The Roundup

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Could oil prices turn the Flames into a budget team, Canucks trade for Etem, clear benches with the Panthers, Jets great goaltending prospect, Connor McDavid’s birthday, Lou Lamoriello trade history, Kevin Shattenkirk rumored availability, WingsNation launches, 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)

In depth review of Canucks-Panthers bench clearing situation

Roberto Luongo’s insane consistency and Vezina candidacy

Canucks acquire Emerson Etem

Etem knows he needs to work hard and be less perimeter to stay in NHL

Looking back at 4 one on one trades in Canucks History

A look back and Lou Lamoriello’s in-season trade history

Can the Leafs make a play for Kevin Shattenkirk?

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What do the Jets have in Tyler Myers?

5 Things: How good is Connor Hellebuyck?

The Flames should raise a banner for Robyn Regher

Could oil prices turn the Flames into a budget team?

The CalgaryNEXT rhetoric war rages on

Flames: Individual player assessment mid-season

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Oilers: First half highlights in the NHL

A conversation with Zack Kassian

Halfway point: What we know

Happy Birthday Connor McDavid – Scrap of the week

Star fight: Sam Bennett vs Marc-Edouard Vlasic

More from around the Network…

Rumor: Blues are shopping Shattenkirk, who’s interested?

There might actually be something to the numbers defying Florida Panthers

The Nation Network launches another team site:

Play in DraftKings Friday Contest


  • The GREAT Walter White

    I read that last year the Canucks hosted 21 (out of 41) games where their opponent played the night before…..does anyone have time to figure out how many this year? At least that many I would think.

    Even when the Canucks go back to back their opponent does too…

    Also; can we force Alex Burrows to take a blood test to see what % of his DNA is rat DNA?

    Thank you.


    • Randaman

      As an Oiler fan, I found this extremely funny and I think we can all agree that as Flames and Oiler fans we have one common enemy being the Cansucks.

      Alberta solidarity forever, until we play each other that is. LOL

    • Canuck4Life20

      Well isn’t that something. A Flames fan trying to read. Even if you are totally wrong at least you are making an effort I guess.

      According to my count the Canucks host 13 games where the team played the night before. The Flames host 12 while the Oilers host 10.

      Vancouver also plays 13 back to back games while the Flames play 12 and the Oilers 10.

      Yes. Clearly Vancouver has a huge advantage in their schedule. It must be some kind of conspiracy against the Oilers and Flames. That’s why both teams are below the Canucks in the standings (once again).

  • For Pete's Sake!

    Mark Messier had the greatest instinct for winning of any player ever.

    I read an article by Jim Matheson of The Edmonton Journal today where he interviewed Peter Klima.

    Klima said that during the triple overtime game in the 1990 Stanley Cup Final, when Oiler Coach John Muckler had benched Klima for most of the game, Messier had incouraged him repeatedly to not get down and “be ready.”

    Sure enough, Klima was put out on the ice for the first time in the third period of triple OT and of course scored to win the game.

    Messier commented to Klima after the game, “Told ya!”

    No wonder Mess left Vancouver.

      • For Pete's Sake!

        You forgot to mention that he’s only personally won six more Stanley Cups than Vancouver.

        Canucks fans hate Messier because although he was a great leader, he wasn’t a miracle worker. It didn’t take him long to figure out that’s what it would take in Vancity.

        • Canuck4Life20

          Did I forget to mention that? I wasn’t writing his biography.

          I’m just astounded by your story. “Be ready”. Leadership gold. I wish the Sedins would think of something like that. Thanks so much for sharing.

          • For Pete's Sake!

            Hey, I’m only tired of some Canucks fans calling a great player like Messier, “rodent droppings.”

            I’m an Oiler fan and you can call the Oilers whatever you want. We know how crappy they’ve been for the last ten years. They deserve it.

            But Mark Messier was probably the greatest leader ever in the NHL. The man would do just about anything to lead his team to victory. He absolutely had an instinct for what it takes.

            I can never stand by and watch someone disrespect him.

            Hate him all you want but please don’t disrespect him.

          • Canuck4Life20

            Respect is earned, not given. Messier never earned any respect from Vancouver fans just like the Sedins have never earned any respect in Alberta. How many times were they called ‘sisters’ this week alone by your fellow ‘best fans in hockey’? Or am I to assume that unlike most Oilers fans you find that insult disrespectful as well?

          • Canuck4Life20

            Considering Burrows probably has less respect than any other player in the league I’m having a hard time understanding what your point is.


            Not really.

          • For Pete's Sake!

            So, if someone calls the Sedins a name, defend them. That’s your right.

            Besides, it’s a different situation. The Sedins are still playing. Messier is long retired and a Hall of Famer.

            I don’t see anyone trashing old retired Canucks here, as they shouldn’t.

            Retired players, especially Hall of Famers, do deserve some respect. They have earned it.