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The Morning After the Night Before: 11 October 2016

When Johnny Hockey finally signed, the waiver wire nearly broke, and Sid the Kid was concussed again...

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Yesterday was a busy day in the NHL - let's skip the small talk and jump straight in:



- Is the roster for the coming season set? To my mind, the only decision is which of Etem / Skille / Ruutu is kept. [Province]

- Sportsnet look at the Canucks' chances this season. Me likey. [Sportsnet]

- A neutral piece looking at the Canucks' stance on the season. You have to admit, management has drilled 'playoffs, playoffs, playoffs' really well into this team. [Hamilton Spectator]

- Jamie McLennan thinks the Nucks are in the 8-12 zone in the West. Hey, that means a wildcard spot, right? [1040]



- Johnny Gaudreau signed his Flames contract at last. 6 years, $6.75m AAV. Great deal for the Flames.

- In really sad news, Sidney Crosby has another concussion. Although supposedly mild, it's a disaster for the best player in the game. I'm sure we all wish him a full recovery. [Penguins]

- A lot of players were on waivers yesterday:

- Your toys are safe. But Christian Ehrhoff has taken his back to Germany:

- LEAGUE BIAS ALERT: 16 'bold' predictions for the coming season. Only 3/4 are vaguely bold, and there is nothing about the Canucks on here. Surely a bold prediction would be saying 'the Nucks make the playoffs'? [NHL]

- LEAGUE BIAS ALERT: 16 rookies to watch out for. Boy is going to look stupid when Miller and Markstrom are injured, and Demko storms to a Cam Ward-esque Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe. [NHL]

- LEAGUE LOVES US ALERT: Fantasy D who improved their stock in pre-season. Alex Edler tops the list, and why not? He looked like a future Norris winner to me. [NHL]

- Repeat offender Radko Gudas misses 6 games thanks to this stupid hit. Really glad I drafted him in the NM Yahoo draft...


Question of the day: Should Jim Benning claim any of those waiver wire players?