The offseason has begun. Here are your links for today:
A nice start:
#NEWS: New Jersey has loaned forward Mikhail Maltsev to SKA St. Petersburg (KHL).— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 29, 2020
The Devils will recall him prior to the start of 2020-21 NHL training camp. #WeAreOne | #NJDevilshttps://t.co/Ur4zShikzR
SKA was less than happy when Maltsev turned down a contract to sign with #NJDevils, but they are now *DESPERATE* for players with experience as half the roster and coaching staff tested positive for COVID-19 last week.— Julie Robenhymer (@JulieRobenhymer) September 29, 2020
They've been using VHL/MHL players and have lost both games. https://t.co/7SKrZmkoQ1
:’) Congrats, old friend.
Congrats to Victor Hedman:
A truly impressive effort by the league, support staff, players, everyone involved:
NHL statement on COVID-19 testing results: pic.twitter.com/wlAAx5kSNq— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) September 28, 2020
Frank Seravalli reports that one idea that might be considered for next season is having a handful of bubbles in cities around the league: “This hybrid bubble concept would include a rotation of two weeks in the bubble, followed by one week at home where players can regroup with their families, then rotating back in for another two weeks before returning home again.” [TSN]
Our old pal Doc Emrick talks about broadcasting from home during the playoffs, vocabulary and getting his face on a baseball card: [Uproxx]
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