Nilsson looked shaky again in the Canucks’ 4-2 pre-season loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. “Not many people have to go through that, nor should they.”. “You definitely don’t just want to close the door on your family in a time like this. These young guys still have to improve and get better. “One class, the professor would advocate Judaism and tell us why that was the best religion. Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) makes a save on Vegas Golden Knights' Reilly Smith (19) as Alexander Edler (23) defends during … Both Benning and coach Travis Green, however, have also said that Canucks goaltending is open to competition. Customize your Sportsnet lineup for the latest news from your favourite leagues and teams. Defending the Wall Thatcher Demko's return from hip surgery Each time a shot sailed toward the net, Thatcher Demko stiffened up. It’s a reality players might have to face for the NHL to resume play, something Toronto’s Kyle Clifford calls a “hot topic” among players. But even an abbreviated return calls for coordinating 600-plus players at different stages of their personal lives. You may have created an account with another Rogers Media account that can be used to sign in here. {* traditionalSignIn_signInButton *}, Comment and participate in our online community. Please contact us. All rights reserved. The Canucks head coach says Thatcher Demko is on the right path but must make improvements while the rookie goalie is keen on continuing his development to earn a full-time spot. We didn't recognize that password reset code. Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you. There isn’t enough recent news in your lineup. But I know they have a plan in place and wherever I am, I’m going to be working hard and making sure I’m improving and taking the right steps. They could be big enough for players to bring family members with them, or the format might allow for a break in the schedule for teams that advance deep into the playoffs. NHL players are debating the merits of quarantining away from family members as part of a potential resumption of the season. I don’t think that there is a scenario where everyone’s going to be happy with the situation.”. But the goaltender is fascinated by ideas about faith and two summers ago took a religious studies course at Boston College, part of a philosophy minor included in the degree in applied psychology that Demko hopes to finish by correspondence this fall. Young and single, Thatcher Demko has plenty of time on his hands with little to do. Demko was scheduled to play only two periods Wednesday against the Calgary Flames’ split-squad. New Jersey's Connor Carrick, whose Devils might be off until the start of next season, said he trusts NHLPA executive director Don Fehr and his staff to make a decision in the best interest of as many players as possible. Enter your email address to get a new one. “I can tell you right now that’s not going to happen,” Zimmerman said. Central Scouting’s top-rated goalie when the Canucks nabbed him 36th-overall in the 2014 National Hockey League draft, Demko has excelled at every level. New Jersey’s Connor Carrick, whose Devils might be off until the start of next season, said he trusts NHLPA executive director Don Fehr and his staff to make a decision in the best interest of as many players as possible. “I don’t have too many roots,” the 24-year-old said. Copyright © 2020 by WTOP. Obviously, I want to be up here. “I’ve been living pretty much out of my car for the most part for the last six, seven years just going from place to place.” (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File), Vegas ‘misfits’ no more, Golden Knights now expected to win, Symptoms Scalp Psoriasis (Some May Surprise), NHL rumors: Bruins among teams that've 'checked in' on Panthers' MacKenzie Weegar, 2020 NHL free agents: Best available forwards for Boston Bruins to pursue, PHT Morning Skate: Gallagher, Habs break off talks; salary arbitration schedule, Canceled TV Shows Announced: The Full List, NHL Power Rankings: Top free agents for 2020 offseason, Billie Eilish responds to body shamers after wearing tank top, Trump embraces herd immunity in wake of his recovery from COVID-19, Every Senior In United States Urged To Wear This $49 SmartWatch. He wants to be a starting goalie in the NHL and there’s a process to that.”. The NHL, like the NBA, does not face the challenge of trying to complete an entire season. Quarantining to play hockey wouldn’t be a problem for the Vancouver Canucks goalie.

“I think there’s a step to everything and the first step is to see where he’s at.

