February 25 2017 02:00PM
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The Canucks were hit with a storm today when they revealed that five players were suffering from symptoms of the mumps. According to their press release, Troy Stecher (confirmed), Chris Tanev, Nikita Tryamkin, Michael Chaput, and Markus Granlund have all come down with the virus.
Yesterday, Jim Benning made an appearance on TSN 1040 to discuss the outbreak and what happens next.
February 25 2017 12:00PM
A sudden outbreak of the mumps in the Canucks' dressing room is wreaking havoc on their roster situation, with a couple of recalls already made and likely more to come. The salary cap is a tricky thing for NHL teams to deal with at the best of times, but a sudden influx and efflux of players, along with an illness that could keep a force an ever fluctuating number of players out of the lineup.
This is a great time to understand how the Injured Reserve, Long Term Injured Reserve, and Emergency Recalls work, so that's what we'll be going over today.
February 25 2017 11:00AM
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On February 28th, the Canucks will keep the conversation going for You Can Play by wearing specially designed uniforms in warm-ups prior to Tuesday night's game against the Red Wings.
February 25 2017 09:00AM
As you may have noticed by the lack of Canucks hockey, the Canucks are on their bye week, this week, a new thing implemented by the NHLPA in exchange for 3-on-3 at the All Star Game. The NHL took a page out of the NFL, and nothing has gone as expected. The stats show that the bye week has been anything but beneficial for clubs, and long periods of missed games makes it hard to build momentum heading into the playoff race. Yesterday, our own Ryan Biech took a deep dive into this, but I wanted to see what the rest of the team thought of the "bye week." Here's what they said.
February 25 2017 08:00AM
The Canucks are back from their bye week and it's worse than when they left. Things were slightly rosier last weekend but now the Canucks sit nine points back of the 8th place Predators and Blues. Obviously, the San Jose Sharks are ready for the boys in blue and they'll have an easier time tonight with approximately 1/3 of the Canucks lineup in quarantine.
Something about the mumps?