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.
Vegas Golden Knights
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: 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)
Tom’s Daily: Ryan Reaves – Role Model; Lake Tahoe Wrap; more
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
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)
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)
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)