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Tom’s Daily: COVID impact; Ovie Wants To Play For One Other Team

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Tom’s Daily: The impact of COVID-19 continues; Which other team does Ovie want to play for?; Big 10 hockey announces its schedule including Arizona State

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Here’s a good summation of what’s going on with the pandemic as it relates to the NHL. Of course, we know very little about what’s coming as cases skyrocket, but that doesn’t mean you don’t plan ahead. (ESPN)

Alex Ovechkin says he thinks he could play another five years with the Washington Capitals but wants to finish his career with Dynamo in the KHL. Ovie has one year left on his 13-year contract with negotiations on hold until training camp happens. (RMNB)

Here’s a look at the NHL’s current plans for next season from league mouthpiece NBC Sports.

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COVID-19 cases continue to spiral out of control in the US. Connecticut has announced that athletes playing “medium risk” sports including basketball and hockey must now wear masks. (Hartford Courant)

The Big 10 announced its college hockey schedule, with four games slated against the NCAA’s only independent team Arizona State. (USCHO)

That’s it for Tom’s Daily, check out our look at whether or not a shortened season favors the Vegas Golden Knights.

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Tom’s Daily: VGK Tickets; Aex Tuch Promoted; more

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Tom’s Daily: Vegas Golden Knights announce ticket sales plans; Alex Tuch promoted to top line duties; Former BMG member Marc Roberts enjoying life with the VGK; Habs fire Julien, Muller; more.

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The Vegas Golden Knights have announced the team’s ticket sales plans for games with limited capacity at T-Mobile Arena (VegasHockeyNow)

Alex Tuch has played his way to the top line, continuing his successful run with the Golden Knights in last year’s playoffs. (VegasHockeyNow)

Former Blue Man Group member Marc Roberts is loving his new role with the Vegas Golden Knights. (VegasHockeyNow)

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Don’t look now, but here come the Los Angeles Kings. (Sports Illustrated)

The Canadiens have fired head coach Claude Julien and assistant coach Kirk Muller. (Sportsnet)

Marcus Foligno calls in the linesman to stop fight with Sharks rookie early. Know the code, kids. Respect. (USA Today)

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Play chess like a hockey player! (Chess.com)

 

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Tom’s Daily: VGK Fans March 1; Fantastic Fleury

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Tom’s Daily: Vegas Golden Knights will have fans again March 1; Fleury blanks Avs; Artemi Panarin takes leave of absence; Boudreau interested in Seattle Kraken; Skinner a healthy scratch; more.

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The Vegas Golden Knights will be able to host fans starting March 1, but not at the originally requested 20% capacity. (VegasHockeyNow)

Vegas shuts out the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 in a dominant performance by Marc-Andre Fleury. (NHL.com)

Speaking of Fleury and his incredible performance (which we foresaw here) here’s a breakdown of his acrobatics from last night’s win. (VegasHockeyNow)

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Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the New York Rangers in the wake of abuse allegations. Some speculation has the allegations tied to political payback in his native Russia. Whatever the situation, it’s going to be difficult for both player and team. (ESPN)

Have you noticed? The Florida Panthers are one of the best teams in the NHL right now, and Sasha Barkov is a big reason why. He just moved into second place on the team’s all-time scoring list and like so many things Florida Panthers this season, it happened under the radar. (FloridaHockeyNow)

After the San Jose Sharks were crushed by the Minnesota Wild, the guys at San Jose Hockey Now say that’s enough, let’s kickstart this rebuild now. (SJHN)

Jeff Skinner’s stock continues to plummet in Buffalo, and now the former 40-goal scorer is a healthy scratch after just one assist in 14 games this season. (NHL.com)

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Bruce Boudreau has expressed his interest in being the first coach of the expansion Seattle Kraken. (Sportsnet)

David Ayers has definitely gotten his 15 minutes of fame after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs last season as an emergency backup goaltender for the Carolina Hurricanes. Here’s a Q&A catching up with the hockey folk hero. (Sportsnet)

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Tom’s Daily: Ryan Reaves – Role Model; Lake Tahoe Wrap; more

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Tom’s Daily: Willie Ramirez sits down with Ryan Reaves and talks about his community involvement and being seen as a role model; Vegas Golden Knights Lake Tahoe wrap; Hischier named New Jersey Devils captain; more

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Vegas Hockey Now’s Willie Ramirez has a great piece up on Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves. They talk about his status as a role model, his place in the community, and a new partnership with the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation. (VHN)

In a game that featured an eight-and-a-half hour delay, the Golden Knights just couldn’t quite get over the hump against the Colorado Avalanche. (VHN)

You’ll see this score a lot in reference to this weekend: Sun 1 – NHL 0. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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Apparently the Lake Tahoe ice wasn’t much better on Sunday for the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Nico Hischier has been named captain of the New Jersey Devils at just 22 years old. (NHL.com)

Are the San Jose Sharks getting… better? (SanJoseHockeyNow)

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If you missed it, please go back and look at the awesome 80s garb the Bruins wore to the game. (BostonHockeyNow)

Wisconsin high school hockey players host charity game for cancer survivor. (WISC-TV3)

 

 

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