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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby SKYO » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:17 am

Aaronp18 wrote:Manny won't file a grievance because in the end he chose this route. If he didn't agree to the IR he gets waived, the Canucks have every right to to that. He's not going to go play in the AHL, this is a far better option for him and his family.

The Canucks had several different options in order to get Kesler back on the roster, I would assume ending the career one of the best individuals to play for this team wasn't at the top of their list.

And it's not just up to Manny, it's also up to the Canucks and Mike Gillis to ensure they are protecting their players to the best of their ability, like any employer. In this case that is to shut down Manny and put him on the IR.

In the long run I think Manny and his family will appreciate the approach the Canucks took as he watches his new born baby grow up!


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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Hockey Widow » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:07 am

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dbr wrote:That being said Manny was pulled from the lineup a few games back and I'd wager the Canucks had already seen enough by then.


Agreed, The Canucks could have easily just bought him out this offseason, it sounded like they gave Manny a chance, to be nice to let him play, but knowing full well that eventually they would have to pull him from the team.

I don't know if management wanted to put Manny on waivers to send him down to the AHL if they think his eyesight is really that bad, or they just came to a mutual agreement to just take the rest of the season off.

Anyways with all these conspiracies, I foresee Manny testing UFA waters to see if there are any takers, if not the Canucks will in all likelyhood give him a office or assistant coaching job in the AHL next season.



He won't be in the AHl coaching next year. He is in love with Vancouver as is his family. Whatever role he has it will be here in Vancouver at least in the short term.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Larry Goodenough » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:31 am

Aaronp18 wrote:
Island Nucklehead wrote:I agree. But that's up to the guy with the contract. How you can be forced onto the IR when you've met all physical/health requirements is beyond me. If Manny wasn't such a team guy I'd be expecting an NHLPA grievance. As it is, it works out for the Canucks.


Manny won't file a grievance because in the end he chose this route. If he didn't agree to the IR he gets waived, the Canucks have every right to to that. He's not going to go play in the AHL, this is a far better option for him and his family.

The Canucks had several different options in order to get Kesler back on the roster, I would assume ending the career one of the best individuals to play for this team wasn't at the top of their list.

And it's not just up to Manny, it's also up to the Canucks and Mike Gillis to ensure they are protecting their players to the best of their ability, like any employer. In this case that is to shut down Manny and put him on the IR.

In the long run I think Manny and his family will appreciate the approach the Canucks took as he watches his new born baby grow up!


Elliotte Freidman said on the radio that he contacted the PA about Malhotra and they do not have any issues with how Manny was handled.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby ukcanuck » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:18 am

You know what would be compelling and entertaining television, watching MG's luggage bag eyes expand as he explodded all over the sports "journalist" who had the gall to ask him straight out if this was a cynical move to circumvent the roster and cap rules...

I might buy tickets for that...

Maybe Pratt's ratings need a boost :)
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:36 am

Island Nucklehead wrote:I would hope management isn't that greasy that they'd ask/tell Manny he's not physically capable solely to get Kesler into the lineup without having to send someone down.


The greasier the better . It's all about winning and Manny at his pricepoint was dead weight. He will have raked in 7.5 million for 3/4 of a good season. Not too bad .
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Zamboni Driver » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:55 am

Hockey Widow wrote:
He won't be in the AHl coaching next year. He is in love with Vancouver as is his family. Whatever role he has it will be here in Vancouver at least in the short term.


Maybe minor hockey somewhere then.
Or if the AHL finally moves some team out to the west coast.

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Or they could explore trade opportunities and get back a 4-7 round pick. There are teams that need centres that would take him for cheep. If Manny was faced with press box, minors or waiving his NTC I am sure a deal somewhere could have been worked out.

In other words, if this is about making a roster spot the Canucks had plenty of options available to do that other than end a guys career. They gave him the option of retiring and immediately joining the front office in a capacity to be worked out, or, going on IR until July 1st but his playing days in Vancouver are over. If he stays on IR then he will collect his salary and come July 1 if he feels he can play he can test the market.

The absolute fear here was not about his eye but about his ability to protect himself on the ice from what could be a devastating injury because he didn't see it coming.


I would agree, and I'm sure he's better off on IR than riding a bus somewhere in the AHL

I wonder if Manny was covered by the Canucks insurance plan?
They usually cover the top 6 or 7 players, so maybe not...
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Lancer » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:26 pm

Larry Goodenough wrote:Elliotte Freidman said on the radio that he contacted the PA about Malhotra and they do not have any issues with how Manny was handled.


If anybody would be up in arms if this thing was shady or a cynical cap move, it would be the PA. If Manny thought he was getting the shaft after getting the news from GMMG, you don't think his first call would be to the PA if not his agent? The fact that the PA has been mum about an event involving someone who was part of their negotiating team tells me this is above-board. Manny may not like it - who would be happy with the stark realization that they can't play pro-hockey anymore, just like that? - but it seems he, and everyone around him understand the rationale.

As a couple of others have said, he has the rest of his life to think about beyond the next couple years he could possibly play.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:51 pm

Manny Malhotra, the player, is done. Even if he could see the hits coming, his game has slipped to the point where he hurts the team as soon as the draw is won. He lags behind the play, he can't (ahem) see the ice as well and he is a physical non-factor.

He should sit down with his old lady, smile as he checks his account balance then plan on a career in coaching. Guys who command the respect Manny does seem to do well behind the bench. If the Canucks are offering a job, he should embrace this reality and not look back.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Strangelove » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:43 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:Manny Malhotra, the player, is done.


Yup, Manny could've insisted on being waived if he had any illusions of continuing his playing career.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:26 pm

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby SKYO » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:27 am

- @ElliottPap
Canuck LW David Booth (groin) says he is close and expects to play on upcoming road trip. #canucks

-AV on Manny skating with extras: "He's still part of our team. Anytime he wants to step on ice and skate with guys, he's more than welcome."

-Canuck morning skate sparsely populated: 2 goalies and non-playing Booth (groin), Ebbett, Alberts and Barker. Luongo starts.
Skaters on ice this morning: 1, 35, 7, 18, 25, 41. They are joined by Malhotra
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby RoyalDude » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:30 am

Should we hang Manny's jersey up in the rafters along side fellow Mother Teresa, smile for the camera while visiting sick kids - Trevor Linden, the Man, the Myth, the Legend? The Real Estate Developer, businessman behind the #16 Fitness centres?
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:35 am

RoyalDude wrote:Should we hang Manny's jersey up in the rafters along side fellow Mother Teresa, smile for the camera while visiting sick kids - Trevor Linden, the Man, the Myth, the Legend? The Real Estate Developer, businessman behind the #16 Fitness centres?

We should hang Booths while we're at it. It's pretty embarrassing that we hung jerseys for players who never won squat.
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Re: Canucks News and Notes

Postby Topper » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:26 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Should we hang Manny's jersey up in the rafters along side fellow Mother Teresa, smile for the camera while visiting sick kids - Trevor Linden, the Man, the Myth, the Legend? The Real Estate Developer, businessman behind the #16 Fitness centres?

Sadly, you'll probably find some who think so.

BTW, with the bar set so low, does Burrows carry a bigger lunch pail than Steamer.
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