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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Watch The Game: Episode 2 with Scott Cullen

Watch The Game Podcast
October 06 2016 04:17PM

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On our second episode of the podcast, we were joined by TSN's Scott Cullen. Cullen spoke about his daily life, job, his NHL projections for the upcoming season and much more!

Listen to it on Archive here if you'd like.

Here is the Soundcloud link:


We're now up on iTunes: Click here to listen!

What do you think of the podcast? Are they doing a good job? Is there something they can improve on? 

Let us know in the comments.


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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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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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