Vancouver Canucks: Dan Gets Hammed and the Canucks Are Down One More

February 10th, 2011 by Tamara Bingley Leave a reply »
On Wednesday night, Canuck fans everywhere had their hearts stop as Dan Hamhuis was hit from behind by Anahiem's Ryan Getzlaf.

Hamhuis was on his back for about five minutes motionless while Rogers Arena was silent. He left the game and did not return.

It was reported after the game that Hamhuis felt fine, however, concussion symptoms can take time to develop. It seems unlikely that a player can be “okay” after being on the ice for so long  motionless and then leaving the game.

Coach Alain Vigneault could be trying to calm down the fans and the team, but we don’t know for sure. Team 1040 also reported that Hamhuis being "okay" seemed unlikely.

It is like Déjà vu once again for the Canucks, as their defence seems to be dropping faster than the Ottawa Senators.

Trouble on the back end has been a problem for the Canucks for years. Last season, Canucks lost defenseman Kevin Bieksa from a skate cut for over two months, an injury that had occurred to him for the second time.

Another big injury last season that affected the Canucks was the absence of ex-Canuck Willie ...

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