Highlights from the waiver wire, 10/6/16 edition

Jonathan Willis
October 06 2016 02:15PM

After yesterday’s craziness – everybody cleared, which means 30 NHL general managers are confident they have a better backup goalie than Reto Berra and a better seventh defenceman than Mark Barberio – today’s waiver wire is a little quieter. It is fairly rich in defencemen, though, including 346-game NHL veteran Clayton Stoner.

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October 06 2016 01:30PM


Your Vancouver Canucks welcome the remarkably lackluster Calgary Flames to Rogers Arena this evening and if you aren't excited for this game, well sir/mam you have some serious issues. If you're still with me and you're willing to read to the end of this, this home game might cement a few jobs for your local sporting club so you should totally watch. 

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Breaking Down Summer 2016: Atlantic Division

Cam Lewis
October 06 2016 12:00PM

This article is part of a four-part series that lists all of the transactions made by each NHL team and discusses what each team’s offseason means in the context of their division. Information and data was taken from: NHL Numbers, Hockey Reference, General Fanager, Hockey Analysis, Corsica, TSN, and Rotowire. Also, a special thanks to Sean Tierney who provided data visualization for the series.  

For the first time ever, the Atlantic Division is The Battle of Florida. 

Much to the surprise of everybody who knows what hockey is, the Florida Panthers finished the 2015-16 as the Atlantic champs. And now, after an excellent offseason, it looks like they aren't just going to be an anomaly, they're going to be there to stay. The Lightning also managed to do the impossible and extend the Steven Stamkos era in Tampa, but  they still aren't safe from difficult cap decisions. 

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Canucks place Mike Zalewski, Andrey Pedan, Jason Megna & Michael Chaput on waivers

Ryan Biech
October 06 2016 10:59AM

With two pre-season games remaining, the Canucks have taken another step in trimming down their roster this morning.

It was announced that the Canucks have placed Mike Zalewski, Andrey Pedan, Jayson Megna & Michael Chaput on waivers

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Jack Skille refusing to get caught up in the numbers game as decision day nears

Jeff Paterson
October 06 2016 09:00AM

 Jack Skille has fallen in love with the city of Vancouver during his brief stay on a professional tryout with the Canucks. From walks on the Stanley Park seawall to time in downtown shops and restaurants, he’s grown fond of a place he desperately wants to call home for the coming hockey season. It could happen, but Skille knows there is still plenty of work to do before he can call himself a Vancouverite or a Canuck.

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