At some point the cuts from Canucks training camp are going to become less and less obvious and, depending on the player, even upsetting for some Canucks fans. Today is not that day.
Instead, the Canucks cut three players that were signed during the off-season to one-year, league-minimum, two-way deals, ostensibly to provide AHL depth. Today, the ostensible became actual, as Zach Hamill, Pascal Pelletier, and Colin Stuart were placed on waivers in order to be reassigned to the Utica Comets.
If you’re looking for reasons why these three players were cut, suffice it to say that all three are players that can be placed on waivers with essentially no risk of being picked up by another team, not even the waiver-happy New York Islanders. Players that will slide through waivers that easily don’t need to stick around too long at an NHL training camp.
If you’re looking for more specific reasons and information on each player, then you’re in luck: PITB is on the case.Continue Reading —›