Highlights from the Waiver Wire, 10/7/16 Edition

Jonathan Willis
October 07 2016 05:00PM


With each passing day, the NHL season looms ever closer, and with it the need for the league’s 30 member clubs to trim their rosters down to 23 names. Friday was, once again, a busy waiver day, with a few interesting options hitting the wire.

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Babych Please - October 7th, 2016

Grainne Downey
October 07 2016 11:00AM


Real Canucks hockey is just over a week away. In the meantime, the team losing staring contests, watching basketball, and playing golf (poorly).

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If you're surprised by Troy Stecher, then you haven't been paying attention

Ryan Biech
October 07 2016 09:00AM

Here we are, one pre-season game removed from the regular season and NCAA UFA signee Troy Stecher remains a Vancouver Canuck. Everyone is abuzz with Stecher-mania, citing the improbability of his success to this point in Canucks camp. He's even drawing the occasional Ben Hutton comparison.

Which brought me to this most salient and timely article idea. Following in the since-hired Josh Weissbock's footsteps, I'm going to follow the breadcrumbs to find the plentiful indicators that Stecher's success is no aberation, in much the same way he did with Hutton a year ago.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
October 07 2016 05:00AM

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Connor McDavid named Oilers Captain, the best Leafs jokes on the Internet, Canucks navigating potholes, Tkachuk has made the Flames for now, Red Wings have a new - MUST SEE goal celebration, Jets making the playoffs, the World Cup, Fantasy hockey, previewing every division in hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Canucks Army Postgame: Things are looking up, win 4-0 over Flames

Cat Silverman
October 06 2016 10:49PM

It's preseason, and it's important to remember that the Calgary Flames are still playing without Johnny Gaudreau - arguably their best offensively player - in the lineup.

Ah, but really, who cares? Canucks had themselves a game, and it was a lot of fun to watch. 

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