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January 08 2016 06:00AM

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Jonathan Drouin and Kerby Rychel trade demands, Canucks too proud to tank, Jake Virtanen a Canadian villain, Jarome Iginla hits 600, Zack Kassian speaks, Winnipeg working on outdoor game, it's good Seth Jones is not an Oiler, Kings take on Lecavalier for some reason, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings. 

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Jones and Johansen swap opens NHL blockbuster season

Jeff Veillette
January 06 2016 07:24PM

So, about that false flag deal from earlier...

The Nashville Predators and Columbus Blue Jackets completed the "big deal" that had been rumoured at the start of the day. Big might even be an understatement, as 23-year-old centre Ryan Johansen and 21-year-old defenceman Seth Jones change cities, despite neither being far removed from being considered franchise cornerstones.

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Making sense of the Kings/Flyers Trade

Jeff Veillette
January 06 2016 04:29PM

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We've been double crossed! While the hockey world fixated their eyes on Columbus and Nashville, hoping to see the league's first big trade of the season, the Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers hit us for a left hook, making a three-player trade full of technicalities and confusion.

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Top to Bottom: Checking in with each team three months into the season

Cam Lewis
January 06 2016 07:30AM

The 2016 NHL season is three months old, meaning we're already half way through. By now, it's becoming clear who the true contenders are, but thanks to every other game going into overtime, just about every team in the league is right in the thick of a playoff race. Also, the clock is ticking on teams like Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh who have underachieved all season. Let's look up and down the league at the contenders, bubble teams, and write-offs. 

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Jonathan Drouin is far from the first top-5 pick to hit the market so early

Jeff Veillette
January 04 2016 01:09AM

Yesterday, word made its way out to the public that Jonathan Drouin had requested a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Drouin, selected 3rd overall in the 2013 draft, is just 20 years old and is considered by many to be a top-end prospect put in a position where he can't succeed; one where the depth ahead of him inhibits his chance of playing the high-octane offensive style he became famous for when he scored 289 points in his final 128 games with the Halifax Mooseheads.

It's a crazy story, leaving many to speculate what Tampa Bay will get in return for him. Interestingly enough, Drouin isn't anywhere close to being the only top pick to move in the past few years. Here are ten others that you may have forgotten about.

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