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October 14 2016 05:00AM

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Auston Mattew's has ridiculous first NHL game, McDavid puts on a show at Rogers Place, Jets have reason's to be excited, Flames fall flat in opener, Oilers dump Yakupov, a look at bigger goalies, all kinds of predictions for 2016-17 and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - October 13th, 2016

Ryan Biech
October 13 2016 05:00PM


NHL hockey season is here!

Some guy named Auston Matthews scored some goals last night, and some other kid named Connor Mcdavid looked good.

But that's not why we are here, we are here to take at the past week for the Canucks prospects. That Brock Boeser kid looks good, while 2016 7th round pick Brett Mckenzie is making some noise in the OHL.

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The Comets Roster Series Part 2: Returnees

Jeremy Davis
October 13 2016 03:15PM

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Photo credit:  Lindsay A. Mogle / Utica Comets

Hockey is back! While the NHL got underway last night, the AHL is just a few days ahead. We like to keep a close eye on our friends in Utica, and I'll be handling the Comets weekly reports again. Before we get into the day-to-day and week-to-week activity, there was plenty of offseason activity that has affected the makeup of the team.

This is part two of a five part series that examines the changes in the Utica Comets roster between the 2015-16 season and the upcoming 2016-17 season. This article will cover returning players, those members of last year’s Comets that will return to Utica in the fall. We’ll look at how they fared last season and what they look to bring in the coming year.

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Canucks Sign Jack Skille to One-Year Contract

Jeremy Davis
October 13 2016 02:13PM


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The Canucks announced today that they have come to terms with former PTO winger Jack Skille, signing him to a one-year, one-way deal worth $700,000. Skille impressed the Canucks brass during training camp with his physical play and energetic battle levels. He comes at the cost of Emerson Etem, who was claimed this morning on waivers by the Anaheim Ducks, after the Canucks waived Etem yesterday to make room for him.

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Ducks claim Emerson Etem on waivers

Ryan Biech
October 13 2016 10:30AM

It was announced this morning that the Anaheim Ducks have claimed Emerson Etem on waivers after the Canucks placed the speedy winger on waivers yesterday.

Etem was Anaheim's first round pick in 2010, before being traded, along with the 41st overall selection in 2015, to the New York Rangers for Carl Hagelin, the 59th overall and 179th overall picks in 2015. 

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