Tom’s Daily includes the sad passing of Canadian hockey icon Howie Meeker; Florida Panthers new assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson; Mourning Alex Trebek in the hockey world and more.
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Don’t forget the Henderson Silver Knights are releasing the team’s uniforms tonight at 7:30 pm PT on local TV and online as well. (VGK)
Are you participating in Movember? As part of Hockey Fights Cancer month, the NHL encourages players and fans to grow a mustache for prostate cancer awareness. Here are the Golden Knights joining in with their staches. (NHL.com)
I’m not nearly as optimistic, but the NHL is still talking about a January 1 start date for next season. (TSN)
Ulf Samuelsson hired as assistant coach in Florida, reuniting him with Joel Quenneville. (FloridaHockeyNow)
Jets sign #10 overall pick Cole Perfetti to a three-year ELC with an AAV of $1.66M. (TSN)
Alex Trebek was ailing from his late-stage battle with cancer, yet there he was announcing the Ottawa Senators third overall draft pick. Here’s the story of how it came to be that Trebek did one more thing to leave his mark on us all. (Sportsnet)
Here’s the NHL’s tribute to Trebek as well.
Canadian hockey icon Howie Meeker has passed away at the age of 97. A Calder Trophy and Stanley Cup winner as a player. A head coach and general manager. A beloved commentator. And even a Member of Parliament while playing for the Leafs. Meeker has so many career moments that stand out – one of which being the primary assist on Bill Barilko’s 1951 Stanley Cup-winning overtime goal. There will never be another Howie Meeker. (Sportsnet)
How will the election of Joe Biden impact sports? (SanJoseHockeyNow)
That’s it for Tom’s Daily today – don’t miss our look at potential pandemic divisions for the NHL restart including where the Golden Knights might end up!
Tom’s Daily: Golden Knights Game Postponed, Hertl Out for SJ
Tom’s Daily: The Vegas Golden Knights game with the San Jose Sharks Thursday night has been postponed, Sharks’ Tomas Hertl on COVID-19 protocol list; Boston Bruins – Philadelphia Flyers most-watched game ever on NBCSN with over 1 million viewers; NHL Schedule Updates; more
Vegas Golden Knights – San Jose Sharks game postponed for Thursday night out of “an abundance of caution.” (VegasHockeyNow)
Related: San Jose’s Tomas Hertl has been placed in the COVID-19 protocols by the NHL. (SanJoseHockeyNow)
The NHL has issued more schedule updates for games postponed by COVID-19 protocols. (NHL.com)
Freddie Andersen getting closer to returning for the Toronto Maple Leafs (TSN)
A “shaken” Artemi Panarin is taking time away from the New York Rangers following accusations coming out of Russia. USA Today takes a look at how Vladimir Putin’s reach and influence still hangs over Russian players. (USA Today)
The Bruins – Flyers game at Lake Tahoe on Sunday broke records including the most-watched regular season NHL game ever on NBCSN. (NBC Sports)
Good to see Henrik Lundqvist back on the ice again. (NHL.com)
Tom’s Daily: VGK Tickets; Aex Tuch Promoted; more
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.
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)
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)
Play chess like a hockey player! (Chess.com)
Tom’s Daily: VGK Fans March 1; Fantastic Fleury
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.
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)
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)
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)