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Manny Malholtra will miss remainder of the season.

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It's not surprising, in fact you could feel something like this coming with him leaving due to "personal" reasons and being a healthy scratch. He's clearly an unselfish player, just look at it in his perspective. He's half the player he once was, and with Schroeder playing the way he did, it wouldn't feel right to bump Schroeder or another young guy off the team just so it just made sense.

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Am I the only one who thinks this is merely an amazingly classy move by a classy player? I think he's stepping side because he is the odd man out now that Kes is back. He knows that he doesn't really have it anymore to play and this way he doesn't have to be pushed to retire at only the 1/4 way mark of the season, so he instead says it's his eye, he possibly goes on LTIR where his salary comes off the cap, and he saves face. Or maybe he just stays in IR in case of injuries later on to someone else? He's doing this as a team player tho and it just shows once again how classy he, and the organization is. They could have traded him for a pick, but instead they go this route with him and all is happy. Great move! :towel:

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Man this severely takes a huge cut to our team on the ice and the moral in the locker room. This guy was clutch in the faceoff dot but an instrumental player in the dressing room. Well Liked, well respected in the NHL and an ambassador in this league. The NHL and the Canucks will miss his duties on the ice.

All the best Manny to whatever it is. THis team isn't the same without ya.

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I thought he was wearing a visor. The puck came up under it.

But the wearing the visor is good advice. :)

regards,

G.

EDIT: My bad, he was visorless.

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Don't get how bad of an injury is it that he just put on long term IR? He just played a few games ago and was at the Skills comp looking normal and happy...think this more of a management decision? The personal reason may be they are not good terms?

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Ugh. I was so happy to see Kesler coming back and then I hear this....

We might not see Manny play another game...

Such a great guy. Hope he stays somewhere within the organization.

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very strange timing since Manny wasn't injured this year but recently had a family addition <?>. Perhaps he was just not up to par with NHL skill anymore and GM/Manny agreed what was best for all to pay him and give the team cap space. I did recall a couple times Manny got burned on the PK and 5-5 play and wondered what his eye was up to.... likely at the end of the year he'll retire and take a front office job.

Perhaps they'll look for a 3rd or 4th line PK/faceoff specialist (Steckel?McClement? anyone else??)....that or schroeder is permanent on the 3rd 'speed line' and Lapierre drops to the 4th....

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)

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

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

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Not a big loss. All he is anymore is leadership and a voice in the room.

And he still provides that even though he is injured

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He is not an over 35 contract so if he retired they would get even better cap relief than IR room.

I suspect he still wants to see if things can improve and he can continue his career.

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People have been ripping on Manny this year and he is clearly effected by eye injury but we are really going to miss his him even in his diminished form (face-off ability).

Having a guy like him changes your strategy at points, we really got beat up against the wild last game

Get well Manny, you are a class act.

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I'm not talking about his eye. He just played a few games ago and all of a sudden he is on IR...Clearly there is something else

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It sucks because he does seem like a nice fellow, but I don't see how anyone can say this is a huge blow. While his faceoff percentage was great, he still wasn't put out in last minute situations in the last game (Lapierre was...although he had an icing too...but I'm assuming he would have stayed on either way). Other than faceoff's he was pretty much useless to this team (zero hitting, zero offensive prowess and he seemed to have lost a step). We have the players to replace him that's for sure.

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I hope he doesn't retire. He will get himself back this off season and there are teams that will want him and could use him and his faceoffs for the playoffs.

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Awful news and glad to hear he'll be in the organization still but moving forward this helps solve our lineup issue when Kesler and Booth are back.

this lets Schroeder stay on the team when Kesler and Booth return.

D.Sedin - H.Sedin - Burrows

Booth - Kesler - Kassian*

Raymond - Schroeder - Hansen*

Weise - Lapierre - Higgins*

Volpatti, Ebbett

"*" : Players can be switched on lines.

Those are 4 solid lines that can easily play 10+ minutes.

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Your head goes straight to thinking that Manny and management aren't getting along?

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This just completely ruined my day. I've always been rooting for Manny and so many people still underestimate his importance to this team. Get well Manny. We'll miss you.

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Very sad news. He wasn't the same player after his injury.

I expect him to retire after the season and join the coaching staff. He is probably not retiring now for cap and salary reasons.

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