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
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.
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.
Tom’s Daily: Players are Pissed; Is It Time To Call The Season Off?
Tom’s Daily: The players are really angry after being asked to make even more concessions; The ECHL’s North Division has shut it down for the year; Sports Illustrated wonders if we should even bother trying to play this year.
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I am seriously hooked on those YouTube video tours of expensive houses. Alex Pietrangelo’s new digs could end up on one if it hasn’t already. Watch out Summerlin! (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Will labor unrest derail the potential for a 2020-21 season? Players are not happy with the latest ask for salary deferment and more. (TSN)
The SAP Center in San Jose is not the easiest place to get to for a game. The Sharks are trying to figure something out with the city. SanJoseHockeyNow has some ideas.
Willie O’Ree refelcts on his journey to the NHL. (Bar Down)
Humans aren’t the only thing that can’t travel across the border right now… Braden Holtby is stuck at the border with his tortoises. (Sportsnet)
Eight ECHL teams will voluntarily suspend for this season – the entire North Division. (ECHL)
Sports Illustrated wonders if we’re just at a point where we should shut down hockey for the year.
Tom’s Daily: Expanded NHL/NHLPA Return; The Sad Story of Todd Ewen Cont’d
Tom’s Daily: Vegas Golden Knights holiday charity initiatives in full swing; NHL and NHLPA expand return to play committees; Todd Ewen’s widow Kelli fighting with NHL over iPhone content.
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The team announced plans around its holiday toy drive (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Tomorrow is also the last day for the team’s canned food drive. (VGK)
The Seattle Kraken are still full speed ahead as they approach the team’s debut. It looks like several team facilities will be coming online ahead of schedule. (NHL.com)
The sad continuing story of the late Todd Ewen now includes his widow Kelli and the NHL fighting for control over text messages from his iPhone. The messages and data may play a key role in her lawsuit against the league. (TSN)
Interstate hockey has been suspended in New England and New Jersey until at least 2021. (WMUR)
That’s it for Tom’s Daily, but in case you missed it, Golden Knights prospect Lukas Cormier is off to a dominant start in the QMJHL.
Tom’s Daily: New HSK Kit; Hintz For Three in Big D
Tom’s Daily includes new Henderson Silver Knights jerseys; Hintz locked down in Dallas; Is Matt Murray going to work in Ottawa?
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The Henderson Silver Knights revealed the team’s inaugural season look last night. They look great, and when it comes to design the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. (VHN)
It’s been a while since we’ve looked at the remaining UFA player because it’s just so darn quiet out there. (Sportsnet)
The Dallas Stars assured a huge piece of the future by signing Roope Hintz to a three-year deal. (TSN)
At some point the NHL is going to get back to play, but making the ends meet is still a work in progress. (Sportsnet)
Is Matt Murray going to lead the Ottawa Senators back to glory? I believe Murray still has a lot in the tank and is a fantastic signing for the Sens. Here’s a great look at signing by Travis Yost. (TSN)
King Henrik’s new look in DC is tight. (NHL.com)
As COVID-19 rages, youth hockey continues to wrestle with the question of when and how to play. (WJAR)
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