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#91 RUPERTKBD

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

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



The biggest loss is the 60% faceoff percentage.

In their last game against Minny, the Canucks got destroyed in the circle. It didn't cost them the game, but it easily could have.

As someone already pointed out, having a reliable center to take a defensive zone faceoff in the closing moments with a one-goal lead is huge. The ideal thing (which the Canucks were actually doing before losing Manny) is to have him and Lapierre, so whoever is on their strong side can take the draw, or step in, in the event the other guy is waved out.

I'm not all that keen on having Hank take the draw in that situation, which leaves the team with Lappy, Schroeder or Kes when he returns. Kes has been good in the past, but I think he'll have trouble initially after missing so much time.

In my mind, Manny's situation changes the Luongo trade dynamic a bit. I believe that Gillis might now be looking at a defensive center (preferably a lefty) with good faceoff numbers, as part of the package.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

Im so confused....Has he not been fine this whole season? And now out of no where hes just out for the entire season? What did he break both of his legs or something. And why are people speculating hes going to retire? Just because hes missing half a regular season doesn't necessarily mean its the end of his career.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

The IR has nothing to do with cap relief. You're thinking of LTI (which most call LTIR) as that allows teams to exceed the cap ceiling in the event of an injured player being out long term.

All IR does is free up a roster spot, which is helpful in this case if Kesler is ready to return so we wouldn't have to drop another player. We'll still have one too many when Booth's back from injury, but that helps for now.

Pretty sure he is being put on long term IR
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

The IR has nothing to do with cap relief. You're thinking of LTI (which most call LTIR) as that allows teams to exceed the cap ceiling in the event of an injured player being out long term.

All IR does is free up a roster spot, which is helpful in this case if Kesler is ready to return so we wouldn't have to drop another player. We'll still have one too many when Booth's back from injury, but that helps for now.

Pretty sure he is being put on long term IR
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

He's almost completely blind in that eye, one of my teachers went to the game against the flames and he said that behind the play Manny cut in to turn on his blind side and almost wrecked a guy, didn't even see him


I'm not saying you are wrong but surely something as serious as a total blind spot would be picked up in his eye tests. I wouldn't think they would walk him through eye tests and risk a problem with the Insurers.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

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?

He could be having issues with his eye as a result of regular contact or just feels it really isn't good enough at this point to play. He may be looking at further surgery to correct it, just giving it more time to heal, or considering retirement but not quite ready to do so.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

Im so confused....Has he not been fine this whole season? And now out of no where hes just out for the entire season? What did he break both of his legs or something. And why are people speculating hes going to retire? Just because hes missing half a regular season doesn't necessarily mean its the end of his career.


He's reportedly nearly blind in the one eye...do you know how hard that would make it to play the game, not to mention how unsafe it would be? If the reason he's done for the year is his eye, then I almost guarantee his career is done.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

big news!!
be well manny!!
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

Teamwise - It sucks. He's a greak PK guy and obviously AV uses him a lot to win faceoffs in our own zone. We'll allow a few more goals this season because of this injury. It's a positive for Shroder as he'll still be playing C when Kesler gets back.

That said. Best wishes to Manny, well liked for a good reason by teammates and fans!
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

Will miss his leadership, humility, professionalism. I hope he stays on the team as part of management or assistant coaching.

Best for both sides.

All the best, Manny!

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

Im so confused....Has he not been fine this whole season? And now out of no where hes just out for the entire season? What did he break both of his legs or something. And why are people speculating hes going to retire? Just because hes missing half a regular season doesn't necessarily mean its the end of his career.


You haven't read the thread, have you?

The speculation (and soon to be confirmed, IMO) is that this is related to the severe eye injury that Manny suffered two seasons ago.

The likely scenario is that the condition of the eye has deteriorated to the point where he had to be shut down for the rest of this season. People are thinking that it could be career-ending because it may take a long time to heal sufficiently (if it ever does) to allow him to return to active duty.

Couple that with Manny's age, and he could very well have played his final NHL game.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

Malhotra can be an NHL player, just not on a contender anymore. I can see him going to a team like Edmonton or Columbus to end his career.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

Get well soon Manny! Thank you!
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

I love Manny. He is a classy, stand-up guy and is almost unchalleneged when it comes to his faceoff ability. Before his injury he was a beast for us on the 3rd line. The fact he came back for the playoffs that year speaks to the kind of soldier he is. Can't say enough good things about the guy.

But honestly, this is best for everyone involved. With Schroeder playing well and Kesler/Booth coming back, it couldn't come at a better time for him to step aside, and I'm guessing the fact we're going to be getting players back on our roster played a huge role in his deciding to step aside. Once again - a classy move by a classy guy.

