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The 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame class will be announced today. Might our old friend Patrik Elias get the call? [NHL]
Lindy … Ruff:
It has previously been reported the NJ coaching candidates were Alain Nasreddine (incumbent), Gerard Gallant, Peter Laviolette, John Stevens and a "mystery candidate." Hearing that is NYR assistant Lindy Ruff, head coach in BUF (1997-2013) and DAL (2013-17).— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 23, 2020
Get yourself ready for the Draft Lottery:
The 2020 @NHL Draft Lottery will be presented this Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. A special edition of NHL Live will immediately follow at 8:30 p.m. ET, with reactions to the Draft Lottery and previewing the NHL's Return to Play plans.— NBC Sports PR (@NBCSportsPR) June 22, 2020
Full details: https://t.co/IqoM1RQ1FD
The league appears to have narrowed down the two hub cities for resumed play to Las Vegas, Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles. [TSN]
Some good CBA news:
Hearing lots of progress being made on a CBA extension with #NHL and #NHLPA. Essentially a six year extension. A MOU could be announced as soon as the 1st week of July.— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) June 23, 2020
We’ve heard that the NHL and NHLPA have come to a tentative agreement on extending player contracts and work permits for players whose contracts were set to expire on June 30.— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) June 22, 2020
We expect that the contracts will be extended to a date in late October or early November.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie has released his final rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft. How does it look to you? [TSN]
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