Donnie & Dhali: Rick Dhaliwal on Vancouver Canucks defenseman Travis Hamonic: “Issues I heard over the weekend are Mr. Hamonic is considering retirement, sitting out this season, every thing is on the desk. All the things is household associated.”
Vancouver Hockey Now: A supply who’s near Travis Hamonic mentioned that Hamonic might now desire to play for a U.S. crew and the Canucks are contemplating a commerce. It’s believed that he’s not vaccinated and enjoying for a U.S. crew would imply much less cross-border journey.
Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: The Vancouver Canucks could possibly be with out Travis Hamonic. His absence led some to consider to be across the COVID protocols for gamers who aren’t vaccinated.
This Friday is the deadline for gamers to opt-out for the season. Hamonic opted out of the 2020 playoff bubble. His daughter was within the hospital with a critical respiratory an infection.
Canucks GM Jim Benning final Wednesday mentioned he believed Hamonic would arrive sooner or later and that the crew shall be 100% vaccintated.
Yesterday Benning didn’t wish to say a lot Hamonic doubtlessly opting out, or how one can to make use of the doubtless $3 million, or what occurs if he retires.
“He’s coping with a private situation and I believe all people ought to simply go away it alone,” careworn Benning. “I don’t know why individuals suppose with every thing that’s occurring on the earth that once we make an announcement a couple of private situation, individuals suppose they will stick their noses in it.
“Simply go away the man alone and let him determine what he wants to determine. I’m in fixed communication along with his agent (Kevin Epp) and he’s obtained a call to make with how he’s feeling about every thing. When he lets me know, we’ll work from there.
“As for now, there’s nothing to determine. Let’s give it the time and see the place he’s at Thursday or Friday and go from there.”
Cam Robinson: If Travis Hamonic forfeits his wage to take a seat out the 12 months or retires, it will give the Canucks an enormous alternative to re-sign each Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson to long-term offers. It’s doable with about $18 million in cap area.
Cam Robinson: Hamonic not enjoying would make their protection even weaker, however that is a matter regardless.