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The Roundup

The NHL still has a bad reputation, can the Leafs really afford to trade JVR, Blue Jackets pay Canucks for Tortorella now, how the new salary cap affects the Flames, the Oilers off-season to do list for Chiarelli, the NHL draft, free agency and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #38 – Matthew Strome

While they still have a long way to go before they can compete with the Sutters as the premiere hockey family, the Stromes are well on their way to making a name for themselves, with a third brother entering the NHL draft in six years. Unlike brothers Ryan and Dylan, however, Matthew Strome isn’t expected…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profiles: #39 – Conor Timmins

Conor Timmins may be a bit late on the list here, and a lot of that may be my own fault. I will admit that in retrospect I ranked him way too late, skewing the average. Ironically, I will now be the one to guide you through our profile of the 6’1, right-shot defender. Timmins…

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Because It’s The Cap: Winnipeg Jets Offseason Preview

Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: The Winnipeg Jets were (and are) a better team than their 2016-17 record indicated. Unfortunately for them, you don’t make the playoffs by being better than your record indicates. You make the playoffs by… posting a good enough record. And the Jets? They did…

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Pilot’s Logbook: Bryan Little

The Winnipeg Jets’ 2016-2017 disappointing season finally ended. While the extent of disappointment may be subjective from individual-to-individual dependent on expectations, fans without a single franchise playoff win prefer their seasons to carry some post-season excitement. So, what went wrong? What went well? How do the Jets measure up against their competition? Which areas actually…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #40 – Jonah Gadjovich

Clocking in at #40 on our consensus ranking is gritty power winger Jonah Gadjovich. Gadjovich has flown under the radar this season, despite finishing first in goals among draft-eligible players in the OHL. For some reason, most publications have Gadjovich ranked as a second or third-round pick, which is odd given his projectable 6’3″ frame…