The Roundup

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August 14 2015 07:00AM

RoundUp

Ranking prospect depth charts, Flames future down the middle, NHL's most hated players, Leafs all-time team, reliving Torts tenure in Vancouver, Darnell nurse vs Griffin Reinhart, free agency, and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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The Good and Bad of the 2015 Offseason (So Far): Atlantic Division

Cam Lewis
August 11 2015 11:39AM

Is it the start of the NHL season yet? No, it still isn't. It's only August. We still have two months to go until hockey starts again. Until then, all we can do is sit here and speculate what's going to happen, which teams are going to break out, which signings were worth it, which weren't, etc. You know, all the fun stuff. We can also take a look at what each team has done so far this summer, whether it was good or bad and whether they can still do anything else before the season finally begins.

A roller coaster in Boston, the end of the Kessel era in Toronto, and potentially the end of the Stamkos era in Tampa Bay. It's been a really interesting offseason (for the most part) in the Atlantic Division. After the jump, I'll take a look at the good and bad of the offseason so far in the Atlantic Division this summer. 

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The Good and Bad of the 2015 Offseason (So Far): Metropolitan Division

Cam Lewis
August 08 2015 10:00AM

Is it the start of the NHL season yet? No, it still isn't. It's only August. We still have two months to go until hockey starts again. Until then, all we can do is sit here and speculate what's going to happen, which teams are going to break out, which signings were worth it, which weren't, etc. You know, all the fun stuff. We can also take a look at what each team has done so far this summer, whether it was good or bad and whether they can still do anything else before the season finally begins. I'm noticing a trend this summer. I'm not quite sure if its an anomaly because of the cap ceiling being lower than expected, but the NHL is truly becoming a draft a develop league, as star players simply don't make it to free agency. The Metro Division is a perfect example of this phenomenon. 

I've taken a look at the good and bad of the Pacific and Central Divisions so far, so after the jump, I'll break down what's happened in the Metropolitan Division this summer. 

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The Roundup

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August 07 2015 07:00AM

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Babcock getting van Riemsdyk to the next level, Canucks dishing out dollars, World Junior showcase, Flames trimming the fat, Oilers reliving the Pronger trade, Dustin Byfuglien, Andrew Ladd, free agency and more in this week's Roundup.

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The Good and Bad of the 2015 Offseason (So Far): Central Division

Cam Lewis
August 04 2015 06:13PM

Is it the start of the season yet? No, it isn't. In fact, it isn't even close. We still have over two months to go until the puck drops on the 2015-16 NHL season, meaning there's a lot of time for teams to make moves, and there's a lot of time to sit around and think about who's had a good offseason and who hasn't. Pretty much all of the interesting free agents are off the table now that we're heading into August, but there's still a lot of time for teams to make moves and tweak their rosters. 

With that being said, after the jump I'm going to break down the good and the bad of the offseason in the Central Division (so far) and who might still be looking to make some more moves before the season starts.

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