The Detroit Red Wings added to their blue line on Saturday afternoon, inking former Vancouver Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher to a two-year contract.
After the deal was announced, Stecher met virtually with media member to explain why he chose the Red Wings, and that it was easy to make the decision due to the feeling of being wanted:
“You want to go to a place where you think you can have success, but you want to make sure you're wanted there as well, and I definitely felt wanted by them,” he said.
“Feel like Detroit is a good fit, I'll be able to play in all situations and get back to my roots.”
As far as leaving Vancouver goes, Stecher will remember his time fondly, but also understands the nature of the business.
“It's just a business, it goes without saying that I wanted to be in Vancouver for a long time, I think everyone knows that… but that's the business, tough decisions have to be made, and I was the one.”
However, he took the time to thank the Canucks organization:
“Thank you for all the support, you made a local kids dreams come true by supporting me the way you did… nothing but positive memories and positive thoughts, I wish them all the best going forward.”
– – Quotes courtesy of TSN Radio Vancouver Link – –
An updated look at the Detroit Red Wings cap situation
The Detroit Red Wings have been busy so far in the first two days of free agency, bringing aboard the likes of Bobby Ryan, Jon Merrill and goaltender Thomas Greiss.
Here's the good news – GM Steve Yzerman didn't overpay for any of his new players.
And here's the additional good news – the Red Wings still have plenty of cap space to work with.
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