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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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Golden Knights Training Camp Day 2 In The Books

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Yesterday was a very exciting day as the Vegas Golden Knights took to the ice for the first time in training camp. Day Two wasn’t nearly as exciting, but necessary as things moved forward. Here are a few key takeaways from today’s action.

D Pairs

As of now, Nick Holden remains on what I’ll pencil in as the 7/8 pair with Dylan Coghlan. As I said yesterday don’t read too far into things because the Golden Knights are going to need eight solid D to make this season work. For the time being, it looks like Zach Whitecloud and Nicolas Hague are going to get a chance to show what they can do as a unit. Alex Pietrangelo remained with Brayden McNabb and Shea Theodore with Alec Martinez.

Forwards

Today was more of a jumble of lines as some guys get a look playing up. Among them was Tomas Jurco who took the place of Max Pacioretty with Chandler Stephenson and Mark Stone. Jurco is a guy I love for the VGK because this season because he’s a vet who can slide into the lineup on a moment’s notice and play a variety of roles. Definitely a taxi squad guy who makes you feel better about your depth.

Also, Stephenson is still centering this line. I know many of you wonder if Cody Glass is going to get his shot at the 2C but not yet. Stephenson did look good today, generating a scoring chance off a stretch pass up the middle and showing some speed. He’s skating with confidence early in camp, and I would not be surprised to see him exactly where he is now come opening night.

Finally, it was nice to see Jonathan Marchessault score for the second straight day. If he warms those goal-scoring hands up early, it could be a tremendous campaign for him.

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Tom’s Daily: Handicapping the West Division; Stepan to Sens

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Tom’s Daily: Looking at the West Division; Vegas Golden Knights prospect Brandon Kruseand his unusual senior season; Stepan sent to the Sens; VGK fans have a new streaming option this season.

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The West Division should be a fun, competitive division this year. At least in the top half. Here’s NHL.com’s look at how things might shake out. (NHL.com)

There’s a new streaming option for VGK fans this season. (Las Vegas Review-Journal) At least it’s better than what Avs fans are dealing with! (ColoradoHockeyNow)

Brandon Kruse is working his way through an unusual senior season at Bowling Green. The Golden Knights prospect is projeting better than a point-per-game so far on the ice. (NHL.com)

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Derek Stepan was shipped to the Ottawa Senators from the Arizona Coyotes, giving the Sens more center depth and eating up a chunk of that free cap space they had. (Sportsnet)

Ilya Kovalchuk won’t be playing in the NHL this year. Or next year. (NHL.com)

Michael Del Zotto signs a pro tryout contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Expect a lot of fringe NHL guys who don’t have deals to be competing for jobs this year. (Sportsnet)

Slater Koekkoek signs a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers (TSN),  Carl Soderberg signs for one year with the Chicago Blackhawks (Sportsnet).

Five questions facing the Florida Panthers heading into training camp. This team could be really good. It could also not. (FloridaHockeyNow)

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According to Larry Brooks from the New York Post, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the only major league sports team to receive a paycheck protection loan totaling $4.82M. (New York Post)

Longtime NHL player and executive Dave Poulin is writing for the Toronto Star. Here’s his debut piece. (Toronto Star)

 

 

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Tom’s Daily: New VGK Schedule; Pacioretty, Lehner Busts?; NHL Breaking News

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Tom’s Daily: Breaking NHL news! Plus the Vegas Golden Knights have a schedule and we break it down for you; Bolts find cap relief but it’s not good; more

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Just in case you missed it, the NHL schedule dropped yesterday and we broke it down for you here. (VHN)

Here’s the team/league release on the schedule as well. (NHL.com)

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Breaking News: It looks like the NHL has permission to move forward in Canadian cities. That’s a major sigh of relief. (Sportsnet)

Whew! Gritty has been cleared to return to NHL games this season. (The Hill)

Nikita Kucherov is going to miss the regular season due to hip surgery. While the Lightning certainly don’t want to be without one of the best players in today’s game, it certainly helps their situation with his $9.5M cap hit moved to LTIR. (Tampa Bay Times)

Ryan Miller is back with the Anaheim Ducks on a one-year deal and I love it. I hope Miller, one of the nicest guys in the game, gets to his milestone of 400 wins. It won’t happen this season unless something goes crazy sideways, but he needs 13 more to do it. (ESPN)

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The Arizona State University men’s hockey team decided to start the season with a monster 36-day road trip. My personal longest road trip was 18 days and that was a nightmare. I can’t imagine double that. As it turns out, the team wanted it this way. (ESPN)

Are you all fans of fantasy hockey content? I can post more of that type of stuff if you are, let me know in the comments. For now, I’m putting this in here because of Max Pacioretty’s featured status as a fantasy “bust” for this season. Oh, and add Robin Lehner too. Not sure I agree, but here you go. (CBS)

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