How will an early Draft affect teams; what will games without fans look like; Ethan Bear’s journey to the NHL; Dubas two years into the job; revisiting the Steve Smith own net goal; could there be an ‘exceptional’ player rule in salary cap world and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.

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.


How will a June draft affect the Leafs? (Jon Steitzer)

What we learned: Freddy Andersen needs a quality backup (Cam Lewis)

Leafs Top Prospect outside the NHL: Timothy Liljegren (Jon Steitzer)

Leafs #2 Prospect outside the NHL: Nick Robertson (Jon Steitzer)

No, William Nylander is not overpaid (Cam Lewis)

Look back: Dubas was hired two years ago (Zach Laing)


It’s Jim Benning’s world (Dani Huntley)

Jacob Markstrom year (so far) in review (Cat Silverman)

Brock Boeser year (so far) in review (Jason Jhutti)

Markstrom: “I want to stay in Vancouver” (Cam Lewis)


Biggest “Draft misses” part 1 (Art Middleton)

Biggest “Draft misses” part 2 (Art Middleton)


When will the Flames pick at the 2020 Draft? (Ryan Pike)

On this day in 1986 Steve Smith scored on his own net (Ryan Pike)

Flames sign Johannes Kinnval from Sweden (Ryan Pike)


Testing 123…testing… (Robin Brownlee)

The 20/21 Oilers will not have many changes (Jason Gregor)

Ethan Bear’s journey to the NHL (Jason Gregor)

Salary cap: The exceptional player rule (Cam Lewis)

Draisaitl: We don’t thank Florida and Buffalo enough (Baggedmilk) – Scrap of the week

More from around the NHL

2020 Draft profile: Alexis Lafreniere #1 (David Quadrelli)

2020 Draft profile: Quinton Byfield #2 (Brett Lee)

AHL officially cancels season (Art Middleton)

What would games without fans look like? (Ryan Pike)