Here are your links for today:
A third rounder attached as a condition to the Sami Vatanen trade with the Hurricanes is locked in. Start your planning now, or something. [NHL]
Devils hockey analytics director Matt Cane comes in at No. 24 on this 40 under 40 list compiled by The Athletic’s Craig Custance: [The Athletic ($)]
If you haven’t paid attention to P.K. Subban’s podcast, it’s worth checking out. P.K. is obviously a guy who has bright things ahead of him after his on-ice hockey career, and it’s cool to see on this show.
A nasty crosscheck from Flyers defenseman Matt Niskanen broke the jaw of Habs forward Brendan Gallagher. Niskanen has received a one-game suspension. [ESPN]
Andy Greene and the Islanders are moving on, having eliminated the Caps:
The New York Islanders are moving on! pic.twitter.com/ANnJ42B6mB— TSN (@TSN_Sports) August 21, 2020
Blake Coleman and the Lightning eliminate the Blue Jackets:
Moving on. ⚡️ #TBLvsCBJ— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) August 19, 2020
: https://t.co/q8pVLNDO42 pic.twitter.com/00Fxq5OFrw
Bruins eliminate the Hurricanes:
Second Round @NHLBruins— NHL (@NHL) August 19, 2020
Onto the next! #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/koKqcXsgyx
And the Avs and Stars are moving on too:
West: DAL vs COL, VAN/STL vs LV— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 21, 2020
An update on Tuukka Rask and why he left the bubble:
Tuukka got a phone call from his wife inside the bubble regarding an emergency for his daughter who needed medical help. Tuukka wanted to rush to be with his family at that time.— The Greg Hill Show (@TheGregHillShow) August 19, 2020
Paraphrasing what Rask told @GregHillWEEI yesterday.
Dallas Stars coach Rick Bowness with, I thought, some interesting commentary looking into what life is like in the bubble. It’s fun for us to watch hockey, but it’s probably wearing on those inside:
Dallas Stars coach Rick Bowness makes it clear that the bubble is weighing on the players and teams this deep into the playoffs. “People don’t understand how hard it is living in this bubble," he said. "This bubble living is not what you think it is.”— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) August 21, 2020
More from Rick Bowness, @DallasStars coach, on the stress of living in the "bubble" and how that's led to wild emotional swings in games. He's one of the first to speak to this mental strain and how it affects play. #NHL pic.twitter.com/ngInbT9qHT— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) August 21, 2020
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