“You’ve got to kind of create this bubble, but if families are coming in and out, then I don’t know,” said Carolina’s Jordan Martinook, who has a year-old son he doesn’t want to be away from for more than a month at a time. Each team can protect only one goalie in the Seattle expansion draft next year. "Not many people have to go through that, nor should they.”. Part of this thinking is that Demko, when he arrives, could soon be a starter and not simply a backup to be groomed for another two or three seasons. While the NHL and its players’ union are discussing a 24-team playoff format to resume the season, figuring out how to incorporate family time in a potential quarantine environment is one of many hurdles to clear. But even an abbreviated return calls for coordinating 600-plus players at different stages of their personal lives. Customize your lineup with your favourite leagues and teams. “You definitely don’t just want to close the door on your family in a time like this. Select as many teams as you like from the leagues below. For more AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports, FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko takes off his mask during a stoppage in play against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia. But Demko’s dad, Brenton, whose parents moved the family to Southern California from Ontario, was non-religious. “I think it’d be easier for guys without families or single guys to kind of go on quarantine and enjoy that process as much as you can,” Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis said. I don’t know if they would say your family’s got to be with you from day one the whole time or they can’t come if you’re in the bubble.”, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said league officials are “sensitive to the issue and are focused on finding a solution that works for the players.”. “I can tell you right now that’s not going to happen,” Zimmerman said. Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk doesn’t think players with children would be interested in …
Those waiting on the possibility of playing, like Washington's Beck Malenstyn, hope there's a resolution that weighs isolation from family members against the risk of them getting infected. The next class, he’d talk about Islam and why that was the best religion. The ten facts you need to know about Thatcher Demko, including life path number, birthstone, body stats, zodiac and net worth. – Schmidt on Thatcher Demko’s performance against VGK in the playoffs: “He really put a hurt on our mojo.” – On Vancouver’s new goaltending duo: “[Thatcher Demko] and Braden are going to be an incredible tandem to have going forward. ", Added Demko, the Vancouver goalie: “I think everyone’s going to have to make a sacrifice: players, owners, union. They could be big enough for players to bring family members with them, or the format might allow for a break in the schedule for teams that advance deep into the playoffs. But Demko’s dad, Brenton, whose parents moved the family to Southern California from Ontario, was non-religious. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. AP Sports Writers Dave Campbell and Teresa M. Walker contributed. Demmer knows that. Demko, who turns 23 in December, said: “I think the coach is still trying to figure out what the team’s going to look like. Young and single, Thatcher Demko has plenty of time on his hands, with little to do. All rights reserved. I know they’re going to do whatever they think is best for me.”. With just six more pre-season games for Vancouver – and starter Jacob Markstrom yet to make an appearance – can Demko really get enough audition time to win an NHL job? “They were both really good at letting me figure things out on my own and not telling me what to believe.”. “I think there’s probably a happy medium between the two,” Malenstyn said. You’ve got to worry about how many games he plays and where he’s at. “I don’t have too many roots,” the 24-year-old said. It would be tough to live through FaceTime in that situation. Christianity. When baseball was considering a containment bubble in Arizona to play, Zimmerman — whose wife is due to give birth to the couple’s third child in June — said he wouldn’t accept not seeing them for four or five months. “I’ve been living pretty much out of my car for the most part for the last six, seven years just going from place to place.”, Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk doesn’t think players with children would be interested in spending lengthy stretches away from their loved ones amid the pandemic. But it’s also you have to look at it if we were going to take that step to go back and play, it’s the safety of your family to probably not have them around, either, just with the exposure to everything. According to Sportsnet’s Iain MacIntyre, the 31-year-old has already asked for Demko’s number so that he could reach out to the incumbent Canucks goaltender.


“No one wants to be away from their family for months on end, and everyone is aware of that with who’s on this committee.”. And neither does Boston’s Tuukka Rask, who bluntly said: “It doesn’t feel right to take guys away from their families for many, many months at a time.”. Young and single, Thatcher Demko has plenty of time on his hands, with little to do. Ad Choices Young and single, Thatcher Demko has plenty of time on his hands, with little to do. “I’ve been living pretty much out of my car for the most part for the last six, seven years just going from place to place.”, Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk doesn’t think players with children would be interested in spending lengthy stretches away from their loved ones amid the pandemic.