Donnie & Dhali: Rick Dhaliwal on Vancouver Canucks defenseman Travis Hamonic: “Things I heard over the weekend are Mr. Hamonic is thinking about retirement, sitting out this season, everything is on the table. Everything is family related.”
Vancouver Hockey Now: A source who is close to Travis Hamonic stated that Hamonic might now choose to bet a U.S. group and the Canucks are thinking about a trade. It’s thought that he is not immunized and betting a U.S. group would imply less cross-border travel.
Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: The Vancouver Canucks might be without Travis Hamonic. His lack led some to think to be around the COVID procedures for gamers who are not immunized.
This Friday is the due date for gamers to opt-out for the season. Hamonic pulled out of the 2020 playoff bubble. His child remained in the medical facility with a severe breathing infection.
Canucks GM Jim Benning last Wednesday stated he thought Hamonic would reach some point which the group will be one hundred percent vaccintated.
Yesterday Benning didn’t wish to state much Hamonic possibly pulling out, or how to to utilize the possibly $3 million, or what takes place if he retires.
“He’s dealing with a personal issue and I think everybody should just leave it alone,” stressed out Benning. “I don’t understand why individuals believe with whatever that’s going on worldwide that when we make a declaration about an individual concern, individuals believe they can stick their noses in it.
“Just leave the man alone and let him find out what he requires to find out. I’m in consistent interaction with his representative (Kevin Epp) and he’s got a choice to make with how he’s feeling about whatever. When he lets me understand, we’ll work from there.
“As for now, there’s nothing to figure out. Let’s give it the time and see where he’s at Thursday or Friday and go from there.”
Cam Robinson: If Travis Hamonic surrenders his wage to remain the year or retires, it would provide the Canucks a big chance to re-sign both Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson to long-lasting offers. It’s possible with about $18 million in cap area.
Cam Robinson: Hamonic not playing would make their defense even weaker, however that is a concern regardless.