus USA Hockey update (Kyla Lane)

NHL: 3 rebuilds going awry (Shawn Reis)

NHLN Power rankings week of Mar 28, 2017 (Scott Maxwell)

San Jose Sharks falling and the John Tavares future watch (Christian Pagnani)

Crosby is clever (Curtis LeBlanc)

In lost Red Wings season, Zetterberg shines bright (Greg Brady)

 

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