Despite the possible outbreak of COVID-19 in Canucks, the Vancouver team will indeed play their 56 games in accordance with the National Hockey League’s regular schedule.
Daly wrote: “Every situation we have to negotiate with has its own unique facts and circumstances.” No one solution can solve all problems. I don’t want to worry about this situation more than any other situation. “
Daley once again stated that there will be a way to rearrange the schedule so that the Canucks can complete their season. It is estimated that if they start playing again on April 14 or within 15 days after the first positive test, then they may have to play 19 games within 28 days.
Sports reporter Pierre LeBrun reported on Saturday that the National Football League (NHL) may have to host a North Division game after May 11, which is the starting point for the league’s intention to enter the playoffs. Therefore, the US team can start the playoffs, while the Canadian team has to end the regular season.
In the end, still according to LeBrun, the Bateman House does not intend to use the percentage of points per game to complete the campaign-as it did at the end of 2019-2020. However, if there is no impact on the ranking, one or two games can be ignored.
Please keep in mind that many players and staff are currently affected by the situation in Canucks. Due to COVID-19, at least some players are not on the list, including Alex Edler, Adam Gaudette, Travis Hamonic, Braden Holtby, Quinn Hughes, Zack MacEwen and Antoine Roussel.
On Saturday, the names of Travis Boyd, Thatcher Demko, Jayce Hawryluk, Bo Horvat, Tyler Motte, Tyler Myers and Brandon Sutter were added to the roster, bringing the number of absent players to 14. In addition, at least one hockey player from the reserve team and three coaches also reported positive tests.
According to TSN, several players have fallen ill due to the virus, and the Brazilian variant may also be involved. In some cases, medical personnel must be deployed to athletes’ homes for intravenous treatment.