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The Athletic’s Corey Pronman gives a few thoughts on the organization’s draft work and young prospects: “You can kind of start seeing what a legitimate top two lines look like, you can see what a legitimate top-four defense looks like. Maybe they need another really high-end defenseman in that mix arguably, but particularly the forwards, you can really see a foundation coming together there.” [NHL]
Voters in a handful of Newark voting districts can vote at Prudential Center on Tuesday:
As @PruCenter transforms into a polling location for the 2020 Election, take a look inside the preparations in this Jersey Life episode.— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) November 1, 2020
Voter Info: https://t.co/nuTPvsS8BS#WeAreOne | #GoVoteJersey pic.twitter.com/6TTVD1pTfc
No bodychecking in the OHL this upcoming season? In a nugget of … surprising news: Ontario Minister of Sport Lisa MacLeod has said that no bodychecking will be allowed this year because of COVID-19. [The Hockey News]
Will that prohibition actually happen?
We are engaging with the @OHLHockey to create a safe return to play plan, which will need to be approved by health experts. To date no decisions have been made. I would like to see the OHL return as normal as possible with body checking.— Doug Ford (@fordnation) November 1, 2020
The Hockey Hall of Fame won’t induct a Class of 2021 and the ceremony for the 2020 class has been pushed to November 2021. [ESPN]
The Leafs have inked Joey Anderson to a three-year contract. Here’s Toronto GM Kyle Dubas on Anderson: “I mean, he’s no slouch either. And I know people don’t view it that way. But there was a lot of interest in Andreas, and we elected to go with Joey because of his combination of talent that he’s shown, his character, and his competitiveness.” [Sportsnet]
We’re truly into the offseason now: Sportsnet is running a little tournament to determine “The Greatest NHL Goal of the 21st Century.” Among the 32 initial choices: Blake Coleman’s nifty little one-handed goal against the Jets last year. [Sportsnet]
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