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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Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - October 6th, 2016

Ryan Biech
October 06 2016 03:00PM


This weekend is Thanksgiving weekend, and the weather in Vancouver is back to the usual rainy days.

That means hockey season is here. Although the NHL season doesn't get started until Wednesday, there is plenty of hockey around the globe. The NCAA kicks off their regular season, the AHL plays through the exhibition season and the CHL is already on it's way.

So although there may not be regular season play in the NHL this weekend, there is plenty to keep an eye on while enjoying some time with your family this weekend.

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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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