Troy Stecher scores big before the deadline
With the way his name has been swirling around the Twitter space this past couple of days, some people may believe Troy Stecher could have very well just played his final game in a Vancouver Canucks uniform. If that’s the case, it wouldn’t be the worst way to end things for your hometown team. He’s said to want to spend his entire career here, but Stecher may have just skyrocketed interest from other teams.
You can’t do much more to pump your own tires than go out and have a three-point night, and that’s exactly what Stecher did. After a string of bad luck in games prior, Stecher had a great game against Boston. He was on his game from start to finish, you gotta wonder if he’s thinking about the deadline. He put up a goal and two assists with exactly 19 minutes of ice time.
He’s showing his worth, and if he can make himself known against top-end teams like Boston, maybe the Canucks are better off holding onto his rights. He’s an RFA, but maybe a look at what he can bring to the playoffs is worth holding on to. If the Canucks give him up now, the Canucks risk a chemistry imbalance on the back end. If I was Benning, I’d stand pat. As for Stecher, he just has to play his game. The rest of it will work out.
The Canucks learned from the first meeting in Boston. Team toughness improvement showed and Vancouver sent Brad Marchand and the rest of the Bruins packing with their tails between their legs. A 9-3 beatdown puts the Canucks back on the map. Puck drops in Montreal on Tuesday at 4 PM.