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Manny Malholtra will miss remainder of the season.

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Picture this: he comes on as an assistant coach for the rest of the season and playoffs. Then, during the final game of the playoffs Manny gets dressed and sits on the bench all game. The last minute of the third period ticks down (Van is up 8-0 against Boston) and AV sends out Manny. 3 - 2 - 1 Manny is on the ice when Vancouver wins their 1st Stanley Cup EVER! The crowd goes wild! :towel::towel::towel:

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Best wishes to Manny and his family. I don't want to see him leave the organization for a long time.

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This is my sad face :(

Manny's injury has prevented him from being the player we all know he can be since his return. Many people on these forums were calling for his retirement as they could see the impact his injury was having on his play. Although some do it without any class, we all knew this was inevitable. The fact that Manny is going to stay on in a leadership capacity is excellent news. I can only imagine how much he will contribute to the development of our younger talent.

So lets do it for Rick, Luc and Manny.

Overall, I still think the canucks could use any of the following cup run pieces:

1) Rugged stay at home d-man (like a Willie Mitchell) Or a Tanev?

2) PK/Faceoff specialist to let Kesler focus on offensive play (which worked in 2011 when Manny took the defensive and shadowing role) Like Burrows?

3) 2nd line winger to complement Kes/Booth (maybe a passer first winger, O'Reilly or Iginla?) Or Kassian?

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Stellar pro. Excellent face-off man. Good leader. Wish he was back to pre-injury form. All the best to an awesome Canuck.

Something to think about...

The Canucks have Kes and Booth coming back. They need to make 2 roster spots available and only have 2 players who do not need to pass through waivers, JShray and Tanev, to send down. Canucks don't want to send either youngster down, so...

Manny is out for the season on LTIR. More cap space available now and, an all valuable roster spot for either Schroeder or Tanev.

I hear Ebbet has a deep groin tear... might be ruptured...

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Pretty amazing that he was still one of the best faceoff men in the league despite playing half-blind. I know his play has been lacking of late but a career-ending decision came out of nowhere.

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Faceoff coach or strenght and conditioning.

That way he can still travel with the team and be a good locker room guy.

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Do you know him personally? I can understand the players feeling sad. but people here are acting like they knew the guy his entire life.

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You don't have to know someone personally to realize that it sucks to have your career end prematurely, especially when you have a chance at winning a championship which has eluded you your entire career.

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That's pretty disappointing news that his career might be over. I feel bad for the guy, he was a good 3rd line center before his injury and he seemed like a character person.

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It's called empathy. Maybe you should learn it.

This guy has worked his whole life to be in the NHL, and now all of that has just been taken away. If you care about the players on the team on any sort of level, you would have to feel bad for him.

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Im just not as emotionally attached to him like some people are here, doesnt mean i didnt feel bad about what happened.

Sorry if im not emotionally attached to a player that has played 3 years for us...

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Sad, but absolutely needed to happen. I honestly do see Manny as a future head coach, would love to see him become part of the coaching staff. Special teams coach? We sure could use one..

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Im glad he is remaining with the team. I understand he is very close to his teammates.

Now this time they can try and win it for Manny.

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It intrigues me that this isn't something that's happened recently, that it's been in the pipeline for a while. It's interesting if we know how long this has been thought about..

If he comes back, I hope he comes back better than ever. Gotta stay positive :)

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Sad day for the organization. Hopefully he's able to be unaffected by his injury in whatever he does after hockey

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