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Last Week on The Quickie | One last hurrah for the Troy Stecher fan club

The Quickie showers Troy from Richmond with some love, especially since he could have played his last game with the Canucks.

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Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks
Troy Stecher #51 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates after scoring during their NHL game against the Boston Bruins at Rogers Arena February 22, 2020 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

Has Troy Stecher played his last game for the Vancouver Canucks?

There’s a chance that’s the case if the NHL season is indeed cancelled. The Canucks clearly have an impending cap crunch and a desire to improve their defence. Stecher, while quietly productive, is clearly not a favourite of the coaching staff.

On The Quickie last week, we look at the Stecher vs. Tanev debate along with a look at Atlantic Division teams and other thoughts on the NHL.

Take the Panthers out of Florida, Part 264

A recent poll from The Athletic showed that more than 40% of readers believe the Panthers should be relocated. I add some fuel to that fire, while talking about the incredibly sad feat from Jonathan Huberdeau on The Quickie (from Florida’s perspective, at least).

One for the Troy Stecher Fan Club

There are many reasons why the Canucks should pick Troy Stecher over Chris Tanev if it comes down to that during the offseason. I talk about some of the reasons why Stecher is undervalued on this episode.

One thing to consider here though is that Green has a bias towards Stecher. After three seasons together, Stecher doesn’t appear to be a coaching staff favourite. Will that affect his future with his hometown team?

Never Forget Kotkaniemi over Hughes

My most surprising Montreal Canadiens player for this season was Nick Suzuki, while Kotkaniemi was my choice for their biggest disappointment. I break down the seasons from the two young centremen, and talk about Montreal’s dilemma down the middle.

Thoughts on the NHL Draft

Say what you will about the bizarre NFL Draft, but there was a record 55 million viewers, and it was largely considered both a commercial and philanthropic success.

Could the NHL take some lessons from this? You’d be crazy to say no.

Monday Morning Quickie: Take the NHL’s return to play rumours with a grain of salt

I’m admittedly less optimistic on a return to play than I once was, despite the rumours circulating on a return. Listen to the latest episode of The Quickie for some of the reasons on why that is.