If the Canucks wanted Hamhuis as a mentor for the kids, and the knew that he wanted to stay in Vancouver and was open to the idea of leaving for a few months and then coming back to Vancouver in July, AND admitting that the playoffs are probably out of reach.....Island Nucklehead wrote:I'm not sure which sources you're reading. If the Canucks wanted Hamhuis to be a mentor for the rest of the season, and valued him as a player and a human(as he expressed a desire to stay and only reluctantly waived his NTC for the good of the franchise) he would have never been shopped in the first place.
But whatever, keep using your keen hockey sense to try and find silver linings in yesterday's mess.
They definitely would shop him. There are 21 games left. The kids would be fine learning from Edler, Burrows, and the Sedins until April. Then Hamhuis comes back for next year to be that mentor again.
As for valuing him as a player and human.....it's a business. They showed him that courtesy by not pressuring him, just simply asking him where and where not and honouring that.
The real answer as to whether he is seen as a piece of the Canucks future will come in the form of an extension.....or lack thereof.