Now we have an extra 2.5m to work with.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

No point in speculating as to why or what, just wish him the very best for his overall health and future. Although anyone who's ever been passionately involved in sports and fitness knows how hard the prospect of life without that is, family can always help to ease the pain in that. He seems to be a great individual and I'm sure that will help carry him through whatever he is facing.

Best wishes to the Manny camp.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

The biggest loss is the 60% faceoff percentage.

In their last game against Minny, the Canucks got destroyed in the circle. It didn't cost them the game, but it easily could have.

As someone already pointed out, having a reliable center to take a defensive zone faceoff in the closing moments with a one-goal lead is huge.
The ideal thing (which the Canucks were actually doing before losing Manny) is to have him and Lapierre, so whoever is on their strong side can take the draw, or step in, in the event the other guy is waved out.

We have a Selke winner for those moments.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

Pretty sure he is being put on long term IR

Read the tweets and official communication, he's been put on Injured Reserve (IR). We can't put him on LTI anyway as we already have 23 players on the roster if Kesler returns so we don't have to call up a replacement (meaning we don't have to worry about a replacement player's cap putting us over). Since Kesler's cap hit is already counting against our salary cap (Booth's is too) and we're still under it, there isn't any concern about going over the cap as they return either.

The Canucks may decide to use the LTI clause (long term injury, usually called LTIR which isn't technically correct but causes confusion for many people with IR) later if we want to upgrade and have to bring in more cap as a result, but it's not necessary at this point.

Edited by elvis15, 14 February 2013 - 01:29 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

Maybe he will wind up as the NHL's first ever dedicated faceoff coach?

All the best Manny!
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

I disagree with those who say this is a huge loss.

I don't think its much of a loss playing wise, Manny is no longer the same player he was in 2011 when he was a Selke candidate before the injury. If anything Manny's retirement / LTIR may very well be a benefit by clearing up cap space. In the leadership department it is somewhat of a loss but nothing other Canucks players can't step up and fill. After all this is a veteran group.

Good Luck to Manny. I am sure he will continue to play a role in Canucks organisation in one way or another for years to come. Too bad he couldn't be along on the ride for a Cup run/win this year.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

Very sad news. I wish him all the best and hope everything is okay with him.


Not to sound disrespectful but, I assume that since he is on IR does the Canucks have his salary free'd up ?
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

Very sad news. Manny sat at my table at the Canucks Ice & Dice dinner last year. His wife (Steve Nash's sister)and him are too of the most genuine people I have ever met. I have been attending this event for years and never had a more gracious host. He took the time to learn everyone's name, find out who they were and have personal conversations with them. Went and grabbed a few of the ladies' favourite players and brought them to the table for pictures and autographs, went up to the bar to pick up drinks for everyone, just a very real courteous gentleman. You could tell the respect he had amongst his teammates.

Class personified. I hope everything works out for him.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

More likely that this move is being made so that Shroeder doesn't have to be sent back down when Kesler returns.

They gave Malhotra a long look to see if he could be OK. I feel bad, but it was the right thing to do.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

He's almost completely blind in that eye, one of my teachers went to the game against the flames and he said that behind the play Manny cut in to turn on his blind side and almost wrecked a guy, didn't even see him

Yah cause your teacher is a trained medical physician able to diagnose from 100 yards away :rolleyes: All of it is just speculation at this point. If Manny wanted everyone to know what was wrong he would have released that information through the Canucks. It could be many many things. Don't say things like: "He's almost completely blind in that eye..." without some kind of proof.

Let's all just wish him well and hope for the best for Manny and family, whatever the circumstances may be.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

Respect to him as a player, as a leader and as a representative.

Not at all worried for him though. He'll have no problems adjusting whatever comes next.

Maybe he's trying out for the Whitecaps. :lol:
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

Yep. That eye injury finished him off.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:33 PM

Sad news indeed... Best of luck to Manny...
This will surely suck, especially on the pk and in the locker room...

Hope he sticks around with the organization.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

this sucks, he should just retire though at this point. hasn't been the same since his eye injury
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

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

wow dooshee much
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

Your empathy is overwhelming ..


Hes just stating a fact....we all love manny and wish him well...but if its a win first team based on his performance after the injury...this opens up an opportunity to give a younger prospect the time to shine. Look at the Geroy Simon move...
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

Manny on the ice was becoming more and more just a face-off specialist, but his major component to the Canucks was the leadership and personality he brought to the room.

You can't not love the guy, he's a class act, a role model, and I feel so bad for him right now. Wishing the best for Manny.
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