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Afternoon Line- J.T. Miller

 

added 6:36pm, Below, watch Miller in a two part vide lasting around 16 minutes.

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An Update On The Covid Situation In Vancouver

NEW YORK (April 11, 2021) – The National Hockey League announced today that, as a result of an additional Vancouver Canucks Player being in the NHL’s COVID Protocols, the team’s practice facilities will not re-open before tomorrow at the earliest. Although the Player has not been around the team during the relevant time period (since March 31), the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups determined that the prudent decision was to keep the facilities closed for an additional day. The decision is not currently expected to impact the Canucks’ return to game play on April 16.

The Canucks’ organization has, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of its Players, staff and community at large as set by the NHL, local, provincial and federal agencies.

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An Update On The Covid Situation With The Vancouver Canucks

via the Vancouver Canucks,

On March 31, the Vancouver Canucks in conjunction with the NHL and BC Health officials postponed a game versus the Calgary Flames and closed Rogers Arena's team areas following confirmation of three positive COVID-19 test results over a period of two days. All players and staff currently remain in quarantine.

As of today, 25 individuals have tested positive and the source infection is confirmed a variant - full genome sequencing by BCCDC will be required to determine which specific type. Among the 25 positive cases are 21 players (three players from taxi squad) and four members of staff. One additional player is considered a close contact.

An ongoing investigation by Vancouver Coastal Health and club contact tracing staff attributes the source infection to a single individual obtained in a community setting, which has since been identified by public health as a public exposure location. Rapid spread of infection throughout the team indicates a link between contacts and the primary case.

The health and safety of players, staff, families and the greater community remains the utmost priority. The Canucks are grateful for the continued support of local public health officials, the NHL and NHLPA and encourage everyone to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following health orders. COVID-19 infections are rising in BC. This is a stark reminder of how quickly the virus can spread and its serious impact, even among healthy, young athletes.

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14 Names On The Covid List For The Vancouver Canucks

The full NHL team list is below.

added 6:30pm, Pierre LeBrun with more details below the team lists.

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The Covid Situation For The Vancouver Canucks

from Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Province,

The news for the Vancouver Canucks has gone from bad to worse.

Postmedia has confirmed as reported first by TSN’s Farhan Lalji that several COVID-19 cases affecting the NHL club have been identified as the P.1 variant first found in Brazil.

That variant has been growing in number in B.C. over the past month and was recently identified as a major driver of an outbreak that originated in Whistler. Some research has shown the P.1 variant is as much as 2.5 times more transmissible than earlier strains of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Further, it is expected that more Canucks players will be confirmed as positive when the NHL updates its COVID-19 protocol list on Saturday afternoon.

Four Canucks games have already been postponed because of the team’s outbreak, which has seven players and one coach confirmed as positive cases already. And a player on the team’s taxi squad has been identified as a high-risk close contact, a source confirmed.

On Friday, the NHL told Postmedia they want to wait and see if more players and staff tested positive for the virus before making further decisions on the Canucks’ schedule.

But with so many players now likely out for two weeks or more, it will be difficult for the Canucks to return to action by next weekend, putting their chances of playing a full 56-game season in serious doubt.

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Covid Hits The Vancouver Canucks

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Tonight’s Vancouver/Calgary Game Has Been Postponed

NEW YORK (March 31, 2021) – The National Hockey League announced today that, as a result of two Vancouver Canucks Players (including one Player who was added to the COVID Protocol List after it was released at 5:00 p.m. ET today) as well as a member of their coaching staff entering the NHL’s COVID Protocols, the team’s game tonight against the Calgary Flames will be postponed. The decision was made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups. The League will provide a further update tomorrow.

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The Vancouver Canucks May Be Limited At The Trade Deadline

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

The simple summation for suitors interested in unrestricted free agents Tanner Pearson, Brandon Sutter, Alex Edler and Jordie Benn is that they must balance the salary-cap equation. Money coming in, even as rentals, can be justified if similar money is going out — unless owner Francesco Aquilini retains cash on expiring contracts.

That’s probably a moot point because the Canucks currently have no current or projected cap space. Add no-movement and modified no-movement clauses — plus current injury situations and family preferences — and trading UFAs for draft picks gets more complicated.

It’s not surprising that Travis Hamonic, 30, won’t waive his NMC, even though there’s interest from the Carolina Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets. The right-shot defenceman has always preferred to play in Western Canada for professional and family purposes. It could be the same scenario with Edler and his NMC.

As for Pearson and Sutter, their value as experienced depth forwards is tempered by salaries and ailments.

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Key Injuries In Vancouver Hurting The Playoff Chances For The Canucks

from Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet,


The sports mantra “next man up” often seems delusionary to people outside of the team trying to fool itself into believing a major injury shouldn’t matter.

It depends who is injured and who is next up, of course. But most times, injuries matter. And the farther up the lineup they occur, the more they matter, especially for teams without superior depth.

The Vancouver Canucks do not have enough quality depth even when everyone is healthy.

When their captain – literally and figuratively – hobbled off the ice on Monday, Bo Horvat’s apparent leg injury meant there were no healthy centres left from the four who started the National Hockey League season for Vancouver.

Elite forward Elias Pettersson has been out since March 2 with a reported wrist injury that was initially regarded as day-to-day but will be going on four weeks, at least, before he returns. Third-line centre and penalty-killer Brandon Sutter, who had been playing through an undisclosed injury, was unable to play Monday against the Winnipeg Jets. Fourth-line centre Jay Beagle has missed six games with an unknown injury.

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Video- Braden Holtby And His Mask

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Take a look at how NHL goalie Braden Holtby connected with Coast Salish First Nation artist Luke Marston to create a new mask to properly honour the Coast Salish people.

 

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