October 02 2016 12:30PM
It’s another busy day on the waiver wire. We’ve got a little bit of everything today. Famous prospects, unknown late bloomers, gritty mid-career guys trying to make it as fourth liners, and even a few proven NHL’ers trying to sneak a few more games in on their way down the career curve.
October 01 2016 03:56PM
With each passing day, we get closer to the start of the
2016-17 NHL season and hockey games with actual value in the standings. We also
get closer to completed rosters, a fact which means the names on the waiver
wire get more interesting by the day.
October 01 2016 01:59PM
The Canucks continue to trim down their training camp roster today, as Mark Spector from Sportsnet was the first to report that the Canucks have placed forward Alexandre Grenier on waivers:
Today's waivers: pic.twitter.com/lGAkLzZnFJ— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) October 1, 2016
October 01 2016 10:05AM
When the Canucks drafted Brendan Gaunce 26th overall in 2012, he was easily the team's best prospect. His strength was his steady two-way game and high compete level, but foot speed was the main issue. Gaunce's OHL statistics following his draft year were not eye-catching, but nonetheless his development curve has only gone up.
Now four years older with two professional seasons under his belt, the 22-year-old is looking to change his title from "prospect" to "NHL player".
October 01 2016 12:20AM
Drawing conclusions from a pre-season game is already a fool's errand. Trying to do so when so little of the game is at even strength makes it an especially impractical exercise.
Special teams accounted for over a third of tonight's game. They ended up tipping the scales in Calgary's favour, too. Vancouver put Calgary on the power play eight times, and they were able to capitalize twice -- an ample amount to seal the deal for the host team. Tonight's game wasn't a particularly entertaining affair, but we're gluttons for punishment at Canucks Army. Let's dive in.