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Tom’s Daily: Weekend Edition

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Tom’s Daily for your Halloween weekend. Here’s a few treats. Stay safe and don’t drink and drive!

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Since the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020 really isn’t getting its own induction ceremony right now, the HHOF decided to push it back to next year. Since they’re doing that, there will also be no class of 2021. (CBC)

Former Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon has been cleared of accusations surrounding alleged racist allegations, and may now join the Pittsburgh Penguins front office. (FloridaHockeyNow)

Mental Health is a massively important topic. We know Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner has opened up about his struggles in the past, and now Colin Wilson is opening up about his battle with OCD. (ColoradoHockeyNow)

Michael Hutchinson becomes goalie #4 for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Why? (Sportsnet)

Why hasn’t Mike Hoffman landed yet? Apparently teams are trying to land the 29-goal man on the cheap, and he’s not having it. (BostonHockeyNow)

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So sad to hear of the passing of Travis Roy, the former BU hockey player who was paralyzed just 11 seconds into his first shift years ago. Roy’s life should serve as inspiration to all. (ESPN)

In a follow-up to my story from a few days ago, Mitchell Miller has now been removed from the UND hockey team as well. While I haven’t seen anything from Team USA I’d have to imagine him wearing the Red, White and Blue anytime soon is a stretch. It had better be. (Sportsnet)

Hockey and indoor sports have resumed in NH after a two-week hiatus. Is that really enough of a break with cases surging back up? It won’t be long until we have our answer. Hint: probably not. (WMUR)

Speaking of COVID-19, while the Ontario Hockey League is playing, there will be no bodychecking. Because, y’know, that’s the only time there’s contact in a hockey game with potential to spread coronavirus. I don’t understand this decision. It’s as if the OHL is saying they have to do SOMETHING, so let’s just ban checking and talk about how proactive we are. If physical contact is a problem, they shouldn’t be playing. Period. (Sportsnet)

That’s it for the weekend edition of Tom’s Daily – see you Monday!

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