Stick Taps – January 8th, 2017


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After a couple weeks off, Stick Taps is back to give a nod to those around the hockey world. 

Local Calling

Ben Kuzma spoke to newly-acquired forward Reid Boucher about being the property of three different NHL teams in the span of one week, as well as his goal-scoring pedigree and playing style. (The Province)

Boucher also made a brief appearance on the Sekeres and Price Show on TSN 1040 (TSN 1040)

On Wednesday night, a young kid with a sign was spotted in the crowd, claiming that if Bo Horvat scored he would get a Wiener Dog. All the fans hearts were warmed when Horvat notched one in the 3rd. The story took the hockey world by storm and the Canucks even turned it into a fun promotion, benefiting the Vancouver SPCA. Rob Williams explains it all. (Daily Hive)

The Canucks season is halfway through, and Canucks Army’s own Jeff Paterson has six surprises from the season so far. (The Province)

Nikita Tryamkin has been an important part of this team this season, what makes him such a core player? Janik Beichler explores it over at The Canuck Way. (The Canuck Way)

Nationwide Calling

The point system in the NHL isn’t ideal, Ari Yanover over at FlamesNation explores a new option. (Flames Nation)

Our own Jeremy Davis has some fun with the CBA, explaining some of the nuances of it across the nation. (Wings Nation)

The Canucks can’t carry a line anymore, according to J.D. Burke. (NHL Numbers)

Canada lost out on gold in a thriller at the World Juniors. The Canucks prospects didn’t fare well, Jackson McDonald takes a look at how they did. (Canucks Army)

Social Break

More Good Content

The World Juniors have come and gone, Sports Illustrated put together their all-World Juniors team. (SI)

The Colorado Avalanche have been a disaster. As Adam Gretz states though, there are a few untouchables. But only a few. (PHT)

The NHL Centennial Tour made its first stop in Arizona. (NHL) 

Some advice for the upcoming Vegas Golden Knights: Don’t be the Golden Seals, says Jason Kay(THN)