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Wake With Elias: NHL believes Canucks will play all 56 games

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Will Tyler Myers and the Canucks actually be able to complete their 56-game schedule?
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Some news and notes for you here as the Vancouver Canucks continue through their terrifying COVID situation.

Canucks News

  • Bill Daly believes that the Canucks will complete their 56-game schedule. [TSN]

In an email to The Canadian Press, Daily said that the numbers are “concerning from a health and safety standpoint, not necessarily from a scheduling standpoint.”

I still don’t quite see how this works, unless the league plans to punish the Canucks by making them play every day from their return up to May 11th.

  • The Canucks situation has sent chills through the rest of the North Division. [CBC]
  • 15 of the Canucks 22 active roster players are on the league’s COVID protocol list. [TSN]. According to Cap Friendly, Adam Gaudette is considered not on the active roster. In total, the Canucks have 16 players in COVID protocol.

It’s an incredibly sad situation when the number of players not on the list is smaller than the players on the protocol list. For the record, these are the six players on the active roster who are not on the list.

  • Brock Boeser
  • JT Miller
  • Jake Virtanen
  • Jimmy Vesey
  • Nils Hoglander
  • Nate Schmidt
  • Jordie Benn

Only four other players throughout the entire NHL (Anton Khudobin [DAL], Joel Armia [MTL], Brendan Lemieux & Matt Roy [LA]) outside of Vancouver are on the list.

  • Daniel Wagner touches on how the NHL’s COVID protocol failed the Canucks [Vancouver is Awesome]
  • Mike Raptis has your weekly report on the Canucks’ prospects [The Province]

NHL News

  • Patrick Kane thinks that the Hart Trophy belongs to Connor McDavid [NHL]
  • 15 forwards who could be traded before the deadline [NBC Sports]
  • Finding the best fit for three leading trade candidates [Sportsnet]