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  1. "He's going to come in and shoot." In the shootout.
  2. Holy hockey puck. I did not see that coming, but I'm glad I saw it happen! Way to go, boys!!
  3. Toronto is whining about the schedule and demanding it get changed because otherwise they'll have to play 5 games in 8 nights. https://info.hockeyfeed.com/nhl-news/report-leafs-pushing-back-against-nhl-on-condensed-schedule-expect-changes-to-be-made?fbclid=IwAR3EfZJDQbzmC_vsJkHs1sa-gJ0RqIRTzDSy2kMJ1R_05XL9ZDRkFYSz1EY Boy, wait until they hear about the Canucks schedule from the very first week!
  4. It is a known serious potential side effect, especially for those who have been hospitalized. Covid-19 is known to cause massive amounts of inflammation and any illness that causes inflammation can result in blood clots. However, studies have found even more clotting in people who have died from Covid-19 than in patients who died of other illnesses (meaning just being bedridden doesn't account for all of the clotting that's being found.) Also, the chances of having a stroke are higher for people who had Covid-19, including those under 50, than the general population. Plus, there's also concern about heart damage even among people who weren't very sick. In fact, at least 5 professional athletes have already been diagnosed with heart damage following a Covid-19 infection. (Thankfully that's a small percentage, but it's not zero and possibly not a lot of comfort to the people actually worried it could be them.) https://globalnews.ca/news/7759372/blood-clots-covid-more-likely-vaccines/ https://brighterworld.mcmaster.ca/articles/mcmaster-researcher-explains-why-covid-19-can-cause-blood-clots/ https://www.healthline.com/health/coronavirus-and-blood-clots#covid-19-and-blood-clots https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/coronavirus-and-bloodclots https://www.hri.org.au/health/your-health/lifestyle/people-with-coronavirus-are-at-risk-of-blood-clots-and-strokes https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/covid-19-can-wreck-your-heart-even-if-you-havent-had-any-symptoms/ https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2021/03/few-pro-athletes-had-inflammatory-heart-disease-after-covid https://khn.org/news/article/what-covid-means-for-athlete-heart-how-post-covid-19-risks-change-sports/
  5. I still don't think we're going to have all of the other players available nor do I think there's a reason to push them back. But I hope you're right and if they do have to play that as many of them as possible are willing and able to return and no one suffers any serious injures. Guess we'll just have to wait and see and hope for the best.
  6. Assuming the list I saw is up-to-date, we have 7 players who are out due to injury, illness, or required quarantine. (Pettersson, Bowey, Pearson, Schmidt, Virtanen, Hoglander, and Hawryluk.) And that doesn't include any who might still feel unable to play or feel unsafe playing who aren't on that list. That means we don't have 8 players to swap out. Even if we could ice a full team, we wouldn't have enough to allow for much rotation as the tightened schedule continues. And just a couple of injuries (which seem exceedingly likely given that the guys are being expected to play more hockey while not even game ready against teams that have been playing) could mean we don't have a full roster.
  7. I don't get people saying the team has full control over who plays. Did we do away with the salary cap system and no longer have to meet the basement? Do we have an unlimited number of players on the roster and can easily get players from Utica here on command? If they have to ice a team, how many options do they actually have? This isn't a few players, it's a significant portion of our team who are still recovering and/or who feel unsafe playing right now. Add to that such a rough, condensed schedule that will require them to play more games in fewer days than the rest of the league and even the healthy ones are almost certain to get injured. They're a depleted team being demanded to perform more with less. And for what? We're not making the playoffs and we'll still slip 5 spots in the draft lottery. If you want to argue that bigger things are going on, I'll agree. Bigger things are going on so call the Canucks' season, figure out a fair way to distribute the missing points and move on.
  8. I will be so disappointed in our fanbase if, during the next home game (with fans, obviously) against Vegas, they aren't all holding a Demko face cutout when Vegas takes the ice.
  9. We're supposed to be the home team, so why does it sound like a Vegas crowd, both during the anthem and after their goal?
  10. I don't know why, but he just wasn't the same after the whole debacle where he was removed before. It was time for him to go.
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