September 28 2016 11:29PM
The University of North Dakota hockey gods were at Rogers Arena tonight. Fresh off a NCAA national championship, former teammates Troy Stecher and Drake "could have been a Canuck" Caggiula were on the score sheet tonight. Both had as big of an impact tonight as they did with their North Dakota team last year. The first home game of the season was a night to remember for the Canucks young guns and new players.
With 1 goal and 2 assists tonight, Richmond, BC native Troy Stecher carried the Canucks in their 5-3 win over Edmonton.
September 28 2016 02:55PM
Just hours after pissing off most of the greater Vancouver area by cutting Jordan Subban after one pre-season game, the Canucks have sent 11 more players to Utica, possibly to distract us. Most of these are just business as usual cuts, but there are a few interesting names that might disappoint a few people.
September 28 2016 11:08AM
Following their first pre-season game last night, it was announced earlier this morning that the Canucks have further reduced their training camp roster.
Defenceman Jordan Subban and Ashton Sautner, as well as forwards Wacey Hamilton and Carter Bancks were assigned to the Utica Comets.
September 28 2016 09:00AM
Well, it doesn't sound like Jacob Trouba will sticking around Winnipeg much longer. According to multiple reports this Sunday, the disgruntled, unsigned defenceman has demanded a trade from the Jets. Apparently, that request goes as far back as May, too.
Trouba, 22, just finished his entry-level contract and will need to be signed by whichever team acquires his rights. I've heard an assortment of different numbers regarding annual average value, but the overarching theme is that he's going to want more than $6-million per season. Which, frankly, is about the going rate for a defenceman of Trouba's calibre.
So, knowing what it will cost to sign Trouba, what would you package to acquire him from the Jets? Conversely, why wouldn't you trade for Trouba? Try to be realistic. Luca Sbisa and Jannik Hansen isn't making it happen.
September 27 2016 11:51PM
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Look, I'm not going to bore you with a lot of details here, because this game probably already did a pretty damn good job of boring you with its action. Or lack thereof, rather. Team Canada cruised it's way to an easy 3-1 victory in front of a half-full and nearly entirely indifferent Air Canada Centre, setting itself up for a game that actually matters on Thursday night.